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Release Date June 23rd, 2009. Approx 57-58 minutes.

http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=1015082

1. Writing on a Wall
2. In Cauda Venenum
3. What it Means to be Alone
4. The Tank
5. The Poison Woman
6. The Thief
7. Mustard Gas
8. Saved
9. He Said He Had A Story
10. This Beautiful Life
11. Go Get Your Gun
12. Son
13. Father
14. Life and Death

new interview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX0ems0Xf_s

and for anyone who has the time and wants some more info.

Press Release:

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THE DEAR HUNTER SET TO RELEASE

THE LATEST CHAPTER IN THEIR EPIC ROCK OPERA;

‘ACT III: LIFE AND DEATH’

DUE OUT JUNE 23 ON TRIPLE CROWN RECORDS;

TOUR WITH MEWITHOUTYOU STARTS JUNE 8

April 23, 2009 -- THE DEAR HUNTER will be releasing the third chapter of their rock opera on June 23 via Triple Crown Records. ACT III: LIFE AND DEATH chronicles the latest endeavors of “the boy,” now a man, looking (and finding) love, loss and reinvention.

To celebrate the album’s release, THE DEAR HUNTER will hit the road as direct support for Mewithoutyou starting June 8 in Richmond, VA and concluding July 11 in Boston, MA.

ACT III: LIFE AND DEATH was produced by singer/pianist/guitarist/lyricist/multi-instrumentalist Casey Crescenzo. With engineering duties behind the boards shared with guitarist Andy Wildrick, this opus was conceived, hashed out, and recorded entirely in the band's studio in Providence, Rhode Island. Having undergone several lineup changes in the past, the band finally cemented its roster during the previous touring cycle, finding permanent and dedicated members in Erick Serna (guitar), Nick Crescenzo (drums), and Nate Patterson (bass). The band pulled out every stop when it came to instrumentation, bringing in musicians to contribute live strings, woodwinds, horns, and even harps.

One of THE DEAR HUNTER’s biggest fans, Anthony Green of Circa Survive, is one of the first people to hear the finished version of ACT III and is eager to share his thoughts about it with fellow musicians and fans alike:

“When I first heard ACT III (which was only very recently, so it’s still new to me), I had the feeling of being proud of my friend, being proud to hear him outdoing himself once again. It came to me in a time when I was in a ring of self-doubt, and it was incredibly inspiring. One moment you’re drunk at a dangerous gypsy wedding (‘The Poison Woman’), the next you’re hearing some Freddie Mercury and Janis Joplin lovechild, making you rock and bob your head incessantly, singing ‘ohh on the other side’ or ‘we have to learn to live a lie or we’re waiting here to die’--so breathtaking--you might be saying, ‘oh well he’s just that dude’s buddy and would like anything he did,’ but to that I say, ‘f**k you.’ He's threatened to kill me on more than one occasion and if this s**t wasn't important I wouldn't listen to it or feel such an urgent need to pass it along and share. The album makes me want to be a better musician, it also makes me grateful to live in this amazing time in musical history where an artist like Casey should be nurtured like a baby seal that could save all our lives one day with its flippers or nosey.”

“Every band wants to say that they are evolving,” says Casey Crescenzo about ACT III: LIFE AND DEATH, “and that with each new record they are tapping into a new era for the band--usually spouting off a phrase akin to ‘This record is so much more melodic--the heavy parts are heavier, and the soft parts are more serene.’ A record speaks for itself and the only job of the artist is to create and not promote. Having said that, we make no attempts to declare the magnitude of the record from the point of view of the audience. The only thing we can proclaim is how rewarding the creation of the record has been and just how profound the effect of that creativity has been on our lives. As we approach the point of detachment, we hope that this work can translate to the listener.”

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He continues, “The themes for the record fall slightly darker than previous work. Set in a WWI era, ACT III sets its own course with no direct historical ties, only a loyalty to the emotions of the human spirit, documenting the metamorphoses of a fictional central character as he makes the transition from innocence to impurity. With a great deal of care given to marrying all aspects of an album, ACT III follows these themes within the context of lyrics, music, and tonality.”

ACT III is the follow-up to 2007’s ACT II: THE MEANING OF, & ALL THINGS REGARDING MS. LEADING, which was described by Alternative Press as an album that “...goes from haunting and otherworldly (‘The Oracles On The Delphi Express’) to utterly fantastic—‘The Bitter Suite 1 And 2: Meeting Ms. Leading’ is a chamber indie-pop masterpiece, complete with an instantly memorable piano line and a chorus as big as the song title.”

Outburn magazine took it a step further: “ACT I: THE LAKE SOUTH, THE RIVER NORTH was a precursor to what Casey Crescenzo could create via his vice, The Dear Hunter. A genre shattering concept album, ACT I set the precedence of what was to come with his follow-up ACT II: THE MEANING OF, AND ALL THINGS REGARDING MS. LEADING. While ACT I contained chapel-like verses, hard rock guitars, and non-vocal selections, ACT II pushes those parameters on a gargantuan scale with a score apt on a Broadway level…Dare not call ACT II a concept album, but rather, abstract musical poetry. 9 out of 10”

“Leaving pride out of the equation,” declares Casey, “we strongly suggest you set aside an hour of your day, remove yourself from the woes of reality and enjoy ACT III: LIFE AND DEATH.”
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Re: The Dear Hunter - Act III: LIFE AND DEATH
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2009, 12:39:30 AM »
GOD I can't wait to hear this.

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Re: The Dear Hunter - Act III: LIFE AND DEATH
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2009, 01:25:59 AM »
YES! June 23rd is going to be a hell of an awesome day :D

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Re: The Dear Hunter - Act III: LIFE AND DEATH
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2009, 02:18:42 AM »
God I can't fucking wait until June, and not just for this album (even though I think I'm more excited for this than for Dream Theater).

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Re: The Dear Hunter - Act III: LIFE AND DEATH
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2009, 07:44:21 AM »
June 23rd is going to be a glorious day. I think I'm looking forward to this most of all.

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Re: The Dear Hunter - Act III: LIFE AND DEATH
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2009, 07:46:14 AM »
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Can't wait to see them live w/ 3 next weekend.  Maybe we'll get some more new stuff :)

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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2009, 12:23:21 PM »
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Re: The Dear Hunter - Act III: LIFE AND DEATH
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2009, 03:45:01 PM »
Was hoping I could see them on their tour.  Should be an awesome album.

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Re: The Dear Hunter - Act III: LIFE AND DEATH
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2009, 04:07:28 PM »
I have a new found appreciation for Act I. I've dismissed it as Act II's ugly cousin for a while now, but I'm listening to it now and it's really hitting me hard. "The Pimp and the Priest" is such a good song. It's also a way easier listen, seeing as Act II is like twice as long. I'm really happy Act III isn't over an hour.

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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2009, 06:29:02 PM »
I have a new found appreciation for Act I. I've dismissed it as Act II's ugly cousin for a while now, but I'm listening to it now and it's really hitting me hard. "The Pimp and the Priest" is such a good song. It's also a way easier listen, seeing as Act II is like twice as long. I'm really happy Act III isn't over an hour.

i actually prefer act I.  act II drags on a bit for me, and the songs have less individual identity.
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Re: The Dear Hunter - Act III: LIFE AND DEATH
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2009, 03:39:28 AM »
Also, the opening song to Act I is AMAZING.

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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2009, 05:38:28 AM »
Also, the opening song to Act I is AMAZING.

Oh my God yes.  There's a YouTube video floating around somewhere of an a capella group performing it.
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Re: The Dear Hunter - Act III: LIFE AND DEATH
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2009, 09:24:08 AM »
This is fast becoming Christmas in June.
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Re: The Dear Hunter - Act III: LIFE AND DEATH
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2009, 09:45:36 AM »
*Pretends he has liked this band for ages, and hasn't only listened to Parts I & II once and didn't really like them*

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« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2009, 11:00:32 AM »
This is fast becoming Christmas in June.

well I'm jewish, but fwiw, my dad's bday is that day (Father's Day the Sunday before as well?)., and my bday is the Saturday (6/20) before it. So in a way, it is kind of.

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« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2009, 07:56:27 PM »
This is fast becoming Christmas in June.
This.

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Re: The Dear Hunter - Act III: LIFE AND DEATH
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2009, 07:09:47 PM »
(track 3 on the new album) "What It Means To Be Alone" live (about 40 seconds in?) from Saturday Night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZAvc7uNj8o

the whole show is up on that dude's account.

Also some girl over on the lakeandtheriver posted something about getting to hear 2 new songs, 1 being "Mustard Gas" and it being amazing (no shock).

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Re: The Dear Hunter - Act III: LIFE AND DEATH
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2009, 07:37:02 PM »
(track 3 on the new album) "What It Means To Be Alone" live (about 40 seconds in?) from Saturday Night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZAvc7uNj8o

the whole show is up on that dude's account.

Also some girl over on the lakeandtheriver posted something about getting to hear 2 new songs, 1 being "Mustard Gas" and it being amazing (no shock).

In reference to the show?
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« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2009, 01:03:33 AM »
(track 3 on the new album) "What It Means To Be Alone" live (about 40 seconds in?) from Saturday Night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZAvc7uNj8o

the whole show is up on that dude's account.

Also some girl over on the lakeandtheriver posted something about getting to hear 2 new songs, 1 being "Mustard Gas" and it being amazing (no shock).

In reference to the show?

the band I guess let her listen on headphones to their mp3 player I guess of 2 of the recorded songs (at the show).

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« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2009, 04:52:28 AM »
Ohhhhh man that's lucky!

BTW, your link is part 2 of a multipart video.  At the halfway point of the part 5 is another new song: He Said He Had A Story.
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Re: The Dear Hunter - Act III: LIFE AND DEATH
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2009, 04:40:02 PM »
new song = myspace nao.

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« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2009, 08:58:46 PM »
new song = myspace nao.

HOLY SHIT :metal :metal

That album needs to come out NOW. If the other songs are of the quality of the two I've heard so far, this may end up being my favorite TDH album

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« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2009, 09:08:45 PM »
That was really good actually.  Sounds like a really strong song for sure.

However, I'm more intrigued by the offer displayed next to the music player...
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« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2009, 09:42:57 PM »
$30 which includes shipping for the Special Edition which I just preordered. But it comes with a lot as the myspace page shows.

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« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2009, 07:10:38 AM »
I have never been more excited for an album as I am for this one. The new song is killer! I'm so bummed I'm going to be out of town when they're playing in St. Paul.

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« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2009, 03:49:07 PM »
don't worry too much about it. They're not headlining, and they'll be back given how many times they played here for ACT II (3).
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Re: The Dear Hunter - Act III: LIFE AND DEATH
« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2009, 09:28:14 PM »
Damn that new song is good. I would kill to have Casey's voice.

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« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2009, 07:37:15 AM »
Just pre-ordered.  =)


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« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2009, 01:19:54 AM »
Sounds awesome! :D

I love that the folk influence is still being kept such a strong feature. One of my favourite things about TDH.

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« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2009, 05:51:20 AM »
I was trying to listen to as little of the album prior to release as possible.  I failed.
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« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2009, 05:52:48 AM »
Judging by those two songs, I can't wait for the album. I can't believe how many good things are coming out on June 23rd.

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« Reply #33 on: June 05, 2009, 01:56:19 PM »
TDH still haven't clicked for me unfortunately :(

Is part I or II better to start with?

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« Reply #34 on: June 05, 2009, 04:11:48 PM »
The second album for sure.  The sound on that one is a lot more sophisticated and dynamic, and the songs are a lot catchier.
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