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The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza's final album

Thursday, August 30, 2012 11:51 AM PT


Official press release:

Hot on the heels of the acclaimed new Gaza album, Black Market Activities proudly announces the October 23rd release of Danza IIII: The Alpha - The Omega, the fourth and final album by The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza.

Singled out early on by Alternative Press Magazine as "one of the underground's fiercest live acts", The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza cut its teeth in the mid-00's, touring with the likes of The Acacia Strain, Despised Icon, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, and Suicide Silence. With a rep for dazzling chops and planet-smashing heaviness, balanced by a healthy sense of humor, the Tennessee band released three albums - 2005's self-titled debut, 2007's Danza II: Electric Boogaloo, and 2010's Danza III: The Series of Unfortunate Events - honing a style that would help pave the way for countless younger bands.

For the fourth and final album, Danza IIII (think tally marks, not Roman numerals), we find a stripped-down Danza, consisting solely of core members Jessie Freeland and Josh Travis. With Freeland manning the vocals as always, this time with even more vitriol than ever, the virtuoso Travis is responsible for all other instrumentation on the album. The result: the most musical and bloodlettingly honest work ever to bear the Danza name. With a decade-long legacy behind them, Freeland and Travis have delivered what will serve as an incredible last will and testament for their band.

Travis, now a full-time member of Glass Cloud with former Of Mice & Men frontman Jerry Roush, made this comment about Danza IIII:

"For this album, Jessie and I were looking to create more of a visceral vibe than a completely technical vibe. There's parts that do still get a bit chaotic of course, but not nearly as much as the avid listener is used to. Everything about this record is way more to the point, with much more heart put into it rather than just seeing how many notes could be thrown into a part or seeking to create 'the heaviest shit ever' or any of that nonsense. The record being titled The Alpha - The Omega, to us symbolized the beginning and the end of Danza. Jessie and I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it for you all."

Danza IIII contains guest vocal appearances by Whitechapel's Phil Bozeman and Obey the Brave/Despised Icon's Alex Erian. The album was engineered and mixed by Nicholas Scott (Miss May I). The artwork was created by Michael J. Windsor, known for his work with The Red Chord and Pig Destroyer, and for his book covers for bestsellers like The Da Vinci Code and Darkly Dreaming Dexter.

Black Market Activities' release of Danza IIII consists of super-limited CD and vinyl pressings. The CD package contains a 16-page booklet; the vinyl version is comprised of an LP and an additional 7".





Fans can pre-order Danza IIII today via the band's official online store at IndieMerch.com. Various pre-order options are available, including a $99 collector's package which includes four shirts, one sweatshirt, the album on CD and vinyl, two posters, a sticker, and a flask! Also exclusively at Danza's IndieMerch store, the band has posted "You Won't", the first new track to be revealed off Danza IIII.


56 comments


anonymous
8/30/2012 11:57:42 AM
braindrill ball sack comment

8/30/2012 12:03:31 PM
touring with the likes of THE ACACIA STRAIN, DESPISED ICON, CATTLE DECAPITATION, MISERY INDEX, and SUICIDE SILENCE.......Travis, now a full-time member of GLASS CLOUD with former OF MICE AND MEN frontman JERRY ROUSH, made this comment about Danza IIII

good bands dont need that many fcking name drops. can't stand on your own merit? gtfo.

8/30/2012 12:04:22 PM
that song is just...wow.

anonymous
8/30/2012 12:06:12 PM
always have and always will love this band, solid entertaining jams. stoked for this

8/30/2012 12:08:55 PM
Who the fck would pay $99 for a TDTE merch deal? Probably the same jerks who buy Jacob Bannon "art" for hundreds of dollars

anonymous
8/30/2012 12:12:39 PM
I won't.

8/30/2012 12:12:51 PM
^ So fcking true!!!!

anonymous
8/30/2012 12:13:09 PM
Do you see how much shit you get for 99 bucks? Quit bitching homo and support good music.

8/30/2012 12:18:47 PM
Dudes need to round up some of the old members for one last tour. Pissed I only got to see them once...

anonymous
8/30/2012 12:26:41 PM
Awesome, thank you for ending functions. Gay band, Gayer Music, even Gayer fan base

8/30/2012 12:42:42 PM
Do you see how much shit you get for 99 bucks?

Ya...All I see is shit, Bud!!!

8/30/2012 12:58:07 PM
Yeah I don't need 5 t-shirts with the album cover on it but I will encourage those who have $$$ to spend get it because these guys rule.

8/30/2012 2:46:37 PM
tally marks!!!!!!!!

anonymous
8/30/2012 2:52:36 PM
There are so many hating gays in this thread. Jesus. This band owns. Just because you'll never be able to play guitar like Josh Travis doesn't mean you have to spread your butthurt everywhere.

anonymous
8/30/2012 2:59:29 PM
More noodly, obnoxious, nonsense finger tapping, fake grind shit-riffs...hooray. Scene gays are stoked.

anonymous
8/30/2012 2:59:52 PM
the only original member is Jesse. Josh came in on the tail end of Danza's short exsistence. Also Josh is a good player but by no means a virtuoso; who the fck writes these shit reviews

anonymous
8/30/2012 3:11:27 PM
Big woop

anonymous
8/30/2012 3:36:07 PM
I will agree Danza was one of the bands to pave the way for more "techy" metalcore/progressive bands out there. So in all honesty I will buy this album , Great guys , Great music..for those out there whining about the package, last I checked tshirts at shows are $20 and hoodies are $40 plus all the other stuff you'd be receiving so really I don't see why people think its such a rip off. You're honestly getting about $200 bucks worth of stuff for $99. Not a bad deal in my mind.

anonymous
8/30/2012 4:30:33 PM
last album was really brutal but the drums didnt stand out much. This shall be good.

anonymous
8/30/2012 4:48:56 PM
Cheap fcks. Make some real money and then tell me 99 Bucks is a lot of money.

anonymous
8/30/2012 5:35:42 PM
99 bucks isn't a lot, true...but I sure wouldn't spend 99 bucks to look like a fcking idiot, and to listen to idiotic music

8/30/2012 5:46:41 PM
anonymous2 hours ago
There are so many hating gays in this thread. Jesus. This band owns. Just because you'll never be able to play guitar like Josh Travis doesn't mean you have to spread your butthurt everywhere

wtf is josh travis and i could play guitar better than him with the back of my penis

8/30/2012 5:57:18 PM
HEY YOU FAT sage FINISH THE NEW WHEN KNIVES GO SKYWARD ALBUM ALREADY

anonymous
8/30/2012 6:19:35 PM
Danza was always good and will always be good. Way to go out before you made something shitty boys. Great dudes to boot, had the pleasure of running into them on tour at some fests a couple times

anonymous
8/30/2012 7:06:30 PM
Finally. Time for this band to be forgotten like all the other corny, run of the mill bands similar to them that have been forgotten years ago.

anonymous
8/30/2012 7:15:20 PM
Thats a pretty flowery statement for a joke band named after the co-star of "Who's The Boss?" No one cares, gays.

anonymous
8/30/2012 7:36:55 PM
"Run of the mill"???? Really... So how many bands sound like Danza? (That didn't come after them).

anonymous
8/30/2012 7:37:05 PM
"99 bucks isn't a lot, true...but I sure wouldn't spend 99 bucks to look like a fcking idiot, and to listen to idiotic music"

hahahahaha, this was the post of the year.

anonymous
8/30/2012 7:51:24 PM
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anonymous
8/30/2012 8:12:52 PM
NOOOO! Awesome band and legit dudes. Most of the bands on LG should break up, but not these guys.

anonymous
8/30/2012 11:42:27 PM
anonymous11 hours ago
Awesome, thank you for ending functions. Gay band, Gayer Music, even Gayer fan base

You're probably an awful human being, gay

anonymous
8/30/2012 11:44:18 PM
anonymous8 hours ago
More noodly, obnoxious, nonsense finger tapping, fake grind shit-riffs...hooray. Scene gays are stoked.

Another stupid response with no thought put into it, go kill yourself

anonymous
8/30/2012 11:50:25 PM
DIMEBAG DARREL IS fckING STOKED!!!

anonymous
8/31/2012 7:44:34 AM
anonymous2 hours ago
There are so many hating gays in this thread. Jesus. This band owns. Just because you'll never be able to play guitar like Josh Travis doesn't mean you have to spread your butthurt everywhere


if i played guitar, which thank fcking christ i don't, i would emulate somebody who doesn't do pointless noodling and bullshit sweeps. i guess it helps that i'm over 21...

8/31/2012 7:54:25 AM
At least these dudes kept shit interesting instead of rehashing the same metalcore style over and over again like a lot of bands. Plus, great song titles. Backed.

anonymous
8/31/2012 7:54:53 AM
DO EVERY ONE A fckING FAVOR AND KILL YOURSELVES, ALL YOU HATING QUEERS, DANZA POUNDS AND CREATE GREAT MUSIC, YOUR SO JEALOUS ITS SICKENING. YOU CANT BUY TALENT!!!!!!

anonymous
8/31/2012 8:07:09 AM
look at all the band members in this thread. kills yourselves, sages

anonymous
8/31/2012 8:20:10 AM
"look at all the band members in this thread. kills yourselves, sages"

cause they probably spend so much time on lambgoat... IDIOT

anonymous
8/31/2012 10:04:04 AM
yep, mediocre neo nu metal makes me jealous. i'd rather take 10 c-cks up my ass than listen to this flat brimmed hat sweeping garbage.

anonymous
8/31/2012 11:16:03 AM
you'd probably rather take 10 c-cks in the ass than go to bed, gay.

anonymous
8/31/2012 11:33:03 AM
anonymous3 hours agoDO EVERY ONE A fckING FAVOR AND KILL YOURSELVES, ALL YOU HATING QUEERS, DANZA POUNDS AND CREATE(S) GREAT MUSIC, YOU(')R(E) SO JEALOUS IT'S SICKENING. YOU CAN(')T BUY TALENT!!!!!! no but apparently you bought a g.e.d. -*good enough diploma*... fcking moron douchebag bastufft dwelling c*nt.

anonymous
8/31/2012 11:52:07 AM
thankyou for correcting my grammar and punctuation, that shows me that you are out of good comebacks and are grasping for whatever you can.you are the true definition of a weak scenster lame, and you probably pleasure to your bullet for my valentine cd while holding your 30 seconds to mars pocket comb, hate on danza all you want, but you have no talent so you hate and spend hours on lambgoat just trying to get noticed by bashing bands left and right.truly butthurt and weak. i pity you

8/31/2012 12:39:54 PM
never really listened to this band...but if their fans consist of butthurt art school drop outs like the ones posting here...then i feel like i've made the right decision.

anonymous
8/31/2012 2:34:41 PM
"You're probably an awful human being, gay"

It sounds like your crease is sore and swollen. pssy.

8/31/2012 4:54:17 PM
i like these guys to a degree. i will listen.

8/31/2012 7:19:25 PM
I'll be buying the $60 bundle (fight me) and I'm very sad Danza is breaking up. Hopefully they'll do one last tour and hopefully it'll come to Delaware.

anonymous
8/31/2012 7:56:25 PM
cool dudes,unique sound,rad live..but 30 string guitar companies are bummed this band is calling it quits.

anonymous
8/31/2012 9:41:51 PM
post your address so I can kick your face in, if you like this shitty band.

anonymous
9/1/2012 2:03:35 AM
"post your address so I can kick your face in, if you like this shitty band."

you aren't doing shit, grow up you dumbass

anonymous
9/1/2012 8:56:00 AM
hes right, you aint doing shit pssy, and danza pounds!!!!

anonymous
9/1/2012 10:37:01 PM
385 8th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

BRING IT gay

anonymous
9/2/2012 3:40:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/wat ch?v=b_hJtsLQefo&list=UU-D Vxo-qVddYkIJKBa9P_Tw&index =2&feature=plcp

anonymous
9/3/2012 3:04:06 PM
band kicks ass. very sorry they're breaking up.

anonymous
9/4/2012 4:06:27 AM
A lot of people in Michigan already have the album because Nick Scott leaked the album to anyone that recorded with him.

anonymous
9/4/2012 12:50:42 PM
LIKE I WOULD DRIVE ALL THE WAY TO CALI, FROM NY JUST TO BEAT YOUR PATHETIC ASS, PAY FOR MY GAS BITCH AND ID BE HAPPY TO TEACH YOU SOME SHIT, ID HIT YOU SO HARD AND SO MANY TIMES YOUR FROHAWK WOULD FLY OFF. DANZA POUNDS JUST AS HARD AS I WOULD POUND YOU. BYE THE WAY ....NICE FACE!!!!!

anonymous
6/11/2013 1:14:35 PM
I had no idea that this would be their final album. An end og an era man.. an end og an era. R.I.P TTDTDE And thank you jason dietz!