BETRAYED to Disband Following Final Two Shows in October

BETRAYED have quietly announced their disbandment via their MySpace page with no explaination.  They also indicated through a bulletin post that they will be playing their final two shows in October.  Here are the show details:

10/20/06: Alpine – Ventura, CA @ 6pm sharp (over by 10:30pm) – $10 all ages
BETRAYED
LIGHTS OUT
THE FIRST STEP
RETALIATE
FORCE OF CHANGE
HIT THE DECK
THE HELM
PRESSURE

10/21/06: Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA @ 7pm
BETRAYED
LIGHTS OUT
THE FIRST STEP
FORCE OF CHANGE
RETALIATE
THE HELM
VIOLATION

BETRAYED – Substance

Though it may seem that the U.S. hardcore scene has become nothing but a commercialized joke, all is not lost. BETRAYED lay down one of the best hardcore releases this year in Substance. Substance is full of fire and raging passion that is brutally honest, which is quite a contrast to their trendy mainstream counterparts. The frenetic pace shifts between breakneck and uptempo driving rhythms. And it’s not just vocalist Aram Arslanian‘s passionate words about the hardcore ethos and the scene today that makes Substance so damn good. Guitarist Todd Jones absolutely kills with his massive chops. It’s his catchy riffs, knowledge of song dynamics, strong hooks and leads, and foundation in old school hardcore that propels BETRAYED far past the pack. Substance is 29 minutes of inspirational hardcore…an album that has the potential to save a young kid’s life or rekindle that old fire in older fans. (Equal Vision Records)