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When Particles Collide has been called the hardest working rock duo in New England' and there is certainly evidence to back that claim. The pair has returned with their seventh disc in five years and a packed summer tour schedule to support it.

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When Particles Collide is back, and they'll rock you and grab your heart at the same time with their third and most powerful effort to date.

Since forming in Bangor in 2010, Sasha Alcott (guitar, vocals) and Chris Viner (drums) of When Particles Collide have racked up tens of thousands of touring miles and blown away hundreds of audiences from Cambridge to Colorado.

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Dynamic Bangor-based rock-pop-punk duo When Particles Collide (Sasha Alcott: guitar, bass, lead vocals; and Chris Viner: drums, vocals) are set to unveil their fourth recorded musical statement. 'EGO' is the aural equivalent of a fireworks shop, delivering five tracks of colorfully charged incendiary rock inside 20 minutes. Prepare to give your speakers a workout - these new songs sound massive.  

'EGO' will be available beginning Sept. 3 through Bull Moose ($6.98 both in-store and at www.BullMoose.com) for an exclusive two-week period before being made available elsewhere.   

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'This is one smoking band,' I thought to myself while taking in one of the final performances of 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' at Penobscot Theatre in downtown Bangor in early May 2010. I didn't realize then that I was watching the genesis of a new band; one that would soon become one of the most active groups in the area.

Guitarist and vocalist Sasha Alcott and drummer Chris Viner are When Particles Collide, a dynamic rock duo based in Bangor and actively garnering new fans and friends around the country. Since January 2011, they have maintained a very active gig schedule at home and on the road including shows in NYC, North Carolina, Boston, Pittsburgh and Kentucky.

When Particles Collide creates high-energy, melodic, unpretentious and well crafted punk-pop with influences that are felt but not obvious. For Sasha: The Pixies, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, MiniBoone, Foo Fighters, The Clash, The Jam and David Bowie are among her faves. For Chris: Green Day is his all-time favorite but he also loves the Dave Matthews Band, especially drummer Carter Beauford. In Viner's formative years, Dream Theatre, Rage Against the Machine and Presidents of the United States loomed large.

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Wednesday, 04 April 2012 13:50

Music saves kids with cancer at EMMC

How one student organization is making a difference

BANGOR - Rock out at Curva Ultra Lounge Friday, April 06, 2012. The Husson/NESCom chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is hosting the second annual Music Saved Me Benefit Show - featuring five Maine-based bands, including Paranoid Social Club, When Particles Collide, Mines of Paris, One Shot Nothing and The Transducers. Z 107.3's Paul Wolfe hosts the show.

'It's going to be a blast,' said Conor Sweeney, who is involved in publicity for the event. He's hoping to reach out beyond the Husson Campus and have the public from the greater Bangor area attend to help raise money. 'The goal was to mainstream it and make sure the community knows about it.'

Proceeds raised from Music Saved Me will benefit pediatric oncology at Eastern Maine Medical Center. Leukemia survivor Erin Falwell is helping organize Music Saved Me for its second year, as it has become an annual event for PRSSA. Music Saved Me will help EMMC's patients through arts and entertainment.

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