more news also at the the Pierced Arrows Facebook and Dead Moon fanclub

march 11 - 2014
FRED HAS PROBLEMS WITH HIS HEART

“Our worst nightmare has come true. Over the last couple of weeks Fred has problems with his heart. We didn't want to make any decisions until the tests were all finished & we consulted with his heart doctors. Now we know that he has 80-100% blockage in his arteries and must have emergency open-heart surgery for a bypass.

This is very major surgery and will be at least 6 months for recovery, maybe even a year. Obviously, this means we are forced to cancel all tours, shows, pending offers etc. for both Pierced Arrows & Dead Moon & Fred and Toody unplugged.

Fred&Toody”

 
december 7 - 2013
FRED AND TOODY UNPLUGGED TOUR 2013

For the past 35 years Fred & Toody Cole have been a mainstay in the Portland music scene with their bands The Rats, Range Rats, Dead Moon, and Pierced Arrows. Now as a duo, featuring songs written by Fred Cole from past to present, the focus will be on vocal harmonies and lyrics celebrating their long life experience together.

check the dates at the gigs section

 
july 1- 2012
NO EURO TOUR THIS YEAR

some bads news, Fred has decided to cancel the Euro tour that was scheduled for Sept & Oct. Pierced Arrows just finished the US tour, 2 months & 13,500 US miles. He drove the whole way and is exhausted. Long tours just take too much out of him to do more than one each year. We should have realized this earlier but we sometimes forget that we're almost 64 years old just like everybody else does!! We're working on a third LP and hope to be able to come back to Europe next year to tour.

 
oct 05- 2011
NEW PIERCED ARROWS SINGLE

New Pierced Arrows single with the songs Keep Pushin and Little did I know
recorded at Fresh Tracks Studio and released by Tombstone records

click here for the front sleeve, and here for the back sleeve

Out soon!

 
jjan 21 - 2011
PIERCED ARROWS EUROPEAN TOUR

Pierced Arrows will be touring Europe may/june 2011

click on "gigs"

 
may 24 - 2010
VIDEO: PIERCED ARROWS LIVE AT THE KNITTING FACTORY

Check out this video: Pierced Arrows live at the Knitting Factory

http://vimeo.com/11452360

 
march 23 - 2010
FRED COLE HANGS OUT WITH FRET12

Fred Cole of Pierced Arrows hangs out with Fret12 at The Sub T in Chicago and Answers your Fan Questions

http://fret12.com/PA_media.html

 
february 21 - 2010
ASK FRED COLE YOUR QUESTION !

"Hey we are doing an interview on Fret12.com thursday, the 25st of Feb.  Fret12 lets you ask Fred Cole your questions and gets your questions answered directly on video by Fred himself.  Click the link below to submit your questions now"

http://fret12.com/Artist_QA.aspx?artistid=340bfb85-f263-4f7a-987f-f39acf941de3

   
 
february 02 - 2010
RELEASE NEW ALBUM DESCENDING SHADOWS TODAY

Pierced Arrows, the Portland-based trio comprised of legendary members Fred and Toody Cole of the seminal punk band Dead Moon and drummer Kelly Halliburton are releasing their sophomore album Descending Shadows today on VICE Records. 

To kick off the release, VICE Records is hosting an exclusive stream of the full album today. Along with this news, longtime fan and supporter Eddie Vedder provided a personal note, exclusively at Spinner.com, touching on the Cole’s major influence and honest impressions they’ve made on rock and roll throughout a career spanning multiple decades. 

Listen to the full album stream of Descending Shadows at VICERecords.com:
http://www.viceland.com/vicerecords/descendingshadows.php

Purchase Pierced Arrows’ Descending Shadows here:

iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/descending-shadows/id347522487

Vice Records:
http://www.viceland.com/vicerecords/store_descendingshadows.php



 
january 21 - 2010
DOWNLOAD "LET IT RAIN" NOW AT BROOKLYN VEGAN

PIERCED ARROWS RELEASE NEW ALBUM TRACK FOR DOWNLOAD TODAY

DOWNLOAD "LET IT RAIN" NOW AT BROOKLYN VEGAN
 
NEW ALBUM DESCENDING SHADOWS OUT FEBRUARY 2nd, NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS FEBRUARY 23rd
 
In anticipation for their upcoming full-length Descending Shadows on VICE Records this February and North American tour beginning February 23rd, Portland's Pierced Arrows are offering up another new track for download.  "Let It Rain" features the inimitably unrestrained guitar and vocal pairing that Fred and Toody Cole forged with Dead Moon over the past two decades, powered by Kelly Halliburton's equally dynamic drumming that could easily be a highlight in their live show. 
 
In addition to the tour dates announced last week with Lullabye Arkestra, Pierced Arrows have added shows in Portland, San Diego, New Haven, and Seattle.

check the dates here
 
Download "Let It Rain" here from Brooklyn Vegan: [MP3]



november 5 - 2009
PIERCED ARROWS SIGN TO VICE RECORDS
ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM IN 2010

EX-DEAD MOON MEMBERS SOPHOMORE LP DESCENDING SHADOWS OUT FEBRUARY 2nd
NEW TRACK “PARANOIA” STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY ON VICELAND.COM


Pierced Arrows
, the Portland-based trio comprised of legendary members Fred and Toody Cole of the seminal punk band Dead Moon have announced their signing to VICE Records for the release of their sophomore LP Descending Shadows on February 2nd. 

Descending Shadows expands on their fervently rough signature sound, recorded at Portland’s Buzz or Howl Studios and mastered to vinyl lacquer per tradition at Fred and Toody’s home.  Promising to herald a new generation of fans steeped in the progeny which Dead Moon influenced, Descending Shadows will provide longtime followers of the Cole’s work with a new vital installment of what Fred once described as “rock’n’roll that’s rough, ragged, and honest”, a sincere answer to the void of emotion lacking in today’s era.

During their defiant career, Dead Moon released a staggering 16 albums.  Many of which were engineered and mastered direct to vinyl lacquers by Fred Cole on his 40-year old home lathe, the likes of which being infamous for cutting the original version of The Kingsmen’s “Louie Louie”.  Since the late 1960s Fred and Toody also ran seminal music equipment stores and their own general store in their hometown of Clackamas, OR (Freedom Guitar, Captain Whizeagles, Tombstone Music), well known for outfitting generations of Portland musicians.  Influencing many garage punk bands, Dead Moon are cited as a vital inspiration for the DIY movement, Dead Moon in part spawned an international phenomenon of focus on the Pacific Northwest music scene throughout the 90’s.

Following the disbandment of Dead Moon in 2006, Fred and Toody continued their endeavors, eventually tapping veteran Portland-based Kelly Halliburton (Severed Head of State, Defiance) to play drums for their next incarnation as Pierced Arrows.  Coincidentally, Kelly’s father happened to play with Fred in his first band Albatross in 1972.  In line with Fred and Toody’s ethical and cultural ideals, Kelly’s role in the band was set.  Their debut LP Straight To The Heart in was released in 2008 on Tombstone Records, echoing the raw murky blues and country influence of Dead Moon as well as their first punk incarnation in the early 1980s as The Rats, the veterans (now in their 50’s) continued their tradition of powerful raucous live performances, touring heavily through the US and Europe for legions of Dead Moon fans eager to revisit the band’s new direction.

Stream “Paranoia” from Descending Shadows here at Viceland.com:
http://www.viceland.com/blogs/en/2009/11/04/hello-pierced-arrows-vice-records-newest-band/

july 19 - 2009
FRED AND TOODY, THE UGLY ANGELS INTERVIEW

Fred and Toody did an interview on The Ugly Angels.
You can listen to the Podcast number 5 on "The Ugly Angels" website
They play a brand new song, acoustic, "Let It Rain"

On the picture page you can see pictures which are taken during the interview

 
july 11 - 2009
OUT NOW! PIERCED ARROWS TOUR BOX 2008

limited edition / 300 copies / all numbered!
including:
itinerary/map/tour stories/lyrics/interviews/photos
+ single (text in english!)

click here for more information

 
may 5 - 2009
PIERCED ARROWS IS WORKING ON A NEW ALBUM

Pierced Arrows is working on a new album, the working tittle is "Descending Shadows"

 
may 5 - 2009
THE DEAD MOON STORY - MONGREL ZINE

In Mongrel Zine #5 you can read a interview with Pierced Arrows and also Jason & Kate about the Dead Moon documentary "Unknown Passage"

You can order a copy for $5 at the Mongrel Zine website


 
april 29 - 2009
FRED AND TOODY IN BUKO MAGAZINE

In Buko magazine you can read a article about Fred and Toody written by Ty Hitzemann. Also a really cool picture of Pierced Arrows on the site.

You can read the article here

click on the picture to see it bigger

 
april 9 - 2009
EUROPEAN TOUR 2009

Pierced Arrows are coming to Europe from august till October 2009
More information later


 
february 11 - 2009
PIERCED ARROWS TOUR BOX 2008

Simone Müller graduated at art school (Hochschule für Grafik & Buchkunst Leipzig) with this project. It’s a box with all kinds of stuff inside of the last European tour of Pierced Arrows in 2008. She created a little movie-clip where some pages of all the single items are shown, look at the video here (a popup will open)
The production of a larger edition is in the panning stages.
If you want to contact Simone please mail to pa-tourbook@gmx.de

 
december 24 - 2008
PORTLAND MARATHON
PICTURES

Some pictures of Fred and Toody when they run the Portland marathon. Click on the pictures fo a bigger image.


 
december 13 - 2008
THE COMPLETE MAXIMUMROCKNROLL INTERVIEW

We have scanned the complete interview with Pierced Arrows that was published in the October issue of maximum rockandroll magazine. Click on the links and a new window will open. If you want to order a paper version go the website of MXMRNR

page1 - page2 - page3 - page4 - page5 - page6

 
october 09 - 2008
INTERVIEW PIERCED ARROWS IN CURT MAGAZINE

When Pierced Arrows were playing in Munich early this year Christoph Brandt did an interview with them for the Munich magazine "CURT".

You can read the interview here or download it as pdf file here
check out the CURT magazine website

 
october 05 - 2008
PIERCED ARROWS IN ROADTRACKS MAGAZINE

In the German magazine "Roadtracks" you can read an interview with
Pierced Arrows.
The interview (in German) is also available on their myspace


 
october 05 - 2008
FRED AND TOODY RUN THE PORTLAND MARATHON

Fred, Toody run today the Portland marathon; they both made it to the finish. 100% respect for Toody, Fred.

Finish time of Toody 6:14:22 Fred 6:33:02

 
september 19 - 2008
PIERCED ARROWS IN MAXIMUMROCKNROLL

Another month means a new issue of Maximum Rocknroll is ready for the punks. This month we have Northwest rock’n’roll legends the Pierced Arrows on the cover. Fred and Toody Cole have been involved in music since the garage rock explosion of the ‘60s with Fred’s Nuggets featured Lollipop Shop through to cult favorites Zipper, The Rats and of course Dead Moon.
more information here

 
september 18 - 2008
NEW VIDEOCLIP "PARANOIA"

A new videoclip with the song "Paranoia"

You can see the video on the media section, click on video
also available on youtube and myspace

 
august 18 - 2008
THE NEW 45 - PARANOIA

so here's the artwork for the new 45, made by Simone Muller.
The songs are already recorded but the release date is not sure yet.

click on the covers for a bigger picture

 
august 17 - 2008
THE ROCK AND ROLL BUS OF KEES

Kees (Case) is a hardcore Fred, Toody, Kelly, Andrew, Pierced Arrows, Dead Moon fan since day 1.

Look what he did with his bus.

click on the image for a bigger picture

 
july 27 - 2008
USA TOUR DATES

The tourdates have been confessed. Pierced Arrows will do a tour 21 shows in cities like Chicago, New York, Denver and many more.

All the dates you can find at the gig section


 
july 16 - 2008
USA TOUR

Later this year Pierced Arrows will do a USA tour.
Dates and places will be announce later.


 
july 13 - 2008
NEW "PIERCED ARROWS" ENAMEL PIN

At the merch shop we got something new and cool to put on your leather jacket
A Pierced Arrows enamel pin, size is 3,5 cm or 1.4 inch

You can order it at the deadmoon.usa merch shop

click on the image for a bigger picture

 
july 13 - 2008
"PIERCED ARROWS" GERMAN RADIO INTERVIEW

Radio station Wüste Welle from Tubingen/Germany did a interview with Pierced Arrows, you can listen to it here
The interview is in English and some German.


click on the image for a bigger picture

 
may 05 - 2008
NEW VIDEO ONLINE

A new video online!
Recorded at Museumskeller in Erfurt.

check it out on the media section

 
april 22 - 2008
DEAD MOON R.I.P. COFFIN

At the start of the European tour of Pierced Arrows, Hans Kesteloo
MUSIC MANIAC RECORDS had a great present for Toody and Fred.

He made a coffin and will put inside more than 100 live DVD’s of Dead Moon gigs.

click on the pictures

 
april 18 - 2008
PIERCED ARROWS GETS A HAIRCUT ?

Well, not really!

But a couple of weeks ago a producer of the TV show “Split Ends” ask permission for broadcasting a show because one of the people in de episode is wearing a Pierced Arrows hoody.
If you want to check it out, go here

 
april 08 - 2008
LIVE AT BERBATI´S PAN

Great videos of Pierced Arrows live at Berbati's Pan.
At the media section you can watch 3 songs alive and kicking your ass!

The videos are made by William E. Landers

 
april 07 - 2008
CALL FOR ENTRIES

Send in your interviews, photos, cd/lp reviews, zines articles, etc from any Pierced Arrows show for a tour documentation.

Write to Simone Müller  pa-tourbook@gmx.de

click here for the flyer

 
march 03 - 2008
PREVIEW OF 12 INCH ARTWORK

Here is a preview of the artwork for the 12 inch.
The design is done by James Maeda

Here is a preview of the artwork

 
march 01 - 2008
STRAIGHT TO THE HEART CD/LP EXPECTED TO RELEASE MARCH 29

The first cd/lp "Straight to the heart" is expected to release on March 29.
13 songs to blow up your speakers, rock and roll from the soul.

You can see a preview of the cd artwork here; the artwork is done by Simone Müller.

 
februari 24 - 2008
NEW: LYRICS OF PIERCED ARROWS

From now on you can read the lyrics of Pierced Arrows songs on this site.
Go to the media section and click on the lyrics banner.

 
february 08 - 2008
WALLPAPERS

New on the site, Pierced Arrows wallpapers to tuneUp your PC.
Go to the pictures section and click on the wallpaper banner.
All wallpapers are size 1280 x 1024

 
february 05 - 2008
VIDEO CLIP: PIERCED ARROWS - SHADES

New on de media section a video clip with the song "Shades" recorded in Australia and broadcast by PBS.FM.
The clip is made by Jozzy with clips from youtube and some older stuff.
Checked it out
...

 
january 18 - 2008
POSTER FOR EUROPEAN TOUR

Here it is, an exclusive preview of the official European tour poster.

click here for a bigger images (popup will open)


 
january 18 - 2008
PIERCED ARROWS EUROPEAN TOUR: APRIL 04 - MAY 21

whats happening so far in Europe....

See the latest facts at the gig section…


 
january 8 - 2008
PIERCED ARROWS LIVE ON PBS

"They recorded a live set in the PBS studios last night and it will be
played on "Shock Treatment" tomorrow night (Wednesday night Melbourne
time) sometime between 8 and 10pm. You can stream live via the PBS
website or listen to it archived if you miss it - just go to
www.pbsfm.org.au

If you want to listen, go to the media section

 
december 29 - 2007
STRAIGHT TO THE HEART

Fred Cole in the virtual Bar and e-zine "I-94"(Sydney, Australia)

We're in the process of mixing the final tracks for our 1st LP titled "Straight To The Heart" It’ll hopefully be out in late Jan 08.

The complete interview by PATRICK EMERY is here

 
november 20 - 2007
EUROPEAN TOUR 2008

Nothing official yet, no dates announce, but the rumors getting stronger and stronger that King Fred, Queen Toody and his Royal Highness Kelly of the rock and roll kingdom are coming to Europe.
Pierced Arrows are planning a tour for April and May 2008.

 
november 16 - 2007
PIERCED ARROWS + BLACK LIPS TOUR

In februari 2008 Pierced Arrows will do a tour with "Black Lips"
They will play 12 shows, check out the gig section for the dates.
If you want to listen to the sound of the Black Lips go to their myspace page

 
november 12 - 2007
AUSTRALIA TOUR

check out on the gig section, the New Zealand dates will follow soon.

 
october 04 - 2007
SEATTLE SOUND

Jason Simms wrote a article for the September issue of
Seattle Sound
If you want to read it click here (new window will open)

Thanks to Jason Simms, take a look at his website for more here

 
october 04 - 2007
TRUE LOVE

This is Eric from the Netherlands, he made the Dead Moon website.
Now he's painted the Pierced Arrows logo on his leather jacket.

click on the image for a bigger picture

october 01 - 2007
FIRST RELEASE OF PIERCED ARROWS

The first release of Pierced Arrows is a fact! 7 inch with 2 songs "In my brain"and "Caroline"
Get your copy at www.deadmoonusa.com

 
september 05 - 2007
DRINKING FROM PUDDLES

On september 05 Pierced Arrows played live at the radio show
Drinking From Puddles on KBOO.fm

If you want to listen, go to the media section