Post-hardcore band Thursday, celebrating the release of their latest album Common Existence, will play Call of Duty®: World at War(TM) with Xbox LIVE® Gold members March 21. If you're an Xbox LIVE Gold member (if not, upgrade now!), and you want a chance to play with Thursday, send a friend request to the Gamertag "Thursday GWF" and be online half an hour before (2:30 p.m. EST) the Game with Fame session starts on Saturday, March 21, 3:00 p.m. EST. If you get a chance to play with Thursday, Xbox wants to hear about it! Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: "GWF - Thursday." Be sure to include your Gamertag and hometown.
Since SPIN Magazine called them "the next big thing" in 2004, the band has released their classic A City By The Light Divided, the CD/DVD package Kill The House Lights, a split EP with Japanese band Envy, and now, perhaps their most emotionally-felt album, Common Existence. "Writing this album was an enormous amount of work because we wanted to do something that was a progression and was also closer to the heart of what Thursday's sound is about," singer Geoff Rickly explains. "Despite all the hard work, it's the most fun I've had making a record." Their intense lyrics, incendiary vocals, and amazingly unique sound has won them fans all over the world. The band consists of Rickly, guitarists Tom Keeley and Steve Pedulla, bassist Tim Payne, drummer Tucker Rule, and keyboardist Andrew Everding.