Winds Of Plague
From: Upland, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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When a very attractive, scantily clad young woman claims she loves metal, get a second opinion.
Yeah, I said that.
And I’m not claiming you’re all fakes, female metal fans. I know you’re out there. Most of us can personally attest to that. I’m talking about the posturing selfie types.
You know the ones. They lurk online, Facebooking, Tweeting, posing in metal-looking gear with an Impaled Nazarene logo prominently displayed, skin showing, pouty siren’s call etched across the face.
Sometimes they actually go to the lengths of posting music videos, and when they go there, they go big. “ROOOOTS, BLOODY ROOOOTS <3 METALCHICK FOR LIFE <3 DEATH TO ALL BUT METAL” and so on. Methinks the ladies doth protest too much.
With a few exceptions, these girls do this for one primary reason: they know how to attract men via the path of least resistance. Make that ZERO resistance. Metal is an overwhelmingly male-dominated genre, fostering a “homoerotic relationship between bands and their fans,” as former Sepultura merchbabe Marta Svetek puts it.
So when such a photo goes up, the hungry dogs swarm for their scraps, as it were. You don’t even need to read the Tolstoy-length comment thread to guess its simple pig-swooning gist. How could some girls resist?
A female musician I spoke with, who wishes to remain anonymous (more on that later), recalled of playing with her former metal band:
“Crowds of girls would come into the club between sets and prey on all the guys, then go outside for nearly the band’s entire set, probably blasting Miley or One Direction in their earbuds. I actually remember talking to some girl about a band whose T-shirt she was wearing. She said, ‘Oh, this band? I just thought the shirt was cute.’”
This tactic has suckered many a metalhead, and many enterprising folks have seized on it. Why else would countless popular metal sites and blogs hire “spokesmodels” to push their merchandise? Why else would niche custom fashion lines like Toxic Vision gain such a mammoth following? Why else would 70,000 Tons Of Metal hire “pool girls?”
Why, in other words, does metal culture virtually have to IMPORT hot women like Julius Caesar providing for the appetites of his legions?
Simple: because metalheads (i.e., dudes) like to stare at girls’ tits and asses, and some girls, spurred on by the “hot groupie fantasy,” (in Svetek’s words) like to provide such sights. Capitalism, baby.
I’m not saying I’m above all this, and I’m not exactly judging the arrangement. I believe in the free market. However, I don’t have to embrace everything the market produces, and one very dubious aspect of this Budweiser-ad approach in metal is when it manifests in the music itself. More...
Online classroom creativeLIVE has announced its next "Music & Audio" course, "Advanced Bass Production," whcih will be hosted by Winds of Plague bassist and Sound Temple Studio founder, Andrew Glover.
The two-day workshop, free to watch live, will begin February 24th at 9 AM PST. The class marks creativeLIVE's first-ever two-day course dedicated to the art of recording, editing and mixing great modern bass tones. For more information, and to enroll today, head over to this location.
"Bass guitar is one of the most misunderstood aspects of modern rock recording, but it is the foundation to a great mix," commented Glover. "In this class I'll be covering and expanding upon a lot of the basics to recording bass, as well as teaching you some advanced techniques to take your bass sounds to the next level." More...
Winds of Plague released latest album "Resistance" in late 2013 and has been on the road ever since.
The band has also finished a new lyric video for "Left For Dead" that features footage from a recent live performance. Check it out below, courtesy of Artist Direct.
After releasing a music video for "Say Hello To The Undertaker," Winds of Plague is now also streaming the full new album "Resistance" online.
Winds of Plague has posted a music video online for the track "Say Hello To The Undertaker," which is taken from the album "Resistance" released via Century Media Records.
The band has teamed up with Purevolume.com for the video release, which can be found below. "Say Hello To The Undertaker" was directed/produced by Shan Dan.
Winds of Plague will be releasing the new album "Resistance" next week on Century Media Records. The band will then hit the road on the farewell Bleeding Through tour starting November 1st and will appear at Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare on Saturday night in Pomona, CA.
You can now check out the premiere of the lyric video for "Sewer Mouth," courtesy of our friends at Revolver Magazine, in the player below.
Winds of Plauge has been busy with the recent release of avideo for "Open The Gates of Hell" (still available for viewing (right here) and preparing for an upcoming tour with Bleeding Through.
The band's new album "Resistance" will be in stores on October 29th, just in time for the tour. Now you can also check out the new single "Say Hello To The Undertaker" in the player below, courtesy of Lambgoat.com. More...
Winds Of Plague have emerged as one of the leaders of the new generation of heavy music. With their innovative and high energy style, the band has captivated audiences across the US and overseas. The new album, "Resistence," which was produced by Will Putney (Asking Alexandria, Chiodos) is set for release on October 29 via Century Media Records.
Check out the first video for the song "Open the Gates of Hell" which was premiered over at Alternative Press's website at this location. It can also be viewed in the player below:
Look for the band to take their war on the road this fall on Beeding Through's farewell tour. Confirmed dates w/Bleeding Through & Oceano & Gideon & Sworn In: More...
Bleeding Through has checked in with the following announcement about performing a farewell tour:
"Our Farewell to the United States Tour starts this November! Come say goodbye with us and our friends Winds of Plague, Oceano, Gideon and Sworn In!!
"VIP tickets are now on sale, general admission tickets will be on sale Monday, September 9th AND we have a few more dates to be announced!"
Dates are as follows:
11/1 Denver, CO at The Summit Music Hall
11/3 Minneapolis, MN at Skyway Theatre - Studio B
11/4 Joliet, IL at Mojoe's
11/5 Louisville, KY at Expo Five
11/6 Pittsburgh, PA at Altar Bar
11/8 Detroit, MI at The Majestic Theatre
11/9 Milwaukee, WI at Wisconsin Metalfest
11/10 Cleveland, OH at Ohio Metalfest
11/11 Allentown, PA at Crocodile Rock
11/12 Clifton Park, NY at Upstate Concert Hall
11/13 Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom
11/14 Springfield, VA at Empire
11/15 Greensboro, NC at Greene Street
11/16 Jacksonville, FL at Roc Bar
11/17 Atlanta, GA at Masquerade
11/19 Houston, TX at Walters
11/20 Dallas, TX at Trees
11/21 San Antonio, TX at White Rabbit
11/22 Lubbock, TX at Jake's More...
Winds of Plague has finished work on fourth studio album "Resistance," which is the follow-up to "Against The World."
"Resistance" is set for release October 29th on Century Media and comes just in time for the band's tour with Bleeding Through (see dates below). More...
Wreckfest is an all-ages metal & hardcore festival taking place in Southern Oregon at The Provolt Festival Field this July 12th and 13th.
The festival’s main stage will be host to more than twenty bands over the course of the two day event. A “campfire sessions” stage will host half a dozen pop-punk, indie, and alternative acts late Friday night for patrons who have purchased camping passes.
The first lineup announcement has now been made and consists of the following bands:
A Skylit Drive
Destruction of a King
I Declare War
To Each His Own
Winds of Plague
Additional Wreckfest festival information can be found at Facebook here.
Spectral Blasphemy has posted a new 35 track compilation album online, which is currently available for streaming or name-your-price download. Check out the release in the player below or over at Bandcamp here. The track listing is:
1. The Bridal Procession - Pillage the Scavenger 06:29
2. To Envy The Horrid - The Red Squall 04:34
3. The Breathing Process - The Living Forest (Part I).mp3 04:05
4. Bloodshed By Reality - Obliterated Centuries 02:58
5. Betraying The Martyrs - When You're Alone 03:52
6. Daarchlea - Qhilav 05:07
7. XisForEyes - Nomorial 02:52
8. Illuminations - Crippling Stillness 04:20
9. Before The Harvest - Demise-Intro 03:13
10. Darkness Before Dawn - Undeserved Hatred 04:00
11. Centipede - Me Against Me 02:46
12. Lorelei - Godfather Death 06:15
13. Ophelia's Breath - Become Stronger 03:55
14. Perdition - Throne Of Exile 04:56
15. Xenobiotic - Covenants 04:45
16. Tears Of The Martyrs - Anyone Unnecessary Fate 02:54
17. Knights Of The Abyss - Juggernaut 02:28
18. Winds Of Plague - Monsters 03:47
19. Birthing the Aftermath - Overture 02:28
20. Holod - Atlantis 03:25
21. Bow Prometheus - Burned 03:22
22. Dead Silence Hides My Cries - Soul Has A Price 03:03
23. Make Them Suffer - Neverbloom 06:34
24. Descend the Gods - Etheric Impregnation 03:26
25. Maelstrøm - Misanthrope 03:36
26. One We Created - Facade of Truth 03:38
27. Majesty - Shadows 05:09
28. Ovid's Withering - Oedipus Complex 06:25
29. Rosewood - Wetheapocalypse 04:17
30. Shag Harbor - Dreamland 03:50
31. XisForEyes - The Crow Road 04:25
32. Serpents - The Chasm 05:17
33. Betraying The Martyrs - Man Made Disaster 04:12
34. Before The Harvest - Lazarus Pits 03:15
35. Beware The Lobster - Blood Sparkle 05:09 More...
Killswitch Engage will be headlining the upcoming California Metalfest. It's a special gig for the Grammy-nominated, Massachusetts metal band celebrating its 10th anniversary of 2002's "Alive or Just Breathing." To commemorate the album, KSE will play the album in its entirety, from start to finish, as well as other more recent tracks.
The sixth annual California Metalfest will be held at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, November 24th. Ash Avildsen, founder of California Metalfest had this to say: "Alive or Just Breathing is one of the most important and timeless albums for this era of heavy music. KsE's special headlining set combined with the rest of the line-up is going to make for an incredible day of metal and memories. Having all these bands in the same place on one day is really exciting both as a fan and as a festival producer."
WWE Superstar "Mankind" Mick Foley will be hosting the festival along with several other stars TBA who will be doing signings and appearances. There will also be many carnival style prize games where fans can win special, limited edition band merch and memorabilia instead of stuffed animals. More...
Winds of Plague has officially parted ways with drummer Art Cruz due to creative differences and the band wishes him all the very best in his future endeavors.
"After many years of having Art Cruz with us we have decided its best for both parties involved to go our separate ways," states vocalist Johnny Plague. "Art is a great drummer and I'm sure he will be back behind the drums one way or another soon."
Art Cruz adds, "I'm very thankful for the experience. I love those dudes. I will continue to play drums and on the business side, I am currently pursuing artist management. To keep up with what I'm doing, follow me on twitter at twitter.com/artimusplague."
Winds of Plague is currently holed up in the studio working on the follow-up to "Against The World." The band comments, "We just finished recording our new album in which we recruited long time friend Brandon Gallindo to record as well as fill in for The All Stars Tour starting this week! See you soon!" The All Stars Tour kicks off on August 3rd. A full list of dates is below. More...
Amazon is celebrating March the right way with the March is Metal Month campaign. Lasting for the whole month, the promotion features a number of metal albums all available digitally for under seven dollars.
Included in the digital promotion are twenty-one albums from Century Media artists. A full list of albums can be seen below so be sure to take advantage of this sale by clicking one of the purchase links below!
Aborted - Global Flatline
Arch Enemy - Khaos Legions
Architects (UK) - Here And Now
Deicide - To Hell With God
Devin Townsend Project - Deconstruction
ICS Vortex - Storm Seeker
In Flames - Sounds Of A Playground Fading
In This Moment - A Star-Crossed Wasteland
Insomnium - One For Sorrow
Intronaut - Valley of Smoke
Krisiun - The Great Execution
Napalm Death - Utilitarian
Sleeping Giant - Kingdom Days In An Evil Age
SS-Kaliert - Subzero
Suicide Silence - The Black Crown
TesseracT - One
The Devastated - Devil's Messenger
The Great Commission - Heavy Worship
Vallenfyre - A Fragile King
Warbringer - Worlds Torn Asunder
Winds Of Plague - Against The World
American nu metal veterans Limp Bizkit have been confirmed as the final headliner for this year's edition of Belgiums largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting. Also newly confirmed for the festival are Behemoth, Black Label Society, Godsmack, Slash and All Shall Perish, while the organisers have also announced that Young Guns and Lagwagon have pulled out of the event. Graspop Metal Meeting will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 22nd - 24th and will feature the following lineup, with more to be announced shortly:
Ozzy Osbourne and friends (Headliner)
Limp Bizkit (Headliner)
Guns N Roses (Headliner)
All Shall Perish
August Burns Red
Black Label Society
Black Veil Brides
Children Of Bodom
The organisers of Belgiums largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have confirmed a further nine names for this years edition of the event, including French death metal outfit Gojira, English doom metal veterans My Dying Bride and American hard rock legends Twisted Sister, as well as I Killed The Prom Queen, Cancer Bats, Lagwagon, While She Sleeps, Black Spiders and Kobra And The Lotus. Graspop Metal Meeting will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 22nd - 24th and will feature the following lineup, with more to be announced shortly: More...
The newly formed act A Cancerous Affair has posted an introduction video clip online, which can be viewed below. A Cancerous Affair is:
Kris Norris + Ryan Parrish (Darkest Hour)
Kristen Randall (Winds of Plague)
Dave Sheldon (Annihilator)
Pat Kavanaugh (Still with Threat Signal)
The organisers of Belgium's largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that American rock legends Guns N Roses will be wrapping the festival up this year, as they will be headlining the event on Sunday 24th. The organisers have also announced that As I Lay Dying has had to pull out of the festival after cancelling their European tour, but also confirmed that Cannibal Corpse, Machine Head, Gotthard, Adrenaline Mob, Sebastian Bach, Black Veil Brides and The Treatment will perform at the festival. Graspop Metal Meeting will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 22nd - 24th and will feature the following lineup, with more to be announced shortly:
Black Sabbath (Headliner)
Guns N Roses (Headliner)
August Burns Red
Black Veil Brides
Children Of Bodom
Jon Oliva's Pain
Lamb Of God
Sick Of It All
Texas In July
Winds Of Plague
It's a slimmer week for new metal tracks getting added to the Xbox 360 edition of the Rock Band Network, but there are still a few interesting choices such as new material from Atheist and Halcyon Way. The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 metal tracks is as follows:
Atheist - "Second to Sun" (160 MSP)
Deadlock - "The Brave / Agony Applause (RB3 version)" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Building the Towers" (80 MSP)
Powerman 5000 - "Super Villain" (160 MSP)
Powerman 5000 - "Time Bomb" (160 MSP)
These tracks are also hitting the PS3 version of Rock Band on Wednesday, February 1st:
Bumblefoot - "Turn Around" ($0.99)
Winds of Plague - "California" ($1.99)
Halfbrick Studios - "Pirats 'Til We Die" ($0.99)
Vangough - "Estranger" ($0.99)
Rival Sons - "Torture" ($1.99)
Nevermore - "Without Morals" ($1.99)