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Metalcore and deathcore have become polarizing genres within the sphere of heavy metal, although the fans of both are just as fervent as the other genres, if not moreso. The lyrical sides of these genres are quickly becoming known for their earnest natures, cutting out the bullshit that several other genres tend to lather themselves up in to define themselves.
Hitting Nashville on the night of November 4th at the wonderfully eccentric Rocketown was a group of bands that take the high road, headlined by August Burns Red and assisted by Blessthefall, Defeater, and Beartooth. It was an unusually early show, with myself and bunches of attendees still in the security line awaiting entry while Beartooth were playing, having started promptly at 6:30.
Blessthefall has premiered a new music video for the song "You Wear A Crown But You're No King." Check it out below. The track is featured on the band's new album "Hollow Bodies."
"This video was definitely the most dangerous thing we've ever done as a band," explains lead singer Beau Bokan. "We had 3 cannons literally shooting flames 30 ft into the air and about 50 burning logs all around us. The entire fire department was there watching the whole thing with hoses ready, not to mention they had a medi-vac helicopter on call in case anyone was severely injured. I did actually light my arm on fire, it was the coolest (and the hottest) moment of my life. We were about 45 minutes from Houston in the middle of absolutely nowhere and filmed until 5am. We party." More...
Blessthefall has released a new music video for the single "40 Days," which can be viewed below. The new video offers the band's take on a zombie film, featuring lead singer Beau Bokan returning from his grave.
"After waiting around for several months for the new season of The Walking Dead to start back up we decided to take matters into our own hands and make our very own zombie flick, with a Blessthefall twist" explains Beau Bokan. "As many of our fans know we don't take ourselves too seriously, so we of course added a proper dose of BTF comedic value. The video was a blast to film and we even added a very special female guest zombie at the end. Hope you love this music video as much as we do and remember...you don't always live just once."
To follow a summer on the Vans Warped Tour, the Phoenix, AZ quintet is currently overseas on the Never Say Die Tour with We Came As Romans and Stick To Your Guns, and has recently announced a North American headline tour, including support from A Skylit Drive, At The Skylines, and Skip The Foreplay. Dates are available below. More...
The 2011 Fearless Friends Tour has announced several food bank donation opportunities that will be taking place at numerous tour stops. Fans will be able to make a donation in support of local food drives in Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA, Denver, CO, New York City, NY, and Tempe, AZ! All donations will go directly to local area food banks.
Additionally, blessthefall will be giving away special signed drumheads to lucky winners in the aforementioned markets. Moreover, the drumhead giveaway will include TOMS Sunglasses in Los Angeles, Lost and Loveless t-shirts and a Jedidiah Clothing jacket in San Diego, and a $50 Vestra Visa gift card from Tempe Marketplace in Tempe! More prizes are set to be announced soon.
The 2011 Fearless Friends Tour, which includes headliners blessthefall and supporting acts The Word Alive, Motionless In White, Tonight Alive, and Chunk! No, Captain Chunk is presented by Peter Says Denim, and is sponsored by Converse, Good Fight Entertainment, MerchNow, Tilly’s and WHOOZNXT. The tour is set to blaze through North America this November / December, and a current listing of tour dates can be viewed below. More...
Fearless Records has announced the full line-up for The Fearless Friends Tour 2011, which includes headliners Blessthefall and supporting acts The Word Alive, Motionless In White, Tonight Alive, and Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! The dates are as follows:
Nov 09 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Orpheum
Nov 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy Theatre
Nov 11 – San Diego, CA @ Soma (Main Room)
Nov 12 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
Nov 13 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Nov 14 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Nov 15 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Nov 16 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Nov 18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
Nov 19 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Nov 20 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
Nov 21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Station Four
Nov 22 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Nov 23 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Nov 24 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Nov 25 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
Nov 26 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Nov 27 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs
Nov 29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
Nov 30 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
Dec 01 – Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
Dec 02 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Dec 03 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
Dec 04 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southerland
Dec 05 – Orlando, FL @ Club Firestone
Dec 06 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Dec 08 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Dec 09 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
Dec 10 – St. Louis, MO @ Pop’s
Dec 11 – Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
Dec 12 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
Dec 13 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Dec 14 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Dec 15 – El Paso, TX @ Open Gate Church
Dec 16 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
August Burns Red has been named the Rock Band Network artist of the month with the band's track "Mariana's Trench." The act will also be adding the song "Internal Cannon" to the network shortly (the music video for "Internal Cannon" is also available here).
This week's additions to the Xbox 360 edition of the Rock Band Network, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Eminence - "Devil's Boulevard" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Desecration Day (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Morgawr - "Dawn (Blood Saga I)/Through the Maelström" (80 MSP)
Shakespeare in Hell - "Poor Yorick" (80 MSP)
Emery - "The Cheval Glass" (160 MSP)
Free Spirit - "Moonlight Ride" (160 MSP)
Free Spirit - "Shadow of a Man" (160 MSP)
Robin Skouteris - "American Hero vs. Done" (160 MSP) More...
I sadly arrived late for the show and missed all, but seven of the bands playing. Granted, I've never listened to the openers, since the majority of the bands were hardcore; a scene that I'm familiar with, but not a part of. This lead to an incredibly awkward experience, since I was immersing myself in a completely different culture.
After finishing up an upcoming interview with In This Moment, I entered the Congress Theater to watch Iwrestledabearonce. Having been chafed by Krysta Cameron's rabid parakeet screams when I saw the band play with The Dillinger Escape Plan, I was hoping that she may have improved as a vocalist during the past year on tour. Sadly, she's just as annoying as ever in a live setting, while the actual music remains unfocused, disjointed, and truly unfunny. Comedy metal can indeed work and Iwrestledabearonce should quit it with the funny sound effects and instead move on to having the humor come from their lyrics and stage presence. GWAR and Cannabis Corpse manage to be genuinely funny in an over-the-top way without annoying me because they don't bombard me with cheesy sound effects every ten seconds. It's a shame that Iwrestledabearonce still don’t comprehend taste and only make music for their own amusement instead of that of their highly annoyed audience.
In This Moment were up next and I have to say that ITM put on a great show. Maria's voice simply works better in a live setting than it does in the studio and it's a shame that they went from headlining to only playing five songs after only a few short months. Much like my experience with Warbringer and Job For a Cowboy, In This Moment won me over in the live arena. The fact that they put on such a great performance was sadly probably wasted on playing for a hardcore crowd who didn't appreciate their music, since much of the audience had left the venue during their set.
Next up was For Today, who I'd never listened to before, but managed to put on a good show despite being pretty generic modern hardcore. While the band doesn’t break any new ground or do much to stand out, they don't annoy me as much as most contemporary hardcore does. If I were more into the neo post-hardcore scene, I'd probably give the band a few more listens. Still, they're good for what they are and anyone into contemporary hardcore should give them a shot. More...
After several disappointing weeks with less variety in the metal department, this Friday's roundup of new Rock Band Network tracks includes offerings from Amberian Dawn, Black Guard, Ill Nino, Indestructible Noise Command, and Otep. The PS3 edition will also get music from Andromeda and Tesseract starting on the 21st.
The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 songs, including even the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Amberian Dawn - "Come Now Follow" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Come Now Follow" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Field of Serpents" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Field of Serpents" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Sampo" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Sampo" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Talisman" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Talisman" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Blackguard - "A Blinding Light" (160 MSP)
Blackguard - "A Blinding Light" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Ill Niño - "Against The Wall" (160 MSP)
Indestructible Noise Command - "Rain" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Otep - "Fists Fall" (160 MSP)
Where The Ocean Meets The Sky - "The Mettle of a Man" (160 MSP) More...
The first batch of dates have been revealed for the upcoming 2011 "All Stars Tour," which includes Emmure, Alesana, iwrestledabearonce, blessthefall, and more. You can view the list of confirmed bands at this location, with the currently announced dates, cities and venues being located below. More dates for both the United States and Canada are expected to be added in the coming weeks.
07/22 McAllen, TX – Las Palmas Racepark
07/23 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
07/24 Dallas, TX – The Palladium
07/26 Louisville, KY – Expo Five
07/27 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
07/28 Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
07/29 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
07/30 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
07/31 St. Paul, MN – Station 4 Outdoors
08/02 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
08/03 Montreal, QC – Olympia
08/04 Reading, PA – Eagle Theatre at The Sov Center
08/05 Poughkeepsie, NY – Mid Hudson Civic Center
08/06 Fitchburg, MA – Central Mass Expo Center
08/07 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
08/09 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
08/10 Richmond, VA – The National
08/11 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
08/12 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
08/14 Pensacola, FL – Seville Quarter Party Plaza
08/18 Scottsdale, AZ – Venue of Scottsdale
08/19 San Diego, CA – Soma
08/20 Anaheim, CA – The Grove
Update: the dates for the tour are now available at this location.
The full lineup for the inaugural edition of "The All Star Tour" has been announced. The tour will run from July 22, 2011 through to August 22. The confirmed list of dates are expected to be announced shortly. In the meantime here are the bands participating in the 2011 "All Stars Tour."
In This Moment
Born Of Osiris
The Ghost Inside
After The Burial
For All Those Sleeping
Memphis May Fire (select dates)
Motionless In White
Sleeping With Sirens
Normally there would be a bevy of new metal songs to rock out to on the Xbox 360, but unfortunately there were no new additions this week to the Rock Band Network. While the system is upgraded to Rock Band Network 2.0, fans will have to make due with already existing songs. The PS3 edition will be receiving several new tracks on March 1st, however. The list of upcoming PS3 songs coming on the 1st is as follows:
Blessthefall - "Hey Baby, Here's That Song You Wanted"
Miss May I - "Relentless Chaos"
Dimmu Borgir - "The Serpentine Offering"
A Day To Remember - "All I Want"
A Day To Remember - "It's Complicated"
Check back next week for more information on Rock Band Network 2.0 and any new metal additions to the game.
Atreyu's entire new EP, "Covers Of The Damned," featuring Aerosmith’s “Living On The Edge” is now streaming on Monster Energy's site. You can find it in their music player and then by selecting Atreyu in the artist dropdown.
Before Orange County, CA-based modern rock band Atreyu launch their "Congregation of the Damned" tour October 20 in Anaheim, CA, the band will release a free five-song digital EP titled "Covers of the Damned" on October 12 via www.guvera.com (US only). "Covers of the Damned" will also be available worldwide on iTunes, amazon.com and all popular music download sites. Limited edition vinyl copies will be available exclusively at each show on the tour (dates below). The tour will see several of these songs performed live with special guests.
"Covers of the Damned," produced by Noah Shain (As Tall As Lions, Orson, Endless Hallway), features two cover songs by Atreyu and three collaborations with the other bands on the tour. Shain notes that, “These young bands all have a unique and different approach to rock music...such radical interpretations of dangerously classic songs. It was amazing to see and hear these guys work together! We recorded the album in a very short amount of time and everyone followed their instincts, so what you hear is an honest interpretation of the music of an older generation filtered through the ears and hands of the generation of artists making the music that defines today's culture. Kind of a once in a lifetime gig for me. And not only is it a bad ass record, it's gonna be a f__king amazing tour!” Adds Atreyu’s Alex Varkatzas, “A whole tour teaming up to release an EP is a rare thing. We wanted to collaborate with the bands on our tour to create a fun series of covers. This shit was fun to record and will be fun to listen to.”
Atreyu and the members of Chiodos, Blessthefall and Endless Hallway recorded the EP in White Buffalo Studios from September 12 to 17. Architects (UK) vocalist Sam Carter recorded his parts remotely from the UK.
The songs are:
Aerosmith’s “Livin’ on the Edge” (Atreyu)
Dead Kennedys “Holiday in Cambodia” (Endless Hallway and Travis Miguel of Atreyu)
Volbeat’s “Guitar Gangsters and Cadillac Blood” (Atreyu)
Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back in Town” (featuring Atreyu vocalist Alex Varkatzas and guitarists Travis Miguel and Dan Jacobs along with Endless Hallway members Evan MacCarthy and Joe Mullen, Chiodos vocalist Brandon Bolmer, Architects (UK) singer Sam Carter and Blessthefall vocalist Beau Bokan)
Deftones “My Own Summer” (Atreyu guitarist Travis Miguel and bassist Mark McKnight with Brandon Bolmer and Tanner Wayne of Chiodos, Sam Carter of Architects (UK) and Jono Evans of Endless Hallway
All of the songs on the EP were important to the members of Atreyu in their formative years and contributed to their development as a band. Fans can see the behind-the-scenes footage of the making of this EP soon at RevolverMag.com.
Here are the latest Atreyu tour dates: More...
Orange County, California metalcore act Atreyu have announced the dates for their North American "Congregation of the Damned" tour. Atreyu will headline all shows with support coming from Blessthefall, Chiodos, Architects and Endless Hallway.
"Congregation of the Damned" tour dates:
Oct. 20 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
Oct. 21 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency
Oct. 22 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Oct. 23 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
Oct. 25 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
Oct. 26 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
Oct. 27 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
Oct. 28 - Edmonton, AB - EEC
Oct. 29 - Saskatoon, SK - The Odeon
Oct. 30 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick
Nov. 02 - Toronto, ON - The Phoenix
Nov. 03 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
Nov. 04 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
Nov. 05 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Nov. 06 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Nov. 08 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
Nov. 09 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
Nov. 10 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
Nov. 12 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
Nov. 13 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Nov. 14 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
Nov. 15 - Tampa, FL - Ritz Theatre
Nov. 17 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews
Nov. 18 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Nov. 19 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooz
Nov. 20 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
Nov. 21 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
Nov. 23 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Nov. 24 - Dallas, TX - The Palladium
Nov. 26 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee
Nov. 27 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
I recently got out to see the Cool Tour in Baltimore for a much-needed break. Featuring eight bands from every corner of the metalcore genre, one might be surprised to hear that this is the new tour by some of the Sounds of the Underground organizers, in it first year of the planned annual outing.
Let’s get one thing out of the way right away: With a name like “The Cool Tour” and a lineup full of metalcore bands, one might expect a bunch of straight/floppy haired teens in girl jeans as the audience. Luckily this was not the case, but it was clear that this tour is marketed to the younger and more trendy crowd. This was not your typical metal crowd, as short hair was the order of the day, but it was not what I expected either. While the name and first impressions might actually be a turn off to older and “true” metalheads, a closer look at the lineup reveals a few good reasons to check it out. I realized that if nothing else, headliners As I Lay Dying would put on a great show, and I also wanted to check out the much-hyped Between The Buried and Me as well as highly underrated Cancer Bats. If you are one who hates all things ‘core, don’t bother, however.
This was my second show at Sonar, and my impression of the venue since the first time was much improved. It seemed more organized and the security and staff were extremely helpful, the latter putting up with bands’ verbal jabs at them looking bored while encouraging the crowd to crowd surf to give them something to do.
While the entire venue was in use, the bands played only the main stage. Fortunately they had the process of switching bands down to a science and there was only a 10 to 15 minute gap between bands’ 30 minute sets for the most part.
Note: with a only passing familiarity with many of the bands, I am not able to name many songs or give set lists for this tour, even for the bands whose CDs I own. But read on for my account of the concert. More...
The COOL TOUR download pack has been released. The package is full of merchandise and goodies, listed below. You can get it at the COOL TOUR Facebook page.
The download pack includes:
As I Lay Dying merch coupon for $3 off a purchase over $30 at asilaydyingstore.com
Underoath merch coupon for 15% off a purchase over $20 at underoathmerch.com
Cancer Bats MP3 "Sabotage"
Invisible Children Video
Atticus Coupon for 25% off anything in the Atticus Black Webstore
Alt Press Coupon for a 1 year digital subscription for only $5
The Acacia Strain: "Dr. Doom (live)," taken from their recently released 2DVD "The Most Known Unknown."
War Of Ages MP3 "Collapse"
Ding! Coupon for 20% off anything at dinglife.com
Facedown Records coupon for 10% off merch and music at facedownrecords.com
Blessthefall MP3 "To Hell And Back"
Fearless coupon for 10% off http://fearless.merchnow.com/
Free Fearless Records Summer 2010 sampler
2010 Cool Tour New Artist Sampler (provided by Metal Blade Records & Good Fight Records).
Here's the Cool Tour 2010 sampler tracklisting:
1. The Absence - "Enemy Unbound"
2. Aeon - "Kill Them All"
3. Allegaeon - "The God Particle"
4. Barn Burner - "Holy Smokes"
5. Bison b.c. - "Two-Day Booze"
6. Brain Drill - "Monumental Failure"
7. Charred Walls Of The Damned - "Ghost Town"
8. Dawn of Ashes - "Seething the Flesh in the River of Phlegethon"
9. Fatal Embrace - "Wake the Dead"
10. Fleshwrought - "Mental Illness"
11. Istapp - "Vinterrket"
12. Kings Of Asgaard - "Vamods Tale"
13. Lightning Swords Of Death - "Nihilistic Stench"
14. The Ocean - "Swallowed By The Earth"
15. Return To Earth - "Back Of My Hand"
16. Skyforger - "In The Underworld"
17. System Divide - "Vagaries of Perception"
18. Valkyrja - "Oceans to Dust"
19. Woe Of Tyrants - "Creatures of the Mire"
20. Cancer Bats - "Dead Wrong"
21. Son of Aurelius - "Mercy For Today"
22. I Am Abomination - "Since 1776"
23. This Or The Apocalypse - "Charmer"
24. Rosaline - "London Lost Its Fog"
Fearless Records is currently giving away a free MP3 sampler pack including previously-unreleased material from The Word Alive and Amely. The sampler also includes tracks from Every Avenue, Artist Vs Poet, Breathe Carolina and Blessthefall, amongst many others.
The free sampler is available through the Fearless Records facebook page.
Fearless Records Summer Sampler 2010 Tracklisting:
1. Every Avenue – Tell Me I’m A Wreck
2. The Word Alive – Epiphany
3. Amely – Sing To You
4. Breathe Carolina – I.D.G.A.F.
5. blessthefall – To Hell And Back
6. Artist Vs Poet – Adorable
7. Go Radio – Goodnight Moon
8. Alesana – The Thespian
9. The Maine – Into Your Arms
10. A Skylit Drive – Those Cannons Could Sink A Ship
11. For All Those Sleeping – I’m Not Dead Yet
12. Mayday Parade – Kids In Love
13. Let’s Get It – Duck Duck Grey Goose
14. Sparks The Rescue – Hello Mexico
15. Eye Alaska – American Landslide
16. Motionless In White – Ghost in The Mirror
Western Massachusetts' THE ACACIA STRAIN, has posted the latest installment of their on-going in-studio video blog series. After the fall out of last week's video, front man Vincent Bennett shows his devotion to perfection by working on some new vocal patterns he's never experimented with before. THE ACACIA STRAIN entered Planet Z Studios in Hadley, MA with producer Zeuss to record the follow up to 2008's, "Continent" last month. The album will be released later in 2010 by Prosthetic Records. Check out the video below:
We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Phoenix, Arizona post-hardcore/metalcore band blessthefall's lead singer Beau Bokan shares a "heart-warming" pit story:
"So we're on tour with Silverstein, playing a show in Denver, Co and it's a packed house. Kids are getting rowdy. I could tell there were a couple obvious 'tough guys' in the crowd who were getting a little too excited. So I was keeping an eye on them. Before you know it, two dudes were in each other's faces and one of the guys throws a punch totally knocking the other one down. I made the band stop playing immediately. I told both of the dudes that if they were going to fight they could go outside and finish fighting otherwise they would have to hug each other if they wanted to stay in the show. So they hugged it out and the show went on. It felt awesome to make 2 strangers who were at each other's throats ACTUALLY hug it out just to stay in the show and see them have a good time."
blessthefall recently announced that they will headline The Bangover Tour this March/April with support from Miss May I, Greeley Estates and Before Their Eyes. The U.S. and Canadian run follows up their slot on The Atticus Tour late last year.
Check back every Tuesday for more tales from the mosh pit.
Phoenix, Arizona post-hardcore/metalcore band blessthefall has announced that they will headline The Bangover Tour this March/April. The U.S. and Canadian run follows up their slot on The Atticus Tour Oct/Nov 2009, and features support from Miss May I, Greeley Estates and Before Their Eyes. The dates come in support of their new album, "Witness," which stormed into the Billboard Top 200 at #56 and the Independent Chart at #6 in October 2009.
Full tour dates are as below:
03/24 - Pocatello, ID @ The Icon
03/26 - Edmonton, AB @ The Avenue
03/27 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
03/29 - Winnipeg, MB @ WECC
03/30 - Thunder Bay, ON @ The Roxy
04/01 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
04/02 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
04/03 - Montreal, QC @ Underworld
04/05 - Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
04/06 - Dayton, OH @ The Attic Club
04/07 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
04/08 - Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
04/09 - Little Rock, AR @ The Village
04/10 - Metaire, LA @ High Ground
04/11 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
04/12 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
04/14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Area 702 Skatepark