Full Blown Chaos On Heavyweights Of Hardcore Tour
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On October 19th Stillborn Records recording artist Full Blown Chaos released “Waking The Demons”, and now take their legendary brutal live performances to the road on the “2004: The Heavyweights Of Hardcore Tour,” featuring Hatebreed, Terror, Full Blown Chaos & No Warning plus Sick Of It All, reports press release.
Songs of inner-strength backed with riffage that hug hairpin turns and a dynamite-triggering rhythm section. Full Blown Chaos is a roaring sonic blitzkrieg with more to offer than the tired tough guy mentality!
2004 finds the quartet dishing out their blend of bone cracking hardcore with puncturing metal on their first full-length album titled "Wake The Demons." The experience is a bona fide thrill ride of chest pounding yet gripping sing-along screams from front man and lyricist Ray Mazzola along with the persuasive guitar megalomania of Mike Facci coupled with grenade popping drums of brother Jeff Facci; and finally, the crushingly infernal mix on "Wake The Demons" is crowned by the determined and vivacious bass performance of Ed Conroy.
Full Blown Chaos is the strong contender for glory in today’s extreme music scene. With two EPs under their belts, the self-titled DIY 2001 EP - later released on Jailhouse Records (bassist Ed Conroy’s label). Then, in 2003 Jailhouse Records along with Stillborn Records (headed by The "P Diddy of Metal" Hatebreed front man and MTV2 Headbanger’s Ball host, Jamey Jasta adopted the New York-based band for the rake-you-over-the-coals forceful "Prophet Of Hostility" release.
FBC vocalist Ray Mazzola’s influences include metal icons Philip Anselmo and Max Cavalera whose inspiration propelled the serendipitous circumstances under which FBC first kicked off their career. “We all knew each for a long time, a couple of years ago my old band and Full Blown were sharing a rehearsal studio, eventually we did a switch of vocalists and I joined Full Blown because I was as serious as they were. In fact, serious is an understatement! Full Blown Chaos raises the bar as far as most bands go in the realm of touring. This year alone performing over 200 shows with bands like Superjoint Ritual, Sepultura, Chimaira, God Forbid and even landing a few dates on The Jagermeister Tour with Slipknot and Fear Factory. Ray explains, “We have very good breeding musically, I was big into hardcore, big into metal, and that goes for the entire band.”
"Wake The Demons" is a testament to Full Blown’s prowess for brazen hard-core breakdowns and walls of cringing metal with Slayer-like speed and agility. Bassist Ed Conroy furthers, “Whether we go out with hardcore bands like Agnostic Front or metal bands like Six Feet Under when we play our set the crowds, though diverse, give the same reaction. Needless to say, that is what celebrated producer Zeuss has harnessed on "Wake The Demons"; that sense of versatility underlined with a guttural, in-your-face execution. “The whole direction of the band is to keep a wide range of music, not to necessarily pigeonhole ourselves into metal or hardcore. Versatility is key; I grew up on Sick Of It All, Gorilla Biscuits and War Zone. Then I got into Machine Head and Pantera” states a band representative.
As a lyricist, Ray matches the musical intensity with fire-starting integrity and describes it as, “Very aggressive, for instance, we have a song called ‘Unlearned,’ it’s about not having to conform to please other people. Make up your own mind, you don’t have to be part of a group to be accepted, I am for unity, but you can be an individual and still be accepted,” he sums.
Stillborn Records presents:
11/24 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre - CT Hardcore Fest
11/25 - Thanksgiving - Happy Turkey Day!
11/26 - Albany, NY @ Saratoga Winners - Also appearing - Scurvy
11/27 - Syracuse, NY @ Club Tundra - Also appearing - Another Breath
11/28 - Erie, PA @ Forward Hall - Also appearing - Who Bleeds First
11/29 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Café - Also appearing - Kiss Of Death
11/30 - Towson, MD @ Recher - Also appearing - Slumlords
12/01 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx - Also appearing - Love Is Red
12/02 - Norfolk, VA @ Norva - Also appearing - Love Is Red
12/03 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's Also appearing - Love Is Red
12/04 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade NEW DATE Also appearing - Love Is Red
12/05 - Charleston, SC @ Music Farm - Also appearing - Love Is Red
Hatebreed, Sick Of It All, Terror, Full Blown Chaos & No Warning
12/06 - Columbia, SC @ New Brooklyn Tavern
12/07 - Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird
12/11 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues (Sponsored By Xbox)
12/13 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
12/14 - McAllen, TX @ La Villa Real
12/15 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Pavilion
12/16 - Austin, TX @ Backroom
12/17 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
12/18 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Bricktown Live
12/20 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
12/21 - Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa
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