Saturday, May 2, 2009


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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Scream the Prayer Tour Dates Announced

I caught last years Scream the Prayer tour in Louisville KY. The tour, which features some of the biggest names in breakout Christian Metal/Hardcore, featured TONS of notable bands, but most notably bands like Sleeping Giant, Impending Doom and more.

This year, the lineup is more diverse, and in some ways "bigger"
Sleeping Giant (who is one of my favorites) returns. This years tour is headlined by Haste the Day (snore), with appearances by The Chariot, Gwen Stacy, and a big surprise from a guilty pleasure of mine... Project 86.

Anyways, you can check out the tour dates on any of the band's MySpace pages, i'll probably be at either the one in Louisville or Nashville.


NEW MUSIC: He is Legend/The Mars Volta/TDWP and many more.

He is Legend recently put up a new demo for their new record which can be heard on their myspace. The song is uber weird, and chances are i'm probably not going to buy this record.

A new Mars Volta song is up somewhere and yeah, I snagged a copy. Apparently it's the single. Sounds really good, and to my ears, it sounds like they've finally come to terms with the fact that they are a post-hardcore band. It has the Mars Volta swagger with At the Drive-In attitude, much like many of the songs on their last record. Sounds good, can't wait to pick the album up.

The Devil Wears Prada has unveiled yet another track from their upcoming album. I'm not a TDWP fan, but the first two songs weren't that bad. Pretty heavy, and yeah I'd say they're developing their own sound. They're showing good signs of consistency but still progressing, so as much as people want to hate, i've gotta give them props. Still not really a fan though, but hey, props to them.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Chariot Puts Up New Music, Still Thinking They're Heavy Musics Saviors

Ahh The Chariot.
Josh Scogin is still riding the coattails of his involvement in Norma Jean's Bless the Martyr, Kiss the Child, and in doing that, is on his 3rd, or maybe 4th, lineup in The Chariot, and is still making the same record so it seems.

Is it just me, or are they not doing ANYTHING different?
If you're going to make a memorable noisecore record, at least make it scary as hell like Spitfire's Cult Fiction.

Bottom line is every artist needs to change and evolve, and it would be great to see a band that has been around since 2004 do something different for a change.

MeWithoutYou - Am I Missing Something?

I put an old picture of the band on here for a reason. I remember hearing MeWithoutYou on a SolidState sampler CD 2003. The band was so different and original it was scary. There was an angsty poetic feeling behind their presence, the aggressiveness of a Post-Hardcore band, and the revolutionary qualities of a band like At The Drive-In.

When hitting the frontlines with their record label full-length debut A-B Life, the band delivered. After that they started moving away from the style, moving towards a more indie and rootsy feel.Personally, I didn't mind this change at first with the deliverance of Catch for Us The Foxes. From there the trend progressed further into the more indie stylings.

I recently got a preview of the new album and it has gone even further. I don't mind good indie music, and I can see where people who are deeply rooted in uber indie rock styles, but this just isn't catching for me.

Namely, my biggest peeve of this whole thing is the lyrics. Mostly a cross between animals and food of all things, but they're everywhere. At least when Bob Dylan did he was blatantly on drugs. And if that's the case for this band, I would at least like for them to let me know.

Regardless, i'll probably get nailed for this by MWY fans, but i'm sorry, i'm just missing it with this band. It's one of those things where I say, "what's the big deal?"

A Couple Noteworthy Records Out Today

As Cities Burn - Hell or High Water
Manchester Orchestra - Mean Everything to Nothing

Both are great so go pick them up.

Monday, April 20, 2009