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Tragedy temporarily knocks out With Life In Mind in traffic accident. 0

Tragedy temporarily knocks out With Life In Mind in traffic accident.

Well sometimes bad things happen to good bands who are tearing things up. For those of you who don’t know, Hardcore/Metal/Progressive outfit, With Life In Mind (CI Records) suffered a nasty accident only a few days ago early on December 28th.  They were just starting out in the early stages of a small tour called “A Metal Christmas” headlined by Texas In July accompanied by other bands including Like Moths To Flames, A Hero A Fake, Destruction Of A Rose, I was lucky to see these guys live, but I’m guessing no one else will be able to see them...

An epic show in December: 20 Bands Of Christmas. 0

An epic show in December: 20 Bands Of Christmas.

If you weren’t at the 20 Bands of Christmas, you missed a great show that demonstrated some of the local talent and exposed the wannabee, the unoriginal, and the just plain weird and creepy bands who were all just thrown into the mix. Now this took place about two weeks ago, and I’ve been super busy, but I’ve been slowly compiling this mega post up until now. Christmas and New Years get in the way a bit.  Well, like any scene, there are some good bands, and well some bad ones. I’m a bit impressed then I thought I would...

Departure of the Two Founding Paramore Members? 0

Departure of the Two Founding Paramore Members?

Josh Farro (guitarist) and Zac Farro (Drums) have left Paramore. (If you hadn’t guessed by their surnames, they are brothers.) The two brothers told the Paramore members they would be leaving a few months ago, but it was posted on Paramore.net on the 18th of December.  “A couple of months ago, Josh and Zac let us know they would be leaving the band after our show in Orlando last Sunday [December 12, at the House Of Blues venue],” they wrote. “None of us were really shocked. For the last year it hasn’t seemed as if they wanted to be around...

Is our music scene in trouble? AP readers vote Never Shout Never for artist of the year. 1

Is our music scene in trouble? AP readers vote Never Shout Never for artist of the year.

Well a saddening tragedy has just been committed today. Forget Anne Frank, and forget Obama because Never Shout Never has been voted by the AP readers for their Artist of the year.   All I can wonder is, WHAT THE HELL happened to our scene? Never Shout Never? What has Christopher Drew actually accomplished in people’s minds to earn this? It’s very likely that AP was flooeded with Tween girls who are enamored with our  own scene’s horrendous version of Justin Bieber. In fact, I honestly don’t know what exactly makes him apart of our scene with the exception of his...

20 Bands Of Christmas was Amazing! 0

20 Bands Of Christmas was Amazing!

If you weren’t there, you missed out, and you missed out badly.  There were some bad bands who I will mention tomorrow, but there were some real surprises which gives me hope for our scene! I’ll go into a huge mega post with plenty of details tomorrow, but I’ll give you a few following details: – 400 people showed up, and got the place buzzing. – Punchline was incredible. Absolutely incredible. Best live pop punk/indie rock band I’ve ever heard live. EVER.  Killer harmonizing vocals that blew my mind, and backup vocals to kill for.– Thyteira. Usually, I rip this...

After the Burial – In Dreams 1

After the Burial – In Dreams

After the Burial, a five-piece progressive metalcore band, is back with a new album titled “In Dreams”. After the Burial’s last release was a re-release of their second album “Rareform”. The re-release featured their new vocalist, Anthony Notarmaso. Anthony was welcomed by the band with open arms, and has continued to help After the Burial take their act to the next level. Starting from the beginning of the album, After the Burial picks up where it left off. My Frailty is the traditional technical/melodic masterpiece with a little bit of brutalness mixed in that you would expect from After the...

My music history, and where it led to 0

My music history, and where it led to

Disclosure: post from 5 years ago, and damn its cringe-worthy About 5 or 6 years ago, I did not like screamo music at all. I would label any kind of music with screaming as emo or screamo, and now I feel like such a fool. The bands I would listen to back then were Three Days Grace, Ill Nino, Panic! at the Disco, Queens of the Stone Age, etc. A few of the bands I listened to back then(Slipknot, Linkin Park) did scream, but it was not an evil scream, so I guess I didn’t mind it too much. However,...

My Music Story – Chugcore 0

My Music Story – Chugcore

It all started about 2 years ago. I was bored one day, and wanted to chat to some people through the internet (yeah, sounds stupid). I joined this forum called DarkDemon. No idea why… cause… it was a stickman animating forum. LOL. So yeah, I was really active, and talked to a few people. A friend of mine from there introduced me to As I Lay Dying. At first I was like, “ew wtf is this?” but gradually it grew on me. I listened to As I Lay Dying on youtube, and I saw some other related bands, like Trivium,...

Elysion Fields and In Fear And Faith lose vocalists. 0

Elysion Fields and In Fear And Faith lose vocalists.

Sometimes bands have members depart rather amicably, while others simply don’t.  Vocalist Tim Sheridan from the Illinois native metal-core outfit, Elysion Fields, has left the band to start another band called “Autonomy”. Not much is known about this band yet except that its still trying to recruit a guitarist and a bassist. Sheridan was and still is on good terms with the band after the departure.  His replacement is Chris Fernandez an ex member of Thyateira.   I must however point out the benefit Chris has done for himself by getting away from yet another drag and disappointment upon this local...

Net Neutrality? COICA? Strikegently and mediafire could be doomed! 1

Net Neutrality? COICA? Strikegently and mediafire could be doomed!

Usually I dont post about things political in nature because I suspect that most of us, like myself, listen and talk about music to get away from the real world, so to speak.  You get tired of the political BS, the promises of “change” and all the other nonsense. However, we must pay close attention nevertheless. I however, am worried because the sites I watch, cherish, and enjoy such as Strikegently, mediafire, fastpasstv, and other are in real danger of suddenly being seized by the government at any time.  I encourage everyone to watch carefully for the signs of the government...

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