Southern rock band Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster have released a video for Open Your Eyes, which comes off their latest album IV. The video stars cult acting legend Danny Trejo as a man with some rather sinister intentions. However, what awaits him is definitely NOT what he expected.
A few weeks ago, I got the opportunity to go and check out TesseracT, one of my favorite new bands, rocking the Magic Stick in Detroit, Michigan. Calling them new is a bit misleading as they’ve been in the underground scene for years. However, since signing to Century Media Records, their rise in popularity is nothing short of astounding. They’re currently nominated in the Metal Hammer Golden Gods as “Best New Band” (cast your votes here), they’ve toured all over the world and they have several surprises up their sleeves for 2011 alone (I can’t say what yet, but it’s awesome). Check after the jump for some live photos and a review.
When arson claimed the homes of over 40 families in his hometown of Coatesville, Pennsylvania from 2008 to 2009, the emotional trauma of the tragedy spurred Fred Mascherino (ex-Taking Back Sunday) to pick up his guitar and start penning music for his new all-star supergroup Terrible Things, which includes Josh Eppard (Coheed & Cambria) and Andy Jackson (Hot Rod Circuit). Their self-titled major label debut will be released on August 31, 2010 via Universal Motown and was produced and mixed by Jason Elgin (Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster, Collective Soul) and mastered by Roger Lian (Bayside, Coheed & Cambria). “The album cover is metaphoric to what was going on in my town last year and it was actually pretty emotional for me watching that house go up in flames,” Fred says of the image of his two children having a tea party while a nearby dollhouse is engulfed in flames. Fortunately for Terrible Things, the only thing that will be on fire will be the band, as they blaze a trail this Summer for a handful of shows on the 2010 Vans Warped Tour and October dates supporting Mae (tour dates inside).