L.A. hardcore band Rotting Out are currently on tour and are gearing up to release their follow up to 2011′s Street Prowl with The Wrong Way. The band just got off a small European tour with Expire and are now on tour with The Ghost Inside, Stick To Your Guns and Stray From The Path. While on tour with Expire the band recorded some live footage along with some interview segments which I am very happy to share with you! Read past the break for the exclusive video, enjoy! READ MORE
Ex-Sworn Enemy guitarist Lorenzo Antonucci has put together a video (that was shot at the Sumerian Records offices) calling out Falling In Reverse vocalist Ronnie Radke (who used to be the singer of Escape The Fate) for his incredibly egomaniacal attitude that includes kicking support act I See Stars off of the “The Thug In Me Is You Tour”, throwing fans out of venues for simply wearing t-shirts or chanting “I See Stars!”, and, perhaps the most idiotic, throwing microphone stands into the audience at Six Flags in Jackson, NJ, causing physical harm to several fans AND banning all future metal shows from ever playing that venue again. Below is the video that includes fan interviews, news coverage, and footage of Radke being an egotistical prick. Also below are statements from I See Stars and Ronnie Radke. READ MORE
To add to all the other awesome exclusives we here at BD Music
have gotten this week, we are super pleased to bring you the video for Winds Of Plague
‘s “Refined In The Fire
“. The video is nothing less than entertaining and features a bunch of gore and zombies. “Being a big fan of both horror films and Halloween we wanted to do a video to tie into both.
” Says vocalist Johnny Plague
. “We created a video set in a post apocalyptic era… Not too long into the video you realize the cause of the end of society as we know it, ZOMBIES! I play the role of zombie slaying bad mother fucker roaming the dessert looking for salvation. Instead I find a shack infested with all sorts of evil. To capture this horror based music video I recruited my people at Knotts Scary farm. Designer Brooke Walters as well as a legion of monsters. Happy Halloween followers of Plague, stay bloody!
” Read past the break to check the video out. Enjoy! READ MORE
Norma Jean have announced a full headlining US tour throughout starting at the end of February and running through March in support of their latest release, ‘Meridional’ (review here). Direct support will come from Of Legends and Impending Doom. Century Media punk/hardcore band Stick To Your Guns will join the tour a week in. Check out the tour dates after the jump.
“We will be playing a lot of songs that we haven’t played in a long time and some that have never been played at all, old and new. It will be one of the most eclectic sets we’ve ever played for sure,” said vocalist Cory Brandan. “I think of any headlining tour we’ve done to this point, this is the show to come to if you are a true Norma Jean fan. Doesn’t matter what record is your favorite, we’ll be playing something from it. We’re very excited and are working really hard to make sure it’s going to be excellent.”
But all that doesn’t matter when compared to this tour poster:
Click on picture to expand it’s awesomeness
Look at that thing! Let’s run down the list: there’s a T-Rex, an AT-AT, a tank, helicopters, a race car ON FIRE, scores of bombs raining down and, lastly, a city that has just been hit by a nuke. Yup, quite possibly the most epic poster ever. READ MORE
Bursting at the seams with a vibrant energy and overall positivity comes the Orange County sensation STICK TO YOUR GUNS, who’s newest offering, The Hope Division, is the soundtrack to the new hardcore/punk revolution. Visionary Jesse Barnett (vocals) was originally inspired to form a band that would provide him with a medium to project his view points and reflect his musical influences and he continues to do just that to this very day bringing a new stable of accomplished musicians on board. STYG blends melody, heaviness, and sincerity into one solid sound that will cater to fans of Comeback Kid, Ignite and Rise Against.
STYG are currently in the midst of a headlining North American tour dubbed, “The Faith In The Untamed Tour”, with As Blood Runs Black, Attila, For The Fallen Dreams and Close Your Eyes. Be sure to head over now to www.myspace.com/styg
to check out their complete tour itinerary and also view the stellar new video clip for the track, “Amber”, shot by renowned director Scott Hansen (Otep, For Today).
Sealakes, the new solo project from Casey Lagos debuted a video of Lagos recording the song Go Again on www.myspace.com/sealakes
. Lagos plays drums, guitar, bass, piano and performs vocals for the project. “I started playing drums and guitar when I was three years old. I usually write songs by a riff appearing in my head and from there I can imagine the whole arrangement with drums” Lagos said. Two songs Go Again and Every Heart appear on the myspace
page and hint at the muscular yet melodic approach of the project.
Though only 22 Casey Lagos has been a professional musician for over six years. The Orange County CA resident was a founding member of Stick To Your Guns who released their first album on Sumerian Records (The Faceless, Asking Alexandria) when he was sixteen. Around the same time Lagos was playing drums for rhythmic hardcore unit, The Warriors which afforded him the experience and connections to give Stick To Your Guns a good kick off. After years of touring and contributing writing for a significant portion of Stick To Your Guns sophomore album Comes From The Heart (Century Media 2008) Lagos left to pursue a different path. ’After I was done playing with Stick To Your Guns I wasn’t sure what direction to head in. I knew music was the only thing I ever did well in but there weren’t any doors open at the time. It’s a crazy story but I went to a prayer group that’s part of my church. I told the lady running it that I just needed to see God’s direction clear as water and after praying she said God would give me a voice and he wants me to use it for him. I had always had a clean singing voice since I was a kid, but that hit me like a ton of bricks. On the drive home I tried to scream, which i could never do before, and it came out with ease, every time I got goosebumps. I then had all the pieces to the puzzle, seeing as I could already write music, the vocals were all of a sudden there, and I knew what I had to do.’
So, I want to apologize to you readers as I wanted to have this review up last week. However, considering last Wednesday was my birthday AND there is a lot being arranged for this music section, I kinda let this one slide by a wee bit. However, here it is and expect to have another review later on today.
‘The Hope Division’ is Stick To Your Guns’ third full-length release. This album also features completely new members, except for vocalist Jesse Barnett, from the last album, ‘Comes From The Heart’. Stick To Your Guns is a melodic hardcore band that has influences of punk and metalcore, all blended with positive lyrics and energy. But just because they are positive doesn’t mean they don’t know how to kick ass. ‘The Hope Division’ is a very good example of how music can be aggressive, in your face and heavy without the need to be evil or pissed off. Check after the jump for more details.
The perpetually-hilarious members of Evergreen Terrace recently returned from touring in Australia with Casey Jones on the “Cheer Up Emu Kid” tour. In what has become an Evergreen Terrace tradition, a side-splitting tour wrap up video has been posted that highlights some of the more ridiculous moments of the tour. Among other things, they eat Kangaroo shit, almost get murdered and get their hands on some Horny Goat Weed – all that and more can be seen now on MetalBlade.tv HERE
Evergreen Terrace played SXSW in Austin, TX earlier this year and guitarist Josh James hosted a segment for Metal Blade TV that showcased a phenomenon unique to metal and hardcore: moshing. In this video, Josh James interviews and does play-by-play for some moshers and Dennis from Alesana unveils his new mosh move, “The Care Bear”. Check it out HERE
Evergreen Terrace will be spending part of their summer as part of this year’s Thrash And Burn Tour alongside Asking Alexandria, Kittie, Born Of Osiris, Impending Doom and more! The tour officially starts July 16 and Evergreen Terrace will join the tour from August 2nd through August 15th. The band’s latest album, Almost Home, is available everywhere now!
Los Angeles based The Ghost Inside are readying their new album The Returners for a June 8th release on Mediaskare Records. Returners boasts the band’s most developed and anthemic material yet, guaranteed to set off fist pumping and sing-alongs at any show. The new album also features guest vocals from Brendan Foley of Betrayal, Tommy Green of Sleeping Giant and Mat Bruso (ex Bury Your Dead). Speaking on the spots vocalist Jonathan Vigil revealed “Well, were good friends with the band Betrayal and we all really like Brendan’s voice and we asked him and he was down to do it. Basically, it’s the same thing with Tommy from Sleeping Giant, except we specifically wanted him for the song “The Conflict” because of what the song is about and how it deals with the two sides of Christianity in the hardcore scene. Lastly, Shane (Frisby) who produced our record is really good friends with Mat Bruso and he called in a favor. Mat poured Coca-Cola all over himself in the vocal booth. It was awesome.” READ MORE
The Ghost Inside have posted a new song titled “Through The Cracks” right here: www.myspace.com/theghostinside
. The song is from the forthcoming album “Returners” to be released via Mediaskare Records on June 8th.
The band is currently touring Europe with Deez Nuts and will be hitting the U.S. with Stick To Your Guns, Abacabb and Gravemaker next week for a mini tour. Check the official MySpace above to see if the show will be in your area!