August 2012


VEVO premiered the video for 'STILL SWINGIN' , the first single off of their upcoming album The Connection (October 2, Eleven Seven Music). The track is currently number seven at Active Rock and has charted at Alternative radio formats merely weeks after impacting. The track is equal parts classic Papa Roach with big hooks and an anthemic chorus, coupled with modern electronic elements; a song that at one time captures the hard rock band's signature sound while exhibiting their contemporary edge. Check out the video HERE.



Madball has premiered a brand new video for the song “The Beast” on Crave Online today. The video, filmed in Badalona, Spain while on tour with Portugal’s Devil In Me, utilizes gritty backdrops and shots of the New York hardcore legends’ crushing stage performance.

Watch the video for “The Beast” (directed and produced by Devil In Me guitarist Pedro Matos, with editing/post-production by Màrcio Thebonus Pitè and camera work by Duarte Domingos) courtesy of Crave Online HERE.


Greece metalheads Limbo X has taken their influence of metalcore and twisted it together to format a unique style of metalcore, thrash metal, and melodic death metal to expose who they are and what they are aiming to do. The band caught up with me to discuss their music scene in Greece, history, and latest demo release.

1. So tell me about the music scene in Greece?

The progress of the Greek scene has been remarkable over the last decade .Unambiguously, both the compositions and the performances of Greek bands have become richer and more elegant. Some of our bands have even made their  breakthrough in the international scene. Specifically, bands like Karma Violence, Cerebrum (featuring the drummer of NILE, George Kolias ), Inveracity, Sacram and of course the renowned groups Rotting Christ and Septic Flesh make vident the great potential of the Greek scene.

 2. What type of band are you?

We are a thrash metal band with metal-core influences and melodic death elements interpreted through five entirely different personalities.

 3. Why did you want to name the band Limbo-X what does it mean?

Initially the band was named Limbo, a Latin word referring to the edges of Hell. The notion of those who die in Original Sin was always fascinating for us. Later we decided to add the X as a direct reference to the X factor that is the unique personality of each group member.

4. Tell us the brief history of your band.

Each member of the band has a back around in playing music at several groups of town and at various styles. But the music scene in Chalkis , where we are from, is very small and we also had a more personal relationship.  In November 2009 the band members after some rehearsals decide that they have a common vision for the music the like to play. As a result of those rehearsals and playing live we decide to write and record our  first demo ‘’ First tie to cut..’’

5. Tell me about your demo how many songs were recorded for it?

The demo ‘’First tie to cut…’’ was recorded from January to July 2012 in Chalkis . Five tracks were recorded for the demo release ‘’First tie to cut…”  and two of them , ‘’Cut the ties” and  ”Through the mist” have been uploaded on YouTube. The other three tracks are titled ‘’Rainy Days’’ ‘’Important…what is it?’’ and ‘’An illusion to last’’.

6. Is this demo going to be released as an EP or a full-length album?

The demo among with some new stuff is going to be released as a full-length album. We are currently interested in the promotion of our demo. Moreover, comments and constructive criticism on our work is more than welcome. We have also prepared new stuff for the album, which still needs some work on the details and the structure.

7. What are your songs about? (What specific themes do they cover?)

Our songs are about simple every day issues that are extremely relevant to our modern way of life.  Of course the lyrics have been processed through an allegoric prism in a way that offers an excellent opportunity for multiple interpretations.

8. Do you write your own songs? (Discuss the songwriting process in detail.)

Of course and we record our own ideas. The composition of the tracks is result of an idea that our guitarist John is performing. Then after rehearsals , changes and of course some fights , tracks have their final version. Our goal is to complete the vision of the band of how the track should be sound , the band members must be satisfied and of course to officiate at live shows.

9. Who are your musical influences?

Our core influences are bands like Slayer, Sepultura  Nevermore , The Haunted, Machine Head and Pantera. We are open to anything that is strong and meaningful.

10. How do you describe your music to people?

Our music is a melting pot of American Thrash metal with elements of American Death Metal and Metalcore.

11. What image do you think your music conveys?

Our music is aggressive, energetic and conveys a deep internal pressure that we believe to exist in every modern human due to our stressful way of living.

12. What inspires you to do what you do?

Our everlasting source of power is our deep love for the genre , the need for expression through the music and the opportunity to escape the everyday routine.

13. What advice would you give to fellow bands?

Be true to your performances and never fake it. The sole motivation should be the need for personal expression and for music.

14. How does music affect you and the world around you?

We believe that music shapes our everyday actions and therefore every aspect of life is related to the music we choose.

15. What else do you have planned for 2012?

For the time being we‘re working on the promotion of our demo and on new material for our forthcoming album. We’re planning to finish the recordings of our album in the late 2012. Moreover, we are preparing for live performances and we are looking forward for gig invitations.

16. Anything else you'd like to say or add?

 First we would like to thank you for your invitation. Keep up the good work, keep promoting new bands. We would like to send a message to everybody: Stay healthy and fight back the troubles of life. Concerning our own band we would like to say that we hope our plans will come true and that we‘ll perform live as much as possible.

Requiem for the Dead fronted by former frontman of the goth heavy rockers I Am Ghost, Steven Juliano, one of the other members guitarist/programming TY posted the following message on the band's Facebook page;


"Hello everyone, Ty here.

As of yesterday, I have officially parted ways with RFTD. It was a long time coming as over the months creatively it's been a rough ride, with mostly conflict and disagreements over the style and direction of the new material we were working on. It got to a point where it was just not working anymore, and I had to let go. It's not anyone's fault, just simply what had worked before was no longer functioning in a healthy productive manner.

I'm 100% proud of the debut "Always and Forever" and the amazingly warm reception everyone has given it in the year since it's release. Especially since it was Steve's post I Am Ghost output, and quite different from the sound his fans were used to. Many of you had become very interactive with me personally and I thank you for your support and positivity. It always made me smile and feel appreciated. Thanks to all of you who came out to the few shows we did, I always had a blast on stage.

Those of you who want to keep up with me and see what's next, you know where to find me.

Thanks,

Ty"

So Requiem for the Dead will have to find a new replacement in the upcoming future.



Death metal icons, Cannibal Corpse, have confirmed that they will be spending most of the month of October this year in the eastern hemisphere. This will be the band's first time in many of these cities, which include Jakarta, Tokyo, Perth, Seoul, as well as a show in Hawaii on their way back into the western hemisphere. The entire confirmed schedule can be seen below.

This tour, once complete, will leave few stones left unturned for Cannibal Corpse in the realm of international touring, as they completed a thorough tour of Eastern Europe in 2010 in which they performed in 10 countries in 18 days and met some random characters along the way. That experience was documented and released as the Global Evisceration DVD, which is available on-line HERE. Updates from the band's trek this October will be available (pending internet connectivity, of course) via the band's twitter account (@CorpseOfficial), bassist Alex Webster's twitter account (@AlexCannibal), and the official Cannibal Corpse Facebook page.

CANNIBAL CORPSE are touring in support of their critically lauded, impossibly brutal full-length, Torture, released through Metal Blade Records earlier this Spring. On the twelfth studio offering of their inspiring twenty-four year career, the Floridian quintet have never sounded so vital, the album building upon the wealth of powerful, dark, and memorable songs comprising 2006's Kill and 2009's Evisceration Plague and pointedly upping the ante at every turn. The record landed the band at #38 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart upon its first week of release, making it the highest debut in CANNIBAL CORPSE history! Torture landed at #7 on the Billboard Top Independent Album Chart, #4 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums chart and #32 Billboard Top Current Albums Chart. Produced by Hate Eternal's Erik Rutan, Torture continues to reap critical accolades from critics and fans around the globe and is yet another testament to CANNIBAL CORPSE's permanent allegiance to shrewdly arranged, pile-driving death metal madness.

TOUR DATES:

10/04 Adelade, Australia Flowers
10/05 Melbourne, Australia Billboards
10/06 Sydney, Australia Metro
10/08 Brisbane, Australia Hifi
10/09 Perth, Australia Capitol
10/11 Bangkok, Thailand Hollywood Awards
10/12 Jakarta, Indonesia Plaza Selatan Senayan
10/13 Solo, Indonesia Manahan Sports Center
10/15 Tokyo, Japan Club Quatro
10/16 Osaka, Japan Club Quatro
10/17 Nagoya, Japan Club Quatro
10/19 Seoul, South Korea Ax Hall
10/20 Beijing, China Yu Gong Yi Shan
10/21 Taipei, Taiwan The Wall Livehouse
10/24 Honolulu, HI Hawaiian Brian's


Swedish sleaze and punk influenced metal band SISTER recently filmed a video for the track Werewolves on Blackstreet during the band's recent performance at this year's Sonisphere Festival in Madrid, Spain. Shot and edited by Jimmy Johansson, Werewolves on Blackstreet highlights the band's experience at the festival both on and off stage. Check it out HERE.

"The trip to Madrid and Sonisphere Festival was an awesome experience. We definitely had a fucking blast! To share the stage with giants like Slayer, Soundgarden, Limp Bizkit, The Offspring and Metallica is just wicked. Check out our video and catch some of the highlights from our travel.

Sonisphere is indeed a great festival both on and off stage. We want to send out a big thanks to the festival organizers and to our Spanish fans! And of course Jimmy, son of K, Johansson for shooting and editing all of our stupidities. See you guys next time!


For nearly fifteen years, ILL NINO has gained a loyal and dedicated fan base while creating their own unique style of Latin-influenced, aggressive metal. They are preparing for the release of their sixth full length album titled Epidema, out October 22. Utilizing bilingual vocals, Latin/tribal rhythms and powerful melodies, Epidemia is bound to spread worldwide. Listen to their brand new track “The Depression” HERE.

ILL NINO will join EMMURE and STATIC X on the Noise Revolution tour beginning September 19 in Billings, MT. The tour will hit over twenty-one cities throughout the US before wrapping up in Lubbock, Texas on October 17. Fans will a chance to see new songs from Epidemia performed LIVE on stage.

Stay on the lookout for new tour updates and music releasing HERE. Pre-order packages are available at the Victory Records webstore starting as low as $19.98. Order now!



TOUR DATES:

9/18- Cheyenne, WY @ Atlas Theater **
9/19- Billings, MT @ Babcock Theater
9/22- Fargo, ND @ The Venue
9/23- Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
9/24- Bloomington, IN @ Castle Theater
9/27- Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
9/28- Circle Pines, MN @ Bamboo Betty’s
9/29- Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
9/30- Jackson, MI @ Rak’s
10/01- Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
10/03- Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
10/04- Green Bay, WI @ Riverside Ballroom
10/05- Traverse City, MI @ Ground Zero
10/06- Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
10/07- Portage, IN @ Camelot Arena
10/9- Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Theater
10/11- Shreveport, LA @ Riverside Warehouse
10/12- Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
10/13- Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
10/14- Farmington, NM @ Top Deck
10/17- Lubbock, TX @ Cactus Courtyard

**Ill Nino will not be performing




Montreal, Canadiens Truth Behold is an aggressive deathcore outfit founded in 2010 consisting of five musicians the music is strongly composed by and strummed by Cairn Tse-Lalonde, exhaled by Victor Soubry, strummed also by Anthony Karaplis, fingered by Charles Coutu, and brutally battered to death by Jay Essiambre. Having released some demos and a one hit single "Omitted Omniscience", these guys have got a whole lot more of recording ahead of them and this future of theirs has no limits and shall not be ignored!



1. What type of band are you?

As a band, we're not big on the whole subgenres trend that's going on right now. We are whatever kind of band that that our listeners hear us to be. In short, we call ourselves a metal band, but we're classified most often as by our listeners as Technical or Progressive Deathcore. We've also quite often been called Jazz-core, Derp-core, Potato-core and Apple-core.

2. Tell us the brief history of your band.

Honestly, there have been numerous lineup changes, so I'll just lay down some of the basics. Originally we were five 15-16 year olds who enjoyed playing music together. Unfortunately, stuff happens, and for various reasons, half of our members are now different from the start. Now, we're five 17-18 year old guys, all with various musical background or education, currently recording our debut album.

3. Why the name Truth Behold what is the truth about having a name such as this?

Back when we were 15 or 16, our drummer's girlfriend made the name Truth Behold up, and we thought it sounded cool, so we decided to keep it. It's quite a lame reason for a band name, but it's the truth! I guess we would also like to think that we behold the truth, so it makes a fitting name for us.

4. What is your music background?

Each member of the band has been trained individually in a variety of styles of music with multiple instruments. Three of us are currently studying in college level jazz; Cairn in guitar, Jay in drums, and Charles in electric and upright bass. Anthony (guitar) was previously trained in classical piano, Victor (vocals) was trained in jazz upright bass, and Cairn in classical violin. Each of us having a background in music theory allows us to work with and play the songs that we do!


5. What are your songs about? (What specific themes do they cover?)

Our songs have a wide variety of theme and subjects: misplaced faith, corruption, climate changes, but a subject that stands out a bit more on the album is the power of self-esteem. Subjects like the fear of failure, the choices we make in life, and the time we spend hesitating are all part of the more philosophical aspect of the album which takes a big part of the lyrics. We use ideas like rebirth (not to be confused with reincarnation) and looking upon one's past and future for guidance to try and demonstrate these themes as well as we could. We hope that our listeners can take something out of each of our songs in terms of meaning.

6. Do you write your own songs? (Discuss the songwriting process in detail.)

Yes we do. Musically, Cairn starts by getting song ideas in his head and writing them on Guitar Pro on the computer. He will then send it to Jay, where he'll add his own flavour and write his own fills and stuff. Following that, it is sent to Charles who adds his own ideas and teams up with Cairn to write cool majestic bass fills. This is essentially how the writing process goes down.

7. Who are your musical influences?

We take influence from many places. Genre-wise, the biggest one would probably be the band Veil of Maya. They were definitely the ones that got us into the genre and style of music. Jazz and pop are a few genres less similar to ours that we take influence from. Jay's jazz drumming knowledge is present in the rhythms he plays. Chord progressions from pop help to make parts of our songs catchy. Victor's vocal influences come from Vincent Bennett and Phil Bozeman for his vocal tone, and Keith Buckley as a lyrical influence. Our influences expand with time as we discover new music and continue educating ourselves musically.

8. Have you recorded any previous CDs or posted any audio files on the Internet?

We are actually in the process of recording our first CD currently! One track of it has been released to the internet, and it is called Omitted Omniscience. Search it up and enjoy (hopefully)!

9. What type of recording process did you use? Who produced your recording?)

Cairn produces the instrumentals. He records the guitars, Charles records the bass, and Jay sends over midi drums. Cairn then does the mixing, and sends it over to Jay. Jay's is where Victor records vocals. Jay applies his mixing skills to the vocals to make them fit in, and then masters the songs. Expect drastic mix improvements in our current music as opposed to our debut single, considering Cairn and Jay's experience and skills are ever-improving with the long hours of effort applied.

10. How did you sell your CD’s/Audio Files?

Our music is currently not for sale, but downloadable for free instead on our bandcamp page, where you can download our debut single Omitted Omniscience (http://truthbehold.bandcamp.com)! When our debut CD is released, we are planning to sell it on iTunes at least. Keep an eye out!

11. Tell me what is the music scene like in Montreal, Canada, any band recommendations?

The music scene in Montreal, Canada is one of the biggest music scenes in North America. Every genre of music is included in festivals and different shows. For example, annually, there is the jazz festival (jazz), Heavy MTL (metal), and many more! Also, McGill University has an outstanding world-renowned music program, and hosts concerts weekly. Regarding our local metal scene in particular, it is also quite large. Montreal often has some of the most packed shows, and there are many talented bands emerging from here. For example, the band which now broke up, Despised Icon, used to be fairly big. On their last two shows in Montreal, the venue was competely filled up and mosh pits had people crammed into each other. The music scene is taken very seriously here and will most likely continue to emerge.

12. How do you describe your music to people?

We could probably call our music strong, catchy, aggressive, or a bunch of other things, but our opinions regarding the strong points of our music vary among each of us and anyone else listening. To be completely honest, we play music that we like, and that sounds good to our ears. Jay likes to analyze the harmonic design of a part in order to make a singing melody, whereas Cairn doesn't really think of theoretical rules when coming up with riffs or leads, using his ears as a guideline. This goes to show how everyone has a different perspective on the music. We can't give a definite answer, as a band, on how to describe our music because we each hear and think of it differently. This is really an opinionated question to answer that varies from person to person, and there isn't a definite answer.

13. What image do you think your music conveys?

We hope it doesn't convey a certain image, but instead that each and every listener shapes their own image, and that the music we create means something different from one person to another. Dancing music to one, yoga music to another and an anthem to someone else possibly, the image is up to your imagination.

14. What advice would you give to fellow bands?

Our advice to fellow bands would be to be organized. Organization is key when trying to make it. If you can't stay organized yourself, you're either going to lose out, whether on opportunities, wasting time, or financially, or you're going to have to hire someone to do the work you can't do yourself. Obviously there are other important aspects to being a band, for example motivation and such. We could be trying to sound like heros and tell you that there's always hope, but that's pretty obvious. Things like motivation aren't advice we can give you. Either you're motivated or you aren't. Preparation and organization are things that a variety of people don't have, and it hinders one's ability to progress. Being prepared and organized will reduce your stress, will make you easier to work with, and facilitate everything.

15. What inspires you to do what you do?

Mainly our fans and the feeling of playing our music inspire us. The listeners inspire us to push further with their great comments, the constructive criticism they give us, and their enjoyment of our peculiar sound. They've been great, right from the start, in keeping us motivated. The feeling of enjoyment from the music we project to our audience is exquisite. It just feels so good to play your heart out to people and tell them a story through your instrument. Nothing beats that.

16. Do you want to add or say anything else?

Ya! Just a huuuuge thank you  to Natalie for giving us this opportunity to work with her!
And keep an ear out for us! More studio updates coming soon, as well as our album that should be dropping in late October! Wish everyone the best, and have a nice cheesecake!


Heavy metallers Accept is act unlike any other tracing their beginning's back to the late 1960s even. Guitarist Wolf Hoffmann had some time on his hands to talk with me about the band's upcoming co-headlining tour with thrash metallers Kreator. He says "It is our first tour with two German bands together which we've never done before so it's going to be very cool especially having Kreator touring with us." He goes on to discuss his life on the road with Accept and what they have planned afterwards.


1. How amazing do you think 2012 has been for you as a band so far?

Wolf: Oh it's been tremendous we just released our new album this past April, we had a tremendous tour all over Europe and we can't wait to kick off this U.S. tour which we're about to do.

2. How does it feel to have thirteen albums under your belt?

Wolf: Ya know it doesn't feel like it to me. I'm surprised by how many we actually have that it's crazy that I don't listen to our own music unless I have too. Then I have to rediscover those songs and it's hard to believe that we've even done them.

3 You will be a part of a co-headlining tour with Kreator and Swallow The Sun. If you could think of one thing you would like to accomplish the most through that tour what would that be?!

Wolf: Just to reconnect with the fans. It's not our first or last tour but it is our first tour with two German bands together which we've never done before so it's going to be very cool especially having Kreator touring with us. They are a legend in their own minds having a thrashy aggressive style than what we do. But I think it's going to be a very strong package.

4. What have you done to prepare yourselves for the tour?

Wolf: The same we always do play, get ready, just get ourselves strong for this huge tour, the trucks are packed, tour buses are rolling, so we are ready to go!

5. How easy is it to keep the motivation going on a daily basis for Accept?

Wolf: It's very easy because you have an audience waiting for you because as they say a show must go on! We're all in this for the fans so there's your motivation it's always fun to be able to do this so it's a very unique and awesome situation to have it's not a job to us.

6. Once the tour is over what do you have planned afterwards?

Wolf: This is going to be the first part of the tour, this part lasting for the first 5 weeks then we're heading off to Europe then going to Asia, Japan, and Australia so it will bring us up to Christmas time by then. So it will be pretty exciting for the next few months lots of travel days ahead.

7. Is there any song that when you play it live on stage makes your adrenaline levels kick in and make you want to go hyper?

Wolf: So many classics and great songs great stuff on "Blood of the Nations" but usually the newer the songs the excited you get. But for us it's hard to tell which is old and which is new. We try to write stuff that falls between the lines of the old school stuff we wrote years ago.

8. When it comes to performing each and every night does the time stand still or does it fly by when performing?

Wolf: It flies by sometimes we wake up and the show is over. I think it sounds like a lot being on stage for 2 hours but the time you're done it's already over.

9. What is one special effect or stage props that you would want to use or see during your shows?

Wolf: Whatever we really want we use there really isn't anything we can't have or want. I think nowadays it's more about the relationship of the band and performance than the production stuff.

10. What has been the biggest banner that you have used during any of your tours?
Wolf: I have no idea there all huge!

11. Anything you want to say to your fans?

Wolf: It's a great honor to be on stage and tour again. Being able to reconnect with the fans and our band Accept is better than what we were before, so come see us out in California in Hollywood and Anaheim because we're really excited about it!



Jeremiah Johnson and Randy Haines, along with the rest of Ara’Kus Productions, will be appearing at the Historic Everett Theatre on November 9th and 10th. Aeterno Elementum is a unique heavy metal opera that features powerful stage performances, authentic medieval battles (choreographed and enacted by members of the the Seattle Knights), and the soaring heavy metal music of the Ara’Kus band. Ara’Kus Productions seeks to create a unique experience for the audience by blending centuries old operatic conventions with the contemporary beat of heavy metal music, all while keeping it accessible and appropriate for all ages.

“We’re all extremely excited to be bringing this unique form of storytelling back to the Historic Everett Theatre.  This is really something different that you have to see to fully appreciate, and even long time fans will find a lot of new material to enjoy,” says Jeremiah Johnson, founder of Ara’Kus Productions and composer of Aeterno Elementum. Exploring the dark regions of the human soul, the visceral tale told by Aeterno Elementum features foul betrayal, impossible redemptions, and an all-important glimmer of hope in the darkness. Ara’Kus Productions brings an incredible cast of actors, acrobats, singers, and other performers to create an epic stage production that isn’t so much watched, as it is experienced.

These great talents include:

Jeremiah Johnson, Tenor and Guitarist
Randy Haines, Guitarist
Andrea Williams, Soprano
BJ Becker, Actor
Melody Anne, Aerialist
Byron Heflen, Seattle Knights
And Many More!

For the full details of the show and to purchase your ticket please visit www.heavymetalopera.com.


Australian rockers Hands Like Houses released a video for "This Ain't No Place For Animals," the second single off of the band's debut album Ground Dweller. The Rise Records act has been actively touring the US since making its debut on the "Freshman Class Tour of '12" and then the "All Stars Tour."

   

Hands Like Houses released Ground Dweller in March which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, #21 on Billboard US Indie Chart, and #141 on Billboard Top 200. The band will be heading out this fall on the "Collide With The Sky Tour," with Pierce The Veil headlining and Sleeping With Sirens and Tonight Alive rounding out the bill. Dates can be seen below.

TOUR DATES:

October 12th - The Glass House - Pomona, CA
October 13th - Soma - San Diego, CA
October 14th - Nile Theatre - Mesa, AZ
October 17th - The Door - Dallas, TX
October 18th - White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
October 19th - Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
October 21st - Rocketown - Nashville, TN
October 23rd - The Plaza Theatre - Orlando, FL
October 24th - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
October 25th - The State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL
October 26th - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
October 27th - Greene Street - Greensboro, NC
October 28th - Recher Theatre - Towson, MD
October 30th - Theater Of The Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
October 31st - Northern Lights - Clifton Park, NY
November 2nd - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
November 3rd - Theatre Corona - Montreal, Canada
November 4th - The Opera House - Toronto, Canada
November 6th - Mr Smalls - Pittsburgh, PA
November 7th - Houses Of Blues - Cleveland, OH
November 8th - The Crofoot - Pontiac, MI
November 9th - Houses Of Blues - Chicago, IL
November 10th - Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
November 12th - The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
November 14th - In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
November 16th - The Corazon - Seattle, WA
November 17th - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
November 18th - Ace Of Spades - Sacramento, CA
November 20th - Slims - San Francisco, CA
November 21st - House Of Blues, Los Angeles, CA
November 23rd - Hard Rock Cafe - Las Vegas, NV

Lancaster, PA metalcore outfit THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE have revealed two album teasers for their upcoming album "Dead Years". You can rely on THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE. It took two years before band’s third record for LIFEFORCE RECORDS sees the light of day. Another two years before “Haunt What’s Left” there was their commercial debut “Monuments”. Always there: troubled, heavy and emotive songs in between metal and melodic hardcore. This is exactly what you can expect from “Dead Years”, but this time singer Ricky is truly pissed and you can hear that!

The quintet from Lancaster, PA combines agile catchiness, striking technical ability and a good amount of Metalcore ingredients along with dense rock grooves. Producer Andreas Magnusson (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, HASTE THE DAY) just had to record the enormous intensity and vigor the songs from THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE are based on. So he did. “Dead Years” consists of ten hymns exploring the fields of metal, hardcore and rock in their own way. The quintet does not think too much. The guys just play what feels right and follow their gut instinct. This is the way THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE succeeds.





TEASER 1
http://youtu.be/8_cqUEI6IWI

TEASER 2
http://youtu.be/wo2G4XgSFA0




Death metallers Obituary have been around for almost 30 solid years since their formation way back when. Over the course of their musical career they have released various albums, toured relentlessly, and just doesn't seem to want to stop doing what they do. Frontman John Tardy who is 1 of 3 original members hence Terry Butler who is the bassist and new comer to the band as of 2010, had caught up with me to discuss his life on the road, upcoming touring schedule, and says that their upcoming ninth album will see the light of day sometime next year.


1. How amazing do you think 2012 has been for you as a band so far?

John:  It's been great actually we had a real fun year got to play a lot of shows and festivals playing with Slayer and Lamb Of God, all kinds of stuff. Just keeping busy and having a lot of fun. It seems every year it keeps getting bigger and better so we just have fun with it.

2. What's new in the recording of your music?

John: We were suppose to have an album done already but hadn't gotten around to finishing it up so we haven't had the time to finish it up. We did have the time off but we got busy doing other things spending time with family and friends out finishing on the boats and stuff like that, so we never got around to it. But we do have one we just need to put things together and record it. Since we will be out on tour this September and possibly November and then Europe in December this year is shot to getting it done. So we'll get it done it in time for the summer of next year.

3. If you could have a headbanging contest between you and the other guys who would win?

John: Wow that's a crazy question I definitely wouldn't want to go up against Corspegrinder (George Fisher vocalist of Cannibal Corpse) I'd probably pick someone like Tom Araya of Slayer so maybe go against him and then him and I can go drinking after tossing it around a few times.

4. You are about to start a fantastic headline US Tour with Broken Hope, Decrepit Birth, Jungle Rot and Encrust. If you could think of one thing you would like to accomplish the most through that tour what would that be?!

John: Obviously make it home in once piece. But we're really excited. I'm always getting fan email from fans asking when are we going to tour at home. So it makes the shows get bigger and more exciting and I'm looking forward to all of the good shows closer to home for sure.

5. What have you done to prepare yourselves for the tour?

John: We came up with this crazy idea to play songs off our earlier records. So we got our first three albums so Don (brother/drummer) so we worked on it and then we looked at each other and re-learn all of these songs again. The one's we had played before it had been a while. So we picked 6 songs off each of these albums covering most of the material. So it was challenging but we're getting tight and will be cool so it's going to be fun.

6. How easy is it to keep the motivation going on a daily basis for Obituary?

John: It can definitely be challenging but you look to your other members to get yourself pumped up and motivated. We don't sit there on stools it's extreme music so it takes that motivation to get yourself going and look to the other guys for that energy. I do always get emails from fans and those positive emails do keep you going too and we're all looking forward to this tour. It takes a little bit of time but I guess the closer the time comes it makes you have to get out there and just do it.

7. What are you looking forward to about working with Broken Hope, Decrepit Birth, Jungle Rot and Encrust on your tour?

John: I always tell people about this job is getting to meet big bands and other bands we always run into them befriending them. A lot of them I haven't even toured with them but bands like Jungle Riot and Broken Hope we have known for a long time so seeing them get back together is cool. So anytime the bands get together for the first day you're friends for a long time so that's always good.

8. Once the tour in the USA is over what do you have planned afterwards?

John: We're doing this tour in September and then in November may be going to Central America and then in December going to Europe so we're busy for the rest of the year. Then afterwards going back and finishing up this album.

9. Is there any song that when you play it live on stage makes your adrenaline levels kick in and make you want to go hyper?

John: There's usually a lot of them but when you start the night off with that first song you know what reactions you want from the audience. whether it' d be fast or slow. It seems we always end the night with the song "Slow We Rot" when that song kicks in it gets the biggest and most violent so that's always good.

10. When it comes to performing each and every night does the time stand still or does it fly by when performing?

John: We've always liked to look at it like we work about 23 hours a day and that 1 hour is spent performing on stage. So a lot of the time's everything you do flying, traveling, being bored, whatever it may be you go through that winds up being the hardest part but once you hit that stage and play for the fans we don't have to worry about anything we just play for the fans and that's how we look at it.

11. What is one special effect that you would want to use or see during your shows?

John: Well if we could have a bunch of naked girls on stage that would be cool but it doesn't quite fit into what we do. (Laughs) Ideally for us we don't always get to bring the production of what we would like to do. But the things I would like to do would be to have better lightening, some effects to dress things up a bit. It just gets kind of tough so a lot of the backdrops we even have we can't even use at times. Like bands like Slipknot the show's that they have are big and great so if we could have one like there's being so big each and every night that would be awesome.

12. What about stage props what items would you want to use?

John:  Ya know dry ice and flames are hard to beat! (Laughs)

13. What has been the biggest banner that you have used during any of your tours?

John: I think some of the biggest one's we've used for the festivals are probably 30 by 20 in size there huge around 50lbs I try carrying them around but they take up so much space and have to be in their own suit cases. You only get to use them during like two festivals and they just hang around afterwards but we do it.

14. Have you ever thought about playing a prank or joke on the audience for example since you're a metal band you come out on stage with acoustic guitars and then break them and just return to yourselves that's a creative but funny idea.

John: That would be quite funny right there. Come out with some acoustic Obituary come out with acoustic guitars, bongos, tambourines, would be funny. I could definitely see the kid's faces they would definitely be thrown a loop for that one.

15. To hear your songs played on radio, music videos on the internet and TV - how amazing does that make you feel?

John:  It's always weird especially for me being a singer. We don't have the huge budgets to do the types of videos we'd like to so we just pick a concept and do it as best as we can. But it does get weird looking at yourself and at the old stuff you have done. Like if you walked into your parent's house with some old friends and saw a picture of yourself when you were in the 8th grade and you wonder what was I thinking or why was I wearing that back then? But in the end you're stuck with what you did so that's how it goes.

16. If you could tell people who haven’t heard your music before why they should check you out right now - what would you say?!

John: A live show. For us live is far better than any album we have ever done. You get it more and there's probably a ton of people out there who would listen to our record and not get it. But the ones who do see us live understand it than the other way around. So for me it's one of those things, I want to change if some people were walking around and were dragged into a bar and saw us play they'd likely enjoy it more.

17. You guys have been around for almost 30 years do you ever sit back and actually think back as to "wow" I'm actually doing this. What run's through your mind?

John: It kinda of does we're all still pretty young at heart so we don't do stuff people typically our age would be doing. We could go and not do a album for like 5 or 7 years. So one album it was 7 years between them so I was doing interviews and ran into some people and how much of an influence our music was, like Slipknot, Pantera, Lamb of God, it wasn't until then that we got back together and it fell through it was nice to hear so we've been moving forward from then on.

18. You guys have toured a lot over the years but where hasn't Obituary set foot in?

John: We were talking with the guys of Lamb Of God who were just playing in India so that would be a cool place to go too. We get lots of offers to go to Indonesia and haven't been. There's so many places even in the U.S. that we haven't been too. But we've been fortunate to go to the places we have been. It's a great thing to be able to do and visit places and meet people. Like this last time we had 3 days off in Amsterdam which has a good friend of ours living there so we got to stay there see his family and how he lived his everyday life. It's a cool insight whether than using the airports and what not it's very cool.

19. Anything else you'd like to add or say to the fans?

John: Well mostly this tour is the biggest thing on our plate for right now. We just have a lot of shows coming up so we're just looking forward to getting back out there and having fun with what we do.


The all new Monster High line entitled Scaris Deluxe Travel coming January of next year takes our infamous ghouls on a traveling trip to Scaris! This doll line includes Frankie, Clawdeen, Rochelle, and two new ghouls Skelita Calaveras, and Jinafire Long.

Clawdeen Wolf

Frankie Stein

Rochelle Goyle

Skelita Calaveras

Jinafire Long


Get Scared's "Built For Blame, Laced With Shame" EP has no words to describe it. Since the departure of previous vocalist Nicholas Blake Matthews and the arrival of new vocalist Joel Faviere this is indeed a turn for the worse for the band. Frontman Joel Faviere takes reigns of things doing a somewhat decent job but cannot compare what so ever to Matthews work. Matthews is what made Get Scared who they were since the start now that his departure has parted ways there is only "hope" left for them.

In regards to this EP it's material has a series of songs 3 of which have been released "Built for Blame", "Problematic", and "Cynical Skin", these showcasing their classic talents but new appeal to Faviere's abilities. His vocal methods are talented and creative but again surly do not compare to what Matthews had brought to the band. Instrumentally guitar, bass, and drum work is downright flawless keeping in check to what was previously done dating as far back as to their first EP "Cheap Tricks and Theatrics".

Overall with this release and new addition Get Scared's old school fans will fall between the cracks of whether or not to move on with this "new" act or stick to their guns of adoring the "classical" roots.



Falling In Reverse on tour this fall! Featuring very special guests along with performances by Enter Shikari, I See Stars, letlive. and Matt Toka. VIP tickets are available for purchase HERE and general admission tickets go on sale August 31st!

TOUR DATES:

10.11 - Portland, OR - Wonder
10.12 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
10.14 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
10.15 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
10.17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Complex
10.18 - Denver, CO - Summit
10.20 - Minneapolis, MN - The Brick
10.21 - Des Moines, IA - Wooleys
10.22 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
10.24 - Kansas City, KS - Beaumont
10.25 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
10.26 - Sauget, IL - Pops
10.27 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
10.29 - Columbus, OH - Newport
10.31 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
11.01 - Grand Rapids, MI - Intersection
11.02 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews
11.03 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
11.04 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights
11.06 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
11.07 - New York City, NY - Best Buy Theater
11.08 - Washington, DC - Howard Theater
11.09 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
11.11 - Shroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theater
11.12 - Raleigh, NC - Disco Rodeo
11.14 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
11.15 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
11.16 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
11.17 - Tampa, FL - Cuban Club
11.19 - Houston, TX - Warehouse
11.20 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
11.21 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
11.24 - Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Pavilion
11.25 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine
11.27 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquis
11.28 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern
11.29 - San Diego, CA - Soma
11.30 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
12.01 - Pomona, CA - Fox


Odium's "Burning The Bridges To Nowhere" is the latest release and it defines them as a whole than what they've previously released. When it comes down to it though this release brings the instrumentals to a much higher standard vocals included having them be more thorough and aggressive. Songs that stand out include "No Way Out", "Insomnia", "A Ghost Upstairs", and Viral By Nature",  these establish the band's sound and quality having the music be fast and aggressive keeping a constant flow running. There's no other way to say it other than this is a fast and pretty aggressive release and is surly one to go ever so further into what these guys can do as musicians. Fans of Killswitch Engage, DevilDriver, Soilwork, Lamb Of God, and Chelsea Grin will be grooving to the beat of what Odium can do.




In two short years, Odium has established themselves as a band hell bent on scratching their way out from underneath their rural underpinnings. It’s no secret that it’s been a slow and steady climb, but sometimes developing a solid foundation is imperative to any structure’s longevity. With Odium, their dedication to detail and willingness to latch onto each other’s strengths is a combination that’s could inevitably transport the band onto bigger stages with bigger spotlights in the very near future.

With that their future looked bright and forever hopeful and just recently they went to unleash their latest album "Burning the Bridges to Nowhere" showcasing their newest and latest musical abilities. Drummer Joe Mullen discusses with me the band's latest album, song writing techique and upcoming plans for here on out!



1. What type of band are you?

We are a melodic metal band. We have both clean and screamed vocals, crushing riffs, and lots of double bass. Also, we enjoy exploring different ways to integrate more atmospheric, dark, and creepy moments. Enough to keep any listener fully stimulated.

2. Who was it that decided it would be an insane idea to form ODIUM?

I believe it was Tom’s idea. I can remember in grade 9 how I always used to bum cigarettes off him. Every damn day I would ask him…haha Anyway, he told me he had a band he was putting together and needed a bass player. We began writing songs together and discovered we had a great writing chemistry. 12 years later I can still say that. So in general, it’s the writing chemistry him and I share that was the spark for Odium.

3. Where does a name like that come from anyway?

Odium refers to how people can change their life situation through suffering and extreme discontent for where they currently are. By pursuing this band we are doing what we love. No matter what stage we are at on our journey to realizing a life long dream we appreciate it fully. We know we are doing what we love every day and that is all that matters.


4. How does Burning The Bridges To Nowhere compare to At The Bottom?

Over the time that it took to write and record this new album we have grown a lot as people, as a band, and as musicians. We feel that BTBTNW is a direct reflection of that.

5. Where did the title Burning The Bridges To Nowhere mean is there a story behind it?

BTBTNW is about overcoming old thought patterns and stepping into a completely new and aware state of mind. If you look at our last record, it’s mostly about inner struggle. About being completely immersed in suffering, not seeing the light. Which is an interesting progression from the first album to the second. I would say BTBTNW is an album about awakening.

6. What are your songs about? (What specific themes do they cover?)

Since Tom writes all the lyrics I can’t really explain them. But I can say they have a lot to do with his personal journey in life. It’s very interesting to be around when he’s coming up with lyrics. It almost seems like the words flow through him. In the 12 years I have known him, I have never seen him struggle for even one word. That’s pretty damn good. He writes from somewhere deep within “Tom Land” and when he sings you can most definitely hear that it comes form the exact same place.

7. Do you write your own songs? (Discuss the songwriting process in detail.)

Yes. The songwriting process for us begins in my studio. The guys will come in with some riffs they have been working on or Tom will have an idea for a Chorus etc. I will program a drumbeat and we will record whatever riffs we have. Once this is down we take a step back and try to arrange the songs as best we can. Tom is especially good at this part. At this point there is usually a lot of on the spot writing. Bridging parts, creating completely new parts etc. Once we have an arrangement down, TOM writes up the lyrics and then him and I will work on vocal pre production. After that, I take the song and write drums to it and then create the backing track for playing it live.

8. Who are your musical influences?

Personally, my grandfather who played drumms till he was 85, my high school music teacher who taught me “when” to play, my Dad who bought me my first guitar and also drum set, and my life, its ups and downs and all the rest. Music had always been there. I am a born musician, a born performer.

9. Can you tell me about your music video for the song "No Way Out"?

Yes. It’s badass! It’s our third video out and third video with Chad Archibald. He is super pro and the results he gets blow are minds every time. We shot it in the woods in Rockwood Ontario. There is a storyline and then a bunch of live shots of us playing amongst the trees. I gotta say it was a hell of a lot warmer than the video we did for At the Bottom!

10. How amazing do you think 2012 has been for you as a band so far?

It has been the most successful year to date. We have an amazing manager now, a publicist, a booking agent, big ass tour van, and a new online merch store in the works. We are more excited than ever!

11. Can you think back to how life was for you before joining the Year of The Sun Records family and think how things changed for you once you joined?

Year of the Sun is a small record label out of Guelph. YOTS released our records and did a professional job at that. It helped to generate interest in the band and increase our online presence. We are very appreciative of what YOTS has done for us and would recommend them to any up and coming band.

12. As an up and coming band and part of Year of The Sun Records - what do you think you can bring to the music scene?

Metal that is written from the soul. Not your average metal band you’ve seen at every under ground metal show. It connects with people. Communicates some type of universal force of oneness and full creativity.

13. How have you found the reaction to your music in the US music scene since progressing and developing as a band?

Our publicist recently said, “Odium is on fire in the states” he cannot keep up with the requests for albums for radio stations and interviews. Awesome.

14. Is there a song that when you play it live on stage makes your adrenaline levels kick in and make you want to go hyper?

I would have to say “Insomnia” does it for me. It’s got that sweet intro that just kills live. I also really dig the drum parts in that song so that helps too.

15. Speaking of the stage when will you be hitting the road touring-wise anytime soon?

We are exploring tour options for the fall and into the New Year. We have had a very promising response from the US as well so we will be touring there in the New Year.

16. How easy is it to keep the motivation going on a daily basis for ODIUM?

Very. I just call our manager and he gets me right where I need to be. He is always on top of every aspect of the band. Since he has joined our team so much has happened for us…how can we not be excited!!!

17. If you could tell people who haven’t heard your music before why they should check you out right now - what would you say?!

Check out our latest video for the song “No Way Out” from our second release Burning the Bridges to Nowhere on YouTube!!

18. What image do you think your music conveys?

Odium is an epic journey thought the complexities of the human mind. Whatever that actually is.
On behalf of Odium I thank you very much for your interest in the band and wish you all the best.



Almost one year ago, Coal Chamber announced a slew of Australian reunion shows. Turns out they were testing the waters. A source close to the band told me once that they didn't think anybody cared about the band, and they were shocked at the overwhelmingly positive response they got at Soundwave. People went nuts. So, I guess it's time for them to test the waters in the US, as frontman Dez Fafara recently tweeted:


Could this be the beginning of a full-fledged US tour? Only time will tell since DevilDriver and GWAR will be going out on a tour soon.


Featuring Atreyu vocalist Alex Varkatzas (on vocals) and Bleeding Through vocalist Brandan Schieppati (on guitar and vocals), I Am War isn't to be effed with. The longtime friends joined forces for the project which features the musicians mining from the classic hardcore and thrash metal records they grew up on.

For their debut album, Outlive You All, I Am War worked with producer Mick Kenney (Anaal Nathrakh) and the result is a no-nonsense, balls to the wall collection of tracks that fans of Cro-Mags, Terror and Exodus will go cuckoo for.

AOL's Noisecreep has the exclusive stream of I Am War's all new album go HERE ot listen!


Nothing beats a hometown show but when you're playing your home date of Warped Tour, it's always something special and Boston's Lions Lions proves that. The post-hardcore act displays the high energy and intensity accompanied with one of the group's sets, including guitar swings, stage dives, and even hanging from the top of the stage. Lions Lions is currently on tour with Silverstein and then will be playing a string of headlining dates. You can view them below.

   

Tour Dates:
8/28/2012 Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
8/30/2012 Billings, MT @ Manny's
9/01/2012 Spokane, WA @ The Hop
9/02/2012 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9/03/2012 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
9/04/2012 Sparks, NV @ The Alley
9/11/2012 Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
9/13/2012 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit



Metalcore act Walls Of Jericho has been around for quite some time now. But since the release of 2008's "The American Dream" the band did tours on and off then weren't heard from for a while. Why not, well frontwomen Candace Kucsulain vocals behind the band was pregnant so she couldn't be doing shows at that time, so the band did take a brief break. But now they have returned and are about to embark on the Hell On Earth Tour and have gotten some new material in the works. Candace discusses all of this and much, much, more!


1. You guys were on a break for a while so when did you get back together?

Candace: We didn't get the word out about me being pregnant and having a baby. But we never did break up or go on a hiatus or break I just couldn't do anything due to my pregnancy. Our first tour back from me having my daughter was the Persistence Tour back in January, I didn't want to do any other tours due to her not being old enough for me to leave so we waited a while until she was old enough.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Candace: A few of members were a part of another band called Earth Mover from Detroit who had parted ways so a few of the guys began another band and were looking for a singer. So they had picked a name before I joined. So the story goes that guitarist Mike had liked the name which came from an album by the heavy metal band Helloween called "Walls Of Jericho". Our bassist Aaron knew that the name "Walls Of Jericho" was from a story in the Bible where this place was shut in a city where criminals were so the trumpets sounded and people tearing went and torn the walls down. So that's pretty much how the name came about.

3. What are your plans for new music?

Candace: There are plans for new music we're just not sure when it will get done. Our guitarist Chris is in another band so that makes things go a little slower in the process. Also we all live in different places I'm in Boston and there in Ohio so we just get stuff done over the internet so it's going to take some time.

4. What is your favorite song to play live (from any album)?

Candace: "A Little Piece of Me" and "Revival Never Goes Out of Style" hands down is the most fun song we play live. It's the last song that always gets the best reaction from the crowd. It gets people to sing along and us personally prefer performing it within a smaller setting than the larger one. We get to be a part of what's going on when we play in a smaller setting having the kids interact with us with no barrier makes it that more exciting and fun.

5. What’s the best and worst shows you’ve ever played?

Candace: There have been so many good shows that we have played. Every time we play Berlin and we just played Hellfest in France and everyone was crazy there was the biggest circle pit ever. Everything that we've done it's always best in the smaller venues. The worst show was one we did in Puerto Rico, we had only played 3 songs then had to stop playing because the cops came. (Laughs) Whenever there's mud or rain involved it's always a horrible show. We did do one show we did when we were on the Family Values Tour and there was a hurricane out on the water so it down poured so there was only like 20 kids watching us but we made the best of it, dressed up as pirates running around the stage having a good time. So there really is no such thing as a "bad show" unless it doesn't happen.

6. How did you get asked to be a part of the "Hell On Earth Tour"?

Candace: We had talked to the booking agents in how we wanted to come back and tour. My husband who's the guitarist in the band Death Before Dishonor had wanted our bands to tour together. So we had done this tour a few years back making the timing work so we knew that this time we could get it to work again having the fans be able to come out and hit various places, this time we will be bringing our daughter with us so this will be her first time seeing Europe. So we thought might as well bring it back and do it all again. Like I sad when it comes to a tour like this one Hell On Earth we get to play the smaller stages than the festival one's which are larger and fun too but being able to play in a small club with no barriers and interacting with the fans is just so much more us.

7. Can you tell me about your side project The Beautifuls? Are there any other side projects happening?

Candace: No other projects going on right now. We live a very full life my husband and I are power lifters so we train 4 days a week. So as a band we'd meet every 4 months or so and with our daughter it's a lot to handle and all we can handle right now. But we are doing a acoustic show so it's what we do for fun so we just play the music we want to play that you can't play in a hardcore setting so it's more chill so this band allows us to do that.

8. If you could go back and tell yourself something around when you were recording the A Day and a Thousand Years EP or The Bound Feed the Gagged, what would you say?


Candace: Take more time recording because nowadays you get about a month and if you have a budget available you get more time. But back then we had recorded those records in 2 days. All of the music and the vocals and you can tell. It's how it was done then very low budget and it was more raw not pretty it was dirty. It's hard to listen to nowadays because they don't hold up with the times so I would definitely say take a little bit more time with them. I still enjoy our other stuff and we don't even play that many songs from the first album. I was still young still in high school then so we just go with the times and how life goes.

9. What music have you been listening to, and influenced by lately?

Candace: Let's see I have been listening to a lot of punk recently. All sorts of music I was listening to that band Tilt who did a lot of touring when I was 15 and I remembered the first zine I had seen and on the cover was me and some other female singers from different bands, and I was next to the singer from Tilt and I was so excited and she helped me get up and say what I wanted to say. She was dirty and didn't care and shared the similar lifestyle so there are so many women out there. Joan Jett or The Cranberries there singer had a lot of energy and was having a lot of fun so all of  that stuff influences me. The women who weren't scared to put themselves out there. I enjoyed the message that all of that brought to the scene and just trying to make a difference.

10. If you could go back and change something on the album The American Dream, would you?


Candace: That's actually my favorite record out of all of them. What I like are the guest vocals if we could get more guest vocals to have been on it then it would have been more fun it's always fun to have guest vocals on a record.

11. Have you ever just sat back and thought about what you're doing and why you're in this band Walls Of Jericho why am I doing this?

Candace: So far it's worked out for me. I think having a baby it made changes for me and I can only do this for a small amount of time whenever we tour. We still enjoy doing what we do and now it may be more time to do it but I will enjoy doing it and do not have any regrets doing it. I have a pretty awesome life playing, writing, and just travel enjoying music so it couldn't get any better.

12. Your band has toured a lot but is there a place that Walls Of Jericho hasn't set foot in?

Candace: Egypt and Alaska we have never gone back there and I was born there so I wish we could go back and play a show there.  We'll see what happens.


13. What else can we expect to see from you guys between now and the end of the year?

Candace: We have been writing some stuff just not sure when it will be released. We will be going on tour
We have been writing some stuff just not sure when it will surface. We will also be going on tour for a while but other than that who knows.

14. Anything you want to say to your fans?

Candace: We hope to see everyone at the shows on this tour. Now that we have a family it will be harder for us to get out there but we're not sure when we will be able to do another tour or new music. So maybe after this tour so come out while you can and just be a part of it with us.

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