Check out the May line-up of The I-Rock Box featuring Deftones, Eve to Adam, Bring Me The Horizon, and Another Lost Year!
Oliver Sykes: vocals
Matthew Nicholls: drums
Matt Kean: bass
Lee Malia: guitars
Jordan Fish: Programming and Keys
Formed in Sheffield in 2004, BRING ME THE HORIZON have gone from hyped youngsters, winning the Kerrang Award for Best British Newcomers in 2006, to one of the world’s most exciting and unique new bands, currently bringing their individual brand of heavy music to sell out crowds all over the world.
2013 is the year you will hear one of the most exciting albums of recent times- ‘Sempiternal’. The fourth studio album by platinum selling metal giants Bring Me The Horizon. ‘Sempiternal’ is out on April 1st (April 2nd in US).
This year has already seen everyone from Q Magazine to the Times newspaper claiming a resurgence of British metal, with Bring Me The Horizon leading the charge.
The Sheffield five piece recorded ‘Sempiternal’ over a three month period with super producer Terry Date (Linkin Park, Deftones, Soundgarden). The album is an embracing ride through soaring vocals, supercharged melodies and what can only be described as spine tingling metal anthems
Taki Sassaris - Vocals
Alex Sassaris - Drums
Gaurav Bali - Guitar
“Eve To Adam channels the reckless swagger of Guns N' Roses with a vocal bravado a la Pearl Jam…” - Artist Direct
NYC’s EVE TO ADAM step it up with new a single “Straitjacket Supermodel” which is hitting radio now and will be available on iTunes March 26th. The single will be followed by their much anticipated full-length album "Locked & Loaded" on May 26th and a spring/summer 2013 national tour.
The guitar-driven, anthemic rock band, which has never been dictated by fashion, style or fad of the day, has one simple goal: To re-ignite Rock. The band toured extensively last year, hitting the major festivals including Rocklahoma and Rock On The Range, in addition to the Jagermeister Presents Tour with Halestorm and In This Moment, both legs of Creed’s national tour, Hinder, Tantric and Saving Abel among others.
Eve To Adam also has the dual distinction of being highly skilled road warriors, as they hold their own with arena and stadium sized major label acts including Motley Crue, and Daughtry.
For the band’s new project, ETA collaborated with top notch producers and writers, including Eric Bass (Shinedown), who along with producer Elvis Baskette (Incubus, Falling In Reverse, Alter Bridge) cut lead single “Straitjacket Supermodel.”Writer/producer Dave Bassett (Shinedown, Adelitas Way) also logged several collaborations including “Immortal,” “Shut Out The World,” and “Let’s Burn.”The new sound is burning, urgent, with no-holds barred. The band has taken it to an entirely new level and radio and the fans are already responding.
A music video for “Straitjacket Supermodel” will film soon with a noted director onboard and a hot, leading lady in the “model” role. The video concept, according to Eve To Adam frontman Taki Sassaris, is similar in look to NIN’s “Closer” meets Showtime’s Dexter (lighting in the kill room/meets the edge of the heroine in the film Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. “She’s sexy, dark, kick-ass and a little twisted and dominates in a way that is seductive, modern and fun… She is unmatched in her ability to get what she wants, and she revels in it,” he explains.
Eve To Adam is Taki Sassaris (lead vocals/guitar), Alex Sassaris (drums/backing vocals), Gaurav Bali (Guitar/backing vocals). Luis Espaillat has stepped in as the touring bassist, replacing Eric Bergmann. Adam Latiff (Puddle of Mudd) is the newest member, replacing Virus (Dope, Device) as touring rhythm guitarist
In between tour dates, the group has been hosting some interesting live music performances at their loft in Queens, NY. Most recently the band’s guests were The Mark Tremonti Project, featuring Creed’s Mark Tremonti and Wolfgang Van Halen (son of guitar legend, Eddie Van Halen). Click here to view.
The group is a Billboard “Next Big Sound” artist chart at #1; NBS is a weekly chart that tracks the 25 fastest growing artists online.
The music video for “Run Your Mouth,” the debut single off previous album Banquet For A Starving Dog, premiered on mtv.com and was shot/directed by the critically acclaimed Diamond Brothers, featuring guest appearances by Vincent “Big Pussy” Pastore (from HBO’s The Sopranos); Chuck Zito (from HBO’s OZ) and award-winning Indian television star Kavita Kaushik (F.I.R.).
Many words describe numerous emotion but when combined 3 specific words invoke emotion;
Another Lost Year
On the front of ever- changing music, Clinton Cunanan, Adam Hall, David Whitaker, Lee Norris, and Jason Lovelace from Charlotte, NC, are creating an empire in the Alternative Metal/Hard Rock realm with truth in lyrics and an unimaginable live show that places second to none. In less than a year’s time Another Lost Year has shared the stage with the likes of national rock powerhouses including 10 Years, Pop Evil, Framing Hanley, Sore Eyes, Bobaflex, Royal Bliss, Nonpoint, Rev Theroy and Grammy performing artist Almost Kings. Completing a full touring schedule from Florida to New Jersey, Michigan to Mississippi and everywhere in between has seasoned the music to enter any ring with the best of the best. 2011 also brought the honors of “Best Rock Band” in the Carolinas.
From the opening chord to the last word, ALY’s live show will take you through every emotion possible, a feeling that has been proven time and time again with not just the friends and fans that attend, but also with the bands that regularly tour with ALY. The new single The War On The Inside, (produced by Justin Rimer, 12 Stones, Breaking Point) is gaining a cult like following and the anticipation for the June slated release of the new album is growing to a height that no one could have predicted. With offers to play the main stage at some of the summer concert festivals with the headliners is the year that Another Lost Year will not lose another year, quite the opposite, Clinton, Adam, David, Lee, and Jason are writing the story of how to create your own destiny, let the journey begin…..
• Signed to Thermal Entertainment LLC in Greenville, SC
• Distribution through Megaforce Records/RED
• Performed over 220 shows in 2012
• Interviewed 67 different times with Magizines, Newpapers, Websites, Television, and Radio Stations throughout 2012
• Currently in rotation on Sirius XM Octane w/ “War on the Inside” and various other active rock stations through the USA
• Current Single has made the Sirius XM Octane BIG UNs List for 5 weeks straight.
• #1 Rock Song on iHeartRadio (7-2-12) More 200 Days
• Currently on Tour playing various shows with Nonpoint, Taproot, CandleBox, Dope, Wayland, Deuce (Hollywood Undead) and more
• Completed their newest Album “Better Days” with Justin Rimer (12 Stones)
• Voted 2011 North Carolina Rock Band of the Year
• Performed on Lafferty’s Motorsports TV on Fox Sports Network; a NASCAR Themed Show with Chris Lafferty (3 times)
• Featured on Nikki Sixx's SixxSense National radio show
• Featured on Loudwire National radio show
• ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE'S EDiTOR'S CHOiCE - ONE OF THE 25 ARTIST WHO MADE 2012 ROCK!!!
Chino Moreno - Vocals
Stephen Carpenter – Guitar
Frank Delgado – Samples, Keys
Abe Cunningham – Drums
Sergio Vega - Bass
RIP Chi Cheng - Bass
Since their inception, Grammy-winning alternative band Deftones have quietly been pursuing two paths, delivering songs defined by churning, double-fisted aggression while also quietly testing the boundaries of music by incorporating elements of psychedelia and shoegaze. Their platinum-certified, Billboard chart-topping 2000 album White Pony earned raves for blending the moodiness of bands like the Cure and Slowdive, but the group has only gotten more experimental since then, evincing a clear restlessness with convention and repetition. Picking up where 2010's lauded Diamond Eyes left off, the group's seventh album, Koi No Yokan is their boldest yet. Both ferociously melodic and dizzyingly expansive, the album moves from pensive to pulverizing – often in the space of a single song.
"I think one of the things we were really conscious of was making sure the songs had real dynamics," says front man Chino Moreno. "I love Stephen [Carpenter]'s aggressive, chunky guitar riffs, but we always wanted there to be that kind of yin and yang in the songs – that push and pull between heaviness and beauty."
That tension is evident in songs like first single “Tempest,” which opens with a tense, pulsing guitar and hushed vocal from Moreno before it's swept away beneath great black waves of guitar. Its chorus is ominous and otherworldly, Moreno darkly prophesying about an "ancient arrival" against thunder clapping riffs. "When we started the record, we were all joking a little bit about the Mayan prophecy about the end of the world coming in December of 2012, and I some of that filtered into this song, kind of dealing with those ideas a little bit." Street track "Leathers" also volleys between two extremes, opening with a storm of falling-anvil guitars before gliding into a gorgeous, high-arcing chorus.
For Koi No Yokan, the group reunited with producer Nick Raskulinecz who also worked on Diamond Eyes. As they did for that record, the band set a rigorous daily work schedule. "We kind of adopted this new way of doing things, where we'd have a 7 or 8 hour work day instead of just working on things a piece at a time," drummer Abe Cunningham said, "It enabled us to be a lot more efficient." Moreno agrees. "In the past, one of us would write something, record it, and then weeks -- or even months -- later, someone else would come along and add to it. We had totally lost that communal vibe. This time, all of the songs started with just the five of us together in a room, playing." Those close collaborations led to a more deliberate drive and cohesive final product. "It gave us a real sense of focus," says Cunningham.
Those moments of give-and-take are audible, and the songs are united by a sense of impassioned optimism. In "Romantic Dreams," Moreno sings "I'm hypnotized by your name/ I wish this night would never end," and on the surprisingly tender "Entombed," he swears "From the day you arrived/ I remain by your side" over Carpenter's gently spiraling constellations of guitar. "I'm talking about being someone's prize that they keep next to them," he says of “Tempest’s lyrics, "so it's being alive, but being in kind of a stasis – it's about being someone's possession, but loving to be that way."
Moreno insists the record's title, a Japanese term for the notion of love at first sight, is not meant to be taken literally. "It's really just trying to get at those tingling feelings that everybody gets from time to time. I just wanted to give people a descriptive emotion to work off of when approaching the record."
More than anything else, that's what comes across in Koi No Yokan -- a sense of euphoria. With their forward-thinking, genre-agnostic rock, Deftones ride strange waves of inspiration to always-engrossing, always-surprising ends. The songs are as eerie and ghostly and glimmering as the Northern Lights – both strange and strangely beautiful, and firmly positioned at the intersection of blunt force and haunting elegance. Koi No Yokan is Deftones at their finest.