Buckcherry is a Grammy-nominated hard rock band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1995. The band released two albums, Buckcherry (1999) and Time Bomb (2001), before dissolving in the summer of 2002. In 2005, lead vocalist Josh Todd and lead guitarist Keith Nelson formed a new band using the Buckcherry moniker and released a new album on April 16, 2006.
Austrian Death Machine is an American Thrash Metal project from San Diego, California, founded by As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis to be a parody and tribute of actor and current California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's movies. Many in the press have pointed out that a Schwarzenegger movie-themed band concept was already being pursued by ArnoCorps, having been…
Mötley Crüe is a Grammy Award-nominated American hard rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1981.
Greeley Estates was one of PureVolume’s top 10 unsigned artists with over a million plays—an accolade supported by having album sales in the top 10 on Smartpunk since October 2004. Their distribution record further secured them a position on the Smartpunk chart for "Sales of All Time". They signed to Record Collection, and they were on every date of the Vans Warped Tour in 2005.
Confide is a Christian metalcore/post-hardcore band from Los Angeles, California, which was formed in 2004. Confide was originally started in August of 2004, by Aaron Van Zutphen and Josh Plesh, as a deathcore act. In this period of time, they released two EPs, “Innocence Surround” and “Introduction”. In 2007, Former vocalist Josh left the band, replaced by current frontman Ross Michael Kenyon, previously from the UK band Penknifelovelife.
Many bands come and go in this over saturated world of music. But No Assembly Required make many appear lackluster in comparison.
Over two years in the making, Black Ocean is both intriguing and unsettling as an album. The music is devastatingly heavy and raw yet does not pull from any of the ephemeral trends suffocating the metal and hardcore scene as of late. The juxtaposition of the album’s dark, horrific concept to the epic and ethereal universe of sonic texture results in an effort that will no doubt secure Century's foothold in the heavy music community. The only question that remains is if that community is prepared for the sheer, crushing force of sonic annihilation that is Century.
Vomit, boobs, bongs, masks, booze, destruction - just another debaucherous day in the life for the boys in Hollywood Undead.
From the straight, galloping metal attack of “Sabbat” to the nearly 12-minute brooding and brewing “Peripherals” and the progressive juxtaposition of the focus track, “Thujon,” Hollow Corp. intriguingly melds a host of metal styles together that one may not first think conceivable. But, much like fellow, like-minded countrymen Gojira, Hollow Corp. manages to pull off a sound both progressive and pummeling without feeling standoffish. All the while, the breadth of Cloister of Radiance is both epic in scope and monstrous in sound, progressively roping in a wide array of sounds and subgenres, yielding a metallic outing with three songs over the eight-minute mark and nearly as many metal genres within its grasp.
The epic quest of finding one’s identity might be one of the most universal themes found in the pursuit of art. The hopeless wandering replaced by the hope-filled breakthrough has been chronicled time and again in painting, sculpture, prose, poetry, film and, certainly, music. The men who make up the rock band RED have been through those trials themselves. They’ve taken those experiences to heart, mixed them with a plethora of influences – be they observations on art they admire, or communications with fans they adore – and now burst forth with a dynamic new set of songs geared toward finding who we truly are, inside and out.
Bringing to mind an amalgamation of bands like Lifetime, CIV, New Found Glory, the Movielife, and early Saves the Day, the Bay Area's Set Your Goals straddle the line between pop-punk and hardcore. They burst onto the scene with a 2005 self-titled EP on Straight on Records. Comprised of vocalists Jordan Brown and Matt Wilson, guitarist Dave Yoha, bassist Joe Saucedo, and drummer Michael Ambrose, the guys later rechristened their eponymous EP Reset for an April 2006 reissue on Eulogy that included a bonus track and enhanced video footage. They followed up three months later with their infectious debut full-length, Mutiny!, which blended rousing melodic hardcore with insightful, positive lyrics and ample pirate references.
Forming in Reading in 2006 around the core of James and synthster Dan Coop (alongside Rob Bloomfield and guitarist Morgan Quaintance), they pricked ears with the incessant electro-sex insistence of ‘Let’s Make Out’ in 2007 – featuring vocals from Death From Above 1979’s Sebastian Grainger. But they followed its dancefloor devastation with a debut album, 2008’s ‘You Have Know Idea What You’re Getting Yourself Into’, that was too spikey-around-the-edges to fit into any scene, too unpredictable to slot into a pre-conceived genre and too smothered with imagination for the mainstream to digest so easily. ‘We Are Rockstars’ splurged and frazzled like Daft Punk’s sadistic stepsons; ‘Battle Royale’ sounded like The Prodigy fighting an entire legion of Transformer arcade machines to the death; and ‘Epic Last Song’ was (relatively) self-explanatory. As was ‘Attack Of The 60ft Lesbian Octopus’. Obviously
The Sword is an American heavy metal band from Austin, Texas.
Toronto's own No Assembly Required are back with their 2008 release The Great Tribulation (royal blood records/northern storm).
"Soldiers of Misfortune" — the first track from Filter's newest album Anthems for the Damned, isn't a modern day anti-war protest song, but suffice it to say, the current Middle Eastern nonsense was at the forefront of his mind when he was in writing mode.
Following two years of extensive touring throughout North America, Montreal rockers ONE return with their sophomore album, Dirty Valentine. Evolving while on tour and discovering and exploring new musical avenues, Dirty Valentine is the follow-up to ONE's 2007 debut release Never Say Never. Soliciting the producing talents of Kevin Jardine (Slaves on Dope, Monarchy); ONE delivers a refreshing album that echoes their travels, determination and challenges over the years. From hard-hitting guitar riffs on the title track through to the closing acoustic ballad, I Know, the album delivers a wide array of styles and offers up something for everyone – even the hardest to please rock fans will be satisfied.
"Lines From An Epitaph" Music Video
Seether's music video for the song "Fake It."