Chicago-based Punk Rockers Rise Against hit up Toronto, Canada on October 3rd and again on October 4th for some wicked back-to-back Rock mayhem. Why 2 nights some of you may be wondering... well because they are that effin' good!
On June 22nd, 2008, Hardcore legends Hatebreed stopped through Toronto, Canada while co-headlining on the Jagermeister Music Tour. The Opera House was abuzz with happy fans and our Stoked interviewer Mitch Brown caught up with the legend himself, Jamey Jasta. Jamey had just woken up to do this interview, but was surprisingly astute. Once underway, Jamey talked about Hatebreed as well as his various other bands, project, record label and much more. What's funny about the interview is that Mitch didn't seem to mind the random cord dangling in his face throughout the interview... Oh well, at least Jamey got a kick out of it.
Gojira is a French progressive death metal band formed in 1996 in Bayonne, France. The band was known as Godzilla until 2001.
Pendulum are an Australian Drum and bass influenced Electronic Rock/pop production group and live band originally from Perth, Australia formed between producers Rob Swire, Gareth McGrillen and Paul Harding. In 2003, they relocated to the United Kingdom. They have gained major popularity in the UK, and have started making a name for themselves overseas.
Amon Amarth is a Viking-themed, melodic death metal band from Tumba, Sweden, founded in 1988 (current name since 1992), and named after an alternative name for Mount Doom, a location in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth.
Sixx:A.M. is a hard rock band formed in 2007 by Nikki Sixx, DJ Ashba, and James Michael. It is the side-project of Mötley Crüe bass guitarist Nikki Sixx.
“We were half way through our tour with Kasabian,” Evan recalls, “and we got a call from our management telling us we were dropped before our album even hit the shelf.” Empowered by the experience and possessed with an even greater passion for music, the band finished the tour, went back to their hometown of San Diego and regrouped with a new found focus. They cleaned…
The video for Hollywood Undead’s "No. 5," like the lyrics, for the first single off Swan Songs
dissects the frivolities of Hollywood and captures the grit, grime and lesser known realities of a city normally cloaked in a façade of glitz and glamour. But don’t look to Hollywood Undead to be all choked up over it, the band uses wit, mystery and, of course, girls to paint the scene. Swan Songs
, featuring "No. 5" and "Undead" is in stores now. Head to www.hollywoodundead.com
for the latest news and tour dates.
All That Remains is an American melodic metalcore band from Springfield, Massachusetts which formed in 1998. They have released four studio albums, a live CD/DVD, and have sold over 486,000 albums in the United States.
Tickle Me Pink is a rock band from Fort Collins, Colorado currently signed to Wind-Up Records. The band is composed of Sean Kennedy (lead vocals, bass), Stefan Runstrom (drums), Joey Barba (guitar) and Steven Beck (guitar, vocals). After independently releasing their first two EPs, If Only We Were Twenty One and Up (2005) and Half Seas Over (2006), the band released its debut album, Madeline, on July 1, 2008.
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.
On May 14th, 2008, Motion City Soundtrack brought motion to our city of Toronto along with soundtracks off their most recent album titled Even If It Kills Me. Walking to the show was a drag because it was raining so hard, but once I got there the sun came out and things went smoothly. On the band's dry bus I managed to catch up with bassist Matt Taylor and drummer Tony Thaxton. Check it out.