Archive for September, 2007

In a recent interview with an American college newspaper, The Maine Campus, Gerard Way had a few harsh words about the definition and over use of the word/genre “emo”. Way stated, “I think emo’s a pile of shit. I think emo is fucking garbage. It’s bullshit.” He continued to follow with, “I think there are bands that we get lumped in with that are considered emo and, by default, that starts to make us emo and all I can say is anyone actually listening to the records, put the records next to each other and listen to them and there’s actually no similarities.”

A few months back Gerard Way’s band, My Chemical Romance were a topic on The War on Emo, which was a feature in a Britsh newspaper, The Daily Mail. Way has declared war on emo himself. Where is this going?

Bleed The Dream will be calling it quits after their live performances in Anchorage, Alaska this upcoming October. There hasn’t been any release on exactly why they will be ending. They recently released Killer Inside earlier this year, in which will be their latest support. The album released on Warcon Records.

Norma Jean have split with their drummer Daniel Davidson. They stated that it was for personal and spiritual indifferences. The band will continute to tour in support of their latest release, Redeemer.

A fan of All Time Low was given a 3-day suspension in a Maryland middle school for display this photo in her locker.

Here is Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low’s response to the suspension:

Personally, I’m a little upset that anyone would find that picture to be ‘offensive.’ We tried our very hardest to look as sexy as possible and I think that maybe the administrative figures responsible for suspending the student were just jealous of our dashing, young physiques. I don’t see any harm in carrying that particular picture around in a school environment. In fact, I’ve been speculating that studies may prove that the picture actually stimulates brain activity, and promotes greater levels of success in the classroom. But that’s just one theory..

There will be no rest for Against Me! this fall as they prepare for their latest US tour. The band returns from London to kick off the next leg of the tour in Asbury Park, NJ on November 3rd for their first show. Tickets are on sale for select dates with additional dates being added Saturday, September 15th.

Against Me! have been out playing shows in support of their album New Wave. The first single off the album, “Thrash Unreal,” has been making a steady climb up the rock radio charts and currently sits in the #16 spot Modern Rock/Alternative charts. Check out the video for “Thrash Unreal” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKzNZDXfm0Q

Nov 3 Asbury Park Convention Hall – Asbury Park, NJ
Nov 4 Waterloo Park – Austin, TX
Nov 5 Canal Club – Richmond, VA
Nov 6 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
Nov 8 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Nov 9 House of Blues – Orlando, FL
Nov 10 Metropolitan Park – Jacksonville, FL
Nov 12 Norva Theater – Norfolk, VA
Nov 13 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
Nov 15 Lupo’s – Providence, RI
Nov 16 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
Nov 17 Terminal 5 – New York, NY
Nov 19 House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Nov 20 Clutch Cargos – Pontiac, MI
Nov 21 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Nov 22 Metro – Chicago, IL
Nov 23 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN

Saturday, September 15, 2007

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Scary Kids Scaring Kids

Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
Genre: Rock, Screamo, Alternative
Sounds like: Chiodos, Emery, A Change Of Pace
Current Album: Scary Kids Scaring Kids
Myspace: myspace.com/scarykids
Official Site: www.scarykidssociety.com/

Scary Kids Scaring Kids have come along way from their first album. I know its cliche to say a band has matured from album to album, but with SKSK’s latest release, maturity is the first word that comes to mind. Energetic rock with poppy chorus and dirty vocals are fluid on their self-titled latest release. Previous releases of their work I considered progressive and experimental, but in no means am I saying its a bad thing. This band has grown on me and with their latest release, I’m in love. Seriously, go pick up their latest and rock it.

by: Nevea Tears

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE DAY: Underoath A Moment Suspended In Time

3 years ago today, Johnny Ramone, guitarist in New York City punk rock pioneers the Ramones, dies at home in Los Angeles, California. He was 55 and had been suffering from prostate cancer. Johnny Ramone was born John Cummings in New York City on Oct. 8 1951. He is the third of the quartet’s original members to die in the preceding four years.

They say that what doesn’t kill us makes us who we are

lyrics from It Had To Be You by Motion City Soundtrack
Today’s Daily Dose was created by: Anthony Montalbano 2007

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Senses Fail will release a deluxe edition of their latest album Still Searching, this November 13th. The album will include all the original tracks as well as 6 bonus track, new artwork, and a behind the scenes DVD. The album will be released courtesy of Vagrant Records. The tracklist for the deluxe edition of Still Searching is below.

Track List
1. The Rapture
2. Bonecrusher
3. Sick or Sane (Fifty for a Twenty)
4. Can’t Be Saved
5. Calling All Cars
6. Shark Attack
7. Still Searching
8. To all the Crowded Rooms
9. Lost and Found
10. Every Day is a Struggle
11. All the Best Cowboys
12. Negative Space
13. The Priest and the Matador
14. Battle Hymn*
15. Champagne*
16. Stretch Your Legs to Coffin Length*
17. Mason?s Revenge*
18. Cinco de Mayo*
19. Salvation*

*Bonus Tracks

Between The Buried And Me have put their new upcoming album, Colors, on their myspace profile, in full stream. The album is out on Victory Records September 18th.

In a recent report from MTV, Panic! At The Disco have completely scrapped all their work on their 2nd album. They “didn’t really have a proper band setup”, quoted by the band. Here’s more of what they had to say:

“We went through a stage of writing that just happened because we were on tour for so long, and we were sick of those old songs so much that we decided to write songs that were really complicated and challenging for us,” guitarist Ryan Ross said. “Then we realised that it’s not going to be any fun to play these live either, so we decided to ditch the whole project. There was a story line throughout the whole record, a short story, and we decided to put that on the shelf and just start playing as a band, and it’s been a lot better.”

Fans might just be able to hear something soon, though. “We want to have the new single out by the end of the year, probably around Christmas,” drummer Spencer Smith offers. “And then have the album out in February. We hope.” This band needs all the luck in the world, I can only imagine the pressure.

Avenged Sevenfold has announced thri official fan club. The club gives it’s members a whole lot of perks for being a member. Features include early admission to all headlining shows, the new CD/MVI which includes their new album and over 2 hours of exclusive footage, exclusive pre-sale to upcoming shows, and more to come. If you’re a fan of Avenged Sevenfold then joining this fan club definitely is worth it! A year membership to the fan club is $25.99

Fan club includes:

-An official Avenged Sevenfold Laminate (1 per Fan Club Bundle sign up), which can be used as an early admission pass for all headlining general admission A7X shows. No more waiting in line (“Front of the Line” laminates are non-transferable. Limit 1 per person).
-Access to pre-sale tickets before the general public (Limit 4 per person). Never miss a sold out show!
-A welcome letter from the band.
-And as a part of this special offer, you also receive the new self-titled CD/MVI on street date (1 per Fan Club sign up). This CD/MVI includes the new album and over 2 hours of exclusive footage, content and more!

By joining the fan club, you will be entitled to an exclusive pre-sale which allows you to buy tickets for the US tour dates below on September 13th, 12AM while everyone else has to wait until September 15th.

Tour Dates:
October 29, 2007 The Wiltern Los Angeles, California
October 31, 2007 House Of Blues Las Vegas, Nevada
November 2, 2007 Sunshine Theater Albuquerque, New Mexico
November 4, 2007 Ogden Theatre Denver, Colorado
November 5, 2007 Sokol Auditorium Omaha, Nebraska
November 6, 2007 Pageant St. Louis, Missouri
November 8, 2007 Congress Theatre Chicago, Illinois
November 9, 2007 State Theater Detroit, Michigan
November 10, 2007 Lifestyles Pavilion Columbus, Ohio
November 12, 2007 Lupo’s Providence, Rhode Island (pre-sale unavailable)
November 14, 2007 Hammerstein New York, New York
November 15, 2007 Electric Factory Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
November 17, 2007 House Of Blues Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
November 18, 2007 Tabernacle Atlanta, Georgia
November 20, 2007 Amos’ Southend Charlotte, North Carolina (pre-sale unavailable)
November 21, 2007 Toad’s Place Richmond, Virginia (pre-sale unavailable)
November 23, 2007 House Of Blues Orlando, Florida
November 24, 2007 Jannus Landing Tampa, Florida
November 25, 2007 Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Sign up here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/promo/fqubq9 and use this code: SOUNDING
(Limited to 4 tickets and 1 fan club bundle per person)