Archive for September, 2007

In a recent post by the band:

This band has always had a lot of members coming in and out, but we think with this new lineup, we’ll be changing our name and going by something other than Hopesfall. We’re not sure what that’ll be yet, but we’ll definitely let everyone know once we do. We’re still supporting, but we’ve been writing in a similar direction and we hope to be in the studio by next spring.

RedPillMusic.com will keep you posted with the new name of the band, when time comes.

Paramore will be touring with The Startling Line and The Almost this upcoming fall. The Almost will join the tour beginning November 10th.

When/Where:

10/23/2007 Starland Ballroom Sayerville, NJ Paramore, TSL, Set Your Goals
10/25/2007 Utica Memorial Auditorium Utica, NY Paramore, TSL, Set Your Goals
10/26/2007 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON Paramore, TSL, Set Your Goals
10/27/2007 Clutch Cargos Pontiac, MI Paramore, TSL, Set Your Goals
10/29/2007 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH Paramore, TSL, Set Your Goals
10/30/2007 Congress Theater Chicago, IL Paramore, TSL, Set Your Goals
11/01/2007 The Rave Milwaukee, WI Paramore, TSL, Set Your Goals
11/02/2007 The Myth Maplewood, MN Paramore, TSL, Set Your Goals
11/03/2007 The Beaumont Kansas City, MO Paramore, TSL, Set your Goals
11/04/2007 The Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO Paramore, TSL, Set Your Goals
11/06/2007 House of Blues Las Vegas, NV Paramore, TSL, Set your Goals
11/08/2007 The Warfield San Francisco, CA Paramore, TSL, Set Your Goals
11/10/2007 Majestic Ventura Theatre Ventura, CA Paramore, TSL, The Almost
11/11/2007 Soma San Diego, CA Paramore, TSL, The Almost
11/15/2007 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ Paramore, TSL
11/17/2007 Palladium Ballroom Dallas, TX Paramore, TSL, The Almost
11/18/2007 Stubb’s BBQ Austin, TX Paramore, TSL, The Almost
11/19/2007 Meridian Houston, TX Paramore, TSL, The Almost
11/21/2007 Nashville War Memorial Nashville, TN Paramore, TSL, The Almost
11/23/2007 Rams Head Live! Baltimore, MD Paramore, TSL, The Almost
11/24/2007 Worcester Palladium Worcester, MA Paramore, TSL, The Almost
11/25/2007 The Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY Paramore, TSL, The Almost
11/27/2007 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA Paramore, TSL, The Almost
11/28/2007 Roseland New York, NY Paramore, TSL, The Almost

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Sunday, September 9, 2007
ARTIST OF THE DAY
Echo The Sky

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
Genre: Rock, Progressive, Electronica
Sounds like: Incubus, Bedlight For Blueyes, Valencia
Current Album: Echo The Sky
Myspace: myspace.com/echothesky
Official Site: echothesky.bigcartel.com/

It amazes me to hear this band, or should a say a couple guys. Echo The Sky consists of two guys, that completely blow you away to think that that much sound could come from just the two of them. These talented guys have recently released a 10 track self titled, self produced album that is definitely one to be reckoned with.

by: Scary Kids Scaring Kids

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE DAY: Avenged Sevenfold Seize The Day

Back in 1999, Nine Inch Nails makes their first-ever appearance at a televised honors show when they perform at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. That same year they also released The Fragile which was nominated for Best Alternative Music Performance.

And there she was, reflecting so brightly the warmth that she installs and there she was, we were infinite for a moment.
lyrics from Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money, Pigs Get Slaughtered by Chiodos
Today’s Daily Dose was created by: Anthony Montalbano 2007

What is a Daily Dose?

Most of the time when a band decides to release a live album, the band has had substantial success. Bands and artists such as Peter Frampton, Linkin Park, Kiss, and AC/DC have had major success with numerous studio albums, thus prompting a successful live album.

With this said, Trapt has done something odd for their third album. They have released Live!, an 11 song record with 9 live tracks and 2 studio tracks. The two opening tracks, those of the studio-recorded variety are the only true standout performances on Live! Chris Brown is not a great singer by any means, and this becomes even more evident on the live recordings. Brown?s vocals tend to be weak and are almost completely drowned by the rest of the band at times. At soft points, he also tends to sound like a famous green character from Sesame Street.

Even when Trapt was a new band, they were a mediocre band in a mediocre genre that featured the likes of Creed, Nickelback and hundreds of unknowns (Submersed, Closure, Echo 7 and so on). However, Live! could actually help Trapt?s career, as doubtful as it may seem. The performances are very raw with great instrumentation and big crowd involvement? on the songs they know. But the between song banter will throw a lot of potential or semi-fans off. The overuse of profanity, most notably after ?Hollowman?, is not only unnecessary, but sounds forced as if to try to be cool.

There are several strong songs in the set however. Their song ?Waiting?, which is fairly new, eclipses their jock-rock hit ?Headstrong? in not only quality, but in presentation. The strength of the entire band seems to have disappeared; when everything should?ve been it?s biggest.

Needless to say, if you are not a die-hard Trapt fan, it?s ok to steer clear of this one and wait for their next studio album.

{Review by: Matthew Chesley}

Besides the death of original lead singer, Dave Williams in August of 2002, not much has been said about the Dallas, TX metal band Drowning Pool. But the boys have been hard at work in the last five years, mostly with finding a suitable lead singer. Jason Jones was brought in to fill the void on Desensitized, but radio play was minimal and no one seemed to notice.

Soon after Desensitized failed to make the impact Sinner had three years prior, Drowning Pool brought Ryan McCabe into the action for Full Circle. Some may recognize the name or voice of McCabe, because he is formerly of the Chicago based metal band Soil. And believe me kids, McCabe does not disappoint in his new gig.

The album may pass as a typical metal album. Crunching guitars, thick drums, and a voice that can go from a growl to a shriek at the drop of a hat make Drowning Pool sound like anyone else. But Drowning Pool is too stylized and slick to get dragged in with everyone else. Simply put, their songs have hooks. Songs like ?Full Circle?, ?Reborn? and the juiced up Billy Idol cover of ?Rebel Yell? could blow up on hard rock radio with ease. In fact, this album has the potential to bring Drowning Pool to the front of the metal pack once again.

The only low point is the dreary ?Reason I?m Alive?. After following the Alice in Chains styled ?Reborn?, it just can?t stand on it?s two feet and take off. ?Paralyzed? is a low tempo tune, yet it works due to it?s incredibly grunge era sound. Which makes it apparent that Drowning Pool is throwing all influences into this record. Obvious metal influences such as Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin are apparent throughout. But plenty of songs have Alice in Chains and Stone Temple Pilots stamped on the forehead. And we can?t forget ?Rebel Yell? closing out the album. Variety will help Drowning Pool tremendously.

Full Circle has great potential of attracting new fans, as well as retaining original fans from the ?90?s. Expect to hear several songs on your hard rock radio in the coming year. And do yourself a favor, pick this album up and crank it.

{Review by: Matthew Chesley}

When I Was A Planet, the latest from Los Angeles quintet, Invitro, hits shelves September 11th. This Gridiron Records release marks the debut of Invitro?s full length album which features the single ?When I Was A Planet.? Invitro?s mixed harmonies, melodies, layered guitars and trouncing drum beats yield one of the most creative records in metal, punk, and prog of the year.

In support of When I Was A Planet, Invitro has been performing on the Family Values Tour and will continue touring North America throughout the year.

To celebrate the release of When I Was A Planet, Invitro is giving you the chance to win this signed Fender Guitar. FIVE (5) lucky runner-ups will receive a lab coat that the band uses to perform in and an autographed copy of the CD.

Click here for a chance to win a Fender Guitar!

Gerard Way, of My Chemical Romance, married Lin-Z of Mindless Self Indulgence Tuesday, September 3rd, after a concert in the Coors Amphitheater in Denver, Colorado. A promoter of the concert happened to be an ordained minister and wed the two after the concert later that night. There were pictures taken, but had been removed by the photographers request, but there is still a possibility of finding them online.