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Album Review: The Blackout – We Are The Dynamite

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The Blackout?s full-length debut We Are The Dynamite is a strong offering from yet another Welsh post-hardcore band. Lostprophets and Funeral for a Friend have made their impact on American soil and The Blackout is looking for similar acceptance. In fact, Ian Watkins of lostprophets did guest vocal duties on the second single, ?High Tide, Baby?. ?High Tide, Baby? is one of the softer songs on WATD, which makes it a great choice for a second single. The first single was the fast paced ?Beijing Cocktail?, which is a typical hard rock song these days. It sounds like A Day To Remember without the screaming.

What does set them apart is that they use two singers. This is not a new concept, but both singers only sing. With plenty of bands today (From Autumn To Ashes, Atreyu, etc) their drummer sings melodic parts while they have a screamer up front. The Blackout uses two singers to go back and forth.

We Are The Dynamite
is honestly nothing special, but it is a fun record. Each listen gets better, but if you are unsure, check out their myspace page. They are a talented band, but far from something new.

{Reviewed by: Matt Chesley}


Studio Update: The Blackout

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The Blackout has posted a new blog entry on their myspace about their upcoming debut album in the works as well as a possible headlining tour. Read more:

Bono Estentay!

Just a short blog to let you all know what’s going on in the world of ‘The Blackout’. We’re currently writing material for our forthcoming debut album. We start recording June 15th and we’re hoping to have everything finished around July. We’re really excited about the new material as it’s the best we’ve ever written. We’ve got gun fire, high fives, chants, cheesy riffs, dirty riffs, epic riffs, wild choruses and sing-alongs and we’ve even got some filler… ONLY JOKING!! THERE’S F**K ALL FILLER! There’s also a chance we might have a little dvd on the album for you little roustabouts too!

But yeah, be patient and hopefully we’ll have a release around September and a headline tour shortly after. So if you’ve been wondering what we’ve been up to then this is it. So stop wondering you wondering wonderers! As soon as we’re done recording the album we’ll be on the road again doing some festival shows. We’ve got a couple confirmed already, a Ripcurl festival in Newquay UK and the Pukkelpop in Hasselt Belgium. Hopefully we’ll have confirmed some more in the next month or so.

We’ll keep you posted with our monthly blogs, so keep in touch!

One love

Rhys x

Friday, April 6, 2007

Pierce The Veil

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Genre: Punk, Emo, Post Hardcore
Sounds like: Senses Fail, A Change Of Pace, Endicott
Current Album: A Celebration of an Ending
Official Site:

When I first heard this band they went by a different name. Originally they were called Before Today. In late 2006 Before Today officially change their name to Pierce The Veil, same band, same music style. Their music is full of layered vocal melodies and complex guitar sounds. They signed in 2003 with Equal Vision Records. Pierce The Veil is one of their song titles when they were Before Today. Since changing their name they have release 2 new songs on their myspace. To hear some more of their music check out Some of my favorite tracks include Failure Is Relative, Enlarge Your Hearts, and Staring At Backgrounds. They are currently working on a new album as an unsigned band. Look out to hear new music from these guys.

by: Cinematic Sunrise

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE DAY: From First To Last Ride The Wings Of Pestilence

In 1999 returning to the stage for the first time since his recent bout with pneumonia, Johnny Cash electrifies an audience in New York with a surprise appearance at an all-star concert in his honor.

I’m just a good guy in a bad bad town, I’m just a bad boy with a good reputation

lyrics from I’m A Riot You’re A Fucking Riot! by The Blackout
Today’s Daily Dose was created by: Anthony Montalbano 2007

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Daily Dose #6

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Thursday, April 5, 2007

The Blackout

Hometown: Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, UK
Genre: Rock, Screamo, Punk
Sounds like: Chiodos, Funeral For A Friend
Current Album: Blackout Blackout Blackout
Official Site:

I found this band from an old band I used to listen to, When Reason Sleeps. About 2 years ago When Reason Sleeps broke up and their 2 lead sings each started new bands, The Blackout and The Guns. Personally, I love the power rock of The Blackout. Every song is full of energy and blood curling screams. Their short 7 track EP is amazing, atleast. Some of my favorite tracks include Murder In The Make Believe Ballroom, You And Your Friends vs. Me and the Revolution, and It’s High Tide Baby.

by: Crackjaw

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE DAY: Boys Night Out I Got Punched in the Nose for Sticking My Face in Other People’s Business

In 1999, the online song-lyric auction Hits Under the Hammer comes to a close, with sales exceeding expectations. The British-organized auction, at, raises nearly $67,000 for the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy and Norwood Ravenswood children’s charities. The highest bid goes to the lyrics for “Please” by U2’s Bono, at $3,600.

In a picture perfect scenery I’ve become a stick figure illustration.

lyrics from Casting Such A Thin Shadow by Underoath
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Daily Dose #2

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Saturday, March 31, 2007


Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Hard Rock, Alternative Metal
Sounds like: Strata, Chevelle, Smile Empty Soul
Current Album: Two
Official Site:

Crashing guitars, surging choruses, and head turning hooks. I don’t think I could have said it any better than that. Every song by Earshot is powerful, moving and full of energy, especially their 2nd album, Two. I love listening to this album over and over when I\’m running or working out. It electrifies you. Songs like “Wait”, “Someone” and “Fall-Apart” are some of my favorites. If you’re looking to update your iPod with some new music to hit the gym with, then Earshot will not fail you.

by: The Blackout

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE DAY: Chiodos Baby, You Wouldn’t Last a Minute on the Creek

Back in 1995 on this day a former Led Zeppelin fan who calls the band’s music “satanic” is arrested for allegedly trying to stab guitarist Jimmy Page backstage with a pocket knife at a Page and Robert Plant concert in the Detroit area.

You and I are like oil and water, and we’ve been trying, trying trying ohhhh, to mix it up.

lyrics from Oil and Water by Incubus
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The Blackout posts new song

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A favorite UK band of mind, The Blackout has posted a new song up on their myspace. If you’ve never heard of them I suggest you take a peak at some of their other songs as well. Their new song is called “Prepare For A Wound”.

You can listen to it here: