4 piece metal band hailing from Perth, Scotland. They have a unique sound mixing metal, folk and of course pirate/maritime music.
Bowling For Soup:
Bowling for Soup is a pop-punk band based in Denton, Texas (but originally from Wichita Falls, Texas) formed in 1994, best known for their singles "Girl All The Bad Guys Want" in 2002 (a 2003 Grammy Award nominee) and "1985" in 2004, a major commercial hit. The band's name is derived from comedian Steve Martin's "Bowling for Shit" routine from his 1978 comedy album, Wild and Crazy Guy, itself a reference to Bowling for Dollars.
The band gained much notoriety when "Girl All The Bad Guys Want", off the album Drunk Enough to Dance, was nominated for the Grammy for "Best Pop Performance by a Group or Duo". Though the band did not take home the award, the nomination served as a launching point for the success of 2004's A Hangover You Don't Deserve.
Courage My Love:
Dance Gavin Dance:
Dance Gavin Dance is a band from Sacramento, California. We were formed out of the dissolution of several other bands including Farewell Unknown. We have released two albums since birth and the third is almost here. Our new full length album that bears no title is due on August 19th.
Fit For A King:
Based out of Tyler, Texas, the four piece Christian metal/experimental band Fit For A King has been turning heads in the south for just over 2 years now. Influences ranging from Circa Survive to Impending Doom, can easily be heard throughout their music.
A bust your butt attitude and Christ like mentality has quickly set them apart among independent bands on the circuit. Along with their high energy and brutally heavy live set, Fit For A King is a force to reckon with! Independently selling over 2,000+ copies of their “Awaken The Vesper” EP online in 2009, and even more at live shows, Fit For A King has kids begging for more.
Huge hearts mixed with a strong aspiration to share their music with the masses, Fit For A King is now touring full time throughout the US spreading their message of hope and love. With a growing hype generated around them, Fit for a King announced that they will be releasing their debut full length album "Descendents" in Spring 2011 with new members Ryan Kirby (Vocals) and Bobby Lynge (Guitar). This album will be just the beginning for many great things.
The Connecticut band has been a forerunner of modern metalcore since they began playing in 1994. All of Hatebreed's seven albums have reached the US Top 100 and they've performed at some of the biggest metal festivals around the world. Hatebreed has no plans to quit anytime soon, and continue to evolve their unique blending of thrash, metal and hardcore.
Hawthorne Heights formed in 2001 originally under the name A Day in the Life.
Hawthorne Heights' drummer, Eron Bucciarelli, stated in the bonus edition DVD of The Silence in Black and White that Hawthorne is a reference to the author Nathaniel Hawthorne and Heights refers to transcendentalism. Another explanation, with an unknown origin, is that the name is a portmanteau of "Hawthorn (sic) Hill" and "Huber Heights," names of two areas around the band's hometown of Dayton, Ohio.
They burst onto the scene with 2004's The Silence in Black and White, their Victory Records debut. Fueled by the single "Ohio is For Lovers," the album went on to sell over 800,000 copies without virtually any radio play.
When their second album If Only You Were Lonely was released, it debuted at number 3 on the charts having sold 100,000 copies in the first week, powered by the lead single "Saying Sorry" which has received massive airplay on MTV, VH1 and Fuse.
On July 18, 2006 it was announced that they would be in the annual Nintendo Fusion Tour along with Relient K, Emery, The Plain White Ts and fresh from their spot on the Victory Records tour, The Sleeping.
On August 7, 2006, the band announced they would be leaving Victory Records, and are suing the label for breach of contract, copyright and trademark infringement, fraud, and abuse.
Due to the band leaving Victory, the Nintendo Fusion Tour has taken a particular significance as the band attempts to get signed onto a new label. The band has also gone for a world record attempt for having the largest street team ever as they are promoting the tour using their Myspace fans.
The current lineup is:
JT Woodruff: Vocals/Guitar
Micah Carli: Guitar
Casey Calvert: Guitar/Backup Vocals
Eron Buciarelli: Drums
Matt Ridenour: Bass
New Years Day:
THE STORY SO FAR: For a band who've been together just 10 months, New Years Day have quite a list of accomplishments—most notably, piquing the interest of a certain Fall Out Boy's record label. "We were approached by Decaydance about putting something out in the future," explains guitarist/keyboardist Keith Drover, "but as luck would have it, we lagged and lost our chance to be a part of it." Decaydance's loss is surely another label's gain, and with New Years Day's blend of girl-power vocals and dark pop-song structures, we'd advise A&R reps to start booking flights, like, now.
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW 'EM: When Motion City Soundtrack's Justin Pierre offers you a song, you sing it. "He's an extremely talented musician with an incredible ear," gushes singer Ashley Hittesdorf of the Pierre-written, NYD-performed "About A Boy." "We're hoping to collaborate [again] on our first full-length." When will that be? Well, the band are hoping to hook up with engineer Steve Evetts when he's done working on the new Saves The Day album. "It's easy to do what you love, but it's not as easy to be able to afford to do it," explains Drover. "It's a tough line to walk, but we know we have to pay our dues to make this all successful." —Leslie Simon
Sonic Boom Six:
A Punk-Rock, Hip-Hop, Jump-Up Ska Soundclash from Manchester UK
”It's SB6 that really bring it all together. Over the next 30 minutes they defy labeling, throwing in dub, ska, punk, reggae, dancehall, brass, decks, anti-scene unity, the kitchen sink and personally designed Moben units into their dexterous and deftly-handled mix; still having time left over to show that it's possible to be a girl in punk rock without being a cartoon. As SB6 state, it's not the scenes and genres that matter. Ska-punk's not dead; it's just become something so much better”.
Kerrang! Live review: Newcastle College Performing Academy 6.2.07
Manchester's Sonic Boom Six have dedicated the last four years honing a sound that combines the righteous fury of punk-rock with the vigorous commentary of hip-hop and the dancefloor-ready vibes of ska, reggae and jungle. The band has toured the UK and mainland Europe numerous times and run their own label Rebel Alliance. As at home on a large festival stage as they are playing a warehouse party, SB6 are devoted to retaining the band's original grassroots ideation and positive, unifying message as their music steadily permeates a wider international audience. In addtition to Sonic Boom Six, the band regularly play acoustic gigs under the name Babyboom and the three vocalists are members of underground UK dub-punk collective Suicide Bid.
Between the release of their first two EPs on the Moon Ska Europe label SB6 recorded a session for BBC radio 1's flagship punk show the Lock-Up, were featured on BBC2's Asian Arts TV programme Desi DNA and opened the Love Music Hate Racism event on the Leftfield stage at the legendary Glastonbury festival. With the release of their 2006 debut album, The Ruff Guide to Genre-Terrorism, described in Kerrang! as invigorating genre-hopping UK punk to rival anything coming out of the US SB6 rose to the forefront of the UK punk scene with UK and mainland European tours, festival appearances (including the Lock-up stage at Reading and Leeds festival) and another Radio 1 Lock-Up session.
Relentless commitment to touring has seen the band sharing the stage with such acts as Flogging Molly, Hard-Fi, The Aquabats, Mad Caddies, Suicide Machines, Leftover Crack and RX Bandits.
After an immense start to 2007, Sonic Boom Six plan to continue the year with the same intensity that saw them complete two successful UK tours and a six week trek around Europe in the space of four months. Highlights so far include the victorious Manchester and London shows of the band's own Ruff and Ready package tour and their triumphant set at Leeds Slam Dunk festival with Reel Big Fish and Paramore. Punktastic.com reported that SB6 own the stage, probably get the best reaction of the entire day and, put simply, could well be the UK's most entertaining live act.
The first two weeks of August sees SB6 enter the studio with Peter Miles (The King Blues, Howards Alias, The Steal) to record their second studio album Arcade Perfect. The band has already showcased a number of tunes on the last UK tour, live favourites such as ‘While you were Sleeping', ‘Meanwhile, Back in the Real World…' and ‘Sound of a Revolution' are to be committed to record with more resources than the band have ever had at their disposal. The band go straight from the recording to UK festival slots at Rebellion, City Invasion and the Lock-Up stage at Reading and Leeds festival.
September will see the release of ‘While You Were Sleeping' as a single to prepare the UK for the drop of Arcade Perfect later that year. To support the single, SB6 will be playing a UK tour with French punkers Guerilla Poubelle in support, as well as two high-profile slots as main support to Less Than Jake in their residency at London's Mean Fiddler.
We are seven friends creating music together. The music we are creating today feels somewhat reminescent of Kent, Swervedriver, Doves, Pedro the Lion... etc.
Creeper was formed in 2014 by former members of Our Time Down Here, Will Gould and Ian Miles. The band released their debut, self-titled EP that same year, which received praise from DIY and Rock Sound. The following year, they were signed to Roadrunner Records, on the lineup of the Download Festival, and had released The Callous Heart EP. The album received Four Stars from Kerrang!, and began the numerous comparisons of the band to the likes of Tiger Army and AFI.
After the success of Creeper's third EP, The Stranger, and command performance at 2016's Reading & Leeds Festivals, the group released their ambitious debut LP, Eternity, In Your Arms. The album has received numerous accolades from a number of sources, including Metacritic, NME, AllMusic, and The Times.
Emmure is a band that was destined to come together. The founding members met through the Internet, then commuted hours at a time to rehearse, write their music and settle on a lineup, doing all this with one goal in mind: “We’re looking to be the heaviest, most emotionally moving band out there,” declared guitarist Jesse Ketive. Their efforts have paid off in a deal with Victory Records and a debut album, set to be released early next year, determined to destroy any and all limitations to what’s known as hardcore rock.
"Billions and billions of years ago, darkness was all that existed. Then The Master, ruler of the universe, created the planets and everything in them. But soon The Master became bored of this and created death, destruction and war. He enjoyed watching the peons die but soon even that became boring, he himself wanted to kill. So he began slaughtering the humanoids that littered the planets face, but that too lost its fun. He needed more of a challenge, so he created God-like creatures with whom he could do battle. But soon there were too many of these creatures, and he had to be rid of them. He conjured up all his power and created the most powerful he could, GWAR was formed. This elite fighting force was called The Scumdogs of the Universe. The Master used them to destroy all of his enemies. Millions of years and millions of battles later, GWAR became more powerful and craved even more power. Thinking that they could take over The Master's throne, GWAR attacked him and the greatest of all battles began. The carnage lasted a billion years before The Master created the ultimate weapon - the Death Pod. The pod swallowed GWAR up and delivered them to The Master.
"Ahhhh, foolish Scumdogs", The Master laughed. After thinking about what their punishment should be, he finally decided: GWAR shall be banished to a miserable mudball planet called Earth...
The Earth rumbled when the mighty Death Pod crashed into its surface. Shaken and confused, GWAR crawled out and looked around. Thinking they could have a nice little planet once its cleared off, they destroyed the dinosaurs. Afterwards they created Stonehenge so they could play croquet, and weren't having that bad of a time. The Master looked down upon this and frowned, what kind of punishment is this? So to stop the nonsense he imprisoned GWAR in an iceberg on the frozen continent of Antarctica.
Millions of years later: 1980ish. Glam rock was at its peak, groups like Poison and Whitesnake were dominating the airwaves. They inspired a whole slew of new "hair spray" bands. But little did they know, all of that hair spray put a hole in the ozone - right above Antarctica! Soon the unfiltered gamma rays melted the iceberg and GWAR was free.
Meanwhile, Sleazy P. Martini was fleeing the country on drug charges, flying over the former tomb of GWAR. He picked them up and brought them back to America. He taught them how to use instruments and they learned the language from watching midget wrestling and MTV. Soon GWAR was known as the greatest band in the Universe...
Unsatisfied with being worshipped by humans, GWAR still wishes to take revenge on The Master. They discovered a way. If GWAR could summon the World Maggot, they could ride it back to the center of the universe and finally defeat The Master. The World Maggot is a large maggot that lives in the center of the Earth, the only way to wake it is to slaughter millions of innocent people. So, taking advantage of their newfound fame, GWAR puts on shows to which their fans flock. They murder and mutilate these fans, show after show, until enough blood is spilled to wake the maggot."
We have a passion for music that refuses to release its grip on us, so we are compelled to do what we do to the best of our ability. Nothing particularly new here, just metal the way we choose to play it. Pulling metal apart into its million different sub-genres is one thing that brings us to tears. If it's heavy and you like it, that's all that matters.
We have shared the stage with some awesome bands like A Red Dawn, Frankenbok, Double Dragon, Psycroptic, Ed Da Mia, Journal Of A Deadman, Vendetta, Immortal Threat, Flashpoint, This Sick Reality, Kick The Bucket, Before The Storm, Beneath Dying Skies and are soon to be adding The Berzerker, Dyscord, The Amenta and Whitechapel to the list.
Our Last Night:
Inspired by hardcore and metal, Our Last Night delivers an onslaught of taut thrashing riffs and intense hardcore breakdowns that meld perfectly with lush melodic landscapes and soaring, irresistibly catchy choruses. Sharp technical precision meets raw inspiration on songs like the addictive "Escape" which is currently streaming here
Our Last Night, which consists of Trevor Wentworth (growls), Matt Wentworth (guitar, melodic vocals), Alex "Woody" Woodrow (bass), Colin Perry (guitar) and Tim Molloy (drums), was formed in 2004 by childhood friends who were fed up with merely jamming and playing cover songs. With only a few live performances under their belt, Our Last Night entered the studio shortly afterwards to record their first EP, We've Been Holding Back. Vigorous live performances helped the band earn respect and fans throughout the New England area and by 2005 they entered the studio to record their next EP, Building Cities From Scratch. In the summer of 2007, after being impressed by their self-made demos, owner and president of Epitaph Records, Brett Gurewitz, came calling and invited the band to join the label.
"From the very first note of the demo I was blown away by the sophistication of their writing and the technical playing which belies their young age," said Gurewitz. "Add to that the control and range of Matt's stellar singing voice and I was sold."
Silverstein (pronounced Silver-steen) is a five-piece post-hardcore band from Burlington, Ontario, whose music is sometimes labeled as screamo, though the band, particularly drummer Paul Koehler, rejects the screamo label. The band name was taken from the famous children's author Shel Silverstein.
Silverstein formed in January of 2000. During that same year, they self-released their first EP, Summer's Stellar Gaze. After several lineup changes, the band acquired Billy Hamilton, a local fan who learned of the band's need for a bassist on the Internet message board "The 905 Board" (an Ontario area outreach board which used to be for local musicians). In December of 2001, he joined the band after Told helped him learn the music for the songs. Following a rehearsal on Boxing Day (December 26) in 2001, he officially debuted with Silverstein. The next spring, original guitarist Richard McWalter left the band to move to Victoria, British Columbia to study engineering. He was then replaced by Neil Boshart, childhood friend of Shane Told. The new lineup recorded a second EP, When the Shadows Beam, in preparation for their first tour in Eastern Canada. The band signed to Victory Records in October 2002 with a complete lineup as Hamilton attempted to complete his secondary education one semester early.
On December 14, 2008, the band announced by Myspace bulletin that its fourth CD would hit stores on March 31, 2009. The name of the new CD, A Shipwreck in the Sand, was announced on January 29, 2009, when the band concluded a viral marketing campaign by revealing the track listing at the album website. A demo version of one song, "Broken Stars" from the new CD had been put on the band's Myspace in late 2008 and played during their final U.S. tour in support of "Arrivals and Departures". A clip of a second song, "Vices", was also made available on Myspace, as occurred with the songs "Born Dead" and "American Dream."  On March 17, the band filmed a music video for "Vices" with director Robby Starbuck. Later, on March 23, 2009, the band posted the full album to stream on their official MySpace page.
An iTunes bonus track version of the album includes four cover songs, Help (The Beatles cover), Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac Cover), Three Miles Down (Saves The Day cover), and Total Bummer (NOFX cover).
Silverstein contributed a cover version of "Apologize", originally recorded by OneRepublic, to the Punk Goes Pop 2 compilation album.
After three shows in Ontario, the band embarked on a U.S. tour with Norma Jean, Before Their Eyes, and blessthefall.  The band then played several shows on the continent of Europe, and completed a UK tour supporting the Welsh Band The Blackout along with We Are The Ocean, Hollywood Undead and The Urgency. The band recently completed a small-market tour in Ontario and the Midwestern United States, and will play a brief stint on Warped Tour, followed by a show in Anchorage, Alaska. Their song "I Am The Arsonist" is a downloadable song on Guitar Hero: World Tour as of July 9.
George Watsky is a poet, emcee, and cross-disciplary writer/ performer born and raised in San Francisco and now based in Boston. Watsky was featured on Season 6 of ..Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry.. on HBO. He was the 2006 Youth Speaks Grand Slam Poetry Champion, 2006 Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam Champion, and performer in a record six consecutive Youth Speaks Grand Slam Finals. In 2009 Watsky was one of three poets perform live on FOX at the NAACP Image Awards in honor of Russell Simmons’ lifetime achievement award...
Watsky has performed on both coasts an lead emcee with his band Invisible Inc. The trio's self titled album, a blend of jazz and hip hop featuring R&B sensation Passion, was selected as an Amoeba Music staff pick. In 2009, Watsky will release his solo music CD, featuring guest appearances by fellow HBO Def Poets Dahlak and Rafael Casal, singers Danny McClain, Mieka Pauley and once again, Passion. Watsky has served as an on-air personality on WERS 88.9 FM's 889@Night since early 2007...
Watsky has made strides to bring his poetic sensibilities to the theater world. His one-man show, ..So Many Levels.. has been presented in Boston, San Francisco, Vermont and at the Hip Hop Theater Festival Critical Breaks series in New York City. He has been featured additionally at the San Francisco and Washington, DC arms of the Hip Hop Theater Festival. He played the title character and co-wrote a 2004 adaptation of ..Dante's Divine Comedy.. for the Living Word Festival and his stage play ..Harold's Fall.. was the recipient of the 2009 Rod Parker Playwriting Fellowship. Making his way to the page, George's debut poetry collection and CD, ..Undisputed Backtalk Champion.., was published by First Word Press in 2006. Edited by novelist Adam Mansbach, the book is currently in its fourth printing...
Watsky has also emerged as part of a vanguard of artists involved in the sustainability movement. The inaugural Speak Green winner for poetry on climate change, Watsky has twice been invited to perform in Sundance, Utah by Robert Redford. His work has brought him to perform at the opening plenary of Green Cities 2008 in Sydney, Australia, and Greenbuild Chicago, where he took the stage immediately before President Bill Clinton...
Touring while finishing his college education on a condensed schedule, George has performed at conferences and universities in more than half the states in the country, and two in Australia. He has performed at some of the nation's most notable venues, including the Apollo Theater, the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, the San Francisco Opera House and the Shrine Auditorium. He has shared billing with Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, and Mohammed Ali among others.
From a city named after a mythical creature - known for its invincibility against competition and for its rise among ruin, Phoenix proves itself time and again to be a city on the rise- producing notable band after band. There can be no better representation then blessthefall. In addition to their staggering live performances, blessthefall have quickly become known for their uninhibited personalities and eccentricities, including a love for llamas, hot tamales, and the Top Gun soundtrack. They also carry certain advantages - as they are younger, yet equally as capable as their more established counterparts. A five-piece that dug its heels into the dry desert sands and refused to relent, blessthefall planted themselves amid the chaos of competition in January of 2004. Drummer Matt and guitarist Mike formed a band with sweeping dreams and untainted visions. Early on, with friends playing as interim members, the band gained regional recognition by winning local battle-of-the-bands contests, spurring them to continue forming the enterprise, despite the member changes that young bands typically face. Temporarily secure in their line-up (with Craig's vocals and Jared on bass) they spent the next year focused on evolving as musicians and refining their sound. Though they drew from bands like Underoath, Alexisonfire, and As I Lay Dying, aspects of pop, hip-hop, rap, and even R&B surfaced in their songs - if not through Craig's vocal reach, then through the beats and rhythms that surfaced in their music. Being one of the youngest bands in the area, blessthefall were added to bills with other notable local artists such as Greeley Estates and Scary Kids Scaring Kids. In August of 2005 they recorded their self-titled 3 song EP which enhancing their growing reputation. By October the line up was complete when Eric was added on guitar, complementing the band's progressing sound. As the older bands were away from Phoenix touring and recording, blessthefall took advantage of the musical drought the Valley was in. They confirmed their capabilities by selling out show after show at the local venues. Ultimately, they were responsible for shutting down Neckbeard's (a well-known local venue) in January 2006. Doors were permanently closed after the employees failed to maintain capacity due to the hundreds of kids outside trying to force their way into an already sold-out show where blessthefall was headlining. They continued to share the stage with other established artists, often drawing a bigger crowd then those more reputed. You can catch them on the entire 2007 Vans Warped Tour on the Smartpunk Stage. Their debut full length His Last Walk will be released on Science Records on April 10th, 2007.
CKY (Camp Kill Yourself) is a rock band consisting of Chad I. Ginsburg (guitar, vocals, producer), Jess Margera (drums), and Matt Deis (bass).
They share their name with a series of skate and prank videos created by Bam Margera, brother of drummer Jess Margera. CKY's music has been featured in all four CKY videos and various other Bam projects including Jackass, Jackass: The Movie, Viva La Bam, Haggard, Bam's Unholy Union, Viva la Bands, Viva La Bands Volume 2 and the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 video game. Their songs have also featured in the video games Burnout: Revenge, Backyard Wrestling: Don't Try This At Home and the soundtrack to Resident Evil: Apocalypse.