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Zac Mayfield drum lessons

Oh, Sleeper has announced that in the next coming week, their drummer, Zac Mayfield, will be posting video lessons on drumming and Oh, Sleeper play-alongs. In order to view these nifty videos add him on Facebook and Twitter.


CurbsideAudio Presents: Shut Up and Deal

Hey all! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything… actually, it’s been a while since ANYONE has posted anything. With Jake and Kriston gone that leaves pretty much just myself and Brandon to keep up the blog. Yes, the posting has been slow, but we always have it in the back of our minds.

After visiting the 2011 Vans Warped Tour yesterday in Cleveland, and sitting in on an EIY (Earn It Yourself) meeting with tour owner/founder Kevin Lyman, my eyes were opened. From hearing various speeches by Kevin, Shut Up and Deal’s lead vocalist, Joe Heafy, and many other “behind-the-scenes” people of Warped, I discovered that being in the music business isn’t the easiest thing. You can’t just say that you love music; you can’t just say that you want to go somewhere in the music industry; you can’t just say that you want to do something musical. You actually have to go out and do those things. And this is me going out and doing what needs to be done.

 

After hearing Joe talk, I thought it would be a great idea to go see his band, who was playing at the Kia Kevin Says Stage later that day. I honestly couldn’t believe how great they were! A completely independent band that sounded incredible and had great stage presence and a charismatic personality to match. They really are worth the time to take a listen to a song or two. If you like pop-punk, or, in my case, like pop-punk bands, then Shut Up and Deal is just for you! They recently released an album entitled “This One’s For Me”.

Shut Up and Deal Myspace

Shut Up and Deal Facebook

Shut Up and Deal Twitter

1. Just So You Know

2. Learning How To Lose

3. Dangerous

4. Someday, Somewhere

5. Sink or Swim

6. Anything and Everything

7. Not Shipwrecked, Not Quite Yet


IMPORTANT NEWS: UNDER THE GUN REVIEW

Hey everyone,

If you haven’t heard already, I have happily accepted the managing news editor position at Under The Gun Review. This means I am no longer updating this blog. Neither is Kriston. She has joined me at UTG as a writer.

If you haven’t looked at UTG, do it. We have plenty of exclusive interviews, reviews, and streams for your listening and viewing pleasure. I’m sure you’ll be quickly fond of the site and our content.

As for CurbsideAudio, its sad to leave it behind, but it was never meant to go anywhere. It got my foot in the door and for that, I am very grateful. Thanks for reading <3.

You can still reach me at my Twitter or at Under The Gun Review

Promotional requests/business stuff can be sent to UTGJacob@gmail.com.

Thanks Again,

Love,
Jake


UNEARTH: Liquid Metal to Premiere “Shadows in the Light” Today At 4:00 PM EST

Today, Liquid Metal (SiriusXM 40) will host the exclusive premiere of UNEARTH’s “Shadows in the Light,” the third track off the band’s upcoming and eagerly-anticipated Darkness in the Light full-length!

Said vocalist Trevor Phipps: “‘Shadows in the Light’ is a tune that showcases everything UNEARTH has ever brought to the table from the aggressive to melodic sides both musically and vocally. This is probably the most ‘dynamic’ song on the album, but also one of the hardest hitters…and catchiest. We set out to make this album heavy as hell, while also keeping the listener interested with some memorable moments. We hope this tune becomes a staple in our live set this summer and beyond. Lyrically the song is about never standing down even when your enemies or any sort of personal or worldly defeat seems to be bearing down on you.”

To check out “Shadows in the Light,” tune in to Liquid Metal TODAY at 4:00 PM (EST)!

Darkness in the Light is UNEARTH’s fifth full-length in a discography that’s placed the band among the most prolific, evolving and plainly ravaging modern metal acts to come out of the U.S. Slated for North American release via Metal Blade Records July 5, the 11-track long player was recorded at Zing Studios in Westfield, Massachusetts with producer (and Killswitch Engage guitarist) Adam Dutkiewicz and mixed at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Trivium). Sitting in on drums during the recording was Justin Foley of Killswitch Engage/Blood Has Been Shed.

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CurbsideAudio Presents: Never Ending Apnea

Brand new single “Event Horizon” out now!
Hey check out this band Never Ending Apnea from Turin, Italy!
They’ve just released their first single “Event Horizon”, if you like it leave a comment please… and don’t forget to subscribe to their channel, new video is coming!

For fans of: Underoath, Oceana, Cult of Luna
Support them!

“Event Horizons” Lyrics:
I have never felt so lucid
Too simple memories
The loss so tasteless
Devoured by feelings
There’s nothing left
Only a black sea without waves
where everything is dull and bare
Soon I’ll find myself without form
Distracted by the emptiness
I’ll reach the end
Without feelings
I’ve never felt so empty
The betrayal of every single moment
Causes the disintegration of this myself
That will kill you…
As blacks holes
We absorb the time close to us
Soon, I’ll find myself without form
Distracted by the emptiness
We’ll reach the end
Without feelings
Emptiness eaters
I have never felt so empty
The betrayal of every single moment
Causes the disintegration of this myself that
That will kill you…

https://www.facebook.com/NeverEndingApnea#!/NeverEndingApnea?sk=app_178091127385
http://www.myspace.com/neverendingapnea
http://twitter.com/#!/neaofficial
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New When Bears Attack! song at 7/6c

Head over to the Facebook page for When Bears Attack tonight at 7pm/6pm central for the release of their new song, “King”!


The Black Dahlia Murder: Artwork and Single for New Full-Length Album “Ritual” Released

Tracklisting:
01. A Shrine to Madness
02. Moonlight Equilibrium
03. On Stirring Seas of Salted Blood
04. Conspiring with the Damned
05. The Window
06. Carbonized in Cruciform
07. Den of the Picquerist
08. Malenchanments of the Necrosphere
09. The Grave Robber’s Work
10. The Raven
11. Great Burning Nullifier
12. Blood in the Ink

Premiere of first single “Moonlight Equilibrium” & pre-order packages now live

Detroit deathsters The Black Dahlia Murder are pleased to unleash details of the group’s 5th full-length album, Ritual (out June 21st 2011), a collection of 12 tracks that see the band staying true to their sound and style while progressing in both writing and musicianship. Guitarist Ryan Knight has delivered truly searing leads that will, without a doubt, daze and lay waste the ears of both loyal Black Dahlia diehards and burgeoning fans alike. Music for Ritual was recorded in early 2011 in Detroit, MI with Mark Lewis (Deicide, Unearth) and the band producing. Vocals and mixing took place at the Orlando-based studio, Audio Hammer, with Jason Suecof (The Black Dahlia Murder, Beneath the Massacre, Job for a Cowboy, All That Remains). The first single off Ritual, Moonlight Equilibrium, is now live at the following location along with several pre-order options:
http://www.metalblade.com/BDM/

Guitarist and founding member Brian Eschbach comments on the first single, Moonlight Equilibrium: “We’ve been working on this album for a good while and we are very excited to finally share a preview with our fans! Moonlight Equilibrium is full of maximum overdrive melody and crushing beats that’ll hopefully leave you maniacs thirsting for more. We’ll be jamming this and other tasty treats for the next several months on the road. See you soon!”

Vocalist Trevor Strnad comments on the extraordinary artwork: “The visual aspects of Ritual have been brilliantly brought to life by the amazingly talented Valnoir Mortsonge (Watain/Morbid Angel/Ulver) for Metastazis in Paris, France. Valnoir was the perfect man for the job; he exceeded our expectations on all fronts and delivered a beautiful package that enriches the macabre ceremonial vibe of our musical creations. The goal was to make the artwork look like a Necronomicon or an evil spell book. The imagery on the front depicts the dualistic nature of the satanic ritual… the two halves that make it possible. On the bottom, inverted, are the senders of the ritual here on earth, in prayer. On top is Satan and his council, receiving the communicative ritual.”

In terms of the direction of Ritual, vocalist Trevor Strnad notes this: “This is the first time we have fully realized a concept for an album. We wanted to choose something that would exemplify the very essence of the band… something that would be ‘more TBDM’ than anything we have released to this point. All of the lyrics to Ritual are bound by a common thread of black magic and the occult, the worship of darkness, and the preservation of inner strength and will.”

“When we play a show, it’s like a ritual… a group catharsis. We are unified with our fans through the platform of live performance. There is a real magic there. Like the album cover represents, there are two halves required; us and you. Yes, we are an evil band. Yes we sing about Satan. But really, how I see it, our evil is for your own good! The character Satan in our music represents the freedom to think for yourself… the strength to see through the facades of the norm that is presented to us at birth, and the courage to live your own way, free of the burden of guilt and shame. That’s how it’s always been for us and this record is no different.”

Strnad continues in saying: “I think Ritual is us fully realizing our responsibility to our fans to be the best (and most horrific) The Black Dahlia Murder we can while we’re here. In a way, you could say we have come to terms, more now so than ever, with how religious the fans are about this band… hence the album’s name. This is absolutely our best record and the new benchmark that we are soon to be measured by… I have no problem saying that. There has been no prouder moment for me in this band than the Ritual we offer before you. We worked harder on this and for longer than we ever have on any release until this point. Our blood is in the ink of this album, our souls in every note. That being said, if you were to steal this record, it would literally break my fat fucking heart. I know that times are tough, hell, it’s legitimately getting harder and harder to physically get these albums into your hands. I fully realize that. Every metal band (and fan) has fallen victim to these hard times. We are here to help get the music to you, no matter where you are or how scarce extreme metal may be there. It’s time to stand up and circumvent the obstacles that threaten to befall metal… just because these assholes have made it harder to find doesn’t mean we should just pull the plug, puss out and stop supporting it. Just because we can’t walk down the street to Super Megastore anymore and buy a Cannibal Corpse CD we’ve turned to stealing it all from the internet. Weak! One of the awesome powers of the internet is that it can allow these kick ass preorder packages to be available to the fans. That’s why we went to such extreme lengths to bring such a lush packaging to the masses… one last attempt at trying to lure you to go against the grain and actually invest your hard-earned money in the CD. If you really want to have an impact on the fate of this band, that is the truest and clearest way that I can tell you how to do so. We need your support. It’s not for our pocketbooks, it’s so we can exist in this cut-throat music business. I’m not encouraging you to just buy this album, either. This is bigger than that. I am encouraging you to support all metal bands that you like and buy their albums… we need you now more than ever.”

Ritual will be hitting streets in North American on June 21 with the band headlining one of the summer’s heaviest tours, The Summer Slaughter Tour, with label-mates Whitechapel and Six Feet Under in addition to Darkest Hour, Dying Fetus, and more.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
Tour w/ Amon Amarth & Evocation
05/13 – Oslo, NO – Betong
05/14 – Stockholm, SE – Tyrol
05/15 – St. Petersburg, RS – Glavclub (not part of tour)
05/16 – Moscow, RS – Tochka Club (not part of tour)
05/17 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega
05/18 – Hamburg, DE – Grosse Freiheit 36
05/19 – Antwerp, BE – Hof Ter Lo
05/20 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
05/21 – Koln, DE – E-Werk
05/22 – Paris, FR – Le Bataclan
05/23 – Istanbul, TK – Jolly Joker Balans (not part of tour)
05/24 – Munchen, DE – Tonhalle
05/25 – Milan, IT – Magazzini Generali
End Tour
05/26 – Bolzano, IT – UFO
05/27 – Oberentfelden, CH – Böröm Pöm Pöm
05/28 – Mining Am Inn, AT – Mining Am Inn Metalfest
06/18 – Gothenburg, SE – Metal Town Festival
06/19 – Clisson, FR – Hellfest
06/21 – Bulle, CH – Ebullition
06/22 – Augsburg, DE – Kantine
06/23 – Karlsruhe, DE – Stadtmitte
06/24 – Dessel, BE – Graspop Fest
06/25 – Montabaur, DE – Mach1 Festival
06/27 – Brno, CR – S Club
06/28 – Graz, AUT – Explosiv w/ Protest the Hero
06/29 – Budapest, HU – Dürer Kert w/ Protest the Hero
06/30 – Zagreb, HR – Močvara
07/01 – Lustenau, AT – Culture Factory
07/02 – Roitzschjora, DE – With Full Force
07/03 – Badalona, ES – Estraperlo Club
07/04 – Madrid, ES – Sala Live
07/05 – Lisbon, PT – Cine Teatro De Corroios
07/06 – Gijon, ES – Sala Acapulco
07/08 – Knebworth, UK – Sonisphere

Tour w/ Beast in the Field
06/01 – Columbus, Ohio – Ravari Room
06/02 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
06/03 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room
06/04 – Houston, TX – Eleanor Tinsley Park
06/05 – New Orleans, LA – The Hanger
06/06 – Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box
06/07 – Nashville, TN – The End

The Summer Slaughter Tour w/ Whitechapel, Darkest Hour, Six Feet Under, Dying Fetus, As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Powerglove
07/22 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
07/23 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove
07/25 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
07/26 – Seattle, WA – King Cat Theatre
07/28 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
07/29 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
07/30 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
07/31 – Scottsdale, AZ – The Venue Scottsdale
08/02 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
08/04 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five
08/05 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
08/06 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
08/07 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
08/08 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
08/09 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
08/10 – Montreal, QC – Olympia
08/11 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
08/12 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
08/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
08/14 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
08/16 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
08/17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
08/19 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
08/20 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
08/21 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

Keep up to date with The Black Dahlia Murder at the following locations:
http://www.facebook.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial
http://www.twitter.com/bdmmetal
http://www.youtube.com/blackdahliamurdertv
http://www.myspace.com/blackdahliamurder


Cartel is making headway on their latest EP

From: @cartelcartel
Sent: Apr 25, 2011 4:29p

The first demos for our EP are going down as I type. Get stoked!

On Twitter: http://twitter.com/cartelcartel/status/62614353119154176


Hot Rod Circuit is back!

Hot Rod Circuit has opened up a Twitter account! Follow them and see what they are up to! Coming soon is some new music and a new show!


Terrible Things: Andy Jackson leaves the band

It seems a Hot Rod Circuit Reunion is coming.

From: @terribleandy
Sent: Apr 20, 2011 6:33p

It’s official I no longer play in @terriblethings I love them and miss them and wish them the best #fb

sent via Twitter for iPhone
On Twitter: http://twitter.com/terribleandy/status/60833405956403200