Footage of Arsonists Get All The Girls‘ vocalist getting kicked off stage for being way too drunk. This is after the bass player shoved him and he face planted off stage. Definitely go see these guys on tour on a much sober night. They’re out right now with The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, Beyond The Shore, and Seeker.
Djent rockers Reflections weigh in on their album Exi(s)t and how to stay on the road
Jake Mcelfresh: Honestly I couldn’t really tell you. My first guitar was my brothers old guitar and I have no idea what it was. Nothing special.
Jake: I think it varies. Hopefully something along the line of “wow this guy doesn’t really hold back.” I try not to have a filter on my lyrics at all.
suicide, or a suicide note. What did you go through? With the bullying and teasing going on in school, people are going to look at you as a form of inspiration.
Jake: I had a rough childhood. My parents split took a big toll on me. Ive always been constantly teased for my looks. Odd shaped head, fucked up teeth, overweight. I used to cry in intermidiate school which made it worse. Eventually I stopped crying and started being angry. I got in a lot of conflicts with students and teachers. I drank, smoked cigarettes and smoked weed very young. Tried to kill myself a few times in the heat of the moment. I never planned it because id get scared. One time my mom caught me by my ankles trying to dive head first out of my bedroom window when I was around 14. Eventually (thankfully) I found straight edge my freshman year of high school. It didn’t stop the depression but it gave me a clear mindset to see my life in a different perspective. I have a lot of mental issues and sometimes I have trouble coping with the smallest of problems. Island was written when I was fed up. I just wanted to die. The video took off. Straight Edge Worldwide magazine blogged it on tumblr first before anyone and it had thousands of reblogs eventually leading it to the front page of reddit. All of a sudden my inbox is packed with hundreds of messages telling me how they feel exactly how I feel. I never preach. I believe people should believe what they want, but I personally believe it was a sign from God. A little kick in my ass. Like “your life is not that bad. People have it way worse than you.”. Life is a beautiful thing and I’m so glad I’m alive.
from Orange County, and was in downtown Fullerton the night that happened.
Was a few blocks down the road at a pub. I heard about it the next morning and
saw the video.
Jake: I’m disgusted with the fact that government employees and officials do not get the same treatment as any other human. There are good cops but there are also pieces of shit, arrogant SOB’s that just feel the need to have a gun on their hip and a badge on their chest to add inches to their dick.
Jake: Its a song about being in love with a girl that’s just sooo good but knowing you’re just so bad and not even worthy of her but yet wanting her anyways.
Jake: I cant really say what expectations I had. I didn’t think my record would sell. Jake Round and the rest of the PN family have been really good to me. Best choice for sure!
Jake: Today has been the latest drake record, Gangstarr, the new You Blew It! Record (check them out!), the new Throwdown and Frank Sinatra as usual.
expect to be a year from now?
Jake: I’m gonna write some more songs, play some more shows and eventually die
Keeping Death Metal real with Fit For An Autopsy
Checking in with Swedish Deathcore outfit Vildhjarta. THALL!
We get the scoop on Aliencore and Rings Of Saturn
IHTS: How hard is it for an Australian band to break out in the states? What is your buzz like there compared to here in the US?
Josh: It’s extremely, extremely difficult. There is a real lack of opportunities for Australian bands and it’s not often that you get thrown a bone over here, not to mention the expenses associated with touring overseas in a place like the US. Australia treats us very well as we are from there and we’ve been touring Australia for a few years pretty much incessantly, but for our first time in the US the buzz was pretty insane, who knows what will happen in the future.
IHTS: Your music features a lot of positive lyrics about celebrating life. What lead you to write about this as opposed to the usual brutal hateful lyrics most metal bands use?
Josh: Life is already hard enough, for everybody. We just don’t see a point spreading a negative message. We are in a unique position playing in a band and have the opportunity to act as role models, so we may as well be good role models. If we can make a real positive difference to just one person’s life by playing in this band and spreading our message, I will die a happy man.
IHTS: At what point did you think Northlane would catch on? If any, what one event do you think lead to the band’s rise in popularity?
Josh: It’s really hard to say but since Singularity came out things have really exploded, especially overseas. I think this record had a lot to do with the rise in popularity but it didn’t come out of nowhere, It was the product of 3 years hard work.
IHTS: How do you plan on topping Singularity?
Josh: By writing a better record for #3.
IHTS: What is something you haven’t got to do that you would like your band to do or be a part of?
Josh: I’d love to play some festivals in Europe and the US, that’s something you really dream about when you play in a band. Thankfully we’ve been able to tick lots of items off our bucket lists this last year but I think we still have a very long way to go as a band.
Northlane Headlining Tour:
02/07 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
02/08 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues Side Room
02/09 Phoenix, AZ – The Nile Underground
02/11 Fort Worth, TX – Tom Cats West
02/12 Tupelo, MS – Goodtime Charlies
02/13 St Louis, IL – Fubar
02/14 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
02/15 Burnsville, MN – The Garage
02/16 Milwaukee, WI – Miramar Theatre
02/18 Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
02/19 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre & Ballroom
Northlane’s dates on Bring Me The Horizon’s American Dream Tour (also feat. Of Mice & Men and Issues):
02/21 Plymouth, MI – Compuware Sports Arena
02/22 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
02/23 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
02/24 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
02/26 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
02/27 Worchester, MA – The Palladium
02/28 New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
03/01 New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
03/02 Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory
03/03 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
03/04 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
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Sep 17 Medford Armory Medford, OR
Sep 18 McDonald Theater Eugene, OR
Sep 20 Toyota Center Kennewick, WA
Sep 21 Greyhound Park Post Falls, ID
Sep 22 Wilma Theater Missoula, MT
Sep 23 Enmax Centre Lethbridge, Alberta
Sep 25 CN Center Prince George, BC
Sep 26 EnCana Events Centre Dawson Creek, BC
Sep 28 Univ of Calgary Calgary, AB
Sep 29 Credit Union Centre Saskatoon, SK
Sep 30 Shaw Conf. Centre Edmonton, AB
Oct 2 Brandt Centre Regina, SK
Oct 4 Concert Hall @ The Venue Fargo, ND
Oct 15 The Ritz Raleigh, NC
Oct 17 Centurylink Center Bossier City, LA
Oct 18 Brady Theater Tulsa, OK
Oct 19 tbs Kansas City
Oct 20 Shrine Mosque Springfield, MO
Oct 22 Concrete Street Pavilion Corpus Christi, TX
Oct 23 Pharr Ent Center Pharr, TX
Oct 26 Lonestar Amphitheater Lubbock, TX
My Chemical Romance‘s Twitter account was hacked this morning…. The official Twitter account of My Chemical Romance (MCRofficial) – the famous American alternative rock band that called it quits in March 2013 – has been hacked.
The account’s profile description was changed to read “soon…,” falsely leading the band’s over 600,000 Twitter followers to believe that they might be preparing a comeback.
In addition, the following tweet was posted: “you only hear the music when your heart begins to break.”
Shortly after the breach, Gerard Way, the former lead vocalist and co-founder of My Chemical Romance, revealed that the account was hacked.
“So @MCRofficial was hacked. Friends at WBR [Warner Bros Records] are taking care of it. Sorry if that bummed anyone out,” Way wrote on Twitter.
“On the upside – hacker didn’t say anything mean. And they only changed the pic to a band photo. But I understand any activity might upset some,” he added.
Currently, the My Chemical Romance Twitter account has been restored.