Fate Misunderstood


Hidden Tracks – ATREYU, The Crimson

Artist: Atreyu
Album: The Curse, 2004
Title: The Crimson

This song has been in heavy rotation on my ipod, in my car, in the shower this month.  I didn’t just discover it, it is a song that I have been listening to for over a year or so, but lyrically AND musically it’s just so impressive and intense that I can’t stop listening to it.   So metal. Check it out, and then watch the video

The Crimson

I feel it welling up inside
And Robert Smith lied,
Boys do cry and with
Blood tears in my eyes I’m an Anne Rice novel come to life.
I can’t hide the monster… anymore.
One can, only feel desolate for so long until
One starts to change into
Something the mirror doesn’t recognize.
Metamorphosize.
The darkness has been biding its time
To claim its latest victim,
Fresh meat for carnal desires,
To become, what I became.
I viewed the sun for the last time.

Will you still hold me when you see what I have done?
Will you still kiss me the same,
When you taste my victim’s blood?
So crimson and red,
I feel it flowing from your lips. (Crimson and red)
My heart is dead and so are you.

And it pulses through,
The desire to change, to deconstruct
All of my,
All of my, past failings.
But where to begin, because when you live in sin
It’s hard to look at saints,
Without them reflecting your jet black aura back on you.
And all I have is hope
My inner burn’s not fading,
I’ll wipe the blood from my cheek and get on with my day.

Will you still hold me when you see what I have done?
Will you still kiss me the same,
When you taste my victim’s blood?
So crimson and red,
I feel it flowing from your lips. (Crimson and red)
My heart is dead and so are you.

And all I have is hope
And all I need is time
To bury in pine under six feet of time
The lies I told me about myself.
Claw my way out,
Pick the splinters from under my fingernails.
I won’t lose hope,
I won’t give in.
Just live and breathe, try not to die again.
Just live and breathe, try not to die again.
Just live and breathe, try not to die again.
I try not to die again.

Will you still hold me when you see what I have done?
Will you still kiss me the same,
When you taste my victim’s blood?
So crimson and red,
I feel it flowing from your lips. (Crimson and red)
My heart is dead and so are you.

Will you still hold me when you see what I have done?
Will you still kiss me the same,
When you taste my victim’s blood?
So crimson and red,
I feel it flowing from your lips.(When you taste my victim’s blood)
My heart is dead and so are you.



New Blessthefall Singer announced

CHECK IT OUT!! Big news for blessthefall!!  I can’t wait for the new album, and tour.  I’m so glad these guys are back on their feet.  The new song “To Hell and Back” that can be located on their Myspace page and buzznet page

After months spent searching for a permanent lead singer, blessthefall finally found just what they were looking for in L.A. native (and current Huntington Beach, CA resident) Beau Bokan. Check out the premiere “To Hell And Back”, the first blessthefall track featuring Bokan on vocals, as well as new photos of the band.

“To Hell And Back” is about those times in life when your back is to the wall and all the odds are against you.  It’s about not giving up, not giving in, and just pushing forward.
– Beau Bokan

Blessthefall is expected to hit the studio in November to begin recording the follow-up to its 2007 breakthrough release, His Last Walk (Science Records). Since forming the new lineup the band mates have been bonding while camped out in Costa Mesa, CA, where they are furiously writing new material and demoing tracks.



Avenged Sevenfold Cancels September Tour Dates – Sadness Ensues

This post is a long time coming, and I’m sorry for taking so long with this.  A few weeks ago, I had tickets for the Avenged Sevenfold sold out concert at Rams Head Live in Baltimore.  I was so stoked about it, and was thankful that Shadows Fall would be the openers instead of Buckcherry.  When we arrived at the parking garage behind the venue, and where the tour busses park, we noticed that the band’s tour bus was not there.  It was 3:30pm and the band should have arrived by then.  When we get closer to the garage, the attendant told us the band has postponed the show because the lead singer (M. Shadows) needed to fly back for surgery on his throat.  We were thoroughly disappointed.  We decided that since we  were already in Baltimore, and drove almost 1 hour to get there, we stayed and found a bar to watch the football games.

We ended up going to the bar next door to have a few beers.  I highly recommend this place but can’t remember the name, it’s some Mexican restaurant, but the beers were like 32oz for only $5… can’t beat that.  When we walked in, I turned around and saw the members of Shadows Fall sitting in the corner minus the lead singer Brian Fair.  That was pretty cool, and a bunch of people were approaching them to say hi.  I didn’t quite recognize anyone except for the guitarist.. he’s kind of amazing at what he does.

There were many other A7X fans there doing the same thing we were, so that was kinda cool to hang out with the other fans.  But it did suck that we couldn’t see the band. I’m bummed that A7X won’t be around, and I was SO looking forward to seeing them WITHOUT Buckcherry, but it just didn’t end up to work out I guess.  A few days later, the band issued this statement regarding the tour dates in September:

Avenged Sevenfold deeply regret that they must cancel their U.S. shows on the band’s current fall tour in order for frontman M. Shadows to rest his voice.

Shadows first began to experience problems singing during the band’s show on September 6th in Huntington, West Virginia. After being unable to perform the next night at a show in Baltimore, Shadows flew home to see his doctor, who diagnosed vocal fatigue. Fortunately there is nothing on Shadows’ vocal chords that requires surgery, but he has been prescribed vocal rest so that he will be able to resume touring without interruption.

Though Avenged Sevenfold feel terrible that they have to disappoint fans who bought tickets for the first leg of the tour, the band are happy to report they will be able to return to the road in October. The tour will resume on October 15th in Osaka, Japan, and the band will back touring the U.S. with Buckcherry, Shinedown and Saving Abel starting on November 4th in Casper, Wyoming.

M. Shadows adds “I feel as if I’m letting so many people down, especially the fans we were supposed to see this month, but after a little rest it’ll be back to the usual craziness everyone expects of A7X. All of us are so excited about going out with Buckcherry in November; our fans will love them as well as Shinedown and Saving Abel”.

Sucks.  But Fate Misunderstood wished M. Shadows a very speedy recovery.



I just really like this photo of M. Shadows
September 1, 2008, 6:03 pm
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Taken from Gods of Metal 2008 by Francesco Castaldo