Fate Misunderstood

AAR New Video – I Wanna

The All-American Rejects released a hot video for their newest single “I Wanna” (one of my favs from their new album When the World Comes Down).

I love it.



I love this time of year, when bands are recording and putting their finishing touches on their new albums and gear up to go on tour.  Here’s the beginning to my list of upcoming shows that I’ll be be going to so far (I’m sure this list will continue to expand over the next days, weeks, months):

4/18  Silverstein, Blessthefall, Before Their Eyes

The National in Richmond, VA



5/11 Lamb of God, Children of Bodom, As I Lay Dying

Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore, MD




6/14 Paramore and No Doubt

Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, VA



Merriweater Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD

A Day To Remember

A Day To Remember

A Skylit Drive

A Skylit Drive

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada





Awesome. \m/

Paramore – The Final RIOT! DVD
February 16, 2009, 10:55 pm
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I loved it.  Loved it from the first minute to the last.  Fueled By Ramen did a great job of allowing the band to be themselves, and not focusing the entire band’s story on Hayley Williams – a la No Doubt.

As a fan of RIOT! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but had heard that Paramore put on an insane live show.  I have watched the DVD 3 times, and can’t stop listening to the live CD that came with it.

Hayley Williams is a really talented singer and artist, and I was totally impressed with how much energy and head banging she puts into her shows and is still able to stay on key and stick to the song – with slight twists.  The guys, Josh, Zach, Jeremy and Taylor all had really likeable personalities too though, which made me love the band even more.

It’s great to hear a good, young, upbeat band with a lot of talent on their shoulders.  I’m excited for their new album and can’t wait for them to tour again!

Moral of the story: BUY THE FINAL RIOT! DVD NOW!  Buy it now!


The day is finally here..

I’ve been waiting on this day since I ordered tickets in JULY.  It was disappointing to show up to Rams Head on September 7th to find that the sold out show in Baltimore had been canceled due to some vocal problems with Matt, but when I found out Shadows was better, it was being rescheduled, and that Buckcherry was not going to tag along, I couldn’t be happier.

And now the day is finally here.  Tonight’s the night, and I can’t wait to see em again!


Burn Halo to Open for A7X in Baltimore

Burn Halo is slated to open up for A7X at Ram’s Head Live at the December 9th and 10th shows.  It apprears as if these will be the bands first concerts as Burn Halo.  Burn Halo’s lead singer, James Hart, was previously in the band 18 Vision, which has since broken up.  Below is additional information from their new MySpace page:

Between May and October of 2007, Hart made weeklong treks to Tusla, OK to write and demo with Maloy, solidifying his objective of what the music would sound like and focusing on writing songs that would construct a well-balanced record. “I knew that I wanted a clear-cut rock ‘n’ roll band, which is something I had not had in the past,” Hart says of the music. “My vision and my brand of rock ‘n’ roll without having to compromise on any of the songs or any of the material. I wanted to make a very straightforward rock album. Something that had commercial appeal, but also something that had a classic, vintage mid-‘80s throwback vibe to it.”

Hart recorded the album from October to November of 2007 with Maloy as producer, laying down the tracks with an army of skilled studio musicians, including Nickelback drummer Daniel Adair, former Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney, and guitarist Neil Tiemann who now tours with American Idol winner David Cook. In the studio Maloy was particularly helpful in getting the best possible performance out of Hart, especially when it came time to lay down the vocals. “I really felt like he was able to grasp what I wanted to do and where I wanted to take this,” Hart says. “From a producer standpoint I feel like he really knocked it out of the park. As a vocalist he was able to bring a lot out of me instead of having me go through the motions and just get the part right. Emoting a little more than I have in the past. He was really able to pull a lot of character out of my voice.”

The result is a dynamic, gripping collection of gritty rock songs that immediately engage their listener, ranging from the propulsive “Save Me,” which Hart describes as the “heaviest” track on the record, to the memorable first single “Dirty Little Girl,” which features Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Synyster Gates. Hart also reveals his emotional and musical range on “Here With Me,” an emotive throwback ballad that resounds with immediacy and sincerity, and showcases Hart’s songwriting goals for the album. “I wanted to touch more on real life situations and real life stories,” Hart says. “I wanted to paint a real life picture. I started listening to country and a lot of those songs are very real and down to earth. They are songs about real life, about situations you would come across with a lover or the loss of a friend or heading down a dark path in life. I wanted it to be really simple and easy to digest. I wanted there to be no question about what I was singing about.”

After the album was completed, in early 2008, Island elected not to release Burn Halo’s debut, leaving Hart with the tough job of finding a new home for his project. Nothing felt quite right, though, so Burn Halo’s manager Bret Bair formed his own label Rawkhead Rekords through Warner Music Group to release the record. Hart spent much of 2008 finalizing the lineup of his touring band- which he hopes will help write and record Burn Halo’s successive albums- with Aaron Boheler on bass, Joey Cunha on lead guitar, Allen Wheeler on rhythm guitar, and Ryan Folden on drums. All that’s left is to show it all to the world. “I think this is a real statement album for me,” Hart says. “Anyone who is familiar with me and my past is going to be able to get this record. They’re going to understand why I made this record and that this is the record I’ve been wanting to make.”


Avenged Sevenfold’s New Video for “DEAR GOD”

Here is Avenged Sevenfold’s newest video for their single “Dear God”.  I love the way this video is shot and really enjoy getting to see the guys behind the scenes in their everyday lives on the road.  Granted I am SURE there are many pluses to what they do, but as fans, we really take advantage of everything these guys sacrafice while being on the road and away from their families and loved ones for months on end. 

My favorite parts of the video are the ones with Matt and Val.  It makes me smile 🙂

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.