Monday, February 28, 2011

Dag Mabbit!

I haven't posted in a couple days, sorry, I just bought DC Universe Online and I haven't been able to leave my PS3 since. But, today I decided to take a break and feature another band on my blog. Today's band, Blessthefall, went through a little change. Namely, there singer. Craig Mabbit, who was in my last post about the band Escape the Fate, started in this band. This first video will feature Craig as the lead vocalist.

The song is called "Guys Like You Make Us Look Bad"

Since losing Craig Mabbit mid-tour (for "personal reasons"), Blessthefall's bassist was left to cover for him while playing the bass for the remainder of the tour. Later on when Craig showed interest in rejoining the group, they decided to move on and picked up Beau Bokan, former Take The Crown front man. Take The Crown had previously disbanded, so this is probably a big break for him. The next video features Bokan with Blessthefall as they currently are. 

My next post will probably include The Word Alive, as they've made a big change after losing Craig Mabbit as well.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Escape The Fate

It seems I have a little trend going, so I decided to make the rest of the week...or at least, the next few posts, about bands that have changed over time. This next band is called "Escape The Fate". The video's I'm playing here today are my two favorite songs by them, but they've changed singers. You'll notice the difference in the voice when you hear it.

This first song is called "My Apocalypse" from their album "Dying Is Your Latest Fashion." On this album, their front man was Ronnie Radke, who was the original vocalist for the band. You'll notice his unique voice. Also notice the awesomeness of the instruments, namely, the guitars. Both of theses songs display the bands talents and ability to put together a rocking track.

And this next song is called "This War Is Ours (The Guillotine Pt. 2)" from their album "This War Is Ours." In this song, the lead vocalist is now Craig Mabbit. The ex-front man for Blessthefall, who I will probably be featuring on my next post. Nonetheless, this is an awesome song, with some amazing instrumentals. Some parts in the solos make me think of Dragonforce, you'll probably know what I'm talking about if you've heard that band before. The music takes about a minute to start in this video, but the song is worth it.

The band has since released a self-titled album that, in my opinion, is shit. Now, why did they switch singers? Well, Their original singer, Ronnie Radke, had multiple run-ins with the law, including narcotics charges and battery for a fight that led to the death of a Michael Cook. He was sentenced to prison time and probation, meaning the band couldn't tour and do things that a band does. Radke was released this past December, however, and has a new band called Falling In Reverse. I haven't heard them yet, but they have an album debut coming soon. Last I heard it was an early 2011 release, so it could already be out for all I know.

Well, that's all I have for today. Keep Rockin'!

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Yesterday, I posted about Scary Kids, Scaring Kids and how I thought their music had changed slightly, mostly for the better. Today, I have another example of a band that has changed their style a bit. This band's main change came in their vocal, while their instruments stayed pretty heavy. This band is Bring Me The Horizon; one of my current, favorite bands.

This first song is called "Pray For Plagues" from their album "Count Your Blessings".

And this second video is "Diamond Aren't Forever" from their album "Suicide Season".

While they keep a lot of the same components, they've also changed pretty drastically. You can tell the difference, not only in these two songs, but between the two albums. They recently released another album entitled "There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret." I like all of their music, old and new. I haven't heard much of their newest album, but one of the songs I heard was called "Fuck", and it was awesome!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Get the 'H', 'E' double hockey sticks the fudge outta here"

Scary Kids, Scaring Kids', "My Darkest Hour", was a good song back when I was in high school. As a matter of fact, it probably ranked in my top 5 for a good month at some point. Here is the music video for that song, which is actually pretty humorous.

That is from their first full length album, "The World As We Know It", an altogether great and unique album for it's time. Since then, however, they seemed to have changed up their style a bit. I'll leave an example of this as well...

That was "Degenerates" from their newest, self-titled album. You might notice a slight difference, but the real change can be seen when you listen to both full albums. Luckily for long time fans, Scary Kids, Scaring Kids haven't eliminated their old singing and songwriting styles; they've simply progressed as a band and I'm looking forward to future albums by them.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Advanced Guitar Lesson

Today, especially in my preferred genre of music, people don't expect to see such skilled guitarists as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, or Randy Rhodes. Now, don't get me wrong, the styles in music and writing technique are all different, but that should be expected for the current generation of music as it is expected of future generations. The following two videos are quick guitar lessons that prove, today, skilled guitarists are out there.

Both of these guitarist, from the band 'The Word Alive,' display their talent, not just through "speed" as many like to argue against this genre, but technique. Their sweeping technique takes time to master. These videos have inspired me to learn more scales and to master sweep picking. And, while I don't have their accuracy and speed down, I have been working the scales used and I don't believe it'll be long before I have it down. Wish me luck.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Dream Catcher

The Word Alive's, "Dream Catcher"

This is an awesome song by an awesome band, but what I really want to focus on in this video is the last 30 or so seconds. I just can't help but love it. There's also something about the chorus that get's me. The chorus is actually played, leading into the part that I want to be heard as well. Just skip to about 2:30 (or listen to it all, of course!), and listen to the rest of the song. I enjoyed it and hope everyone else will as well.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Something Fresh!

I, The Creation, is an unsigned band from Sierra Vista, AZ; a small town with little to do, they have grown to some potential! Their band members are: Steve Johnson (lead vocals/guitar), Aaron McClain (lead guitar/back-up vocals), Vince Cain (keyboard/electronics), Tony Cain (guitar/managing/promoting), James Pitts (bass), and Michael Diemer (drums). They may be onto something with their collaborating styles and you can find out for yourself here:

There they have two full length songs and I've been informed of a third, titled 'Defeating Chuck Norris', coming soon. Be one of the first to hear this band in their growing ages.

Isles & Glaciers

Some people have been calling them the "dream team" or a "rock supergroup." Others just call them the band with three great front men from three awesome bands. Isles & Glaciers brings together members from Chiodos, Pierce The Veil, Dance Gavin Dance, Cinematic Sunrise, The Receiving End of Sirens, Underminded, The Sound of Animals Fighting, and Boys Night Out. The members include: Jonny Craig (vocals), Craig Owens (vocals), Vic Fuentes (guitar/vocals), Nick Martin (guitar/vocals), Mike Fuentes (drums), Matt Goddard (bass), Brian Southall (guitar/keyboard/synthesizer/programming).

They've been around since 2008, but they've really been swept under the carpet. Why I'm giving a little band rundown now, I do not know. I've just been really enjoying their music recently.

Here's a little something from Isles & Glaciers:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New Asking Alexandria Single!

This is the new single by Asking Alexandria, "Morte Et Dabo"

Attack Attack! fans?

Johnny (guitarist/vocalist) of Attack Attack! recently left the band. He was my personal favorite member of the band, not only for his singing talents, but for the fact that he was one of the only founding members left.

It's always sad news when you hear about your favorite bands breaking up or losing members, but I like to look at it as an opportunity to hear something new! Not only from Attack Attack! but from Johnny. There's always a chance for something new to come. I'll update if I hear of anything else.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I was there!

Warped Tour 2010 in Phoenix, AZ.

Over all, a good time. This is Parkway Drive's, "Romance is Dead":

Monday, February 14, 2011

Here's To Stuff

My first blog post. This is something I never expected to really get into.

I figure, most of what i put on here will be music related. I never filled out a bio, but will get around to shaping things up around here soon.

For now, this is what i love: