Abandon All Ships – Geeving (10/5)
All That Remains – For We Are Many (10/12)
Atlantic/Pacific – Meet Your New Love (10/26)
Bad Books – Bad Books (10/19)
Bring Me The Horizon – There Is A Hell… (10/5)
Chiodos – Illuminaudio (10/5)
The Gay Blades – Savages (10/5)
Madball – Empire (10/12)
Middle Class Rut – No Name No Color (10/5)
Motionless In White – Creatures (10/12)
None More Black – Icons (10/26)
Pour Habit – TBA (10/12)
Rise Against – Another Station:Another Mile DVD (10/5)
Senses Fail – The Fire (10/26)
Ten After Two – If You Don’t First (10/19)
Trust Company – Dreaming In Black And White (10/12)
Vanna – The Honest Hearts (10/12)
Your Demise – The Kids We Used To Be (10/26)
Even if you aren’t a fan, you’ve probably at least heard of All That Remains. With their fifth record coming mid October (For We Are Many), listeners of the band have a lot to be hopeful for. Not only is the album full of what made ATR who they are today, the guys have naturally added some new elements along the way.
>>Interview w/ Mike Martin (Guitar) by Ryan Williford
You guys are set to release For We Are Many October 12th. How would you compare this album to the rest of your discography sound wise?
MM: I think the cool thing about this album is that it has a bunch of aspects from each album in our catalog. It’s the best variety of songs I think we’ve ever come up with. There’s definitely stuff on it that would fit right in with either Darkened, The Fall of Ideals, or Overcome. There is also definitely some fresh stuff that we’ve never done in there before that will catch people’s attention for sure.
Why did you guys decide to go back to Adam D. to produce the new album over Jason Suecof, who produced Overcome?
MM: We went back to Adam basically because he was available this time around. We always prefer to record at home as opposed to traveling. Jason was awesome and did a great job, but if the option is there to stay near home and record, we’ll take it every time.
Throughout For We Are Many, I hear a few parts, ideas, and sounds that I have not heard from you guys before. Did you guys set out to do a few things like this, or did it just flow into the songs throughout the process?
MM: I think we always set out to do some stuff we’ve never done on each album. For us, it’s part of the natural flow of writing the album. I think you could always very easily pick out what song came from what album in this band which I think is very cool. A lot of bands put out two or three albums in a row that sound exactly the same, and people get bored. We’ve always been proud of the fact the each of our records has a different sound and feel.
On a related note, what albums were you guys listening to and/or being influenced by during the writing and recording of this album, and how do you feel that affected this album?
MM: I don’t think there were any other albums really that influenced the writing of this album or any other album. Most of us don’t really even listen to this style of music when we are not playing it. Plus, sometimes listening to too much of the same stuff can influence you without you even knowing it and you end up writing something that sounds too much like someone else already without realizing it.
You guys are currently in the middle of a massive touring cycle throughout the states. How has this current tour been for you guys and what are the details and expectations for the upcoming tours?
MM: The current tour we’re on with Unearth and As I Lay Dying has been amazing so far. We’ve toured with both bands so many times over the years, it’s like being out with family. The Carnifex guys are great guys too, so it was nice to get to meet them as well on this run. This tour ends in California and our headlining tour with Asking Alexandria and Born of Osiris starts immediately after this ends in San Francisco. That’ll take us to the middle of November. Then after Thanksgiving, we head to Europe for about a month of shows with Caliban and Soilwork; then Australia for Soundwave in February, and hopefully Japan sometime around then as well. That’s as much as I know for now, but there will be plenty after that as well I’m sure.
Last decade was all about illegal downloading, album leaks, and auto-tune. What do you feel will take over this decade as the biggest news items and why?
MM: What I see happening in the next decade for pretty much every kind of music, and it already happens in the rap world pretty often, is the demise of the full album. With the lack of attention spans these days, and the ability to just download single songs from so many different bands, I just don’t see how full albums will be relevant. You see a lot of rappers releasing one big hit single, then they go tour for a few months on that one single. I wouldn’t be surprised if that happened to all kinds of music. There aren’t many people who listen to albums front to back anymore, unfortunately.
Thank you taking time out of your busy schedule to talk with me. Any final thoughts?
MM: My final thoughts would just be to go buy our album when it comes out on October 12th! Don’t steal it! (Haha) Also, keep an eye out for tour dates because we’re hitting every place in the world pretty much in the next year. Be prepared!
For We Are Many
[Prosthetic Records/Razor & Tie]
Stream: “The Last Time”
All That Remains is back and they have new tricks up their sleeves with For We Are Many. The album has that signature sound of All That Remains, but the songs still sound fresh and amazing. They are also still great at writing songs as evident in songs like “The Last Time” and the title track. “Some Of The People, All Of The Time” features death growls and a breakdown at the end of the song that you would never expect to hear from All That Remains, and it surprisingly works on the song. Then on “Won’t Go Quietly”, you get an amazing guitar solo with a great effect added to it. These are only a few examples of the new tricks to be found throughout the entire album. All That Remains has become popular enough to crack the billboard, and this album deserves to break it; this is one of their best efforts as a band, and you can even call the album a bit diverse. This is one of the must have releases in the mainstream metal scene this Fall, and maybe even year. (RW)
Stream: “The Last Time”
It’s been a while since I’ve followed this band’s releases, so I can’t make any real comparisons between their albums. That being said, For We Are Many does bring back old memories of the All That Remains I knew years ago. Their sound hasn’t changed much at all, though there are some more death metal elements now showing themselves from time to time. “The Last Time” is clearly a stand out track of the album thanks to its memorable chorus of uprising, but there are a handful of other strong moments on this record you could point to in detail (such as the intense “Some Of The People, All Of The Time”). For We Are Many is a success on many levels, despite not providing us anything truly new along the way. (NL)
Head over to http://www.myspace.com/abulletforprettyboy now to see the band’s new layout, find out info on their upcoming debut album, and hear a new song from said album!
IN THE STUDIO W/
Bayside have been busy since the release of Shudder a while back. Their contract with Victory Records ended, leaving the band unsigned for a brief amount of time. The guys then transferred over to Wind-Up and made a new home for themselves. Amongst the tours, Anthony Raneri found time to even do some solo shows across the states. While in the studio recording their next album, we had the chance to ask Anthony a few questions about the process and what fans can expect this time around.
You can catch Bayside on tour now with Senses Fail through November before they jump seas to Australia.
>> Interview w/ Anthony Raneri (Vocals, Guitar) by Nathaniel Lay
How far along are you with recording this record, or have you finished? If you’ve finished, how long were you in the studio?
AR: We just finished up all the tracking of the album a week ago. We’re about halfway through the mixing process now. We were writing and demoing for about six months, recording for about eight weeks, and we should be completely done in about another month. This is by far the most time we’ve ever spent working on an album.
Where did you record and with who?
AR: Gil Norton produced the record, which was a dream come true. We recorded half the record in Woodstock, NY at Dreamland Studios, and then finished up in Hoboken, NJ at Water Music.
What things are different with this album (such as the way it was done, written, etc)?
AR: We’re used to spending a month writing and a month recording, but this process and our new label situation really gave us the opportunity to rethink and revisit every song, every lyric, every note etc… We were able to really make sure this album was perfect from the writing process to the recording process. We’re used to doing things in a hurry. By the time this album is done, I’d like to think that it will be completely perfect in our eyes according to our vision for it
How has the experience been?
AR: A lot of work
What tours do you have planned to follow the studio time?
AR: We are going to do be co-headlining a tour with Senses Fail in October/November. It’s called the “Out With the In Crowd Tour”. It will cover the whole US. Balance and Composure and Title Fight will be opening up, which we’re real excited about. After the new year, we’re heading to Australia to do the Soundwave Festival tour for a couple of weeks
When can we expect the album to release?
AR: Right now we’re aiming for a February 2011 release.
Will you be doing any more solo tours or recording a solo album any time soon?
AR: I have something in the works for a few shows before the end of the year.
What can you tell us about the new album and what’s on the way for the rest of this year?
AR: It is certainly the best Bayside record to date. We have felt more inspired during this process than we have in years just given the state of our personal and professional lives. It is going to mark a new chapter in the Bayside story and I think it is a place that the fans are going to enjoy coming with us. The highs are higher, the lows are lower. It’s faster, slower, heavier, lighter, and catchier than any other Bayside record. We set out to write a record that we thought would cover all bases and I feel like we did.
Any one else think February is too far away? Don’t miss their current tour with Senses Fail or you’ll be out of luck until the band returns to the states!
HAPPY BODY SLOW BRAIN
Dreams Of Water
Stream: “Everything You Know”
Happy Body Slow Brain is the new band from former Taking Back Sunday guitarist, Matt Fazzi. Their debut, Dreams Of Water, is a sound scape of melody and emotion, far different in style from his last band. Starting with “Everything You Know”, the listener is instantly reeled into the beautiful and electrical tones of the album. While this track does have a 80′s vibe to it, the song that follows is more alternative-focused. “Move At Different Speeds (On The Road)” brings in more rock elements, while still keeping it fairly calm and relaxed throughout. While not vastly experimental, the album does take you down several different paths, all of which are quite interesting. “Never Loved” feels almost like a trance during its verses, “Time” is more raw in the likes of recent Spill Canvas material, and “Drag This On And On (Rain Song)” successfully molds the majority of styles explored here. If it wasn’t enough that the band is turning out great track after track, Dreams Of Water provides you with thirteen of them! In a time where many bands are starting to do less on their albums, this is greatly appreciated. This is definitely a job well done for Happy Body Slow Brain. (NL)
This album is currently streaming on MySpace…
Vanna’s video for “Trashmouth” from their upcoming The Honest Hearts EP, will premiere exclusively via Absolute Punk today, September 14th. “Trashmouth” was previously released on Vanna’s 2009 album A New Hope and has been re-recorded for The Honest Hearts EP to feature the vocals of Davey Muise. The video showcases the mischievous nature the band has become known for through their “Tough Life” videos they have been creating for the past two years and can be seen on their YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/vannatheband.)
The Honest Hearts EP will be available both physically and digitally on October 12th. Fans can now preorder the physical album exclusively through Vanna’s MerchNow page (http://new.merchnow.com/catalogs/vanna) alone or in a variety of different bundles, with options including different t-shirt designs, a sweatshirt, and a poster. The physical version of The Honest Hearts EP will also be available during Vanna’s upcoming stint on the Ghostbustour (dates below.)
Fans can also participate in “The Vanna Coloring Contest” which can be found on both their MySpace and Facebook pages. Participants are asked to download an exclusive Vanna image and color it in the most creative way they can think of, then scan it and submit it via email by October 19th. The winner will be chosen by the band, and will receive The Honest Hearts EP, an exclusive Vanna t-shirt, two tickets to the show of their choice, and dinner with the band.
Vanna will join fellow Artery Recordings labelmates Chelsea Grin on the Ghostbustour, kicking off this fall. Iwrestledabearonce, Eyes Set To Kill, and The Chariot round out the tour’s lineup, which will run from mid September through late October, hitting venues nationwide. Vanna recently finished a run on the 2010 Vans Warped Tour during which they also headlined off dates with Kid Liberty and The Greenery.
Artery Recordings is the label home to The Artery Foundation and is an imprint of independent label Razor & Tie, whose roster now includes Chelsea Grin, Bury Tomorrow, Attila, I Declare War and A Bullet for Pretty Boy. A management company since 2004, The Artery Foundation has a knack for finding diamonds in the rough and nurturing them into worldwide prominence. Some of their recent artists flooding the Billboard charts have included Top 40 releases with The Devil Wears Prada and A Day To Remember as well as Top 100 releases with Alesana and Breathe Carolina and additional artists such as Emarosa, Attack Attack! and Whitechapel.
New York-based Razor & Tie is one of the fastest growing independent record labels in the United States. The label has garnered both Platinum sales and Grammy awards, and is rapidly increasing their presence in the rock and metal genres. Their ever-expanding roster includes artists such as All That Remains, Norma Jean and The Summer Set, as well as upcoming releases from Dead Confederate and The Graduate.
VANNA TOUR DATES
Sept 23 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
Sept 24 – Metairie, LA – The High Ground
Sept 25 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sept 26 – Greensboro, NC – Greene St. Club
Sept 27 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
Sept 28 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
Sept 29 – New York, NY – Santos Party House
Sept 30 – Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
Oct 1 – Worcester, MA – Palladium Lights
Oct 2 – Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel Club Lounge
Oct 3 – Cleveland OH – Peabody’s Down Under
Oct 5 – Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
Oct 6 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Oct 7 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
Oct 8 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Oct 9 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Venue
Oct 10 – Boise, ID – The Venue
Oct 11 – Spokane, WA – The Blvd.
Oct 12 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Oct 13 – Portland, OR – Satyricon
Oct 14 – Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
Oct 15 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
Oct 16 – Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
Oct 18 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
Oct 19 – El Paso, TX – Club 101
Oct 20 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Oct 21 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Oct 22 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
Oct 23 – Fort Worth, TX – Ridglea Theater
Oct 24 – Shreveport, LA – The Collective
*Ghostbustour with Chelsea Grin, Iwrestledabearonce, Eyes Set To Kill, and The Chariot
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 – A Perfect Circle have returned from their self-imposed hiatus. The band, led by Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer) and Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), will embark on a five-city tour this fall (dates and ticket on-sale information will be announced shortly).
Shows in Phoenix (Marquee Theatre), Los Angeles (Avalon), Seattle (Showbox at The Market) and San Francisco (The Fillmore) will be three-night stops with each night featuring one of A Perfect Circle’s three albums in its entirety (Mer de Noms, Thirteenth Step and eMOTIVe). Las Vegas (The Pearl) will be a two-night outing (Mer de Noms and Thirteenth Step).
The band will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Oct. 27.
A Perfect Circle have sold four million records in the U.S. After the band announced their hiatus in 2005, Keenan focused on Tool , launched the multimedia project Puscifer and worked on his burgeoning Arizona vineyards. Howerdel went on to form Ashes Divide who released their debut album, Keep Telling Myself It’s Alright, in 2008.
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With money situations and time restraints here at the LMP home, we MIGHT consider dropping the monthly issues. To be more detailed, LMP is headed by myself (Nathaniel Lay) and I have such little time for it and all my other projects. I write for several other publications and have recently learned about a secret company that I am to be part of by the end of the year. Once this job does take over, I will have even less time for LMP. But don’t worry: LMP IS NOT GOING BY-BYE. We’re just going to be doing some things differently.
So if not a monthly issue, what do we plan on doing? Well the main idea I’m trying to flesh out right now is making Tuesday “New Content Day”. Why Tuesday? That’s the day the majority of new releases come out. What exactly is “New Content Day”? Exactly what the name suggests. Every Tuesday, we will post a bunch of new reviews, interviews, and whatever else we have planned. We will also have a page added to the website that will have a schedule of upcoming posts (so you can check what’s coming next Tuesday for example). So, in a way, it’s like us doing a monthly issue (as far as us having deadlines and planned features), except it comes every week right at the site!
As for advertisers, we will still be doing this. We may just include an advertisement post inbetween each new feature, or do what I did with the post and include the advertisement at the bottom and/or top of the post itself. So bands and companies looking for exposure, we will still offer you affordable ways to spread your word.
This is not definite. It is just an idea I am currently toying with. Please leave me comments on what you think. We are still in need of more writers, by the way.
Lastly, if we do go through with this, our October issue will be our last monthly .pdf. It is scheduled to go online October 1st and feature Chiodos, The Sleeping, Scarlett O’Hara, Rise Records, I Am Alpha And Omega, All That Remains, and more!
For We Are Many, the highly anticipated album from All That Remains will be released October 12th, the same day the band will head out on a month-long headlining tour throughout the United States. All That Remains will kick off the tour in San Francisco, CA at The Regency Ballroom on release day and hit venues throughout the country before their final US date of 2010 in New York, NY on November 11th. Supporting All That Remains will be Asking Alexandria and And She Whispered, with Unearth and Born Of Osiris on select dates of the tour.
For We Are Many will be released through Prosthetic Records / Razor & Tie and can be preordered now via Prosthetic Records (http://store.prostheticrecords.com/). Decibel Magazine called the new album “Proof that neck-snapping tempos, thoughtful soloing and a catchy chorus or three can co-exist.” An exclusive version of the album will go live on iTunes September 14th which will include a bonus track available only to those who preorder the album, and an instant download of the album’s debut single “Hold On.” The video for “Hold On” will be filmed during the first week of September and will debut later in the fall.
The album was recorded this spring at Zing Studios in Massachusetts and produced by Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz, who also handled This Darkened Heart and The Fall of Ideals. Prior to their headlining tour, All That Remains will join As I Lay Dying and Unearth on a nationwide tour in September and October. After their headlining US tour, the band will head to Europe for dates in November and December.
The five-piece metal band is Phil Labonte (vocals), Oli Herbert (guitar), Mike Martin (guitar), Jeanne Sagan (bass) and Jason Costa (drums). Prior to For We Are Many, the band has released four albums, selling over 650,000 records. 2008′s Overcome, All That Remains’ last studio album, has sold nearly 240,000 copies to date, debuting at #16 on the Billboard 200, and yielding the Top 10 active rock smash “Two Weeks.”
ALL THAT REMAINS TOUR DATES
Oct 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Oct 15 – San Diego, CA – Soma
Oct 16 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
Oct 17 – Las Vegas, NV – Fremont East District
Oct 20 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
Oct 22 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Oct 23 – Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix Event Complex
Oct 25 – Austin, TX – Emo’s Alternative Lounging
Oct 26 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Oct 27 – Dallas, TX – The Palladium Showroom
Oct 29 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Oct 30 – Orlando, FL – The Club at Firestone
Oct 31 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
Nov 6 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
Nov 11 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
10/12 -> 10/17 – All That Remains with Asking Alexandria, Unearth & And She Whispered
10/20 -> 11/11 – All That Remains with Asking Alexandria, Born Of Osiris & And She Whispered
PRECEDING TOUR DATES WITH AS I LAY DYING AND UNEARTH
Sept 14 – El Paso, TX – Club 101
Sept 15 – Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
Sept 16 – Abilene, TX – Midnight Rodeo
Sept 18 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theater
Sept 19 – Knoxville, TN – Valarium
Sept 20 – Convington, KY – Madison Theater
Sept 21 – Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
Sept 23 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Sept 24 – Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
Sept 26 – Quebec City, QC – Theater Imperial
Sept 27 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Sept 28 – Ottawa, ON – Capital Music Hall
Sept 29 – London, ON – Cowboy’s
Oct 1 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
Oct 3 – Saskatoon, SK – Odeon Events Centre
Oct 4 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall Ballroom
Oct 5 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Events Centre
Oct 7 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theater
Oct 8 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Oct 10 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
ALL THAT REMAINS LINKS
Some of these things have been on the web for days now, but in case you missed out:
- RISE AGAINST have a new DVD coming this October
- WILD ORCHID CHILDREN have signed with Equal Vision and will release their debut in November
- I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA have finally released their debut, and are giving it away for free through their MySpace
- Sandra Alva has left BLACK VEIL BRIDES
- WEEZER is streaming their new album on MySpace
- UNDEROATH have posted a new video update
- ESCAPE THE FATE have announced their new album. The self titled effort will release November 2nd via DGC/Interscope
- 3OH!3 are being sued by “Diamond” Dallas (wrestler) for their use of the hand symbol. Though the two seem similar, I consider them different. I’m hoping 3OH!3 wins this one.
- Local band COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS have released a new song. You can hear it by “liking” their Facebook page. The band will re-enter the studio mid October to record their second Standby release