Daily Archives: June 7, 2013
Los Angeles based experimental-heavy-rock band IWRESTLEDABEARONCE have announced they will release their highly anticipated, third studio album, “Late For Nothing”, on August 6th via Century Media Records.
“Late For Nothing” was self-produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by the band’s guitarist/programmer Steven Bradley at the band’s home studio in Los Angeles. It also marks IWABO’s first record with their fiery new singer Courtney LaPlante who joined the band with only a day’s notice during last summer’s Vans Warped Tour.
Newly recharged with the addition of LaPlante, Bradley and cohorts John Ganey (guitar/programming), Mike “Rickshaw” Martin (bass) and Mikey Montgomery (drums) are set to keep their fans guessing with “Late For Nothing”. While the band’s signature, avant-garde style is well intact on the new album; their style has progressed immensely. By far their boldest and most accessible release to date, “Late For Nothing” rips and roars with blunt force intensity, incorporating their brain joggling breakdowns with a unique blend of electronics, jazzed-out time signatures and break neck riffage.
“The entire album came together as a result of us wanting to do something different,” affirms Bradley. “We didn’t want to make another weird IWABO album or whatever people were expecting. We set out to make something different and better than anything we’ve ever released. It’s a more evolved version of the band. We explored new styles and genres as well—especially in terms of the more spacey, epic, and beautiful parts. It’s got the most melodic moments of our career as well as the heaviest.”
IWABO will head to Europe for a summer run before returning to support the release of “Late For Nothing” in the U.S. on The All Stars Tour 2013 with Every Time I Die.
“Late For Nothing” – Track list:
1. Thunder Chunky
2. Letters To Stallone
3. Snake Charmer
4. Boat Paddle
6. Mind The Gap
7. Carnage Asada
8. The Map
9. That’s A Horse Of A Different Color
10. I’d Buy That For A Dollar
11. Inside Job
12. It Don’t Make Me No Nevermind
Revamp’s new album, entitled, “Wild Card” will be released on August 23rd via Nuclear Blast. Regarding the album title, Jansen says: “This album became the most aggressive album I’ve ever made and in the lyrics I tell a lot about my personal experiences of the last years. This resulted into some heavy stories and some open-hearted ‘screams’ I needed out of my system. It matches the violence of the music in a great way; we wrote as a great team! But not one sentence or word can really cover the contents of this album. Its variety in all its ingredients makes it almost impossible.
“A wild card is an unpredictable and unforeseeable factor. You don’t know what you’re getting, or when. That’s this album! It’s 100% Revamp and it’s your wild card!”
The “Wild Card” cover artwork was created by Richard Stark of NI Concept And Design. Jansen explains: “I am the queen of hearts on it, who is a wild card herself. You see a ‘nice’ and a ‘nasty’ queen. The nasty one has a cracked lip, cuts in her face and a bleeding heart in her hand. The other queen looks nice even though queens of hearts never truly are…
“Again, what is it you’re going to get? In that respect it visualizes the music, from aggressive and nasty to melodic and pretty. This theme has been important to me personally throughout my career and also in this album I played with it to the max. I used my voice in so many different ways now! The music invited me to do this.
“I am super proud of the amazing guitar riffs, the versatile and groovy but mega tight drums and the keyboard sounds and arrangements that bring something new to the table.
“We hope you like our wild card!”
The first trailer for the “Wild Card“, including video footage from the studio and a brand new song snippet, can be seen below.
The official lyric video for the song “I Smell A Massacre” has been released and you can watch it below. The song is taken off Butcher Babies debut album entitled, “Goliath” due to be released on July 9th via Century Media Records.
“Working with Josh Wilbur was an incredible experience because he helped us explore ourselves as musicians and further develop the unique sound that is the Butcher Babies,” said the band of their recording experience. “Being a debut album, this has been in the works since we were young, and we are so proud to have created a collaboration of all our personal influences into one complete sound.”
“Goliath” – track listing:
01. I Smell A Massacre
02. Magnolia Blvd.
03. C8H18 (Gasoline)
04. Grim Sleeper
06. In Denial
07. Give Me Reason
08. The Mirror Never Lies
09. Dead Poet
10. The Deathsurround
11. Axe Wound