Thursday, March 20, 2014
I just discovered this band on facebook. Someone posted a cover of this in a guitar group and i had to look up the band. Instant thoughts, this song is reminiscent of Decapitated. Which i fucking love!!! Supra esoteric nostalgic progressive technical death. Mmmmmmm. But of course with a modern original spin. Vocals are also on point. I want to learn more about this band. Check back soon.
I shall attempt to get the interview. - Brett Deadly
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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After manipulating the masses into pushing through a gate so they would not miss his show Odd Future's Tyler, The Creator was arrested at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The Austin Police Department had a warrant out for his arrest. He was charged with a Class A Misdemeanor for inciting a riot. This is some fucking bull shit. Every band that ever started a mosh pit should be charged with a Class A Misdemeanor for inciting a riot if this is the case. I feel like i need to go get some FUCK GOVT knuckle tats. This shit is incredibly greedy. Some idiot already crashed into a shit load of his fans wile running from the cops. And now this. Fuck. I wonder how he's feeling about it.
According to SPIN's report of the show, Tyler directly encouraged people to push past authorities.
"All you guys back there that can't get in," he said — then implored the mob to bust down the gates. There was a split second when it seemed like the crowd wasn't going to do it, a possibility Tyler extinguished as he led the audience in a chant of "PUSH, PUSH, PUSH!"And just like that, hundreds of people came rushing through the gates.
But fuck that. This shit is clearly opinionated and told out of context. And its obvious from the video that Tyler just didn't want anybody to get left out. If i was in his position i would have done the same thing. In this world, when you care about the music and your fans. People with power try to fuck you.
My condolences go out to the families of the victims and all those injured at SXSW. If only we had less dumb ass people running from cops resulting in them crashing into lines of fans. And if only we had less greedy ass police officers that want to add insult to injury by arresting a talented musician for caring about his loyal and well earned following. The world would simply be a better place. I guess the moral of this story is, fuck the police. - Brett Deadly www.shdcvlt.com
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Hey guys Devz here, from Ladies Of Metal
How did you become a part of Ladies Of Metal? And what was behind your decision to join them?
I did a pinup photo shoot for my man as a Christmas gift and he suggested I apply. His former band Set Aflame was a LOM Band at the time applied so it just made sense I give it a try. I've always been a big supporter of Metal music so I knew this would be perfect for me.
What does it mean to be a Ladies Of Metal Spokesmodel? Whats the most fulfilling aspect?
We do a lot of promotional work for the metal industry. Modeling merch for the bands and clothing lines, interviews, we have Ladies Of Metal Radio where our host plays a variety of metal music and interviews a different band, clothing line or spokesmodel every week. We're not groupies like a lot of people like to say we are, a LOM has no look either. Everyone is constantly saying "she doesn't look metal" "what's so metal about her". We love the music that's all there is to it. The most fulling aspect is to see how successful we are all doing. Over the pass year our company has grown so much. We had our website launch party last July in Las Vegas. We have more beautiful models and are working with more clothing companies. We recently stared selling our new Metal sunglasses and our new Metal beanies are now available for pre-order. All of our bands are doing so good right now also. Go check it out! www.theladiesofmetal.com
I hear you are doing a photo shoot at Death By South West with your old man. Care to tell our reader a little bit about that?
This show Death By South West is a pretty big deal for Davey(my man:) and I. It's the day after my birthday and it's Davey's first show with Bury The Rod, and his first show in 3 years! So whatever I can do to make it look more badass for him that's what I'm going to do! Our promotional work will be apart of a video I'm really excited for. Davey and I are all about supporting one another with the things we are both passionate about. We both take our work seriously and will do whatever we can to make things better for each other. All I want is for this show to be "great success!" (Borat voice)
And his band is playing that festival as well?
Yes as previously mentioned this will be his first show and this will actually be their first show as a full band. They played with a drum machine and no bass before, and oddly enough it sounded pretty good, good enough to open up for Abiotic who is a Ladies Of Metal band. Davey plays bass and our friend Matt plays drums and they both tried out and joined the band at the same time. So this fest is going to be a lot of fun for them.
What are some of your favorite bands? Who can be found on your preferred playlist?
I always love this question because no one expects the bands I name. My forever favorite go to bands are UnderOath and Lynyrd Skynyrd always has been always will be. Other favorites The Black Dahlia Murder, Fit For An Autopsy, Abiotic, Veil Of Maya, Born Of Osiris, Upon A Burning Body, Silence The Messenger, Thy Art is Murder, Miss May I, Senses Fail, Taking Back, Silverstein, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Norma Jean, CCR, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, I can honestly go on and on. I have a few different types of playlists depending on my mood. Almost anything from the 70's. I wish so bad I could have lived during those times to see those bands at their prime. I also love chill music like Bon Iver, City and Colour, Mumford and Sons, Florence and The Machine, Metric, Lana Del Rey. I love Hip-Hop too. I love Biggie, 2Pac, Eminem, Waka Flocka Flame, old YelaWolf, Jay-Z I listen to pretty much anything and everything, I just love music!
How can people find you on the Ladies Of Metal site?
com/devz.html I'll have new photos added soon. Go check it out the more viewers the better :)
If someone wants to book you for a shoot or video would they contact you through the LOM site? Whats the best way to reach your for serious modeling inquiries.
You can reach me though the site and go through our booking email. That email would go directly to the owners and they then would reach out to me about the inquiry. Or you can email me directly firstname.lastname@example.org
As we wrap this up is there anything else you would like our readers to know?
If you want to keep up with me check out my modeling page on Facebook www.facebook.com/official.
You can also keep up with me on my Instagram @smokahontas_lom
Thursday, February 13, 2014
What's going on everybody? I just got an interview with Edgar Gonzalez, vocalist of the San Antonio hardcore band Blunt Object. None of these guys are new to the San Antonio scene by any stretch of the imagination, and it shows in their ep Deceive the Eye. Raw, heavy, and pissed off at the way everyone is viewed by the government, it's definitely a good listen.
SHDCVLT: Thanks for taking some time out to do this interview, man. Would you like to introduce yourself our readers?
BO: Blunt Object is a piece band composed of five members. Edgar –Vocals. Omar – Drummer. Chris –Guitar/lead. Paul – Guitar. Richard – Bass
Were you or any of the other guys in any other bands worth mentioning before Blunt Object? I know you were in Out Crowned prior to this.
We have all been in bands before to joining Blunt Object but the Three worth mentioning would have to be Omar and Paul. Omar our drummer, was in a punk/thrash band called Criminals of Assault who later changed their name to Last legs. Paul our guitarist was the bassist for the famous Afflictive Nature. Finally Richard who use to play for HardSide.
How did you guys come up with Blunt Object?
The way we came up with Blunt Object was every time after practice we would sit in our jam room and just thinking about it. It got really frustrating after a while. I’m sure everyone gets like that. Finally inspiration struck me, Edgar our vocalist, when I started hitting financial problems to the max. It was all with the government. We are nothing more but Objects in line being thrown into the fire by the thousands to fuel the filthy greed. We need to have a voice and be Blunt before our time is up.
All of this was inspiration enough to come up with Deceive The Eye and Blunt Object.
Now, you guys are from San Antonio, much like myself. What's the scene looking like nowadays?
The scene now a day is looking pretty tight for the future. It’s defiantly much more different than what it used to be. When everyone had “meat head, get out of way or my friends and I will beat you up if I see you in the pit”. Now a lot of us older chaps our friends with the new up and coming hardcore scene. I take upon myself to introduce my band mates and I to someone we haven’t met yet. I believe this way he/she won’t be so scared to show up next time and most likely avoid confrontation with person in the later future. I mean starting off in the scene and seeing a bunch of kids swinging at you isn’t really ideal for an outsider that does not understand what’s going on.
He/she needs an inside perspective by an “insiders” eyes. When it all comes down we’re all the same no matter what you think we are.
What made you guys decide to start making music together?
It all started off Omar and I(Edgar). I would bring his guitar over to Omar's house and just play punk music. We would even play cover from kids like us and Metallica just to practice our skills. A few weeks of doing this and we decided to one day start a band. Omar had a friend by the name Chris he later became our guitar player. It was just the three of us for a while. Then came Paul, he finally joined as bass then moved on to guitar. Our current bassist Richard recently came to us in the nick of time. Things look like we’ll have a solid line up for the remaining of our Blunt Object career.
Tell me about the way you guys write your songs. Who does what?
The way we write songs is Chris our guitar player would disappear for days. I(Edgar) would write lyrics in my spare time. Finally we would all get together and Chris would show off his masterpiece. Omar would throw in his sick fills. Paul would come up with as much as he can and finally Richard would come in with a sick bass solo. That’s how to write a song The Blunt Way.
You guys put out Deceive the Eye in June of last year. What's been going on since then?
Since putting out DTE, we’ve made a lot of progress. We met Task x Force Records, we met Life to Live Record, and we currently talking to a new label. We’re keeping this on the down low till we put our next EP out. We’ve also hit different cities. Laredo, McAllen, Houston, Austin, our next to dates our Corpus and Dallas.
What's your best show memory so far? Anything crazy ever happened while you guys were playing?
We once played at a place called black note galleria. It was a small place. I say 15 ft in width and 30 lengths. We played our song intro/final thoughts and during the song a man kicks a hole the size of a person into the wall. Probably the coolest things I’ve seen. Another moment was the first time we played in our home town. Seeing people sing our songs at our first show was the best and craziest moments.
What do you guys do on your off time?
On our time off we try to set everything aside and just remember that we were all friends before any of this happened to us. We watch a lot of movies at the theaters. Go to a show. Go out of town and visit the beach once in a while. Play video games most recent GTA 5 and Super Smash Bros. Eat, Sleep, etc. Our normal lives aren’t that exciting.
Where do you guys see yourselves in 5 years? What's the plan?
5 years from now I see us doing tours on bigger scale. Hopefully we’ll be on the road for months at a time. If the band does end up falling through and disperse we’ll look back on it and say it was good run. We will all probably still be going to shows. A lot of started off in this thing as young 12 and 13. It’s a way of life.
What are your plans for 2014? Do you guys have plans for a full length album this year? What about touring?
2014 will probably be our biggest year yet. We have Far From Human a four song ep with two bonus tracks. Two labels are already looking to put it out. The hard part is deciding. This information is also on the down low. I probably already said too much. Touring will take place in the summer with our good friends in Signals and Tensions. We’ll be on the road for two weeks doing a tour of the west coast while also hitting all of Texas.
Is there anything else you want our readers to know?
If there’s anything I could say now it would be, show someone who wants to be different something new. Don’t leave them in the dark unaware of what there is out there. There’s a lot of these post hardcore fans out there, bands like Expire and Rotting Out are doing it right. Showing people that there is more than just a catchy tune with big overpriced names out there. It’s not all about the money drugs or fame. There’s meaning in what and heart in what we do. This is why we do what we do.
Make sure to check these guys out over at http://bluntobject.bandcamp.com
Follow them on their Twitter account @BluntObjectTX
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
A diamond in the rough. That seems to be the best way for me to describe newcomers out of the Rio Grande Valley music scene, XVI (the Sixteenth). Blending elements of melodic hardcore, metalcore, and some all around sick musicianship, I believe they will soon be a force to be reckoned with. I was able to grab an interview from vocalist Louis Robert Stinson recently.
SHDCVLT: Thanks for taking some time out to do this interview, man. Would you like to introduce yourself our readers?
LRS: Absolutely no problem man, thanks for reaching out to us! I’m Louis Robert Stinson and I am the vocalist for XVI.
XVI. The Sixteenth. It's really an interesting name. How did you guys come up with it?
I'm not going to lie and make up a meaningful definition of it, but I will tell you it a collaboration of various interpretations. The idea was a joke at first from a friend within the band being in jail for 16 Hours. That is the bare bones foundation. Personally, 16 has always been my favorite number since my date of birth lands on it. The ideology behind the number 16 is wisdom and power. The association that people have had with XVI is monumental. Louis XVI of France was executed and stripped of power by his own people. Pope Benedict XVI renounced his "chosen by God" status and left his position. In a way XVI is an entity and it’s whatever you make of it. For having a foundation as a joke to begin with, I guess it turned out pretty good!
Were you guys in any other bands worth mentioning before XVI?
Jason Whitney, Carlos Perez, and Carlos Ramirez were all in a band together called Ashes of Alaska. I was essentially their merch guy and roadie for about two years. They released a self titled EP and when that band ended Jason and Carlos Perez wanted to form a new project. I squeezed myself into the picture.
Now, you guys are from Brownsville, Texas. What's your music scene like there?
Down in the most southern part of Texas is the Rio Grande Valley. It’s a cluster of cities such as Brownsville, Harlingen, and McAllen. Along with a few others they combine and pretty much form an entire music scene. I enjoy the music scene here, but it is a diamond in the rough. It’s a gem that not that many people know about, but I will always treasure it. I know and have seen its potential, and hopefully in time it blossoms greatly.
What made you guys decide to start making music?
I can’t speak for everyone, but for me it was just to have an outlet of expression.
Is the songwriting process a group effort, or do some of you do more than the other guys?
Jason is mastermind behind the songwriting instrumentally. He envisions the song and sound he wants and creates it. The band provides input with suggestions and a few tweaks later the track is done. I then add lyrics to it.
You guys have a nice blend of elements in your songs. I was listening to Green City earlier, and I couldn't help but FEEL the emotion behind the lyrics "You claimed a title that nobody ever gave you." That, coupled with the eerie sound of the mini breakdown that follows, just had a certain feel to it that I couldn't help but agree with. Where did the inspiration for the lyrics to Green City come from?
Thanks for the words. It’s supposed to be a fast paced and animosity driven song. The inspiration for Green City came from getting tired and fed up with people thinking that Brownsville and the Rio Grande Valley in general is a shithole. It’s aimed towards people that continue to belittle and insult their own city while boasting that they can’t wait to leave and never come back, but in the end even after all that talk they never go. That’s why at the end of the song you hear the lyric “All you talk about is packing your bags, but you will never leave”. There’s more than meets the eye in this place. All they have to do is go out and actually explore it.
How does it feel to be out on the road?
It feels great! Absolutely amazing, really. Our debut show was the Mission date of Everything is Bigger in Texas Festival with Upon A Burning Body back in December and after that we got on a San Antonio local show followed by a small festival in Laredo. Just the fact of playing for a new audience not knowing what to expect keeps us awake the night before the drive. Whether it’s good or bad, we embrace all reviews and we’re just excited to be given the opportunity to play anywhere.
What's the craziest thing you can think of that's happened at one of your shows?
Winterfest 2014 in Laredo, Texas. We've started gaining a small reputation of being recklessly wild during our performance, and the whole band just started stomping and lashing out as our intro siren was playing over the PA system. I jumped from a box and lost my balance upon launch and tripped and fell onto the drum set. I got up pissed as ever and continued stomping away. The crowd was in a state of bewilderment; we had never played in Laredo. Later on during our song Cleansing I felt a rush of adrenaline mixed with anger and told the audience “part this crowd or I will” and was met with silence. Almost instantly I stormed right into them, microphone in hand and it was if Moses split the sea. On the way back I accidentally smacked into a girl with an energy drink in hand and it went flying everywhere and the whole band along with the front of the crowd was drenched. They liked us.
What do you guys do on your off time?
Two of us go to a university full time while the other two work full time. When we’re not working we’re usually just eating at a fast food restaurant. We eat a lot.
What is your dream tour? What bands would you like to have The Sixteenth play with?
Wow, I really don’t know. I personally would love to tour with The Devil Wears Prada, Hundredth, Counterparts, Rotting Out, and Northlane. I’ve heard I Wrestled a Bear Once is filled with trolls, and if that’s the case I would love to do a tour with them too. Chaos, Pranks, and the butt-hurt will be real.
What are your plans for 2014? Do you guys have plans for a full length album this year?
Get known around our state. That’s the major goal. We want people across Texas to know that we exist. We don’t have a full length in mind, but we are talking about a potential EP. We’re going to hit the summer hard in possible small touring stints if possible.
What is the most fulfilling part of being a musician?
Knowing and seeing people appreciate something you have created.
Is there anything else you want our readers to know?
We’re not a gimmick band, nor do we preach a certain type of message. We’re just a group of guys expressing ourselves in any way we can. We pump unleaded and eat from the dollar menu. We’re one of you. If you see us live we want you to know that it was an authentic performance because we snap and have absolutely no idea what we’re going to do live. Check us out, we always reply back!
Alright man, well I appreciate you taking the time out for the interview. Can't wait to see what you guys have in store for us!
It was my pleasure. I’d like to personally thank SHDCVLT for this opportunity!
Make sure to check them out over at http://thesixteenth.bandcamp.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/thesixteenthXVI
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
I'm Ill. I'm Ill. I'm Ill. I'm Ill Informed. I recently snagged a quick interview from my good friend and former bandmate Esai Navarro who, along with Heath, started San Antonio hardcore band Ill Informed. Once again, Texas is flexing our hardcore muscle with these guys.