Jul 27, 2013 - The Summit Music Hall
Door Time: 2:30 PM

Day: Saturday, July 27, 2013
Door Time: 2:30 PM
Age: All Ages
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The Allstars Tour 2013
Some of the best bands in metal and hardcore all on one stage!

Every Time I Die & The Ghost Inside
Every Time I Die & The Ghost Inside

We live in uncertain times. Technology has undoubtedly enhanced our existence, but it has also made us vulnerable to government interference, sensory overload and identity theft. Generally this isn’t the type of subject matter breached by hardcore bands, but then again Buffalo, New York’s Every Time I Die have never been a typical hardcore act. In fact for over a decade the band have been forging their own musical and ideological path via their immediately distinctive brand of aggressive music—and that process is culminating with the band’s fifth full-length (and Epitaph debut) New Junk Aesthetic, an album that sees the band not just shifting the hardcore paradigm but completely reinventing it via brutal riffs, impassioned lyrics and kinetic energy.

Currently comprised of vocalist Keith Buckley, guitarist Jordan Buckley, guitarist Andy Williams and bassist Josh Newton, New Junk Aesthetic sees Every Time I Die returning to their roots in order to craft their most devastating release to date. However in true EITD fashion, there’s a method behind their madness. “When we were writing these songs it was a real awakening for the band,” explains vocalist Keith Buckley. “We were like, ‘we’ve been a band for almost 12 years and now we’re on a new label and have a second chance at life’—and I think it invigorated everyone to write heavier, faster music,” he continues. “When we were listening to the demos I was like, ‘Jesus, I haven’t worked on stuff that’s this difficult to write to since [2003’s] Hot Damn!, so it’s really cool to go back to that again and capture it on tape.”

From the opening battle cry of “Roman Solider” to the album’s grandiose rock finale “The Sweet Life,” New Junk Aesthetic is a sonic progression for the band that takes their seasoned sound to the next level. “The scene right now is saturated with people doing nonsense; just sort of adding a million different instruments and ignoring time signatures, so I think in some ways this entire album is a reaction to that,” Buckley explains. This statement is especially evident in tracks like “White Smoke” and “Who Invited The Russian Solider?” which are instrumentally stripped-down, yet manage to sound far more aggressive than so-called metalcore acts who rely more on gimmicks and empty posturing than anything of substance.

Correspondingly, in usual Every Time I Die fashion, the lyrics on New Junk Aesthetic are anything but typical hardcore ranting and read more like a thesis statement than rehashed rhetoric. “A lot of the songs on the record turned out in the theme of constantly being watched or followed; it delves a little into paranoia, but there’s reason for people to be paranoid now because there are people watching them all the time,” Buckley explains. “It’s not something that’s an irrational fear anymore, it’s legit,” he continues. “With YouTube and cameras everywhere, everything you’re doing could show up on the internet without you even knowing [it]; you could have a million views of you doing kung fu in your backyard when you think you’re alone and you won’t even know that many people have seen you—and that sounds funny, but it’s actually kind of scary when you think about it.”

However while the subject matter may be serious, that doesn’t mean that Every Time I Die haven’t abandoned their iconic sense of humor, which has helped them forge a deep relationship with their fans and given them a reputation as one of the most entertaining acts to tour alongside. “No one writes riffs as jokes, but I think of humor as a really good defense mechanism to truncate all the things that could cause you to micromanage your own life,” Buckley explains. “I think humor is the best defense mechanism because once you understand what’s bothering you it’s easier to deal with if you spit it back out as a joke,” he continues. “Obviously I’ve been around long enough understand the way the world works, but I’m just not going to let my own issues get to me the way they get to so many other people. I’d rather laugh about something than let it ruin my day—and I think that ideology figures into our music, too.”

Every Time I Die’s unorthodox approach to music has also allowed them to crossover to various scenes and make dedicated converts all over the world. “I’m really grateful for the fact that we can go on Ozzfest one year and Warped Tour the next,” says Buckley. On these tours Every Time I Die have bonded with countless acts from across the sonic spectrum which is evidenced by the fact that Bronx’s Matt Caughthran lends his vocals to “The Sweet Life” while Dillinger Escape Plan’s screamer Greg Puciato is featured on “The Marvelous Slut.” “Obviously as a musician you have an obligation to the people that like you and you don’t want to let them down,” Buckley explains, “but as someone who listens to many types of music, being able to work with people in so many different avenues is a blessing—and I’m not going to bypass that because I’m worried about what other people think.”

Ultimately that type of attitude is exactly what has helped Every Time I Die thrive for over a decade and forge their own path in an increasingly homogenized musical landscape. “I think that we’re always one step ahead of the curve and we know that this isn’t going to last forever so this is the only chance we have to make this count,” Buckley responds when asked how the band have managed to outlast so many of their peers. In the end, ETID acknowledge that everyone will have their own interpretation of New Junk Aesthetic, they just want people to give it a chance and make up their minds for themselves. “Maybe this album is the best thing in the world and maybe it’s garbage, but at least you’re hearing it,” Buckley summarizes. “It’s all personal interpretation.”

Conceived in the spring of 2007, The Ghost Inside emerged with a vengeance from the Los Angeles music scene where dreams fade just as fast as they are born. The band was a fresh new start for friends Jonathan Vigil, Aaron Brooks, and Tyler Watamanuk who’s former band, “A Dying Dream” had recently disintegrated after half of the members moved on. This left Vigil and company quite discouraged as they had just released an EP with hardcore heavyweights “Mediaskare Records.” Fueled by their frustration, and determination to never give up, they founded The Ghost Inside and enlisted drummer KC Stockbridge, and guitarist Soyer Cole to round out the all-star lineup.

With the roster solidified and plans to conquer the world, The Ghost Inside began crafting their own unique brand of aggressive yet melodic metal/hardcore. Their collective goal was to write music that would transcend genres without boundaries, and set them apart from their peers putting them into a league of their own. All of the hard work paid off when in April of 2007; the band released their debut album entitled “Fury And The Fallen Ones” on Mediaskare Records.

After the full length was released, interest in the band intensified as they toured nonstop throughout North America with bands such as Bury Your Dead, Misery Signals, Bring Me The Horizon, Emmure, Stick To Your Guns, As Blood Runs Black, Winds Of Plague, and Sleeping Giant. In June of 2008, the band took their act overseas when they were asked to go to Australia with I Killed The Prom Queen. After a year of touring, The Ghost Inside parted ways with Soyer Cole, and suffered a brief hiccup when Tyler Watamanuk decided that life on the road was not for him and called it quits. The band quickly rallied and enlisted Garrett Harer on bass and Zach Johnson to take over guitar duties. Later that summer, The Ghost Inside was invited to be a part of the massive “Ten For Ten Tour” featuring Poison The well, Madball, Bane, Terror, and Vision Of Disorder as the headlining acts. Hammering out high- energy sets every night on this tour quickly earned the band a reputation for their intense live show and their hard-working attitude.

Coming off of a great 2 years on the road, the band gathered their new material and headed into the studio to record their follow up album entitled “Returners” which is hitting stores February 2010. Later this fall, the band heads to Europe on the “Imperial Never Say Die” Tour, followed by runs in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Their long term goal: To continue to put out new music, and tour in as many new places as possible all the while, crushing everything in their path. If you have not yet seen The Ghost Inside, you owe it to yourself to drop whatever you are doing and get to one of their shows immediately!


Chelsea Grin
Chelsea GrinA Chelsea Grin in soccer hooligan terminology is the act of cutting a rivals mouth with either a credit card or blade and then kicking them in the crotch so their mouth muscles split into a bloody grimace. Chelsea Grin, the band from Utah armed with THREE guitarists use a foundation of hardcore grit combined with death metal technicality and grind speed to produce as much aural harm as the back alley jaw split. The band is the premiere artist on Artery Recordings, a new imprint of Razor & Tie Entertainment, and are releasing their debut full-length Desolation Of Eden this February. The album will hit in the midst of the band’s two month run with The Red Chord and My Children My Bride (dates on following page). Artery Recordings is the recording arm of The Artery Foundation who are the management team responsible for jumpstarting the careers of Whitechapel, The Devil Wears Prada, A Day To Remember, Attack Attack! and Impending Doom. Speaking on why Chelsea Grin get the Artery seal of approval, Eric Rushing, President of the company says “The first time I saw this band I was completely blown away and the crowd interaction was just as intense, it reminded me of the first time I saw Whitechapel. This band is very young and the kids are already loving them coast to coast. Very excited about their debut!”

Desolation Of Eden was tracked at Lambesis Studios owned by Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying and bares the hallmarks of Chelsea Grin’s devastating live show. Songs like the title track and Sonnet Of The Wretched utilize the double bass drumming, three guitar attack, ultra low bass frequencies and wraith-like vocals into a wall of sound to devastating effect. Brutatlity aside what separates the band from many of their contemporaries according to Jaek (guitar) is “obviously our age, we are a very young band being mostly 18 and 19. I know a lot of people have an impression on metal bands is that they are big, burly dudes with beards and not very approachable. We pretty much are the opposite of that, we are always hanging out with the fans at shows because we are them! Teenagers that like heavy music and hanging out.”

Age aside Chelsea Grin is made up of Alex (vocals), Michael (guitar), Andrew (drums), Dan (guitar), David (bass) and Jaek, and have completed feats that bands existing twice as long have not. Forming from the ashes of Ahaziah, Chelsea Grin got active in March 2008. “Right after we formed we recorded our first EP made up of five songs and started playing local shows. Soon after we signed to a small indie called Statik Factory and released a single called Recreant and did a small west coast tour in June of that year. The following month Statik Factory released our EP. Very quickly after that our Myspace page was getting hits from around the country and we found ourselves not only being established in Utah but kids all over were writing us and listening to us.”

Speaking on the obvious development between the earlier songs and the audio crushing output of Desolation Of Eden Jaek comments “Lyrically we have matured quite a bit, when we wrote the EP a lot of our early lyrics dealt with betrayal by females that we didn’t think very fondly of. A lot of younger males could relate those lyrics to ex-girlfriends, friends whatever. However after our experiences of freedom within this band, I find a lot of our songs are about breaking away from voices of authority and ultimately living life the way you want to live it. We also re-recorded our older songs Recreant and Cheyne Stokes so the brutal songs will still be there (laughs).”
Chelsea Grin has completed tours with Arsonists Get All The Girls, A Plea For Purging, American Me, Dr.Acula, Attila and Within The Ruins and shared stages with Suicide Silence, Parkway Drive, My Children My Bride. (

Veil Of Maya
Veil Of MayaVeil Of Maya (VoM) are an American progressive deathcore band, formed in Chicago, Illinois in 2004.

They began their careers by touring non stop, booking their own tours and self producing their own material with a “Do It Yourself” attitude. The band soon caught the attention of Sumerian Records who attended a live show and were soon being handed their first full length album “All Things Set Aside. ” Sumerian founder Ash Avildsen had this to say about the band, “Veil Of Maya’s work ethic and dedication not only speaks for itself, but so does their level of musicianship and songwriting. Very few bands can authentically mix elements of progressive metal, melodic death metal, thrash and hardcore brutality all while keeping the listener constantly interested. Veil Of Maya does this and that’s why they will have a career for years to come.”

VoM are currently headlining a tour in the US and will be part of the Atticus Metal Tour II.


The Life & Death Tour 2015 feat. Terror
The Life & Death Tour 2015 feat. TerrorTerror, a metallic hardcore band from Los Angeles, California. The band formed in early 2002.
Though the group consider themselves a “hardcore” band, guitarist Doug Weber says Terror, “sounds like all of the old metal bands I used to listen to. It’s just not crazy Swedish metal or something, it sounds like old thrash.”

Terror has been very successful in their time as a band. Their album One with the Underdogs sold over 40,000 copies. They have also been on tours throughout Europe, Australia, Brazil and Japan. Their newest album, Always the Hard Way reached #10 on Billboard’s Heatseekers and #19 on Top Independent Records.

Before Terror, vocalist Scott Vogel was known for singing for mid-90s Buffalo bands Slugfest, Despair and Buried Alive. Vogel is widely known in the scene not just for his tireless efforts to keep hardcore pure and fun, but also for his tendency for bizarre or hilarious on-stage banter, known colloquially as “Vogel-isms”. Examples include “We need to elevate the maximum stagedive potential”, and “Maximum Ouput…activate the pit!”.

Stray From The Path
Stray From The PathStray From the Path is an American Hardcore punk/Metalcore band that formed in 2001 in Long Island, New York. They have released four full-length albums; ‘Audio Prozac’ in 2003, ‘Our Oceania’ in 2004, ‘Villains’ in 2008, and ‘Make Your Own History’ in 2009. They are currently signed to Sumerian Records.

In October of 2003, they went into the studio with Joe Cincotta and Terrance Hobbs of Suffocation to record their debut full length, ‘Audio Prozac’ under Pride Recordz. After playing extensively over the following 8 months to support their record, they signed with Five Point Records in July of 2004 to release ‘Our Oceania’ on August 2, 2005. After numerous line-up changes and another record label change, they released ‘Villains’ in 2008 on Sumerian Records. In 2009, they released their most accomplished record, ‘Make Your Own History’ on Sumerian Records.

Current members:

Tom Williams
Ryan Thompson
Drew York
Dan Bourke


VolumesVOLUMES. Rhythmic, Groove, Technical, Brutal, Captivating, Face Melting are all adjectives that do not even come close to touching the tip of the iceberg when it comes to describing the sound, image and movement exploding right now out of Southern California. The source of this decibel shattering, mind-numbing, captivating phenomenon? Los Angeles metal outfit, VOLUMES.

VOLUMES are a collection of seven musicians coming from a wide array of musical backgrounds, ranging from jazz, classical, post-rock to rap and of course metal. VOLUMES eclectic tastes blend together to forge a creative bond between several types of genres that are worlds apart. The combination of their efforts results in fusions between intricate patterns, melodies, and progressive.. yet-not-to-be-overlooked-aggressive, straight to the point, metal. This particular blend of musical styles strives to find a balance between chaos and tranquility. Standing out in their genre is the fact that VOLUMES have two lead-vocalists who utilize their different ranges to create a layered, charismatic volatile sound which leave all listeners begging for more.

Having just signed on with MEDIASKARE RECORDS & OUTERLOOP MANAGEMENT, VOLUMES quickly released their unforgettable fan favorite EP titled: ‘The Concept Of Dreaming’. Wasting no time, VOLUMES immediately begin work on their currently untitled debut full length, set for a mid-2011 release. With their whole career starting to unfold, and the world ahead of them VOLUMES are not a band you want to overlook.. be forewarned.

Capture The Crown
Capture The CrownCAPTURE THE CROWN is Metal / Hardcore done the Aussie way. From Sydney, Australia this youthful quintet want nothing more than to create a sound which can move fans from the very first riff to the last. Their motto is live fast, play fast, party fast.

For CAPTURE THE CROWN, their fans come first; they create music not only for themselves but most importantly their fans. They find great enjoyment in making music that is meant to be fun and straight forward, something one can easily move to and sing along with. The lyrics come from personal life experiences and are written in a way so fans can relate.

With an extremely strong work ethic and a desire to excel, CAPTURE THE CROWN make the most out of any moment and situation that may come their way. Coming out of the gates with a bang; CAPTURE THE CROWN have released their debut song "You Call That A Knife? This Is A Knife!" with a music video directed by Gareth McGilvray.

With more coming shortly; CAPTURE THE CROWN are not only a band but the start of a growing movement. CAPTURE THE CROWN is not made up of five people alone, CAPTURE THE CROWN is only completed when their fans come into play and participate in the movement that is known as CAPTURE THE CROWN. We hope you come along for the ride..

Made In Australia... How Does It Feel Bitch?


IwrestledabearonceIwrestledabearonce don't play by the rules.

If that's what you're expecting from the band's sophomore album, Ruining It For Everybody, perhaps you should go play in traffic. However, if you're down for a little danger, this will be your soundtrack.

The fearless five-some from Shreveport, LA still bludgeons with the best of them. In fact, their psychotic polyrhythmic groove fuels Ruining It For Everybody. Simultaneously, Iwrestledabearonce completely embrace their inner Radiohead, elegantly exorcising eerie emotion via singer Krysta Cameron. She's not Regan in The Exorcist, but she is letting the demons out to play.

Breakneck guitar battery subsides during a haunting chorus on the album's first single, "Karate Nipples." Elsewhere on "Next Visible Delicious," glitchy electronics derail into a vaudevillian death metal delirium. Closing track "Button It Up" ventures into raw, real darkness. Iwrestledabearonce have ruined heavy music, because no one can compete with them now.

Bradley encapsulates the band's sound this time around. "It's heavier, catchier, and better organized than anything we've done so far. We took a really spastic blend of genres and made it more cohesive."

Iwrestledabearonce dove headfirst into writing and recording Ruining It For Everybody after a marathon of touring in support of their 2009 Century Media Records debut It's All Happening. The album debuted at No. 121 on the Billboard Top 200, moving 4,300 copies during its first week and landing at No. 1 on the Heatseekers chart. In 2010, they followed it up with a CD/DVD entitled It's All Remixed, featuring remixes, videos, and so much more. No venue was safe when the band toured with the likes of everyone from Dillinger Escape Plan to August Burns Red and smashed through summer on the Vans Warped Tour.

All of that time on the road opened the door for the next phase of Iwrestledabearonce's burgeoning career. "The album is another story and chapter in my life," reveals Cameron. "A lot has happened since the release of our debut, and it means a lot to me that I get to express my thoughts, beliefs, and feelings through this album."

She and her bandmates don't hold anything back either. The band's spazzy fusion of metal, grindcore, jazz, electronica, and show-tunes has been consolidated into one violently vibrant assault on "Karate Nipples." For Cameron, the song's meaning is two-fold. "SLUGGO [producer] told us he wouldn't do any more remixes for us if we didn't title a song after the name he gave Ricky—'Karate Nipples.' So that's one reason. It's also a very personal story for me, and you can feel it in the lyrics."

Iwrestledabearonce don't shroud anything in mystery, and they're doing exactly what they want. For Bradley, the title serves as the ultimate middle finger to expectations, conventions, and the norm.

"We do whatever the fuck we want, and that normally ends up pissing people off," he declares. "We like to take elements from every style and genre and ruin them for everybody."

For Cameron, that deconstruction includes delving deeper than your average metal singer. On "Next Visible Delicious", she serves up a warning about the dangers of not thinking for oneself. "People believe anything fed to them if they are told by someone with power that it's truth. Your head will spin trying to rationalize religion, politics, and environment. The song references mother nature becoming fed up with our ways and swallowing us whole. It's a warning of our long-awaited Armageddon. No, not the movie…"

The intensity inherent within Ruining It For Everybody will undoubtedly be replicated on stages worldwide when the band hits the road. About their live show, Bradley comments, "We continue to break more stuff and have even more fun. Also, we have a pretty insane light show now that we always bring with us so that definitely makes it a much more entertaining show."

The music still shines the most, especially on songs like album finale, "Button It Up." It's an expansive hymn of destruction catapulted to transcendent heights by Cameron's vocals. "It's a dark song," the singer reveals. "It tells the tale of a girl who has her life taken from her. I'd read about young girls exploiting their bodies on the Internet and lying about their ages. The next thing you know, they go missing, are raped, and found dead. It's terrifying."

However, Iwrestledabearonce continue to offer a release and reprieve from all of the world's madness. They've created something that listeners can clench onto tightly. Cameron concludes, "I want fans to feel like they can find something to relate to and that this is music to get them through a bad day or situation in their lives. I also hope they find something new about us that they like."

Every rule will be broken in the process…


For All Those Sleeping
For All Those SleepingStorming out of St Cloud, MN, armed with a blend of pop, hardcore and a killer live show, For All Those Sleeping is ready to give the scene a serious wake up call.

Mike Champa (vocals), Jerad Pierskalla (guitar/vocals), David Volgman-Stevens (guitar) and Ethan Trekell (drums) met in high school, and formed For All Those Sleeping in 2007 after gaining London Snetsinger on bass. The band has already wowed audiences on tour throughout the Midwest, and is now ready to take their sound global, having just signed a deal with Fearless Records.

For All Those Sleeping's debut album Cross Your Fingers is out now. Recorded with Cameron Mizell in Florida, the album builds on everything their hardcore fans love, and ushers in a new era for the band, with stronger melodies and harder breakdowns.

Touring non-stop since releasing their album, For All Those Sleeping is set to hit the road this fall for The All Star Tour.


Ice Nine Kills
Ice Nine KillsIce Nine Kills, The band, named after the ultimate weapon of mass destruction from the Vonnegut novel, Cats Cradle -will, like its namesake, awe you. On their newly released album, Safe Is Just A Shadow, the group seamlessly weaves soaring melodies with the raw emotion and aggression of post hardcore and metal, creating in the process a refreshing sound that both soothes and knocks-over the listen
er. The band utilizes multi textured guitar hooks, a dual vocal attack, and a pummeling rhythm section which takes the listener by the throat, and refuses to let go.

INK's relentless touring schedule, combined with intelligent guerilla marketing tactics, helped their last EP, The Burning, pass the 30,000 CD's sold mark . This was no easy task, especially without national distribution. When the band was not pouring their hearts into intense live performances, one of which resulted in a broken heel, they would be at malls, skate parks, other shows and festivals, spreading their manically infectious music with ipods and headphones. "The past 2 years we really tried to make every second count with this band," said Spencer. "In a day and age when alot of bands might chill backstage instead of meeting their fans, kids found it really refreshing that we were out there on the streets and in the parking lots, pushing something that we really believe in."

Their Hard work is definitely starting to pay off, and this is becoming apparent at their live shows, "It's always an amazing feeling to show up in a place you have never played before like Dallas TX, or Orlando FL, and have kids scream your lyrics back to you. We were absolutely blown away by the reaction we had on the kids at Warped Tour the past two summers. I know we definitely turned a lot of heads. We are even starting to see kids with our lyrics and album art tattooed on their bodies, it's absolutely mind boggling. It makes the ten hour night drives, sleeping on floors, and other hardships of being in a touring band all worthwhile," Spencer said in a recent interview.

With Revolver Magazine's stamp of approval (a band you need to know), a fanatical online facebook following, and a high profile opening slot on this years "All Stars Tour" w/ Suicide Silence, Ice Nine Kills is looking to do some serious damage in 2012.


DayshellPersonal revelations don't come easily. Once you do really know yourself though, anything is possible.

Shayley "Dayshell" Bourget realized he needed to make a big change in his life before he could truly be happy. In 2012, after three years and two seminal records playing and singing clean vocals for Southern California's Of Mice & Men, Shayley left the band to the shock of fans everywhere.

However, he emerged from that tumult stronger than ever. Receiving a call from old friend and drummer Raul Martinez, they decided to jam together. There were no rules. There were no "scene" restrictions. It was just going to be fun. Adding bassist Jordan Wooley to the fold, the trio tapped into something kinetic. Fusing together warm melodies, gnashing spacey guitars, and heavy rhythms, Dayshell came to life.

"I want to push boundaries," he goes on. "This is our own style. It might be heavy at the forefront, but there's beauty behind that. It encompasses all of my influences from Deftones and Led Zeppelin to Incubus and Enya. I like to call it 'Fresh Metal'."

Their first single "Share With Me" exudes that indefinable and inimitable energy. Dayshell recorded the track and released it online. It went viral among fans, and Sumerian Records reached out that same day. Now, it's the leadoff to the band's self-titled 2013 debut album for the label. For Shayley, it's especially personal.

"It pretty much tells my whole story," affirms the singer and guitarist. "I would wake up with anxiety, get paranoid, and start drinking in order to feel normal. On the chorus, I'm reaching out for a hand though. I want to become the person I was born to be. I want to be better at what I love to do. At the end of the day, it's a huge 'thank you' to the fans who have supported me and never gave up. I come out of the gate completely honest. Nobody can say anything because I say it all here."

That honest carries through the rest of the record as well, and it's speaks the loudest. Shayley holds nothing back, and that's why Dayshell is going to stick with listeners for a long time to come. He concludes, "I want people to keep an open mind and interpret this the way their heart wants to feel. There's more out there for all of us. If somebody gets inspired, that's incredible. I knew in my heart that this band was always going to happen. This was part of the plan I've had for my whole life."