Wednesday, October 22, 2014


                            Something Clever

Recently I contacted the band about their upcoming "War On Hunger" show coming up on Sunday November 9th at Amos Southend in Charlotte NC,what the rest of the year will be like and a little about their music.


  • Adam Nelson - Vocals
  • Kelly Flusk - Lead Guitar
  • Brett Baker - Guitar
  • Colt Crevar - Bass/Vocals
  • Dylan Roles - Drums

I know music means a lot to Something Clever, but the band has a show coming up with a bigger agenda? Tell us a little bit about the "WAR ON HUNGER" Show, how it came about and what it means to the band.

Yes! Our show “WAR ON HUNGER” is coming up at Amos’ Southend on November 9th. Tickets are 10 dollars, and we are playing with our friends in A Light Divided, Falling Through April and ISH. 
The idea came around when we decided that we wanted to put on a headlining show in November. We instantly thought of thanksgiving and started to come up with ideas on how to try and incorporate helping the community with our music. So, we decided to get Second Harvest involved to get some canned goods ready in time for the holidays, and in return we are giving away a free autographed photo for those who bring cans! 

 Will this become an annual show and where can tickets be purchased?

It would definitely be cool to make it an annual show, but we haven’t really talked about it! We will have to see how it goes this year and see if we will be able to do it again next year! Good idea!

 The band has released two new songs lately that 
is available for FREE right now on your reverbnation page. I got a chance to review these songs and know how great they are,but what are your fans saying about the two tracks? 

We’ve gotten a lot of cool comments about the songs! A lot of people are saying that they can’t get the singles out of their heads and that they are very catchy! That is definitely something that we wanted to achieve with the two singles so it’s great to hear that kind of feedback. 

Will there be any new songs previously unreleased brought to life at "The War On Hunger" Show 

There will absolutely be new never before heard original music at this show! 

 I have noticed that Something Clever is one of those bands that sounds AWESOME LIVE,which is not always the case with bands. Is this something the band really practices to achieve or is the band just that damn good?

People come out to the show to see a performance. We try our absolute best to make it worth their while with incorporating things that they just can’t get from listening to mp3’s. It is very important to us to make that connection with the crowd, enjoying ourselves on stage and making our live show the very best it can be. We put our all into our shows so its great to hear that people are enjoying it!

I noticed recently the band had a photo shoot with Justin Kates.He has one of the sickest styles of photography in the scene and you can always spot his work.His photos have also been in several issues of The Pit Unsigned Magazine. What was it like working with him ? 

Justin Kates is an awesome guy and a magician behind a lens. The photography session was very professional and laid back at the same time. We love how our photos came out and we will definitely be working with him again in the future! 

What can we expect to see from Something Clever the rest of the year? Will you be winding down or is there more exciting things ahead to finish the year with a bang?

 Our “wind down” point for this year is certainly coming to an end. We had a little writing/planning break from about June-October, with a few shows in between. So the rest of this year and into 2015 we will have some cool surprises and we will be playing a lot of shows so keep your eyes peeled!


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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Something Clever - "Best Laid Plans" Song Review

                                          SOMETHING CLEVER
                                            SONG REVIEW



  • Adam Nelson - VOCALS
  • Kelly Flusk - LEAD GUITAR
  • Chris St. Hilaire - GUITAR
  • Colt Crevar - BASS/VOCALS
  • Dylan Roles - DRUMS
                                    ROCK OUT OF NORTH CAROLINA

"BEST LAID PLANS" - Song Review
  • Recently I was contacted by the band about doing a review for their new - soon to be released song "Best Laid Plans" do out on June 1st.I had already seen the Coming Soon Post the band added to their Facebook page and was Freaking Stoked to the max with anticipation.Little did I know that the band would be contacting me just a few days after that post to not only let me hear it for the first time ,but do a review for it.Before I clicked play I just took a moment and reflected back on how AWESOME their last single release "Freaks Like You" was and hoped they could maintain the momentum they had built after adding new lead singer ADAM NELSON a short time ago.That song had become one of my favorite songs and if it had been played on any national radio rotation,it would have been requested to death.I will start off by telling you as the song began to play I begin to SMILE.I knew this band had put together another GEM and their fans were going to go INSANE when they heard it.With any band it's all about chemistry and this band is having fun mixing together a string of hits that will make for one sick Album or EP in the near future.The song kicks off with some distortion from the band,before Adam brings it to life with Vocals that he has put his own stamp own that is called PERFECTION.This dude can flat out sing and the bigger the song the more power he brings.The song is fun and just Like "Freaks Like You" it's another song you want to sing to..........and sing loud !!!!!!! Kelly showcases her skills with ease about half way through the song for about 30 seconds of Blazing Aggression on her axe and I could have literally listen to hear play for 30 more.It was INCREDIBLE!!!!!!From the KILLER drum work to Colt mastering his Bass Guitar you can definitely get a feel for the direction the band is heading in and that direction is straight up.Be on the lookout JUNE 1st and you will see why I am so hyped up on this band.Till then you can watch the video for "Freaks Like You" below.

                                        "FREAKS LIKE YOU"


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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Lifecurse "ELYSIUM" Album Review


LIFECURSE is a 5 piece METAL band out of ASHEVILLE NC that perform high level , entertaining  shows and delivers to their fans a consistent barrage of  gotta have METAL. Once again that has been achieved with the release of their new album ELYSIUM. It is the followup to their extremely successful album PROPHECIES that heralded numerous hits. The album was close to being released a few months back but after loosing one of their long time guitarist they went back into the studio to re-record the tracks with their new guitarist ( David Gantt ). This band gives 100% in everything they do, no short cuts and it shows in their music. With age comes maturity, not only in the artist's themselves, but in a bands sound and ELYSIUM'S sound has matured to a level that will surely reward thousands of fans to LIFECURSE for their efforts. You will also find more clean vocals on this album from RODDY who has a great voice and they use his talents throughout the album. If you are reading this review and do not know who this band is,trust me,grab this new album ELYSIUM and you will find a band that will never let you down!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. BLACK GENESIS - As the intro to the album starts off this journey it brings the anticipation to levels that almost exceeds the legal limit of adrenaline a body can handle. You are ready to explode, waiting for WILL and RODDYS vocals and the band to fully blast in on the second track. This is a buildup track and it lives to the hype. Although short it serves it purpose. Every time I hear this intro I imagine the band opening up their set in darkness to it. Then the lights come on at the end and they tear the stage up.
  2. DEAD WEATHER - A little funky guitar play gets this song going before the band comes in blasting with full aggression. Will starts the song off almost with an AMON AMARTH feel of growls and you can here that throughout this song. I can honestly say this song has one of the best chorus's I have ever heard in a LIFECURSE song. The fans will definitely be vocal when hearing this song LIVE. It is hear on this track you quickly notice how the bands sound has evolved into something special.
  3. DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR - Will's vocals are superb and Roddys sound is a work of art on this song, but this song is not about one or the other. It is about the dual threat that this band now has and the blend they have when they are singing together. They are parts in this song where the two have screams and cleans balancing out in perfect harmony, its incredible to hear and not every band can do this simultaneously and make it work. Not to be outdone, the band play is heroic in this song and you can just imagine JARED ( DRUMMER ) saying at the end of this song "WHEW" that was fun.
  4. OCEANS OF SPACE - The GUITAR work in this song is phenomenal and towards the end of the song you get a few moments of their play along with some drum work that is out of this world. It is a section of the track that just feels soothing and you wish that it would just go on for ever. Lifecurse is not about one person in this band. The talents that each person brings to this album is what makes it great and this song brings out the best in all of them.
  5. HADEAN - When an album is good it goes by fast and getting to the halfway point of this album comes in a hurry. At the center of this monster brings this BEAST. This was one of my favorites and the sensational guitar play is AWESOME. It is faced paced and then slows down slightly towards the end with a nice breakdown by the band, before being finished off with some punishing screams at the end.
  6. PARTICLES - This is a short intro going into Graveyard Fields that gives the feeling of seeing spirits rise from the graves. It helps build up to the KILLER song that is fixing to be unleashed.
  7. GRAVEYARD FIELDS - A true MYSTIC MASTERPIECE,  AMAZING, THE LIFE OF THE ALBUM, however you want to look at it, this is the song the rest of the album feeds off. I never knew you could feel true emotion in SCREAMS, but this song will leave you with chills. Some of the best screams ever recorded on a song can be found right here. The band released this song early and I knew when I heard it that waiting to hear the rest of the album would seem like forever.
  8. GHOSTS OF SAITAMA - This was the first official single released from the album. It features a guest appearance by ADAM CODY, the vocalist from ( WRETCHED ). Straight out the gate it is HEAVY as HELL only to be balanced by some well placed cleans. Pounding Drum beats brings this song to life, while strong guitar play feeds it energy. I will also say it was an honor having this track on The Pit Unsigned's compilation "STRUGGLES FROM THE PIT" that can be found here : .
  9. LIGHTDRIVER - This is the heaviest song on the album and you hear a lot of the older sound from the Prophecies album in this song, which I fully enjoy. Screams and growls dominate this whole song. The pace is fast and from what I have been reading across the web, it has become a fan favorite. At this point most people cannot find one true song they like the most, cause the album is so good,but this song is always mentioned. If you ever wanted to know what sound the band evolved from this would be it.
  10. PATTERNS - There are many albums by this point that have began to loose their steam, but not with this one. Patterns help solidify this album as one of the greatest of all time. This song brings back together everything that made this album so UNIQUE. With WILL and RODDYS vocals putting their stamp as a duo to be mentioned with all the great METALCORE bands in the world, the instrument play of the rest of the band works their magic to create another powerful song.



  • Will Moss - VOCALS
  • Tom Johnson - GUITAR
  • David Gantt - GUITAR
  • Roddy Wilder - BASS
  • Jared Morrow - DRUMS
                                      GRAVEYARD FIELDS

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Anthems Of Imperium " INTERVIEW"

                              ANTHEMS OF IMPERIUM


1. First of all, what do you think people should know about Anthems Of Imperium ?

We want people to know that we are here really, we put a lot of hard work and dedication into everything we do, we have worked as a band for the past year just writing songs and feeding off each other to make something we consider great. We just want our music to be heard and some honest feedback because we always strive to play better and perform better. We don’t just do it for ourselves, we do it so we can reach out and connect with others and hopefully relate to them through our music and maybe even empower them to stand up for what they believe in.

2. How did you decide on the name for the band?

It took a lot of time to decide on a name we feel the name gives the image of songs that are upbeat and melodic yet powerful and heavy. Anthems of Imperium means “songs of dominate power” and we try to keep that meaning in every song we do.

3. Where you guys close friends before the band came about?

Some of us knew each other before, as we looked for the right members we brought in friends and former members of previous bands that we were in, and knew that they would take the time and dedication to make something happen. Over the past year we have became closer and our more like a family and as we get closer as a band we become better as musicians.

4. What drove each one of you guys to music and the desire to be in a band?

Women and Alcohol! Just kidding well some of us ;), but we all have probably the same motivation and influences to do so, just like so many others and that is having a good time and making something out of nothing. It’s amazing to just have a band, some of us just started as a hobby and became something more, but the feeling you get when you find some fellow musicians and click and are able to just go on stage together and get a response from the crowd and even starting a mosh pit is undeniably a insane feeling and still keeps us going even on the down time between shows, we work on new material just for that purpose, that’s what it’s all about not money or being signed its about people getting something out of what you create and that’s what feeds the desire to be in a band.

5. What genre of music do you label your band?

We came into this band without a genre in mind but as we progressed and used each other’s different styles it turned into a sound of its own with each song having its own feel. If we had to label ourselves we would have to say Metal/Metalcore, we normally just say metal but there are so many different styles of metal it’s good to see that, but categorizing ourselves coming from such different backgrounds is hard to do sometimes.

6. How many songs have you put out and do you have any links to EP's or Albums?

As of now we have just two songs that we have had recorded in studio since March and released. We have many that we play live, and we have enough to basically do an entire album it’s just a costly process and are working on doing one song at a time because it’s just how we have to do it, releasing an entire album would be a major accomplishment, but it is costly and we just have to take all the money we earn from shows and merchandise goes to keeping our gear going and towards more studio time. Links for our songs and as we make more songs can be found on facebook, Soundcloud, and Reverbnation to listen and download these songs, also have a couple lyric videos on YouTube.

7. Do you have any hobbies away from the band?

We all have jobs and families and use most of our free time towards our band not a lot of time for hobbies. Our guitarist Joey is trying to get his apprenticeship to be a tattoo artist and is probably the only interesting hobby in the group, but Jesse does all our lyric videos and fliers so the digital thing is kind of his hobby.

8. Where does Anthems of Imperium mainly play their shows and what is your favorite venue to play?

We play anywhere there are ears listening and appreciate any venue giving a metal band a chance there are limited venues it seems for metal bands locally but the few that do in our area like The Hideaway, The Casbah, Poor Richards, and The Mecca Lounge are highly respected by us for letting our band and other metal bands from the area come out and perform. We just got our 6x10 trailer and we are about to head out of town and state on weekends for now so hopefully we will find a lot of venues that can be added to our favorites list.

9. I know it is tough being in an Unsigned Band. What are some of the obstacles you face?

It's tough as a new band making our debut because there are so many great bands out there so it is just trying to find our way to stand out in the crowd, we do work giving out demos inviting people to shows, sacrificing a lot of time and money for what we feel is a good cause, and that is making our music heard. Most troubles can be summed up by financial but we don’t worry about that we just worry about the next song the next gig and improving ourselves as we go. Time is always a factor we have a lot of responsibilities so we can’t just go on tour and leave everything like jobs and family so we have to play it by ear and keep moving forward and in the down time just practice and work on new material.

10. Is it tough to find time to practice? Where do you practice?

We practice mainly at our vocalist’s house in his Den, but occasionally a couple of us get together at someone else’s house to play. It is very tough to work around five schedules to get together but luckily have a dedicated group of guys who make plenty of sacrifices to get together whether it is all of us or a combination of us.

11. What would you say is the one band that introduced each one of you to ROCK or METAL?

We have all summed it down to Metallica, Cradle of Filth, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Ozzy, Children of Bodom.

12. The song "The System" is the track you sent me to be on Struggles from the Pit, is that the bands favorite?

" The System "

No, each member has his own favorite song that we like. The reason we picked The System for struggles from the pit because it is our newest recording and believe it gives a good representation of us and really would like to show our appreciation for consideration to be on the compilation, so thank you from all of us at AOI \m/

13. Are you working on any new music?

Always, with five members who all write in our band there is always new material being worked on and new songs being inspired every time we play, Currently we are working on our new song “Call to Arms” and it is turning into just an amazing song it’s still only about 90% complete but we will have it done in enough time to debut at our next show and possibly will do it for our next studio track.

14. Who does most of the recording and mastering for your music?

We always go to Troy Whitson from the Sound Asylum and he does an amazing job and is a great guy all around, there are many recording companies around but we always have to go to Troy he works hard and is patient with us and always gives us the sound we want.

15. Is there a strong Rock and Metal presence in your area of Tennessee?

There are many talented bands from our area and a lot of them are rock and metal! We always show our support and do shows with many of them and are good friends with many. It is so good to see how many good bands are in our area and one day people might see that Tennessee isn’t just country and bluegrass but an all around hot spot for Metal and many genres of music.

16. Where can fans purchase any Anthems of Imperium merchandise and what items have you guys created?

Right now we have available stickers and shirts and they are all located in our web store at this is our first run of shirts we are printing we spared no expense having our artwork graphic done by Bloodboy and he is an epic artist all the way from Germany and hope to do more with him in the future. We are also going to have another graphic done by our good friend and endorser that we have had with us from day one Daniel from Drella Apparel and Stiff Kitten designs who has done all our logos including the one on our shirt print and stickers, we highly recommend his work to anyone.

17. How important is it for the band to be signed one day? Could you be unsigned with thousands of fans that truly support the band, be added to big tours, sell lots of merchandise and be happy?

We think it would great to be signed one day just to know that you have the skills to be backed by a label that thinks you have something worth backing, but it’s not as important as having people just appeal to what we’re doing and our music we don’t need a label to do what we love and we don’t need to be famous we are here to make music and we’re in it for the long term. Most successful bands have been together for years and some take years to write albums and nobody says a word about their label they know them as the band that made that awesome album or song and we want that, even if it is just a few people if we do that we have accomplished something.

18. Lastly, I want to say it was a honor having Anthems of Imperium on the Compilation "Struggles from the Pit” Volume 2 .Your sound is Incredible. Do you have any closing thoughts you would like to add? 

Just that we really appreciate The Pit Unsigned and what you are doing for us and all the many other talented unsigned artists and feel privileged to be featured on Struggles from the Pit - Volume 2 \m/ We hope that you keep an eye on us and what we have coming because we have only just begun and we are not stopping anytime soon!

                            You Can Also Find The Band On :

               Struggles From The Pit Volume 2     

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013


                           ALL FALL DOWN

   Throwing down out of Greensboro NC, this 5 piece Metal band has a sound that becomes intertwined in your love for music. Although the band is Unsigned, you can tell they are destined for greatness. They work hard and put a massive amount of effort in every thing they do.Not only will you enjoy their music,but they have also help put together one of the most fact filled and entertaining Interviews I have ever had the chance  to publish at The Pit Unsigned. I was recently able to ask the bands some Questions and find out what is going on with the band now,about their past and what to look for in the future.I HOPE YOU ENJOY!!!!!!!


  • Jacob Vox - VOCALS
  • Brandon Teague - GUITAR / BACKING VOCALS
  • D.J. Malice - GUITAR
  • J "STITCH" Hawk - DRUMS
  • Alex Matelski - BASS / BACKING VOCALS


Describe the sound of your music.

Alex : Two Guys Metal Reviews once labeled us as “an entry level prog act; whose epic and twisted compositions combine a variety of genres for a final sound that is beautiful and mystical”. I think that sums it up pretty good: prog metal for the average metalhead.

Brandon : Sounds like if Batman fought Godzilla while James Hetfield narrates it. At least that’s what I’d like people to think it sounds like.

Jacob : A flashback to 90’s metal with a touch of modern hardcore.

DJ : I think our friend Karl Rekus put it best. “Sounds like someone grinding a rusty chainsaw through broken glass while taking your daughter’s virginity in the back of an 86’ Oldsmobile while parked on the edge of a volcano.”

: Our music sounds like a culmination of all of our musical inspirations combined. Pantera, Kiss, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Tool, Mudvayne, Staind, Papa Roach, Killswitch Engage. Stuff like that.

How did the name of your band ALL FALL DOWN come about?

Brandon : That’s a funny story, actually. When the band was just getting started, it was named Perplexity. We quickly realized…that sucked. So we got into the habit of tossing around names at practice. We never came up with anything good. So one day after practice, we decided that we’d go home, think of the most “horrifying” thing we could, and try again next practice. When I went home I started talking to my sister and Dad about it (and J was there, too). They said we should try something that was 3 words so it would be easily chant-able at shows. The lines “think of the most horrifying thing you can” kept popping in my head, and I couldn’t help but think of the movie Little Nicky. There’s a scene where Mr. Beefy is snoring and it sounds like little kids singing “Ring around the Rosie” & Nicky’s room-mate says “that is the most horrifying thing I have ever seen.” I imitated that and got a good laugh when my sister hopped up and screamed “THAT’S IT! THAT’S THE NAME! ALL FALL DOWN! A-F-D!” I ran it by the guys, and it stuck.

Are the members in the band today the same original members from when the band was started?

Brandon : Well, yes and no. We broke onto the scene in 2011 with the current lineup, but we actually officially started in 2004. So in that sense, J and I are the only original members left. I played bass originally & J’s always been on the drums. We had a lot of lineup changes, gimmick changes, & internal conflicts that made it really hard to get off the ground back then.  Jacob joined in 2009, followed by DJ in 2010. That’s when we started getting into the groove of things & started developing the “AFD sound”. When Alex joined, that’s when everything fell into place. That’s when we started doing shows on a regular and became a “functioning band”. To me, that’s when we started. That’s pretty much how everyone feels.

What drove each one of you guys to get into music and pursue a dream of being in a band?

Alex : My mother always sang growing up, and I would sing too, along with all the soft rock and 80’s music on the radio. I really started to get into music in my teens, both listening and an interest in performing. Music has always made me feel more complete, more stable. So naturally, I pursued that good feeling. Eventually my mother convinced me to let her buy me an instrument for my birthday (I didn’t want her to because our money was always tight when I was growing up), and after learning to play, I got very tired of playing along with other people’s music and started working with musicians online. That wasn’t very rewarding, though... I needed other people to help me with music, to put out what I heard in my head, something to help fuel my creative desires and express what I hold inside. And as long as I still draw breath and can do so, I will continue to write music because of how much it completes who I am and helps me express what I feel.

Brandon : I grew up in a very musical household. None of us were musicians, but we all listened to all sorts of music. My dad turned me on to the classics; Black Sabbath, Metallica, Iron Maiden, stuff like that. But he also listened to stuff like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jethro Tull & Eric Clapton. My mom listened to stuff like Genesis & Aaron Neville. I got tore up with 80’s music from my sister. My brother; who I gotta say is my main influence, listened to a lot of 90’s music. Stuff like Pantera, Soundgarden, & Alice in Chains. So I got hit from all angles. I wanted to be a part of something I loved so much & influence people like I was influenced.

Jacob : My brothers played a big part in why I do what I do. They used to listen to a lot of different metal bands. My brother Josh used to play bass & I got into it to kinda bond with him. I would pick up his bass from time to time. That didn’t last long though. I noticed that I was singing more than anything & I thought “what the hell. I’ll try this for a while.” It turned into a passion. I joined my first band when I was 13, played my first show 2 days after joining, got hooked, never looked back.

DJ : I guess it came from me watching bands when I was younger. The brotherhood of it; the family aspect of it. It’s a weird thought that 5 people with different backgrounds can come together and make something so powerful. I wanted to be a part of that.

: My uncles Martin and Tommy are my inspiration. They have played drums for longer than I’ve been alive; they always enjoyed playing and I enjoyed watching them just as much. My uncle Martin had an old snare drum and he gave me a pair of sticks to beat on it as a young boy. He even won a bet because of me once. He bet one of his buddies that his 2 year old nephew could do a drum roll that he just played. He called me in, set me on his lap, and told me to play that thing we practiced on a few times, and I played it, and he won $50. But when I really showed interest and motivation to play drums at 15 he bought me my first real kit. It was a set of red Rogers drums. Since then I’ve gone through a lot of sets and even more cymbals. As for what drives me as a musician, I just love playing drums. I love being pushed to my limits physically and musically, and trying new things. And I’m very fortunate to play with a group of talented guys that I consider to be my family.

Who does most of the song writing in the band?

Brandon : We all take part in every song, but Alex has been the primary song writer lately. Our bass player writes most of our music. Scary thought, huh?

Alex : … It’s only scary when you think about it. I actually really enjoy writing the music. Everyone else tends to dislike it at first, but they warm up once I let them spit shine their parts. They also tend to complain about how complicated my songs are… Oh well. We’re progressive metal. Progress.

What all venues have you played and which one is your favorite?

Greene Street Club in Greensboro, The Somewhere Else Tavern in Greensboro, The Other Place in Burlington, The Berkeley Café in Raleigh, The Clubhouse in Greensboro, The Garage in Winston-Salem, Corner Pocket Billiards in McLeansville, & Easy Street in Thomasville.

Brandon : Well, everybody knows that The Somewhere Else Tavern is our home away from home. We all love that place. I personally really like The Berkeley Café. Good times, good people, good beer. But I gotta say my favorite venue is The Garage in Winston-Salem. It’s the epitome of the “hole-in-the-wall” venue.  It’s one of those places where you can be like “I used to go see blah-blah play there before they got big for 5 bucks”.

Jacob : The Other Place in Burlington is my favorite. It’s the memories attached to it. In my mind, playing there was one of our best shows ever. It’s right up there with Greene Street. I’d love to play there again.

DJ : Probably Greene Street. The one time we played there was the best crowd & best sound we’ve ever had.

Alex : I actually love everywhere we play for different reasons… if I had to choose just ONE, I’d have to say Berkeley. It just feels like the essential underground metal venue. Too bad it’s downsizing soon.

: Wow, this is a hard question. I’ve really enjoyed playing all of these places. I’ve gotta say SWET, though. Growing up, that was the dream gig. For me, I had just heard so much about it that it just became legendary in my mind. So when we finally got to play there, it was awesome. It’s just as good as the first time every time we play there.


Do you guys get to practice much and where?

Brandon : We try to practice weekly at The Man Cave. It’s a place so secret; we cannot give away its location.

Jacob : It’s a place so secret; even I don’t know where it is!

Brandon : We basically practice in J’s closet.

Alex : Wouldn’t it technically be his dining room?

DJ : No, the dining room IS the Pool room.

Brandon : I don’t know what the hell it is. All I know is that it’s attached to his room & he hangs his clothes in there.

DJ : J’s house is a fuckin maze.

Brandon : It really is.

: You guys are just lucky I let you play in my maze.

Have you been able to put out any merch for your fans?

All Fall Down - We’ve got shirts, bumper stickers, & CD’s for sale, but you gotta come to our shows to get them! That’s the catch!

I know you guys put out an album late last year, what kind of feedback did you get from it?

All Fall Down -Well, naturally our fans love it (or at least say they do, family and friends do that sometimes), but overall, for a first CD, it was pretty well received.

When you play live shows, which song off that album do the fans seem to love the most?

All Fall Down - Sudden Epiphany. Partly because it’s heavy as hell and partly because they know it’s the last song we play! Although our new song Parasite has quickly become a crowd favorite.

Are you working on any new music?

All Fall Down - Constantly! We’re all just very picky & are always challenging ourselves (or Alex is), so it takes a while to get songs how we want them. But guaranteed, our new stuff is gonna blow people away.

Have you been on any tours and if not, what is the farthest you guys have traveled to play a show?

All Fall Down - No tours yet. Farthest we’ve been is Raleigh but we’re working hard to fix that.

I have noticed that there is an insanely amount of talented bands coming out of your area of Greensboro, why do you think this is?

All Fall Down - Because it’s Greensboro & there’s nothing better to do!

What about shows, do you have any booked in the near future?

All Fall Down - We’re playing at Greene Street for The Battle For Mayhem Festival on June 21st and we have a show booked at Easy Street with Mindjakked on July 27th. Gonna try to book some shows at S.W.E.T & The Garage in-between. We’ve been hitting up venues like crazy lately trying branch out. We really wanna make it back to Raleigh & maybe Charlotte this summer! When the opportunity comes, we’ll seize the crap out of it!

What does the future hold for All Fall Down?

DJ : If we keep working hard & keep our confidence, I think the future looks really bright for AFD. Perseverance is the key. If we keep doing what we’re doing and give 110%, we’ll be fine. And we’ll definitely write more kickass music.

Jacob : Well, hopefully, all our hard work will come to a head. And one day we’ll be standing on a stage in some coliseum with thousands of people shouting “A-F-D”.
That….. and beer.

Brandon : Victory. We won’t accept anything but. We’re too damn tenacious to give up and too stubborn to lie down. You try to step on us and we’ll bite your fuckin ankles. To me, this is only the beginning. We’re gonna keep going full throttle. It’s no cake walk, but it’s worth it. I’m in it for the long run & I think the future of AFD is gonna be a story worth telling. “This is our time; this is what we do.”

Alex : More music. Whether we make it or not, we’re staying at it and doing what we love and want to do. No one can take that from us but us. So as long as each one of us still has the drive and the strength to go on, we’re going to keep on until we make it or… die… or otherwise give up.

: Gotta agree with B; victory. Pure and simple. That’s it. More gigs, more fun, more great experiences doing something that I love. No matter what the future holds for All Fall Down, I’m gonna enjoy every minute of it, because I’m playing music with my brothers.

I just want to say thanks to you guys for taking the time to do this Interview and wish you the best of luck in the future.

All Fall Down - Thanks! It’s always fun doing interviews! Maybe someone will read this and NOT think we’re crazy! -Highly doubtful, though!



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Sunday, May 5, 2013


                         FOREVER CHAINED

       Forever Chained is a young four piece female fronted HARD ROCK/METAL BAND out of N.C.,that has the sound of a band that has been playing for over 20 years. When you think about the PERFECT BLEND of sound between a singer and her band, it does not get more balanced than Forever Chained.Their sound is pure and what you hear on recordings is the same great sound you hear live. With influences like Black Sabbath , Led Zepplin , Slash , Zakk Wylde , and Metallica , they have taken a little greatness from each of these bands to create their own addictive sound. Shane's guitar work is INCREDIBLE , Damian's steady assault on the skins give the songs LIFE and BEN brings it all together with his SMOOTH bass play. Nina's voice has an effortless sound of beauty with a gut wrenching Hard Rock Soul.


  • Nina - VOCALS
  • Shane - GUITAR
  • Ben - BASS
  • Damian - DRUMS





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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

VARNA EP REVIEW ( This Time It's Personal )



       I want to start out by saying that this band has plenty of potential to make it a long way in the music business. They have a sound that will appeal to a massive amount of listeners and with a little help could be known globally. Their vocalist Tiana has great control in her voice, but I personally would like to see her push her range a little further. I am not saying this because I do not like her vocals, cause I do, LOVE her voice actually,I just believe she is holding back so much power. The 3 piece band was born in 2010 in Los Angeles under the name "LIVING EULOGY" but later changed it to the name of the street their rehearsal studio is on,Which is "VARNA". To them this is wear everything came together and the beginning of dreams were coming true. They are a hard working do it yourself band and the effort they put in, has rewarded us,the fans,with a kick@ss EP that has began to spread like an epidemic across the airwaves of the U.S. and U.K.


  • Tiana Woods - VOCALS
  • Rossen Pinkas - GUITAR
  • Rob Shin - DRUMS


This Time It's Personal Ep Review:
  1. DOWN - As this track opens up you get a taste of the hard rock side of the band with a heavy dose of drums and guitar.Its a great mixture of heaviness before bringing in the the AWESOME vocals of Tiana that seems to blend perfectly with the punishing play of the band. This song is STRONG and VARNA has grabbed your attention from the opening lick and will not relinquish it ,till the song strikes its final note. 
  2. MY HEART - I know the first track "DOWN" seems to be the single they are pushing the most on this EP,but in my opinion this is the GEM of the album. This song is Incredible and I love the energy. I believe Tiana must enjoy singing this track,cause it seems so effortless as she sings it. Being in the middle of the EP, this track feels like the heart that is pumping the blood to the rest of the album. It is such a strong song and leaves me eagerly waiting to hear more tracks on a full length.
  3. RUNNING AWAY - This is another bad@ss song which is dominated by some AWESOME guitar work, that you hear throughout the whole track. It help complete an EP that is brilliantly put together and beautifully mastered. About a minute in, this song finds its true Identity and begins to produce that AMAZING sound you have heard throughout the EP.  


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