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Drew Russ, bassist for fan-favorite Ocala hardcore band Seventh Star talks about the wide-reaching influence of “Brood of Vipers” ten years later.
This was really the record that brought our band back from the dead and cemented our sound and “legacy,” so to speak. We always tried to stay humble and gracious, but in retrospect, I have learned we were quite a bit more influential than we realized at the time. Which is kind of weird to say.
Wow…ten years already. It is just wild to think about our baby “Brood of Vipers”—our career-defining, objectionably best, and overall gnarliest record—now being a 5th grader! (I’m picturing a ‘roided-out kid wearing a basketball jersey read more »
Ten years ago today: Bloody Sunday “To Sentence the Dead”
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Make your plans for this year’s AudioFeed Festival and don’t miss your chance to see four great Facedown bands in one place! War of Ages, My Epic, Mouth of the South and The Burial will all be in Urbana, IL this July!
The beautiful backdrop that will be featured on the Glasshouse stage during this month’s Facedown Fest can be YOURS! Just stop by the Facedown merch table any time during the fest on May 16 to purchase raffle tickets. The winner’s name will be drawn at the end of the night and one lucky Fest-goer will go home with the 2015 Facedown Fest vinyl banner! All proceeds go to More Than Sound and the current needs and projects we’re supporting.
This is the last of our series of weekly MP3 sales so be sure to take advantage of it! Pick up War of Ages, Impending Doom, A Plea For Purging and Means this week for $5.
Those Who Fear have successfully crowd-funded a new van and are back on the road this May! Check out www.thosewhofear.com for details.
Ten years ago “They Want You Silent” was released by one of the scene’s most impressive and timely bands, Bloodlined Calligraphy. Fans and media were dually impressed and the album garnered praise from Revolver, AP, Outburn and more. 2005 was a great year for some now classic Facedown releases, and this BLC album was definitely among the top. The band’s live show was an energetic powerhouse of metalcore, and vocalist Ally French could hold her own as the face of the band and one of very few female vocalists in the metal scene.
The band experienced a crushing blow when bass player and founding member Eric Cargile died suddenly in his sleep at the age of 30 on April 20, 2010. Since Eric’s death the band has withdrawn from the stage, but “They Want You Silent” remains a bright spot on the Facedown Records Legacy.
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