While She Sleeps
Veil of Maya
The World Alive
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All of the greatest bands to ever plug into an amplifier wanted to change the world. Be that by their socially or politically charged lyrical narrative, their musical power and aggression standing tall to rebel against the tidal wave of shit dominating the airwaves or creating something totally unique due to the frustration and stagnation of what their peers around them are serving up. Meet Sheffield’s While She Sleeps. How do they want to change the world? By channeling all of the above into their phenomenal debut full-length album, ‘This Is The Six’.
Fuelled by a militant DIY punk rock ethic (the band design their own artwork and t-shirts, send their own merch by hand and insisted that only the members of the band performed every last note on the record), while success has been forthcoming at a staggering rate in Britain, Sleeps have already got an eye on world domination. “I want this to be an eye-opener for America,” says Mat. “I don’t think there’s a band in America that are doing anything like what we’ve captured on this album so I want this to be a fresh take on heavy music for people all over the world to get into. This is the band we want to show the world that we are.”
Fresh from destroying stages in Australia on the Soundwave festival, UK metal act- WHILE SHE SLEEPS will be hitting the road with Parkway Drive for the band’s first ever tour of North America later this month.
The tour, which launches in San Diego, California on Friday, March 29th and runs for a total of twenty-one dates, targets major markets including Los Angeles, Dallas, Philadelphia, New York City, Cleveland and Chicago among others.
WHILE SHE SLEEPS U.S. Tour Dates:
Fri Mar 29 San Diego, CA – Soma
Sat Mar 30 Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues
Sun Mar 31 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Tue Apr 2 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
Wed Apr 3 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Thu Apr 4 Lawrence, KS – Granada
Fri Apr 5 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
Sat Apr 6 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
Sun Apr 7 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
Mon Apr 8 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
Tue Apr 9 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Wed Apr 10 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Thu Apr 11 W Springfield, VA – Empire
Fri Apr 12 Philadelphia, PA – Theater Of Living Arts
Sat Apr 13 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Sun Apr 14 Worcester, MA – Palladium
Mon Apr 15 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Tue Apr 16 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theater
Wed Apr 17 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
Thu Apr 18 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
Fri Apr 19 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s
In related news, on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, The End Records, as part of a joint venture with Sony UK/Search & Destroy Records, will release a Deluxe Digital Edition of WHILE SHE SLEEPS’ “This Is The Six.” The package will include bonus material including the brand new song ‘Death Toll.’The song, which debuted on the BBC’s Radio 1, can be heard in its entirety here: http://tinyurl.com/
This Is The Six Deluxe Digital Edition Tracklist:
1. Dead Behind The Eyes
2. False Freedom
3. Satisfied In Suffering
4. Seven Hills
5. Our Courage, Our Cancer
6. This Is The Six
7. The Chapel
9. Until The Death
10. Love At War
11. The Plague Of The New Age
Digital Deluxe Tracks
1. Death Toll
2. Weathered Man (Love At War Alternate Version)
3. False Freedom (Acoustic)
4. Seven Hills (Alternate Version Feat. Jenny Staniforth)
5. Our Courage, Our Cancer (Acoustic)
6. Sickness Over Health (Until The Death Alternate Version)
iTunes & Amazon Exclusive – Audio Video Combo Deluxe
1. This Is The Six (Track By Track)
About Parkway Drive:
Hailing from the hippie-loving beachfront town of Byron Bay, Australia, metalcore outfit Parkway Drive blasted out of their serene surroundings touting a volatile blend of intricate metal riffing, punishing breakdowns, and hardcore’s emotional tension. Named after a rural countryside road, the band was formed in summer 2003 by vocalist Winston McCall, guitarists Luke Kilpatrick and Jeff Ling, drummer Ben Gordon, and bassist Jia O’Connor. The five-piece outfit split an EP with like-minded countrymen I Killed the Prom Queen that same year, and later appeared on the local hardcore compilation What We’ve Built. This activity preceded the May 2005 release of Parkway Drive’s debut EP, Don’t Close Your Eyes, on the Sydney-based Resist Records. Parkway Drive continued building a respected name for themselves in the Australian hardcore scene, often opening for Bleeding Through, Shadows Fall, Every Time I Die, Hatebreed, and other American bands who were touring abroad. When the time came to do something traveling of their own, Parkway Drive journeyed to Massachusetts to record their inaugural full-length with Killswitch Engage’s Adam Dutkiewicz. Recorded over a two-week period in 2005, Killing with a Smile entered the Australian Independent Chart at number two upon its February 2006 release. The debut album sold extremely well across the country and later saw a North American release through Epitaph Records, which issued the album in August. For the band’s sophomore effort, Parkway Drive again traveled to Massachusetts to reprise their successful partnership with producer Dutkiewicz. The metallic Horizons emerged from those recording sessions, and Epitaph released the record in October 2006. In 2010 the band came back with its third full-length effort, Deep Blue. In 2012 Atlas arrived, a more adventurous and varied album with production assistance by Slayer producer Matt Hyde.
About Veil of Maya:
Veil of Maya is an American deathcore band, formed in Oak Park, Illinois by members Marc Okubo and Sam Applebaum in 2004. The group is currently signed to sumerian records, have released four full-length studio albums, the latest being Eclipse, and are often considered to be a contributor in the “djent” scene. The name of the band is derived from the Cynic song of the same name. The band originally took use of multiple guitar players, but since 2007 Okubo has been the only guitarist the band employs.
After their second album’s release, the following several months held extensive touring before the writing and recording for the group’s third full-length, [id] began. [id] was released on April 6, 2010, and reached number 107 on the Billboard 200. The band worked again with producer Michael Keene from The Facelessfor this album, who previously produced The Common Man’s Collapse. The album’s name was derived from the main character of the PlayStation game Xenogears, the album itself also holds several concepts and references to other topics in popular culture, especially television shows.
After [id], Pantlis as well left the band, which lead to Dan Hauser replacing him in 2010, the band’s current bassist. On January 13, 2012, Sumerian Records released a teaser for Veil of Maya’s most recent album,Eclipse. On January 17, the single “Vicious Circles” was released onto the iTunes Store. Eclipse was then released on February 28, 2012 and was produced by Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor.
About The World Alive:
Over the past couple of years, The Word Alive has gained a global reputation for pushing the boundaries within their genre. But with new sophomore full-length ‘Life Cycles’, the Arizona quintet is set to join an elite club of heavy music luminaries ushering in the next evolution of melodic metal.
Exploring themes of both personal and musical development, the album marks the moment when The Word Alive took destiny firmly by the reins, determined to eclipse their past accomplishments. The follow-up to acclaimed album ‘Deceiver’, the group enlisted red-hot metal producer Joey Sturgis (The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men), reaching a new level of musical complexity and composition. Continuing their worldwide attack, the band kicked off the campaign for ‘Life Cycles’ with a U .S. tour with Attack Attack!, before they tear across Europe, and into a full summer on The All Stars Tour. With a new album packed as solid as their tour schedule, The Word Alive are ready to storm into a bright future.