Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Walls Of Jericho

Walls of Jericho were formed following the demise of two Detroit based bands. The first being the influential Earthmover, featuring members Mike Hasty (guitar) and Wes Keely (drums). The second was a band called Universal Stomp which Aaron Ruby (bass) played in. Both bands fizzled out at around the same time prompting the three friends to start a new band. At the same time Candace Kucsulain, 2 year singer for the band Apathemy auditioned with the band. After numerous other auditions for lead singer the band accepted Candace as their new frontwoman in September 1998. For the first few months the band would perform with friends of theirs filling in on guitar however later decided to ask close friend Chris Rawson in as full time member who was able to offer more commitment to the band. With the line-up complete the five piece began touring the local Detroit hardcore scene. Soon after in April 1999 the band released their first EP on 7" through label Underestimated, which was followed shortly thereafter by a CD EP containing that 7" and demo tracks, called A Day and a Thousand Years released on Florida based Eulogy Recordings. This was later released by European imprint Genet. After continuous touring in support of their EP releases, the band attracted the attention of both Ferret and Trustkill Records. They went on to sign with Trustkill which resulted in the December 1999 release of their debut full-length album The Bound Feed the Gagged. The band hit the touring and hardcore festival circuit the following year. In August of 2000 they began touring the United States in support of straight-edgers Earth Crisis, Swedish melodic death metal band In Flames, and Oakland, CA's metallic Skinlab. After another spate of touring in 2001, drummer Wes Keely announced he would be leaving the band to finish school in Seattle, Washington. With the band based in Detroit it would prove impossible for them to continue together. Keely was replaced by ex Suicide Machines drummer Derek Grant. Five months after touring with the band Grant announced he would be leaving to join Chicago punk rockers Alkaline Trio.
Discography

  • The Bound Feed the Gagged (1999)
  • All Hail the Dead (2004)
  • With Devils Amongst Us All (2006)
  • The American Dream (2008)



The Bound Feed the Gagged (2000)

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The Bound Feed the Gagged is the debut full length album by metalcore band Walls of Jericho.

Playlist files :

01. Playing Soldier Again (2:09)
02. Home is Where the Heart Is (2:39
)
03. Changing Times (1:05
)
04. Unwanted Resistance (1:54
)
05. Misanthropy (2:22)
06. Beneath the Exterior (1:45)
07. Full Disclosure (2:09
)
08. Family Values (2:44)
10. Why Father (2:02
)
11. Angel (2:05
)
12. Inevitable Repercussions (1:36
)



All Hail the Dead (2004)

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All Hail the Dead is the second full length album from Metalcore band Walls of Jericho. The album cover was drawn by Philadelphia-based artist Mark Price.

Playlist files :

01.All Hail the Dead (3:16)
02.There's No I in Fuck You (2:40)
03.A Little Piece of Me (2:30)
04.Another Anthem for the Hopeless (2:15)
05.Revival Never Goes Out of Style (2:12)
06.Day and a Thousand Years (1:42)
07.Through the Eyes of a Dreamer (2:39)
08.1:43 AM (4:35)
09.Jaded (2:18)
10.Thanks For the Memories (2:52)
11.More Life in the Monitors (1:15)
12.Fixing Broken Hearts (2:59)
13.To be Continued... (3:48)




With Devils Amongst Us All (2006)

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With Devils Amongst Us All is the third full length album from metalcore band Walls of Jericho. The first video released from the album was "A Trigger Full Of Promises," which has also come to be their most well known song.

Playlist files :

01.A Trigger Full Of Promises (3:48)
02.I Know Hollywood And You Ain't It (2:39)
03.And Hope To Die (3:14)
04.Plastic (3:16)
05.Try.Fail.Repeat. (3:13)
06.The Haunted (3:23)
07.And The Dead Walk Again (3:24)
08.Another Day, Another Idiot (1:58)
09.No Saving Me (4:08)
10.Welcome Home (2:17)
11.With Devils Amongst Us All (3:36)




The American Dream (2008)

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The American Dream is the fourth studio album by metalcore band Walls of Jericho to be released on July 29, 2008. It is a return to the band's metalcore sound after their previous acoustic EP release, and is also significantly heavier than previous studio albums.

PLaylist files :

01.The New Ministry (2:41)
02.II. The Prey (2:40)
03.The American Dream (3:16)
04.Feeding Frenzy (3:53)
05.I. The Hunter (2:18)
06.Famous Last Words (1:45)
07.A Long Walk Home (3:16)
08.III. Shock Of The Century (2:44)
09.Discovery Of Jones (4:14)
10.Standing On Paper Stilts (2:32)
11.Night Of A Thousand Torches (2:59)
12.The Slaughter Begins (3:39)






Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Stranglers

The Stranglers are an English rock music group. Scoring some 23 UK top 40 singles and 17 UK top 40 albums to date in a career spanning five decades, the Stranglers are the longest-surviving and most "continuously successful" band to have originated in the UK punk scene of the mid to late 1970s. Beginning life as the Guildford Stranglers on 11 September 1974 in Guildford, Surrey, they originally built a following within the mid-'70s pub rock scene. While their aggressive, no-compromise attitude identified them as one of the instigators of the UK punk rock scene that followed, their idiosyncratic approach rarely followed any single musical genre and the group went on to explore a variety of musical styles, from new wave, art rock and gothic rock through to the sophisticated pop of some of their 1980s output.

They had major mainstream success with their single "Golden Brown". Their other hits include "No More Heroes", "Peaches", "Always the Sun", "Skin Deep" as well as many other groundbreaking and popular songs. The Stranglers' early sound was driven by Jean-Jacques Burnel's pulsating bass, but also proudly gave prominence to Dave Greenfield's keyboards at a time when the instrument was seen as unfashionable. Their early music was also characterised by the growling vocals and sometimes misanthropic lyrics of both Jean-Jacques Burnel and Hugh Cornwell. Over time, their output gradually grew more refined and sophisticated. Summing up their contribution to popular music, critic Dave Thompson would later write: "From bad-mannered yobs to purveyors of supreme pop delicacies, the group was responsible for music that may have been ugly and might have been crude – but it was never, ever boring."


Discography

  • Rattus Norvegicus (1977)
  • No More Heroes (1977)
  • Black and White (1978)
  • The Raven (1979)
  • The Gospel According to The Meninblack (1981)
  • La Folie (1981)
  • Feline (1983)
  • Aural Sculpture (1984)
  • Dreamtime (1986)
  • 10 (1990)
  • Stranglers In the Night (1992)
  • About Time (1995)
  • Written in Red (1997)
  • Coup de Grace (1998)
  • Norfolk Coast (2004)
  • Suite XVI (2006)
The Stranglers - Rattus Norvegicus (1977)

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Rattus Norvegicus is the first studio album by The Stranglers, released on 17 April 1977. The band's name was printed as "The Stranglers IV" on the sleeve. The album was originally to be entitled "Dead on Arrival" but was changed at the last minute. It was one of the highest-selling albums of the punk era in Britain. The album's title is the taxonomic name for the common brown rat. It was produced in one week by Martin Rushent, and was basically a snapshot of the band's live set at the time. Some websites incorrectly list the title of the album as IV and the artist as Rattus Norvegicus.

Playlist files :

01.Sometimes (4:56)
02.Goodbye Toulouse (3:12)
03.London Lady (2:25)
04.Princess Of The Streets (4:34)
05.Hanging Around (4:25)
06.Peaches (4:03)
07.(Get A) Grip (On Yourself) (3:55)
08.Ugly (4:03)
09.Down In The Sewer (7:30)


The Stranglers - No More Heroes (1977)

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No More Heroes is the second album by The Stranglers, produced by Martin Rushent, and released in 1977. It featured a photo of a wreath placed on a coffin with the tails of several rats (the Stranglers' 'trademark'). The album became one of the band's highest charting releases, peaking at no.2 on the UK album chart, and stayed in the chart for 19 weeks.

Playlist files :

01.I Feel Like a Wog (3:18)
02.Bitching (4:26)
03.Dead Ringer (2:46)
04.Dagenham Dave (3:19)
05.Bring on the Nubiles (2:16)
06.Something Better Change (3:37)
07.No More Heroes (3:29)
08.Peasant in the Big Shitty (3:27)
09.Burning Up Time (2:25)
10.English Towns (2:12)
11.School Mam (7:10)



The Stranglers - Black and White

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Black and White is The Stranglers third studio album and was recorded within 18 months of their debut Rattus Norvegicus. Produced by Martin Rushent and engineered by Alan Winstanley, the album is divided into the Black side and White side, each nominally characterised by the style and mood of the songs which they contain. This release sees The Stranglers adopting a more experimental approach to song structures and time signatures (for example, "Curfew" features 7/4 time).

Playlist files :

White side

01.Tank (2:54)
02.Nice 'N' Sleazy (3:11)
03.Outside Tokyo (2:06)
04.Sweden (All Quiet on the Eastern Front) (2:47)
05.Hey! (Rise of the Robots) (2:13)
06.Toiler on the Sea (5:23)

Black side

01.Curfew (3:10)
02.Threatened (3:30)
03.Do You Wanna"§/"Death and Night and Blood (Yukio) (5:25)
04.In the Shadows (4:15)
05.Enough Time (4:16)



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The Stranglers - The Raven (1979)

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The Raven is an album by The Stranglers, released in 1979. The album was originally released with a limited edition 3-D cover. Another limited edition was inadvertently created when the band was forced to remove an image of Joh Bjelke-Petersen from the inner sleeve artwork. Petersen was the subject of the album's sixth track, "Nuclear Device".

Playlist files :


01.Longships (1:10)
02.The Raven (5:13)
03.Dead Loss Angeles (2:24)
04.Ice (3:26)
05.Baroque Bordello (3:50)
06.Nuclear Device (3:32)
07.Shah Shah A Go Go (4:50)
08.Don't Bring Harry (4:09)
09.Duchess (2:30)
10.Meninblack (4:48)
11.Genetix (5:16)
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