I only just got a chance to listen to Bullfight by A Day To Remember, which is the newest song from ADTR and I was frankly a little bit thrown off by it. Not in a bad way, really.
If you haven't listened to it, I recommend you do before you read on. Listen to it below before reading on.
Now that you hopefully listened to the song, I can continue on with my thoughts. I definitely like the track, but in a way, it almost doesn't sound like them. It sounds like them, but doesn't all at once. Does that make any sense? It doesn't sound like it does.
It sort of sounds like they mixed their newer sound, and the old school sound. Its catchy, but just a little different for them. I must say too, I love the lyrics. "Everybody sees your head's hung low. They don't ask, they don't wanna know. I'll be the one, I'll be your spark. I'll be your light led through the darkness."
We all know by now that I'm all for songs that express the power of music, and flat out offer to help. So of course I like this song, just the sound threw me off at first.
After listening to it two or three times, I really grew to like the sound. It makes me curious to see what Bad Reputation holds for us. I admit, they're so far two of three for me. I like all three of the songs we've heard so far, but out of the three, I will say the title track is my least favorite. I'm not entirely sure why that is, but I don't completely love it. "Paranoia", and "Bullfight" on the other hand, yeah!
I loved "Paranoia" instantly, and like I just said, this was weird at first, but grew on me very quickly.
So I'm curious, what do you guys think of the song? Or any of the songs we've heard so far from the new ADTR album? The album has now been pushed back to September 2, though it was originally supposed to be out in the middle of August. Its a shame, but hey, better late than never!
At this point, I'm fairly certain almost everyone has heard of Twenty One Pilots. This incredibly unique, and very successful duo originally formed in 2009 in Columbus, OH. I was fairly surprised to discover that they didn't originally start off as a duo of best friends, they actually were once slightly different.
While the band now only consists of Tyler Joesph, who does the lead vocals and keyboard, and Josh Dun, who is the drummer. Originally the band consisted of Tyler Joesph, Nick Thomas and Chris Salih. Chris was the original drummer, and Nick who played bass. Josh didn't come into the picture until 2011, but rest assured, we're getting to that.
These three met in college, and actually came up with the band name while studying a play. The play is called All My Sons, and is written by Arthur Miller. The play takes place in World War II and is about a man who is faced with deciding what is best for his family after he knowingly sold faulty parts to twenty-one pilots who ultimately got killed.
Apparently they liked the way that sounded, and thus Twenty One Pilots was born! By the end of 2009, they released their debut album, which was self titled and began touring around Ohio.
Then in 2010, they released two tracks to their Soundcloud account, one original and one cover. Those two tracks were, "Time To Say Goodbye" and a cover of Christina Perri's "Jar Of Hearts. "Both songs were originally there for free downloads, but you can no longer do that now.
Then in 2011, both Nick and Chris decided to leave the band because they were simply too busy to keep up with it. They posted about this on the band's Facebook page, and there's not a ton more to be said about that. However, enter in Josh Dun, who actually used to tour with House of Heroes -an alternative rock band that formed in 1998, as their drummer.
Now this is where Twenty One Pilots as the world knows and loves them to be really came to be. On July 8, 2011, they released their second self release. This time it was just Tyler and Josh, and they actually threw a CD release party at New Albany High School. From there, they went on to sell out a show at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH, and at that show were representatives for many different record labels. They ended up actually signing with Fueled by Ramen then in 2012, and released two other previously unreleased songs. These songs included the original version of "House Of Gold", and a song called "Two."
They followed it up in February 2012, by releasing a music video for "Goner" on their YouTube channel. They later re-wrote it and re-recorded it for the release of Blurryface, three years later. In July of that year, they released their first EP to be released through Fueled With Ramen. This one was just simply called Three Songs, and was quickly followed by a tour with Neon Trees and Walk To Moon.
After the tour concluded, they set out to record their first full length album, Vessel. Vessel finally came out on January 8, 2013, and did fairly well on the charts. It hit number 3 on the US Billboard Catalog Albums and Vinyl Records, and broke the top ten on three other US charts, South Korea's International charts, and charted in eight other countries. So it didn't do bad, by any means. For a 'debut album', it actually did very well.
This album actually holds two of the biggest songs Twenty One Pilot has. Those two songs are, "House Of Gold" and "Car Radio." I actually heard "House Of Gold" completely not realizing it was them, so there's a chance you did the same thing! Then "Car Radio" is quoted all over the internet, so there's a chance you were exposed to that even. If you've seen the quote, "Someone stole my car radio and now I sit in silence." You've been exposed to "Car Radio."
The popularity of the album helped land them an opening spot on Fall Out Boy's Save Rock And Roll arena tour later in the fall, which was a massive deal because it was one of FOB's comeback tours.
This set them up for a lot of great things that were going to happen over the next few months. In August, they got to go on the late night TV show, Conan, and perform, "House Of Gold." The music video followed in October.
Then on Christmas Eee, Tyler got to perform in New Albany, OH, at Five14 Church's Christmas With the Stars. He performed, "O come, O come, Emmanuel." The video of Tyler singing this Christian Hymn wasn't uploaded in Valentine's Day 2014.
But also in December, they released music videos for "Truce" and "Migraine." Sadly "Migraine" was only limited to the UK area, and for some reason both videos got deleted shortly after.
Early 2014 was rather quiet until they went to the MTVU Woodie Awards to perform during SXSW. During the course of 2014, TOP did a lot of great things, and performed at many festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonaroo, Boston Calling and Firefly. They also decided to take some requests from fans and used them on a world tour, which they called Quiet Is The Violent World tour. That began in September 2014.
Here is where we start getting into present day, and all they have going on now. In March of 2015, they announced that they would be releasing their fourth studio album, Blurryface on May 1. That same day, they released the first single, "Fairly Local."
The second single and third singles came out then in April. There was "Tear In My Heart", which came out with a music video on April 5, 2015. The third, and possibly most popular TOP song so far, "Stressed Out " came out with its music video on April 28. "Stressed Out" alone did so good that it hit number one on the top Hot Rock Songs and Alternative Songs charts, as well as number two on the Billboard Hot 100.
The album was set to come out on May 19, 2015, but then they surprised fans and actually released it on the 17th instead. It ended up becoming the band's first number one hit, and sold over 130,000 copies in its first week alone. It broke the top ten in six countries, including the US, and the top 50 in thirteen other countries. Its also already gone Platinum here in the US, and Gold in Canada, Denmark and the UK.
It also went on to win the Top Rock Album and Top Rock Artist awards at the Billboard Music Awards.
After the release of the album, they went out on the Blurryface World tour, which began in Glasgow, Scotland. This tour was supported by Echosmith and Finish Ticket, and took them all over the US, as well as into Australia, South East Asia, Japan and various places in Europe.
They didn't slow down from there either, because from there, they set out on the Emotional Roadshow World tour, which began in Cincinnati, OH. They're currently on this tour, and are going all over the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia.
The funny thing is, at one of the Canadian dates, they had fans rocking out so hard that they actually caused a mini earthquake. The venue they were performing at was above a gym, and actually caused some of the ceiling to fall apart. The vibrations from the show and the 9,000 fans at the venue were too much for the foundation. It was repaired fairly quickly, and the gym reopened, but that's pretty crazy.
The most recent thing I can say TOP has done, besides tour the world, is release a song and music video for a new song, "Heathens." "Heathens" is part of the Suicide Squad soundtrack and was released on June 16. The video followed just a few days later, and the soundtrack is available now.
So now you're all caught up with Twenty One Pilots and their history. If you want to stay completely up to date, please head on over to their official website. Over there you can see a full list of tour dates, and all sorts of updates can be found on their social media.
Revocation is a heavy metal band that is based out of Boston, MA. This four piece trio originally formed in 2006 by Dave Davidson, Anthony Buda, and Phil Dubois-Coyne. They set out and played all around New England, and released a three song demo called, "Summon The Spawn." From then on, they worked on performing, and writing to release a debut album.
They finally made their debut in 2008 with Empire of the Obscene. The album instantly grew a lot of attention, because their sound is thought to offer a new look at 'thrash metal', or heavy metal, as I preferred to call them. Its on the technical side, but its also very fun and energetic, which is more than likely what drew attention to them.
The release of this album caused them to be signed to Relapse Records, and then ultimately Damage Records in 2009. There they recorded, "Existence is Futile."
The release of that one is what really set them on the map. They suddenly began getting praise from magazines and companies alike. Dave Davidson became the endorser for Jackson Guitars, and they got to set out on tour all over the world. It opened up chances to perform all over the US and Canada, as well as Europe, Japan and more. They have actually gotten to play 13 countries, and are still going strong today.
They also added Dan Gargiuolo in 2010 as a second tour guitarist, who joined them for all of these adventures.
In the fall of 2010, they they recorded another new album. This one was called Chaos of Forms and was still through Damage Records. It helped just bring them up another notch, and brought them even more touring opportunities. They even got to appear on the Relapse Record label show case in February 2012. 2012 brought them a new bassist, Brett Bamberger, and a new EP called Teratogenesis.
Fast forward to February 2013, and you will see Revocation recording their fourth studio album, which ended up being self titled and released in August of that year. They also got to take part in the Summer Slaughter tour, along side bands like The Diligent Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, and more.
Which brings us to today, which actually happens to be the release of their fifth studio album, Great Is Our Sin. It is out today and because of that, we can't tell you how well its going to be received exactly. However, we did do a review of it a couple days ago, and feel very confident that everyone's going to love it.
Be sure to go get it on iTunes or in stores now, and use it to get excited because they are going to be going on tour very soon! Starting on July 26 they will be doing a tour here in the US. That tour will go through August 21, and then in October they head over to Europe to perform in Germany, The Netherlands, the UK, and more through November 11!
Head on over to their official website to see the full list of tour dates, and please go like their Facebook page to stay up to date.
Knuckle Puck is, all things considered, a fairly new pop punk band. They started in 2010, and are based out of Chicago, Illinois. They actually originally began as a cover band, and got their name from a Stick To Your Guns t-shirt that said "Knuckle Puck Crew." The term 'knuckle puck' was also popularized from the 1994 movie, D2: The Mighty Ducks.
It wasn't until April 2011 that they began writing their own music, and soon after they played their first show ever. Then on Halloween 2011, they released a self titled EP, which did not reach any charts. They actually didn't reach charts until the release of their fifth EP, While I stay Secluded in October 2014.
In between October 2011 and October 2014, they released an Acoustics EP, their Don't Come Home EP, The Weight That You Buried EP, and a split EP with Neck Deep. They also got to tour with Seaway in 2013, do a tour along side Neck Deep and Light Years, and support Man Overboard on their Heart Attack tour.
Now we're somewhat caught up. In June 2014, the band released a music video for, "No Good." The song is actually on their 2013 EP, The Weight That You Buried, but right around the same time the video was released they announced that they were recording. Then in early July, they completed their next release, before going out on tour with Senses Fail to celebrate their 10 Year Anniversary of Let It Enfold You.
Then in September, they released a 7'' flexi that had songs, "Oak Street" and "Home Alone." "Home Alone " was originally going to be released on their next EP, but they decided to do it then.
They wasted no time, because then in October, the single for the new release came out. The song was called, "Bedford Falls", and they posted it online so fans could stream it. That was on October 16, and then While I Stay Secluded was released on October 28, 2014. It actually reached number 5 on the US Heat Seekers charts. This was the band's first chart rating, so that's extremely exciting!
After the release, guitarist Kevin Maida said they felt confident that this was their best work to date, and they soon released a video for "Oak Street." Then in November in December, they toured with Modern Baseball.
They also got to be included on the Fearless Record's classic that everyone looks forward to, Pop Goes Punk. The 2014 edition was the sixth one and Knuckle Puck was doing a cover of The 1975's song, "Chocolate."
They closed out 2014 by signing with Rise Records and announcing that they were planning on releasing their first full length album in 2015.
2015 started off very strong for them, and stayed very strong. They were out on tour with Neck Deep, and announced that the recording had begun for the new album in February 2015. By the beginning of April, they had completed the recording, and they joined The Maine on their American Candy Spring tour. That lasted through May, and they finally were able to announce that the album would be called Copacetic on June 11, and included the artwork and track listing.
Just a week later, they released a music video for the first time, "Disdain", and then on June 30, they released, "True Contrite" for streaming. They also got to play on the 2015 Vans Warped tour. While they were on Warped tour actually, they not only released another song, "Pretense" for streaming, but the album itself actually came out.
Copacetic came out on July 31, and it sold over 8,000 copies in the first week alone. It came in at 61 on the billboard 200, and broke the top ten in several other US Billboard charts. Those charts were the Alternative Albums, Hard Rock Albums, Independent Albums, Top Internet Albums and Top Rock Albums. It also broke the top 50 in the UK Independent Albums and Rock & Metal albums.
So clearly, the album did extremely well, and to celebrate this, Knuckle Puck joined State Champs on their European tour in September and October. From there, they went back to the US to tour with Seaway, Head North, and Sorority Noise. They then got to relax for the rest of the year, before going back on tour with Neck Deep and State Champs in February and March of this year. They were supporting the two bands as they co-headlined the tour.
Which brings us to today. Knuckle Puck is back on Warped tour this year, and will be until the conclusion of the tour, which is on August 13. As it currently stands that's all they have announced until December when they head on over to Europe to perform in many different locations. Those locations include France, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, and the UK. Chances are more tour dates will come up, but for now, that's what's going on.
For more information on Warped tour, please head on over to the official Vans Warped tour website, and head on over to Knuckle Puck's website to see a full list of the European tour dates. While you're there, you can also check out all of their merch, because they have a lot of very fun, summery items right now.
After I made the list of 100 Songs From Artists You May Not Know, I was still kind of in the mood to make a list of songs. I don't know why honestly, but for some reason it was a lot of fun to go through my music and make a list to share. So now, I want to do another one, but this one isn't going to be like the last one. (Click here to read it if you haven't, and would like to.)
This one is just a list of my favorite songs. When I've been asked that before, I've always said, "Well, Scars by Papa Roach is my absolute favorite, but then there's..." And then I start rattling off a ton of songs by various different bands. So, I kind of thought it would be fun to make a list of favorites. You will see many songs by several different artists, some you may also love, and some I have a feeling will make some go, "UGH WHY?" I can answer that, but please read it in the sassiest tone of voice ever, and picture Gerard Way in full queen sass mode when you read it.
Because I like it that's why!
No shame in my music game -and let me just say, its a fun game. Love what you love, and please let me know what your favorite songs are! In case you hadn't guessed by now, I like talking about music. And if you haven't guessed that, then I'm guessing you must be new here. In which case, hi! Hello! I'm Ariel, this is my baby, Immortal Music, and you're about to read a long list of songs. They're not in any order by the way, its just however it happened to come out. Given yeah, I'm attached to some songs more than others, but all the ones named are songs I really love. All for various reasons, some are more nostalgic favorites, some are more recent. Some have a lot of meaning, some re just plain fun. And now, without further ado, I'm going to get into this list.
1. Scars -Papa Roach
2. Throne- Bring Me The Horizon
3. Stay Awake -All Time Low
4. All I Want -A Day To Remember
5. Life Starts Now -Three Days Grace
6. Hell Above -Pierce The Veil
7. Face Everything And Rise -Papa Roach
8. Unity -Shinedown
9. True Friends -Bring Me The Horizon
10. Legacy -Memphis May Fire
11. Gorgeous Nightmare -Escape The Fate
12. Waking The Demon -Bullet For My Valentine
13. Do Or Die -Papa Roach
14. That's Just The Way We Roll -Jonas Brothers
15. Save Me -Shinedown
16. Backseat Serenade -All Time Low
17. Blank Space - iPrevail
18. Weightless -All Time Low
19. Something's Gotta Give -All Time Low
20. Dangerous -Shinedown
21. Broken As Me -Papa Roach
22. Skeletons -Papa Roach
23. Breathe Again- Art Of Dying
24. Best I Can-Art Of Dying
25. Tears Don't Fall -Bullet For My Valentine
26. Famous Last Words -My Chemical Romance
27. Dead -My Chemical Romance
28. Never Too Late -Three Days Grace
29. One-X- Three Days Grace
30. All Signs Point To Lauderdale -A Day To Remember
31. Sometimes You're The Hammer, Sometimes You're The Nail -ADTR
32. Sugar, We're Going Down -Fall Out Boy
33. I'm Here To Take The Sky- D.R.U.G.S
34. Shameless -All Time Low
35. Alive- Adelita's Way
36. Somewhere In Neverland -All Time Low
37. Get Thru This -Art Of Dying
38. Cheap Shots, And Set Backs -As It Is
39. Here's To Never Growing Up -Avril Lavgine
40. Good Girls Bad Guys -Falling In Reverse
41. Until The End -Adam Gontier
42. Until The End -Breaking Benjamin
43. Antivist -Bring Me The Horizon
44. Blasphemy -Bring Me The Horizon
45. When You Look Me In The Eyes -Jonas Brothers
46. I'm Made Of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Out of -A Day To Remember
47. 2nd Sucks -A Day To Remember
48. Poppin' Champagne -All Time Low
49. God Bless You -Black Veil Brides
50. Never Give In -Black Veil Brides
51. Just Like You -Three Days Grace
52. Live Fast, Die Beautiful -Escape The Fate
53. You're Insane- Escape The Fate
54. Freak Like Me -Halestorm
55. Some Day- Shinedown
56. Inseperable -Jonas Brothers
57. A Shot Across The Bow -Mayday Parade
58. Sing- My Chemical Romance
59. Thank You For The Venom -My Chemical Romance
60. Animal I Have Become -Three Days Grace
61. Darker Side Of Me- The Veer Union
62. One Step Closer -Linkin Park
63. If You Wanted A Song Written About You, All You Had To Do Was Ask -Mayday Parade
64. Daydream Away -All Time Low
65. Bite My Tongue -You Me At Six
66. I Never Told You What I Did For A Living -My Chemical Romance
67. Break -Three Days Grace
68. Breaking Inside -Shinedown
69. I Dare You-Shinedown
70. Love Me Til It Hurts-Papa Roach
71. Still Swingin' -Papa Roach
72. No Matter What -Papa Roach
73. Drella -Pierce The Veil
I definitely have a ton more songs that I absolutely love, but I'm going to stop there because when I finished writing this, it was after midnight, and honestly I could go on naming songs forever. But goodness this was so much fun! It honestly reminds me of before I started Immortal Music, or just after. I did stuff like this a lot, I would just write light hearted, fun stuff like this just because talking about music is fun!
So on that note, please let me know what your favorite songs are. I hope you guys had as much fun reading this list as I did writing it and have a ton of fun making your own lists!
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