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Vaughn & The Mac 2001 Christian Metal Band Or Star Trek Episode

September 1, 2009

Vaughn & The Mac Show 2001 :Christian Metal Band or Star Trek episode”?
KYYI 104 The Bear
Wichita Falls, Texas
Keith Vaughn & Tim McMillin

Movie Food Metal Band

August 30, 2009

Aqua teen hunger force start of the movie funny as hell metal up your ASS

How Can Is Start A Good Death Metal Band?

August 28, 2009

i want to start a band with my friends like dying fetus or oceano
any tips

Running an Underground Death Metal Music Record Label

August 26, 2009

My first injection of Extreme Metal Music was back in 1985, i was 13 and a Metallica – “Ride The Lighning” cassette crossed my paths (Yes back then that was considered Extreme). I remember being at home alone with my crappy old “Ghetto Blaster” (that ‘ate tapes’) and fascinated at the cool “Electric Chair” cover art, it was at that moment within the first 30 seconds of “Fight Fire with fire” that my life would no doubt be set down a new path and Extreme Death Metal Music would be my fate. I remember being blown-away and scared shitless at the same time. The shear aggression and speed of the music was unlike anything i had ever heard (remember this was 1984 and i was 13 and Def Leppard was about the heaviest i had ever heard) and it was that very song that forever changed my life (thanx James) and led me to investigate this style of music even more. Bands like Slayer, Venom, Possessed and Death became the metal music that “Got me thru the day”

Well, the year is now 2008 and even though Metallica’s “Ride The Lighning” is still one of my top 20 favorite albums of all time, Extreme Metal Music is like drugs, one is too many and a thousand is not enough.
The need for faster, heavier, more brutal and intense music dosages becomes the addiction. In today’s world of Extreme Metal Music – Metallica would probably be considered choir boys.

Durban Metal Scence

August 25, 2009

Durban the place of sun and surf , but deep down under lies the dark underground metal scene. Bands enter the night to perform for people like you and I. Metal bands listed as the best in durban such as Contrast the Water and the Dark

I Want To Start A Metal Band In High School?

August 23, 2009

I know some guitarist that might be interested in metal and play some of the songs I’ve made up. But how can I find a drummer, bassist, and vocalist for a summer band??

Local Metal Band Chaindriven Wins the Los Angeles’ 95.5 Klos Mark and Brian Show’s “webstock: Battle of the Fans Contest”

August 21, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 20, 2008) – CHAINDRIVEN won the 95.5 KLOS’ Mark and Brian show’s “Webstock: Battle of the Fans contest,” the band announced today. As the winner, the band gets the opportunity to open the show at The Rowdy Frynds Tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr. on July 18, 2008 at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA.

Mando Medina-Vocals
Scott Herron-Bass
Bob Slattery-Drums
Dave Dzaich- Guitar
Christian Neil- Rhythm Guitar

CHAINDRIVEN will open for Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr. on July 18, 2008 at The Arena inside Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA in front of 8,000 fans.

The Arena, Soboba Casino, San Jacinto, CA

Friday, July 18, 2008, 8:00 PM

CHAINDRIVEN’s video Area 51 was selected out of hundreds of videos submitted to the “Webstock: Battle of the Fans video contest.” The top two bands battled it out at the Key Club in Hollywood June 12th while listeners got to view and vote for their favorite band during the live webcast. On June 16th KLOS announced that CHAINDRIVEN was the fans’ favorite.

CHAINDRIVEN was formed in 2002 in Santa Clarita, CA by Vocalist, Mando Medina; Guitarist, Dave Dzaich; Bassist, Scott Herron; and Drummer, Bob Slattery. The band was spawned when Scott and Dave decided to start a metal band. After a few false starts with various drummers, they found Bob. He had just recently returned from Europe, and fate had it that they would all cross paths. After months of auditioning vocalists, Mando joined the line up. He was fresh from his enlistment in the military, and he was offered the job right at the end of their first rehearsal together. At that point, they knew the combination of all four individuals had a certain raw magic. CHAINDRIVEN’s first full length, self-titled CD was released in January 2008, and has just started to create some buzz in the music world. The band’s hard-hitting, crunchy, driving sound has hailed venues such as The Whiskey-a-Go-Go, The Knitting Factory, and The Key Club among other legendary stops along the Sunset Strip and surrounding areas. Most recently, CHAINDRIVEN added a second guitarist, Chris Neil, to the line up. His personal style rounds out CHAINDRIVEN’s unique jaw-clenching sound. CHAINDRIVEN is currently working on their second album, continuing to gig, and enjoying every minute playing for their growing fan base.


CHAINDRIVEN is now available on iTunes

The 10 Worst Metal Bands To Start Out Listening To!! (apparently)

August 21, 2009


-I DO like a few of these bands
- I don’t think any of these bands are “bad”
- i believe a true metal fan respects all types of metal wethe…

How Do You Start A Metal Band At 16?

August 19, 2009

I read a lot of todays metalcore bands were started by 16 year old high schoolers like Bring Me The Horizon, August Burns Red, and many more. I play guitar and am that age, and am really into this style, it’s my dream. I could join a band deffinetly. But only a few people I know actually like this heavy music, even fewer are musicians. What can you suggest?

How To Get Promote Your Unsigned Rock Bands And Metal Bands

August 17, 2009

Welcome to Myspacedotcom – the online directory for artists around the county. All styles provided for – from house to hardcore, and grunge to metal. With our Record Scout publication going to hundreds of music and record shops around the country it is a great place for exposure for your group, productions to get reviewed and noticed.

Whether they’re into punk music, grunge bands, vintage music, or hard rock and roll music, fans want more from their favorites and want to hear the voices of new, unsigned bands. They show their appreciation by wearing rock and roll T-shirts or their favorite band T-shirts, and by displaying rock music posters, rock concert posters and other band posters on their walls.

Myspacedotcom have launched its online charts of unsigned rock bands. Myspacedotcom provides unsigned band reviews and information to many publications throughout the world wide and to online sites throughout the World and came across this cool new site….not seen anything like this before. If you are an unsigned band of any kind you can email them your Myspacedotcom link- looks uncomplicated and you could get a review from some music industry people……

Does anyone know of anything else this promising…..if so I would like to hear from you as I am finding it difficult to get beyond playing a few gigs here and there ….have sent press kits to some magazines and record labels but nothing has come of it yet!

Promotion and internet publicity for musicians to genre specific radio stations, online music magazines, directories, blogs and other media. Submits your music to genre-specific radio stations, online music magazines, online music directories, blogs, podcasts, indie record labels, and other electronic music media.

Myspacedotcom promotes Unsigned Rock Bands providing imaginative ways to get Bands noticed. We pride ourselves on being different to other Music Websites refusing to become a Website that focuses on Member Numbers.

The biggest difference you will find with Rock bands is that you can not Join our website or create a Band Profile. Why become a needle in a haystack fighting with the thousands of other Bands using profile Websites? Who actually goes looking through these profile sites? The truth is, no one! We have come up with new ways of Promoting Band’s that offers quality exposure. We also come with the personal touch, all our services are handed edited and not database driven, you will talk to real people and not auto responses.

Promoting Metal Bands is our speciality, we spend day after day forming relationships, submitting press releases and begging for features. We also happen to be very good at it! Myspacedotcom has always been about Unsigned Bands and all our staff has either been in a Band or worked very close with one at some point. We understand how Bands work and the finances that are available.

We work for you, no fixed contracts, terms, limitations. You control your projects by setting how much time and money you want to invest in them. Whether you?re looking for a few graphics designed or a full Website development, we will be happy to work with you.

Think this through and move things around on the calendar until you’ve got one or two great ideas listed for each month. Doing this will give you a promotional roadmap so you know the best ways to spend your time and energy every month. Your efforts will be more focused this way and more likely to generate results. Our site will be giving this great idea. Our site will be promoting your Metal and Rock bands.

The biggest challenge when planning a PR campaign for you band is getting contacts. You can spend months looking up publication/zine contacts on the web only to have your press packs returned undeliverable. This is especially true with webzines, they are often started with fantastic exuberance by the people behind them, then left to rot after a few weeks.

Promoting unsigned metal bands is our speciality, we spend day after day forming relationships, submitting press releases and begging for features. Myspacedotcom promotes unsigned rock bands providing inventive ways to get Bands noticed.