Chameleon Club Presents...
Art of Dying, Carving Out Fiction
223 North Water Street
Lancaster, PA, 17603
This event is 18 and over
Papa Roach wage war every time they pick up their instruments.
It's a war for musical integrity. It's a war for their fans. It's a war for rock 'n' roll. The California quartet's latest release, Time for Annihilation…On The Record and On The Road captures that war on stage and in the studio, showcasing nine live renditions of Papa Roach classics and five newly recorded tracks. From blistering live versions of "Last Resort" and "Scars" to the syncopated stomp of new single "Kick in the Teeth" and "Burn," this is the ultimate Papa Roach experience, placing listeners right up against the barricade ready to be blown away. Due out August 31 via Eleven Seven Music, Time for Annihilation…On The Record and On The Road signals the next chapter in the Papa Roach saga.
Time for Annihilation…On The Record and On The Road gives listeners two sides of the Papa Roach experience—the uncontainable live explosion and the unforgettable studio charm. About this unique collection, frontman Jacoby Shaddix comments, "This is a look back at our career through the live songs, and it's also a statement that we're here to stay. For us, Time for Annihilation…On The Record and On The Road is the perfect connection between the road and the studio. In addition to capturing our show, we crafted new material that takes fans on a ride."
That ride begins with the arena-ready "Kick in the Teeth." The first single pummels and pulverizes with a razor sharp riff and an invigorating hook that's impossible not to sing along to. Working with producer David Bendeth (Breaking Benjamin, Paramore) in his New Jersey studio, the band channeled their live fire into the new tunes.
Tobin Esperance (bass) elaborates, "The new songs preserve the intensity we've always had, but at the same time they sound like anthemic rock 'n' roll. We don't ever lose that energy or the groove. These tracks will sound good in your car stereo or in an arena. That's what Papa Roach does. We want to rock you everywhere." The band's resident basher Tony Palermo adds, "We get off on playing live. Anybody that's seen us knows we don't just stand around. Jacoby's commanding the crowd every night, and it's madness in the best way possible."
The live show remains a crucial element of the Papa Roach legacy. Time for Annihilation…On The Record and On The Road's nine live songs were recorded on the band's highly successful co-headline run of arenas with Shinedown in December 2009. These versions of "Between Angels and Insects" and "Hollywood Whore" find Papa Roach at their most raw, riveting and real. The band has shared bills with the likes of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Guns N Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Eminem and Shinedown and played the main stages of OZZfest and Crüe Fest, and their live show has made even the most jaded rock fans believers.
Releasing a combination album of live and new tracks is a novel concept for any band—even one such as Papa Roach that's never stopped pushing the envelope. Papa Roach solidified their identity as a hard rock contender in 2000 with their breakout debut, Infest. Since then, they've sold over 10 million albums worldwide and destroyed crowds everywhere. Time for Annihilation…On The Record and On The Road spans their catalog—2002's Lovehatetragedy, Getting Away with Murder in 2004, The Paramour Sessions in 2006 and Metamorphosis in 2009—and it includes live recordings of their 7 Top Ten rock singles "Last Resort," "Forever," "Getting Away With Murder," "Scars" and "…To Be Loved."
The new material truly stands out though. Whether it's the industrial-tinged metallic assault and battery of "Burn" or the contemplative, catchy ballad, "No Matter What," Papa Roach continue to evolve seamlessly. Esperance explains, "We don't have a linear sound; there are so many different personalities in the band, and they come through in the music. Our songs will either make you want to fight, fuck or dance."
Continuing to smash boundaries, fans even came up with the album's name at the band's request. "On Twitter, I told fans that I wanted something different for the title," says Shaddix. "I asked, 'What captures Papa Roach?' People were coming back with a lot of lyrics from our songs. This one kid posted Time for Annihilation…On The Record and On The Road —which is a lyric from 'Crash'—and that rang a bell. Before we go on stage, the last thing we scream in our huddle is Time for Annihilation. That's exactly what we do every night."
The band is now annihilating independently thanks to their partnership with Eleven Seven Music. "We've got total control," exclaims Esperance. "We're working together with a team who shares the same ideals that we do as a band, and we don't have to ask for permission for anything. This is our first record cycle as an independent band, and we couldn't be more thrilled."
In addition, there's a very special hidden track on Time for Annihilation…On The Record and On The Road with a message personally recorded by Shaddix, encouraging fans to do their part to fight hunger and homelessness. On the track, Shaddix encourages fans to take out their phones and text a number for WhyHunger in order to donate $5 to the organization. WhyHunger has been fighting hunger and poverty around the world since 1975, and the album's hidden track is a shout-out reinforcing this crucial cause. Last year, the band auctioned off a VIP experience at every show that supported WhyHunger, but the message at the end of the album says it all.
Papa Roach still aren't completely alone. There's a legion of fans that's an undeniable part of their story. Shaddix goes on, "I hope this album inspires people that have never seen us live to come be a part of the raw energy that is Papa Roach. Papa Roach isn't just four guys on stage; Papa Roach is four guys on stage and a fucking arena full of people. That's what it's about for us. Everybody is part of this gang we have. You don't have to be in the band to be in the fucking gang." This gang is about to take over rock 'n' roll when the clock strikes Time for Annihilation…On The Record and On The Road.
Art of Dying
Jonny Hetherington - vocals
Greg Bradley – guitar
Tavis Stanley – guitar/vocals
Cale Gontier – bass/vocals
Jeff Brown – drums
Growing up in the Canadian Prairies in the ’90s, Jonny Hetherington was inspired and elated by the energy and realism of alternative rock bands that mixed equal doses of aggression and melody. However, he didn’t really relate to the dark, negative energy and sometimes pessimistic lyrics of many of his favorite groups. So when he and guitarist Greg Bradley formed their own band, Art of Dying, in 2004, they made a conscious effort to be as sonically dynamic as their influences, but approach their songs with a greater sense of optimism.
“Most of our songs speak of hope and perseverance,” says Hetherington. “There’s an element of honesty and strength in our music that really comes through.”
On the surface, the name “Art of Dying” might seem to contradict that ethos, but Hetherington says the phrase describes the band’s life philosophy. “From the moment you’re born, you’re on an eventual path to death,” he explains. “We all embrace life and enjoy it and make the most of every minute. Our art of dying is living and doing it with as much enthusiasm as possible. That’s sort of our code.”
Carving Out Fiction
Carving Out Ficiton "2012 Band of the Year and Album of the Year award winner for the 717 Music Awards"
An all original rock band hailing from York, Pennsylvania. Carving Out Fiction has been brewing for several years. Initially an outlet for drummer/multi-instrumentalist Joe Coria to release solo albums, the band became a four piece in May 2010. The band has since been building up steam in the
York, Harrisburg, and Lancaster music scene. The band became an instant crowd favorite. At their second show, they sold over 150 tickets, prompting the venue to produce a will call list. This show was the CD release party for their second CD, The Art In Havok. After only 8 shows, the band was asked to open for national band Jimmie's Chicken Shack at the Chameleon Club. They continued to be selected to support national acts such as Papa Roach, Art of Dying, Hawthorne Heights, Bowling For Soup, Adema, Taproot, Edisun and The Misfits. Carving Out Fiction also had offers with Fuel, Crossfade, Saliva, Everclear, Pop Evil, Burn Halo, Kyng, Psychostick and Motograter. Their single "Conversation's End" has received radio play on 1057 The X and was also selected to be put on the Millennium Music Conference 15 Compilation CD. It has also received air play on numerous college radio stations and internet radio. The band's new single "Oceans" which is on their new EP Pariah! Go Pariah! has also received radio air play on 1057 The X and internet radio. Carving Out Fiction was voted best new band and won album of the year for 2011 at the 717 Music Awards on 03/26/11. The band won Artist and Album of the Year at the 2012 717 Music Awards on 03/24/12. The band was also featured on 105.7 The X as the "Home Grown" band of the week on 04/15/11. The band also was featured in the York Dispatch Newspaper "Flipside". The band was recently featured on 101.5 Bob Rocks (Greencastle, PA) for a full interview on two different occasions (April and May of 2012). They then were invited back for another interview and to perform acoustically on August 12th, 2012 for the 101.5 Bob Rocks Homegrown Stash. The band now performs as a 5 piece picking up former members of A True Calling and Lotus Blue.
After being compared to GlassJaw, Thrice, Thursday, Green Day, Incubus, Placebo, and Alkaline Trio, the band confirms that they like them, so that’s not too bad.
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