S.A.W Events, First Fleet Concerts & Phenomenon Concerts Present
In This Moment, Mindset Evolution, The Blushing Gun
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL, 61701
Doors 7:00PM / Show 8:00PM
This event is all ages
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.
In This Moment
One group that has definitely paid their fair share of dues is the Southern California based quintet IN THIS MOMENT who, through hard work, resiliency and an undying worldwide touring schedule have propelled themselves to the top of the heap of the metal pantheon. They have now returned with their most dynamic and focused offering, which quickly proves that this unit has greatly matured well beyond their years.
IN THIS MOMENT spent the early part of 2010 at The Wolve's Den studio once again with acclaimed producer Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch) recording A Star-Crossed Wasteland, an album hailed by Alternative Press as "One of The Most Anticipated Releases of 2010."
The group are extremely excited to be performing on this summer's much anticipated Rockstar Mayhem Tour playing on the Mayhem Festival Stage alongside Korn, Rob Zombie and Atreyu. This tour will mark the start of the group's official, massive worldwide touring cycle.
Chris Howorth (guitars) further states: "The writing process for A Star-Crossed Wasteland was different than on our previous records. This time we had more of a plan and we knew we wanted to write darker heavier songs while still keeping our melodic side. We started working on new music last August right after Warped Tour ended and wrote continuously for five months to get as many song ideas on tape as possible. We ended up with about 15 demo songs. Once we got into the studio with Kevin we dissected everything again to make sure everyone was happy with the arrangements and then started tracking.
"For us, using Kevin Churko was a no brainer, we had such a great experience making The Dream that we didn't even consider using anyone else. I've said it before and I will say it again, Kevin is the man. He is like the Gandolf the Grey or Yoda of producing. He has so much knowledge and is so creative musically we feel like magic happens when we work together.
"I am extremely happy with the end result. We made a record that shows who we are and what we are really about. We feel like it's our defining statement. We really put a lot of effort into making sure the guitars were massive and the drums were slamming while still retaining the depth and melodic layers in the songs. Vocally and lyrically Maria was very emotional and coming from a darker place than on previous albums, and she really poured her heart out and as usual you can tell that it's 100% genuine."
One always hears the same old adage growing up: "believe in your dreams, because dreams really do come true." Well, this statement perfectly defines the life of IN THIS MOMENT's frontwoman, Maria Brink, who always believed that she would become a rock star, and overcome all of the obstacles that stood in her way while having to escape an overall non-positive environment.
Brink, an Albany, NY native, refused to let any of this deter her from achieving her lifelong goal and soon embarked for Los Angeles to begin her musical career. After a number of odd jobs and failed creative partnerships her life soon took a sudden turn upon meeting guitarist Chris Howorth in 2005, as the two immediately realized that they had something special together. This union would soon be rounded out by Jeff Fabb (drums), Blake Bunzel (guitars) and Jesse Landry (bass) to form IN THIS MOMENT, who just three years later performed to a sold-out crowd at the renowned Madison Square Garden opening for Ozzy Osbourne, ultimately proving dreams do come true.
Their invigorating mixture of metal and hard rock quickly caught the attention of metal and hard rock fans alike. The diversity and depth was refreshing and simply undeniable. In 2010, they continue to carve out their own unique and exhilarating chapter in the hard rock genre, laying the foundation for an extremely bright future. Original bassist Jesse Landry left the band after Warped Tour in 2009 to pursue non music related endeavors but Kyle Konkiel quickly joined the fold and instantly became a perfect fit. This group is collectively defined by their undying belief in themselves and this confidence and strength is conveyed perfectly through their new material.
For IN THIS MOMENT, the dream was always to become a worldwide phenomenon and that is something that will never fade, especially with this new effort. If you haven't heard of IN THIS MOMENT, it won't be long until you do because this band is at the brink of greatness.
Mindset Evolution is a hard hitting five piece active rock band from Peoria, IL Featuring Rob Ulrich (Vocals),Joey Gibbs (Drums), Skyler Baer (Guitar), Bradley Prentice (Guitar), and Josh Bodeen (Bass). Mindset Evolution formed in 2005 and has grown over time into the powerhouse that it is today. Having been featured at Vans Warped Tour and working relentlessly in their home region of the Midwest, they have developed a strong fan base that has put them on top of over 5,300 bands nationwide as the victors in the Best Buy Music Gear Battle of the Bands. They have been compared to and shared the stage with bands like Seether, Hinder, Puddle of Mudd, Breaking Benjamin, Trapt and Saving Abel. With an EP recorded with producer Jay Baumgardner at NRG Studios in N. Hollywood and a spot on the Rockstar Uproar tour on the way, this band is poised to take the nation by storm with its ultra high energy performance and sweeping melodic hooks. Look for big things in the near future for Mindset Evolution. 2012. We All Rise.
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