A Vision Grotesque, Dixie Deathwish, 3 Quarters Dead
400 W. Tremont Ave.
Charlotte, NC, 28203
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
In the early '90s, many years before Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall started combining strangled growls with catchy vocal melodies, and Static-X and Rammstein began blended pounding staccato riffs and jackhammer beats with electronic samples, Los Angeles future-thinkers Fear Factory were reinventing both death metal and industrial rock with an arsenal of sonic styles. After releasing four critically acclaimed albums and two industrial remix EPs, selling over a million albums in the process.
Following a grueling tour with Machine Head in 2002, the creative core of Fear Factory imploded due to personal differences and sheer over-exertion. Guitarist and songwriter Dino Cazares went on to play with Brujeria and Asesino and vocalist Burton C. Bell took a few months off before eventually reforming the band and releasing two more records over the next few years. Without Cazares in the mix, however, Fear Factory was missing a key element of its sound and wound up feeling like a shadow of their former selves.
"It just didn't feel complete," says Bell. "I realized that Dino and I were a real integral part of Fear Factory and we needed each other to make it work, and without the both of us it lost that intensity."
As time passed, the chance of a reunion between Bell and Cazares seemed less and less likely. Then in April 2008, a full six years after they had last spoken, Bell, then touring with Ministry, ran into Cazares at the band's Los Angeles show and reopened the lines of communication. "I just said 'hey, how you doing?' and it started from there," Bell says. Not long thereafter Bell and Cazares were jamming again. With bassist Byron Stroud and drummer Gene Hoglan (Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad), Fear Factory was back and ready for action.
A Vision Grotesque
1995: Steve, Jeremy, and Joseph start jamming together.
2004: After a stretch of years of being apart Jeremy, Joseph and Steve form a band and call it Art of Dying. They record their first demo later that year.
2005: The band plays it's first show in January as a three piece
and continues to play shows consistently. Matt Thomas joins the band to take on bass guitar duties.
The band records its first CD "Homicide Utopia". Later in the year Tina Rock Vegas joins the fold on second guitar, giving the band a full lineup.
2006: The band continues to perform with a vengeance and records another demo as a 5 piece.
Due to pending legal action the band name changes to A Vision Grotesque.
In March of that year the band is featured on SERIES DVD vol. 4.
2007: Tina parts ways with the band, AVG signs with
Room Temperature Records and records their first label release album "King of the Massacre".
The band recruits former Crucible of the Damned guitarist Chuck Endsley to fill Tina's spot. "King of the Massacre" is released in May.
Since 2007 the band has released 2 albums, "Waking up to Hell" and "Metaphysical Hypnosis". Both albums were recorded and produced by Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, Human Abstract)
In early 2011 Daniel Quinn (Beneath the Shadows) was recruited as the full time bassist to fill the spot Matt Thomas left a year earlier.
In the summer of 2011 Chuck decides to leave the band for good and Ron Dalton (Nephilim/Beneath the Shadows) was recruited to permanently fill the guitarist spot.
A Vision Grotesque has been fortunate enough to play with bands from Road Runner, Metalblade, Prosthetic, Solidstate, Life Force and Tribunal Records.
Dixie Deathwish has been around for a long time (2004) its seen its members come and go just like most bands with every member change came a sound change untill late 2009 when one of our biggest fans came to play bass for us (Cobbie Palmer ) cobbie had been following the band for almost a year when the decision came to let the old bass player (D) go , Cobbie was asked to join up , soon Cobbie and Keith found out they had the same taste in riffs but they both had different styles to them that made for some unique sounding new songs , so DDW played a bunch of shows for a year before Cobbie left the band due to personal reasons in Oct 2010 ,DDW pressed on for about a month before letting drummer Josh Barnes go in favor of bringing on the most talented Billy Roof to play Drums ,DDW started to practice regularly for too months with Billy to make sure they were tight while at the same time looking for a replacement for Cobbie ,they played there first show back in jan 2011 during January they had been talking with Cobbie and the decision was made that cobbie would come back , so here we are now our music speaks for itself if you've seen us live you probably love our music its heavy melodic groovy and most of all original screw being generic ,our music makes you move makes you feel once again what real musicianship is we are Dixie Deathwish
3 Quarters Dead
3 Quarters Dead was formed back in 1999 with original members Kenny Wyatt and Mark Alexander. After they returned from a tour with Mushroomhead, they began recording their second full length CD with Steve Felton (Skinny) of Mushroomhead. The vocalist at that time was Waylon Reavis who was recruited by Mushroomhead to take the place of J-Mann (aka Jason Popson) who had announced his departure from the band. After starting all over, they finally found a vocalist that suited their style of music. Jason Sain started with the band in late 2007. In 2008 they recorded “Between Angels & Demons” with producer Jamie King of ‘Between The Buried & Me’, ‘The Human Abstract’ fame. In late 2009 they signed with indie label ‘Project Alpha Music’ and released their latest effort “Once Upon This Broken Glass” in March, 2010.
The lead single, “The Unknown” is off of their new CD “Once Upon This Broken Glass. It about loves someone who doesn’t love you back. This song has many melodic sections to it. But when you hear the change ups which are dynamic, it sets a tone of a story being told through 3 degrees of separation. These three levels are clearly defined and portrayed beautifully by the talents of these individuals.
As the entire CD will demonstrate, 3 Quarters Dead have developed into a focused talent with undeniable audience appeal. These band members are learning every day about each other’s personality, their individual talents and ultimately a combined talent. Each contributes their skill, technique and history with every note they play. Their sound is unique showing their audience their ability to tell a story the way a story should be told.
3 Quarters Dead has toured with bands such as Avenged Sevenfold, Mushroomhead and Dope. They played shows with Shinedown, Stuck Mojo, Switched, Nothingface, Chimaira, Gwar, Shadows Fall and many others. Their video for their single “The Unknown” was launched on MTV and Fuse and placed on Fuse On Demand and on various websites such as clever.com, revolver, spiketv and others. They also get regular airplay on 106.5 The End in Charlotte, North Carolina and 100.3 The Buzz in Greensboro, North Carolina, both being a Clearchannel Broadcasting station. They are currently doing local shows. There is a possibility that they may have a show with FasterPussycat which is still in the works.
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