Fatemaker Music Fest

40 Below Summer

The morning after. We've all had them. Waking up bleary-eyed, wondering where you are, how you got there, and who the hell is sleeping next to you. The good news is that it's a new day -- you can get up, get out, and get on with your life. For 40 Below Summer, The Mourning After is the perfect title for their second full-length album, coming on the heels of a two-year rollercoaster ride that found the band plumbing their lowest depths and reaching their highest highs, and somehow pouring it all into what is sure to be one of the most distinctive and powerful heavy rock releases of 2003.

"We went through a two-year personal, emotional holocaust," says singer Max Illidge. "Not just as a band, but individually too. Looking around at some of the things people in this band went through, both personally and professionally, I can say it was a tough year or two."

The seeds of 40 Below Summer were sown in 1998, when drummer and Peruvian native Carlos Aguilar started jamming with singer Illidge. Joe D'Amico came into the fold next, followed by Jordan Plingos and Puerto Rican-born Hector Graziani. A self-released EP called Sideshow Freaks and constant gigging in New Jersey and New York helped foster a buzz about the band, and after numerous showcases on both coasts, a deal was signed with London/Sire Records. Their major label debut, Invitation To The Dance, was rele ased in October of 2001, produced by the legendary GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, Kittie).

Following one label-supported run on the Jagermeister Music Tour, with Drowning Pool, Coal Chamber, and Ill Nino, making things work on their own is exactly what 40 Below Summer did -- with the help of an incredibly devoted and growing fan base. "It's pretty uplifting, especially when we're just out in a van playing smaller clubs, and the kids are crazy," continues Plingos. "They follow us, they're just so psyched for you to be there, they want to talk to you and tell you what they thought about the show. It's just nuts to see what five guys in a van can do.


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Dead Atlantic

Dead Atlantic is an original American Metal Band (a creative blend of old school thrash metal, hardcore, and modern melodic death metal) from Baltimore, MD that consists of members from Megosh (Revival/Outerloop Record s), Eternal Ruin (Amputated Vein Records), Apophis, Haddonfield, Vemorrah, and Misdirected.

Formed in September of 2013 Dead Atlantic spent their first year as a band solidifying their roster, and writing material to enter the local show circuit. In 2014 the band booked a session at Black Sails studios in Parkville, MD to record their debut demo of "The Art of Insomnia". Armed with a solid line-up in place, merch and a fresh new demo, the band began to span out, landing shows with band such as Primer 55 (Island/Def Jam Records), and Phinehas (Artery Records). By 2015 various members came and went, however the core of the band remained in tact. With the demo's capabilities expended, DA entered the studio Paul Leavitt (Darkest Hour, Senses Fail, The Used etc.) and Drew Mazurek(Hellyeah, Nothingface, Gwar, etc.) During the midst of the recordings, our home town of Baltimore, MD was hit with the worst riot since the 60's and things came to a halt. During this break, the band was plagued with various health, financial, and personal problems among the members, and the decision was made to go on hiatus until the dust could settle. Fast forward to 2016. DA has regrouped, and re-entered the studio to finish their debut album. Several members elected not to return to the band following the hiatus however no time was wasted filling their positions. Plans for the future include the release of the bands first album, a music video, and a diy east coast tour. All of this and more will be included in the bands press kit in their quest to lock in a deal with the right label. Thanks for all your continued help and support!

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