Blameshift, Dive

Blameshift

The members of the Long Island based rock band Blameshift have been blazing their independent path across the nation over the better part of 5 years, logging well over 200,000 miles of touring terrain. During that time the band could easily have taught a collegiate level course on band survival. With a high powered list of sponsors, their music as a full time job and a tour bus, (a literal bus), powered by vegetable oil, the band headed from New York to Los Angeles in late Nov 2012 to finish their full length album with producer Erik Ron (VersaEmerge, Good Charlotte, Panic at the Disco). What resulted was the full commercially driven sound that Blameshift has been envisioning since their inception. Expected release date April 2013.

The hype began about a year and a half ago when the band released their EP The Black Rose, a record fully funded by the bands loyal fans through a site called kickstarter.com. To return the favor the band offered a 100% free EP download in exchange for a facebook "like." Over 75 related music media outlets, including Taco Bell and Sullen Clothing, supported the bands release, nearly tripling their facebook likes and spreading the music further than they thought possible.

Soon after that release the band shot a music video with director Jay Sansone for their single "Ghost" off the Black Rose. As timing would have it Hot Topic coined the band Unsigned Band of the Month for August 2011 along with premiering the new music video. Within a very short time the band had over 100,000 hits as channels like BlankTV began pushing it as well. As "Ghost" became ever so popular it began climbing the charts into the top 10 at both alternative addiction radio & Ourstage.com Rock charts. MTV featured two songs from band on the hit seriers "The Real World” soon after their music video started making waves. To top it all, the youtube gaming world began using “Ghost” in montages for the game Call of Duty, reaching over 1.5 million views, making Blameshift an official youtube partner.

Blameshift left for the road December 31, 2011 for a 4 month tour around US and hasn't been home since. After playing numerous showcases at SXSW 2012 the band made is back to NY, only to find out they’d be right out on the road again for the summer with Straight Line Stitch. As their tour concluded in W Hollywood, CA late May, Blameshift got the confirmation that they’d be hitting the road with 12 Stones, Digital Summer and Throwing Gravity, nearly another month and a half of shows! A month later the band decided to repeat many of those same markets on their first ever headlining tour in the midwest with direct support from Dive. As that tour concluded Blameshift got added to the Reverbnation Tour which kicks off Jan 2013.

Dive

DIVE is a straightforward band of aggressive and melodic rock that compares to the sounds of Three Days Grace, Hoobastank and Linkin Park. DIVE formed back in 2004, taking time to create and focus their sound while playing local club and bar gigs around their hometowns. In 2007, The Truth About Us was self-released and eventually gained widespread attention for this dynamic band. The band spent the 2009 holidays at the legendary 4th Street Recording Studios in Santa Monica, CA to record their sophomore album "Picture Perfect" with producer Jim Wirt (Incubus, No Doubt, Live, Jacks Mannequin). The album was released through Sony RED on 5/11/2010 and is available on iTunes, Amazon.com and in stores at FYE, Hot Topic and Barnes and Nobles.

"Picture Perfect" hits you fast and hard with a fury of tight rhythms and distorted guitars from beginning to end. Having a great record filled with addicting hooks and head banging beats is just not enough for these rockers. Its all about having the live show to back it up says Jonny Dive (lead vocals). DIVE consistently delivers a tight and energetic live show, going all out and leaving the audience screaming for more. Jonny, commands the stage as well as the crowd with his uncanny vocal performance while connecting with the audience through stories of love and loss. Will Lewis brings guitar to the next level with his amazing ability to deliver both color and drive. He is backed by a rhythm section with more than enough backbone between bass player, Joey Tone , and drummer Jimmy Wooten.

In 2010, Dive headed to the new Meadowlands Stadium (Metlife Stadium) in East Rutherford, NJ to be one of the first bands to ever play the new stadium along side Bon Jovi and Train. They have also played with acts such as: Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains, Three Days Grace, Flyleaf, Fuel, Halestorm, Sum 41, RED, Eve 6, The Ataris, My Darkest Days, Trapt, Creed, Saving Abel, Ryan Cabrera, 12 Stones, Taproot, Adema, Hawthorne Heights and many more!

On March 20th 2012 the band released "The Acoustic EP" which featured 4 tracks from previous albums stripped down and raw and 1 brand new song called "Goodbye". The Acoustic EP is available on iTunes and everywhere music is sold online! After the release Dive hit the road to perform with Fuel, Black Stone Cherry, Cavo, Psychostick and more!

In June of 2012 Dive headed back to the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ and took 1st place in the WDHA Clash for Cash!

DIVE is currently in the studio working on demos for their 3rd full length release! Keep an eye out for a bunch of new tour dates coming to a city near you VERY soon!

SCREAMING FOR SILENCE

Hard. Hard feelings. Hard work. Hard rock. SCREAMING FOR SILENCE powers through the lows with unapologetic roars, punishing percussion, sweaty bass lines and euphoric guitar riffs in their debut EP featuring the nu-metal – rock fused anthem “Separate” and the many-layered standout “Helpless.” Beaten but not down, SCREAMING FOR SILENCE commands attention in the studio and especially live on-stage.

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Blameshift, Dive with SCREAMING FOR SILENCE

Wednesday, July 31 · 8:00 PM at North Star Bar