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Otep got their start in late 2000, when singer/band namesake Otep Shamaya brought her Marilyn Manson-meets-Kim Gordon style of singing to a crew of musicians known only as Rob, Moke, and eViL j. The foursome began gigging around Los Angeles and scored a deal with Capitol solely on the strength of their live show (they'd not yet recorded a demo). Spots on prominent tours such as Ozzfest and kudos from Marilyn Manson helped the band build a rabid following with Sevas Tra, their 2002 debut album. Otep released their fifth full-length album, Atavist, last year.

Stolen Babies formed from a 12+ member high school performance troupe named the Fratellis; the band takes its name from one of the skits performed by the group during this period (written by Dominique Persi, who handled the theatrical and performance-art aspect of the group). Stolen Babies released their first Demo CD in 2002 through their own label, No Comment Records.

Among the band's many musical influences are groups such as Oingo Boingo, Mr. Bungle, and Fishbone (with whom Gil Sharone has performed). Stolen Babies are known for their on-stage theatrics and energetic performances, filled with props and Gorey-esque backdrops, all made by the various members. Except for the earliest demo, each album has featured artwork by indie comic artist Crab Scrambly.

New Years Day formed in 2005 after bassist Adam Lohrbach left the band Home Grown. Home Grown's final EP, 2004's When it All Comes Down, had diverged from the band's previous style of humorous pop punk and incorporated many emotional elements that Lohrbach carried over into New Years Day. Meeting with vocalist Ashley Costello and guitarist/keyboardist Keith Drover, the three began rehearsing songs that Costello and Lorhbach had written. These songs were heavily influenced by the members' shared emotional experiences, as Lohrbach and Costello had both recently been through difficult relationship break-ups.

The group soon added guitarist Mike Schoolden (formerly of Wakefield) and drummer Russell Dixon and took the name New Years Day.
The band began building a reputation through promotion and posting songs on the MySpace social networking website, and were featured on the MySpace Records Volume 1 compilation CD and in the soundtrack of the video game Saints Row. After considering an offer from the Pete Wentz-run Decaydance Records label, the band signed to TVT Records and released a debut self-titled EP in 2006. Originally referred to as the Razor EP, it was primarily a digital release made available through download services such as iTunes, though CD copies were also available at the band's performances. They also performed at the South by Southwest music festival that same year.

From 2006–2007 New Years Day self-financed and self-produced their debut album My Dear, recorded over an eight-month period at the home of producer Eugene Perreras.[3] The album was released on May 8, 2007 and includes collaborations with members of Reel Big Fish and Motion City Soundtrack. The band's debut music video for the lead single "I Was Right" won an MTVU "Freshman Face" poll and was added to the channel's playlist.

The band started writing new material in early 2009. Around September 2009, NYD posted two new songs on their MySpace page.[8] When asked about a new EP, vocalist Ashley Costello said, "The EP is in its demo phase right now and we are still writing for it and recording it at the same time. The EP should be out in the spring of 2010."

On March 12, 2010, Alternative Press announced that New Year's Day have been added on the Warped Tour's summer dates. New Year's Day released their Japanese debut album called "Headlines & Headstones" on July 2nd, 2010 under Spinning Inc. The album contains music from their first EP, their first LP "My Dear", a Lady Gaga cover and new songs from their upcoming 2nd full-length US album.

Lydia Can't Breathe

Today, rock music and metal music seem to have been masked, manipulated, and drawn with every characterization possible. With genres of stagnate duplications and pools of curiously aggressive music addicts, the looming fans looking for an outlet have come to find Florida quartet Lydia Can't Breathe. Over the past few years they have made a lot of noise in the metal scene. While constructing a sound unique to the usual genre classifications, this metal/rock band from Florida defies the normal sound with an exciting mixture of growling vocals, natural vocals, driving an over tone of heavy break downs with catchy progressions.

Lydia Can't Breathe is an American rock band from Central Florida, formed in 2005. It consists of Kyle Bolduc (lead vocals, guitar), Dan Wilson (guitar), Josh Runfeldt (drums) and Shawn Goree (bass). All the band members were born in the United States, and are known for their funny personalities. Dan emphasizes on the heavy sound with his guitar. Josh fits in comfortably with a variety of styles on drums, and Shawn fills in the low end with a funky style of deep bass. Lead singer Kyle, is known widely amongst Lydia fans for his unique views that are expressed outspokenly in his lyrics. Along with their inapprehensible behavior while performing, together their styles combined make up Lydia Can't Breathe.

The band has achieved independent success with the release of their early production and full-length studio album (At The Bottom Of The Podum Stole) released under Spinnit Records. As LCB embraced new fans at home, they set out to experience life on the road. Collectively they have been able to drive more sales of albums and merchandise by playing hundreds of shows up and down the east coast of the United States, they have gained radio airplay and have increased their online presence greatly.

Spinnit Records and Lowtide Records have launched marketing campaigns online to promote LCB throughout social media sites, and has aired TV commercials on MTV, MTV2, Vh1, Comedy Central, and Cartoon Network.

Lydia Can't Breathe has caused mayhem with bands such as; Soulfly, Bleeding Through, Born of Osiris, Oceano, Prong, Kill Whitney Dead, The Wretched, Skum of the Earth, Last Chance to Reason, SWWAATS, The Autum Offering, The Demonstration, Hell Within, The Architect, and Sleeping Giant. LCB has planned to tour with Mushroomhead in 2013 and release their second album consisting of their best material to date.

All of these achievements have gained them a strong following amongst a diverse group of fans. The element of variety and level of experimentation in Lydia Can't Breathe's music has made them difficult to classify, but Lydia Can't Breathe for the most part, has maintained a single style throughout their body of work. Their genre has been termed alternative metal, alternative rock, rock, experimental rock, hard rock, heavy metal, progressive metal, and progressive rock.

Kill The Sound

Kill The Sound is a fun new band that combines the elements of Alternative and Garage Rock to create an energy-packed sound with lots of hooks and a meaningful message behind every song.

The Hate Tank Band

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OTEP with Stolen Babies, New Years Day, Lydia Can't Breathe, Kill The Sound, The Hate Tank Band

Friday, October 25 · Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM at Backbooth

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