"Chance Invasion Roofathon", SATO, Faceless (The Ultimate Tribute to GOD SMACK), Vajra, Obsidian, Shadows Edge, Deadpan Smile, The Dylan Doyle Band, Xero Tolerance
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Faceless (The Ultimate Tribute to GOD SMACK)
FACELESS IS THE ULTIMATE GODSMACK TRIBUTE. BASED OUT OF UPSTATE NY, FACELESS IS AN ALLSTAR LINE UP OF LOCAL HUDSON VALLEY FAVORITES. RONNI GAMBINO ON VOCALS, RHYTHM GUITAR AND DRUMS DURING THE INFAMOUS DRUM BATTLE. RONNI'S IMITATION OF SULLY ERNA HAS REALLY BEEN THE TALK OF THE TOWN THESE DAYS. THE ENERGY AND LIKENESS OF SULLY'S LIVE PERFORMANCE IS SIMPLY JAW DROPPING. JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES AND YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT YOU HEAR. GUITARIST MIKE RAMOS PLAYS HIS GIBSONS AS ONLY AS HE CAN DO. MIKE'S ATTENTION TO DETAIL WOULD MAKE TONY OF GODSMACK PROUD. ON BASS IS BRIAN GREGORY. AS WELL AS DOING ALL OF THE BACKING VOCALS, BRIAN BRINGS TO THE PLATE THE SHOWMANSHIP OF NO OTHER. HE IS TRULY A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST ON DRUMS IS "CRAZY" AL AFFUSO. TAKEN THE PART OF SHANNON LARKIN IS NOT ONLY A FULL TIME JOB, BUT THE TOUGHEST SLOT IN FACELESS. HE BEATS THE HELL OUT OF HIS KIT, TRULY MAKING HIM ONE OF THE BEST VISUAL TIMEKEEPERS IN THE GAME. FROM THE OPENING SONG RIGHT DOWN TO THE INFAMOUS DRUM BATTLE "BATALLA DE LOS TAMBORES" HAS BEEN BLOWING GODSMACK FANS AWAY MAKING THEM THE MOST AUTHENTIC AND MOST IMPRESSIVE GODSMACK TRIBUTE TO DATE. DO NOT MISS THIS INCREDIBLE RECREATION OF GODSMACK'S LIVE PERFORMANCE. THEY ARE A MUST SEE!
Vajra was formed by composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Annamaria Pinna during her self-imposed exile in India. The child of a former monk and school teacher, Annamaria was encouraged to learn about the world around her and to question her assumptions. She believes there is divinity in creativity. Annamaria has a neurological condition called synesthesia, where she attaches color and shapes to sound.
The debut album "Pleroma" was released on the Summer Solstice, 2012 (6.21.12). Pleroma is an exploration in paradox (east vs west, soft vs pummelling, female vs male) and includes appearances by Blake Fleming (ex-The Mars Volta) on drums, Doug Wright (The Dirty Pearls) on bass and Will Dahl (ex-Harley's War) on guitar.
Vajra's music is hauntingly dark and hypnotic weaving Eastern Indian themes with melodic, progressive rock creating foreboding and mysterious lullabies. Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of A Down, Prince, Johnny Cash) co-produced the vocals and mixed. Tom Baker (NIN, Foo Fighters, Ministry, Prince) mastered.
The band is quickly generating a buzz after selling-out their first show in November, 2011 (at The Bowery Electric in NYC). Virgin America selected Vajra's single "Erode The Will" for their In-Flight Entertainment Series in December, 2011, and the single was also selected for the Red Gorilla SXSW 2012 Compilation and the Go-Girls Music Fest 2012 Compilation. The Band also was selected as a Supercuts Rock The Cut Ambassador. Vajra's music is played at over 200 terrestrial and internet radio stations worldwide. The band has played to sold-out audiences at: The Bowery Ballroom (NYC), The Mercury Lounge (NYC), The Bowery Electric (NYC) and also performed 2 shows at The Red Gorilla Music Festival and the Texas Rockfest down at SXSW 2012 and completed a successful West Coast tour in Summer 2012, performing at Sylvia Massy's 4&20 Blackbird Music Festival, The Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco and The Roxy in Los Angeles. Vajra also just signed licensing deals with Viacom, The Discovery Network, Showtime and Bravo.
Vajra's music will leave you spellbound.
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