Rock 94 1/2 Presents Rock Hard At The Park
KORN FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
All That Remains, Volbeat, Red Line Chemistry, Madlife
5100 Riverbend Avenue
Post Falls, ID, 83854
Doors 2:30 PM / Show 3:10 PM
This event is all ages
All That Remains
“People have a certain idea of what this band is, and when they hear the new stuff...it’s a new approach to our style,” vocalist Phil Labonte says. “It’s almost like a new way to look at an old friend."
With a desire to continually evolve, yet retain the trademark heavy and technically-skilled sound that
All That Remains has established with the band’s breakthrough album, 2004’s This Darkened Heart,
Labonte and company have done just that with The Fall of Ideals. Where the last record found the band intertwining heavy music, virtuoso solos, and unmatchable melody, All That Remains’ current collective goal is to build on elements that the last album only hinted at. “Everything we did on This Darkened Heart, we are turning up a notch,” Labonte says. “This disc will have some of the most aggressive, and some of the most friendly, pieces of music All That Remains has ever written.”
After initially forming in 1998 as a side project for Labonte and guitarist Oli Herbert, the band left a stamp on the underground metal scene with its debut album, 2002’s Behind Silence and Solitude. After bringing in guitarist Mike Martin and releasing This Darkened Heart to rave reviews in 2004, All That Remains landed high-profile tours and shows alongside the likes of Gwar, The Crown, Arch Enemy, Darkest Hour, Shadows Fall, Lamb of God, and Slipknot and toured virtually non-stop, only
taking a break in late 2005 to write new material.
The Fall of Ideals is the culmination of the original ideals, ideas, and elements that All That Remains was initially founded upon.
Combining the grinding riffs and unrelenting rhythms of death metal legends and the tandem fluidity of Martin and Herbert’s shredding, alongside Labonte’s everexpanding
vocal repertoire of soaring notes and guttural growls, the band has now become everything it has been striving for since its inception. “We’re now at the point where we're the band I always wanted to us to be," Labonte says.
“Musically, we’re capable of doing what I originally wanted to do. As musicians, we can all live up to that goal.”
With producer Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage) and engineer Peter Wichers (ex-Soilwork) in tow, and artwork by Travis Smith (Iced Earth, Opeth, Soilwork), All That Remains doesn’t simply possess flashy production, engaging artwork, or memorable songs. Instead, All That Remains has all three integral elements wrapped up in an undeniably heavy and aggressive, yet irrefutably memorable, package.
All That Remains has an already busy 2009.
Red Line Chemistry
Red Line Chemistry is simply on the verge of widespread awareness. Few bands can boast to having performed in front of tens of thousands in a single gig while remaining unsigned, much less enjoying the experience multiple times. In the short life-span of the quintet, their notoriety has crossed the borders of Missouri and Kansas, entering Indiana, Minnesota, Oklahoma and neighboring states. The smoke is starting to spread, and the fire will soon follow.
Outside of back-to-back years as a featured attraction on KQRC 98.9 The Rock's annual event for 50,000 rock fans, Red Line Chemistry has shared the stage with Stone Temple Pilots, Seether, Puddle of Mudd, Saving Abel, Chevelle, Shinedown, Sevendust, Saliva and others.
Red Line Chemistry is putting the finishing touches on their upcoming release titled DYING FOR A LIVING. Guitarist Andy Breit shares, "We spent eight months working on this repertoire, wanting to deliver a big rock record that crushes the listener. The first single "Dumb Luck," is about breaking away from the status quo, and following a different road. In our case, every band is local somewhere, and our moment to make a move is now."
The band name, Red Line Chemistry is open to individual interpretation. Singer Brett Ditgen offers, "For us it defines our intent in pushing it to the limit, while staying true to one another. It defines the way we work together, pushing each other as hard as we can, while still trying to get along."