Harvest Fest 2011

Harvest Fest 2011

For years, good talent has gone to waste due to the fact that the current population in Idaho is more influenced by todays pop culture. Harvest Fest is here to change minds about local hard rock and heavy metal music. It is a rare occasion when a local band gets signed to a record label, and i dont recall a local band ever getting signed to a major label. Its time for change, Its time to stand up for local bands, Its time for local band to stop going un noticed, IT is time to stop sitting there and watching good talent go to waste. SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC!!!

Harvest Fest. is a concert showcasing local Hard Rock and Heavy Metal bands in Idaho's Treasure Valley. Founded By Jason Harris of local Metal Band Mortal Enemy and Promoted By Danielle Collins. Owner/Operator of BBU Ent. Idaho

In 2006 Kryterium® was forged with hammer and fire at the top of the most brutalist mountains....in Boise, Idaho. In less than a year, Kryterium waged their war and was already performing at festivals such as the main stage at the Milwaukee Metalfest XIX., Van's Warped Tour 2007, and New England's biggest Rock fest, Locobazooka! 07.

The band released their debut album, "Control" in winter 2007. The album "Control" was mastered by Brian Gardner (Lamb Of God, Ozzy Osbourne) in Los Angeles, California. In March of 2008, their song, "Unlock The Gates", was a featured track on the collector's CD in Metal Edge Magazine.

After the album was released, it was back to tearing it up at festivals across the country. They played on the main stage at Locofest 2009 in West Palm Beach, Florida, rocked it at the 3rd Annual California Metalfest, and kicked off the Summer Slaughter 2009 tour being the only unsigned band on the main stage. In between these events they've been on numerous national act bills including being direct support to Slipknot in October of 2009.

Kryterium has shared the stage with top national acts such as Slipknot, Heaven and Hell (Black Sabbath wIth the late Ronnie James Dio), Alice Cooper, Queensryche, Mudvayne, Machine Head, Killswitch Engage, HELLYEAH, Whitechapel, Carcass, Exodus, Shadows Fall, Trivium, Chimaira, In This Moment, All That Remains, Hed PE, OTEP, As I Lay Dying, Suffocation, Powerman 5000, God Forbid, Goatwhore, Darkest Hour, Nonpoint, The Sword, Throwdown, The Faceless, Divine Heresy, Poison The Well, Toxic Holocaust, Despised Icon, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Ensiferum, Winds Of Plague, Necrophagist, Repulsion, Dying Fetus, Born Of Osiris, Origin, Beneath The Massacre, After The Burial, Samael, Decrepit Birth, Veil Of Maya, Psycroptic, Anew Revolution, Sonata Arctica, Caliban, Abacabb, Molotov Solution, Blackguard, Burning The Masses, The Acacia Strain, Seemless, Skinlab, Incantation, Droid, Macabre, Byzantine, Godhead, Bison B.C., Baptized In Blood, Temple of Brutality, Years of Fire, Wykked Wytch, Dreaming Dead, Flatline, Incite, Better Left Unsaid, Burn In Silence, Legacy Of Pain, Sol Asunder, and many others.

Half The World

Imagine a bowl full of razor blades with candy syrup poured on top” - Dan Kimpel

- "Heavy Crowns" received many commercial rock radio spins across the USA in 2008
- First album "Bigger Than You" landed at 12 on the CMJ's Top 200 most added charts and had airplay on over 112 college radio stations across the US and Canada
- Touring regularly throughout the western US States including recent 2008 o
pening slot for Sevendust
- Strong internet presence with over 23,000 MySpace friends with over 185,000 page views and over 105,000 music player plays all by word of mouth!

In September 2008 Half The World released their second album The Death Defying Years, their heaviest yet most melodic, hook-filled offering to date. Featuring guitar driven hard modern rock with amazing female vocals by beautiful, energetic front-woman Mary Magill. Think Evanescence meets Breaking Benjamin, with enormous chorus hooks and the guitar energy of Helmet, Disturbed and Sevendust. Urgent, powerful vocal melodies are punctuated
by masterful lyrics in this huge wall of sound which is Half The World’s signature.

There’s a unique story and powerful meaning behind the album title says drummer / studio engineer Pete Weaver, “I was at a music conference where they played our music over the stereo in front of 2000 people with a panel of A&R reps from publishers on the stand. This was about 4 months before Evanescence broke wide in the US so we had never heard of them, no one had heard of them yet. After listening to our music one lady publisher announced that it doesn’t matter how hard your music rocks or how great the vocals are, even though it has huge hooks, if you’re playing hard rock with female vocals, unless the name of your band happens to be No Doubt or Kittie, then forget it. No one wants hard rock with female vocals. I was devastated. She was sentencing us to death in her own way only because we have female vocals in a hard rock / metal band. The message was fire your vocalist and get a guy singer or your doomed. We were determined to prove her wrong and we setup in my studio and began writing and recording for all we were worth. In spite of the death sentence she pronounced on us, these have become our death defying years. We are defying death because we refuse to accept her judgment of us.

Half The World’s previous album, "Bigger Than You", gained great momentum and visibility for the group achieving national radio airplay at over 112 stations across the US and Canada. Half The World has achieved a multi-state reputation for an incredible, energetic live show at mega-conferences like Austin’s SXSW, service as opening act for Sevendust and consistently touring throughout the western US building a large following. Tens of thousands of fans have massed together in support of Half The World on myspace.com

Hailing from Holland, lead singer Mary Magill -- with her striking visual presence and commanding, world-class voice -- is the band’s on-stage focal point. The rhythm section is comprised of Mat Hansen on bass and Pete Weaver on drums and backup vocals (Pete also produces and engineers for the band). Sean Thompson and Brett Pedersen’s incandescent, razor-edged guitars generate the fire that electrifies this monumental wall of sound. Their music will appeal to fans of Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence, Three Days Grace, Paramore, Chevelle, Seether, Sevendust, Foo Fighters etc.

In February 2009 Half The World released their first self-filmed video for the song "Carry My Dreams Away."

$7.50 - $35.00


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