Louder Than Life Festival At Champions Park

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Sep 302014

We have a special treat in store for us this fall: we finally get a show that we deserve. I have bitched for years about all the big shows not coming to Louisville, and that all we seem to get are watered-down commercial concerts that the big venues deem safe and worthy (lame), which isn’t saying much.

But do we get shows with balls? Very rarely. Do we ever get huge cool national outdoor concerts that kick ass? Once in a very blue moon. Yeah, our city seems scared to death to have anything with any kind of balls to it playing our beloved city. Fortunately an out-of-town promoter has come to the rescue. I could kiss this promoter, and I’m not even gay! Two days of live music! The Louder Than Life Festival! October 4 and 5 at Champions Park down on the river. I know not many of you know about Champions Park, so I’ll tell you where it is: It’s at the old River Road Country Club property on River Road near the Water Tower. If you take Zorn Ave to the river, you will turn left on River Road, and there is Champions Park on your left. I’m extremely happy because my favorite metal band, Judas Priest, is headlining, and that is just unbelieveable. As uptight/scared as this city is, this is a miracle and just what our city needs. To be competitive with other cities. To not be scared to death of a rock/metal show with grit. To give us rockers a show that we can have fun at. Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and 5, we will get our chance to rock.
It’s a two-day festival that features quite a lineup:
Saturday: Judas Priest, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Stone Temple Pilots, Alterbridge, Steel Panther, Mastodon, Theory Of A Deadman, Pop Evil, Memphis May Fire, Otherwise, Fuel, Thousand Foot Crutch, Miss May I, Nonpoint, Wilson and local rockers Flaw.
Sunday: Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Buck Cherry, Bring Me The Horizon, Hellyeah, In This Moment, Chiodos, Motionless In White, Nothing More, Butcher Babies, Avatar, Crobot, Monster Truck and Islander.
On top of all this music, the festival promises plenty of fine bourbon and gourmet “man food. “
So make your plans now, because this is going to be off-the-hook. Get your tickets A. S. A. P. I will have more info as the show approaches. My personal faves on this Festival are; Judas Priest (duh), Steel Panther, Flaw, Five Finger Death Punch, Hellyeah and Volbeat.
Tickets are for both days: $79.50 adv/ $109.50 DoS Single Day: $59.Single

Tickets are available at http://www.ticketmaster.com/Louder-Than-Life-tickets/artist/2002985

—-Eddy Metal

Here is some classic (and obscure) Judas Priest for ya!

More info:
Website: www.louderthanlifefestival.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/louderthanlifefestival

MetalCore Masters For Today Head Six-Band Show At Vernon Club

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Sep 092014

“here are hundreds of Christian bands currently assaulting America’s clubland with the brutal sounds of metalcore. But almost certainly there’s only one band, Iowa’s For Today, whose frontman has released a spoken word worship album on which he addresses such issues as pornography, fasting, prophecy and depression. For Today are clearly not our average metalcore band and Mattie Montgomery is not your average hardcore growler.” – Tony Cummings, CrossRhythms.uk
There’s a Terry Harper show at The Vernon Club on September 13, featuring For Today, The Color Morale, Palisades, O’Kingdom, When Hearts Fail and The Pale Sky, which is a mix of alt rock, pop, Christian metalcore and a side of heavy metal from The Pale Sky. For Today has scored a number of interesting tours since their start back in 2005,while recording five albums, of which their 2012 release on Razor & Tie, Immortal, hit No. 1 on both the US Hard Rock and US Christian charts. Their newest, 2014’s Fight The Silence, peaked at No. 2 on those charts as well. Unlike many bands which lose members to drugs and car crashes, For Today’s personnel turnovers have resulted from members leaving to do missionary work or to enroll in Bible college, the latter a result of an imprudent Twitter comment about homosexuals. The upshot: look for some preaching amidst the metal. Tickets are $15.

Here’s “Molotov” from Fight The Silence:


Website: www.fortodayband.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForToday
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/For+Today

Must-Read Interview: Mike Bacayu And Reviving Self-Destruct

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Sep 032014

Carrie Neumayer has a lengthy interview with Mike Bacayu about the revival of Self-Destruct Records and which also features much reminiscing about the early punk and hardcore era in Louisville. It’s posted here at Never Nervous. Go read it. Now.

Louisville Music Reviews: Jonathan Glen Wood, Thirty Spokes, Ut Gret

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Sep 022014

The all-new LEO has gotten it together for more music reviews; last week’s issue had reviews of Jonathan Glen Wood’s Ballad Of Jon by Syd Bishop; Thirty Spokes self-titled debut, also by Bishop and Ut Gret’s Ancestors’ Tale by Martin Z. Kasdan Jr.
It’s a bit hard to find the reviews on the web site, as the “Reviews” link produces a link that appears to be in chronological order, with the most recent reviews – sort of. The reviews are also undated.

New Xerxes Track – Exit 123

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Aug 212014

Louisville hardcore band Xerxes has released the first track from an upcoming album, Collision Blonde. The track is titled “Exit 123,” which is the first exit on I-64 after crossing the river into Indiana from Kentucky. Head over to Brooklyn Vegan to hear the track and get a bit more of the story.

Xerxes Announces Release Of New Album “Collision Blonde”

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Aug 062014

The avant-garde rock band Xerxes will release their new album, Collision Blonde, on October 21, via No Sleep Records. The records’s first new track, “Chestnut Street,” is streaming at SPIN.com. The album can be pre-ordered now at iTunes (w/instant download of “Chestnut Street”) and from No Sleep Records at https://nosleeprecords.com/product/7316. The crew at Never Nervous says the record is less hardcore and more The Cure or The Smiths