Former Skinlab guitarist Brian Jackson wasn’t thinking much about a full-fledged band when he and In This Moment bassist Travis Johnson started exchanging song ideas via email. But they quickly realized they were on to something, and Invidia was born, with Johnson on vocals, Jackson on lead guitar, Matt Snell (Five Finger Death Punch) on bass, Marcos Medina (Skinlab) on rhythm guitar and Darren Badorine on drums. The band came together quickly, but it’s been a longer road to its first album, which wrapped recording more than a year ago. The wait will come to an end Friday, March 31, when As the Sun Sleeps (pre-order here), one of the more anticipated debuts of 2017, is set for release. Jackson recently called in to Live Metal’s Greg Maki to discuss the band’s origins, the album and more. (more…)
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Tags: As the Sun Sleeps, Brian Jackson, Darren Badorine, Feed the Fire, Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment, Invidia, Marcos Medina, Matt Snell, Skinlab, SPV, Travis Johnson
Tags: As the Sun Sleeps, Brian Jackson, Darren Badorine, Feed the Fire, Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment, Invidia, Marcos Medina, Matt Snell, Skinlab, Steamhammer/SPV, Travis Johnson
Invidia has teamed up with Metal Insider to give another taste of what’s in store on its debut album, As The Sun Sleepts. Today, the band is streaming the title track off the record, which is set to drop March 3 via Steamhammer/SPV. Fans can listen now, here.
When asked about “As the Sun Sleeps,” guitarist and founding member Brian Jackson said: “I’m really happy we decided to release ‘As the Sun Sleeps.’ This track is honestly one of my personal favorites, and it’s the absolute opposite of what we just released with our last single, ‘Feed the Fire,’ which is more of a heavy rock radio-friendly song. It shows that the record has to offer a very diverse range and can be on the heavier side of things. ‘As the Sun Sleeps’ is really guitar riff-oriented with pounding drums and heavy breakdowns. I think the metal heads will be pleasantly surprised once they hear this track.” (more…)
Tags: As the Sun Sleeps, Brian Jackson, Chris Kael, Feed the Fire, Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment, Invidia, kilPOP Awards, Las Vegas, Marcos Medina, Matt Snell, Music Video, Skinlab, Travis Johnson
The Las Vegas-based Invidia has unleashed the music video for “Feed the Fire,” the second single from the band’s forthcoming record, As the Sun Sleeps, set for release March 31 via SPV Records.
Fans may recognize vocalist Travis Johnson as the bassist from in In This Moment, as well as bassist Matt Snell as a former member of Five Finger Death Punch. Guitarists Brian Jackson and and Marcos Medina have worked together in Skinlab. (more…)
Tags: 100% Pure American Rage, Anti-Mortem, Bob Marlette, Brent White, Chickasha, Corey Henderson, Larado Romo, Levi Dickerson, Mitchell Henderson, Monte Conner, Nevada Romo, New Southern, nuclear blast, Oklahoma, Provo Provenzano, Rikets, Roadrunner Records, Rock 100.5 The Katt, Skinlab, Texas Hippie Coalition, Zain Smith
Though their ages suggest otherwise, Anti-Mortem is a veteran band. Hailing from Oklahoma and with an average age of only 21, the quintet formed when frontman Larado Romo, now 20, was but 11 years old. Also featuring Larado’s older brother Nevada Romo on guitar, Corey Henderson on bass, Zain Smith on guitar and Levi Dickerson on drums, Anti-Mortem cut its teeth for years in its hometown of Chickasha, Okla., and the more active metal scene of Oklahoma City, drawing attention from some of the world’s biggest metal record labels, including Roadrunner and Century Media. They eventually went with Nuclear Blast, making their blend of classic metal along the lines of Pantera and Metallica with a touch of Southern rock a bit of an anomaly on a label known more for the extreme side of the genre. With the single “100% Pure American Rage” making waves at places such as SiriusXM’s Octane and Liquid Metal ahead of the April 29 release of Anti-Mortem’s debut album, New Southern, it appears they made the right choice. When their current tour supporting Texas Hippie Coalition came to Baltimore Soundstage, Live Metal’s Greg Maki caught up with the loquacious Larado Romo to get the lowdown on Anti-Mortem’s past, present and future. (more…)
Tags: Empty Heart, Loaded Gun, Re:Ignition, Skinlab, Steev Equivel
Familiar to some from his days in the Bay Area groove metal act Skinlab, Steev Esquivel has traded his bass for a guitar and handed his vocal duties to the dynamic Dave Moore in his new outfit, Re:Ignition (also featuring Skinlab guitarist Steve “Snake” Green on bass). The band’s debut, Empty Heart, Loaded Gun, showcases a more accessible, melodic hard rock sound than that of Skinlab and quickly emerged as one of the critical favorites of late 2006. Between Re:Ignition’s spot on the New Revolution Tour (also featuring Invitro, Indorphine and Psychostick) and Skinlab regrouping to produce new music in 2007, Esquivel has plenty on his plate. He took time out of his busy schedule to check in with Greg Maki of Live Metal for an email interview. (more…)
Tags: Empty Heart Loaded Gun, Re:Ignition, Skinlab, Steev Esquivel, Steve "Snake" Green
Review by Greg Maki
Re:Ignition is something of a rarity in today’s musical landscape: a heavy rock band that is unabashedly melodic and accessible. The lineup includes former Skinlab members Steev Esquivel (guitar) and Steve “Snake” Green (bass), and an emerging star in vocalist Dave Moore. He carries each song with a voice that sounds like a cross between Chris Cornell in his prime and Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger. (Trust me, he sounds a lot better than what you may be thinking based on that description.) Musically, the band often reminds me of Soil. Its sound packs a similar punch, but Moore ’s wide vocal range (see “By a Thread”) allows it to be far more dynamic. (more…)