BΔSTILLE (Dan Smith, Kyle Simmons, Will Farquarson, Chris “Woody” Wood)
Hey look it’s this amazing alternative rock group! Bastille is known for Pompeii, obviously, but all of there music is both soothing and melodic. Filled with drums of all kids and Smith’s incredible vocals, Bastille is a band worth listening to. (I’m bringing back these band appreciation posts because i never post anything original on here)
let’s all just take a minute to appreciate that Ryan gave up a scholarship to give full commitment to Panic! At The Disco as well as being the one who reached out to Pete and inevitably got them signed
Nirvana (Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl)
This is band appreciation post number idek, but it would be rude to not include one of the best and one of the most influential bands of all time, Nirvana. Their hard hitting riffs and critically acclaimed records are always playing on our radios, and in our hearts. Rest in peace Kurt, he’s probably jammin lefty with Jimi Hendrix in heaven.
Muse (Matthew Bellamy, Christopher Wolstenholme, Dominic Howard)
This band is probably my second favorite British rock group, following The Beatles. Every time I listen to Muse, they take me to an outer space battle ground. Their hard riffs and dreamy bass lines always find a way into my ears.
• They have, on at least one occasion, had two bags of Haribo gummy bears backstage
• The shorter members of the band appreciate being able to walk comfortably in buses
• Water once wandered off while meeting fans after a show and Omega whistled and yelled at him in Swedish to come back
• Water then quickly ran back to be with Omega
• Special Ghoul is scared of the dark and looking out of windows/into mirrors whilst in the dark
• Omega once was trying to go backstage after the lights went out and fell
• They all like to go bowling
•Papa and Omega are super sweet to younger fans/kids of fans
• Special Ghoul once went on a diet that cut out a lot of carbs and he hated it
“Anything with drums, bass, and guitars is under the pop umbrella. We’ll continue to try new sounds as long as we’re a band.”
I constantly hear people complaining about how they don’t support or even like FOB’s new music. They claim that it is too pop sounding and think that FOB is only making music to make money. Some even go as far as to wish them back on hiatus but this time not come back. I personally do not agree with these opinions. Making music is one of the most challenging careers that there is. Sure, maybe it’s not backbreaking but there is a lot of sweat and tears that go into it. Musicians have to constantly change how they sound in order to make the people that listen to them (us) happy. Musicians are people too. They go through the same stuff we do, if not worse, because they are put into front of a public spotlight. What they are feeling is what goes into their music. To me the newer music that is being produced is just as good, if not a hundred times better than the music they made in the early years. There is just as much meaning behind the words and catchiness in the rhythm. They are happy with their music and I think that as fans, we should be happy for them for getting to a place that they can be happy. But don’t mind my meaningless opinion.
One of my favorite things about this band is how much passion they have. So much passion in their playing, in their concerts, in their lyrics. Seeing them live is such a surreal experience, and it’s mainly due to this level of love and care they put into everything they do.
Long before the days when I was a child of doom, I was searching for an album on some torrent website that I probably wouldn’t be listening to nowadays. I can’t recall but the album had the word “black” in it. The only thing that came up was “Black Pyramid - Black Pyramid”. I figured it sounded like metal, so I downloaded it for kicks. (SORRY GUYS!) If I’m being honest I didn’t like it at first, it was completely different than all the thrash bands I’d been into and from late 2009 until 2010 it just sat in my library. It wasn’t until after I’d fallen in love with Candlemass that I began to obsess over that Black Pyramid album. I actually enjoyed the album so much that when I heard their second full length I was left disappointed. I thought it sounded less sludgy, and less “heavy”. I’ve since come to enjoy II and I’m planning on buying Adversarial. (I was hooked on Onyx & Obsidian)
One thing that makes Black Pyramid special to me, is the lyrical content. Back in 2010 when I started to really listen to their self titled, the lyrics to The Worm Ouroboros totally captivated me. It didn’t take long before I purchased the novel The Worm Ouroboros by E.R. Eddison (1922), and began to read it. I love the Disney film The Black Cauldron (although I haven’t read The Chronicles of Prydain yet) and Cauldron Born is the perfect lyrical illustration of Arawn’s wicked Black Cauldron. A third example of Black Pyramid’s lyrics relating to fantasy that I either loved or have come to love, are songs like Stormbringer and Tanelorn. I began reading Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melniboné thanks to a tumblr-pal, and the song Stormbringer soon became a favourite. The song is easily of equal evil to Elric’s blade of Chaos.
To sum it up I’d just like to say thank you to all of the creative minds at work in Black Pyramid, and although it’s completely unrealistic for me… I’ll be dreaming of Hellfest 2013, where they will play this year with other bands that I love such as Procession and Pallbearer.