Every Time I Die come out Swinging @MrSmalls

With a stellar new release and a major head banging tour happening all at once, no one else could honestly come out on stage with such confidence in themselves as Every Time I Die.  When I say that, I do mean that they knew that their latest album was such a hit that playing half of it Saturday night for the city of Pittsburgh was more than a splendid idea.  From the amount of bodies flying that night (that does include ETID), something definitely went right while they were supporting Beartooth on their latest tour.


It is such a rare occasion that you see a band anymore that is non-stop from start to finish during their set;  Especially when they end up playing for about an hour or so.  ETID just so happens to be one of those bands that comes out swinging and guns a blazing until their time is up.  Even when their time is up its hard to believe that they still would and could go longer.  So just like their records, there is no stopping for a breather because there is no time for such tomfoolery at an ETID show.  Hopefully the crowd who had no clue what to expect when they hit the stage was able to survive the pit after their performance.  From stage dives to high fives to jump kicks and flying guitars, it was quite the spectacle to say the least.  They never lost a beat either which after listening to a lot of their music, you wouldn’t believe me until you saw it for yourself.


Pittsburgh Music Magazine gives Every Time I Die’s latest album “Low Teens” and their most recent performance at Mr. Smalls two thumbs up!  Anything less would be demeaning in all honesty.  Hopefully they will be stopping back next year for a headlining tour of their own.



  1. Glitches
  2. We’rewolf
  3. Ebolarama
  4. Underwater Bimbos from Outer Space
  5. Thirst
  6. Decayin’ With the Boys
  7. Petal
  8. Bored Stiff
  9. Two Summers
  10. The New Black
  11. Floater
  12. It Remembers
  13. The Coin Has a Say
  14. No Son of Mine
  15. Map Change


The third annual installment of the All Stars Tour is taking shape for this summer and this touring package comes out swinging for the fences with it’s most diverse line-up yet. Buffalo’s Every Time I Die will be this year’s headliner as this will also mark their final run in support of their highly acclaimed album, Ex Lives. The tour will also feature Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror, Stray From The Path, Capture The Crown, IwrestledABearOnce, For All Those Sleeping and DayShell. Volumes and other bands TBA will also be performing in select markets.




Hatebreed Brings The Divinity of Purpose 2 Tour to Mr Smalls in Pittsburgh April 9

Hatebreed has announced their second headlining tour in support of their new studio album, The Divinity of Purpose. The Divinity of Purpose 2 Tour 2013 will kick off on April 9th in Millvale (Pittsburgh), PA. Joining Hatebreed on this run will be special guests Every Time I Die, Terror, Job For A Cowboy and This Is Hell (tour dates below) . Tickets and VIP Meet & Greet packages will go on sale Wednesday, February 13th at 12:00 PM at Hatebreed.com/vip. Public on sale begins on Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th.


The Divinity of Purpose 2 Tour
April 9 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
April 10 – Kokomo, IN – CenterStage Bar and Grill
April 11 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
April 12 – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Tap House
April 13 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave ^
April 14 – Toledo, OH – Headliners (Jamboree Fest)*
April 15 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
April 16 – Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
April 17 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
April 18 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
April 19 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium (New England Metal & Hardcore Festival)*
^ Every Time I Die not on date
*Festival date

THE CHARIOT RELEASE LIVE MUSIC VIDEO/Live at Mr. Smalls March 24 & 25 + Warped Tour

Live show experts THE CHARIOT have released a music video made entirely by friend Zach Andrews. The piece was filmed late last year at The Chain Reaction in Southern California during a performance of their track “Forget.”

THE CHARIOT will continue touring the planet in support of their most recent release. After finishing up a successful run with EVERY TIME I DIE, the band will head out with AS I LAY DYING in March and then spend most of their summer on the VANS WARPED TOUR.

March 24 and 25 at Mr. Smalls with As I Lay Dying, The Devil Wears Prada, For Today

Vans Warped Tour July 17 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion


NO BRAGGING RIGHTS have released the second and final music video for the track, “Legacy.” Directed by veteran director Josh Knoff (As I Lay Dying, Asking Alexandria), the video is a clear example of the bands intense live show.

The band is scheduled to support Every Time I Die, The Acaia Strain and Vanna next month.

2/6/2013 Chicago, IL
Bottom Lounge

2/7/2013 Milwaukee, WI
Rave II

2/8/2013 Minneapolis, WN
Mill City Nights

2/9/2013 Lawrence, KS
Granada Theater

2/10/2013 Denver, CO
The Summit Music Hall

2/12/2013 Boise, ID
The Venue

2/13/2013 Seattle, WA
El Corazon

2/14/2012 Portland, OR

2/15/2013 Oakland, CA
Oakland Metro Opera House

2/16/2013 Pomona, CA
Glass House

2/17/2013 W. Hollywood, CA
The Roxy Theatre

2/18/2013 Mesa, AZ
Nile Theater

2/19/2013 El Paso, TX
Tricky Falls

2/20/2013 Austin, TX
Red 7

2/22/2013 Houston, TX
Warehouse Live

2/23/2013 Metaire, LA
The Cypress

2/24/2013 Atlanta, GA

2/25/2013 Tampa, FL
Orpheum Theater

2/26/2013 Miami, FL
Grand Central

2/27/2013 Jacksonville, FL
Free Bird Live

2/28/2013 Charlotte, NC
Amos Southend

3/1/2013 Washington, DC
Rock N Roll Hotel

3/2/2013 Cleveland, OH

3/3/2013 Detroit, MI
Magic Stick

3/5/2013 London, ON
London Music Hall

3/6/2013 Toronto, ON
Opera House

3/7/2013 Ottawa, ON

3/8/2013 Montreal, QC
Club Soda

3/9/2013 Quebec City, QC
L’Union Commerciale

3/10/2013 New Haven, CT
Toad’s Place

3/11/2013 Clifton Park, NY
Upstate Concert Hall

3/12/2013 Syracuse, NY
Lost Horizon

3/13/2013 Philadelphia, PA
Union Transfer

3/14/2013 New York, NY
Irving Plaza

3/15/2013 Boston, MA
Royale Boston

3/16/2013 Allentown, PA
Crocodile Rock Cafe

Interview with Bob Meadows of A Life Once Lost (In Pittsburgh at Garfield Art Works 12/14)

A LIFE ONCE LOST roars into Pittsburgh at the Garfield Art Works next Friday, December 14 with Revocation and Ken Mode. Bob Meadows, lead vocals, took some time to speak to Pittsburgh Music Magazine about the frustrations of the music business, playing Pittsburgh, taking and giving vocal lessons, their new release “Ecstatic Trance”, and the inspiration for the lyrics behind “Madness is God”, check it out by listening here…

A LIFE ONCE LOST has existed on the forward edge of modern metal, where progression and innovation collide with tradition, since its inception. From day one, the path the ALOL have blazed has not only been defiant but also their own.
A LIFE ONCE LOST was formed in ’99 in the Philadelphia suburbs by Doug Sabolick (guitars) and Bob Meadows (vocals). The nascent band immediately forged a noisy, high-impact wall of sound combining dissonant, modern aggression with the hallmarks of traditional metal. Almost as soon as ALOL had songs, the band started cutting their teeth in the Philly-area DIY circuit playing alongside their peers in Converge, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Lamb of God, God Forbid, and more.
Early releases followed on Deathwish, Inc. and Robotic Empire, and ramped up to 03’s punishing ‘A Great Artist’, their first proper full-length. ‘A Great Artist’ saw them take hold of their dark, rhythmic sound and took A LIFE ONCE LOST from a Northeast favorite to a true national band. It was the catalyst that enabled them to get signed to Ferret Records and to then embark on their first national tour(s) alongside Between the Buried & Me among others.
Then ALOL released its’ sophomore album, the more refined ‘Hunter’, in ‘05 and moved to the forefront of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal. The band conquered America for the next 2 years touring as part of Ozzfest 2006, as well as direct support tours alongside Lamb of God, Clutch, Opeth, Strapping Young Lad, As I Lay Dying, Every Time I Die, High on Fire and more.
Their 3rd album ‘Iron Gag’, released in ’07, saw significant critical acclaim. That album had ALOL introducing traditional rock grooves and a more confident swagger into their already-explosive sound. The ensuing ‘Iron Gag’ tour saw the band crisscross North America and Europe, from Alaska to Mexico and London to Moscow respectively, once again alongside High on Fire; The Dillinger Escape Plan + new tour mates, Suicide Silence, and Job for a Cowboy.

At the end of the ‘Iron Gag’ World Tour in ‘09, they begin practicing again only to find fractures in the band. After a year plus of writing, Sabolick and Meadows were faced with their most difficult decisions yet. In order to realize their vision for the next evolution of A LIFE ONCE LOST, they needed to scrap almost all of the new material; cut ties with the other members, and start again on their own.

ALOL’s process was arduous, and required Bob Meadows and Doug Sabolick to rebuild everything from the ground back up. The writing process was intense while the two tried to meld a diverse range of influences – Killing Joke to Can, King Crimson to Kraftwerk, Fela Kuti and more – while respecting and remaining true to the sonic art that they had always traveled.

Three years in the making, A LIFE ONCE LOST’s new album ‘Ecstatic Trance’ (Season of Mist), is the product of that unwavering determination and raises their patented rhythmic attack to hypnotic new levels of precision and expression. Huge, jagged riffs and churning, syncopated rhythms are the blueprint for the emotive guitar-playing and explosive vocals of Sabolick and Meadows respectively. Dark washes of melody and ominous Hammond Organ tones color epic tracks such as “Madness Is God, “Something Awful”, and “The Blues”, giving their material a bold, raw sense of expression unlike any they’ve shown before. ‘Ecstatic Trance’ is one of 2012’s best metal albums, and proves that the path of A LIFE ONCE LOST is always moving forward.


Atlanta mainstays THE CHARIOT, have announced their participation in two tours this fall/winter in celebration of their new record, “One Wing” which becomes available tomorrow.

The band will head out with FOR TODAY through the fall before finishing out the year supporting the mighty EVERY TIME I DIE. Dates can be seen below. (Pittsburgh at Mr. Smalls 12/12!)

THE CHARIOT will release “One Wing” tomorrow, August 28th, 2012 via GoodFight / eOne Music with much critical acclaim.

10/11 St. Petersburg, FL
The State Theatre

10/12 Orlando, FL
H2O Live!

10/13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL

10/14 Mobile, AL
Alabama Music Hall

10/16 McAllen, TX

10/17 Corpus Christi, TX
House of Rock

10/18 Lubbock, TX
Cactus Courtyard

10/21 Las Vegas, NV
Valley Bible Church

10/23 Tempe, AZ
Nile Theatre

10/24 Anaheim, CA
Chain Reaction

11/29 Louisville, KY

11/30 Springfield, MO
Outland Ballroom

12/1 Dallas, TX
Centennial Hall (Fair Park)

12/2 Corpus Christi, TX
House of Rock

12/4 Nashville, TN

12/5 Columbia, SC
New Brookland Tavern

12/6 Richmond, VA
Canal Club

12/7 Poughkeepsie, NY
The Loft

12/8 Providence, RI
The Met

12/9 Holyoke, MA
The Waterfront Tavern

12/11 Baltimore, MD
The Ottobar

12/12 Pittsburgh, PA
Mr. Smalls

12/13 Bloomington, IL
The Castle Theater

12/14 St. Louis, MO

12/15 Omaha, NE
Sokol Underground

12/16 Madison, WI
The Loft

12/17 Palantine, IL
Durty Nellies

12/18 Lansing, MI
The Loft

12/19 Buffalo, NY
Mohawk Place


MISS MAY I Releases New ‘Hey Mister’ Music Video Teaser

MISS MAY I have released a video trailer previewing their upcoming music video for the track ‘Hey Mister’ on the official band YouTube page. ‘Hey Mister’ is the first single cut from the band’s upcoming full-length album, At Heart.

Singer Levi Benton exclaims, “We’re so excited to be dropping this video next week and we thought we’d give you a little sneak peek of what to expect. The video took 3 days to film and it’s the biggest video we’ve ever done, which is good, because Hey Mister is the biggest song we have ever written. Check it out and get learning those words ready for Warped!”

At Heart will hit stores on June 12, 2012, and was produced by famed record producer Machine (Lamb of God, Every Time I Die, Suicide Silence). The band’s first album, Apologies Are for the Weak, reached #29 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Their 2010 sophomore release, Monument, charted on the Billboard Top 200 and hit #10 on the U.S. Hard Rock chart. Churning out over 450 performances since 2009, the band is regarded as one of the hardest working young bands in the metal genre.