Glassjaw is an American post-hardcore band from Hempstead, New York. The band is fronted by vocalist Daryl Palumbo and guitarist Justin Beck, was a major part of the Long Island music scene in the early 2000s; the band has been influential in the progression of the underground music scene in the eastern United States and United Kingdom and on the post-hardcore genre, are known for their intense live shows and frequent line-up changes. The band formed in the summer of 1993 after Beck met each other at camp. Of the band name, Beck has said: "We had a list of names, we were just like, let's pick one of these band names which ones the coolest. At the time there were a bunch of bands coming out with two names in one like that, like mouthpiece, stuff like that. We were going down the list, the first name that I liked was Swiftkick. I'm all like, but for some reason Glassjaw stuck. There's no reason behind it; the band played their first show in 1994 in Oceanside, NY. In the early days and Weinstock were playing with Jewish straight edge metalcore band, Sons of Abraham.
Sons of Abraham constitute an important influence on Glassjaw, songs such as "Hurting and Shoving" by Glassjaw drawing on earlier Sons of Abraham releases. Palumbo was in his own straight-edge band called XbustedX; the group's line-up changed in their early years while they played in the local New York hardcore scene. Beck's primary instrument throughout this time was drums, but switched to bass guitar when Ariel Telford left the band in 1998, switched to lead guitar when Kris Baldwin left and Manuel Carrero joined the band in 1999. From 1994-1999 the band did several demo recordings of some songs that would appear on their official releases, as well as several other compositions that would not see official release; the band recorded the five-song Kiss Kiss Bang Bang EP in 1997. The record was released independently on the label 2 Cents a Pop, saw a re-release in 2001 without label affiliation; the line-up on this record was Daryl Palumbo, Justin Beck, Todd Weinstock, Kris Baldwin and Ariel Telford.
"Star Above My Bed", from the EP, is still in the band's set lists to this day. A significant recording came in 1999 working with Don Fury, showcasing songs that appeared on their debut LP Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence. In 1999, the band entered the studio at Indigo Ranch in Malibu, with producer Ross Robinson to record their first full-length album titled Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence, which saw release in 2000 through Roadrunner Records. On being signed, guitarist Justin Beck said: "Ross showed up at a practice, we start a song. Ross stands up, waving his hands and he's like,'It's over, it's done. I want to do this, you've got a deal!' The line-up on this record was Palumbo, Todd Weinstock, Manuel Carrero & Sammy Siegler. Robinson has said of it: "Our goal at the time of that record was to destroy Adidas rock", a self-deprecating reference to the Adidas-sponsored bands Robinson had produced and championed as part of the nu-metal movement; the music was aggressive and unrelenting, but included spacious songs like "When One Eight Becomes Two Zeros", "Her Middle Name is Boom", "Piano" and the epic "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence", the latter of which deals with Palumbo's problems with Crohn's disease.
The music, accompanied with Palumbo's lyrics—which were bitter and resentful towards particular characters he was discussing—and his singing style in itself—powerful and aggressive guttural screaming along with a melodic touch—created a unique dynamic. Although Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence is cited as a milestone post-hardcore album, it saw little push from Roadrunner, causing the band to garner an ill-will towards the label. Matters were somewhat worsened when Palumbo started to have bouts with his Crohn's disease on tour, as his aggressive performance style sometimes triggers a relapse, which has the potential to be fatal, it is alleged. Larry Gorman of Orange 9mm took over drumming duties part-way through touring, which saw dates with Deftones and a six-week European tour with Soulfly; the line-up continued to rotate following the conclusion of the tour when Manuel Carrero was kicked out by Roadrunner for being the only member to have date conflicts with touring. The album was pressed onto vinyl in 2009, limited to 10,000 copies.
In 2001, the band entered the studio in secret with Ross Robinson and began recording their follow-up album Worship and Tribute, which would see release the following year. The album was mixed by Mike Fraser, they left Roadrunner, finding them problematic, shopped the album to other labels and ended up signing a deal with Warner Bros. Records; the line-up on this record was Palumbo, Beck and Shannon Larkin of Amen and Godsmack, who provided drumming duties due to recording time constraints, as he had worked well with producer Ross Robinson in the past, although Larry Gorman was composing parts and the drummer of the band. Ross Robinson does not use a'click track' when recording drummers, as he believes "it takes away from the true essence of the music"; this album showcased a more melodic and mature Glassjaw, as they started to further incorporate jazz and ambient influences in tracks like "Ape Dos Mil", "Must've Run All Day", "The Gillette Cav
Bring Me the Horizon
Bring Me the Horizon abbreviated BMTH, are an English rock band from Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group now consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls and keyboardist Jordan Fish, they are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records in the United States. The style of their early work, including their debut album Count Your Blessings, has been described as deathcore, but they started to adopt a more eclectic style of metalcore on albums. Furthermore, their fifth album That's the Spirit marked a shift in their sound to less aggressive rock music styles. In addition, their sixth album Amo saw a shift into different genres, such as electronica and hip hop; the band released their debut album Count Your Blessings in 2006. Upon release, the album's sound polarised listeners, was met with critical disdain; the band began to break away from their controversial sound with Suicide Season, a creative and commercial turning point for the band.
Bring Me the Horizon released their third album, There Is Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven. In 2010, propelling them to greater international fame, whilst incorporating influences from classical and pop, their major label debut, Sempiternal achieved Gold certification in Australia and Silver in the United Kingdom. That's the Spirit debuted at number two in the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200; as well as these five studio albums, they have released two extended plays and two live albums. They have received four Kerrang! Awards, including two for Best British Band and one for Best Live Band, they have received a Grammy nomination. Bring Me the Horizon's founding members came from diverse musical backgrounds within metal and rock. Matt Nicholls and Oliver Sykes had a common interest in American metalcore such as Norma Jean and Skycamefalling, used to attend local hardcore punk shows, they met Lee Malia, who spoke with them about thrash metal and melodic death metal bands like Metallica and At the Gates.
Bring Me the Horizon formed in March 2004, when the members were aged 15 to 17. Curtis Ward, who lived in the Rotherham area, joined Sykes and Nicholls on drums. Bassist Matt Kean, in other local bands, completed the line-up, their name was taken from the line in the film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, where Captain Jack Sparrow says "Now, bring me that horizon."In the months following their formation, Bring Me the Horizon created a demo album titled Bedroom Sessions. They followed this by releasing their first EP, This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For in September 2004 through local UK label Thirty Days of Night Records. Bring Me the Horizon were the label's first signing, it was recorded at Pristine Studios in Nottingham over the course of two weekends, with drums and bass guitar laid down over the first weekend, guitars and vocals completed a week later. UK label Visible Noise noticed the band after the release of their EP, signed them for a four-album deal, in addition to re-releasing the EP in January 2005.
The re-release gained the band significant attention peaking at No. 41 on the UK album charts. The band was awarded Best British Newcomer at the 2006 Kerrang! Awards ceremony; the band's first tour was supporting The Red Chord across the United Kingdom. As with other early tours, they were able to get this slot by tricking venue promoters. Kean and Oliver's mother Carol Sykes were the de facto managers of the band at this time, a role they continued to occupy until 2008. For The Red Chord support, Kean emailed promoters and pretended they were opening on all the dates, when they were supposed to play only at their local show; this led them to being booked for the whole tour. In another case, Sykes created an e-mail account in the name of Johnny Truant vocalist Oliver Mitchell, which he used to contact a promoter requesting Bring Me the Horizon on their tour. Alcohol consumption fuelled their live performances in their early history when the band would get so drunk they vomited on stage and damaged their equipment.
The band released their debut album Count Your Blessings in October 2006 in the United Kingdom and in August 2007 in the United States. They rented a house in the country to write songs, but became distracted, they recorded the album in inner-city Birmingham, a process, infamous for their excessive and dangerous drinking. During this period drummer Nicholls summarised it saying "we were out every night, just being regular 18-year-olds". Critics panned the album adding to the polarised responses the band were seeing from the public, they supported Count Your Blessings by going on a lengthy headline tour of the UK in November, followed this joining Lostprophets and The Blackout on a UK tour through late November and December 2006. In January 2007, Bring Me the Horizon were able to set their sights beyond the UK, when they replaced Bury Your Dead on Killswitch Engage's European headline tour; the slot became available after Bury Your Dead were forced to withdraw by the departure from the band of their vocalist, Mat Bruso.
Bring Me the Horizon's presence on the tour was poorly received by fans of Killswitch Engage, with concert attendees throwing bottles at the band before they started playing their set. Bring Me the Horizon recorded their second studio album, Suicide Season, in Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström, he was unimpressed with their first album and was absent from the recording sessions unless he needed to be there. Nordström late
Mathcore is a style of music that combines the speed and aggression of hardcore punk and extreme metal with rhythmically complex dissonant riffs and abrupt tempo changes. Although its roots can be traced to post-hardcore and math rock bands of the early 1990s, mathcore was established in the late 1990s and early 2000s by pivotal albums of Botch, Coalesce and The Dillinger Escape Plan, it is categorized as a subgenre of metalcore. Other names that have been used to refer to mathcore include noisecore and experimental metalcore, highlighting its connection to noise music and experimental music. Mathcore emphasizes complex and fluctuant rhythms through the use of irregular time signatures, polymeters and tempo changes, while at the same time the drummers play with overall loudness. In the words of The Dillinger Escape Plan bassist Liam Wilson, their "choppy rhythms that people get kind of tongue-twisted on" are "Latin rhythms" mixed with the speed and "stamina" of heavy metal, drawing a parallel between them and John McLaughlin's use of Eastern sounds within a jazz context.
Most pioneering mathcore drummers had jazz, orchestral or academic backgrounds, including Dazzling Killmen's Blake Fleming, Craw's Neil Chastain, Coalesce's James Dewees, Botch's Tim Latona, The Dillinger Escape Plan's Chris Pennie and Converge's Ben Koller. As with the rhythm section, the guitars perform riffs that change and are repeated after one section. Early bands were completely atonal with the guitars or all the instruments playing polyphonic dissonance. After the first The Dillinger Escape Plan records, the guitar work of most bands became technical as well and "not only musically challenging, but physically demanding."In a 2016 article, Ian Cory of Invisible Oranges described mathcore's emphasis on technical complexity as "the means by which" they attain the aggressiveness of punk, "but never the end unto itself", distinguishing it from "the overflowing excess" of progressive metal. Writer Keith Kahn-Harris has described some mathcore bands as a mix between the aggressiveness of grindcore and the idioms of free jazz.
Early mathcore lyrics were addressed from a realistic worldview and with a pessimistic, resentful or sarcastic point of view. They have been singled out for their poetic elements; some bands satirized and criticized the militant branches of the hardcore punk ideologies prominent in the 1990s. Others wrote about personal issues, such as Converge's Jacob Bannon and The Dillinger Escape Plan's Dimitri Minakakis. Although musically rooted in extreme metal, some mathcore artists have shown contempt for extreme metal fictional and horror lyrics; some early mathcore bands incorporated light shows synchronized with the music, while others were noted for their reckless, chaotic performances that ended up with fights and injuries. Guitarists Jes Steineger of Coalesce and Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan featured erratic and violent behaviors. In 2001, vocalist Greg Puciato joined The Dillinger Escape Plan and starred the most controversial live performances of the band until their disbandment in 2017, being described by Invisible Oranges as "the perfect physical embodiment of " because of his imposing physique along with destructive behavior.
Early antecedents to mathcore were practiced by post-hardcore bands of early 1990s. Post-hardcore is a broad term to define bands that maintain the aggressiveness and intensity of hardcore punk but emphasizes a greater degree of creative expression. Hardcore punk pioneers Black Flag incorporated characteristics reminiscent to mathcore during their mid-1980s experimental period, including heavy metal laden riffs and lengthy songs, as well as fusion-style time signatures, instrumental songs and improvisational sections. At that time, their biggest influences were the Mahavishnu Orchestra and King Crimson during its 1972–1975 lineup. Author Steven Blush said that their new direction "proved too much for many fans", yet numerous mathcore trailblazers would credit Black Flag as an inspiration. Among others post-hardcore bands credited are Minutemen, who were influenced by avant-garde rock and jazz, The Jesus Lizard, inspired by progressive rock and Drive Like Jehu, who drew from math rock and krautrock.
Experimental bands that mixed extreme metal with hardcore punk cited include Neurosis and Today is the Day. In the 1990s, the hardcore punk scene started to embrace extreme metal and was ideologized, with most of the popular bands being part of subcultures, religions or political groups; some mathcore bands started inspired by straight edge and Hare Krishna groups, including Converge and Botch. On the other hand, the more unorthodox bands that influenced mathcore remained in the underground. Two bands credited as mathcore forerunners are midwesterners Dazzling Killmen and Craw, who at the time were considered part of the "noisier" branch of math rock, their debut albums were released in 1993 respectively. They were characterized by a "metallic post-hardcore" sound but with constant time signature changes and vocals with an "animalistic sound of a man losing his mind". Three out of four members of Dazzling Killmen knew each other from jazz school, while Craw had a classical percussionist and a jazz bassist.
Both were joined by saxophonists on some performances. In 1989, New Jersey band Rorschach was formed within the youth crew hardcore scene but soon developed a more complex and dissonant metallic hardcore style, they were influenced by hardcore punk bands such as Die Kreuzen and Black Flag, as well as thrash metal bands Voivod and Slayer. After their disbandment in 1993, their guitarist Keith Huckins joine
Norma Jean (band)
Norma Jean is an American metalcore band from Douglasville, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Since their inception in 1997, numerous line up changes have left the band with no original members. To date, Norma Jean has released seven studio albums and received a Grammy Award nomination in 2006 for Best Recording Package for their second album O God, the Aftermath; the band's name is derived from the real name of actress Marilyn Monroe. Evolving from Luti-Kriss, the original Norma Jean line-up consisted of the final Luti-Kriss lineup, utilizing additional percussion on recordings instead of turntables. Drummer Daniel Davison, explained that the band got their name from actress Marilyn Monroe, whose real name is Norma Jeane Baker, it was not until after they decided upon that name that they found out that "Norma" means "pattern", "Jean" means "God's grace and mercy", combined saying "Patterns of grace and mercy". In 2002 the band released Kiss the Child on Solid State Records, their original vocalist Josh Scogin left the band shortly after the release of Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child, stating that "it was just something that I felt led to do."
Scogin has been known to join in with Norma Jean during live performances to sing "Memphis Will Be Laid To Waste" since his departure. Original bassist Joshua Doolittle left the band around the same time as Scogin. Doolittle was replaced by Jake Schultz. Scogin left the band and went on to start The Chariot. Brad Norris was replaced by Cory Brandan of the bands Eso-Charis, Living Sacrifice and Uses Fire. In March 2005 they released their second album, titled O God, the Aftermath, it was Cory Brandan's first album performance for Norma Jean. The artwork for the band's second album, O God, the Aftermath was nominated for Best Recording Package at the Grammy Awards of 2006; the artwork was designed by Asterisk studios in Washington. Redeemer, their third album, was recorded with producer Ross Robinson. On September 21, 2007, original drummer Daniel Davison announced that he would be leaving the band after their current tour ended, via the band's official website, his last show was on November 7, 2007 at Irving Plaza in New York, NY.
On December 17, 2007, Norma Jean announced that they would start writing for their new album, The Anti Mother, in January, record in April, will be playing the entire 2008 Warped Tour. Writing was announced on January 24. On February 13, Norma Jean announced in a Myspace bulletin that they were "about 6 songs deep." They wrote a song with Page Hamilton of Helmet, collaborated with Deftones' frontman Chino Moreno. The band described the two songs they wrote with Moreno as anti-traditional. In early to mid February, they announced that their replacement drummer would be Chris Raines, the drummer for the band Spitfire. On August 5, 2008, Norma Jean released The Anti Mother. Prior to leaving for their headlining tour, Norma Jean shot a music video for "Robots 3 Humans 0", with music video director Daniel Chesnut. On January 3, 2009, Norma Jean announced on their official website that they would be writing songs for their next album; the band's upcoming fifth studio album was said to be a return "back to roots."On April 5, 2009, Norma Jean announced on their website that they had dropped off their current tour due to a myriad of reasons.
On November 3, 2009, Norma Jean announced that they would be parting ways with longtime label Solid State and signing a deal with independent label Razor & Tie with plans to release an album in the summer of 2010. Norma Jean announced that a title for one of their new songs will be "Kill More Presidents" and have encouraged fans to film the live performance of this song; the video was released in early March. Fans could download the first track, titled "Leaderless and Self Enlisted" from "Meridional" by signing up for the band's email list via the band's website. Norma Jean released their Jeremy Griffith produced album, Meridional, on July 13, 2010. In an interview with Exclaim! Magazine, published the day of the Meridional album release, drummer Chris Raines spoke of how the sound of Meridional came to be and what influenced it." The last few records have been doing different things. I think we took all the good that we liked from the past records and added the new touch that we wanted to put on it, a heavier and darker theme."
Drummer Chris Raines was replaced by Matt Marquez in late 2010 with no formal announcement made for this exchange or if Raines would return. In 2016, Raines addressed leaving the band in an interview with Trav Turner that it was family issues. On November 23, 2010, Norma Jean's former record label Solid State Records released a retrospective box set collection titled Birds and Microscopes and Bottles of Elixirs and Raw Steak and a Bunch of Songs; the three CD compilation contains the band's first three studio albums. In January 2011, founding guitarist Scottie Henry decided to take a temporary break from Norma Jean, he would be replaced by Jeff Hickey of The Handshake Murders, for 2011 tour dates. On October 30, 2012, the band announced that they would be going into the studio from December 2012 to January 2013, with Joshua Barber as the chosen producer, it is the first album by the band to feature new members Jeff Hickey on guitar, John Finnegan on bass, Clayton Holyoak on drums. Wrongdoers was released in the US on August 6, 2013 by Razor & Tie, with UK/EU to follow on September 9.
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Helmet is an American alternative metal band from New York City formed in 1989. Founded by vocalist and lead guitarist Page Hamilton, Helmet has had numerous lineup changes, Hamilton has been the only constant member. Helmet has released two compilation albums; the band found mainstream success with their 1992 major label debut Meantime, which debuted at number 68 on the Billboard 200, with singles "Unsung" and "In the Meantime". After the releases of Betty and Aftertaste, Helmet broke up in 1998. However, the band reformed in 2004, has since released four more albums ― Size Matters, Seeing Eye Dog and Dead to the World. After Hamilton had left the Band of Susans, Helmet formed in early 1989, they were spotted by Tom Hazelmyer and signed to Amphetamine Reptile Records, releasing their debut 7 inch single, "Born Annoying" that year. AmRep released their first album, Strap it On, in 1990. Helmet has been described as a "thinking man's metal band". Eschewing the traditional metal image of long hair and black clothing, the band stood out with their preference for simple T-shirts and sneakers, short haircuts.
Their atypical look was referenced in an episode of Beavis and Butthead, in which the pair's commentary on the video for "Unsung" included the lines "That drummer looks like a regular guy" and "If you, saw these guys on the street, you wouldn't know they were cool."Their music is characterized by repetitive, staccato guitar riffs in unconventional time signatures, always in a minor key with drop-D or drop-C tuning. The guitar sound is distorted and dissonant, with choruses that involve guitar feedback waves. Before Hamilton had settled on a name, the guitarist Peter Mengede's then-wife Reyne Cuccuro suggested the Germanic name "Helmuth". Hamilton misinterpreted her and mistakenly believed that she was referring to the form of protective gear. Hamilton thought excitedly that Helmet had "sounded like a pretty cool name for a band" and opted for the Anglicized spelling. Other names taken in consideration were "Cry Ruth" and "Poly Orchids", along with the more esoteric and obscure "Tuna Lorenzo" and "Froth Albumen".
The band achieved success after signing to Interscope Records in early 1992. It is rumored that the members received in excess of $1 million at signing, along with an unprecedented amount of control over their work, their first Interscope release, was released in 1992 and certified Gold in 1994. The album remains Helmet's top-selling album. Helmet toured the United States, Brazil and Asia relentlessly with other AmRep recording artists. Internal tensions rose high at times. In early 1993, guitarist Peter Mengede left the band and formed Handsome which only released one album in 1997, he was replaced by guitarist of hardcore band Rest in Pieces. The band's third album, was released in 1994. Despite managing the band's highest-ever chart position on the Billboard 200 at number 45, the album failed to sell as many copies as Meantime. In 1995, the band appeared in The Jerky Boys: The Movie, covering Black Sabbath's "Symptom of the Universe," and featuring a cameo by Ozzy Osbourne as their manager. After recording and touring in support of Betty, Echeverria left to join Biohazard.
The band elected to record 1997's Aftertaste as a three-piece. A first version of the album was withdrawn at last minute in the fall of 1996 when promotional activities had begun. Release was delayed to March 1997 for a new audio mix, guitarist Chris Traynor was recruited for the supporting tour. Although the song "Exactly What You Wanted" became a moderate radio hit, the album spent only a few weeks on the Billboard 200 and has sold 135,000 copies as of April 2006; the Aftertaste Tour in 1997–98 would prove to be the band's last. Amid long-standing private disputes, the members decided to call. Asked about the breakup, Hamilton replied, "9 years, 1,600 shows, 5 albums, we found it hard to look at each other anymore" After the dissolution of Helmet, the members went on to numerous different projects. Hamilton relocated from New York to Los Angeles and became involved in many different projects, from playing guitar for David Bowie to doing sessions for film scores, working with composer Elliot Goldenthal on the 1999 soundtracks to In Dreams and Titus.
When working on film scores, he was part of a "guitar orchestra" called "Deaf Elk" with other guitarists of which he was the primary. He periodically returned to New York to work with his band Gandhi, where several of the songs appearing on Size Matters began. Bogdan formed the Moonlighters, for which he played steel guitar, in New York with Bliss Blood, before returning home to Oregon to play for the Midnight Serenaders. Stanier took a break from drumming for over a year, but returned to play drums for Tomahawk, The Mark of Cain and Primer 55. After moving to Los Angeles, Hamilton began working with drummer John Tempesta on a new project. After searching for a record label and a name for the project, Hamilton was urged by Jimmy Iovine of Interscope to release the new project under the established Helmet moniker, to which Interscope held the rights. Hamilton had resisted for some time, but since his relationships with Stanier and Bogdan had not improved since 1998, his prev
MusicBrainz is a project that aims to create an open data music database, similar to the freedb project. MusicBrainz was founded in response to the restrictions placed on the Compact Disc Database, a database for software applications to look up audio CD information on the Internet. MusicBrainz has expanded its goals to reach beyond a compact disc metadata storehouse to become a structured open online database for music. MusicBrainz captures information about artists, their recorded works, the relationships between them. Recorded works entries capture at a minimum the album title, track titles, the length of each track; these entries are maintained by volunteer editors. Recorded works can store information about the release date and country, the CD ID, cover art, acoustic fingerprint, free-form annotation text and other metadata; as of 21 September 2018, MusicBrainz contained information about 1.4 million artists, 2 million releases, 19 million recordings. End-users can use software that communicates with MusicBrainz to add metadata tags to their digital media files, such as FLAC, MP3, Ogg Vorbis or AAC.
MusicBrainz allows contributors to upload cover art images of releases to the database. Internet Archive provides the bandwidth and legal protection for hosting the images, while MusicBrainz stores metadata and provides public access through the web and via an API for third parties to use; as with other contributions, the MusicBrainz community is in charge of maintaining and reviewing the data. Cover art is provided for items on sale at Amazon.com and some other online resources, but CAA is now preferred because it gives the community more control and flexibility for managing the images. Besides collecting metadata about music, MusicBrainz allows looking up recordings by their acoustic fingerprint. A separate application, such as MusicBrainz Picard, must be used for this. In 2000, MusicBrainz started using Relatable's patented TRM for acoustic fingerprint matching; this feature allowed the database to grow quickly. However, by 2005 TRM was showing scalability issues as the number of tracks in the database had reached into the millions.
This issue was resolved in May 2006 when MusicBrainz partnered with MusicIP, replacing TRM with MusicDNS. TRMs were phased out and replaced by MusicDNS in November 2008. In October 2009 MusicIP was acquired by AmpliFIND; some time after the acquisition, the MusicDNS service began having intermittent problems. Since the future of the free identification service was uncertain, a replacement for it was sought; the Chromaprint acoustic fingerprinting algorithm, the basis for AcoustID identification service, was started in February 2010 by a long-time MusicBrainz contributor Lukáš Lalinský. While AcoustID and Chromaprint are not MusicBrainz projects, they are tied with each other and both are open source. Chromaprint works by analyzing the first two minutes of a track, detecting the strength in each of 12 pitch classes, storing these 8 times per second. Additional post-processing is applied to compress this fingerprint while retaining patterns; the AcoustID search server searches from the database of fingerprints by similarity and returns the AcoustID identifier along with MusicBrainz recording identifiers if known.
Since 2003, MusicBrainz's core data are in the public domain, additional content, including moderation data, is placed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0 license. The relational database management system is PostgreSQL; the server software is covered by the GNU General Public License. The MusicBrainz client software library, libmusicbrainz, is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License, which allows use of the code by proprietary software products. In December 2004, the MusicBrainz project was turned over to the MetaBrainz Foundation, a non-profit group, by its creator Robert Kaye. On 20 January 2006, the first commercial venture to use MusicBrainz data was the Barcelona, Spain-based Linkara in their Linkara Música service. On 28 June 2007, BBC announced that it has licensed MusicBrainz's live data feed to augment their music Web pages; the BBC online music editors will join the MusicBrainz community to contribute their knowledge to the database. On 28 July 2008, the beta of the new BBC Music site was launched, which publishes a page for each MusicBrainz artist.
Amarok – KDE audio player Banshee – multi-platform audio player Beets – automatic CLI music tagger/organiser for Unix-like systems Clementine – multi-platform audio player CDex – Microsoft Windows CD ripper Demlo – a dynamic and extensible music manager using a CLI iEatBrainz – Mac OS X deprecated foo_musicbrainz component for foobar2000 – Music Library/Audio Player Jaikoz – Java mass tag editor Max – Mac OS X CD ripper and audio transcoder Mp3tag – Windows metadata editor and music organizer MusicBrainz Picard – cross-platform album-oriented tag editor MusicBrainz Tagger – deprecated Microsoft Windows tag editor puddletag – a tag editor for PyQt under the GPLv3 Rhythmbox music player – an audio player for Unix-like systems Sound Juicer – GNOME CD ripper Zortam Mp3 Media Studio – Windows music organizer and ID3 Tag Editor. Freedb clients can access MusicBrainz data through the freedb protocol by using the MusicBrainz to FreeDB gateway service, mb2freedb. List of online music databases Making Metadata: The Case of Mus
The Vans Warped Tour was a traveling rock tour that toured the United States annually each summer since 1995. It is the largest traveling music festival in the United States, is the longest-running touring music festival in North America; the first Warped Tour took place in 1995, the skateboard shoe manufacturer Vans became the main sponsor of the tour starting with the second tour in 1996, when it became known as the "The Vans Warped Tour". Although Vans continued to be the main sponsor and lended its name to the festival, other sponsors participated with stages or other aspects of the festival sometimes being named after them. Warped Tour was conceived in 1995 as an eclectic alternative rock festival, but in 1996 began focusing on punk rock music. Although it has continued to be known as a punk rock festival, it has included acts of diverse genres over the years. Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman stated that the 2018 Vans Warped Tour would be the final, full cross-country run. On December 18, 2018, Lyman revealed details for the tour's 25th anniversary, with only three events taking place in 2019.
The band times and sets can be purchased from a stand. Every year there was a "BBQ Band". In exchange for the privilege of playing on the tour, the BBQ Band prepared the post-show barbecue held for the bands and crew most evenings. Past BBQ Bands have included Dropkick Murphys, Art of Shock and "The Fabulous Rudies". One band, has been permitted for the past four years to play on the tour in exchange for working on the setup crew; the "BBQ Band" for the 2016 tour was the band Reckless Serenade. The tour started as a skate punk and third-wave ska tour, but began to feature pop punk and metalcore acts. There are some hardcore and street punk bands, such as the Casualties, the Unseen and Anti-Flag, that still play Warped Tour, as well as older bands that have played the tour numerous times since its inception The tour wasn't set up in just one way, it was set up early in the morning during the set up crews' arrival and taken down during the last show of the day. When heading into Canada, there was a bus that loaded the supplies that headed into Canada while the other bus contains the equipment that stayed in the U.
S. until the next show. In 2013, Kevin Lyman decided to allow parents free admission to the Warped Tour. Citing issues such as transportation problems for minors and the audience member demographic opening up to a younger crowd every year, Lyman determined that parents accompanying their children would be allowed into the tour for free. Parents have their own adult day care, it was known as Reverse Day Care. Grown-ups could spend the day waiting for their children in the Reverse Day Care tent. There was ample seating and fans or cooling devices to keep the parents occupied during the festival; the Warped Tour was created in 1995 by Kevin Lyman, in production with the short-lived Warp Magazine and Creative Artists Agency. The tour began June 21 at the Idaho Center in Boise and ended August 18 in Detroit; the tour was held at outdoor venues, though on rare occasions it was held indoors. In 1996, due to problems with the venue where the event was to be held, the show was forced to be moved indoors to The Capitol Ballroom nightclub in Washington DC.1996 was the first year for Vans as a sponsor and they have been the main sponsor since carrying their name in the title.
In 1998, the tour went international, including venues in Australia, Europe and the United States. In 1999, the tour started off in New Zealand and Hawaii in the New Year, it started up again in the United States for the northern hemisphere summer before ending up in Europe. The Vans Warped Tour has turned eco-friendly by using biodiesel for the production buses. In 2009, the two main stages were condensed into one and bands were given 40-minute sets, as opposed to the traditional 30 minutes across the previous two stages. Despite this, the tour decided to bring back the two main stages concept with 35-minute sets instead for the 2012 tour and beyond. In 2012, the Warped Tour traveled to London, the first time the tour has left North America since 1999. In the UK and Europe, Warped Tour is operated by English promoter Kilimanjaro Live; the Warped Tour returned to London in 2015. On February 10, 2009 details for the annual "Warped Tour Kick Off Party" were announced; the show took place on April 2, 2009 at The Key Club in West Hollywood and featured Warped Tour 2009 bands T.
S. O. L; the Adolescents, Sing it Loud, TAT, TV/TV on the bill. The tour won the Best Festival/Tour Award at the Rock on Request Awards; the Warped Tour 2012 kick off party took place March 29, 2012 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California featuring performances by Falling in Reverse, The Used, Dead Sara, Matt Toka and Forever Came Calling. During the Toronto date, a fan died; the band as well as Warped Tour offered their condolences on Twitter. For the first time in 14 years, Warped Tour was held in the UK in November 2012; this was the first year the show Warped Roadies premiered. The show was a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the Vans Warped Tour as it travels across the country with more than 60 bands; the Warped Tour 2013 kick off party took place March 28, 2013 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California featuring performances by Chiodos, New Beat Fund, Gin Wigmore, MC Lars, Craig Owens, Dia Frampton, Charlotte Sometimes, Big Chocolate] Echosmith and special guests. The tour will once again return to Europe for the second year in a row with more tour dates.
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