Thy Will Be Done
Thy Will Be Done is an American metal band formed in 2005 from Providence, Rhode Island. The ensemble has released studio albums Was and Is to Come and In Ancient of Days via Stillborn Records as well as EP Temple via Eye. On Lion Recordings; the band toured with DevilDriver and Goatwhore with fill-in bassist Jeff Golden who would go on to join Crowbar. In 2012, the band performed with Metallica at Orion Music + More as well as Party To The Apocalypse 2012 starring Shadows Fall, God Forbid and Trumpet The Harlot. In December of 2015, Thy Will Be Done had been working on the follow-up to their,'Temple' EP when the band's drummer, Jay Waterman, suffered cardiac arrest amidst tracking the band's new album, resulting in a two-year break from performances for the band. On November 11, 2016, via their Facebook page, the band announced. Thy Will Be Done has been misidentified as a'Religious Band', but they do not have a religious agenda and think that, a "personal journey". Was and Is to Come In Ancient of Days Temple Official website
Louisiana is a state in the Deep South region of the South Central United States. It is the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Louisiana is bordered by the state of Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, the Gulf of Mexico to the south. A large part of its eastern boundary is demarcated by the Mississippi River. Louisiana is the only U. S. state with political subdivisions termed parishes. The state's capital is Baton Rouge, its largest city is New Orleans. Much of the state's lands were formed from sediment washed down the Mississippi River, leaving enormous deltas and vast areas of coastal marsh and swamp; these contain a rich southern biota. There are many species of tree frogs, fish such as sturgeon and paddlefish. In more elevated areas, fire is a natural process in the landscape, has produced extensive areas of longleaf pine forest and wet savannas; these support an exceptionally large number of plant species, including many species of terrestrial orchids and carnivorous plants.
Louisiana has more Native American tribes than any other southern state, including four that are federally recognized, ten that are state recognized, four that have not received recognition. Some Louisiana urban environments have a multicultural, multilingual heritage, being so influenced by a mixture of 18th-century French, Spanish, Native American, African cultures that they are considered to be exceptional in the US. Before the American purchase of the territory in 1803, present-day Louisiana State had been both a French colony and for a brief period a Spanish one. In addition, colonists imported numerous African people as slaves in the 18th century. Many came from peoples of the same region of West Africa. In the post-Civil War environment, Anglo-Americans increased the pressure for Anglicization, in 1921, English was for a time made the sole language of instruction in Louisiana schools before a policy of multilingualism was revived in 1974. There has never been an official language in Louisiana, the state constitution enumerates "the right of the people to preserve and promote their respective historic and cultural origins."
Louisiana was named after Louis XIV, King of France from 1643 to 1715. When René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle claimed the territory drained by the Mississippi River for France, he named it La Louisiane; the suffix -ana is a Latin suffix that can refer to "information relating to a particular individual, subject, or place." Thus Louis + ana carries the idea of "related to Louis." Once part of the French Colonial Empire, the Louisiana Territory stretched from present-day Mobile Bay to just north of the present-day Canada–United States border, including a small part of what is now the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. The Gulf of Mexico did not exist 250 million years ago when there was but one supercontinent, Pangea; as Pangea split apart, the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico opened. Louisiana developed, over millions of years, from water into land, from north to south; the oldest rocks are exposed in areas such as the Kisatchie National Forest. The oldest rocks date back to the early Cenozoic Era, some 60 million years ago.
The history of the formation of these rocks can be found in D. Spearing's Roadside Geology of Louisiana; the youngest parts of the state were formed during the last 12,000 years as successive deltas of the Mississippi River: the Maringouin, Teche, St. Bernard, the modern Mississippi, now the Atchafalaya; the sediments were carried from north to south by the Mississippi River. In between the Tertiary rocks of the north, the new sediments along the coast, is a vast belt known as the Pleistocene Terraces, their age and distribution can be related to the rise and fall of sea levels during past ice ages. In general, the northern terraces have had sufficient time for rivers to cut deep channels, while the newer terraces tend to be much flatter. Salt domes are found in Louisiana, their origin can be traced back to the early Gulf of Mexico, when the shallow ocean had high rates of evaporation. There are several hundred salt domes in the state. Salt domes are important not only as a source of salt. Louisiana is bordered to the west by Texas.
The state may properly be divided into two parts, the uplands of the north, the alluvial along the coast. The alluvial region includes low swamp lands, coastal marshlands and beaches, barrier islands that cover about 20,000 square miles; this area lies principally along the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River, which traverses the state from north to south for a distance of about 600 mi ) and empties into the Gulf of Mexico. The breadth of the alluvial region along the Mississippi is from 10 to 60 miles, along the other rivers, the alluvial region averages about 10 miles across; the Mississippi River flows along a ridge formed by its own natural deposits, from which the lands decline toward a river beyond at an average fall of six feet per mile. The alluvial lands along other streams present similar features; the higher and contiguous hill lands of the north and northwestern part of the state have an area of more than 25,000 square miles. They consist of prairie and woodl
Matthew Moses Brunson is the lead guitarist for sludge metal band Crowbar, replacing Steve Gibb, bass player for Kingdom of Sorrow. He is from Metairie in Jefferson Parish and played guitar in Shedding Old Skin, he attended East Jefferson High School in Metairie. Official Crowbar Site Kingdom of Sorrow Relapse Records Page Shedding Old Skin Encyclopaedia Metallum page
Machine Head (band)
Machine Head is an American heavy metal band from Oakland, California. The band was formed in 1991 by bassist Adam Duce; the band's aggressive musicianship made them one of the pioneering bands in the new wave of American heavy metal. Machine Head's current lineup comprises bassist Jared MacEachern. Duce, guitarists Logan Mader, Ahrue Luster and Phil Demmel and drummers Tony Costanza, Chris Kontos and Dave McClain are former members of the band. Machine Head's first four albums earned the band a growing fan base in Europe, however the band would not have success in their native United States until releases; the band drew controversy with its fourth album, released three weeks after the September 11 attacks, which resulted in the album's only single, "Crashing Around You", its music video being pulled from all media outlets. The band nearly disbanded in 2002 after negotiating off its label Roadrunner Records as a result of the controversy, however the band would re-sign with the label. Having experimented with elements of groove metal and nu metal in its early releases, Machine Head changed to a more traditional thrash metal sound and longer songs with its sixth album, The Blackening, which drew critical acclaim and was chosen as Album of the Decade by Metal Hammer in 2010.
The band achieved similar success with its following two albums, Unto the Locust and Bloodstone & Diamonds, before returning to its nu metal roots with the release of its ninth album, Catharsis. Machine Head has released nine studio albums, two live albums, one video album, 13 singles and 15 music videos. Four of the band's studio albums have been certified silver in the United Kingdom, the band's highest peak on the Billboard 200 came with Bloodstone & Diamonds at number 21. To date, the band has sold over three million records worldwide. Machine Head were formed on October 12, 1991, in Oakland, California by vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Adam Duce. Flynn had parted ways with Vio-lence after a physical fight between the band members and a local gang, he still had a desire to write music and along with Duce recruited guitarist Logan Mader and drummer Tony Costanza to form Machine Head. The band's name was thought of by Flynn because it "sounded cool", despite the popular belief that it came from the Deep Purple album of the same name.
The band started jamming in a local warehouse shared with four punk rock bands. Machine Head recorded a demo in a friend's bedroom, funded with US$800. A record executive representing Roadrunner Records signed the band. Machine Head entered Fantasy Studios in California to record its debut album Burn My Eyes. Not long into production, Constanza was replaced by Chris Kontos. Most of the songs on the album were songs written by Flynn and Duce during the time Flynn was not in a band, about "being pissed off" from his previous struggles in Vio-lence, as well as both of their battles with illegal drugs. Produced by Colin Richardson, the album was released on August 9, 1994; the album shipped nearly 400,000 copies worldwide, becoming Roadrunner Records' best selling debut album. Allmusic reviewer John Franck stated "Burn My Eyes is a bone-shattering exercise in brutality". Not long after Burn My Eyes's release Machine Head started touring in support of the album, opening for Slayer in Europe in the latter half of 1994, a tour which ended with their own headline show at the London Astoria.
Following the success of the support tour the band returned to Europe for a headline tour in early 1995, performing in the same venues they opened for Slayer. The band would return to Europe for the summer festival season but Kontos refused to tour and the band drafted Walter Ryan for the festival dates. On the band's return to the US Kontos was fired. Kontos went on to play drums with Testament, was replaced by Dave McClain. After touring for Burn My Eyes, Machine Head entered the studio to record its second studio album, The More Things Change... with Richardson producing and mixing for a second time. The album was released on March 25, 1997, debuted at number 138 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Machine Head toured in Europe with Napalm Death, Coal Chamber and Skinlab went on the first Ozzfest for the first tours in support of the album. Mader showed up to a practice session late, high on methamphetamine, cursing at and insulting the band members. Ahrue Luster replaced him and finished touring, while Mader toured with Soulfly in support of their self-titled debut album.
After three years of touring and working with producer Ross Robinson, Machine Head released its third studio album, The Burning Red, on August 10, 1999. The band added new elements to its music, including rapping vocals, a move which some believe to have been influenced by Ahrue Luster himself; this album, along with the band's change in image and musical direction was criticized, with critics and fans alike accusing the band of "selling out". McClain stated they weren't trying to sound like popular bands but "wanted to sound different". Rick Anderson of Allmusic stated Machine Head was "sounding a bit looser and less constricted musically than they have in the past"; the Burning Red became Machine Head's top selling album for a number of years, debuted at number 88 on the Billboard 200. Machine Head finished touring for The Burning Red, entered a studio with producer Johnny
Kirk Windstein is an American musician. He is a founding member of the sludge metal band Crowbar, played with the heavy metal band Down from 1991 to 2013. In 2005, Windstein formed Kingdom of Sorrow with Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed, their debut album was released in 2008. Windstein began his musical career in 1985 as a guitarist for a cover band called Victorian Blitz, in 1988 joined a hardcore punk band called Shell Shock as a vocalist and guitarist. Windstein played guitar for the cover band Victorian Blitz in 1985. Other members included Sid Montz, with whom Windstein would play again in Valume Nob. Having left Victorian Blitz, Windstein joined the New Orleans' premiere hardcore punk band Shell Shock as their guitarist and vocalist. With Windstein in the band they began to play more of a crossover thrash style rather than straightforward hardcore punk, as it better suited Windstein's vocal style and a two-guitarists line-up; when the band was recording a new album called "No Tomorrow", their guitarist Mike Hatch committed suicide.
Kevin Noonan replaced Hatch for the final Shell Shock show in 1988, the band became what is now Crowbar. After the collapse of Shell Shock in 1988 due to the suicide of guitarist Mike Hatch, the band enlisted Kevin Noonan and carried on as Aftershock, which played a mixture of hardcore punk and doom metal. Under that name they released a demo in mid-1989, but renamed themselves WREQIUEM when bassist Mike Savoie left the band and was replaced by Todd Strange. In 1990 they renamed themselves The Slugs, after a demo in mid-1990, the band collapsed. Windstein considered becoming the guitarist for Exhorder, but Windstein and Strange reformed the band, with Craig Nunenmacher as the drummer, Kevin Noonan on guitar. The band renamed themselves Crowbar in mid-1991. Crowbar was signed by Mark Nawara to Pavement Music and released "Obedience Through Suffering" in 1991. Windstein's childhood friend Phil Anselmo produced their next effort, a self-titled album released in 1993; the album went on to achieve international success with songs such as "All I Had", "Existence is Punishment", a cover of Led Zeppelin's "No Quarter".
MTV's Headbangers Ball began to play the music video for "Existence Is Punishment", featured on Beavis and Butt-head. Following that success, the band toured with Pantera. Together, the bands partied and footage of these events appears on Pantera's "Home Video 3" and Crowbar's "Like Broken" video, in which Windstein dressed up as the Hulk. In 2001, Crowbar went on hiatus. Upon Windstein's return, Crowbar released Lifesblood for the Downtrodden in 2005, two years released a live DVD called "Live:With Full Force"; the band released Sever the Wicked Hand in 2011, Symmetry in Black in 2014 and their latest album The Serpent Only Lies was released on 28 October 2016. Down released their debut album "NOLA" on Elektra Records in 1995 with Windstein on guitar and bass, Anselmo on vocals, Pepper Keenan on guitar, Jimmy Bower on drums; the band played a 13-show tour with Todd Strange on bass, the album was certified gold by the RIAA. Following the tour, each member returned to their respective bands. Crowbar recorded three albums before Down reunited to release "Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow" in 2002.
Following the release, Down toured on the second stage at Ozzfest, continued to tour on the "An Evening With... Down" tour. Afterward, both Windstein and Keenan returned to their main bands, thereby allowing Kirk to record Crowbar's "Life's Blood for the Downtrodden" with Rex Brown on bass, Craig Nunenmacher on drums and Down producer Warren Riker in spring 2005. In 2007 Down released the album Down III: Over the Under. Down released Down IV Part I – The Purple EP in September 2012 and are rumoured to be releasing three more EP's over the coming years. In Fall 2013 Windstein announced that he is leaving Down to concentrate on Crowbar'full-time', as the band has its 25 anniversary in 2014. In 2005 Kirk teamed up with Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed to form a new side venture called Kingdom of Sorrow; the band's self-titled debut album was released on 19 February 2008 by Relapse Records. It debuted at No. 131 on the US Billboard charts and sold 6,000 records in its first week of release. The album was recorded at Planet Z with producer Zeuss, known for his work with Shadows Fall and many others.
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The Acacia Strain
The Acacia Strain is an American metalcore band from Chicopee, Massachusetts. The group has gone through several lineup changes. Prior to his leaving guitarist Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz was the most recent original member to depart, remaining with The Acacia Strain until 2013; the Acacia Strain is signed to Rise Records. In total, the group have released 7 full-length albums. Founded in 2001, The Acacia Strain was created by members of various Chicopee and northern Connecticut area bands most notably Blood Has Been Shed, Septic Orgasm, Daedalus/Complex, Prosper. Since 2001, the band has undergone numerous member changes in which vocalist Vincent Bennett is the only remaining original member. To date they have released eight studio albums, as well as two split albums: one with Loyal to the Grave and another with This or the Apocalypse, War from a Harlots Mouth and Aggressive Dogs; the band has worked with acclaimed producers Chris "Zeuss" Harris. In December 2009, The Acacia Strain toured as direct support for Hatebreed as part of the Stillborn Fest alongside Crowbar, The Casualties, Thy Will Be Done.
The band released their DVD, The Most Known Unknown, on February 16, 2010. The band reached the Billboard Top 200 albums chart in 2008 with 2010 with Wormwood, they performed at Warped Tour 2011 on the Advent Clothing stage along with A Day to Remember, We Came As Romans, Set Your Goals, Winds of Plague, Miss May I, others. In April 17, 2012, it was announced that The Acacia Strain had signed to Rise Records, announcing plans for a new album in October 2012. On April 25, 2012, a new song, titled "Servant in the Place of Truth", was released digitally, at the time was in anticipation of their upcoming album, which will be released in the fall. On July 18, 2012, The Acacia Strain announced the title of their new upcoming album, Death Is the Only Mortal, it was released on October 9, 2012. On August 10, 2012, The band announced the track listing for Death Is the Only Mortal and released the album art via their Facebook page. However, the single "Servant in the Place of Truth" is not listed on the album.
Guitarist Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz confirmed that it was just a non-album single. On September 6, 2012, an official single off "Death Is the Only Mortal" was released titled "Victims of the Cave" as a lyric video on Rise Records' YouTube channel. In November 2012 The band performed on the UK Van's Warped Tour as well as supporting Architects on the U. K leg of the "Daybreaker'Almost' World Tour". On November 27, 2012, The Acacia Strain was involved in a rollover accident, which prevented them from touring with Veil of Maya thereafter. On May 18, 2013, Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz announced via his Facebook page that The Acacia Strain had moved on without him and that he was no longer a part of the band. On June 4, 2013, the band announced that they had introduced two new full-time guitarists to join their line-up, Devin Shidaker and Richard Gomez. On August 12, 2014, the band revealed the title of their seventh album to be Coma Witch, released on October 14, 2014; the band released the music video for the first single of the album, "Cauterizer".
The band played on the 2014 Portion of the All-Stars Tour. In the Winter of that year the band supported Emmure on the Eternal Enemies Tour alongside Fit for a King, Kublai Khan and Sylar. On May 23, 2015, The Acacia Strain announced on their Facebook page that they will appear on The Summer Slaughter Tour 2015, that their bassist Jack Strong is stepping down and will be replaced by their friend Griffin Landa. In 2016, the band jumped along the Metal Alliance Tour with Dying Fetus, Jungle Rot and Black Crown Initiate; the band headlined The Common vision tour in the Summer with Oceano and Knocked Loose. On March 27, 2017, the band revealed the title of their eighth album to be Gravebloom, released on June 30. In June of 2017, The Acacia Strain plays on the Vans Warped Tour lineup, showcasing songs from Gravebloom, as well as previous albums. On September 27, 2018 through November 10, 2018, The Acacia Strain plays their 2008 album Continent in full set alonside After the Burial's full set of Rareform for the 10 year anniversary of both albums.
Special guests include Make Them Erra. In January of 2019, the band toured Japan with Mirrors; this Spring, the band is set to open up for Knocked Loose alongside Harm's Way and Higher Power. The Acacia Strain has been described as sludge metal and metalcore. AllMusic characterizes the band's musical style as "utiliz a bone-crushing rhythm section, apocalyptic samples, a unique triple-guitar assault to deliver their signature blend of hardcore punk, death metal and doom metal." The site's review of Wormwood elaborates on the band's sound as "an inelegant and unstoppable juggernaut fueled by memories of the unchecked aggression unleashed on the world by the likes of Sepultura and Pantera."The band's former bassist, Jack Strong, describes their music as "hardcore-influenced metal", while lead vocalist Vincent Bennett has rejected the deathcore label, going on record to say that "deathcore is the new nu-metal. It sucks, and if anyone calls us'deathcore' I might do something bad to them." Kevin Boutot rejected the deathcore label.
Written by lead vocalist Vincent Bennett, the band's lyrics center around misanthropy and nihilism. Bennett employs misogynistic and sexually deviant imagery in his lyrics, but only as metaphors to help get his points across while keeping the songs' overall meanings open for inter
Down is an American heavy metal supergroup that formed in 1991 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band's current lineup consists of vocalist Phil Anselmo, guitarist Pepper Keenan, guitarist Bobby Landgraf, bassist Pat Bruders, drummer Jimmy Bower. Since their formation, Down has gone on hiatus twice and they have released five studio albums; the first three were LPs entitled NOLA, Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow, Over the Under. In 2008, the band began working on additional material, which resulted in two EPs entitled Down IV – Part I, released in September 2012 and Down IV – Part II, released in May 2014; the band fuses elements from sludge metal, heavy metal, stoner rock, southern rock, hardcore punk, groove metal and blues rock Down formed in 1991 with vocalist/songwriter Phil Anselmo of Pantera, guitarist Pepper Keenan of Corrosion of Conformity, second guitarist Kirk Windstein and bassist Todd Strange of Crowbar, drummer Jimmy Bower of Eyehategod. All of the band members were longtime friends, shared interest in bands such as Black Sabbath and Saint Vitus, which would influence the music they made.
The band made a three-track demo for underground trading. In an effort to build a fan base, the band would ask heavy metal fans if they had "heard of this band, Down" and hand them copies of the tape without telling the person that they were in the band; the tape was distributed throughout the United States and Down played a small concert in its hometown. A record executive from Elektra Records was attending the show; when he found out who the members of the band were, he signed Down to a recording contract. Down released its debut album, NOLA, on September 19, 1995, debuting at number 55 on the Billboard 200. AllMusic reviewer David Reamer gave the album a nearly perfect 4.5 out of 5 stars, praising the songs "Temptations Wings", "Stone the Crow", "Bury Me in Smoke". Reamer stated that "this is a landmark album that combines the talents of dedicated rock musicians, should be included in any collection of heavy metal music." NOLA was supported by a 13-date tour, afterward the band went on hiatus in order to return to their respective bands.
In 1999, while Down was on hiatus, Strange left the band and was replaced by Pantera bassist Rex Brown. In late November 2001, Down came back from hiatus to make another record; the band wrote and recorded Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow in 28 "drug and booze induced" days in Philip's barn called "Nödferatu's lair." The album was released on March 26, 2002, but was not received with the same positive reviews as NOLA. Blabbermouth.net reviewer Borivoj Krgin stated, "Down II appears to have been thrown together more haphazardly, with much of the material falling short of the standard set by the Down's classic debut offering." Despite poor reviews, the album debuted at number 44 on the Billboard 200. To support the album, Down toured on the second stage of Ozzfest in 2002. Afterward, the band once again entered an indefinite hiatus to focus on their respective bands. Newly signed to Warner Bros. Records, Down once again reformed in 2006; the band wrote an album over the course of a year. The lyrical content of Over the Under covers subjects such as the breakup of Pantera, the murder of ex-Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, the band's anger at the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Anselmo's recovery from back surgery and drug addiction.
Debuting at number 26 on the Billboard 200, the album was released on September 25, 2007, received positive reviews. Kirk Miller of Decibel Magazine said of the album, "for an hour, it's like the metal world was set right again."The release of Over the Under was preceded by a tour with Heaven & Hell and Megadeth. To further support their album, Down headlined a tour starting at the end of September 2007. On April 22, 2008, the BBC Radio 1 Rockshow broadcast a new session of Down recordings featuring alternate versions of "NOD", "Beneath the Tides", "Jail", along with a cover of "When the Levee Breaks". On July 24, 2008, frontman Phil Anselmo mentioned in a post on the band's Myspace blog that Down had been "fucking around with some new material" and had "enough material recorded"—at least six new songs in addition to those that did not make the final cut on Over the Under. Just what or how much will be included on the tentative Down IV is uncertain, but according to Anselmo, there is "definitely enough for an awesome EP, with some surprises within."
Asked in November 2008 what the current status of the new album was, bassist Rex Brown told Billboard.com that Down had been "writing on the road. We still have all these ideas, we play a lot of new stuff at sound check, just to feel it out. We can get back in the studio in the fall and work on something."On February 3, 2009, Down was announced on -and removed from- the lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, a large annual outdoor music festival since 2002. On February 18, 2009, Down was announced in the lineup for the 2009 Roskilde Festival in Denmark. Following these live dates, the band toured the USA and Canada during August and September 2009. On March 30, 2009, Down posted a statement on their message board indicating that they will be back in the studio from October through November writing and recording what will become Down IV. In the summer of 2009, Down began a US tour without Rex on bass, who had developed acute pancreatitis. On January 27, 2010, it was announced that Brown had nearly recuperated from his fight with pancreatitis.
Down had discussed reconvening i