Alien Ant Farm
Alien Ant Farm is an American rock band that formed in Riverside, United States, in 1996. They have released five studio albums, have sold over 5 million units worldwide; the band is best known for their Michael Jackson cover "Smooth Criminal", which topped the Billboard alternative songs charts in 2001. They released their debut album Greatest Hits independently in 1999 signed to DreamWorks Records in 2000, their second album ANThology was released in 2001 and has been certified platinum by the RIAA, selling over one million copies and reaching 11th on the Billboard 200. Following up, their third album, TruANT, released in 2003; the album was produced by brothers Robert and Dean DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots, made it to 42 on the Billboard 200. In 2005 the band recorded the next album 3rd Draft, however the album was denied release by the label after Geffen bought out DreamWorks, it was released in 2006 as Up in the Attic, charting at 114th on the Billboard 200. After several years of sporadic touring, the band's fifth studio album Always and Forever was released in February 2015.
The band was formed in 1996 in California. The original lineup consisted of Terry Corso, Mike Cosgrove and Tye Zamora, their name comes from an idea original guitarist Terry Corso had about aliens and the Earth: "it was just my daydream about our planet being seeded by entities from other dimensions."In 1996 they recorded a demo tape entitled the $100 EP containing five songs, in 1998 they recorded a second demo tape Love Songs, featuring four songs. In 1999, Alien Ant Farm released their debut album, titled Greatest Hits that featured a first version of "Smooth Criminal", it went on to win Best Independent Album in the L. A. Music Awards that year. In 2000, after forging a friendship with the band Papa Roach, Alien Ant Farm signed with DreamWorks SKG for their second studio album, Anthology, they proceeded to tour with Papa Roach to support the album. In 2001, their cover of Michael Jackson's song, "Smooth Criminal", was a No. 1 single in Australia and New Zealand, a No. 3 single in the UK, No. 1 on the US Modern Rock charts.
The music video features numerous homages to his videos. Terry Corso, the band's guitarist, addressed this in an MTV interview on the set of the music video, saying, "We want to pay homage to Michael Jackson, but on our level. We're not that glitzy, so we just want to tastefully take the stuff that's cool in his videos and apply it in our own dirty little backyard way." The song appeared on the soundtrack of the first season of WWE Tough Enough and in the film American Pie 2. Their following single "Movies" was a Top 5 hit in the UK and a Top 20 hit in New Zealand; the band began touring in promotion of these two singles and their album, which went platinum. In spring of 2002, the band contributed "Bug Bytes" to the first Spider-Man soundtrack. In May 2002, the band was involved in a bus accident while touring in Spain. While the whole band suffered minor injuries, the driver, 26-year-old Christopher Holland, was killed, lead singer Dryden Mitchell suffered a fractured C2 vertebra. Alien Ant Farm soon returned to the studio to work on their next album, released in 2003 and produced by Stone Temple Pilots' Robert and Dean DeLeo.
The video for "These Days", the first single from the album, was filmed on top of a nearby building during the Red Carpet at the 2003 BET Awards. "Glow" was a mainstream radio success. Two months after this album was released, their record label closed its doors; this hindered the album's popularity over time, the album was much less successful than their platinum selling début. In October 2003, guitarist Terry Corso split with the band citing "irreconcilable differences". Victor Camacho joined the band and completed the remainder of the Truant tour until the band returned home. Joe Hill was named the new guitarist in 2005. In 2004, the band recorded the song "Dark in Here" for The Punisher video game; the band was forced to wait for Geffen to allow them to record another album. In 2005, the band recorded with producer Jim Wirt and planned to release the album during that summer. However, Geffen shelved the album and subsequently denied the band the rights to release it themselves; the band made bootleg copies of the album material available to all of their fans.
This unofficial release was dubbed 3rd Draft by fans. Four video games have featured the band's songs, their song "Wish" was in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, while the song "Courage" featured on the Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder and ATV Offroad Fury 2, the song "These Days" was featured on Madden NFL 2004 and the song "S. S Recognize" were featured on NHL 2004. In late 2005, Geffen agreed to let the band release the album on another Universal label, Universal Music Enterprises. On May 30, 2006 the new album, Up in the Attic, was released digitally on iTunes and sold at various retailers; the Best Buy Edition included a bonus track, "Repeat Defender". The first single was "Forgive and Forget", the one added track to 3rd Draft. In April 2006, bassist Tye Zamora decided to go to college; the short amount of live shows thereafter featured Alex Barreto on bass. On June 29, 2006, the band performed on G4's Attack of the Show, on July 18, 2006, Up In The Attic was released worldwide, along with BUSted: The Definitive DVD.
Included on the DVD were music videos
She Wants Revenge
She Wants Revenge is an American rock band, based in San Fernando Valley and formed in 2004. The group's debut album She Wants Revenge was released with three singles to follow; the band has sold more than 300,000 records in the US. The band's second album, This Is Forever, was released in 2007; the group's third album, entitled Valleyheart, was released in 2011. The band toured extensively through 2006 with Depeche Placebo. In 2007, the group was featured on the track "Time" with Timbaland. In a recent interview, Adam Bravin told Suicide Girls that She Wants Revenge has a lot of unreleased potential b-sides, like "Love to Sleep", which they would like to share. Adam added that the band would like to tour with their heroes Bauhaus, they have been released from their contract with the label Geffen/Interscope, according to a MySpace bulletin. The group formed their own label, Perfect Kiss an imprint, in 2008, their EP, Save Your Soul, was released to iTunes on May 13, 2008. The EP contained four tracks: "Save Your Soul", "A Hundred Kisses", "Sugar", "Sleep".
The group has participated in the 2008 Nylon summer tour. Their song "Tear You Apart" appeared in the first season of the TV show Fringe, in the movie The Number 23 starring Jim Carrey, in the season 5 première of American Horror Story. An EP titled Up and Down, was released via iTunes on September 22, 2009. At the end of their tour to promote the release of Up and Down, She Wants Revenge began working on their third studio album, which would revisit the dark roots of their first album. A new video titled "Take The World" was released February 7, 2011, prior to the release of their first single, "Must Be The One"; the video was band member Adam Bravin's directorial debut. Filming for "Must Be The One" began on February 8, was released in March. Valleyheart, the band's third studio album, was released on May 23, 2011. On August 1, 2012, the band announced. In 2015, She Wants Revenge gained popularity following "Tear You Apart" appearing in American Horror Story: Hotel's season première; the band announced 10 year anniversary shows throughout California in 2016 and have teased a full-return.
On 22nd February 2019, it was announced that She Wants Revenge would be appearing at Infest Festival, held at the University of Bradford Student Union, West Yorkshire, UK, over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. Justin Warfield – lead vocals, keyboards Adam Bravin – bass, guitars, drum machine, programming, backing vocals Thomas Froggatt – guitars Scott Ellis – drums, percussion Jason Payne – drums The Nightmare Before Christmas Soundtrack – Timbaland Presents: Shock Value – Official website Voodoo Tonic - Interview With The Voodoo - New Models & Great Bands
Drum Workshop is an American drum kit and hardware manufacturing company based in Oxnard, California. Drum Workshop was founded in 1972 as a teaching studio by Don Lombardi, it offered private lessons and the occasional workshop. However, along with student John Good, began a small drum equipment sales operation to cover the facility's operation costs; this operation soon created the first-ever DW product: The height-adjustable trap seat, envisioned by Lombardi. The demand became so great that, after accepting an offer to purchase all of Camco's manufacturing equipment, the primary focus of the DW operation became drum hardware manufacturing. DW's Camco origins can still be seen on their drums today. Following this, the next big product introduced by DW was the 5000 series nylon strap bass drum pedal; this pedal was soon joined by the double bass pedal, the rotating-base, cable remote hi-hat stands. DW expanded into larger facilities in Oxnard and grew to oversee a new company, Pacific Drums and Percussion, a value-oriented company offering quality lower-priced drumsets for any individual.
DW pioneered the timbre-matching technique of grouping a set of drumshells together by listening to the note each shell holds before it is sanded. Each shell that comes out of the Oxnard DW factory is stamped with the note of that shell on the inside. DW offers pre-made standard sized sets as well as custom drums made to customer specification. For a brief period, DW opened a facility in Ensenada, Mexico, to manufacture its value line of drums and at the same time DW entered the drumstick market with the "3" drumstick lineup. What made the "3" drumstick lineup unique was that they included three matched drumsticks in their offering, unlike other manufactures that sell pairs of two; when DW closed operation at Ensenada facility they ceased the drumstick line. In 2015, Drum Workshop Inc acquired and licensed American music instrument brands Gretsch Drums, Ovation Guitars, Latin Percussion, Toca Percussion, Gibraltar Hardware and KAT Technologies. Many regarded drummers endorse DW, including Tony Royster, Jr. Chad Smith, Jonathan "Sugarfoot" Moffett, Cobus Potgieter, Gerald Heyward, Thomas Pridgen, Cora Coleman-Dunham, Derek Roddy, Dave Grohl, Stephen Perkins, Dominic Howard, Luke Holland, Alex González, Steve Jocz, Brooks Wackerman, Scott Travis, Scott Phillips, Abe Laboriel Jr. Sandy Gennaro, Peter Criss, Neil Peart of Rush, Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, Danny Seraphine, Will Berman of MGMT, Zak Starkey and Martone drummer Daniel Adair, Thomas Lang, Terry Bozzio, the late Troy Penland, Roger Taylor, Max Weinberg, José Pasillas from Incubus, Atom Willard, Glen Sobel The hired gun of and Other Bands and Christoph Schneider.
Others include Jason Bonham Tommy Clufetos, Kelly Keagy, Bruce Becker, Victor Loyo, Eric Moore, Rex Hardy Jr. Matt Greiner and Venzella Joy Williams. Eagles drummers Don Henley and Scott Crago are well known users of DW and are endorsed by the company. Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac is a DW artist, as is Marco Minnemann. Travis Barker of Blink-182 though is endorsed by OCDP drums, uses DW hardware. Tico Torres of Bon Jovi switched to DW drums and hardware after using Pearl for over 25 years in April 2013 during their Because We Can tour. Most of DW's drums can be custom-ordered to suit the customer's needs with a wide array of shell sizes and hardware color in any of DW's Custom Shops. Unique to DW's drum kits are its True-Pitch tuning rods, DW's Coated/Clear drumheads made by Remo, STM tom mounts, Specialized Shell Configuration, which allows the customer to choose between X, VLT, or VLX shells for a unique sound, they have cocktail drums, a junior drum kit, bass drum woofers, effect toms like rata toms and gong drums available.
DW offers a special line of drums that are different from "standard" drums and are used in situations which call for a new sound. Cocktail Kit – This drum kit combines the use of DogBone clamps, smaller drum sizes, the Sidekick offset pedal in order to reduce the size of the kit. With shallow toms and the bass drum pedal operating on the floor tom lower head, this 4-piece kit plays like a 5-piece and takes up the space of a 2-piece. Gong Drum – A large single-headed 10-ply maple drum with a 21" or 23" diameter mounted on a stand and intended to be struck with a drumstick, it aims for a sound between a bass drum. It is available in all hardware finishes; this drum was developed with the input of drumming great Marco Minnemann, who helped DW make their model unique from other drum companies' gong bass drums. Woofer – An 8" deep by 18" to 28" wide drum mounted in front of the bass drum, it amplifies the low-end punch of the bass drum and includes a pre-installed AKG D112BD internal mic. Piccolo Toms – 2.5" deep steel toms available in 8", 10", 12" diameters.
These drums were designed with the drumming legend Terry Bozzi
As I Lay Dying (band)
As I Lay Dying is an American heavy metal band from San Diego, California. Founded in 2000 by vocalist Tim Lambesis, the project became a with the addition of Jordan Mancino, Lambesis' bandmate from Point of Recognition; the band has released six albums, one split album, two compilation albums. As I Lay Dying's fourth studio album An Ocean Between Us peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, No. 1 on the Top Rock chart. The band has performed at events such as Wacken Open Air, With Full Force, Soundwave Festival, Sounds of the Underground, Warped Tour, Bloodstock Open Air and Taste of Chaos. In 2007, As I Lay Dying won the "Ultimate Metal God" award from MTV2 at the first annual "All That Rocks" special, their fifth studio album The Powerless Rise was written over a three-year period, was released in May 2010 to widespread critical acclaim. Their most recent album, was released on September 25, 2012; the band went on an indefinite hiatus in 2014 when Lambesis was incarcerated and sentenced to six years in prison for soliciting murder.
The remaining members formed Wovenwar with vocalist Shane Blay. In 2018, Lambesis reunited with Hipa, Sgrosso and Gilbert. On June 8, 2018, the band released the song "My Own Grave", their first recording in six years. After leaving the band Society's Finest, in which he played guitar, vocalist Tim Lambesis formed As I Lay Dying in 2000. Starting out as a duet with drummer Jordan Mancino, they first met as a band in February 2001, they both were in the hardcore punk band Point of Recognition. The band's name came from the novel of the same name by William Faulkner, published in 1930. Shortly after the band's formation, Pluto Records offered As I Lay Dying a recording contract and, after accepting the offer, the band entered the studio one month to record their first album Beneath the Encasing of Ashes, released in June 2001; the band recorded five songs for a split album, again through Pluto Records, with San Diego post-hardcore band American Tragedy. As I Lay Dying realized it needed to expand to a five-piece band to include another guitarist and a bass guitarist.
Mancino commented "we started going on tour and we needed more people than that." As Lambesis and Mancino were the only permanent members, the band recruited friends to perform with them and subsequently underwent several lineup changes: bass guitarist Noah Chase departed in 2001, while Brandon Hays, his subsequent replacement Aaron Kennedy, departed in 2003. During early 2003, when As I Lay Dying's Pluto Records contract expired, the band pursued deals with other record labels. After extensive touring and an increase in popularity, As I Lay Dying was offered a record deal with Metal Blade Records in March 2003. In July 2003, the band's second studio album. Produced by Lambesis, the album peaked at No. 30 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart and No. 41 on the Top Heatseekers chart. William York of Allmusic thought the band "doesn't add anything new to the mix from a musical standpoint" with the release, while praising it for being "solid enough and well executed" with "adequate" production.
Sherwin Frias of Jesus Freak Hideout had similar sentiments and commented "As I Lay Dying didn't break many boundaries in making this record", but praised that each song is "executed so well that nary a song misses its target." Touring occurred to promote the album, with support from bands Himsa, Shadows Fall, The Black Dahlia Murder, Killswitch Engage, In Flames, Sworn Enemy, Hatebreed. Music videos for the songs "94 Hours" and "Forever" received rotation on networks such as Fuse and MTV2's Headbanger's Ball; as I Lay Dying entered Big Fish recording studio in Encinitas, California, US in January 2005 to record their third studio album. Shadows Are Security was released in June of the same year and debuted at No. 1 on the Independent Albums chart. It was the band's first release to enter the Billboard 200—at No. 35—and sold about 275,000 copies. Wade Kergan of AllMusic called it "one of the strongest releases of 2005," and commented that new guitarists Phil Sgrosso and Nick Hipa make the band "stronger."
Rod Smith of Decibel Magazine commented: "Tim Lambesis's finely honed roar in bittersweet instrumental matrices augmented by occasional clean vocals by bass guitarist Clint Norris. Guitarists Phil Sgrosso and Nick Hipa whip up a melodic cyclone on'The Darkest Nights'." By this time, guitarist Evan White had quit the band for personal reasons. All the singing was done by Dave Arthur of Kings to You, because it sounded more powerful in the studio in comparison to Clint Norris's singing; as I Lay Dying began touring to promote the new record by making appearances at Hell on Earth, Winter Headline Tour, Ozzfest, as well as a tour with Slipknot and Unearth. The band was on the second stage alongside Rob Zombie, Killswitch Engage, The Haunted, It Dies Today; the band raised its profile in 2006 through its support slot on the Taste of Chaos tour in the US, alongside bands such as Deftones, Dredg, Funeral for a Friend, Story of the Year. In May 2006, Beneath the Encasing of Ashes and the songs from the split album were re-released through Metal Blade Records as A Long March: The First Recordings.
The album contained the original and re-recorded versions of the songs from the split album—the band preferred to re-release the material, as they didn't want their fans paying large sums of money to listen to early releases. The re-release peaked at No. 3 on the Independent Albums chart and N
Incubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California. The band was formed in 1991 by vocalist Brandon Boyd, lead guitarist Mike Einziger, drummer Jose Pasillas while enrolled in Calabasas High School and expanded to include bassist Alex "Dirk Lance" Katunich, Gavin "DJ Lyfe" Koppell. Incubus has attained commercial success, reaching multi-platinum sales, as well as releasing several successful singles. After their first two albums, Fungus Amongus and S. C. I. E. N. C. E; the band earned mainstream recognition with the release of their 1999 album Make Yourself which spawned several hits, including the band's highest charting song "Drive." Success continued with the albums Morning View and A Crow Left of the Murder.... Their sixth studio album, Light Grenades, debuted at No. 1 in 2006 and was followed by Incubus' first greatest hits album Monuments and Melodies in June 2009 and the band's 2011 album, If Not Now, When?. Incubus released an EP, Trust Fall, in early 2015, two years the band released their eighth studio album, titled 8, on April 21, 2017.
Worldwide, Incubus has sold over 19 million albums. Incubus was formed in 1991 by vocalist Brandon Boyd, guitarist Mike Einziger, bassist Alex Katunich and drummer Jose Pasillas, while the members were in high school, they existed as a band for some time before they gave themselves a name, having only chosen the band's name "Incubus" when required to supply a band name for an upcoming show. The band's early shows were at nightclubs on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip, including such well-known venues as the Whisky a Go Go, The Roxy and the Troubadour. Incubus produced many of their early recordings with Jim Wirt and Chillum Records in a Santa Monica studio, only able to work on their music during hours in which they were not in school. In 1995, Incubus added Gavin Koppell to the band and recorded their first two-song EP, Let Me Tell Ya'Bout Root Beer; this was followed by the debut album Fungus Amongus recorded with Wirt and released on Incubus' own label Stopuglynailfungus Music. In the following year, Incubus signed a seven-record deal with Sony's Immortal Records to become Epic Records.
The group was spotted by Epic/Immortal A&R Paul Pontius, responsible for signing Korn to the label. The 1997 six-track EP Enjoy Incubus was the band's first major-label release and was created so the band could present a recording while touring with Korn in Europe. S. C. I. E. N. C. E. Incubus' second studio album, was released on September 9, 1997. After their album release, they started opening for bands such as Korn and 311; this album marked somewhat of a stylistic departure from the band's more funk influenced early material, incorporating many more elements of nu metal. In February 1998, Incubus dismissed Koppell, they decided. A friend recommended Chris Kilmore to fill the position; the band asked him to join the band. Incubus participated in the Ozzfest and Family Values metal festivals and toured with System of a Down and Ultraspank during the fall. Chris Kilmore known as DJ Kilmore, replaced DJ Lyfe. After constant touring throughout 1998, after selling over 100,000 copies of S. C. I. E. N. C. E. Without the support of radio or television exposure, Incubus took a break for two years and released their critically acclaimed third album Make Yourself.
After just 2 weeks in the studio with producer Jim Wirt, the band was unhappy with the recordings and opted to continue recording without a producer. After another 3 weeks of recording, R. E. M./Nirvana producer Scott Litt took an interest in their songs and started taking part in the recording sessions focusing on songs like "Drive" and "Stellar". According to the band, Litt's involvement in the record came during the mixing process. Make Yourself was released on October 26, 1999; the album marked the beginning of a more commercially acceptable pop rock and alternative rock sound for the band, although several songs from the album still included elements of nu/alternative metal, such as downtuned riffs and layers of electronics. Right after their album's release, the band went on tour with Primus and Buckethead, a tour which lasted for the remainder of the year; the first song that kicked off the album, "Privilege", was featured on MTV Sports: Pure Ride for the PlayStation. The band released the single, "Pardon Me", but it was not well received by radio stations.
Brandon and Mike decided to perform a live acoustic version of the song at the few radio stations who were showing interest, this in turn spread the word of the song. Many radio stations began to play the acoustic version, including the influential Los Angeles radio giant KROQ-FM. With sparked interest in the song, radio stations began playing the studio version of "Pardon Me". In response, Incubus made a video for the song and released a six-song EP titled When Incubus Attacks on August 22, 2000; the EP contained the acoustic version of "Pardon Me". In its first week, the EP sold nearly 40,000 copies, peaked at No. 41 on the Billboard 200. To start off 2000, the band headed out on Tour with System of a Down, Mr. Bungle until March, at which point they embarked on a headline tour in clubs until April. Due to the success of "Pardon Me", Make Yourself reached Gold certification in April 2000. Incubus continued to tour overseas, returned home at the end of May to go on a tour of the United States with longtime friends 311.
"Stellar," the next single from the album was soon released, its video received afternoon airplay on MTV and
My Ruin is an American Los Angeles-based alternative metal band, composed of the husband and wife duo Tairrie B and Mick Murphy. The band has been through various line-up changes since its formation in 1999, its fanbase is in the UK. Its sound consists of passionate vocals set against heavy rock beats. Vocalist Tairrie B Murphy has cultivated a reputation both on and off the stage for her aggressive performances and acerbic vocal style. Over the decade since the band's formation, the sound has evolved and become heavier with each record, with Mick Murphy's guitar playing becoming a prominent feature along with his solos and riffs. My Ruin are a DIY band. In the past they have released several of their records via Rovena Recordings; these records include. They have been signed to numerous record labels, including Snapper, Century Media, Undergroove Records, Rovena Recordings and Tiefdruck Musik. My Ruin was founded by frontwoman Tairrie B in February 1999, shortly after her previous outfit, Tura Satana, disbanded in late 1998 after the release of their 2nd studio album Relief Through Release.
Tairrie started making plans for her next musical incarnation, which would be a solo project. Of the project in early 1999, Tairrie stated: "The band won’t just be called Tairrie B, but it will be a solo thing – just like Nine Inch Nails is just Trent Reznor… It’s all down to me now. If it fails I won’t have anyone else to blame."Recording for Speak and Destroy started in February 1999. Speak and Destroy, released on 23 August 1999 in the UK and Europe, would see Tairrie explore uncharted musical territory; the album would be an experimental amalgamation of styles, part Spoken word, part metal, part industrial with electronic stylings. There are some Rap metal style verses thrown in for good measure as homage to Tairrie's days in hardcore rap metal outfit Manhole; the album received favorable reviews from the mainstream rock press, with the likes of Kerrang! Rating the album 4k's out of 5. Many journalists noted that the album was the perfect showcase for the "multi-faceted character" of Tairrie B and her perceived volatile persona, Kerrang! magazine stated: "With My Ruin the volatile vocalist has found a worthy platform for her talents."The album and subsequent singles charted high in the UK charts.
The collage of different styles on the record may have been due in part to the fact that the recording took place in four different locations around the world, with different musicians and bands contributing to the recording and production. At the time in an interview, Tairrie said: "Bushaq recorded some of the songs here in England, Mel and I did some with Joe Bishara, Ares from downset. Did some and Joe Bishara did some with Tura Satana. So there were four different scenarios."Amidst the chaos, Tairrie found her main song-writing partner and guitarist in Melanie Makaiwi. Of the partnership and friendship that formed between the pair Tairrie said: “I enjoyed doing the stuff with Mel most of all, it was me going,'okay, this is the scenario. What do I need to do?’. Melanie was writer, artist, mentor, best friend, drink technician and drug partner on this album, she was everything a girl could be.” Further to this, Tairrie cited Makaiwi as the one who led Tairrie to explore a more restrained vocal style than what she was used to: “Working with Melanie was a cool influence because when we started working together it started as a casual, experimental vibe.
She’d say, ‘You don’t need to scream on everything, you need to try something different’.”Sick with It and the 8MM film soundtrack The track Sick With It went on to feature on the soundtrack for the Nicolas Cage blockbuster hit 8MM. The track was written with Tairrie’s previous musical cohorts Tura Satana for inclusion on Speak and Destroy. In an early interview promoting Speak and Destroy, Tairrie revealed that she and her Tura Satana bandmates were still on good terms: “It’s not like when we fired Scott. Me and the guys still hang out together.”In another interview regarding the song, Tairrie revealed that there are two versions of the song, the one on Speak and Destroy and the one on 8MM soundtrack: “The three Tura Satana guys are involved, I’ve got Grady Avenell and Michael Martin from Will Haven on a track called ‘Sick With It’. This was written by Brian Harrah, a different version is on the soundtrack for the new Nicolas Cage movie 8MM.”Singles: Terror and Tainted Love Speak and Destroy spawned two singles: Tainted Love backed with Blasphemous Girl, released in July 1999 and Terror backed with June 10th, released in October 1999.
The singles were released on both CD and limited edition numbered vinyl. 1,000 copies of the Tainted Love single was released on red vinyl and 1,000 copies of the Terror single were released on standard vinyl. The Tainted Love CD single was a 3 track single featuring the Tainted Love cover Blasphemous Girl and spoken word track Scars; the Terror CD single was a 3 track single of remixed versions of Terror, June 10th and a live studio recording of the Snot track Stoopid. The track Terror somewhat bridged the gap between Tairrie’s previous album, because it was a re-working of a hidden spoken word track at the end of Relief Through Release; the track served as a statement of intent, kicking against the naysayers who said she was crazy for splitting up Tur
Bryan Kei Mantia, better known by his stage name Brain, is an American contemporary rock drummer and composer. He has played with bands such as Primus, Guns N' Roses and Godflesh, with other performers such as Tom Waits, Serj Tankian, Bill Laswell, Bootsy Collins, Buckethead, he has done session work for numerous artists and bands. Mantia was born February 4, 1963, in the South Bay city of Cupertino, California to an Italian-American father and a Japanese American mother; as a teenager, Mantia became interested in artists as James Brown, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, acts that featured groove-heavy sounds. When he was 16 years old, he started playing drums; because of his'obsessive' study of the drum book Portraits in Rhythm, Mantia was given the nickname "Brain" by members of his high school concert band. Mantia attended the Percussion Institute of Technology in Hollywood, California during the mid-80's to further hone his craft. During this time, he was a member of local funk-rock band named the Limbomaniacs.
In 1989, Mantia joined Primus before breaking his foot, forcing him to pull out of the band. In the early'90s, he joined Praxis, a musical project led by Bill Laswell featuring Bernie Worrell, Bootsy Collins and Mantia's long-time friend Buckethead. Mantia recorded with Buckethead on many of Buckethead's solo albums, including Monsters and Robots, The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell, Bucketheadland 2, among others. Mantia appeared on releases by the industrial metal band Godflesh in the late 90's, including Songs of Love and Hate, Love and Hate in Dub. In 1996, Mantia rejoined Primus, touring with and recording for four years with the group, appearing on The Brown Album and Antipop. In March 2000, Mantia joined the revamped lineup of Guns N' Roses after being recommended to singer Axl Rose by Buckethead. In 2003, Mantia appeared on several songs on BT's 2003 release Emotional Technology as well BT's score for the 2003 film Monster. Mantia toured several legs of the Chinese Democracy Tour with Guns N' Roses from 2000 until 2006, when he left the band to take care of his newborn child.
Frank Ferrer brought in as just a replacement drummer for the tour replaced Mantia as full time drummer for the band. Chinese Democracy was released in 2008, featured drums from Mantia on every track except the title track. Mantia was credited with writing the songs "Shackler's Revenge" and "Sorry". Parts of Mantia's drumming on the album were note-for-note re-recordings of Josh Freese's parts, who left the band before Mantia joined. Mantia was responsible for arrangements on "Shackler's Revenge", "Better", "Street of Dreams", "There Was a Time", "Sorry", "Madagascar", "Prostitute, initial production on "Shackler's Revenge" and "Sorry", engineering on "Sorry", drum machine and drum programming on "I. R. S." and Logic Pro engineering for the entire album. After leaving the band, Mantia made a guest appearance at Guns N' Roses' House of Blues West Hollywood show on March 12, 2012. Mantia played congas on "You're Crazy" and "Rocket Queen", he continued to work for the band on yet to be released remix material.
Since leaving Guns N' Roses, Mantia has been focused on music behind the scenes as a composer and producer. Mantia had a brief stint drumming with The Crystal Method in 2013 and 2014; these performances included appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly In 2017, Mantia toured with Buckethead and Dan Monti as part of Buckethead's live show. Mantia has partnered with musician Melissa Reese on several projects, a composing team dubbed "Brain and Melissa". In 2010, along with Buckethead, they released the multi-CD sets Best Regards. Brain and Melissa composed part of the soundtrack to the video game Infamous 2, for which they were nominated for "Outstanding Achievement in Original Composition" by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences awards. Other video games the duo worked on include, PlayStation Home, ModNation Racers, Twisted Metal, Fantasia: Music Evolved and Infamous: Second Son, they scored the films Detention and Power/Rangers. They have worked with music video director Joseph Kahn on several television commercials, including NASCAR, SEAT, Qoros.
In addition, they scored a commercial for Johnnie Walker Blue which featured a computer-generated Bruce Lee. They worked on several remixes of songs off of Chinese Democracy for a planned remix album; the two created a stock music album called "Eclectic Cinema" alongside former Guns N' Roses guitarist Paul Tobias, Guns N' Roses and Buckethead collaborator Pete Scaturro. Mantia has worked with Tobias on several other stock music tracks; the duo performed at a Houston Rockets halftime show on November 10, 2017, performing remixes of "Sorry" and "If the World" from Chinese Democracy, a cover of KISS's "Do You Love Me?" from Destroyer. Information sourced from "Bryan Mantia's Drum setup". DW Collector's Series Maple drums in Tony Williams Yellow Lacquer with Custom Yellow Hardware 18x24 Bass Drum 8x12, 9x13 Toms 16x16, 16x18 Floor Toms w/ Legs 6x14 Edge Snare 9000 Single Bass Drum Pedal 9500 Hi-Hat 9300 Snare Stand 9700 Straight/Boom Cymbal Stand 9900 Double Tom Stand 9100 Throne Zildjian 14" A Mastersound Hi-Hats 19" A Medium Thin Crash 20" K CrashRide 20" A Deep Ride 20" A Medium Thin Crash 22" Oriental China "Trash" Akai MPC 60 II, 3000 LE, 4000 Technics SL-1210MKZ Turntables with a M44Gs stylus Vestax PMCO5PRO DJMixer Brain's Lessons: Sh