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East of The Wall - Seth Rheam - Obfuscator Dye - Exclusive Drum Play-through
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 20:38
For a band that titled its first LP Farmer’s Almanac, East Of The Wall offers little to fans of predictability. The group’s catalog is a slap in the face to any would-be prognosticator. Each album has varied wildly in identity and scope. The debut was a purely instrumental sojourn that ranged from majestic to frantic. Sophomore release Ressentiment added vocals and an increased focus on aggression and dissonance. Tertiary album The Apologist split the difference and garnered widespread acclaim in doing so.
 
 
 
What’s most impressive is that East Of The Wall has increased its immediacy without dumbing the music down. Redaction Artifacts sees the members pushing their playing and composition beyond past boundaries. New lead guitarist Ray Suhy is a brilliant addition, and drummer Seth Rheam turns in his most inspired performance to date. 
 
Redaction Artifacts was tracked by Eric Rachel (Municipal Waste, God Forbid, Burnt By The Sun, Skid Row) at Trax East and Todd Hutchinsen (Zud, The Baltic Sea) at Acadia Recording, and was mixed by Eric Rachel at Trax East. It will be released October 29th via Translation Loss. Vinyl licensed in the US by Science Of Silence.
 
Seth's Gear:
 
Ddrum Dominion kit: 22", 14", 12", 10" (kick and hi tom are maple, middle toms are ash)
Yamaha Brass 14"x8" snare
Pearl Icon rack
Paiste 14" Sound Edge hi-hats
Paiste 18" 2002 crash
Sabian 19" AAX crash
Wuhan 18" china
Wuhan 12" china / Sabian 14" B8 hi-hat for trash hat
Meinl 22" Soundcaster Fusion ride
Tama Speed Cobra double kick pedal
DW 5000 hi-hat stand
Tama Ergo-Rider throne
Pro-Mark Hickory 5B Wooden Tip sticks
 
East of The Wall - Redacted Pulse Tour w/ Diamond Plate:
 

2/28/2014 The Omega Order - Brooklyn, NY
3/01/2014 The Brighton Bar - Long Branch, NJ
3/02/2014 10th Street Live - Kenilworth, NJ
3/03/2014 The Depot - York, PA
3/04/2014 Empire - Springfield, VA
3/05/2014 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC
3/06/2014 The Milestone - Charlotte, NC
3/07/2014 The Bowery - Knoxville, TN
3/09/2014 Uncle Lou's Entertainment Hall - Orlando, FL
3/10/2014 Jack Rabbits - Jacksonville, FL
3/11/2014 The Tavern - Hattiesburg, MS
3/12/2014 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
3/14/2014 MetalSucks South By South Death Showcase - Austin, TX (EOTW only)
3/15/2014 Leon's Lounge - Oklahoma City, OK
3/16/2014 The Jam Spot - Albuquerque, NM
3/17/2014 Yucca - Phoenix, AZ
3/18/2014 Mirror Image Studios - Anaheim, CA
3/19/2014 Jub Jubs - Reno, NV
3/20/2014 The Bar Deluxe - Salt Lake City, UT
3/21/2014 Rojo's Tavern - South Tahoe, CA
3/22/2014 Treefort Music Fest (EOTW only) - Boise, ID
3/23/2014 Rotture - Portland, OR
3/24/2014 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
3/25/2014 Checkerboard Bar - Spokane, WA
3/27/2014 Machinery Row - Great Falls, MT
3/29/2014 The Railyard - Billings, MT
3/30/2014 Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
3/31/2014 Vega - Lincoln, NE
4/01/2014 Fubar - Saint Louis, MO
4/02/2014 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL
4/03/2014 The Ritz - Warren, MI
4/04/2014 Annabell's - Akron, OH
4/05/2014 Broadway Joe's - Buffalo, NY
4/06/2014 Mac's Mad Art Bar - Syracuse, NY
 
East of The Wall Discography:
 
East Of The Wall (EP), 2006
Farmer’s Almanac, 2008 (Forgotten Empire)
split with Rosetta and Year Of No Light (EP), 2009 (Translation Loss/Vega Vinyl/Denovali)
Ressentiment, 2010 (Translation Loss)
The Apologist, 2011 (Translation Loss)
Redaction Artifacts, 2013 (Translation Loss)
 
 
 

 
Davier Pérez Ortega - The Mirage Theory - The Dying & The Dead - Play-through
Monday, 17 February 2014 15:56
With hardcore thrash metal in his veins, Davier Pérez Ortega impulsively injects passion and aggressiveness to a musically progressive mindset. His work in 3 stylistically different projects has made him an intrinsic element of the local Puerto Rican rock/metal scene.
 
Born in 1988 and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Ortega began playing drums at the age of 15. Sharing the stage with bands such as Puya, Malevolent Creation, Misery Index, Black Dahlia Murder, Destruction, Warbringer, Ankla, The Acacia Strain, Job for a Cowboy, Impending Doom, Chimaira, Decrepit Birth, Carnifex, Exodus, Deicide, Trioscapes, Dark Tranquillity and August Burns Red. He is best known for his complex footwork and a visually dynamic technical style demonstrated in his projects: The Mirage Theory, Makara, and Pit Fight Demolition.
 
 
 
Davier's Gear:  
 
Ddrum, Axis Percussion, Vic Firth and Sabian Cymbals - All of which I endorse.
 
 

Drums: Ddrum Dios Series - Bubinga - Natural Dark Wood
2x (22"x20") bass drums
10"x9" and 12"x9" toms, 
14"x11" and 16"x12" floor toms 
13"x6.5" custom maple Ddrum Dios snare.
 
Hardware- Gibraltar drum rack, stands, throne and Axis pedals.
 
Cymbals: Sabian
2 Chinas- 18" AA Metal X and a 17" holy china
2 Hi hats- 14" and 13" HHX X- Celerator Hi Hats
3 Crashes - 17" and 18" AAX explosion crashes and a 19" AA Metal X crash
2 Splashes- 8" AAX and a 10" AA Metal X
1-Ride- Richie Gajate Sicnature Salsero Ride 21"
1-10" Chopper
1- 12'' Vault Max Stax 
1-7" Alu Bell
 
Drum Sticks: Vic Firth
3A wood tip
 
Davier's Links:
 
Davier on YouTube:
 
Makara: 
 
Pit Fight Demolition:
 
The Mirage Theory: 

 
Death Angel With Kirk Hammett of Metallica - Trapped Under Ice - Kirk Von Hammett Fear FestEvil - San Francisco 2/8/2014
Monday, 10 February 2014 16:12

This footage of Death Angel, featuring Kirk Hammett of Metallica playing 'Trapped Under Ice', was filmed on 2/8/2014 at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, California, as part of the 'Kirk Von Hammett Fear FestEvil Weekend.' This was a three day convention celebrating Kirk's love of all things horror, which featured a huge amount of his personal monster and horror memorabilia. 
 
Aside from the number of amazing panel discussions with celebrities/guest speakers fom many industries (including Greg Nicotero from The Walking Dead), the Fear FestEvil also featured the talents of Exodus, Carcass, Death Angel, Orchid and Death Division (featuring Tim Yeung of Morbid Angel).
 
Back in 2012 Kirk released a coffee table book called 'Too Much Horror Business' that featured pictures of his massive collection. He displayed a portion of his collection in the 'Kirk's Crypt' exhibit during the Orion Music Festival in 2012 and 2013.
 
Happy Birthday Cliff Burton -  2/10/1962 - 9/27/1986 RIP!
 
Learn more about the FestEvil here: http://www.fearfestevil.com/
 

 


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