With the release of the new SARGASM EP, Long Island misfit rockers prove the monsters are out… and they’re hungry.
Its been 5 years since our last interview with Veil Of Maya and needless to say things have changed. Last year (2017) they released an album titled False Idol and with this being their first US tour in support of it we figured it would be a good time to catch up with them. In this interview we discuss the recording process for False Idol, the albums theme, and their favorite songs from the release. We also talk about the struggles that come with being in a band for being in a band for over 10 years, the significance JRPG soundtracks have on the bands sound, and wha the future hold for VOM. Currently Veli Of Maya are on tour with Underoath and Limbs, this show was an off-date the only feature Veil and Limbs and was held at Brooklyn's finest metal establishment, Saint Vitus. Huge thank you to Mark, Lucas, and the rest of the VOM team for making this possible. Make sure to grab a copy of False Idol if you haven't already and catch them on tour when they hit your local venue!
Seeing any well known band at Saint Vitus Bar is always a good time. This bar is without a doubt Brooklyns finest, and anyone who's been here for a show can vouch for it. It was awesome to see the boys in Veil Of Maya play in such a small venue. Like most popular bands that role through Vitus, VOM had the place packed out, and they also played a sick set. Make sure to catch them on tour with Underoath when they pass through your city, and pick up a copy of False Idol if you haven't already!
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Wasn't very familiar with this band prior to this show, but you can now consider me a fan. Nothing but a HIGHENERGYINYOURFACE set from LIMBS. These guys are currently out on tour with Underoath and Veil of Maya, so make sure you check them out when they come to your area. Also, they just released and album titled Fathers Son, go cop that if ya dig, ya dig? Enjoy the pictures, and show Limbs some love!
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Awesome to see our buddies from Carnivora out at Winter NAMM earlier this year. Cody Michaud and Mike Meehan both are endorsed by Legator Guitars and happen to be a MEAN guitar duo if I do say so myself. These MASSholes currently have an album and ep under their belt, but are also waiting to release some new music soon...including this tasty jam. They are also constantly playing in the New England area. Keep an eye on their social media for more info and show these guys some love, enjoy!
With the release of their most recent album, Where Owls Know My Name, Rivers Of Nihil have been on the tip of everyone's tongue. It is an album that is being very well received amongst the metal community and with this release RON have proven that they are not just a typical death metal band. They have proved that they are capable of taking the necessary risks as a band to not only gain new fans but also keep their old ones happy. A task that seems to only get harder in the metal world. This video was filmed on April 22nd at one of our local venues, Revolution Bar & Music Hall (Amityville, NY). Nothing short of an amazing show from Rivers Of Nihil, they really do a great job of representing themselves in a live setting. Make sure to grab a copy of Where Owls Know My Name at the link below if you haven't already, ENJOY!
"Always" is a track featured of off sarGasm's recently released EP titled, Monster Of The Week. Despite drawing influence from many styles of music, sarGam simply like to consider themselves a Rock band. It's clear these guys are taking notes from bands such as CKY, Baroness, Queens Of The Stone Age, and even a hint of Mastodon, and although those influences might not be as clear as day in this track, the other songs on MOTW might change your mind. Big thanks to Matt Baur for manning the camera for this video. If you like what you hear pick up a copy of Monster Of The Week, enjoy!
Gyre is a band that we have been hearing about for a few years. When they reached out to us to work with them on a lyric video we were more than happy to do so. This was a great project to work on, they had a vision for the video so and it was a pleasure to help bring that vision to life. The song featured in the video is titled "Wanting More" and can be found on the band upcoming debut LP, which is due out 6/15/18. Make sure to follow these guys on social media for more new music and updates about the album, enjoy the video!
Always a pleasure to see Rings of Saturn doing their thing. These photos were taken at Gramercy Theater in NYC while they were on their headlining tour, dubbed as The Dank Meme's Tour. The line up was pretty stacked, but unfortunately due to some issues at the box office I was not able to get inside quick enough to catch our homies in Entheos, which was a bummer. Either way it was a great time hanging with the ROS team before and after our interview, big ups to those guys for taking care of us. Enjoy The pictures!
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Back in April we worked with our friends in Bunktown Falls to put together a local show at The Big Kahuna in Huntington, NY. Fortunately the Bunktown boys had it all planned out before we even got it started. The line up consisted of Vana Liya, Don Huevo, Aqua Cherry, Intona, and Bunktown Falls, and needless to say, the reggae/jam band vibes were VERY present that night. Thanks to all who came down to hang with us that evening, enjoy the pictures!
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If there is one thing this is known amongst the Long Island Music Scene it's that we are a VERY diverse group. Long Island has been responsible for birthing bands of all styles of music. Pop-Punk is no stranger to Long Island, and we here at Washed Up Media are no strangers to the genre. Enter Scared20, LI pop-punk trio who recently dropped a new ep, More Punk Than Pop (link below) and had an amazing release show. They reached out to us to cover their set and were more than happy to work with them. These guys really stay true to their roots, while simultaneously creating music that makes them modern day ambassadors for bands like Blink-182, New Found Glory, and Green Day. If you like what you hear than show these guys some love, enjoy!
Xero is a band based out of Limerick, Ireland and recently they dropped a new music video. The video came out great, it was done by Niall Coley Cinematography(links Below), they really did a amazing job with capturing the bands intensity. On top of that, the band sounds tight and the song rocks. Xero does a great job of putting a modern twist on the classic metal sound. The track is titled "Savior" and also features guitar player Jeff Waters(Annihilator). Fans of the Heavy Metal OG's should give this band a listen for sure! Catch Xero's bandcamp link below, if you like what you hear than show these guys some love!!!
It was a pleasure to sit down with Aaron Setchauner for a one on one interview. For those who do not know, Aaron plays drums for Rings Of Saturn, something that is not a simple task. If you are familiar with the band than you already know how talented Aaron is as a drummer. If this is your first introduction, than I suggest you go take a listen to what Rings Of Saturn has to offer. Their unique approach to the Deathcore genre has helped them generate a loyal fanbase while simultaneously pulling in more fans with each record they release. In this interview we discus the standards of modern metal drumming, what it takes to be a touring drummer, Aaron's other projects and influences, and what the future holds for Rings Of Saturn. Enjoy the interview and if you haven't already, pick up Rings Of Saturn's most recent album "UltuUlla", here's the link. https://ringsofsaturn.indiemerch.com/grouping/1321
Wes Hauch has made quite the name for himself in the modern metal community. Having been involved with such bands like The Faceless, Glass Casket, The Zenith Passage, Periphery, and Black Crown Initiate only help solidify his reputation as a player and writer. Recently Wes has worked with fellow guitar shredder, Keith Merrow, on a project titled Alluvial. This track is off of the bands debut album, The Deep Longing Annihilation, and is titled "Encumbrance". The album can be purchased at the link below.
The video was filmed at Winter NAMM 2018 at the Seymour Duncan Booth. Big ups to them for always having awesome performers at NAMM!
To keep it short, Jason Richardson is an amazing guitar player. His playing speaks volumes in regards to his love for the instrument, how much time he has put into practicing, and how it at this point has basically become an extension of himself. Every NAMM I attend I always try catch his performance, it's always worth getting to the Ernie Ball/Music Man booth early for. Here is the song list for this video...
Omni... 00:00 - 4:40
Retrograde... 05:02 - 09:15
Hos Down... 09:45 - 16:20
DHÄRÄ is an up and coming Long Island based progressive rock band that I caught performing in the Boss/Roland room at this years winter NAMM. If you enjoy instrumental rock then this is a band that is without a doubt worth your time. In this video they perform two songs, the first, "Put A Bird On It", and second, "DBZ (Death By Zamboni). Below are links to Dhara's music. If you like what you hear show them some love!
When Nick Lee isn't hitting the grind with the rest of the Moon Tooth gang he can occasionally be found touring the world with legendary metal band Riot (also known as Riot V). In this live video Nick performs the guitar solo from the classic Riot tune, "Angel Eyes". The track can be found on Riot's 1998 album, Inishmore, and to this day is a favorite among their fans. This was filmed at the Vigier Guitars Booth at Winter NAMM 2018, Nick is playing a Vigier GV Rock through a Nuñez Amps Annex MKII & 2x12VL. Riot V's new album "Armor of Light" will be released by Nuclear Blast Records on 4/27/18. Make sure to preorder here! http://areyoureadytoriot.com
Moon Tooth is currently in the studio working on the follow up to their acclaimed 2016 release, Chromaparagon. Make sure to check their social media pages for more info!
A few weeks back we released a music video with our friends in Patterns Of Decay. The song is titled "Glasshole" and can be found on the bands upcoming album, Suicide Notes In Comic Sans. The album is due to release this Friday (3/9/18 Amityville Music Hall), at the bands album release show. We had a lot of fun making this one, nothing but laughs with these guys. Big shouts to the boys in Patterns Of Decay for being a blast to work, enjoy the video!
This Friday (3/9/18) Patterns Of Decay will be releasing their debut album, Suicide Notes In Comic Sans. at Amityville Music Hall. || Hailing from Long Island, New York, 5-piece outfit Patterns of Decay are here to give metalcore the much-needed shot in the arm it deserves. If that word “metalcore” has already turned some of you away, I’ll put this simply; your loss...
The Number 12 Looks Like You are a band that should need no introduction (espically becasue our previous post is also about them...). In 2010 these guys went on a indefinite hiatus that fortunately only ended up lasting 6 years. Fast forward to 2016, despite a few member changes TNTLLY have managed to get themselves back into the swing of things, a decision which left their cult fan base in a cheering uproar. This past December they did a 12 Days of 12 tour and this video was filmed on the 12th day at the Brooklyn Bazaar. the song, "Jay Walking Backwards", can be found on the bands 2007 release, Mongrel. Enjoy and keep an eye on The Number 12 Looks Like You for more news about more shows and new music!!