Overcast, All That Remains, Bad Wolves, Etc. Members Comment On Atreyu Frontman’s “Inventing Metalcore” Claims

Atreyu frontman Alex Varkatzas recently made headlines after claiming his band “invented metalcore.” Now, Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, ex-God Forbid), Phil Labonte (All That Remains, ex-Shadows Fall), and Brian Fair (Shadows Fall, Overcast) have all responded to his comments:

[via The PRP]

Atreyu’s Alex Varkatzas: “We Invented Metalcore. That May Sound Cocky But I Don’t Care.”

During a recent interview with Rock Sound, Atreyu singer Alex Varkatzas made a pretty bold statement. He claimed his band actually “invented metalcore”

Varkatzas said the following

“You know I don’t know where we fit in any scene and I don’t think that any scene knows where we fit. I think that’s just part of us.

This is going to sound a little cocky but I’m a singer in a band. I don’t think we fit into any genre. I think we are hard to pin down. When we first started it was a little easier.

We were a metallic hardcore band with singing parts. There wasn’t any else like that when we were doing it. People get confused and say ‘you’re a metalcore band’, but we invented metalcore. That may sound cocky but I don’t care.

We pre-date Poison The Well and Killswitch Engage and all those bands. I’ve been doing this since I was literally 12 years old.

So throughout that I still don’t know where we fit, and I think our fans know that. This is the place to be you. This is our driving force and heartbeat. This is the place we go to express ourselves.

I think our fan base and the people who like our band are like that too. They like music and we play music.”

Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes & Jordan Fish Officially Climb Mount Kilimanjaro For Charity

Over a year ago, it was announced that Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes and Jordan Fish would be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to help raise money for The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit in Southampton, UK. The trip was very personal for Fish, whose son was treated at the facility for a brain hemorrhage. Now, the climb has been completed with Sykes sharing the following photos:

Jonathan Vigil (The Ghost Inside) Undergoes Ankle Surgery

Jonathan Vigil has revealed that he recently underwent ankle surgery. This is just the latest setback in his road to recovery following The Ghost Inside’s horrible bus crash, that occured back in November 2015.

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I had surgery on my ankle yesterday. After lots of emotions and a huge internal struggle I decided that I needed to go through with it. I couldn’t live every day being in constant pain anymore. I wanted to believe that my ankle would get better on its own despite what my doctors, friends and family were saying to me. The downside is huge loss of mobility but the upside is much less pain. I won’t lie to you guys or myself and say that getting my ankle fused doesn’t completely scare me, because it does. Luckily for me though, my doctor is awesome and I woke up in the recovery room to a little note along with the X-ray taped onto my cast. I’m getting closer and closer to being back to what I love and where I belong. And that’s on stage. Onwards and upwards

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Northlane Premiere “Colourwave” Music Video

Northlane have premiered a new video for their song “Colourwave.” This song is from the band’s latest album “Mesmer.” The The band commented:

“‘Colourwave‘ is about breaking through the darkness we sometimes create within our own minds. The video we have created with long time collaborator Jason Eshragian is a visual representation of some of the most heartfelt lyrics to appear on Mesmer, and he’s enabled us to do it in a stunning way.”