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:

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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.

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.”

I Prevail, We Came As Romans, The Word Alive, & Escape The Fate Announce 2017 North American Tour

I Prevail, We Came As Romans, The Word Alive, and Escape The Fate have announced a North American tour together. Check out the dates below.

Tour Dates:

09/20 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
09/21 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
09/22 Denver, CO – High Elevation Fest
09/25 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
09/26 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
09/27 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
09/29 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
10/01 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
10/02 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Center
10/03 Saskatoon, SK – O’Briens
10/06 Green Bay, WI – Sandlot Entertainment Complex
10/07 St. Paul, MN – Myth
10/09 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
10/10 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
10/14 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
10/15 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
10/16 Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
10/17 Montreal, QC – M Telus
10/19 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
10/20 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/21 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
10/23 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head
10/24 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
10/27 Norfolk, VA – NorVa
10/28 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
10/30 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
10/31 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
11/01 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater
11/04 Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
11/05 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
11/07 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/08 Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
11/09 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
11/10 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
11/12 Los Angeles, CA – Novo
11/13 San Francisco, CA – Regency
11/15 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
11/16 San Diego, CA – SOMA
11/17 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
11/19 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/21 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
11/24 Detroit, MI – The Masonic Cathedral
11/26 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
11/28 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
11/29 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
12/01 Wichita, KS – Cotillion
12/02 Des Moines, IA – 7 Flags

Daniel Shapiro Exits The Word Alive

The Word Alive have announced the departure of bassist Daniel Shapiro. You can see statements from him and the band below.

The Word Alive:

“Dear TWA family,

The Dark Matter cycle has been the greatest ride of our lives. Because of your support, we’ve reached so many goals we never thought would be possible 9 years into our career. We’ve sold thousands of albums, streamed millions more and toured all over the world. All because of you.

As we move into this next chapter of our career, creatively we have come to a decision to continue The Word Alive with Tony, Telle, and Zack. Moving into the creation of our newest album, Daniel and us mutually agreed that this would be the best decision for the band. Daniel is an extremely talented musician that we have called our brother for the last 7 years. We continue to do so and wish him the best in his future endeavors. The Word Alive has always been a family, past present and future members will always support each other.

We’re extremely excited for the new chapter that is yet to come and look forward to sharing all of our plans for the rest of the year. As always, we appreciate your support on and off tour. We will be all over the world soon enough to continue this journey together.

Telle, Tony, and Zack”

Shapiro:

“Over the last 7 years, I was fortunate enough to tour the world with some of my best friends in The Word Alive. As of today, I will be heading off on a new musical adventure and I am excited to share with you where the road will take me.

The guys and I will continue to support each other. I’m grateful for the time I had with this family and will always consider myself a part of this band.

Thank you all for the love and support from all the fans, friends, family and crew!

–Danielson“