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Nearly five years after the release of “We Ain’t Leavin’ Till You’re Bleedin”, Massachusetts old-school Hardcore fashioned, Death Ray Vision have been finalizing their sophomore effort, “Negative Mental Attitude”. Recording will begin in September at Mad Oak Studio, where the band previously recorded their first five-song EP “Get Lost or Get Dead”, once again with producer Benny Grotto at the helm. A release is scheduled for late 2018 on Bullet Tooth.
 
“It’s a playful jab at the Hardcore scene, in a way”, bassist Mike D’Antonio states about the album title. “There’s a lot of people who preach a ‘positive mental attitude’ and they practice anything but that”. The title also succinctly represents the band’s current direction which deviates from their previous “go old-school or go home” approach. “We don’t really have a lot of good moods on this one”, guitarist Pete Cortese continues, “it’s a little more morose, melodic, and to say that it will be ‘our finest work to date’ would be a little too positive for the angle we’re going for”.
 
In addition to songwriting, the band also had line-up changes along the way with vocalist Brian Fair and guitarist Zack Wells making their exit due to family and relocation across the country. “It makes more sense for the guys to have someone local and available at all times”, states Fair. “Now that I live in St. Louis doing the Married with Children thing, it became increasingly tougher to make things work out logistically”. With the departure of Fair comes new vocalist Jeff Gard, formerly of Boston-based Chuggernaut. Gard offers a tremendous vocal range which provoked a shift in style. The transition happened quickly as D’Antonio explains, “I was forwarded a song that Jeff sang on, and I immediately wanted him to audition. After two practices, it was an easy choice to make.”
 
Amidst broadening their musical horizons, Death Ray Vision commits to keeping an old-school baseline at its core. Drummer, Colin Conway adds, “there will always be speed and aggression in our formula, but instead of presenting a ‘tough guy’ demeanor, we break through that shell and expose the ‘tragic hero’ within.”
 
Death Ray Vision consists of members and ex-members of Killswitch Engage, Overcast, Cannae, Seemless and Soul Remnants.
Death Ray Vision “Barfly” Music Video (YouTube)
Death Ray Vision “We Ain’t Leavin’ Till You’re Bleedin”
(Spotify / Apple / YouTube / Amazon / BandCamp)
Death Ray Vision “Get Lost or Get Dead”
(Spotify / Apple / YouTube / Amazon / BandCamp)
 
Death Ray Vision is:
Jeff Gard – Vocals
Mike D. – Bass
Pete Cortese – Guitar
Colin Conway – Drums
(Band photo by Jason Zucco)

 

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OVERCAST Discography out today! Comments closed

After a wildly successful and completely SOLD OUT mini tour this past week, the OVERCAST 3x CD Discography ”Only Death Is Smiling” is out TODAY!  Check out the 2 minute teaser video showcasing the REMASTERED music and a preview of the packaging below. They will also be a featured headliner at this year’s New England Metal & Hardcore Festival on April 17 with Between The Buried And Me, The Red Chord, and many more. Get your ticket here!

“Only Death Is Smiling” is available on CD at Best BuyAmazonFYERevHQ, and MerchNow, downloadable at iTunesAmazoneMusicBandCamp, and streaming at Spotify, and Rdio.

The band started in the early 90s long before the explosion of metal from the New England area, and released a few albums on indie labels until the late 90s when they broke up to focus on new bands like SHADOWS FALL and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, and more recently, DEATH RAY VISION. As a lot of their titles are currently out of print, the band decided to release “Only Death Is Smiling” on Bullet Tooth featuring 45 tracks on 3 separate CDs, including unreleased material.

To say that OVERCAST were legendary is fairly accurate, as most newer metal bands have paid tribute to the obvious influences in their music. In fact, some give OVERCAST credit for starting the massive sub-genre called METALCORE.  Their recent performance at This Is Hardcore in Philadelphia sent hundreds of metal and hardcore fans into a frenzy with their brutal and technical metal written with the dancefloor in mind.  You can watch the FULL SET here courtesy of Hate5Six.com!

 

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Overcast Teaser Video! Comments closed

Pre-Orders for the Overcast 3X CD Discography “Only Death Is Smiling” (Out February 3) are up now! Get the CD with FREE posters, or with an exclusive new shirt, or the mega bundle with a Limited Edition skate deck! Everything is available NOW at the Bullet Tooth webstore.

Watch this new teaser video!

Make sure to get tickets to the OVERCAST Record Release shows as they are selling FAST! “Only Death Is Smiling” will be available early at these shows. Woo hoo!

Jan 29 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East w/ PanzerBastard (TICKETS)
Jan 30 – Providence, RI @ The Ruins w/ Empire Shall Fall (TICKETS)
Jan 31 – Worcester, MA @ Ralph’s Dinner w/ Empire Shall Fall (TICKETS)
Feb 01 - Worcester, MA @ The Middle East w/ Dissolve (TICKETS)
April 17 - Worcester, MA @ New England Metal Fest! (TICKETS)

Check out this awesome multi-camera FULL SET of OVERCAST from this past summer’s This Is Hardcore Fest over at Hate5Six.com!

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Pre-Orders for the Overcast 3X CD Discography “Only Death Is Smiling” (Out February 3) are up now! Get the CD with FREE posters, or with an exclusive new shirt, or the mega bundle with a Limited Edition skate deck! Everything is available NOW at the Bullet Tooth webstore.

Make sure to get tickets to the OVERCAST Record Release shows as they are selling FAST! “Only Death Is Smiling” will be available early at these shows. Woo hoo!

Jan 29 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East w/ PanzerBastard (TICKETS)
Jan 30 – Providence, RI @ The Ruins w/ Empire Shall Fall (TICKETS)
Jan 31 – Worcester, MA @ Ralph’s Dinner w/ Empire Shall Fall (TICKETS)
Feb 01 - Worcester, MA @ The Middle East w/ Dissolve (TICKETS)

Check out this awesome multi-camera FULL SET of OVERCAST from this past summer’s This Is Hardcore Fest over at Hate5Six.com!

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Make sure to get tickets to the OVERCAST Record Release shows as they are selling FAST! Triple CD Discography “Only Death Is Smiling” is due out February 3, 2015 but you can pick one up at any of these shows early. Woo hoo! Stay tuned for special pre-orders.

Jan 29 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East w/ PanzerBastard (TICKETS)
Jan 30 – Providence, RI @ The Ruins w/ Empire Shall Fall (TICKETS)
Jan 31 – Worcester, MA @ Ralph’s Dinner w/ Empire Shall Fall (TICKETS)
Feb 01 - Worcester, MA @ The Middle East w/ Dissolve (TICKETS)

Check out this awesome multi-camera FULL SET of OVERCAST from this past summer’s This Is Hardcore Fest over at Hate5Six.com!

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OVERCAST 3x Discography! Comments closed

Bullet Tooth is excited to announce the 3x CD Discography ”Only Death Is Smiling” from Massachusetts’ metal legends OVERCAST! The band started in the early 90s long before the explosion of metal from the New England area, and released a few albums on indie labels until the late 90s when they broke up to focus on new bands like SHADOWS FALL and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, and more recently, DEATH RAY VISION. As a lot of their titles are currently out of print, the band decided to release “Only Death Is Smiling” on Bullet Tooth featuring 45 tracks on 3 separate CDs, scheduled for release late 2014.

To say that OVERCAST were legendary is fairly accurate, as most newer metal bands have paid tribute to the obvious influences in their music. In fact, some give OVERCAST credit for starting the massive sub-genre called METALCORE.  Their recent performance at This Is Hardcore in Philadelphia sent hundreds of metal and hardcore fans into a frenzy with their brutal and technical metal written with the dancefloor in mind.

Some heavy hitters in the current metal world are as excited as we are about this new release, and we checked in with both Jesse and Adam from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and Ken from UNEARTH to see why OVERCAST was and is still exciting to them:

“In my eyes, Overcast was one of the most influential bands from their era. They came at a time where it wasn’t so commonplace to mix heavy musical styles as much as they did. (And their singer Brian looked like a spooky creature from the deep with his hair.) Their ability to make unique, heavy, aggressive, and melodic songs was such a cool thing to see back then, and ultimately was what brought me to want to do a collaboration with Mike.” – Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage)

“When I was in the Danvers middle school system, one of my older high school friends Jay (Agoraphobic Nose Bleed) handed me ‘Expectational Dilution’ on a copied cassette. Needless to say, I was in awe!  Overcast was and always be one of the greatest bands to come from the New England area!  I followed them religiously from gig to gig and was lucky enough to share the stage with them once or twice.   The Unearth camp still rocks the whole discography to this day!  Fans for life!!!” – Ken Susi (Unearth)

“Overcast was Revolutionary! Back when I first saw them I was blown away and quickly became a fanboy following the band around the Northeast and eventually landing shows with them with my band at the time Corrin. Every show became more and more intense, you never knew what was going to happen at an Overcast show. They changed the face of music for many people like my self who witnessed the brutality and precision of this band. I recently saw them play at set at “this is hardcore” 2014 and I screamed along to every word! The blend of hard hitting hardcore and metal riffing along with Brian’s mid range guttural screams makes Overcast a crucial part of the history of heavy music. They changed the game and helped inspire an entire generation of bands.” – Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage)

Overcast “Only Death Is Smiling” (Disc 1):
01. Grifter
02. Twodegreesbelow
03. Absolute Threshold
04. As A Whole
05. Allegiance To The Flesh
06. Iconoclasm
07. Bleed Into One
08. Diluting Inertia
09. Faceless (7″ Version)
10. Staredown (7″ Version)
11. Follow (7″ Version)
12. Bleed Into One (7″ Version)
13. Pure Agony
14. Grifter (7″ Version)
15. Forecast (7″ Version)

Overcast “Only Death Is Smiling” (Disc 2):
01. Apocalypse Upon Us
02. Spun
03. Filter Of Syntax
04. Styrofoam Death-Machine
05. Your (destructive) Self
06. More Metal Than Your Ma’s Kettle
07. Seven ft. Grin
08. Dousing This Flame
09. Forecast
10. Seven ft. Grin (Split 7″ Version)
11. For Indifference (7″ Version)
12. Fate’s Design (7″ Version)
13. Your (destructive) Self (Demo)
14. Forecast (Demo)
15. Dousing This Flame (Demo)
16. Spun (Demo)

Overcast “Only Death Is Smiling” (Disc 3):
01. Spun (Live)
02. Filter Of Syntax (Live)
03. Allegiance To The Flesh (Live)
04. Apocalypse Upon Us (Live)
05. Grifter (Live)
06. As A Whole (Live)
07. More Metal Then Your Ma’s Kettle (Live)
08. Seven ft. Grin (Live)
09. As A Whole (SMMDI Demo)
10. Iconoclasm (SMMDI Demo)
11. Absolute Threshold  (SMMDI Demo)
12. A Means… (Demo)
13. Scar The Mind (Demo)
14. A National Acrobat

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Death Ray Vision w/ KILLSWITCH! Comments closed

Death Ray Vision will be a part of Killswitch Engage‘s Monster’s Mosh Halloween shows with All That Remains! Grab their new album “We Ain’t Leavin’ Til’ You’re Bleedin’” with exclusive merch at the Bullet Tooth webstore or download at iTunes.

Oct 30th – Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom
Oct 31st – Worcester, MA at Worcester Palladium
Nov 1st – Albany, NY at Upstate Concert Hall

Watch their new video for “Barfly” right here:

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Death Ray Vision video on VEVO! Comments closed

Check out the premiere of the new Death Ray Vision music video for “Barfly” at VEVO!  The video was directed by Anthony Jarvis and produced by McFarland & Pecci. Grab the new album “We Ain’t Leavin’ Till You’re Bleedin’” at Best BuyFYEAmazonBullet Tooth or download at iTunes.

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