Download update: Sabbath Sunday
An ocean of tears…
We Are The Ocean recently split with frontman Dan Brown – but it happened so recently that their second-stage appearance as a four-piece today was the first time many of their fans knew about it.
We Are the Ocean: Dan has been our best friend and bandmate for five years. But we’ve been faced with the difficult realisation that the band’s and Dan’s creative futures are not the same. He agreed his passion likes behind the scenes as a manager. We’d be doing him, ourselves and you a massive disservice if we didn’t acknowledge this immediately.
@tlraybould: DownloadFest is a harsh way to learn that dan brown has left WATO.
Careful what you wish for…
Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor is so desperate for people to hear their new album he’s come close to taking drastic action. And he’s convinced Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal is the right name for the record.
Misha Mansoor: I shouldn’t admit this, I really shouldn’t – but a very small part of me wants it to leak. Don’t worry, labels, the majority of me doesn’t want it to leak, but we’re really excited for people to hear it. The name comes from all those shitty 1980s follow-up movies. Once again, sorry labels – but this is our shitty follow-up. Our manager, who I have to say is probably not the biggest fan of the name, said ‘What, so you’re going to name your next album Periphery III: Third Time’s a Charm?’ I was like, ‘You just named the next album, man…’
Don’t judge a band by its makeup…
Black Veil Brides can more or less live with the constant sneering from older rock fans who feel they’ve seen and heard it all before. But frontman Andy Biersack would like them to consider paying just a little attention to what’s going on underneath the presentation.
Andy Biersack: The reason I got into the things I do is Dave Vanian, the Damned, the Dead Boys and Christian Death. If you can’t hear them in our music you’re not listening. If it wasn’t for Dave Vanian and Stiv Bators I wouldn’t be in a band. If you can’t hear that, that’s your problem.
And he’s tired of being treated like he’s stupid when his band visits the UK.
Andy Biersack: I wish I could quit hearing the phrase ‘For you Americans.’ A friend of mine lost a bunch of weight, I asked how much, and he said, ‘Let me think about it, what would it be for you Americans?’ Just tell me – you don’t need to make me feel like an idiot.