ROCKTAGON: In Flames vs September Mourning [WATCH] [VOTE]
It’s the REV 96.7 ROCKTAGON! Two bands enter, one band leaves!
Every Tuesday night at 6pm, Choad will play two songs that will battle all week in the ROCKTAGON. You be the judge and vote for your favorite song below. Voting begins Tuesdays at 6pm and will continue through the week until the following Tuesday at 2pm.
The Champion: In Flames
In Flames is a Swedish heavy metal band, which was formed by guitarist Jesper Strömblad in 1990 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Along with the bands At the Gates and Dark Tranquillity, In Flames was originally a metal band responsible for developing the genre now known as melodic death metal.
During the band’s early years, the band had a varying group of musicians recording with the band, including many session musicians. By the release of Colony (1999) the group had established a stable lineup. Their sixth studio album Reroute To Remain (2002) showed the band moving toward a newer style of music that moved further away from melodic death metal and closer to alternative metal. This decision was criticized by fans of the group’s heavier metal sound; however, it increased the band’s mainstream audience and bolstered their album sales. As of 2008, In Flames had sold over 2 million records worldwide.
Since the band’s inception, In Flames have released twelve studio albums, three EPs, and two live DVDs, their latest release being their twelfth studio album Battles in 2016. In Flames has been nominated for three Grammis Awards. They won two of these nominations; one for Soundtrack to Your Escape (2004) in the “Hard Rock/Metal of the Year” category, and one nomination for their following album Come Clarity (2006) in the same
In early 2016, In Flames began recording a new album in Los Angeles, and finished the recording in April.
On 25 August 2016, In Flames posted a YouTube link to a new song entitled “The End” along with a new profile picture with the In Flames logo accompanied by the word “Battles”. It was later revealed the same day that Battles will be the title of their twelfth studio album, and was released worldwide on 11 November 2016 through Nuclear Blast.
Read more about In Flames at Wikipedia.
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The Contender: September Mourning
September Mourning is a transmedia dark culture project created by Emily Lazar and Marc Silvestri.
The project centers on the human-reaper hybrid September (portrayed on stage by Lazar), as she navigates the world of the living and the world of the dead. As a half-human, September feels the need to give some human souls a second chance, and thus toys with Fate.
The story is presented on different media platforms, including music, comic books, and live concerts. The comic books are produced with Top Cow Productions. According to Lazar, ““It’s a story line that has a musical component to it. An artistic component to it. The story line is what holds it all together. The music is like the icing on the cake. It’s very important of course, but it’s the vehicle to tell the story.”
In March 2016, September Mourning announced that the band had been signed to Sumerian Records, and released the music video for “Eye of the Storm”. A full-length album, Volume II, was released on July 29th, 2016, along with the second issue of the comic. Lazar stated that “Volume II is a continuation of the first step in our journey which began with our self released EP, Volume I and A Murder of Reapers, the first issue of our comic book. Volume II follows our hero, September Mourning’s tale throughout the second issue of the comic book entitled, The Hand of Fate”. To promote the release, an animated lyric video for a new song, “Skin And Bones”, was premiered on Loudwire in July 2016.
Read more about September Mourning at Wikipedia.
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