Dark New Day’s New Tradition is the much anticipated follow up to their 2005 debut Twelve Year Silence. Compromised of members of Sevendust, Evanescence, and Stereomud, among others, it’s pretty much going to likely follow the same basic structure of this style. One thing that caught my ear immediately was the fact that singer Brett Hastla of Virgos Merlot actually has the ability to sing instead of being the same cookie cutter sound of Eddie Vedder
Maverick were formed two years ago and in that time have released a critically acclaimed EP (“Talk’s Cheap”) and gained a reputation for putting on a great live show. After signing to Massacre Records, the “hard rockin’, heavy hittin’, kick-ass, dual guitar wielding wrecking machine from Belfast, Northern Ireland” are now releasing their debut album, “Quid Pro Quo”.
The last concert of the band’s current European tour sees them bringing one of the most theatrical stage shows I think I’ve seen in a long time. Not wanting to be outdone, a large portion of the crowd have dressed up as well. There are spiders, tattoos, leather, boots with soles adding a good six inches to the wearers height and lastly to give the event a truly gothic feel, a guy dressed in a bright yellow banana suit.