Welcome to another week of Mosh Pit Monday! Hope you've had a good week. I dont't know whether I'm coming or going this last week due to work commitments. I've always found a great way to unwind from the week is to go into my recording studio and just start jamming but Friday night one of my monitors died so I was pissed. Off to find one on Saturday morning and I was lucky. A second hand one hooked up straight away and I'm back in business. It just seems to be one thing after another these days with work and equipment but I think I'm finally set. I've been tested this last week, but with good, positive people around me, I manage to stay clean and sober although the temptation is never far away.
This week we're going to Ireland and I'd like to introduce you to one of my faithful Twitter followers, Symptoms of Silence, a 6 piece metalcore/hardcore band out of Portrush. What caught my eye with these guys is that they've been picked as the main support for one of my favourite Aussie metal bands, The Amity Affliction from here in Brisbane. The Amity Afflicition are playing Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast on June 7th and what a great opportunity for these Irish lads.
Band members are Kyle Colby on lead guitar, Joe Sweeney on bass, Jack Scott on drums, Chris Byrne on vocals, Conor Kelly on vocals and Justin Hanna on synths. A relatively new band of young guys, they aren't strangers to the local live music scene in Ireland, playing plenty of gigs and writing and recording plenty of material in such a short time.
Earlier in 2016 they released their debut EP "Visions" which includes the above track "Reality". A real surprise when you get into it. Hard hitting, punchy riffs backed up by dual vocals which I do like, when done right, and these boys are certainly doing something right. I could even go out on a limb and liken them to "Bullet For My Valentine", also another one of my faves who are touring Australia later this year and I can't wait to see. I want to wish Symptoms of Silence every success on their upcoming gigs with The Amity Affliction and I can't wait to see what else you've got. If you want to follow their next move, like them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.
Hope you all have a great week. I got
my wife let me buy a new motorbike last week so while she's away with the girls this weekend, I might be going for a bit of a bike ride. Who know's where I'll end up? Hopefully seeing some live music, somewhere. Until next week, keep moshin'. \,,,/ \,,,/