Next up on our Dame-Nation 2012 line-up is another band from the Chicagoland area, Analog Digital Disorder.
What with the show this upcoming weekend, I’m getting pretty excited; I’ll keep this brief for you.
These guys are veterans to the Dame-Nation stage, having performed at the festival in October of 2010. They’re not foreign to the concept of rocking out; their music is more than willing to get in your face and amaze your pants off. Often featured on local radio stations, I first heard this band on a small road trip one summer, and looked them up as soon as I had access to the internet. You might also be familiar with the song “Hear Me Now” that was on the UTF companion compilation with last year’s Dame Nation show.
Since launching in 2007, they released their first full length album, Elements of Emptiness, and last year released their EP, Hear Me Now. Their songs feature a myriad of influences that would be liked by almost any hard rock or metal fan; despite this, A.D.D. promise not to be your average, cookie-cutter hard rock band, with their raw vocals about things like the hardships of reality that slap you in the face and stay with you for hours or days on end.
You can see a video of a 2010 performance below.
- Margaret Young – vocals
- Dave Adams – guitar
- Jeremy Sparta – guitar/vocals
- Randy Berg – bass
- Jason Delismon – drums
You can find A.D.D. at their official website where you can buy their music, and also on Facebook, Twitter, and ReverbNation.
Hope to see you all at Dame Nation this weekend!
Next up on our list of Dame-Nation 2012 bands is another group of hometown favorites: Burning Eve!
Burning Eve are a melodic metal quartet from Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The band was formed by guitarist Kenn and bassist / keyboardist Jeremy in 2008. However, it wasn’t until when Polish-born singer Toyah joined in 2010 that the line-up was complete and the songs began to take shape. Since then, Burning Eve has played a number of local gigs and recorded a self-titled, three-track EP, which was released on May 25th. The band’s Facebook profile also mentions an upcoming full-length album called Mirrors, but I haven’t been able to find more information on that…
Burning Even has described their sound as a “female fronted powerhouse that can blow your socks off one minute, and then send chills down your spine the next.” (That quote comes from the band”s recent interview at Hail The Hero, which you can read here.) Based on the three EP tracks on Burning Eve’s ReverbNation page, I have to agree with that description. Each song offers a different flavor of melodic metal. “Bleeding” is a radio-friendly anthem with terrific guitar hooks and electrifying vocals from Toyah. She really shows off her talents on “Serpent,” shouting and belting it out over thunderous riffs and dynamic rhythms. I really like the mix of grit and sassiness that oozes from “Serpent,” so much that I’d call it my favorite Burning Eve song so far. Finally, there’s the ballad “Embrace.” This one is quieter and brooding and has an acoustic rock-soul vibe for the first minute-and-a-half before the full band kicks in.
Below is Burning Eve’s recently released video for “Embrace.” Don’t panic when you hear silence at the beginning – the song doesn’t start playing until 0:27 seconds.
Burning Eve are:
- Toyah: Vocals
- Kenny: Guitar, Backing Vocals
- Jeremy: Bass, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
- Michael: Guitar
(Hmmmm, does that mean that Burning Eve is looking for a full-time drummer?)
Check out Burning Eve at their official website as well as on Facebook, ReverbNation, Twitter, and YouTube. And remember: Dame-Nation 2012 is at The Abbey in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, June 30th – 2 weeks from today!