Bullet For My Valentine
Hailing from Bridgend, England, Bullet for My Valentine's first incarnation was quite a bit different than the thematically immense, metal-clad rock of 2005's debut, The Poison. Back in 1998, the quartet of lads from Bridgend College was churning out Metallica covers under the name Jeff Killed John. It wasn't until 2003 that the band changed its name and beefed up their sound with a solidified lineup of guitarist and singer Matthew Tuck, guitarist Michael Paget, bassist Nick Crandle and drummer Michael Thomas. After issuing an EP and their debut on the British label Trustkill, they picked up Kerrang! magazine's Best British Newcomer Award in 2005 and eventually signed a deal with Sony/BMG. The band enjoyed quick success with American audiences and a number of high-profile tour slots, including one supporting Rob Zombie, from which they were booted when Tuck called Zombie and his cohorts "money-grabbing f*cks" on the band's message board.
Bullet For My Valentine Concert Films
Live at The O2 Academy
Bullet For My Valentine
Runtime: 1 hr 9 minRunning red hot on the heels of their fourth album 'Temper Temper', Bullet For My Valentine rolled into Birmingham's O2 Academy like a tank, armed with burning anthems like 'Your Betrayal', 'Tears Don't Fall' and 'Waking The Demon' alongside newer cuts 'Temper Temper' and 'Riot'. With big ambitions and bigger riffs, the band have always had world domination fairly in their sights, but they've never been more on target than now. With album sales over four million and a monster legion of fans, the lads have rightly earned the tag of "the best British metal band to emerge in years" (as Q Magazine dubbed them). Lock and load people, it's Bullet time!
Bullet For My Valentine Top Tracks
Live at the White River Amphitheater
Runtime: 1 hr 12 minAmerican nu metal heroes Godsmack are taking over the stage at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn Washington. Completed in 2003, the 98-acre project cost more than $30 million and hosts musical events under an acoustically treated metal roof; it features two 30-by-40-foot video screens on either side of the stage. The band performs hit songs as “Locked and Loaded,” “Keep Away,” “Out of Line,” “Generation Day,” “Cryin' Like a Bitch, ” and many more. Sully Erna's singing style has been stated as "the snarl of James Hetfield", and "composed of dark harmony that sounds a lot like Alice in Chains". Merrill's bass style has been described as "bulldozer bottom with occasional slap-bass reverb". Larkin's drumming is thought to "worship at the twin altars of Neil Peart and John Bonham". And Rombola's guitar playing style has been praised as "guitars that sound like percussion instruments".
Blood at the Orpheum
In This Moment
Runtime: 1 hr 5 minIn 2013, Southern California’s female fronted hard rockers In This Moment filmed their first ever live concert. Spanning the band’s entire career, the video includes all the band’s top 20 hits from Blood, their current 200K+ SoundScan selling album, Whore, Adrenalize & Blood, as well as fan favorites, Gunshow, Beautiful Tragedy and Burn. Madison’s very own taste making Active Rock station, WJJO, was one of the first in the nation to embrace and support In This Moment, creating a rabid and loyal fanbase, which is why the band chose to film the concert there.
Live in Columbus
Runtime: 1 hr 16 minOn November 11th, 2016 Beartooth performed a homecoming show at Express LIVE! in Columbus, OH. This was not just another show that served as the conclusion to their 2016 Aggressive Tour, but an emotional homecoming playing a venue they grew up going to. Since their early days of playing jam-packed basement shows, Beartooth have always stayed true to their roots. The raw emotion that went into each performance embodies what Beartooth is all about; giving fans an unforgettable live experience every night. Beartooth: Live in Columbus includes 14 live performances spanning their catalog, along with commentary from each band member as they describe their journey as musicians. Beartooth have played sold out shows around the world, their sophomore album Aggressive debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart and No. 3 on the Billboard Rock Chart upon release.
Ending Is the Beginning: The Mitch Lucker Memorial Show
Runtime: 1 hr 25 minOn 12/21/12, the metal community came together to celebrate the life of Mitch Lucker & raise money for his daughter's future education with an evening of collaborative performances between past/present Suicide Silence members and elite vocalists.
Foreign & Familiar
August Burns Red
Runtime: 2 hrThis documentary highlights over two years of August Burns Red's continuous touring throughout an entire record cycle. The title Rescue & Restore (Foreign & Familiar Edition) pays homage to the vast fan-base that August Burns Red has built over the years with multiple world-wide tours in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, & Australia. Rescue & Restore marks August Burns Red’s fifth proper album, fleshing out an impressive body of work that also includes a live full-length record Home, a collection of B-sides Lost Messengers: The Outtakes, and a 2012 holiday album, August Burns Red Presents: Sleddin' Hill, A Holiday Album, released over the band’s lauded decade-long career. Since launching out of Manheim, PA, the industrious outfit has successfully transitioned from shake-up-the-field upstarts to one of the biggest names worldwide in the genre. On stages across the U.S. to Dubai, Japan, Australia, and South America, from renowned festivals such as UK’s Download Festival to the Vans Warped Tour, which they joined again in 2013 as a main stage act, August Burns Red have spent years taking their music and message directly to fans, and in the process have grown into one of the leading forces in the modern metal scene, a fact bolstered by their 1.5 million Facebook fans and more than half-million albums sold.
Runtime: 1 hr 39 minFeaturing the band in their element - the live arena - this full-length live show is a stunning mix of visual mayhem and brutal, extreme heavy metal. Slipknot Disasterpieces video No band around can top the Slipknot experience, with concussion bombs, flames, lasers, rotating drum risers and a whole lot more going on, you're simply not going to be able to take your eyes off the on-screen carnage. Slipknot Disasterpieces film All of Slipknot's music videos are also presented, including the never-before-seen animated promo for "Wait & Bleed.".
Live in The LBC & Diamonds in the Rough
Runtime: 1 hr 17 minWhile headlining the Rockstar Taste Of Chaos tour earlier this year, Avenged Sevenfold (aka A7X) taped its full, incendiary April 10 homecoming gig at the Long Beach Arena. This film includes unreleased songs and covers (including Iron Maiden and Pantera) recorded during the sessions for last year's #4 charting, near-gold self titled album.
All That Remains
Runtime: 53 minIt may have taken a few years for Boston act All That Remains to make an impact on the metalcore scene, but with the release of their third full-length effort The Fall Of Ideals in 2006, All That Remains not only finally found the right balance of melody and aggression, but they also found a whole new audience, with the album easily outselling their previous efforts.
After a brief introduction and some pre-show footage of various fans screaming the bands name, All That Remains quite literally destroy with Become The Catalyst, The Air That I Breathe, Not Alone, It Dwells In Me, Six, This Calling, The Weak Willed and Indictment, all of which are lifted from The Fall Of Ideals.
The remaining four tracks This Darkened Heart, For Salvation, Tattered On My Sleeve and Focus Shall Not Fail are lifted from 2004s This Darkened Heart and seamlessly blend in with the groups more recent material without clashing too much.
All That Remains performance is near flawless, while the editing together of the multiple camera angles (Filmed by the renown High Roller Studios) retains the energy and excitement of the performance and the crowd participation perfectly. Audio wise, mixer Jason Suecof has managed to keep a raw edge to the bands sound, which gives All That Remains Live a very real live feel.
All up, All That Remains Live is a rock solid package that shows exactly why All That Remains are considered one of the better metalcore acts doing the circuit today. Highly recommended.
Live at Wacken '09
Bring Me The Horizon
Runtime: 40 minFronted by a tattooed clothing designer and influenced by death metal, grindcore, and emo, Bring Me the Horizon aren't the average deathcore band. The group was formed in 2004 from the ashes of several Sheffield-based outfits, with the 2003 Disney film Pirates of the Caribbean serving as the inspiration for the band's name. Singer Oliver Sykes, guitarists Lee Malia and Curtis Ward, bassist Matt Kean, and drummer Matt Nicholls initially established their own label, Thirty Days of Night, to release their debut EP, 2005's This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For. Upon signing to the higher-profile label Visible Noise (whose roster also included Bullet for My Valentine and Lostprophets), they reissued the EP to a wider audience. Bring Me the Horizon's full-length debut, Count Your Blessings, appeared in October 2006, with an American release following one year later courtesy of Epitaph Records.
Present, Future, And Past
We Came As Romans
Runtime: 60 minPresent, Future and Past was filmed as part of We Came As Romans' "Tracing Back Roots" tour at the House of Blues in Chicago and captures the energy and intensity of their live performances.