The Mid-Summer Throwdown at Club Red in Review

Last Saturday, August 18th, we returned to Club Red in Mesa for the Mid-Summer Throwdown hosted by Superior Booking. Thank you to all the bands and fans that made it out to support us and the other acts. It was great to return to Club Red and rock their other stage this time. 

 Discovery of an Afterlife Photo by Fink Photography

Discovery of an Afterlife Photo by Fink Photography

 Superior Booking is a nationwide booking agency and concert production company.

Superior Booking is a nationwide booking agency and concert production company.

Shoutout to Superior Booking for inviting us to perform. We are super thankful to have been a part of the show. Even more thank yous go out to the sponsors of the show, PosterMyWall.com, Rip It Energy Fuel, and TicketLeap.

 Discovery of an Afterlife performing at The Mid-Summer Throwdown Saturday August 18, 2018

Discovery of an Afterlife performing at The Mid-Summer Throwdown Saturday August 18, 2018

 Dan, Josh, Jon, Leon, and Jayne posing for a photo after their set.

Dan, Josh, Jon, Leon, and Jayne posing for a photo after their set.

The show was a hodgepodge of different artists under the umbrella of rock and everyone did a fantastic job. Be sure to show the other bands some love and check them out below!

Pushing Pluto

On Opening Night

Janae Dunn

Icelus

Killing Sunday

Without Falter

Avenda

Moxytones

We Revolt

Silk Stockings

Sore Eyes

Thanks to Club Red and their staff for keeping the night safe and fun! Last but certainly not least thank you for reading this. Where should we perform next? Let us know in the comments below!

I know we keep saying this but new music is coming soon. Be prepared for us to drop our upcoming EP 'Mistakes We Make' any day now. 

Friday the 13th at the Starlite Lounge in Review - Thank You Soundphoria

For Friday the 13th we had the pleasure of sharing the Starlite Lounge stage in Glendale with some truly amazing talent. It was a great turnout even for a Friday and we had an absolute blast performing one of our longest sets yet. Thank you to everyone that was able to make it out and especially to our friend Jared for catching us after our set and sharing his story. If you're reading this, 'The Meadow' is yours buddy and thanks for being there to sing along!

 Josh, Dan, Leon, Jon, and Jayne performing on Friday July 13, 2018 at the Starlite Lounge 

Josh, Dan, Leon, Jon, and Jayne performing on Friday July 13, 2018 at the Starlite Lounge 

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A HUGE thank you is in order to Soundphoria for putting on such an amazing show and for being such an advocate of local Arizona artists. I personally would have paid good money for such a great night of entertainment but it was all absolutely FREE! Also thank you to the sponsors Lunasigns and The Best Clothing Company for making it all possible. Be sure to click those links to check them out and show some love.

 Soundphoria Entertainment provides excellent promotional services to local PHX bands

Soundphoria Entertainment provides excellent promotional services to local PHX bands

 Lunasigns is an 'after-hours-friendly' custom print shop based in San Tan Valley

Lunasigns is an 'after-hours-friendly' custom print shop based in San Tan Valley

 The Best Clothing Company provides, you guessed it, the BEST clothing

The Best Clothing Company provides, you guessed it, the BEST clothing

Thank you to all the absolutely amazing bands that came together to put on a night of good vibes and great tunes! I was completely blown away by Ryan, the singer/guitarist for 3 Seconds More, guy can sing just as well as he can shred. 

We've played with Mission G before and they get even better and better each time we do. Johnny, singer/guitarist for Mission G, always has hilarious banter and is another guy who can sing and shred amazingly.

By the time Malo de Dentro went on it was pretty late in the night and the crowd had thinned out a little but they played like there was a stadium of people watching. Excellent performance and they were the only band that started an epic spontaneous mosh pit! 

Be sure to show these awesome bands some love by clicking their names below!

Three Seconds More

 Steve, Stone, and Cris of Malo De Dentro perform live at the Starlite Lounge July 13, 2018

Steve, Stone, and Cris of Malo De Dentro perform live at the Starlite Lounge July 13, 2018

 Leon, Jon, and Jayne at the Starlite Lounge in Glendale, AZ July 13, 2018

Leon, Jon, and Jayne at the Starlite Lounge in Glendale, AZ July 13, 2018

 Dan of Discovery of an Afterlife preparing to perform at the Starlite Lounge July 13, 2018

Dan of Discovery of an Afterlife preparing to perform at the Starlite Lounge July 13, 2018

Last but certainly not least thank YOU for reading through this. Stay tuned for big announcements concerning our upcoming EP 'Mistakes We Make'. It's been a long and arduous road but we'll finally have a release date very soon! 

Discovery of an Afterlife Reviews the Gretsch Catalina Club Drum Set

As a fan of music I've always been curious about what kind of gear and technology my favorite artists use to create my favorite songs. For anyone that's ever shared this curiousity we will be doing reviews on the various things we use to make our music! This week we're having Josh review the drum kit he uses for our live shows.

 The Gretsch Catalina Club Kit

The Gretsch Catalina Club Kit

This is not a ‘Metalcore’ or ‘Pop-Punk’ drum kit by any means; but I tune and make everything to my own standards. With a 22”x20” kick drum, not many other kicks can compete in terms of sounding more powerful with a deep punch and slight high-click. I keep my toms flat (slight tone) with heavy attack and quick decay. I use Evans Power Level 360 - D’Addario heads on all toms and snare with Evans EMAD-2 Clear Batter Kick Drum head. I’m a minimalist and only use two toms (high and floor) - I find it more of a challenge to come up with fills but like to keep it simple to have a drum set sound as complex as possible using only the bare necessities. The Gretsch Catalina isn’t a common kit used in the metalcore field, but I've always been a firm believer in using what best suites the mix; and this kit complements ours in DOAA.

If you're interested in having one of these drumsets you can purchase one on Amazon and have it shipped straight to your door. They come in Deep Cherry Burst or Satin Walnut Glaze.


Barrels of LaughTour at Joe's Grotto May 23, 2018 in Review

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us opening for Dead Horse Trauma last month at Joe's Grotto for the Barrels of LaughTour 2018 stop in Phoenix, AZ. We had an absolute blast playing with all the bands and hanging out with everybody. Wednesday nights can be a tough time to do a show so we really appreciate that there was such a great turnout. If you didn't make it you missed out on delicious peanut butter & jelly sandwiches and the most metal pillow fight ever fought. 

Special shoutout to our awesome friend Sammy and to Nathanael Reveles for taking some really fantastic photographs of our set.

 Leon and Josh(kind of) - Photo by Nathanael Reveles

Leon and Josh(kind of) - Photo by Nathanael Reveles

Chi Town Dogz once again catered the event serving up amazingly delicious gourmet hot dog creations. Vape Gravy was also there hanging out providing vape juice deals and Weed Wear was helping out with all 420 gear needs.

 Joe's Grotto is located in Northern Phoenix at 13825 N 32nd Street #32 Phoenix, AZ 85032

Joe's Grotto is located in Northern Phoenix at 13825 N 32nd Street #32 Phoenix, AZ 85032

Huge thanks to Audible Assault Entertainment for putting on yet another successful show at Joe's Grotto and of course thanks to all the bands and fans for rocking out on a Wednesday night with us. We'll have to do it all again very soon so stay tuned for an announcement about our upcoming show at the Starlite Lounge in July! Until then show the other bands some love and check out a video of us playing 'The Great Escape' at the show below.

Dead Horse Trauma

Lydia Can't Breathe

Everybody Panic!

Throw Logic

Rumur

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Thanks to Mindset Entertainment for taking and uploading our live performance!