Famous Last Words and Manafest hit the Championship Bar & Grill in Trenton, NJ May 9th; a venue splattered top to bottom with graffiti, plastered with band stickers and decorated with eclectic memorabilia (rusted bike handlebars, flowers, Sherlock Holmes tales, etc.). Check out some photos from their passionate performances right here!
The storytellers in Famous Last Words used their love of the classic sci-fi TV show “The Twilight Zone” to help guide the writing of their latest record, The Incubus. So naturally, we had to poke their brains about which episodes of the iconic series made the most impact on them. Check out vocalist JT Tollas’s top 10 picks below! Do you see a correlation between these and The Incubus?
Do you remember and love “The Twilight Zone” too? Let us know what your favorite moments are in the comments!
Electronicore band The Browning have announced details for their new record Isolation, due out June 24th via Spinefarm Records. The band’s new track “Pure Evil” is already available for streaming (and is super dance-y) and the download for it comes with your pre-order of the record. Read more to view the album artwork, track listing, and upcoming tour dates!
Vocalist JT Tollas of Famous Last Words talks Twilight Zone, their new 1950’s era concept record, and why he never actually thought about what his own last words would be until now.
For many, “acoustic” translates into “soft and potentially boring”. The idea that you know what to expect from an acoustic song before you even listen to it pervades, and usually it’s pretty well-founded. Not here.
Revival Recordings, a.k.a. the record label headed by Shawn Milke of Alesana, will release an acoustic compilation on January 29th. The compilation, simply called It’s All Acoustic, will feature acoustic tracks from all of the artists on the label (The Funeral Portrait, The Things They Carried, Megosh, etc.), including new versions of fan favorites as well as brand new songs. It’s All Acoustic also comes after the recent signing of Famous Last Words to the label. So be sure to give those guys a listen and stay tuned for what comes next!
Webster Hall is a New York City music venue needing no introduction; a fact well-represented by the black-lettered “Most Tweeted Venue of 2014” printed above the entrance. Yet while many know of the neon-clothed ravers that attend the EDM shows held there, The Studio in the basement remains a haven for the hardcore. It is there in that dark cove of headbangers that we at HXC Magazine became aware of a person who occupies the venue as if he himself holds up the walls. Without fail, every time we attended a show at The Studio @ Webster Hall this person, to whom we affectionately referred as the “Kellin Quinn look-alike,” (so dubbed because the resemblance has affirmed my belief in doppelgängers) would be front and center. He became a fixture for us, a kind of skinny-jean’ed Where’s Waldo. Upon attending the Palisades album release show on January 6th and witnessing him hop on stage for a fierce vocal guest spot during For All I Am’s set, we learned his name is Christopher Tito, he is the vocalist for the NYC metalcore/post-hardcore band Zoúme, and he is an HXC Diehard.