Monday, December 26, 2011

Eyes Set To Kill feature - TOP 11 STANDOUT ROCK BANDS OF 2011

Very proud of the guys in Eyes Set To Kill as they were recently featured as #10 on Red Bull's Top 11 Standout Rock Bands of 2011. Check out the full article here. Below is their thoughts on ESTK:

10: Eyes Set To Kill

With an overpowering DIY mentality, Eyes Set To Kill gained success strictly on their terms. The Phoenix, Arizona-based quartet broke away from the confines of independent juggernaut Suburban Noize, launched their own label Forsee Records and dropped their fourth studio album “White Lotus” in August without a major distribution deal.
But that wasn’t the only change. The group abandoned their signature screamo-pop flavor for a solid hard rock resonance with a metal ting. Also, the four-piece toured alongside Rob Zombie and the Rodriguez sisters were highlighted in Revolver Magazine’s “Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock” issue. Hard work goes a long way.



Dr. Acula Release Music Video Clip & Announce U.S. Headlining Tour with Design The Skyline

DR. ACULA will kick off 2012 with a headlining tour across the U.S. joined by DESIGN THE SKYLINE & more.  The February tour begins in Illinois and hits Seattle, Las Vegas, Houston and more, ending in Poughkeepsie in early March. 
 
DR. ACULA is gearing up for the release of their new music video recently shot in Chicago for “Party 2.0” off of their 2011 release, Slander.
 
Watch an exclusive clip of the upcoming music video here.
 

F*ck All Your Friends Tour Dates
with DR. ACULA, DESIGN THE SKYLINE, THE DEVASTATED & IN DYING ARMS:
 
01/15/2012 - Baltimore, MD, US @ Sonar
01/18/2012 - Albany, NY, US @ Valentines
01/20/2012 - Franklin, NH, US @ The Meeting House
01/21/2012 - Montreal, QC, CA @ Underworld
01/22/2012 - Quebec City, QC, CA @ Cafe L'Agitee
01/23/2012 - Ottawa, ON, CA @ Cafe Dekcuf
01/25/2012 - Peterborough, ON, CA @ Red Dog
01/26/2012 - Hamilton, ON, CA @ Absinthe
01/27/2012 - Cambridge, ON, CA @ 515 Concert Club
01/28/2012 - Toronto, ON, CA @ The Rockpile
01/29/2012 - London, ON, CA @ The Music Box
01/30/2012 - Niagara Falls, ON, CA @ Q Club
02/01/2012 - S. Barrington, IL, US @ PENNY ROAD PUB
02/02/2012 - Peoria, IL, US @ The Brass Rail
02/03/2012 - Des Moines, IA, US @ VAUDEVILLE MEWS
02/07/2012 - Ogden, UT, US @ Mojo's
02/08/2012 - Boise, ID, US @ The Venue
02/09/2012 - Seattle, WA, US @ Studio Seven
02/11/2012 - Medford, OR, US @ Music Head
02/12/2012 - Orangevale, CA, US @ Boardwalk
02/13/2012 - Simi Valley, CA, US @ Dream 118
02/15/2012 - Las Vegas, NV, US @ Hypnotic
02/16/2012 - Mesa, AZ, US @ The Undeground
02/18/2012 - Las Cruces, NM, US @ Las Cruces Events Center
02/19/2012 - San Antonio, TX, US @ The White Rabbit
02/20/2012 - Fort Worth, TX, US @ TomCats West
02/21/2012 - Houston, TX, US @ Vinyl Junkie
02/23/2012 - Clarksville, TN, US @ The Coup
02/25/2012 - Marietta, GA, US @ Swayze's
02/26/2012 - Tampa, FL, US @ Transitions Art Gallery
02/27/2012 - Port Orange, FL, US @ Port Orange Elks
02/28/2012 - Charleston, SC, US @ Jimbo's Rock Lounge
02/29/2012 - Spartanburg, SC, US @ Ground Zero
03/01/2012 - Virginia Beach, VA, US @ Shaka's
03/02/2012 - Richmond, VA, US @ Kingdom
03/03/2012 - Vineland, NJ, US @ Hangar 84
03/04/2012 - Lemoyne, PA, US @ The Champ
03/05/2012 - Whitehall, PA, US @ Planet Trog
03/06/2012 - Danbury, CT, US @ Tuxedo Junction
03/07/2012 - Providence, RI, US @ PVD Social Club
03/08/2012 - Amityville, NY, US @ Broadway Bar
03/09/2012 - Poughkeepsie, NY, US @ The Loft
 
Listen to the full version of DR. ACULA’s recent cover of Wiz Khalifa’s “No Sleep” now
 
Watch the newest video from DESIGN THE SKYLINE for “Break Free From Your Life” right here.
 
For more information on DR. ACULA:
 
 
 
For more information on DESIGN THE SKYLINE:
 
 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ticktockman to play Silverlake Lounge Oct 12

We're extremely excited to announce Ticktockman's debut in LA. They'll be playing at the intimate Silverlake Lounge on Wednesday, Oct 12. They go on at 10PM SHARP, so be there to catch them at their best.

After a successful show with Dredge at El Corazon in Seattle, Ticktockman has been continued building a steady fan base in Seattle and the Northwest. With shows coming up in Seattle and Portland over the next few months we're happy to have them down in LA, even if only for the night.

If you want a taste visit their Facebook to listen to a few tracks off their upcoming album, set to be released in early 2012. Want a preview for Wednesday? See below...




Eyes Set To Kill reveal video for "Where I Want To Be" with Virgin Mobile

Check it out! Eyes Set To Kill shot a video from the fans' perspective at their recent Chain Reaction show in Anaheim, CA. The video was shot for the single "Where I Want To Be" off of their release "Lotus." It's being premiered right now on Virgin Mobil Live's Facebook page here. Like it, watch it, share it, love it.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

KillerTours Presents "Yellow Brick Road Tour" with DECEPTION OF A GHOST


KillerTours Presents the "Yellow Brick Road Tour" with Deception Of A Ghost, Lions! Tigers! Bears! (Tragic Hero), These Hearts (Victory), and Blessed By A Burden (Standby). The US tour will kick off October 22 and run through mid November.  

"Ahhh the road, where we belong, once again here we go! Really excited to be hitting the US with Lions! Tigers! Bears!, These Hearts and Blessed By A Burden. This tour is already looking amazing with some killer support from the bands, labels, and sponsors. Also doesn't hurt to have Bullet Tooth, Victory, Tragic Hero, and Standby Records steering the ship with promo power. Everyone seems really involved and excited about the tour, feels great to be taken such great care of.  Seems like every time we go out with new bands we gain new family members which is amazing and how it should be, so we cannot wait to meet all the guys and throw down some brews and great times! And again most importantly we are most excited about seeing and hanging out with ALL our amazing fans! You guys are the reason we do what we do, so thank you guys so much for all the undying support of us and all bands on the scene, keep it up, you make it happen!" - Buddy Dameron (Deception Of A Ghost / Guitar)

KillerTours Presents "Yellow Brick Road Tour" with:
Deception Of A Ghost, Lions! Tigers! Bears!, These Hearts, Blessed By A Burden

10/22 - Cincinatti, OH @ Venue 42
10/23 - Buffalo, NY @ Club Diablo
10/24 - Rochester, NY @ Revolution Music Room
10/25 - Poughkeepsie, NY  @ The Loft
10/26 - Manchester, NH @ Rocko's
10/27 - Portland, ME @ Deering Grange
10/28 - Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13
10/30 - Long Island, NY @ Masonic Temple
10/31 - Middletown, NY @ Sound Asylum
11/01 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe
11/02 - Philadelphia, PA @ UACA HALL 
11/03 - Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's Music Alley
11/04 - Richmond, VA  @ Kingdom
11/05 - Virginia Beach, VA  @ Geared Up Rock Bar (w/ Ligeia)
11/06 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ Mass Ave
11/07 - Marietta, GA @ Swayze's 
11/08 - Southaven, MS / Memphis, TN @ The Cinema Southaven
11/09 - St Louis, MO @ Fubar
11/10 - Steger, IL @ Another Hole In The Wall


Thursday, August 4, 2011

DECEPTION OF A GHOST Premiere "These Voices" Video on Metal Injection


Deception Of A Ghost are excited to announce their new music video for the song "These Voices" off their debut full length album "Speak Up, You're Not Alone" is now available at Metal Injection. The song has been a MAJOR hit at their live shows and currently available on The Orphan Killer Soundtrack. Behind the camera is director Scott Hansen, responsible for recent videos for A Day To Remember, Alesana, Memphis May Fire, I See Stars, and many more. The video was filmed in Washington, DC and showcases the band in their most comfortable habitat... PERFORMING.  

The band's guitarist and singer Buddy Dameron checked in to say, "Words can't really put into perspective the detail and intensity that went into shooting the video for "These Voices". Working along with Scott Hansen was an unreal experience, from shots taken hanging upside down in an old elevator shaft to rocking the song on the set ad nauseum, it was intense and you guys are gonna love how this turns out!"

Deception Of A Ghost will headline the US starting August 9 with special guests The Bunny The Bear (Victory), This Day Will Tell, and In Other Words.

Deception Of A Ghost dates w/ The Bunny The Bear & This Day Will Tell:
8/9 Fredericksburg, VA @ Q Ball Café
8/10 Virginia Beach, VA @ Cozumel
8/11 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery 
8/12 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero 
8/13 Fort, Lauderdale, FL @ Extreme Indoor Carting 
8/14 Jensen, FL @ The Rockstar Lounge 
8/15 Sarasota, FL @ The Nightlife Center 
8/16 Panama City, FL @ The A&M Theater 
8/17 Mobile, AL @ The Alabama Music Box


Eyes Set To Kill new record "White Lotus" drops next tuesday 8/9/11, pre-order it now!

We're excited to announce the release of Eyes Set To Kill's new record "White Lotus." While the album doesn't drop until August 9th, you can pre-order the album here. The band has partnered with Cinderblock to create some great extra offerings including a instant mp3 download of the band's cover of Nirvana's "Polly" when you order the album.

You can also pre-order it on iTunes so that you'll receive the album the minute it drops!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

DECEPTION OF A GHOST Announce Headlining U.S. Tour w/ Special Guests The Bunny The Bear


Deception Of A Ghost are excited to announce their new headline US tour with special guests The Bunny The Bear (Victory), This Day Will Tell, and In Other Words.

Guitarist and vocalist Buddy Dameron checked in to say, "We've been home for only a week and are stoked to be right back out on the road with The Bunny The Bear, This Day Will Tell and In Other Words! This will for sure be a powerful lineup, with some push from the marketing wizards at Bullet Tooth, Victory Records and Tragic Hero Records. We will be hitting a lot of our East Coast markets and cannot wait to connect with the fans as this is the real reason we love what we do and love to tour. I hope all these guys are ready to party and get weird. Can't wait to depart!"

Special guest band The Bunny The Bear also chimed in to say, "We're so stoked to hit the road with Deception Of A Ghost and This Day Will Tell in August.  This tour marks the first time TBTB plays many of the cities on this run, and we can't wait to meet the fans who have been waiting for us to play for them."

Deception Of A Ghost dates w/ The Bunny The Bear & This Day Will Tell:
8/9 Fredericksburg, VA @ Q Ball Café
8/10 Virginia Beach, VA @ Cozumel
8/11 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery 
8/12 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero 
8/13 Fort, Lauderdale, FL @ Extreme Indoor Carting 
8/14 Jensen, FL @ The Rockstar Lounge 
8/15 Sarasota, FL @ The Nightlife Center 
8/16 Panama City, FL @ The A&M Theater 
8/17 Mobile, AL @ The Alabama Music Box

Deception Of A Ghost is:
Scott Cowan (Vocals)
Buddy Dameron (Guitar/Vocals) Bryan Sain (Drums) Wes Lail (Bass) Kyle Dameron (Guitar)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Material announce tour with New Years Day and It Boys!

The Pop & Die tour is coming your way this summer. Get tickets at your local venue website.

Check out their Facebook for more info!

Eyes Set To Kill To Release White Lotus On August 9th Through Maphia Entertainment/Forsee Records

Download “The Secrets Between” For Free On June 16th

(Phoenix, Arizona) – Eyes Set To Kill are going through a rebirth. Finished of working with their old record company, the Phoenix quartet will independently release their fourth studio album White Lotus on August 9th through a joint venture between their management Maphia Entertainment and their newly-launched label, Forsee.
While fans are familiar with their trademark screamo resonance, White Lotus marks a new beginning as the effort will posses more of metal flavor and more singing.

“It’s a metaphor for our whole take on our future with a rebirth of our whole band and just having a clear mindset,” Alexia Rodriguez, vocalist and guitarist, explains. “Everything is a lot heavier. Even the songs that have all singing and not much screaming are still heavy. We’re making this what we feel like we ought to be.”
Dave Aguilera, their manager and owner of Maphia Entertainment, believes White Lotus will be the time for Eyes Set To Kill to blossom. “Their music has really evolved over the last few years from a female fronted young post-hardcore band to a real radio-metal contender,” he states. “The sky is the limit with their new sound. I think the masses are about to finally hear about them.”

The first single “The Secrets Between” will premiere on RevolverMag.com on June 7th and will be available for free download on June 16th as a special thank you to the fans who have supported the band over the course of their young careers. This record bridges their trademark sound with their new outlook.
“It’s one of the heaviest songs on the album and for the song, we kept the whole singing and screaming thing,” Rodriguez states. “There’s still an even amount, but I think it’s a good representation of where we are trying to go and what we wanna sound like.”

After releasing their first three studio albums and fulfilling their contractual obligation with BreakSilence/Suburban Noize Records, Eyes Set To Kill along with their manager Dave Aguilera decided to escape the fire-breathing world of label politics and instead launched their own independent label, Maphia/Foresee Records, to put out White Lotus. They already have the tools in place to make it a success.

“Being on our own and even recording on our own, it’s so refreshing. We just went to Europe on our own, we got all these past tours on our own and most of the recent tours we opened, we got on our own with out the help of a label,” Rodriguez says. “Figuring out we can do everything by ourselves with just the help of our manager and agent made it opens our eyes. I feel like everyone should do this.”

White Lotus will be jointly released through both Forsee Records and Maphia Entertainment, which is owned and operated by their manager Dave Aguilera.

As an original founding member of both Otep and Bleed The Dream, Aguilera co-produced nine records and sold over 400,000 units. In 2002, he transitioned into a behind the scenes role as he discovered and co-managed platinum-selling act Yellowcard. In 2009, he was named the Vice President of A&R for BreakSilence and then in late 2010, he left to form Maphia Management, which currently manages over ten international bands including Eyes Set To Kill.

With Aguilera lending his expertise and guiding them, Eyes Set To Kill has a strong friend and partner in their corner. “I put out my own records for years as well worked at labels for years and worked at numerous management companies as a manager,” Aguilera says. “Unlike most managers, I started out as an artist myself and can relate to other artists. One thing I will never do is forget why I got into this game in the first place, and that's to protect my bands and not take advantage of them. I think in the future, smart management companies are going to start working with their artists more closely outside of just management.”

The rebirth begins August 9th. Get prepared.
        
About Eyes Set To Kill: Formed in 2003, Eyes Set To Kill has become one of the most talked about bands in the music industry. The quartet (comprised of vocalist/guitarist Alexia Rodriguez, bassist Anissa Rodriguez, screamer/Cisko Miranda and drummer Caleb Clifton) have released three critically acclaimed studio albums including 2008’s Reach, 2009’s The World Outside and 2011’s Broken Frames. Now, they are releasing White Lotus through their own indie imprint Maphia/Forsee Records.

About Maphia Management: With over fifteen years of experiences in the industry, both as a musician, Writer, Producer, manager and an A&R, Dave Aguilera, launched Maphia Management in late 2010. In addition to managing 10 international acts, Maphia Management has formed strategic corporate partnerships with INgrooves, Ibanez, Hot Topic, Hurley, Vans and many more. In Spring 2011, the company opened their record label division Maphia Entertainment. Eyes Set To Kill’s The White Lotus will be their leadoff release.

Contact:
Dave Aguilera of Maphia Management
Phone: (818) 582-8434 Ext. 101



Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Get Free tickets to Eyes Set To Kill @ Chain Reaction in Anaheim

Want to see Eyes Set To Kill? For Free? Do you have a passion for film and want to help the band create their next music video? Well here's how...

The first 4 people to email management at davebleeds@gmail.com will receive a free ticket to the show. 

But (and there's always a but, but we think this but is a fun one) their are some requirements- 


1. You must have HD flip camera of some sort. (And prove it in the email)  
2. You must be willing to film the whole set and give the footage to us after the show...


And that's it!


ESTK wants their fans to not only be in their next video for their new song "Where I Want To Be" from the band's new record White Lotus, but to be part of creating it as well: "its gonna be fun and interesting editing all the footage our fans filmed at the show, we can't wait!!"


So get on it, and quickly, because the first 4 to show us what they got will get the tix!


The new album, White Lotus, will be dropping on August 9th of this 2011 and we couldn't be more stoked!







Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Material are playing Summerfest! Vote for the Emerging Artist Series

We're proud to announce that The Material will be playing Summerfest this summer in Milwaukee on July 8. They are not only honored to be part of the lineup, but to also be considered for the festival's Emerging Artist Series. Go here to vote for the band to make it on to the festival's compilation of all the best new bands! Voting ends Sunday so get to it!

http://www.sonicbids.com/voting/Default.aspx?p=354

Saturday, May 7, 2011

AFFIANCE and DECEPTION OF A GHOST Announce U.S. Tour w/ This Or The Apocalypse


Bullet Tooth is proud to announce that this June two of our bands will pair up to tour the Southern area of the U.S. with This Or The Apocalypse. Both AFFIANCE and DECEPTION OF A GHOST will support TOTA on a string of dates, which also include Last Chance To Reason.

Guitarist and vocalist Buddy Dameron from DECEPTION OF A GHOST checked in to say, "Really excited to be joining our boys in TOTA on the road once again.  We have had some of the best times on previous tours, stoked to make more greatness together.   Also, a year into a record deal we finally get to tour with a Bullet Tooth band!  Weird we know.  Looks like it's gonna be super amazing!   See everyone on the road. Touring = DOPE :)"

Singer Dennis Tvrdik from AFFIANCE said, "We can't wait to meet the guys in This Or The Apocalypse, stoked to tour with them! These dates will be hot and muggy, but we will love every minute of it!  After already being on the road 6 weeks leading up to this, I really think we will be the tightest we have ever been live. I'm excited to see how we grow as musicians."

This Or The Apocalypse
Affiance
Deception Of A Ghost
Last Chance To Reason

6/21  Tempe, AZ @ The Underground
6/22  Tucson, AZ  @ Skrappy's
6/24  Amarillo, TX @ Sorority House
6/25  San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit w/ Emery, Oh Sleeper
6/26  Houston, TX @ Cain's Ashes
6/27  Tallahassee, FL @ Engine Room
6/28  St Petersburg, FL @ Local 662 (no TOTA)
6/29  Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits (No TOTA)
6/30  Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade / Purgatory
7/1   Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
7/2   Chesapeake, VA @ Roger's Sports Pub

Monday, April 25, 2011

Maphia welcomes Ticktockman

Very excited to welcome Ticktockman to the Maphia Phamily! Great band out of Seattle of previous Gatsby's American Dream and Wild Orchid Children fame.

www.facebook.com/ticktockmanmusic
www.twitter.com/ticktockmanband
www.soundcloud.com/ticktockman
ticktockman.bandcamp.com



Learn a bit about the guys:

Seeking a musical outlet for organized chaos, Ticktockman was created by Ryan Van Wieringen (Gatsbys American Dream, Wild Orchid Children) and Andy Lum (Wild Orchid Children) in 2009. The pair wrote and recorded 5 songs with producer Casey Bates (Portugal the Man) that became the Periscope EP. Finding their voice in fast paced, technical drumming and heavy blues guitar riffs, Ticktockman rounded out its lineup to start playing shows in 2010 by adding Morgan Bruner (Guitar), Brock Lowry (Drums), and Phil Sells (Bass). The energy from these five multi-disciplined prog-rock fiends led to the production of their brand new self-titled album with producer Derek Moree in Seattle, WA. The 11 new songs are a combination of blistering guitar work, groove-based ambience, and brooding, catchy vocals; birthing a record that will make you forget what you know about the state of modern rock music. Dust off your knocking boots, as Ticktockman will be bringing their explosive sound to a stage near you. 



Maphia Welcomes The Last Ten Seconds of Life

We're proud to announce that the guys in The Last Ten Seconds of Life have joined the Maphia roster.

Arriving in the heavy metal music scene in 2010, The Last Ten Seconds of Life has spent the last year as a band delivering head crushing blows to the music scene every where they play. Emerging from Mansfield, Pennsylvania, TLTSOL is redefining deathcore with heavy influences from east coast hardcore and extreme death metal.  After only 12 months from the band's first show, TLTSOL has accomplished more than most bands that have been around for years,  headlining two successful tours, full merchandise, and becoming one of the biggest unsigned bands in the deathcore scene on FaceBook.  With the combination of the punishing and terrifying vocals, relentless drums, and destructive guitar riffs, The Last Ten Seconds of Life has gained a national following, toured many states, and has been noted by numerous media outlets.  

Reviewed as a top unsigned band by Metalsucks.net, "If this doomy, dark and morbid music were playing during the last ten seconds of anyone's life, that person would surely be going straight to fucking hell."  The Last Ten Seconds of Life has been featured on Roadrunner Records' Top 15 Unsigned Bands of the Year compilation CD, and is currently finishing recording their first Full Length album due out in May, 2011.  

The Last Ten Seconds of Life has shared the stage with many great bands such as: Whitechapel, Oceano, Impending Doom, I Declare War, Legend, Dr. Acula, Texas in July, Norma Jean, Cancer Bats, After the Burial, Ender, MyChildren MyBride, Monsters, This Or The Apocalypse, Destruction of a Rose, Like Moths to Flame, Subjugate, Cancer Bats, Thoughts in Reverse, Miss May I, and many more.  They have also toured the East Coast extensively and successfully playing the entire East Coast from Massachusetts all the way down to Alabama and all of the states in between.  With a fully set to go van, trailer, merch, and performance, TLTSOL is a band that is ready to continue touring extensively across the U.S.  

Please feel free to check TLTSOL's YouTube channel that includes many live performances and tour videos and don't forget to visit The Last Ten Seconds of Life's FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/thelasttensecondsoflife. 






Deception of a Ghost - May tour w/ Catalepsy, This Time It's War

We're happy to announce that the boys in Deception of a Ghost have confirmed a tour to commence in early may as direct support to Catalepsy. Buddy and the guys are jazzed to get back out in front of their fans:

"We are really excited to be back out to the road and touring the US with our friends in Catalepsy and This Time It's War! DOAG fans all over have been asking when will we hit their town, well it's NOW! Our new version of Firework has gained quite the buzz thanks to our fans, and we are also releasing our first video for "These Voices" off the album within the next few weeks. It's a great time for us to be back on the road and be in our most comfortable habitat which is playing and being close to our fans and meeting new amazing people. If we are close to you please come see us, we will not dissapoint :)"

See the full story at Zoiksonline

Time It's War will be the opener, so should be a killer tour! See below for dates. Hope to see you out there!


Deception Of A Ghost dates w/ Catalepsy & This Time It's War

May 7 - Lake Wales, FL @ Decosey's
May 8 - West Palm Beach FL @ Propaganda
May 10 - Jacksonville, FL @ Brewster Pit
May 11 - Columbus, GA @ Gallery 13
May 12 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse
May 13 - St Louis, MO @ Fubar 
May 16 - Detriot, MI @ High Octane Lounge
May 17 - Mentor,OH @ Livewire
May 18 - Buffalo NY  @ Broadway Joes
May 19 - Long Island, NY @ Broadway Bar
May 20 - Manchester, NH  @ Rockos
May 22 - Lemoyne, PA @ The Championship
May 24 - Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar
May 25 - Baltimore,MD @ Ottobar
May 26 - Richmond VA @ Alley Katz
(MORE DATES BEING ADDED)



For More Info:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Deception Of A Ghost releases "Firework" Katy Perry Cover

Love Katy Perry? Yea, we do too. What's not to like, between the catchy hooks, cute smile, and those big brown beautiful... eyes. 

The guys from Deception of a Ghost feel the same as they just released their cover of "Firework." It's some rockin stuff, so check it out below. 

Visit the boys here


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

DECEPTION OF A GHOST Film Music Video w/ Director Scott Hansen (ADTR, Alesana)




Deception Of A Ghost are excited to announce their new music video for the song "These Voices" off their debut full length album "Speak Up, You're Not Alone." The song has been a MAJOR hit at their live shows and currently available on The Orphan Killer Soundtrack. Behind the camera is director Scott Hansen, responsible for recent videos for A Day To Remember, Alesana, Memphis May Fire, I See Stars, and many more. The video was filmed this week in Washington, DC and showcases the band in their most comfortable habitat... PERFORMING.  

The band's guitarist and singer Buddy Dameron checked in to say, "Words can't really put into perspective the detail and intensity that went into shooting the video for "These Voices". Working along with Scott Hansen was an unreal experience, from shots taken hanging upside down in an old elevator shaft to rocking the song on the set ad nauseum, it was intense and you guys are gonna love how this turns out!"

Look for the video for "These Voices" to hit all networks and online video outlets in the coming weeks.  Fans can also play the lead track "In Case You Forgot" off their new album on RockBand.

Deception Of A Ghost has recently been on the road with This Or The Apocalypse (Good Fight), Texas In July (Equal Vision), In Fear And Faith (Rise), Iwrestledabearonce (Century Media) and many more, and will announce new touring plans soon.

The Material on tour in Texas

Proud to announce that The Material will be joining Ivoryline (Tooth & Nail) on their short tour of Texas. Should be a great run down in the lone star state. See flyer for dates!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Material Featured as Taylor Guitar's "Artist to Watch" showcase

Chez it out! The Material are featured on the Taylor Guitar's front page. Like the story says, the band will be playing at Hello Music and Taylor Guitar's joint showcase at SXSW this year! They'll be playing a few other showcases as well. Their schedule for the week listed bellow... hope to see you out there!


Taylor Guitars Showcase
Venue:  The Rusty Spurs (Indoor Main stage)
Address:  405 East 7th Street Austin, TX
Date:  Wednesday March 16
Set Time: 4:30pm
Red Gorilla Fest
Venue: Darwin's Pub
Address: 223 E. 6th St Austin, TX
Date: Friday March 18
Set Time:10:30pm

Texas Rockfest
Venue: The Dorm Room
Address: 422 E 6th St Austin, TX
Date: Saturday March 19
Set Time: 9:30pm

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Material to perform @ Taylor Guitars' SXSW showcase, NBC reports

We're very proud to announce that The Material has been selected by Hello Music and Taylor Guitars to perform at this year's SXSW joint showcase. They'll be playing the 4:30 slot on March 16th at Rusty Spurs Dance hall.

If you're not already a fan, Bob Taylor suggests you should be. In NBC's recent profile of the event the guitar company founder himself pointed to The Material as the band to watch. And we agree. Good luck guys! Can't wait for the show.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Living Dead Lights KROQ show this Friday

Maphia's own Living Dead Lights are slotted to play the KROQ show at the Roxy this Friday night - 2.11.11. Check out the event page for more info on the bands scheduled to play. Tickets are being sold at the door for $12.


Dr. Acula joins the Maphia Phamily

A big welcome to Dr. Acula as they have just joined the Maphia Phamily. Their new album "Slander" will be out next week, 2.15.11, on Victory Records. Pre-order a copy at VictoryRecords.com. Check out a quick album teaser of what's to come!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Eyes Set to Kill announcement

Straight from the Eyes Set to Kill family...
"We have recently parted ways with Greg Kerwin so that he may pursue a different lifestyle outside of the music world. Although he has been an important part of Eyes Set  to Kill for three years, I have been, and will remain the sole songwriter for the group. I can't wait for the ESTK fans to hear the new music that we have been working on! We wish Greg the best of luck while he finds he way, and we apologize to the fans, our friends and families for yet another departure from the group. It has been six crazy years, but I am so happy that the core and true heart of the band still remains. :)"  
   Alexia and Anissa Rodriguez...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Deception of a Ghost's "In Case You Forgot" on Bullet Tooth's 2011 Sampler - Free on Amazon!

Amazon has teamed up with Bullet Tooth to bring you a KILLER new album sampler featuring 8 new songs! Best part? It's FREE. Yes, for free. Just click here and download NOW.  No tricks. No games. Free music!

Bullet Tooth 2011 Sampler:

Affiance "Call To The Warrior" (Taken from 'No Secret Revealed')
Victory In Numbers "The King Is Dead" (Taken from 'Killing. Mourning. Love.')
Most Precious Blood "A Danger To Myself And Others" (Taken from 'DNR')
Deception Of A Ghost "In Case You Forgot" (Taken from 'Speak Up, You’re Not Alone')
Kid Liberty "Coolguy Deluxe!" (Taken from 'Fight With Your Fists')
First Blood "Enemy" (Taken from 'Silence is Betrayal')
Memphis May Fire "Action/Adventure" (Taken from 'Between The Lies')
The Great American Beast "Lord Of The Dance" (Taken from 'The Modern Gentleman')

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Eyes Set To Kill Tour


Yep, that's right, you heard me right. Eyes Set To Kill is going on a little adventure. They'll be traveling all around the world with the one and only Vanna as well as Maphia's own Stray From The Path. Where you might ask? Well... here: