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.

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, "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 

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

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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