Sonny Moore rejoins From First To Last

The emo dream has finally become reality and the former screamo front man seems to have rejoined From First To Last.

Sonny Moore has been known more in recent years as Skrillex but 2017 has seen the former emo heartthrob go back to his roots. Moore recently released a new track with his former FFTL band mates and if that didn’t wet the appetites of fans then his first performance with the band in 10 years at “Emo Nite” in February.

The band seems to have fully welcomed their former singer back with open arms as their recent promo image includes Sonny Moore at the forefront and is currently their profile picture throughout social media.

 

Sonny has also recently uploaded videos of himself working on the new Incubus album and of Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno also contributing vocals to the album. it really seems that Sonny Moore is embracing his former style once again this year and we can not wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for From First To Last and the other projects he seems to be getting involved in.

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From First To Last release first song with Sonny Moore aka Skrillex in 10 years

After months of speculation From First To Last have finally released a song with their former frontman for the first time since he left the band and went on to become one of the worlds most successful solo artists.

Sonny originally left the band in 2007 after throat surgery to focus on a solo career as a music producer and has since become a worldwide phenomenon as Skrillex, as his old band continued to make and release music and see several line up changes over the years.

The band now features Matt Good on lead vocals, Matt was the bands original vocalist and was a song writer and backing vocalist whilst Sonny was in the band during their heyday.

This new song “Make War” has been released on Sonny Moore’s 29th birthday, who c0-wrote, produced and sang vocals on the track which is out now and available on Apple Music.

Mark Hoppus also posted a picture with the caption “Studio Hangs” to his Instagram account with himself, Blink 182 bandmate Travis Barker, Producer John Feldmann, Sonny Moore and Matt Good of FFTL.

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More than 20 bands added to Download Festival 2017 line up

The Donington based Festival returns in 2017 with a bang, having already announced the likes of System of a Down, Prophets of Rage, Aerosmith and Biffy Clyro. The Download Festival team have now announced that Sum 41, Good Charlotte, Issues, Alter Bridge, Mastadon, Coheed & Cambria, Four Year Strong and Astroid Boys just to name a few.

This years line up already sees a fairly mixed bunch from the Rock/Alternative scene with Nu Metal, Pop Punk, Classic Rock, Thrash, Emo already all getting a heavy presence over the weekend.

Download Festival takes part between June 9th – 11th and there are plenty more acts to be announced so make sure you get your ticket here.

Don’t forget to check out our Queue & A feature from Download Festival 2015 as well as our interviews with some of the bands featured on the 2017 line up such as The One Hundred and Issues.

Have a look at the Official poster below to see who else has been added to the line up this time round and keep checking back to Rebellious Noise for more updates.

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Video allegedly shows Sonny Moore aka Skrillex recording with From First To Last in 2016

The day that Emos have been waiting for could finally be here. Sonny Moore, now more commonly known as Skrillex could be working on a track with his old band mates in From First To Last again.

A video posted online appears to show Sonny recording vocals for the band along with the bands resident screamer, Travis Ritcher. Founding FFTL member Matt Good previously stated that Sonny was interested in collaborating on the bands new record but their schedules were clashing too much. Matt also stated that the man known as Skrillex was one of the busiest people that he had ever met.

Sonny Moore left the band in 2007 after having vocal surgery and decided to put his creativity into more of a producer type role and became Skrillex selling millions of albums worldwide, winning numerous Grammy Awards and in the process becoming arguably the biggest face in the rise of Dubstep.

Rumours of Sonny rejoining the band began to fly around when earlier this year he played a track on his labels station on Beats 1 a song that sounded very familiar to the FFTL sound and even had vocals on from the former Emo icon. Skrillex dubbed the song “Bonus Track” and it was later removed from the internet, which obviously just meant that rumours about a link between Sonny’s old life and his new one were getting stronger.

Check out the video below and judge for yourself, is this Sonny Moore working with From First To Last again?

Finch vocalist says band are done as former band mates say he quit

Nate Barcalow recently posted that Finch were done playing together as a band in a statement released on his instagram account. The singer claimed that it was his only way to get his message out there as he had been “locked out of all Finch social media”. The vocalist went on to say that he was announcing this news with a “heavy heart” but explained that to him the creative endeavors had become less of a collection decision. Nate then stated that he was giving fans one last gift for all of their support:

In the summer of 2015 Finch had started working on a new record which has since been abandoned and left for dead…until now. I have decided that as a last gift to you all I am going to release the demos of these songs. I still believe in these ideas and think that they deserve to be heard (even in their most raw form). I have put them up on my YouTube channel with lyrics included, so go take a listen.

The demos can be found here.

Nate’s former band bands have now released a statement of their own claiming that they have not been able to contact their vocalist since January 2016 when he stopped contacting them after missing several band sessions in late 2015. Grizzly, Daniel and Pappas went on in the joint statement to explain that they have had to turn down many tour offers and estival appearances because they couldn’t reach their bandmate. The guys also stated that it was Nate not agreeing with the new direction of the bands sound that made him leave and emphasised that they were disappointed in their vocalist quitting the band for a third time and made reference to him leaving previously in 2004 and 2009.

Not to be outdone with gifts for their fans, the other band members also gave out some new music which are on their YouTube channel and are two brand new songs that the band had been sitting on that demonstrate the stylistic change in the bands sound. you can listen to these tracks here.

The full statement from the band is as follows;

Within the last 10 years Finch has only released ONE full length album… That can’t be understated. In 2009, Nate walked away from an album and quit. Yesterday, Nate quit again, for the third time in the bands history (2004, 2009, & 2016). We all knew it was coming, it was not a shock. In 2015 we wrote a batch of songs, but did not have a completed album. We entered the studio with a producer friend of ours to work on some material that would complete the album and begin pre-production on the songs we already had. Nate was a no show for the majority of these sessions and chose to stop communicating with the band in January 2016. Throughout 2016 there have been tour offers we’ve had to pass on, festival appearances we’ve passed on because we were unable to reach Nate. I think it is important for Finch fans to know that we’ve always had the best intentions, we always strove to create the best songs we could, but you cannot control other peoples’ behavior. Nate’s choice to quit again is disappointing, but not unexpected.

We’re really proud of the last two songs we recorded as a band. In Nate’s mind the stylistic change was enough to throw away his career. We just thought they were great Finch songs. We’ve posted both them on the Finch youtube channel, and hope you enjoy them.

Cheers everybody! We’ll see y’all next year for the What It Is To Burn 15 year anniversary tour!

-Grizzly, Daniel, and Pappas

When we interviewed Nate and Grizzly last year we did ask them about the bands then recent reformation and referenced the two previous break ups and how they felt about this time round, which makes for a very interesting watch now listening to them discuss it in hindsight. Check it out below;

Architects guitarist Tom Searle passes away after battle with Cancer

Tom Searle, the 28 year old guitarist for Brighton based rock band Architects has passed away after a 3 year battle with Cancer. Tom’s twin brother and bandmate Dan posted the news on the bands official Facebook page which revealed that Tom had been living with Cancer for a number of years and it had been the reason behind several absences in the bands touring schedule. On June 8th the band had to cancel their US Headline Tour and European Festival dates as Tom took a turn for the worse.

After two months of treatment including unexpectedly coming out of a medically induced coma, it seemed that the fight might be going Tom’s way up until two weeks ago when the guitarist took another turn for the worse. Tom Searle passed away a few minutes into August 20th. The bands official statement also sung the praises of The Martlets Hospice in Hove who “took unbelievable care of Tom in his final days” and have set up funding page to raise money to help the hospice continue to give the best care they can to other patients. If you would like to help with a contribution then check out the page here.

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The full statment can be found below:

It is with unbelievable pain and sadness that I have to announce that at around twelve minutes past midnight on August 20th my amazing brother, Tom, passed away after over 3 years living with cancer.

He was an incredible songwriter and guitarist. He was my closest and oldest friend. He was a funny, intelligent and sweet man and he leaves an enormous void in all of our lives.

Many of you will be aware that Tom has been absent from various shows over the past 15 months and I can now let you know that this was due to various surgeries that he had to have to treat the cancer. When we left for our European Festival tour on June 2nd Tom was very unwell. He had been advised to stay in hospital to receive care but ultimately there was nothing that they could do for him and he signed himself out of the ward two days before we departed for Germany. Some of you might view this as reckless but this is the way Tom wanted to do things throughout his last year because he never wanted the cancer to get in the way of what he loved. He got on stage and performed his last two shows at Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park, which took him an incredible amount of strength but those are two shows that we will never forget.

We had to cancel our European festival tour and US headline tour because on June 8th, in Luxembourg, Tom was extremely sick, we called an ambulance and he was taken into ICU. The following day he was placed into a medically induced coma and the doctors told us that it was unlikely that they’d ever be able to wake him. Five days later, against all the odds, he was awake again, and in a few short days following that, myself and Tom cancelled the air ambulance that was due to take him home and we got the Eurostar train home. Classic Tom Searle.

He spent the last 2 months of his life fighting with everything he had to overcome the disease once and for all, and things appeared to be moving in the right direction, but in the last 2 weeks it suddenly took a turn for the worse and finally he left us.

I don’t know what will become of Architects. Me and Tom started playing in a band together when we were 13 and, really, Architects is just an evolution of the band that we started all the way back then, over half my life ago. To pretend that Tom wasn’t at the heart of everything that the band created would be to show a complete lack of respect to the amazing talent that he was. The band will never be the same and there is simply no denying it.

We will 100% tour All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, there is no doubt about that. We will be going to Australia in a few weeks and we will be doing our UK and European headline tour in October and November. We hope that these shows will be an opportunity for everyone out there to show their respects to my wonderful brother. It won’t be easy for us to get on stage and play every night without him, but its something that we must do.

We want to carry on, that is important to say, and we will strive to do so, but we will not release any music unless we truly believe that it is something that Tom would have been proud of. Whether or not we can achieve that is something that we will have to discover in time.

The Martlets Hospice in Hove took unbelievable care of Tom in his final days. We were constantly blown away by their compassion and hard work and we feel hugely indebted to them for ensuring that we were able to make some amazing memories with Tom before he passed away. If you feel as though you’d like to contribute a donation to the Hospice in Tom’s memory then please donate on the Just Giving page that we have set up below.

www.justgiving.com/thomassearle

For now we need to begin to process what has happened. Myself, Sam, Ali and Adam will need time to fully come to terms with the loss of our brother and we hope that everyone out there will continue to respect our privacy during this terribly difficult time.

Much love,

Dan x

Issues interview w/Rebellious Noise (25/05/16)

Scott from Rebellious Noise talks to Tyler Carter and Sky Acord of the band Issues before their gig at KOKO in Camden, London. We talk about them breaking genre barriers with a number of projects and ask them which Hip Hop tracks they would like to cover, with a little a cappella preview from Tyler. The boys also discuss who they would have replace them in the band if they couldn’t make the show.

Emmure confirm new line up

The band is now complete again after announcing on their official facebook page that they have found new members.Vocalist Frankie Palmeri’s former band mates all quit in late December 2015 and left him as the only member of the band, but Frankie claimed not long after that he had a new line up ready and working in the studio. The new line up was not revealed at the time though and up until now all online posts of the musicians we’re blurred to not reveal their identities.

The new Emmure now consists of drummer Josh Miller of the band Glass Cloud, Phil Locket formerly of The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza and guitarist Josh Travis also from both of those bands. So the new line up should already have some great chemistry that hopefully can fit right into Emmure. Frankie and his new band mates are currently on tour in the US.

Oli Sykes hits out at Kerrang! for changing cover story

Bring me the Horizon front man, Oli Sykes has seemingly cut his ties with Kerrang! magazine and seems to be relieved about it. The frontman tweeted a series of messages to his followers about his hate for the press after this recent experience of the bands Royal Albert Hall feature being scrapped for a more sensationalised piece with cover tags such as “Growling Grannies”. The April 22nd cover story does not even mention the bands orchestral gig and only features a close up image of the singer, rather than the images of the entire band.

kerrangoliOli went on to sympathise with Kanye West, expressing that he feels liberated for coming out and saying something about it publicly. The tweets also encouraged fans to seek their music fix elsewhere, unless they wanted My Chemical Romance and Andy Biersack gimmick puzzles.

If this is the end of the bands relationship with this publisher then who will it hurt more? Bring me the Horizon are arguably the hottest alternative band on the planet and Kerrang! are arguably the biggest name in alternative media in the bands homeland of the UK. Time will tell how the magazine respond to this, but if Axl Rose can call them out in the Guns n’ Roses anger fueled song “Get in the ring” and still be covered 25 years later then maybe this will all just continue to work in Bring me the Horizon’s favour.

Oli’s tweets were:

“I don’t think any of these magazines realise how much we fucking hate press. Give me a half an excuse to never work with any of em again”

“The only reason you should buy kerrang is if Andy beirsack spot the differences or MCR themed crosswords tickle your fancy”

“If you actually like music you need to look elsewhere. DONE. MAN I FEEL LIBERATED NO WONDER KANYES ALWAYS DOING THIS”

“That cover was meant to be about RAH. Jordan spent last 3 months working on the whole thing. Got bumped for the headline “growling grannies””

“Tbh I’m not even that mad I just want to make our relationship unfixable so our Managment can never convince us to work with them again.”

 

Bring me the Horizon fan? Then check out this episode of the “Queue & A” with your people!

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