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?

Download Festival announce first wave of bands including System of a Down

The Donington based Festival returns for 2017 with a bang having just announced that System of a Down will take the stage on the Friday Night. It will be the third time the band play Download Festival and joining them are some other pretty big names including Aerosmith, Biffy Clyro, Five Finger Death Punch and for the first time in the UK, the supergroup on the lips of rock fans, Prophets of Rage.

The festival will take place on June 9th, 10th and 11th and tickets will be on general sale at 10am on November 4th after the initial Pre Sale sold out.

Check out the current confirmed line up below;

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Also, check out our special episode of the Queue & A at Download 2015

 

REVIEW: Funeral For A Friend – O2 Forum, Kentish Town, London (21/05/16)

On the 21st May 2016, Funeral For A Friend graced the stage for the very last time. The band had announced a year prior that they would be no more following an aptly named “The last chance to dance” tour. This was to see the album’s Hours and Casually dressed and deep in conversation played in their entirety.

On the second and final night at the Kentish Town forum, the band performed the first album they ever released, 2003’s  Casually dressed and deep in conversation which featured at number 12 in the album charts. It was an incredible and firm fan favourite containing the hits such as “juneau”. The supports acts for the night were Zoax, a London based five piece, alongside Creeper who have previously supported FFAF on the release of their last album “Chapter and verse” UK tour. The southampton horror punks Creeper are definitely a band to look out for. With a very afi/alkaline trio esque sound they are quickly making a name for themselves, recently winning Best British Newcomer at the K! Awards and Golden God awards this week. Although the crowd was hesitant at first, they soon warmed up to the energetic and charming stage presence of vocalist Will Gould, with current fan favourites of VCR and Black Mass.

fdt1From the start to end, the energy and emotion that filled that room is indescribable. Song after song, the crowd sung their lungs out like their lives depended on it. A 15 year career combined into one final night.  This wasn’t just a recap recital of the album, no – this was more. This was a chance for Matt Davies to tell us the true inspiration and meanings behind each song which you don’t read in the magazines, adding to the tugs already pulling on our heart strings. As they sung through hit after hit, it was hard to even hear Matt’s vocals anymore over the crowd. Everyone in that crowd tonight danced and sang as if it was 2003, even more so when the band was joined by former members Darren smith and Ryan Richards on stage for a performance of This Year’s Most Open Heartbreak.

Many fans, including myself began to shed a few tears at watching this band who was the soundtrack to our teenage years come to an end. The once small group who helped kick start the era of welsh bands who stormed the charts with the likes of BFMV and Lostprophets. The closing song for tonight’s show was History, one they’ve ended on many times. But tonight it had a whole new meaning, a song that summed up the entire gig creating an explosion of emotions from not only the crowd, but from the band. Never have I experienced a gig where the crowd managed to bring the front man to tears, but they did. As the lines of “history” came to an end, and the band took their final bows, it was obvious the crowd wasn’t quite ready to let go. For 5 minutes the crowd sang in unison an encore of History, fingers up in salute as they watched their heroes stand in awe of the sheer passion and emotion in the room.fdt3

As sad as it is to see a favourite band go, that final show marked the end of an era in such a positive way. They ended the career on a high note, unlike the case of many bands that just deteriorate away. FFAF tonight made sure that while they may be gone, they’ll never be forgotten.

“Raise your fingers for one last salute and bleed this skyline dry. Your history is mine.” FFAF. 2001-2016 RIP.

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Setlist May 21st:

Rookie of the Year

Bullet Theory

Juneau

Bend Your Arms to Look Like Wings

Escape Artists Never Die

Storytelling

Moments Forever Faded

She Drove Me to Daytime Television

Red Is the New Black

Your Revolution Is a Joke

Waking Up

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Encore:

This Year’s Most Open Heartbreak

(with Darran Smith and Ryan Richards)

Kiss & Make Up (All Bets Are Off)

10 Scene Points to the Winner

You Want Romance?

10:45 Amsterdam Conversations

The Art of American Football

Roses for the Dead

History

Don’t forget to check out the Rebellious Noise review of the night before where FFAF played “Hours” in full here and our interview with them at Breakout Festival 2014.

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!

VIDEO: Download Festival (Queue & A)

 

Rebellious Noise give Download Festival goers a “Queue & A“. We talk about the their favourite moments, adapting to the rain, festival food and much more!

This episode of the Queue & A was recorded at Download Festival 2015.

Like the look of this? Then don’t miss out on your Download Festival tickets here!

 

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