Current members of Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall and ex-members of Overcast and Cannae have combined forces in the Death Ray Vision project. Their debut 12-song album We Ain’t Leavin’ Till You’re Bleedin’ will be released on Bullet Tooth on September 10, 2013.
Kicking off on September 13th, the band will play select East Coast dates with Sworn Enemy and Acaro on the Raging Semi-Tour. The first date to be confirmed is September 14th at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. More dates to come.
These veterans of the Boston metal scene play a raw brand of metallic Hardcore that recaptures the energy of their old-school Hardcore roots infused with all they have learned and experienced as musicians over the past decade. Produced by legendary hardcore guru Dean Baltulonis — who has helmed albums for Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front, Madball, and Most Precious Blood — these new songs are short blasts of energy and intensity built on thrash metal rhythms and chugging guitar riffs.
“It’s a swift 30-minute kick to the nuts. No fucking around and right to the point,” said Brian Fair (Shadows Fall/DRV Vocalist)
If you’re a fan of Cro-Mags, Leeway, Suicidal Tendencies, or Bad Brains, then look no further. Without fail, Death Ray Vision delivers uppercuts straight to your gullet, then repeatedly peppers your forehead with sledgehammer fists. That’s right, the beatings are swift and pummeling on this record, with two-minute anthems of chaotic party jams. The perfect soundtrack to set the city ablaze or discreetly create a mosh pit in your bedroom.
Check out a sample of the new song “Barfly” on the Bullet Tooth Summer 2013 Video Update:
“Break out your boom box and get ready to shred that mini ramp kids… The Energizer Bunny has nothing on Death Ray Vision.” said Mike D (Killswitch Engage/DRV Bassist)
Death Ray Vision We Ain’t Leavin’ Till You’re Bleedin’ track list:
01. We Ain’t Leavin’ Till You’re Bleedin’
02. Over My Dead Body
04. Condemned When You Were Born
05. Fuck Compromise
06. Live Fast… Never Die
07. Break Every Chain
08. This Is Progress
10. Your Shallow Grave
11. False Prophet
12. A Forest (Of Kegs)
Death Ray Vision’s debut five-song EP Get Lost Or Get Dead was released on Bullet Tooth on 7″ Vinyl, Digipack CD, and digital download formats on May 14, 2013. The first song on the 7″, “Shattered Frames,” can be heard up above. Order the Get Lost or Get Dead MP3 at Amazon:
MP3 – $4.95
According to vocalist Brian Fair, “When Mike and I first met, we went to see Leeway and Breakdown play in Boston. My love for raw, metallic Hardcore began that day and the energy and insanity in that club is something that has stayed with me forever.”
After breaking their silence onstage at local Boston Hardcore shows, Death Ray Vision entered Mad Oak Studio in Massachusetts with producer Benny Grotto to record their debut EP “Get Lost Or Get Dead.” The recording, which the band self-released, captured the raw energy and emotion of the band combined with a modern production, seamlessly bridging the gap between the past and future. The sessions were the creative spark that inspired the band to continue writing and see how far they could push their sound.
“We started the band to have fun, there is really no other reason to do Death Ray Vision,” states Mike D. “Apparently, we were having so much fun when we started writing for the first EP that we just kept writing and writing. All of a sudden, we had a crap load of tunes.”
Death Ray Vision is:
Brian Fair – Vocals
Mike D. – Bass
Pete Cortese – Guitar
Zack Wells – Guitar
Colin Conway – Drums
Death Ray Vision w/ Sworn Enemy and Acaro tour dates:
9/14 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
*** More dates TBA!
Rock Hard \m/