Revelator Show 113: Hadouken in The Coal Chamber

On this episode of Revelator I welcome Music guest December In Red and Coal Chamber. You’ll also hear Avatar a band from Sweden featured on this week in Revelator.

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December In Red:

I welcome Del McGeachy the vocalist from the band to discuss the bands future touring plans, the bands current album “The Way Out

I talk with Del about the bands beginnings and the story behind the name. Del stated that he did not have a good story about the name so we worked on creating a fun story about how the band got its name. I hope in future interviews Del has some fun creating fun ways and stories about how the band got its name.

How December In Red got its name story one:

Del once wrote a movie script for the sequel to the Hunt For Red October but the movie script was declined because of Alec Baldwin wanted to work in TV comedy.

December In Red achieves an elusive balance between heavy and hypnotic on their second full-length album, The Way Out (CaviGold Records).  Evocative of Deftones and A Perfect Circle, their delicate mixture of scorching rhythms, airtight riffs, and dynamic vocals instantly intrigues. Since the release of their self-titled debut, the Seattle band.

Del McGeachy, Dan Gardner, Colbey Schnelle, and Marc Mercier make up the band December In Red. They’ve toured with genre stalwarts including (Hed) P.E., Project 86, and more, building a significant audience independently.

December In Red’s follow up album “The Way Out” stands out as an equally chaotic and creative statement in the music industry. On this episode of Revelator you’ll hear two cuts form the album including “Send Me A Postcard” and “Hadouken” featuring (Hed) P.E.  vocalist Jahred.

December In Red is a rock/metal band from Seattle, WA. Since forming in the fall of 2009, they have been expanding their horizons and gaining many fans, friends along the way. The ear catching song structure and broad range of abilities in December In Red's music shows a level of musicianship that sets this band apart in the world or rock and metal music.

Coal Chamber:

Mikey Cox the drummer from Coal Chamber Joins me to discuss the band’s first album in 13 years Rivals. Mikey shares with me about the bands beginnings and internal issues the band faces as young men with success in the music industry. He also shared with me that when the band broke up 13 years ago he never thought they would ever make music again.

Mikey talks about his personal growth and maturity as a person and also as a musician. Mikey stated the album Rivals is the band best album musically.

It’s always great when I get to speak with a musician who is willing to share stories about life on the road and talk about their past before achieving success as a musician. Mikey did all of that and then some, including a great story about a sad fan who was shocked to hear about his diverse taste in music including s some hip hop.

On this episode you’ll hear an older track form the band “Big Truck” and “Suffer In Silence” featuring Al Jourgensen from Ministry. The Album “Rivals” was released May 19th and the band is currently touring overseas. They will return this summer for a headlining tour with Fear Factory and Jasta starting July 24th and running through August 22nd.

This Week in Revelator History:

This week in Revelator history features Revelator #58 that features Avatar whom been on tour with Five Finger Death Punch this Spring.

Pop Evil:

The band Pop Evil appears for their second time on Revelator #59 and you can check out recent concert photos from their opening support shows with Nickelback

Here is the latest press release about Pop Evil.

- Rock radio staples POP EVIL will release their all new LP titled UP on Friday, August 21, 2015 via eOne Music. Purposefully assembled at Studio Litho, Robert Lang Studios and London Bridge Studios with producer Adam Kasper (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters), UP is the sound of a rock band cementing a powerful identity that’s steadily materialized over the course of three prior full-length slabs.  The inspirational soon to be live (June 1st) staple “Footsteps,” – POP EVIL prove their burgeoning success is no accident. 

“People ask me all the time, ‘What it's like to hear your song on the radio?’ It never gets old!” Frontman Leigh Kakaty declares. “It's a reminder of hard work, and of having that dream sitting in your garage, trying to write a song that someone would love one day. That dream happened for our band and it's something that we don't want to take lightly.”

“Now it's time to step up our game and let people know we can back it all up,” he adds. “We want to prove we aren’t a one hit wonder. We didn’t just get lucky.” 

UP is a bold reintroduction and step forward, with guitarists NICK FUELLING and DAVEY GRAHS, bassist MATT DIRITO, drummer CHACHI RIOT and Kakaty at the top of their game. It’s always a bit cliché, not to mention questionable, when a band says their new album is the best one yet. But in the case of POP EVIL, it’s an absolute fact. 

POP EVIL smashes through the odds like a battering ram, weathering the trials and tribulations of paying dues with a steadfast resilience owing much to their blue collar and middle class backgrounds, and building a worldwide audience one fan at a time. As the moniker promises when emblazoned on a CD or radio dial, POP EVIL conjures aggressive riffs and hard charging sing-a-longs with emotional heft and melodic power in equal measure. It’s music by the people, for the people.

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