Sat Apr 6 2019
6:30 PM (Doors 5:30 PM)
34876 Emerald Coast Pkwy Destin, FL 32541
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99 Rock Presents
All That Remains
plus special guest
Escape The Fate
If you want to leave a lasting impression, get to the point...
Clinging to airtight songcraft, knifepoint precise metallic instrumentation, and stadium-
size hard rock hooks, All That Remains cut right to the chase on their ninth fulllength
album, Victim of the New Disease [Fearless Records]. In fact, the quintet—
Philip Labonte [lead vocals], Oli Herbert [lead guitar], Mike Martin [rhythm guitar],
Jason Costa [drums], and Aaron Patrick [bass, backing vocals]—perfect their patented
pummeling by wasting no time or energy at all.
“We just try to trim away all of the fat,” exclaims Labonte. “It’s easy for metal
bands, ourselves included, to get self-indulgent and write parts for the sake of parts.
Unless an idea makes a song better, there’s no reason to put it in. We always put the
song first. That’s how you stick with people. If you just write good songs, everything
else will be okay.”
That philosophy cemented the Massachusetts group as one of this century’s most consistent
purveyors of heavy music with a bulletproof canon of arena-worthy anthems.
All That Remains’ discography is highlighted by Top 10 Active Rock radio hits such as
their first number one “Stand Up,” “Two Weeks,” “What If I Was Nothing,” and more.
Averaging 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify (an unprecedented feat for a metal
band in any era), cumulative sales eclipse 1 million albums worldwide. Not to mention,
they’ve earned five consecutive Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top Rock Albums
Chart and four in the Top 5. Most recently, 2017’s Madness spawned the smash cover
of Garth Brooks’ “The Thunder Rolls,” which trended on VEVO and generated 21 million
plus total views and 8 million Spotify streams in under a year’s time. In addition
to packing houses as a headliner, they’ve practically burned down the stage everywhere
from Rock on the Range to Welcome to Rockville.
When it came time to commence writing for what would become Victim of the New
Disease, the boys decided to go back to square one. All That Remains holed up in the
Chicopee, MA rehearsal space they’ve occupied since 2010 and dove into writing
alongside an old friend producer Dan “DL” Laskiewicz [Unearth, The Acacia Strain].
“We were trying to focus on what we do best,” the frontman continues. “We wanted
to be heavy. We didn’t want to go to L.A. and work on a record out there again like
we did with Madness. We wanted to do it where we were comfortable at home. That
method has always done really well for us. We got together in the old practice space
and hammered out riffs, ideas, and songs that resonated with us.”
For the first time, the band recorded proper demos complete with music and lyrics,
marking “the most striking difference” between previous releases. With “DL” behind
the board as producer and mixing courtesy of Josh Wilbur [Lamb of God, Gojira], they
delivered a striking, succinct, and sharp collection of ten anthems.
“We decided to throw a curveball,” grins Labonte. “...And do the the heaviest record
since For We Are Many in 2010! It was the perfect way to follow-up Madness where we
did some different styles and songs and even covered a country song. People might’ve
expected something more experimental, but throwing curveballs is what we do.”
All That Remains kick down the door on Victim of the New Disease with the deadly
barrage of opener “Fuck Love.” Chainsaw-sharp riffing and guttural growls roared as
the musicians make good on this heavy promise.
“We’ve started a few records with something that really kicks hard,” he goes on. “You
take your heaviest song and say, ‘This is how we’re going to set the tone for the rest
of the album. Here you go.’ ‘Fuck Love’ is the most aggressive song we’ve done in a
while. It’s burner. We dig beginning with a shocker.”
Meanwhile, the first single “Everything’s Wrong” hinges on an energetic groove that
builds towards an immediately chantable chorus still underscored by muscular double
“If we get a good hook, we like to make sure it’s maximally exposed,” says the singer.
“We want something you’ll hum later with lyrics you might be able to relate to. However,
for the first time, we got to leave the double bass in!”
Then, there’s “Just Tell Me” [feat. Danny Worsnop]. On the hypnotic anthem, Labonte
locks into an unbreakable harmony with Worsnop, adding another dimension to the
“We’ve been friends with Danny for a long time,” he continues. “We loved what he
did. He wanted to do something more chill, and I think he hit a homerun. If you’re
into rock ballad songs, you’ll appreciate it.”
Everything culminated on the visceral and vital “Victim of the New Disease,” which
hints at “how some ideas don’t work out—and continue not to work out, but we keep
trying them” over a fiery and focused four-on-the-floor riff.
In the end, All That Remains uncompromisingly tread the same path they’ve trodden
for nearly two decades and delivered a definitive body of work on the way
“This band is my life,” Labonte leaves off. “It’s twenty years of being a musician.
We’ve been able to weather some storms in the music industry, survive, and come out
thriving. We didn’t just ride a trend; we built a real career out of writing songs. We
don’t have a look or a gimmick. We have five dudes who write songs.” — Rick Florino,
GenreParty Metal/ Rock & RollBand MembersChris "Fronz" Fronzak -Vocals- @FRONZ1LLA
Chris Linck -Guitar- @chrisATTILA
Kalan Blehm -Bass- @kalanAdamb
Bryan Mcclure - DrumsHometownAtlanta, GA
Band MembersRobert Ortiz
Kevin "Thrasher" Gruft
TJ BellHometownWherever the tour bus takes us
99 Rock Presents
All That Remains / Attila plus special guest Escape The Fate
Sat Apr 6 2019 6:30 PM
(Doors 5:30 PM)