Last time TBOS talked to Hands of a Traitor, they were in the process of planning their newest music video for their single, “Paper Prisons”. The new video can be seen below.
They will be competing in the Battle for Mayhem Thursday, May 23 at Rocky Point Cantina in Tempe, Ariz.
May 8, 2013 | Categories: Heavy Metal, Metalcore, Music, Music Videos | Tags: breaking the nexus, hands of a traitor, Interview, local bands, local music, metalcore, paper prisons, phoenix, progressive metalcore | Leave a comment
Hands of a Traitor have opened up for legends like Doro Pesch. While many metal bands have to wait until they’re adults in order to accomplish such a feat, HOAT is comprised entirely of high school sophomores.
TBOS got to sit in with the band as they worked with local filmmaker, Gil Tabasa, who will be directing the music video for their single, “Paper Prisons”.
HOAT reflect on how they got their start playing music, why they have become successful, and their upcoming concept series.
You can hear the interview below!
March 12, 2013 | Categories: Heavy Metal, Interviews, Metalcore, Music | Tags: breaking the nexus, hands of a traitor, Interview, local bands, local music, metalcore, paper prisons, phoenix, progressive metalcore | 1 Comment
Saturday, we had the pleasure of seeing and hearing Doro do what she does best–making people headbang till their necks turn sore!
Tempe’s Rocky Point Cantina held an epic mini metal-fest Saturday night, with a total of six bands performing.
First up were classic/thrash metal outfit, Unconscious Minds. They made Pantera fans proud with their soaring vocals and melodic bass lines.
Next were metalcore group Hands of a Traitor. They were definitely the youngest out of all the local bands, and they had a dedicated fanbase moshing in the audience. If you’re into newer metal like Asking Alexandria, this band is for you.
Epyon played an impressive instrumental set that reminded concertgoers of classic Metallica (think “Orion”) and Death Angel. They also announced that they had found a singer, though the band performed as an instrumental quartet.
The last local band to perform was power metal act NightSphere. They made an impressive stage entrance with dimmed lights and fog floating through the air.
Next were Swedish glam metallers Sister Sin. They played a nine-song setlist, which included tracks from all their albums. Four of the songs were from their latest record, “Now and Forever”. Liv Jagrell interacted energetically with the crowd, actually stepping off the stage to greet fans at one point. The audience was left clamoring for more after they finished.
Finally, at 11:20 p.m., headliners DORO took the stage. They played 20 songs, about half of which were from Pesch’s previous band, Warlock. Highlights from the set were “Hero,” which was written as a tribute to the late Ronnie James Dio, a cover of Judas Priest’s “Breaking The Law”, and the Warlock anthem “All We Are,” where the members from Sister Sin returned to the stage to sing along and engage with the crowd.
Saturday night was an unforgettable night for Tempe metalheads. The headliners more than delivered and great local talent was also showcased.
February 25, 2013 | Categories: Concerts, Glam Metal, Groove Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metalcore, Music, Power Metal, Speed Metal, Thrash Metal | Tags: Doro, Doro Pesch, epyon, hands of a traitor, Liv Jagrell, metal, night sphere, phoenix, Ronnie James Dio, Sister Sin, unconscious minds, Warlock | 3 Comments