Oregonian Groove Metal Group Unveils New Album Details
"Swedish-style harmonized melodeath and a bit of classic metal feel." – Metal Sucks
Portland-based melodic groove quintet JAHAI are set to release their first EP on March 31. Recorded at Supernatural Sound in Oregon City, OR and mastered at London Bridge Studios in Seattle, WA, Death and Entrances serves as a punishing primer to a northwest band on the rise.
JAHAI is bonded in blood, brotherhood and brutality as this established Cascadian metal band takes its name from an ancient culture of nomadic hunters.
Creating “melodic chaos,” JAHAI molds sweeping songscapes ranging from no-holds-barred organic metal to paragon anthems that would rock even the most casual listener to their core.
No strangers to the road, JAHAI have shared the stage with many notable genre acts (Killswitch Engage, Black Dahlia Murder, Shadows Fall). This seasoned ensemble crafts an awe-inspiring relentless live show for concert-attending patrons, who quickly become loyal fans.
Forged throughout the 2000's, brothers Nikk & Jon Jahai teamed up to form the earliest editions of the band. Loyd Abbott was inducted in 2006 and Jake Wilde was enlisted in early 2011. JAHAI became unified with the addition of Aub Driver in mid 2012 and has been climbing the Rose City metal scene ever since.
The band’s grassroots and DIY attitude allows JAHAI to carve it’s own future, taking to constant regional touring, recording and promotions. “We’ve placed our blood, sweat and souls into creating music that is both awesome and abrasive – that’s the true beauty of metal, after all,” noted Aub Driver. “This initial offering to the metal gods showcases our strength, talent and potential.”
JAHAI’s Death and Entrances EP Release show has been set for April 4th at Dante’s Nightclub in Portland, OR. Additional tour dates to follow.
(L to R: Jon Jahai - Drums | Jake Wilde - Guitars | Aub Driver - Vocals | Nikk Jahai - Guitars | Loyd Abbott - Bass)
Photo Credit: Scooter Curl
Death and Entrances
“JAHAI is a sonic assault of aggressive metal that delivers a full facial of melodic chaos!” – Crave Magazine
“There was a time where Sweden could do no wrong. Portland’s Jahai seek to reminisce about such a time but not without updating it for the new age.” – Metal Sucks
Watch the official live video for "Breaking Into Splinters" on YouTube
As That Metal Show begins its new season this week, they have announced that Mike Orlando, guitarist from ADRENALINE MOB, will be the musical guest on the May 2ndbroadcast.
ADRENALINE MOB has just released the Dearly Departed (EP) and will be embarking on an American tour supporting Drowning Pool starting March 12th.
Here are the tour dates:
3/12 - Daytona Beach, FL @ Main Street Station - Daytona Bike Week
3/14 - Jacksonville, FL @ Beach Blvd Concert Hall
3/17 - Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse Bar & Grill
3/19 - Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
3/20 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
3/21 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
3/22 - Beckley, WV @ Muncheez
3/24 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
3/26 - Fredericksburg, VA @ Hard Times
3/27 - Lancaster, OH @ Mickey's Bar
3/28 - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
4/1 - Laporte, IN @ Johnny's Roadhouse
4/2 - St. Louis, MO @ The Mad Magician
4/3 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
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If you missed the Price is Right today then you missed out. Adam D from the band Killswitch Engage not only went on as a contestant. He managed to win it all. Congrats Adam!!!
Future Leaders of the World (F.L.O.W.) is an alternative/post-grunge/rock group formed in 2002 by guitarist and singer Phil Taylor. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Taylor immediately commanded the attention of Puddle of Mudd’s Mike Flynn. Flynn’s backing of Future Leaders of the World, led to Taylor recording a demo with Shawn Rivera of Az Yet and executive producer Allan Fray in Los Angeles, CA. This demo lead to deal with Epic Records, and Taylor returned to Buffalo, NY to piece together a full line up.
The group signed with Epic Records and released a full-length album, LVL IV. The album reached No. 153 on the Billboard 200 on the strength of the US hit singles "Let Me Out" (#6 Mainstream Rock, No. 32 Modern Rock Charts ) and "Everyday" (#30 Mainstream Rock). The group toured with groups such as Shinedown, Seether, Crossfade, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Velvet Revolver, Scott Weiland, Helmet, Strata, as well as being a co-headliner of the Sno-Core tour. F.L.O.W. toured extensively from 2004 – 2009.
Taylor’s former label mate, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, is a constant supporter and has compared Taylor’s vocals to a “modern day Kurt Cobain.” More recently, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots has given nods to Taylor.
In the summer of 2009, Future Leaders of the World relocated to New Orleans, LA. This relocation quickly caused the downfall and rebirth of F.L.O.W. "New Orleans is where the band fell apart; it just felt like God was calling me to come back and pick up the pieces, to start over," said Taylor. “It has always been a place of inspiration for me, and we've always had great support for F.L.O.W. in the gulf coast, " Taylor continued.
Later in 2009, Future Leaders of the World were back on the scene. They marked this in the release of the Delirium EP with 3 tracks from the forthcoming full-length album entitled Reveal, as well as an acoustic version of "Let Me Out." In 2010, F.L.O.W. released another album entitled, Bootlegs & B-sides.
Future Leaders of the World’s forthcoming full-length, Reveal, will be released in March 2015 on Pavement Entertainment.