FEED HER TO THE SHARKS Release New Lyric Video, Australian Dates

Up-and-coming Australian metalcore band FEED HER TO THE SHARKS have been blazing the underground trail for some time, attracting fans across the globe with their pristine technical sound and engaging live performances. Originally discovered in 2012 by Darkest Hour guitarist Mike Schleibaum whilst already having a Fredrik Nordstrom-produced full-length album tacked to their name, this gifted five-piece is ready to take things above and beyond in 2013 with a new tour coming this spring and new album, Savage Seas, set for release this summer.
FEED HER TO THE SHARKS revealed a brand new lyric video for their track Memory of You, cut from the band’s upcoming album Savage Seas. The lyric video is available for viewing now here. Fans can purchase Memory of You now via iTunes at this link.

FEED HER TO THE SHARKS recently announced they’ll be supporting technical metal titans Born of Osiris on a tour of Australia in May. Additional support will come from Upon a Burning Body and A Breach of Silence. With this tour under their belts, FEED HER TO THE SHARKS will add to an already stellar list of international acts that they’ve had the opportunity to perform with, such as Suicide Silence, August Burns Red, Asking Alexandria and more. Dates for the upcoming tour are still under wraps, but stay alert for updates coming soon.

“Memory of You is a perfect example of the type of metal we embody. A storm is coming, so prepare yourself for blood-pumping adrenaline, bone crushing brutality and beautiful melody,” states FEED HER TO THE SHARKS vocalist Andrew Van der Zalm.

“Join the feeding frenzy and sink your teeth into this track today! Australia, get set for the discovery tour with Born of Osiris and Upon a Burning Body. It’s gonna be awesome.”

“We recently played with FHTTS on a last minute show addition to our Human Romance Australian tour. Immediately, a few of the guys and I were impressed with FHTTS’ raw power and total precision,”  – Darkest Hour guitarist and co-manager Mike Schleibaum.

“It was like watching a band who had been around for years destroy the stage. The sound, the vibe, it was all so pure and perfect. After the show we were pleased to find out they were some of the nicest down to earth dudes around. I knew I had to share their record with our long time manager and good friend Mike Mowery. The rest is history writing itself. When I was young, Australia seemed so far away, an imaginary place that only AC/DC lived. Nowadays it all seems so close. I’m happy to help break these dudes out of Australia, onto the world stage and hopefully to a town near you soon.”

FEED HER TO THE SHARKS have been working at a frenzied pace since forming in Melbourne, Victoria in February, 2009. The band recorded their debut album, The Beauty Of Falling, in their own studio in 2011. They worked in collaboration with world renowned metal producers Fredrik Nordstrom and Henrik Udd who handled the mixing of the debut album. The result: an independent release that has the sonic punch of a full-scale studio production, sure to dent stereos and see heads banging across the world. The Beauty Of Falling is an album that fearlessly expands on a beloved genre while at the same time providing a familiar entry point for heavy music fans.

FEED HER TO THE SHARKS is made of up several talented musicians, including vocalist and pianist Andrew Vanderzalm and guitarist/synth player Kim Choo, who are both classically trained pianists. On top of that, Choo produces music out of his home studio and has a degree in Audio Engineering. Full-time drummer Jan Benkwitz is recognized internationally for being an extremely talented player— you can view his YouTube channel with over 1.6 million views here: www.youtube.com/Blastphemer.

The band is currently endorsed by Schecter guitars and their Facebook fan count is about to surpass 20,000— all based on the band organically without label support.

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Andrew Van der Zalm – Vocals / Piano / Keys
Kim Choo – Guitar / Synth / FX
Rob Davies – Bass Guitar
Marinos Katsanevas – Lead Guitar
Jan Benkwitz – Drums


blessthefall To Host Toy Drive

blessthefall teamed up with the Tempe Community Action Agency and the Nile Theatre to hold a special toy drive to benefit the children and families of the band’s hometown community of Tempe, Arizona.

“With Phoenix being our hometown, our fans and community have always supported us”

includes lead singer Beau Bokan.

“We want to use this toy drive to give back to our home.”

The first 100 fans to donate will receive an exclusive signed item and will be entered to win a $100 shopping spree to the band’s Merch Connection Store.

Fans are encouraged to bring their donations to the show, receiving an exclusive photo signed by the entire band, and will be entered to win a $100 shopping spree to the band’s merch store.

Toy drive containers will be located at the December 19th date of the band’s current tour at the Nile Theatre in Mesa, Arizona. Donations of new, unwrapped toys, will be donated towards Tempe Community Action Agency’s “Holiday Toy Shoppe” (Sponsored by IKEA-Tempe) and will be collected in the front entrance of the theater starting at 6:00pm.

Wrapping up a successful year, this date is the final performance of the year for blessthefall and is a part of their headline run on the Nut Up Or Shut Up Tour alongside guests A Skylit DriveAt The Skylines, and Skip The Foreplay. Stay tuned for tour updates for 2013.


TCAA is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that serves low-income families, children, seniors and the homeless for more than 40 years in the Tempe area. The mission is to improve the quality of life for the underserved in our community.  For more information, visithttp://www.tempeaction.org or call 480-350-5883.

ABOUT BLESSTHEFALL – Beau Bokan (lead vocals), Eric Lambert (guitar), Jared Warth (bass/vocals), Matt Traynor (drums), Elliott Gruenberg (guitar) – With the envious combination of finely-honed musicianship and an electrifying live show, blessthefall has been rapidly gaining fans across the globe. Regarded among the most respected acts in the genre, blessthefall’s debut album Awakening debuted at #31 on the Billboard Top 200, and has garnered praise fromt the likes of Kerrang! Magazine, Rock Sound, AOL Noisecreep, Hails & Horns, Substream, landing them on the cover of Outburn Magazine’s November/December issue, and most recently Alternative Press’ Warped Tour Issue. Having already shared the stage with As I Lay Dying, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, August Burns Red, Atreyu, Underoath, and a slot on the Vans Warped Tour 2012, the band are no strangers to the road, and will continue their live onslaught into the new year

AVIYN Premieres New Video

Self-Titled Debut Album Available Now

AVIYN are from a small town outside of the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. Their small town surroundings have helped play a substantial role in their ability to be so diligent in the music and the chance to perfect the band sonically. Their music is about people and AVIYN dedicates themselves to the music that they create and to the people who support them.

In the past three years AVIYN has released two demos, Better off Dead in 2009 andReflections in 2010. During which the band has played on a handful of tours and hundreds of shows with bands such as Asking Alexandria, Motionless in White, Oh Sleeper, Jamie’s Elsewhere, It Dies Today, 36 Crazyfists, August Burns Red, The Misfits, and many others.

AVIYN just released their debut self titled full length album was produced, mixed and mastered by Nick Sampson (I am Abomination, In Fear and Faith, and Adestria)The album reached #20 on the CMJ Loud Rock Chart, which for an unsigned band is quite a feat.

Get a first look at the new video for the song Merry Go Round HERE. The clip was directed by Bret Baggett of BBMedia.

With AVIYN being self-taught musicians, they have an extensive catalog of influences ranging across various genres and time periods. Many bands including Unearth, Atreyu and Killswitch Engage have really helped lay the ground roots for which AVIYN has built their musical consciousness on.

AVIYN has been writing songs together since 2006. Some of these songs have made it to their live shows and some have never left the practice area, but all of them have been a result of the band wanting to share an honest piece of themselves with their fans. The band can’t imagine not being able to write music or not being able to connect with fans and music lovers alike.

AVIYN is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.

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