As Animals Eat My Insides – God Save The Scene

By: Philip Brooks

Our new debut single, “God Save the Scene”, just hit the net. Check it out and note that any downloads are free. The music scene is dying as more and more bands find their way to center stage with one thought, to repeat an already dying breed of music. What happened guys? What happened to brilliant minds such as Fall of Troy, As I Lay Dying, The Devil Wears Prada, Lamb of God, and Parkway Drive. With new digital recording software it seems that no one needs to practice anymore. Talent seems to stretch as far as a clip here and a paste their. Talent seems to be slowly declining at the same rate of individuality in the scene. How can their be individuality when everyone expresses it in the same way. This is not to say we are elite, but we sure as hell are hardworking. We know that hard work and a dream can get you as far as you want it to get you. Lets accept that it’s mark has been made and venture out to new heights; new heights that will make the post hardcore genre seem like “old people music.” Lets stop copying the popular hardcore flow and start to simply make music. Do you remember when “System of a Down” use to be heavy? Haha, lets do the same here but in a different direction. In a few years I want to say, “Remember when music in 2012 was considered good?” Lets change lives with songs that have meaning. As much as i love, “Chug chug… Chug x3 chug x2″ it is time for this fad to move on. We have seen how dub-step has devoured the souls of… well that’s a little extreme but you get the vibe i’m going with.

Don’t become the animal.

From Ashes to Flames – It Came From The Nightosphere

By: Philip Brooks

From Ashes to Flames is a hardcore/ electronica band from Atlanta, Ga. What they have to bring to the table is a four man band that strives to “take back the world” with their “Cloud Children” debut EP. From Ashes to Flames features lead female vocalist Skye Theus, Mattew Sinchak on guitar, Owen Beckles on bass, and Devin Loring on the “double bass”. This band was formed in December 2011 and still strives to throwdown downtown. Support our locals and follow From Ashes to Flames on Facebook.

As Animals Eat My Insides – Nothing Changes

By: Philip Brooks

In the end, nothing matters unless we follow through. It’s up to us to find the truth in our lives. Everyone has problems and those problems will stick around unless we do something about them. We can only rely on other people to a certain extent, but it is our lives, we control the outcome. Do what you believe in; make your life what you want; quit missing out on what could be, find out for yourself in person. People are dreamers. Dreaming has gotten us to where we are. It has gotten us across the seas, into the clouds, onto the moon, and it has connected us across continents. If you have problems in your life (a broken home, financial difficulties, bad B.O.) then break free from your mental prison and have faith in yourself. You may find that you were the hope you were searching for. Hard work in yourself pays off. Find your passion, your driving force, and the possibilities are as endless as your will.

I feel your heart
I know its still beating
I feel your breath
I know your still breathing
I pull you closer
But you only push away
I give you my love
You give me your pain
As you fade away
I beg you please stay
Just hold on for one more day
I try to grasp your hand in the black
Please run
And don’t look back
Don’t look back
Don’t look back
In a world plagued with darkness and affliction
Find hope in the thought of a greater day
Hold on as the rope gets thiner
I know that your faith is fading
Im on my knees
Im begging you please
Just don’t do this to me
The look in your eyes
Tells me your not free
Just spend one last night with me
The look in your eyes
Tells me your not free
Just spend one more night
One more night
One more night
 Just one more fucking night
In a world plagued with darkness and affliction
Find hope in the thought of a greater day
Hold on as the rope gets thiner
I know that your faith is fading
And I know
That you love me no more
And it erodes
Away at my core
And everyday when I awake
I regret that same awful mistake
You understood me deep down inside
I failed to understand our ties that bind
I want to prove my love for you is true
I promise that I will
Pull you through

Local Spotlight – “I Killed The Cat”

By: Philip Brooks

I happened to come across some local talent and had to show recognition. “I Killed the Cat” is a local Metalcore talent that blew me away with their sense of musicality and defined skill. Their awareness of emotional context and musical prowess dominated my ears in the brutal simplicity of the song, “The Third”. With low expectations of another local band, I was put into my place after realizing that “There is still, indeed, surprises left in the local scene.” CHECK THE VIDEO OUT and BE SURE TO SHOW APPRECIATION ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE —> http://www.facebook.com/iktcband

[Band located in Norcross, Ga] (Funny because they are basically our neighbors, small world)

Here are the lyrics if they are to fast to read (Tried to make them as accurate as i could):

Every future is a past
And every day brings us closer to death
So your fucking bones wear thin
And so does your soul
Searching for that promise
That should have been gold
Nothing means anything
When your life is a toll
Your promise land is love
You petty fool
You can try to hold my hand
Repair my mind and bring me back
Every cloud is getting closer to bliss
Something better  no less
That sense of accomplishment
That I’ve never witnessed
Getting closer to the sky
Alongside
The next rain storm
Barrier in my mind this barrier in my heart (repeat)
Drag me into a wishing well
Where ill dream of misery
And see the past buried deep  inside
Negligent me
Oh if I could see inside your soul
Oh if I could see inside your mind
My biggest wish I swear
Would be nothing but the purest white
You can try to hold my hand
Repair my mind and bring me back
Every cloud is getting closer to bliss
Something better  no less
That sense of accomplishment
That I’ve never witnessed
Getting closer to the sky
Alongside
The next rain storm
(This) Barrier in my mind this barrier in my heart (x2)
This emptiness  in my mind this emptiness in your heart
This emptiness in my mind this emptiness in your eyes
This is the last time we’ll ever see eachother again
I may not be right
But please hear me out
I may not be right
But please hear me out

Make Me Famous and As Animals Eat My Insides @ The Masquerade

By: Philip Brooks

 

http://www.facebook.com/makemefamousmusic

Make Me Famous is a Ukrainian hardcore band signed under SUMERIAN RECORDS. This band exploded with Denis Shaforostov’s guidance as the fans reaction carried them upwards. Their current album “It’s Now or Never” is now out with very positive vibes (check it out!). Come check this band out December 4th, 2012 At the Masquerade in Atlanta, Ga with our local band As Animals Eat My Insides. This will be our third time playing at this popular underground venue and we hope to surprise the MMF crowd as well as venue owners with our energy, not to mention our own fans.

Background on the Masquerade as well as big name bands who have played there (including Chiodos, The Killers, Nirvana, Papa Roach, and Slipknot):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Masquerade_%28Atlanta%29

Who’s The Scene Kid?

 

By: Philip Brooks

One of my pet peeves are when people look down on themselves. When people say, ” I’m not good enough” I get kind of upset. I believe everyone can be good enough. You are who you are. It’s really a matter of accepting it. Just be the best you can be. If people do not like your best, it really does not matter. Why is someone else in control of how you feel or who you are? There is no set scale of where you need to be to be enough. Enough comes from your acceptance of yourself. I think everyone needs to see it in themselves though for it to matter.

I think that the best example of people trying to accept themselves are scene kids. (Goths, Emos, etc.) Many people may just see a rebellious group of people who are punks. Some may see kids who are just trying to look cool. Some see posers who try to be individuals by fitting into a group of people that are all the same (kind of counter productive). Maybe these are right, I don’t know and it does not matter. I have thought each of these at one point in time. What I think is that… (pause)… these are just some bored KIDS.

I look at Facebook at the millions of typical pictures of kids snapping a photo of themselves in their bathroom mirror acting as if it took them by surprise (come on people, don’t deny it). I have been through countless albums and have seen picture after picture of kids by themselves showing off there hair or makeup or cleavage, whatever. I use to think these kids were just full of themselves. I thought that maybe they were looking for attention. Maybe, but these kids have guts to be what they want at least. They may be looking for acceptance somewhere, maybe through themselves or their peers but at least they are doing something. They change how they look with makeup and skin tight jeans to actively accept themselves into a group of “misfits”. All the human soul searches for is acceptance whether it be in love or among peers. These kids are openly showing that it’s okay to be your self no matter how far off the cultural coast it may be (and lets not forget that it is a culture in itself).

These kids, by all means, were not born with dyed hair and eyeliner on. These kids put this stuff on to show that it doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from. I mean I’m sure some of the motivation to dress in the fashion is just because it’s fashion; Plus the fashion looks bad a**, but if you take away the simple regularity of fashion and put it to extremes with irregular cloths and erratic hair styles, it takes away the normality of fashion it self. This takes fashion somewhere outside of American Eagle or Abercrombie and Fitch. What I’m trying to say is that it opens doors to the acceptance of all different kinds of people. It takes hatred of normal crowds and turns it into one strange gojira monster of normal-ness. For example, how can discrimination exist in a crowd of diverse people that consist of equally weird people. It kind of forms a new race of people that accepts everyone. This could be the solution to hatred in the world. In conclusion everyone should be Emo! (minus the razor blades and common misconceptions, ouch!)

So really before you judge other people’s lives and sense of style, look at yourself first and ask, “Am I normal?”. Now a days it’s any bodies guess. To me what normal means is really an amount of comfort one feels around certain things. Everyone has there own levels of normal. Once exposed to enough of one thing, the strange starts to come easier. Normal is found with in cultural centers. It varies from one center to another. So be adventuresome and accept yourself for who your are or who you want to be.

As a member of this group, I’m just sharing my thoughts (minus the eyeliner). I don’t think anyone knows what’s going on. At least I don’t. Help me out. comment.

As Animals Eat My Insides

 

By: Philip Brooks

The world is full of animals. The band “As Animals Eat My Insides” is about standing up for individuality in the midst of the feast. The animal, in this case, is the world’s laws of “normality” seeping inside you. As individuals, we sit and feed on all the visual stimuli on TV and on our phones. We let the world consume us with its greed, violence, and power hungry nature until only the animal remains and ourselves are gone. I for one want to stand up for the youth today and let them know its okay to be yourself. It’s okay to become something other than the animal we live with.

Every single person that is somebody use to be nobody. And every nobody is told that they can’t succeed in life. What if every nobody believed them and gave up. We would truly have a world full of nobodies. When you cut things down to the core being of a person, you realize that everyone is potentially the same. Anyone can become someone. So I tell YOU, the one who does not wish to merely fit in and coincide with the animal, you can be what you want. If what you want is to be a regular Ryan then be the best damn regular Ryan you can be. If what you want is greatness… then rise above your “limit”. You will be surprise how high you can exceed your own expectations.

My name is Phil. The band and I will be using this blog to talk about music, the scene, and our own music. I really hope people follow the blog and get things out of it. Let me know if you like it and want to hear about the band so we can keep it up.

While your at it check out this cool Lyric video