D-DAY 4 EVER
D-DAY 4 EVER
Not only did we get to play the festival but we also got to officially kick-off the festival being the first band to Rock the main stage. · The Detonator EP version of "Until the End" has been played on WXOU in Detroit (USA) and the intro riff of the song has been used by one of the DJ's as his show "jingle". · Roy Melville, the bassist for DD4E, is the featured artist in an advertisement in Music Maker Magazine. The advertisement is for Schecter bass guitars. Roy also features on the January 2006 cover of Music Maker Magazine (the first time that the cover will feature a person and not just musical gear). This issue of Music Maker also includes an interview with D-DAY 4-EVER.
Roy has also joined the Music Maker Team doing all bass related reviews. · D-DAY 4-EVER is the South African band chosen by The Dark Angel Project & Ankha Productions to record a song with them. The song will be produced by Dark Angel and Leanne Warren (from Blood Sundae - UK). Krause Ehlers will be in charge of engineering with all support crew from Inhouse Audio Training. · D-DAY 4-EVER receives sponsorship from Voodoo Ink Tattoo and Piercing Studio. · D-DAY 4-EVER receives sponsorship from Jean Village Music for all our consumables (strings, sticks, skins, etc.) · Roy Melville, the bassist for DD4E, is asked to be one of the judges for the SquareWave Battle of the Bands, which is held at the Nile Crocodile. He will be joined in the final round by Barney Simon. · The Detonator EP version of "Until the End" has been playlisted on Tuks FM.
This track now joins “Oblivion” and “Nothing” which have also been playlisted on Tuks FM. · D-DAY 4-EVER receives a financial sponsorship to record our first full length album (entitled “The Hand that’s Dealt”. · Playing at such venues as Nile Crocodile, The Snuggery, Cool Runnings Centurion, Cool Runnings Pta North, The Roxbury, Zanzibar, Thrashers Skate Park and Hat-Trix with bands like Marlowe, 16 Stitch, Wickhead, Pestroy, Scarlet Box, Wonderboom, Fuzigish, Not my Dog, ATFN, Soil7t7, Tidal Waves, The Slashdogs, RIPWire, Believable Addiction, Chubby, The Blame, Sub-Rosa, Twisted Soul, MonkeyFinger, Prevail, The Case, Suck like Malcolm, Fried Inc, Oddlidt, 7even, Judith, Manifest, Fictum, Novacaine, Icarus Fall, White Lie, In Dreams, Failsafe, Vuurkleur and Latemheim. · Being asked to play the last show ever at the Old Nile Crocodile with Pestroy as well as playing the launch weekend of the New Nile Crocodile. · Being chosen for the CatSmack Fire Festival in Pietersburg. This was be DD4E's first festival and what a better way to start than to play the main stage alongside bands like The Narrow, Soil7t7, Beeskraal, Pestroy, Cutting Jade, Prime Circle, Tweak, Sugardrive and Not my Dog. · Playing the Woodstock 7 Festival at Hartebeespoort Dam. What a great honor the to share the Blunt Stage with great rock bands the like of; The Hellphones, The Slashdogs, Running with Scissors, Tyburn, Sub-Rosa, Drei Flaschen, Ashton Nyte, Plum, Candy Fly, Epicure and many more! · Winning the first leg of the RP Studios / Emerging Sounds Battle of the Bands at Nile Crocodile was a huge honour for us.
Not only have we come to see Nile Crocodile as our “home ground” but it was also Derius's first show ever! · Winning the first leg of the Jim Beam Plug & Play. DD4E was used to promote the first leg of the competition by 5FM. "Negative Noise" and a band profile was featured in both the morning and afternoon drive time shows. · Appearing on the TV program Meltdown as one of the Jim Beam Plug & Play finalists. · Recording our debut EP entitled Detonator at B# Studios with the legendary John Paul Destefani. Detonator will have 7 tracks on it including Breathe, Fine, Until the End, Negative Noise, Oblivion (just for the ladies), Nothing and an intro track as well as a music video.
Breathe will feature Heidi K (a great musician in her own right) on backing vocals. · D-DAY 4-EVER received rave reviews on one of our shows at Nile Crocodile in Stage Magazine and we were also included in the article on Grey Studios in MusicMaker Magazine. Interviews with DD4E have also featured on www.zazone.co.za, the SAM newspaper, www.demofilter.co.za, MusicMaker Magazine (band write-up), RAU Radio and Tuks FM. · The Detonator EP has received rave reviews from www.zazone.co.za, www.makesomenoise.co.za, The Herald newspaper, Jo Day and www.areuonsomething.com (USA). All reviews are available on the home page of our website. – Also included in this presentation.
· Making our first Music Video for "Negative Noise" with the help of Nifty Productions and Cornelle Louw of Choke Films. · Our first demo version of the song "Breathe" was playlisted on Barney Simon's show on 5FM (on which he called DD4E one of his favourite up-and-coming SA bands), RAURadio and Potchefstroom Campus Radio. The Demo version of “Lies” has been played on Tuks FM and the Demo versions of "Down" and "Negative Noise" has been played on Barney Simon's show on 5FM. · We submitted "Breathe" to the Powerzone MP3 website along with "Lies" and "Until the End". Shortly after we submitted them all 3 songs were under the Top 30 Downloads for 5 straight weeks! "Lies" stayed on another 2 weeks under the Top 20! "Negative Noise" also made it to the Top 30 Downloads entering at No.28. Not bad for a bunch of songs that were all still in the demo stage. · The Demo version of “Negative Noise” features on the Crucial Cure compilation that will be distributed by Wicked Rock. · The official D-DAY 4-EVER website wins a 5-star rating from SA Web Awards. · Hitting the No.
1 spot on Samusic.co.za Top 5 Rock Acts and holding our position under the Top 10 Bands on zaZone.com for 33 weeks straight in 2004 and the whole of 2005 (a trend we are building on in 2006, 49 weeks so far – 4 December 2006). Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..