A few people picked up the reigns and started doing shows for a slew of new local outfits. At the top of the heap were a powerhouse from Danbury called Dismay, lead by a charismatic, tattooed mountain of a kid known as Ian. Anybody around back then can remember sweaty rec halls and dark clubs packed to the rafters when Dismay played. Ian would emerge amongst a wall of churning guitar, swinging a mic stand and bellowing at the top of his lungs.
Their shows became crazed events around which local legend began to swirl. For the next several years it seemed every band within a 100 mile radius aped Dismay’s sound; a clever hybrid of brick-heavy, Sabbath-esque groove, tense riffage and forward-thinking songwriting, brought together by an inherent sense of classic Hardcore aggression. A few years later, you’d hear similar sounds coming from corporate-rock radio stations, but watered down, homogenized and much less convincing. Like most good bands that spring from the Hardcore scene, things seemed to implode for Dismay at the height of their popularity and creative zenith.
Fast forward to October 2005. the band’s remaining members (and a few new) take the stage sounding as if they never left the circuit. And not a moment too soon. bio Matt McIntosh from The Eventide and Dearly Beloved: Stamford, CT 11.05 taken from myspace.com/therealdismay “” Ian Keeler(R.I.P.)- Vocals, Chris Hyatt- Bass, Tom Koskelowsky- Drums, Jake Faller- Guitar, Jesse Drzall- Guitar ------------- 2) Melancholic/melodic death metal band from Finland.
Band was formed in 2000. BAND LINE-UP: Mikko Rauvola: Guitar Henri Sund: Drums Mikko Nurmi: Vocals Ville Ormanto: Guitar Masi Salenius: Guitar Heidi Sund: Keyboards Jani Rämö: Bass Past members: Antti Rauvola: Keyboards (left 12/2008) DISCOGRAPHY: Eyes Closed (demo 2002) Raining Red (demo 2005) Seclusion (demo 2008) Their latest demo "Seclusion" can now be downloaded freely from band's website (http://www.dismay745.com/) ------------- 3) Black/death/thrash metal band from Germany. Band was formed in 2002. BAND LINE-UP: Galder - Drums/Guitars Frank - Guitars/Bass Christian - Vocals DISCOGRAPHY: Vanguard (demo 2006) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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