Thursday, October 4, 2012
...cuz we got cassettes in today! They'll be available from Seventh Rule soon, but if you live in New York or Boston you can pick 'em up at our shows this weekend.
Also, we're doing a couple of shows with on homies FIGHT AMP in November
Nov 8: Chicago @ Ultra Lounge - https://www.facebook.com/events/451391428246351/
Nov 9: Indianapolis @ Piss Haus
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
We truly live in exciting times. Presidential elections, global warming, unrest in the middle east, over hyped smartphones, and today, our second album, FAILURE TACTICS, is finally out. You can buy it directly from Seventh Rule and get a free 'beverage' coozie as a bonus. If you don't like physical media, head over to bandcamp, where you can name your own price for the next 24 hours.
Also, resident Millions chef, Corey, was interviewed in the Never Nervous blog recently too: http://never-nervous.blogspot.com/2012/09/interview-corey-lyons-talks-about.html
Brooklyn on October 5th at Matchless with Cobretti, Growler and Beef Wellington.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Sept 14 @ Township w/ Electric Hawk, Todays Man and Neverender
Until then, you can wet your whistle with the song "Pervert" here:
4. Siberian Angel
5. Slang For Upstanding Men
6. Tunnel Rat
7. Numbing The Dream
8. Suicide Artist
Monday, April 16, 2012
We have a show this Thursday in Milwaukee at Cactus Club with Wizard Rifle, Sivini and Bicentennial Rub.
We have show this Friday in Chicago at Township with Wizard Rifle, Sivini and Harpoon.
Sunday we enter Wall2Wall Recording to begin work on our second full length, Failure Tactics.
Failure Tactics will be out this fall on Seventh Rule.
To tide you over, we've put together a little video for one of the new songs.... Enjoy.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Friday, January 28, 2011
Anyway, if you're on twitter or facebook, you can add us there:
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Monday, January 10, 2011
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Scott Flaster : Age 13
Before Scott Flaster became "the muscle"/Millions skullcracker/Seventh Rule Overlord, he was a boy with a dream. That dream was to become the world's greatest saxophone player. Had he stuck with it, his dream gigs would have been as follows:
- Guy who played on "Careless Whisper"
- Guy who played on "You Belong to the City"
- Guy who played on "Heart of Rock n Roll"
- Guy who played the solo on "Never Tear Us Apart"
- Rocket From the Crypt sax tech
- Sonny Rollins understudy
Instead he switched to guitar and just whistles Yakety Sax to himself whenever tragedy strikes. Who knows what could have happened had he stuck with it....
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
In honor of Scott's birthday, and to play some great shows and see some of our favorite people, we'll be playing a series of shows on the east coast this weekend. Check the dates on the side for full details. Brooklyn on Friday will be first and it can't come soon enough. We always have a great time there. Saturday will be Baltimore. Sunday will be Philadelphia.
Please make sure Scott has a good time on his birthday. If everyone would gather around him at some point and give him a Bennigan's/Chili's style birthday song, that would probably be his ultimate birthday wish. Make it happen.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
We are looking forward to it! This day also happens to be Scott's birthday so please show up with NY Pizza, High Life, and shots of Jameson.
Friday, April 16, 2010
This is our contribution to the Record Store Day celebration by doing what we enjoy.
We are all big fans of Nirvana's "In Utero" album so we chose the song that fit us best and recorded it during the Panic Program session.
Of course we had to play it faster than the original.
the song can also be downloaded here.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Anyway, there is another contest. This one is pretty special. Basically, it's a drawing that you can enter to win a test pressing of our vinyl.
There are only 5 of these in existence so owning one immediately puts you in an exclusive class of people. It's a class of people that still thinks farts and Weird Al are hilarious, but still....
Also, we put a few show dates up that we're doing with our fellow downstroke warlords, Fight Amp. Brooklyn, Philadelphia....More coming.
Next contest: Guess your weight!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Yes, the EP is still on schedule. You should go ahead and preorder it from Brutal Panda. It's only being released on vinyl for right now. Why you might ask? Well... CDs are clunky, dumb, and make for excellent backup/data transfer devices, but as a listening medium, they are antiques. In 1995, a CD made sense. In 2010, they're AOL....And even AOL quit sending out CDs! See...It's all coming together.
Yes, we have shows coming up. Details on those later.
The big news... Decibel Magazine is hosting a contest to win our new EP. If you know your useless Scott Flaster facts, you might just win the contest. And even if you don't know Scott Flaster from John Amos, you can probably just look on our last LP and get the answer.
Read the Decibel article on the release and enter the contest here.
Friday, February 5, 2010
The EP will be available in 7" vinyl format and will feature 4 brand new tracks.
The tracks were recorded this past November at Bricktop Recording in Chicago, IL with Andy Nelson (Harpoon, Weekend Nachos) handling production duties, and mastering being taken care of by Carl Saff (Young Widows, The Atlas Moth).
The press will be limited to 500 copies with 300 on green and 200 on black.
You can hear the first track off the EP, "Kept Alive By Drugs And Magick" right here via MySpace.
'Panic Program' will see an early March vinyl-only release with pre-orders being taken via the official Brutal Panda site here.
The track listing is as follows:
1. KEPT ALIVE BY DRUGS AND MAGICK
2. OLD FASHIONED WAY
Friday, December 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Or perhaps we are moving sideways.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Read: Lolita, Nabokov; The Plague, Camus; Transition, Banks; To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee; and A Confederacy of Dunces, Toole.
Watched: Season 1 of The Wire, Season 1 of Eastbound and Down
Listened: Tons of 3D Thunderstorm environments to get through the snoring, Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Van Halen, a little King Crimson, a little Floyd and Keelhaul.
Read: Children of Dune, Frank Herbert; Elric of Melniboné, Michael Moorcock; and Watchmen, Alan Moore/ Dave Gibbons.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Prague - One of our favorite shows of the tour. It was about time that we played a show that we all felt good about. It was promoted as HC /NOISE, so people knew exactly what they were getting into.
We showed up at the club and it just felt different. First off, the guy running the parking lot was pretty sure that we all spoke Czech even though we were only talking to him in English. Ralph tried German too I think. Didn't matter....He was giving very lengthy descriptions in Czech. We were pretty lost.
The club is in the basement of a college dorm. It was cheap, and the sound was good. Goulash was provided for food and it ruled.
The first band that played was Transwaggon. It was the promoter, Kejmy's band. They were great and ended their set with a Husker Du cover dedicated to us. After Vicenza, it was nice to play with a band that fit with us.
Remember those roses stolen from Italy? We put them up on the stage and told people to take them during the set as a gift from us. They were gone before we were done. Gotta remember that trick.
Our set was probably one of our better ones. People were way into it. Double encore too!
After the show we went to the merch table and sold thousands of Czech crowns worth of merch. This was exciting! Then we realized what the exchange rate of Czech crowns to Euro was....Not as exciting (still pretty good though).
The next day we woke up and got to do some cool sightseeing in Prague. Some of the only sightseeing of the trip....We picked a pretty good place to do it.
Then it was on to Dresden to play Az Conni, a collective of which Ralph was part of. This would be our last show of the tour.
Vicenza - Seems like anything would have been a let down after waking up in one of the most beautiful places we've ever been. The drive here was pretty cool though cause we found a gas station that doubled as a full on meat pantry! Unfortunately some of the goods acquired out of haste and excitement didn't make it through US customs. D'oh!
The venue in Vicenza was very fancy and there was a band flat directly above the venue which was great. There were some issues with the toilet....Namely that it wouldn't flush. At first we blamed our dumb American-ness, but it turned out to be a legitimate issue. The promoter, Erico, helped us figure out the trouble after initially offering Mark a box to remove his leavings.
After that it was downstairs for soundcheck and free pizza! The pizza was insane and we each got a whole one to ourselves which came in handy later in the night. They also had Lagavulin behind the bar. It didn't last the night.
The show was well attended, but we're pretty sure nobody was there to see us. In fact, many people were probably a little bit shocked by what was happening. We may have stood a better chance with a spoken word set taking turns reading Steven Hawking's "A Brief History Of Time" to the crowd. So it goes. We were probably a little loud for the venue too. The other band, Cruel Boxes sounded like a cross between Thrice and Alexisonfire. Yes, we know what those bands sound like. Not sure they were a good fit for us, but a little variety never hurts. At least the bartenders and Erico seemed to like us!
After Cruel Boxes had ended their set, they had their beautiful Italian girlfriends occupy the merchandise table. This is always a great idea except these ladies took no shame in boxing us out of the area so we had no chance of selling anything! Sometime during the night, 4 roses were bought and given to these women. Now we aren't exactly sure how it happened or who was involved, but those roses left with us the next day on our 10 hour drive to Prague.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Mike Persil was the man who was behind booking this tour for us and it was a pleasure to meet him and he welcomed us with 1 lb of prosciutto and two bottles of excellent Chianti. What a generous host!
The show was at a upscale bar/restaurant and we can only describe our set as tiny daggers into the hearts of the Italian people which made them slowly run for cover.
Later that night we stayed at the promoters house, out in the Tuscan countryside. One of the cool things on tour is arriving to where you're sleeping at 1 AM and not really knowing where you're at, then waking up and discovering you're either in a shithole or paradise, or somewhere in between. Now we appreciate everyone who has given us a place to stay through the years as we have been on tour, but waking up in this countryside was quite memorable beyond everything.
Us with Mike Persil
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Awesome sound system at this show and possibly the best food spread so far. Tasty ass olives, meats, salad... good stuff. Really took care of us here.
After the show we stayed at a complex called BACKSTAGE which had multiple venues and had hosted both an ARCHIVE and PETER MURPHY show that night. Both groups got wind we were staying there and left town before we even got there, leaving us with a sleeping place all to ourselves.
The next morning we woke up and were made breakfast as a fantasy metal tour package loaded in. Awesome.
Leipzig - I think we all agree the venue in Leipzig, Zoro, was one of the coolest of the trip so far. Another squat, converted from an old school, with a couple spaces for shows and a nice kitchen and accommodations for the many bands that come through here. We played with Teenage Cool Kids and Algernon Cadwallader, also American bands. It was good to shoot the shit and discuss our mutual experiences touring Europe. When we drove up the venue they were walking down the street menacingly eating ice cream cones...
A couple people cooked us some really, really good vegan food - and this is Corey writing this, so you know it kinda hurts him to say that. Gonna steal that potato dumpling recipe,,,
Played a fun show in the downstairs show area, which had a cool, rusty, steampunk in Freddy Krueger's basement vibe going on. Good turnout and the other bands killed shit as well.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Everything is ready to go within minutes, they give us a dressing room (not kidding) with a TV and soundboard mix coming through the speakers so that we can keep an eye on how the shows going without going out there.
There is a full catering spread which they have people serving to us while we just sit there. Wine and beer is plentiful.
We play and although Corey is weak from malnourishment, the show goes well, we might be a little lower energy than usual, but it’s tough when one person hasn’t eaten a meal in 48 hours. People are dancing and kind of going crazy while we play. It’s a pretty amazing thing to see. There is good banter with the crowd, and we get asked to do an encore….For some reason the French seem to get our music. It’s cool that someone does! The people there seem very appreciative, and we feel the same way.
Then comes the best part…..The people who put on the show got us three hotel rooms to stay at, which are about a five minute drive from the venue. Insane!
The next day, Scott and Mark woke up and went to a nearby Farmers Market, which was scrumtrulescent. Anything you can think of was there. Fresh seafood, the best cuts of meat, thousands of kinds of crazy cheeses you’d never see elsewhere, tons of different breads and rolls and croissants. Scott got some rotisserie cooked rabbit, a sausage, and a baguette. Mark got a rotisserie tenderloin kabob, a sausage and an apple raisin baguette. Awesome….