All stars festival

Come backstage with me at The All Stars Festival

This Sunday at Palladium Ballroom in Dallas one of the biggest metal shows to hit the DFW will be in our city. The line up is nuts. This festival is combining the Scream The Prayer tour and The All Stars Tour and is being presented by Third String Productions. Check out this line up.

ALL STARS TOUR: EMMURE, ALESANA, For Today, Blessthefall, I Wrestled A Bear Once, In This Moment, Born of Osiris, The Ghost Inside, After the Burial, Motionless in White, Chelsea Grin, Sleeping With Sirens, Attila, For All Those Sleeping, Memphis May Fire

SCREAM THE PRAYER: NORMA JEAN, Sleeping Giant, The Chariot, War of Ages, Close Your Eyes, Texas In July, I the Breather, The Great Commission , As Hell Retreats , Sovereign Strength

Locals: Parables, Variables, In Search and Sight, Crown the Empire

Have you got your tickets yet? If not pick them up and then check this out.

I will be hanging out all day back stage interviewing bands and YOU will get to come with me. There are over 30 bands on this bill and there is no way I can interview them all myself so I will need some help. This is where you come in. One person will accompany me back stage for the All Stars Festival, hang with the bands, and help me interview them. You can ask questions, get pics, and whatever else we can think of. This could be your chance to get a one-on-one with your favorite band. Bring a camera if you’d like and document the whole thing…whatever.

Here are the details about how this will work.

To get entered into the contest you must do three things.

First, recommend this link and relay the message to your Facebook account.

Second, send a message on Twitter incorporating the tour and this post.

Third and most important is subscribe to the newsletter. Subscribe to the newsletter because that is how I will contact you if you are the winner. Click here to subscribe to the newsletter.

On Saturday July 23nd I will pick one winner and they will get to hang with me backstage this Sunday at the All Stars Festival. The winner will be notified by email on Saturday at 11:00am cst. The winner will receive one All Access Pass day of show and will accompany me during the scheduled interview times.

Sound good? Well let’s go and I’ll see you at the show.

*UPDATE* Heads up! It seems people are getting more and more excited about this opportunity and I have been getting a lot of response late last night and this morning. Which means I am going to open up the contest a little later. I will pick the winner Saturday morning at 11 am. I am also getting more confirmation from labels and artist interviews and they have also wanted to help promote this. So to be fair the contest has been delayed a little longer. Hang tight because the bigger this gets the more bands we will be able to interview. So far I have confirmed times with Close Your Eyes, Emmure, Texas in July, Sleeping with Sirens, Memphis May Fire, The Romantic Tragedies, For All Those Sleeping, War of Ages, Attila, For Today and a ton more still being finalized.

Congratulations to Jon Pels of Denton for winning the contest and getting to hang backstage this Sunday at The All Stars Fest!

*disclaimer* band interview availability is subject to change, and I am not responsible for rescheduled interviews and or cancellations. You must be able to meet me at Palladium Ballroom. Interview schedules and times will be finalized and presented day of the show.

Free Sampler from Facedown Records

Facedown Records is offering a 11 song sampler for anyone who “likes” them on Facebook.
If you are a fan of heavy music this sampler will have some stuff for you. There are new songs from Hands, My Epic, Altars, Call To Preserve, Onward to Olympas, Hope for the Dying and more. Get the sampler by visiting them on Facebook link at

Facedown Records Summer 2011 Sampler:

HANDS – I Will (4:07)
HOPE FOR THE DYING – Transcend (7:20)
GIDEON – Virtue (3:16)
MY EPIC – deathbed (4:18)
CALL TO PRESERVE – Exploit, Neglect, Condemn (2:37)
ARK OF THE COVENANT – Locusts Look Like Horses (3:36)
DYNASTY – Worthless Will (2:29)
ONWARD TO OLYMPAS – The War Within Us (4:05)
ALTARS – Severance (2:50)
ACE AUGUSTINE – Delorean (3:43)
OVERCOME – Campaign Of Sabotage (4:17)