A Wilhelm Scream

A Wilhelm Scream

No Trigger, Raindance, Laureate

Sat, August 3, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Sinclair

Cambridge, MA

$13 advance / $15 day of show

This event is all ages

The Sinclair is general admission standing room only.
Tickets available at TICKETMASTER.COM, or by phone at 800-745-3000. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box office Tuesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM. Please note: box office is cash only.

A Wilhelm Scream
A Wilhelm Scream
How does one gauge the success of a band pushing the envelope of a genre that receives little to no credit by the mainstream media? In the case of A Wilhelm Scream, the answer is “Who cares?” – As a band playing punk rock for over a decade, members Trevor Reilly, Nuno Pereira, Nick Angelini, Brian Robinson and Mike Supina haven’t focused on success, image or whatever bandwagon a group can jump on to get their music into the ears of listeners: It’s the ideal of music from an honest place, playing to the kids who want to hear more than a simple love song, or want an opinion rammed down their throats.

Despite operating just below the radar A Wilhelm Scream have carved out a reputation as one of the best live bands around, bolstered by their staggeringly rich albums of ultra- technical melodic punk rock firestorms. Playing 250+ worldwide shows each year, the band posses a work ethic best described as ‘heroic’.

A Wilhelm Scream is:
Nuno Pereira – Vocals
Trevor Reilly – Guitar, Vocals
Brian Robinson – Bass, Vocals
Mike Supina – Guitar
Nick Angelini – Drums
No Trigger
No Trigger
The story of No Trigger begins in Massachusetts in the year 2000 when the impassioned hardcore punk outfit made their first splash with a series of self-released demos and split EPs, leading punk rock media outlets such as Pastepunk and Punknews to name them the best unsigned band of their time. Fast forward to 2006, countless live shows later, and the release of the band’s landmark debut (and to this point, only) full length album, Canyoneer on Nitro Records, an album that, regardless of any future releases, cemented the band’s legacy in punk rock forever. Such is the story of No Trigger, a band destined to release groundbreaking punk rock albums, riling up their fanbase, only to disappear into the abyss and return again years later.

That time, dear friends, is now.

On their sophomore release “Tycoon,” due February 2012 on No Sleep Records, No Trigger have compiled what is already being considered by many to be their greatest achievement to date, and an album sure to turn the entire punk rock community on its ear, again.

“Tycoon I think is right where we always wanted to be sonically.” says front-man Tom Rheault. “The vocals are a lot heavier in spots than ever before, but the choruses are catchy and we have a bunch of interesting twists. We also did a bit more experimenting with structure and parts but it’s all still No Trigger. Lyrically this record is the most personal record we have ever written.”

So why the wait? Why so long between albums? How can a band so great at what they do make their fans wait so long for new material? The answer is simple and all too obvious, “Life.” says Rheault. “Sometimes you gotta scale back a bit and focus on other things before you can move forward with a new album, and that’s what happened. We also had a few member changes in the interim and reverted back to more or less our original lineup. It's true the last few years were pretty scarce as far as No Trigger activity goes, but a year ago we put out our Be Honest 7” and toured on it to Australia and also to Europe, which were both phenomenal tours. We also played a bunch of one off shows like Gainesville Fest and the Four Year Strong hometown holiday show and Groezrock in Belgium and such, so we've kept busy this year and plan to stay busy once Tycoon is released."

All of which brings us to today and the band’s announcement of their new album "Tycoon." Recorded in Massachusetts with Defeater guitarist Jay Maas, the album is No Trigger’s most punishing and inspired material to date. Made up of non-stop anthem after anthem, "Tycoon" is a pitbull off its leash, but also completely necessary, motivational, and perfect for its time.

“I can sum up what this album is to me in just one word,” says Rheault, “Important.”
Fused together from the spoils of HAVE HEART, OUTRAGE and THE MILES BETWEEN, New England-based RAINDANCE is here to take over the world, or destroy it in the process. Formed in March of 2011 and boasting a sound akin to what it must sound like to be run over by an 18-wheeler, RAINDANCE combines frantic hardcore with bone-crushing heavy rock and roll to create a sound very much their own. Drawing influence from all the best parts of CONVERGE, EVERY TIME I DIE, BLACKLISTED and DISEMBODIED, the band’s newest release, NEW
BLOOD, is a must listen for any fan of no-holds-barred heavy music.

Recorded by Jay Maas at The Getaway Group (DEFEATER, NO TRIGGER, HAVE HEART), NEW BLOOD is 6 songs of brutal intensity. Frontman Sean O’Brien’s unique vocal style ranges from eerie, layered spoken delivery to a vicious, venom-soaked roar. His lyrics bear grim images such as these - from Dine With the Devil, a less-than-positive examination of the music industry: shove your tongue right down my throat / taste the blood from these rusty notes / black tied love affairs / cocaine and electric chairs. Clocking in at just over twenty minutes, NEW BLOOD is a perfect introduction to RAINDANCE for new listeners, and is sure to please old fans as well.

Though still early in their career, the five-piece band, made up of Sean O’Brien (vocals), Dean Forsythe (guitar/vocals), Ninevolt Tarricone (guitar), Ryan Briggs (bass) and Adam Benoit (drums), has already been hard at work. In just a year and a half of existence, they have released the LOVE UNDER THE SUN 7” (GLORY KID RECORDS), a 7” split with ALLOCATION (UGLY AND PROUD RECORDS) and a self-released digital EP, as well as completed several tours spanning the US and Europe. Now they stand ready to deliver NEW BLOOD digitally and on vinyl via ANIMAL STYLE RECORDS.

Get on board or get out of the road, RAINDANCE is coming your way.
Laureate, an up-and-coming Montreal-based four piece, have somehow managed to harness all the crucial elements of what was so essential about ‘90s punk rock: Marshall stacks, obligatory backing vocals, lyrics about girls, Samiam worship, a cute bass player and synchronized jumps. less
Venue Information:
The Sinclair
52 Church St
Cambridge, MA, 02138