NewsJuly 31, 2018 6:04 PM ET4,185 views

Death Ray Vision (Killswitch Engage) set to record new album

Death Ray Vision band
photo by Jason Zucco
Official press release: Nearly five years after the release of We Ain't Leavin' Till You're Bleedin, Massachusetts old-school hardcore fashioned Death Ray Vision have been finalizing their sophomore effort, Negative Mental Attitude. Recording will begin in September at Mad Oak Studio, where the band previously recorded their first five-song EP Get Lost or Get Dead, once again with producer Benny Grotto at the helm. A release is scheduled for late 2018 on Bullet Tooth. "It's a playful jab at the hardcore scene, in a way", bassist Mike D'Antonio states about the album title. "There's a lot of people who preach a 'positive mental attitude' and they practice anything but that." The title also succinctly represents the band's current direction which deviates from their previous "go old-school or go home" approach. "We don't really have a lot of good moods on this one", guitarist Pete Cortese continues, "it's a little more morose, melodic, and to say that it will be 'our finest work to date' would be a little too positive for the angle we're going for". In addition to songwriting, the band also had line-up changes along the way with vocalist Brian Fair and guitarist Zack Wells making their exit due to family and relocation across the country. "It makes more sense for the guys to have someone local and available at all times," states Fair. "Now that I live in St. Louis doing the Married with Children thing, it became increasingly tougher to make things work out logistically." With the departure of Fair comes new vocalist Jeff Gard, formerly of Boston-based Chuggernaut. Gard offers a tremendous vocal range which provoked a shift in style. The transition happened quickly as D'Antonio explains, "I was forwarded a song that Jeff sang on, and I immediately wanted him to audition. After two practices, it was an easy choice to make." Amidst broadening their musical horizons, Death Ray Vision commits to keeping an old-school baseline at its core. Drummer, Colin Conway adds, "there will always be speed and aggression in our formula, but instead of presenting a 'tough guy' demeanor, we break through that shell and expose the 'tragic hero' within." Death Ray Vision consists of members and ex-members of Killswitch Engage, Overcast, Cannae, Seemless and Soul Remnants.


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anonymous 7/31/2018 3:26:06 PM

What a gay band name.

Rick____Tocchet 7/31/2018 3:40:39 PM

So there are more ex bands listed than dudes in the photo. Ok. Cool.

anonymous 7/31/2018 4:32:46 PM

It's 2018 and Josh Grabelle is still trying to rip bands off.

anonymous 7/31/2018 5:03:59 PM

lol at Josh Grabelle.

anonymous 7/31/2018 5:16:12 PM

Brian Fair moved to St Louis? That's odd

anonymous 7/31/2018 7:39:54 PM


anonymous 7/31/2018 8:09:22 PM

who's the hot chick on the left

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anonymous 8/1/2018 6:04:40 AM

Hey guys this is Ben Weinman, former guitar player from The Dillinger Escape Plan current guitar player for Suicidal Tendencies. If you guys need a fill in guitar player, I am available.

anonymous 8/1/2018 6:05:42 AM

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anonymous 8/1/2018 6:06:24 AM

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anonymous 8/1/2018 7:05:37 AM

I bet the album could be good if they fired all these people and then hired different people and theeeeen made an album announcement. just saying.

anonymous 8/1/2018 8:34:22 AM

Death Ray Vision is a horrible band name but what do you expect from a bunch of clowns too scared to c-m in my ass

anonymous 8/1/2018 9:42:06 AM

The only reason anyone cared in the first place (and they didn't care much) was because Fair was in the band. The album was fcking terrible.

anonymous 8/1/2018 9:54:41 AM

Cant wait for this to come out thru Butter Tooth Records

anonymous 8/1/2018 4:05:48 PM

Can't wait till deathcore jons pop up at billings date to punch everyone in the throat from top tier metal core double stacks with cemetery mesh shorts on and long cut tanks that are 3 x to big. LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL LLLLLLL

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