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Brothers In Arms

Brothers In Arms

"I sought my soul, but my soul I did not see, I sought my God, but my God eluded me, I sought my brother, and I found all three." - William Blake
Apparently, today is Brothers Day (thanks for the info Snapchat). I don't have any fraternal brothers, but I do have brothers. Let me take you on a little journey into my past. I met my first brother in first grade. Our teacher had us marching around the classroom, for what reason I have no clue, and I thought that I'd be funny and climb up on a desk to show off. Little did I know, the occupant of that desk didn't like it very much and he shouldered me behind the knees and I went tumbling to the floor.

We're Performing Live on 102.5 WDVE - Friday, August 5th

We're Performing Live on 102.5 WDVE - Friday, August 5th

On Friday, August 5th, we're taking over the 102.5 WDVE Studios to unleash "Chasing Hell". We'll be performing the song LIVE on the air in the studio, and the video feed will be streamed live on WDVE's Facebook page. The performance will be around 9:15AM. So tune in via your radios locally, and for our friends elsewhere you can use the iHeart Radio app, or website.

Top Ten Most Influential Albums: Brad

10. In Flames - Soundtrack To Your Escape 

This is not one of the band's most popular albums, but for whatever reason it has sonic ability to put me into a trance of melodic genius. 

9. Shadows Fall - War Within

This album has some of the best metal guitar work that I've ever heard. Shadows Fall is a very underrated band, but their pounding anthems 100% influenced my guitar playing. 

8. Motograter - Motograter

This concept album put the listener head first into a horrific environment of terror. The album builds with suspense and an eerie composition of roller coaster brutality.

7. Motley Crue - Shout at the Devil

The first time that I heard this album I felt like I was doing something wrong, but it kept coming back for more. Dark, raunchy, sexy, and dangerous. What more could a person ask for?

6. Doggystyle - Snoop Dogg

Before I got into rock n' roll,l I was very much into rap. Snoop took the genre to the next level with this album, and is maybe one of the best overall rap albums of all time. 

5. Prince - Purple Rain

Purple Rain! Purple Rain! Who doesn't love singing that song?! Prince is my biggest influence and this album gives you EVERYTHING, R&B to guitar ripping rock n' roll. 

4. Killswitch Engage - Disarm the Descent

I can easily say that this was the most excited I had ever been while awaiting an album release. Every song is perfection, every song is an anthem. I already can't wait for their next one!

3. Killswitch Engage - The End of Heartache

This album infused me for the first time with the concept of brutal, hard pounding sections of songs leading to an ultimate soaring anthem of melody, which stopped me in my tracks. Heavy plus melodic will always equal a perfect song. 

2. Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power

Pantera changed metal music with this album, led by the ripping guitar playing of Dimebag Darrell, whom I can hands down define as my guitar hero. Who needs coffee when this record is so intense?

1. 36Crazyfists - Rest Inside the Flames

Heavy and catchy; power and swift. This record is full of emotion which takes you on a ride from each end of that spectrum. This band is an underdog in the metal community, which strikes a chord with me and my journey. This band isn't well known, but this band holds respect with some of the top acts in the new wave of American heavy metal.