02. I Give My Life
05. Forever And A Day
06. This Curse Of Days
07. Middle Fingers
08. Nosotros Controlamos Todo
10. Don't Piss On My Neck And Tell Me It's Raining
11. This Is Not The End
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Death For Life
Death By Stereo
Balancing chaos and consciousness is no easy feat, and few bands will ever do it as well as Death By Stereo has on the astonishing new disc Death For Life. Brutal and brutally honest, the set's eleven songs come swinging at you like a bag of bricks as they embrace the extremities of hardcore and the fluid riffs of metal.
"We fought it out and found out what we want to be," says vocalist Efrem Schulz. "We're still here, still fighting, still pissed and not pulling any punches. And while we may be into some pissed off music -- at the same time we want to party."
Death For Life
Death By Stereo
Produced, Mixed, and Recorded by The Factory (Fred Archambault and Bruce MacFarlane)
*Additional Vocals on "Entombed We Collide" and "This is Not the End"
by M. Shadows/ M. Shadows appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
All Music & Lyrics Written by: Death by Stereo -- *Additional Writing on "Entombed We Collide" by Mark Renk. -- Recorded at Sound City, Ton Recording, and The Scene. -- Mixed at Ton Recording and Al's Hobby Shop. -- Assistant Engineer at Sound City: Pete Martinez -- Strings and Programming by Scott Gilman -- Vocal Coach: Mark Renk -- Drum Tech: Gardner Knutson -- Live Samples by Derek Whitacre -- Mastered by John Golden -- Art Direction, Artwork & Design: Paul A. Romano, workhardened.com -- Band Photo by: www.micahsmith.net -- Management: Nick John for Sanctuary Artist Management -- Booking: Jeremy Holgerson at The Agency Group (US)/ Tobbe Lorentz at The Agency Group (International), Duncan Blair at Union Touring (Canada) -- Legal: Larry Jacobson
Death By Stereo would like to thank:
All the Fans, all of our Families & Friends, the Bands we've toured with, Nick John, Rick Sales & Andrew Stuart @ Sanctuary Management, Brett Gurewitz, Jeff Abarta, Dave Hansen, Hilary Okun, Hector Martinez, Alexis Henry, Marlene Guidara, Jen Santoro, & Everyone @ Epitaph Los Angeles, Ferry Verhorst @ Epitaph Europe, Tony & Keith @ Epitaph Canada, Fred Archambault, Bruce McFarlane, Berko Pearce, Larry Jacobson, Brian Schall, Bogner Amps, Mates Cartage, Shivaun, Pete, & everyone @ Sound City, Josh & Ton, Wyckyd Sceptre, Amy Rynne, Josh Achziger, Mudrock, David Spreng, Rick @ Parson's Audio, Daniel Mendez, Wally Gagel, Michael Penn, Mike Fasano, Shawn @ Pac Radio, Ray Picard, Brooks Wackerman, Sergio Chavez, Chris Bargados, George, Emma & Beth Hennig, Donna Johnson, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Rob Avery, George Tonikian, Roa, John Vaca, Eileen Medina, Everyone @ Rocky Cola Café, Andrew Bower, The Tapping Ninja, Edgar & Andrea Schulz, Sid Dynamite, Brian Vermouth, Phil Phantom, Dave Leon, 2j's, Mikey Rhino, Mark Renk, M. Shadows, Aaron Edge, Paul Miner, Greg Glenn, Micah Smith, Joe Denanon & Everyone @ Imperium 7, Tom Beaujour & Lara Behnert @ Revolver, Aaron & Jonah @ Alternative Press, Law of Inertia, Jeremy Holgerson @ The Agency Group, Paget Williams & Duncan Blair @ Union in Canada, Dave Pollack @ Destiny Tourbooking, Marc @ Mad Booking, Dave Mandel @ Indecision Records, Robbie @ Nephalim, 2.W.C., Jason Upright, Himsa, AFI & Crew, Skinhead Rob, Ron Lomas, The Rev, Vince @ M.E.G., The Black Army of Death, Smashrock, Derek Whitacre, Steven Cordero, Everyone @ Cinderblock. Special thanks to Matt Hyde for working with us on pre-production and for recommending Tyler, and to the Pulley guys (Scott, Mike, Jim & Tony) for their support & understanding.
We greatly appreciate the support of the following individuals & their companies:
Bill @ Pork Pie Percussion, Chad Brandolini @ Vater Sticks, Steve Riskin @ FPE, Rich Mangicaro @ Paiste Cymbals USA, and Danny Zimmerman @ Paiste Europe, Garrison @ DW Drums, Alex Perez @ Fender, Tim McKee & Tien Lawrence @ Mesa Boogie, Jessica Sonquist & Kellie Stoelting @ Seymour Duncan, Paul Muniz @ Digitech, Everyone @ Fernandes Guitars, Matt Masciandaro & Allen Steelgrave @ ESP Guitars, Kurt Soto @ Vans, Mark Gardner @ Volcom, Marty @ Vestal Watches, Paul Hewitt @ Rocketshells, Michelle @ Remo, Chris @ Tour Supply, Rick Zeiler & Adam Grayer @ Jagermeister
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US Rel. Date: 06/07/2005
EU Rel. Date: 06/06/2005
For the most part, they avoid too much of the latter and stick to what they know best – mosh pit inducing aggression. With a crossover style such as this, die-hard fans of either genre might not appreciate the variety, but for those who can get over it, it doesn’t get much better. With a revamped lineup, Death By Stereo will prove itself worthy on the road, as they truly shine in their live performance. The songs on Death For Life will be a welcome addition to their repertoire.
Pennsylvania Daily News
After hearing the 11 track effort, it’s hard to argue with that sentiment. The band still works within the confines of the hardcore genre, but they branch out with more metal and hard rock elements than ever, paving the way for a more full-bodied sound.
Vocalist Efrem Schultz, who looks disturbingly like “Best Week Ever” contributor John Aboud, still screams with the best of them, but he also is trying more clean vocals, to surprisingly good results. Guitarists Dan Palmer and Tito (just Tito) also showed up at recording sessions ready to prove their worth.
“Binge/Purge,” “Entombed We Collide” and “This Curse of Days” are heavy, and “Middle Fingers” is hands down their most devastating song ever. On the other hand, surprising power ballads “Forever and a Day” and “This Is Not An End” offer sentiment without compromise.
“Death For Life” is a landmark recording for the band and one that should help expand its audience.
Average Fan Rating: 4.38