Durden Agency artist Josh Carples has posted some film updates, including information on the upcoming zombie film Gut Munchers, which was written and directed by Jason Snellgrove of the band Neon Liars.
It has been just over two years since Montgomery’s own Hail the Titans held their first performance. In that time, the band has recorded and released a full-length album, recorded a follow-up EP and performed in 12 states and Washington, D.C. On Dec. 7, they will perform their 100th show at Head on the Door in Montgomery.
The show begins at 10 p.m. and is for ages 21 and up. Atlanta-based R_Garcia will open. There is no cover charge. Head on the Door is located at 5028 Vaughn Rd.
The following day, Hail the Titans will be part of this year’s Hijacking Music Festival in Atlanta. The festival is being held at 529 in East Atlanta Village beginning at 3 p.m. Other bands on the festival this year include Nigredo, Jungol, Swank Sinatra, the Sneaky Hand, Phychedubasaurus Rex, Tricil, Cusses, Fine Peduncle and Hanzelle.
Today is the official release date of “Ocean (piano version)” by Josh Carples. The song is available through digital retailers, including iTunes and Amazon. It’s also available on Spotify and Josh’s Bandcamp page.
The links, along with the album art and a little background about this version of “Ocean” can be found on his website: JoshCarples.com.
Singer-songwriter, and one-fourth of the band Hail the Titans, Josh Carples has recorded a piano version of his song “Ocean,” originally found on his second solo album “The Final Scene,” which was released in 2010.
The song is being released as a digital single, available on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at most digital retailers, including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and more.
Seven artists from the tri-county area will have their work on display this Thursday at the “Löwbraü Art Collective Show” being held at Head on the Door in Montgomery. The art show begins at 6:30, and the venue is for ages 21 and up. It is free to enter.
The artists whose work will be on display include Hillary Andrews, Michelle Dopson, David C. Rohn, Kevin Sanders, Ashley Smith, Kevin Spotswood and David Vollmer.
“This area truly has some unique and inspiring artists,” said Hillary Andrews, the event organizer. “I appreciate the staff of Head on the Door for supporting local artists.”
This is the fourth art show that Head on the Door has held. Previous shows displayed various art mediums, including photography, graphic design, paintings and folk art.
Atlanta Music Guide reviews Hail the Titans' Nophest performance
Atlanta Music Guide reviewed and photographed many of the bands at this year’s Nophest in Atlanta, GA.
"The progressive breakdowns are intense exercises in noise rock, blending haunted house music with video game melodies over insane shredding and drum beats that change time signatures like Carrie Bradshaw changes shoes."
Hail the Titans: From Montgomery to Atlanta in 17 Days
If it takes you 17 days to travel from Montgomery to Atlanta, you’re either doing some serious sight-seeing or you may be lost. Unless, of course, you’re in Hail the Titans.
The instrumental band that calls Montgomery home is gearing up for a 17-day tour, starting with a hometown show tomorrow night at AlleyBAR. The tour will take them northeast – all the way up to Brooklyn, NY, and back down the east coast ending in Atlanta.
The band regularly performs all over the Southeast, but this is their first time heading north.
To help make the journey, the band held fundraisers to purchase a new van due to concerns about their older van not being able to make the trek.
The band’s 2012 summer tour will take them to the following places:
Gut Munchers finds producer and gets magazine coverage
The zombie film Gut Munchers has gotten a producer and some recent publicity in a horror magazine.
The film is now being produced by the famed radio DJ known as “Coyote J,” who hosted “The Edge” for 20 years.
With a new producer comes the opportunity to add to the film. Writer and director Jason Snellgrove announced last week that he is working on some new scenes, but no shooting dates have been announced yet.
This Saturday, some of the cast and crew members of the zombie film Gut Munchers will be out at Capitol City Comics in Montgomery, starting at 10 a.m.
The comic store is located on Vaughn Road, near the Rave movie theater.
Writer and director Jason Snellgrove will be in attendance, and copies of the Gut Munchers teaser and posters will be for sale. Graphic artist Patrick Giles will also be in attendance, along with Montgomery’s own River Region Rollergirls, who make an appearance in the upcoming full length film.
Radio personality Robbie Raggs will be there broadcasting all day, and the event also coincides with Free Comic Book Day and the opening weekend of the Avengers movie.
The official poster for the zombie film Gut Munchers has been released. The poster was created by Patrick Giles. More information on the film can be found on the official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/gutmunchersmovie
New Josh Carples song to debut during Gut Munchers interview on Ragg Radio today
Today on Ragg Radio, a Birmingham-based show hosted by Robbie Raggs, Jason Snellgrove will be discussing the Gut Munchers trailer and the new song by Josh Carples, “Zombie Gingivitis,” will also debut.
Last Thursday at their show at It’ll Do Tavern in Montgomery, AL, Breaking Aim and The Rhythm spoke with The Local Scene about original music in their hometown. Check the link for the story and an accompanying video.
The upcoming zombie film Gut Munchers is set to include a new song by singer-songwriter (and Hail the Titans member) Josh Carples. In an announcement today, writer and director Jason Snellgrove called the track, titled “Zombie Gingivitis,” “beyond awesome.”
"When Snellgrove commissioned me to write an acoustic song for the film, he told me to make it cheesy," said Carples. "That’s the mindset behind ‘Zombie Gingivitis.’"
Gut Munchers is currently in editing. An official release date has not been set.
The film is being produced by our sister agency, Did You Bury It? Productions.
Breaking Aim and The Rhythm announced this morning that the title of their upcoming album is “The Message.” The album will be released on Jan. 20 at Head on the Door in Montgomery, AL. The release show will also feature a performance by The Great American Breakdown from Birmingham, AL.
On Thursday, Head on the Door in Montgomery, AL is hosting an art showing by Pint Bottle Photography, one of our sister agencies. The event is from 6:30 to 11 p.m. and the prints will be for sale. Head on the Door is located at 5028 Vaughn Road.
The Montgomery Advertiser recently sat down with Josh Carples from Hail the Titans to discuss the band and their show with Universal recording artists The Trews from Canada and the Poison Kitchen from Birmingham, AL.
Hail the Titans to play with The Trews and the Poison Kitchen Fri., Dec. 2
AlleyBAR welcomes Canadian Rock Band The Trews Band to perform Dec. 2 with Hail the Titans and the Poison Kitchen
On Dec. 2, AlleyBAR welcomes Canadian rock band The Trews. The band is playing in Montgomery as part of their 2011 U. S. Residency Tour, and will be performing alongside Hail the Titans and the Poison Kitchen.
The show begins at 10 p.m. and there is a $10 cover.
When The Trews graced the cover of Performer Magazine earlier this year, they were called, “without a doubt, the greatest rock band of their generation.” The magazine added, “It’s just a shame that this fact has been lost on U.S. audiences.” The band is seeking to change that.
They are currently touring for “Hope and Ruin,” their fourth studio album released this year on Universal/Bumstead recordings. They recently returned to North America from tours in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Hail the Titans is an instrumental rock band based in Montgomery and performs around the Southeast. Their album “Hymns of Mare Nostrum” also was released this year, and the Capital City Free Press called it “a true musical highlight,” and the Montgomery Advertiser called it “a fantastic mix of music and noise.”
The Poison Kitchen, from Birmingham, describes their sound as “digital, progressive post-rock.” The band recently opened a show for progressive rock band Animals as Leaders at Zydeco in Birmingham.
“We’re truly excited to be able to share the stage with these great bands in our hometown,” said Josh Carples of Hail the Titans. “And we appreciate Alley Bar for allowing diverse, original music to be showcased.”
Breaking Aim and the Rhythm has announced that their new album will be released on Jan. 20, 2012. A release show/party for the new album will be held in Montgomery, AL at Head on the Door that night. The show starts at 10 p.m. There is no cover, and the venue is for ages 21 and up.