Watch: THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT Covers MEGADETH’s ‘Symphony Of Destruction’ At Des Moines Concert4 min read
Movie of THE L.I.F.E. Venture, the musical meeting of minds concerning Grammy-nominated STONE Bitter guitarist Josh Rand and PARALANDRA vocalist/guitarist Casandra Carson, executing a address of MEGADETH‘s “Symphony Of Destruction” throughout its concert Thursday evening (August 4) at xBk Are living in Des Moines, Iowa can be noticed beneath. Also available is a pre-display audio interview with Andy Corridor of the Des Moines radio station Lazer 103.3.
THE L.I.F.E. Venture will aid ALICE IN CHAINS, BREAKING BENJAMIN and BUSH on around a dozen U.S. dates afterwards this month.
THE L.I.F.E. Challenge produced its are living debut on April 30 at The Riff in Springfield, Missouri. Becoming a member of Rand and Carson at the gig were keyboardist/backing vocalist Diana Weishaar, bassist Jaron Gulino and drummer Celestino Ramirez.
Many days prior to the display, Carson commented on social media: “It really is outrageous to assume that Josh and I began creating songs with each other 2 Yrs in the past and we’re last but not least taking having it to the stage! I couldn’t be happier with the individuals we’ve picked out to be a part of us on this journey. Unquestionably outstanding musicians and all about wonderful human beings (just one of which I could be a minor biased in direction of).”
In a current job interview with HardDrive Radio‘s Lou Brutus, Rand said about THE L.I.F.E. Venture: “In a feeling, it was just something that I started out undertaking a few of many years back, just producing tunes myself. And then I just decided I wished to get a feminine vocalist, basically, to get the job done on these music and sing on them. And I observed Casandra via a mutual buddy — in fact, STONE Sour‘s A&R individual, Dave Rath — and we strike it off. And then we have just been working on things for the very last two yrs kind of just below and there. Obviously, with COVID and all that stuff heading on in the world, it genuinely limited heading out, so you will find really not been a motivation to do that up until recently. So now we’re gonna end up staying a full band and essentially enjoy our initial demonstrate, which I’m genuinely thrilled about eventually finding back again out there. ‘Cause for me, it is really been a little bit, I guess — like, three yrs — given that I’ve been on a stage.
“So, that is truly what it truly is about,” he ongoing. “It is really just me musically striving diverse things, but also acquiring again to where by I initially came from, as considerably as my musical journey. So it is kind of finding again to my roots and just having pleasurable with it. Which is what THE L.I.F.E. Challenge is for me — it’s a unique motor vehicle to specific myself, I guess, artistically with really no boundaries, but leaning a lot more in direction of, musically, I imagine, coming at it as an educated teenager. What I imply by that is it can be the hearth of that teen — that push, that design of music that I was enjoying 30 decades ago — but now accomplishing it with the experience, the expertise and all that. So it is really variety of like revisiting the previous, in a way, or heading residence in some means.”
THE L.I.F.E. Challenge launched a new four-tune EP, titled “Huge F.O.U.R.”, in March through Bloodblast. The assortment functions a clutch of go over versions, 1 each from large music’s revolutionary icons METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX.
Rand beforehand mentioned about the EP: “Recording a ‘Big F.O.U.R.’ address EP is one thing that I have desired to do for a incredibly extremely prolonged time, and previous tumble I determined to at last do it with THE L.I.F.E. Venture.
“Without these four bands (METALLICA, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX and SLAYER),my musical job would not be wherever it is now. In some strategies, you could say this task is having to pay homage to them or, how I see it, a return to where by it all started off in my parents’ house as a teen trying to learn just a piece of the audio.
“Each and every of the four tunes that I picked had been pivotal in my progress as a musician, regardless of whether it was discovering the intro to ‘One’ on guitar, drums on ‘Symphony [Of Destruction]’ or bass traces in ‘Caught In A Mosh’.
“This EP was a genuine adore and passion task for myself. I come to feel I captured the vibe and the spirit of the first but with THE L.I.F.E. Project sound. Hopefully you listen to it also!”
Stylistically, THE L.I.F.E. Project is a fluid blend of typical metal sensibility and Rand‘s penchant for pushing the boundaries of up to date hefty.
THE L.I.F.E. Project‘s debut self-titled EP arrived out in the summer season of 2021 and is readily available exclusively by way of the band’s webstore or by using the Nuclear Blast shop.
Josh and Casandra‘s debut single, “The Nothingness”, was featured on many significant playlists throughout streaming platforms, like Rock Tough on Spotify, Breaking Metal on Apple Tunes, Crack As a result of Rock on Amazon and Metallic Radar on Deezer. “The Nothingness” was also provided on SiriusXM Octane‘s “Check Travel” display on release.