American Me (band)

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American Me
Origin Portland, Oregon, USA
Genres Hardcore punk, metalcore
Years active 2006 (2006)–present
Labels Rise Records
Associated acts It Prevails, The Acacia Strain
Website www.facebook.com/americanme503
Members Brian Blade
Cameron Bledsoe
Joeseph Manning
Duncan Allen
Tony Cornella
Past members Tony Tataje
Aaron Marsh
Scott Walker

American Me is a hardcore punk/heavy metal band from Portland, Oregon that also adds elements of different genres of heavy metal and hip-hop. The band was formed in 2006 and signed with Rise Records in late 2007.[1] The band's music is often described as 'brutal hardcore' and is known for its fast pace and heavy sound.[2]

The band's first studio album, Heat, was released in 2008. The album was greeted with positive reactions from hardcore punk fans, as well as fans of other genres such as heavy metal. They received praise and many reviews from critics for exhibiting a unique, heavier genre of hardcore punk, incorporating elements of conventional hardcore punk and heavy metal with a slight hip-hop edge.[3][4]

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

American Me was formed in Portland, Oregon in 2006 by high school friends, Tony Tataje and Brian Blade after gaining inspiration from the 1990 film of the same name. Originally, the band was a side-project of melodic hardcore band, It Prevails,[5] although it soon became a full-time band in its own right, distinguished by a far heavier sound.

Burglary and hiatus (2009 - 2010)[edit]

In November, 2009 while touring after the release of their second studio album, Siberian Nightmare Machine, the band's tour trailer was burglarized in Antelope, California causing the loss of their equipment and merchandise which prompted the band's year-long hiatus from the music scene.

Reformation and third studio album[edit]

After recovering from their robbery and parting ways with hired touring members, the core members re-formed with new drummer, Duncan Allen and released their third studio album, III on August 14, 2012. Later that fall, the band embarked on a month-long tour of Europe.[6] In August, 2013 the band was added to the "No Way Out Tour" in support of label mates, The Acacia Strain.[7]

Band members[edit]

Timeline[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[5]
  • Demo/EP (2006)
  • Heat (2008)
  • Siberian Nightmare Machine (2009)
  • III (2012)

Videography[edit]

Tours[edit]

  • "Japan Tour" (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rise Records Press Assets". Rise Records. 
  2. ^ "American Me – III Review". rocknreelreviews. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Heat Review". Ultimate Guitar. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Heat Album Review". Sputnik Music. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "American Me, Biography". Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  6. ^ http://lambgoat.com/news/20429/American-Me-It-Prevails-tour-Europe
  7. ^ http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/the_acacia_strain_announce_headlining_tour_with_xibalba_fit_for_an_autopsy

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