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Re: NORDIC FEST 2011 - Wepage up and first bands announced!

Postby Brad-K » Wed Jun 08, 2011 0:18

Any Klank News Yet?!
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Re: NORDIC FEST 2011 - Wepage up and first bands announced!

Postby BassOvercast » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:30

Brad-K wrote:Any Klank News Yet?!


Who's Klank?
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Re: NORDIC FEST 2011 - Wepage up and first bands announced!

Postby Brad-K » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:49

BassOvercast wrote:
Brad-K wrote:Any Klank News Yet?!


Who's Klank?


:shock: Who's Klank?!!!



Klank is the dude and band that for decades I was NOT into AT ALL, until we hung with them at C-stone 07, and they closed out the festival in the Sanctuary tent. It was a show I'll never forget. It was the first time I actually had FUN in like 10 years (after my own hellish tragedy in 97). (And though I was video taping [two camera's] and recording it while operating the fog machine, and providing emergency roadie assistance [you can say I was multitasking], it was the only band I was wishing I was just watching and enjoying) While every other band had a bunch of metalheads headbanging a little, and mostly doing the "arms-folded-checking-it-out" thing, KLANK just had the entire house rocking and headbanging and just having a big, cathartic, unified BLAST.

Since then, I KNEW KLANK should play NF......And THIS is the time. ....oh yes...this is the time.

Klank has been around FOREVER, has been on many of the greatest Christian albums EVER, has literally been through a living hell (the brutal, nightmarish murder of his brother), then through another terrible tragedy (the terrible death of Annie and Mandy's [pibs] brother, as well as Black Widow's husband), has made a comeback, and clearly DESERVES to close out the very last Nordic Fest.

No doubt about it, I AM RIGHT about this, and it would be a crime and a tragedy and a downright SIN if this fails to happen.
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Re: NORDIC FEST 2011 - Wepage up and first bands announced!

Postby Farlig-K » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:33

Kewl - now I know the history about Klank and the Schertz's as well! :D Didn't know the family was so closely knit...
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Re: NORDIC FEST 2011 - Wepage up and first bands announced!

Postby BassOvercast » Wed Jun 08, 2011 14:27

Brad-K wrote:
BassOvercast wrote:
Brad-K wrote:Any Klank News Yet?!


Who's Klank?


:shock: Who's Klank?!!!



Klank is the dude and band that for decades I was NOT into AT ALL, until we hung with them at C-stone 07, and they closed out the festival in the Sanctuary tent. It was a show I'll never forget. It was the first time I actually had FUN in like 10 years (after my own hellish tragedy in 97). (And though I was video taping [two camera's] and recording it while operating the fog machine, and providing emergency roadie assistance [you can say I was multitasking], it was the only band I was wishing I was just watching and enjoying) While every other band had a bunch of metalheads headbanging a little, and mostly doing the "arms-folded-checking-it-out" thing, KLANK just had the entire house rocking and headbanging and just having a big, cathartic, unified BLAST.

Since then, I KNEW KLANK should play NF......And THIS is the time. ....oh yes...this is the time.

Klank has been around FOREVER, has been on many of the greatest Christian albums EVER, has literally been through a living hell (the brutal, nightmarish murder of his brother), then through another terrible tragedy (the terrible death of Annie and Mandy's [pibs] brother, as well as Black Widow's husband), has made a comeback, and clearly DESERVES to close out the very last Nordic Fest.

No doubt about it, I AM RIGHT about this, and it would be a crime and a tragedy and a downright SIN if this fails to happen.


You can't blame me for not knowing then. I've never been to Cornerstone. I live in Australia.

Just listening to the song now. Quite catchy and likable indeed. I've always wondered myself why metalheads mostly just stand there, arms folded. It doesn't make sense. Even if I'm watching Funeral Doom... as slow as it is... I make sure I headbang. Even if it's one bang of the head every 4 seconds or so.
That's why I enjoyed seeing Suicidal Tendencies live. It was the first gig in my life where I was surrounded by people that just wanted to mosh around and have fun. Even Tesla live in America was a surprisingly non-mobile crowd.
Metal heads confuse me?
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Re: NORDIC FEST 2011 - Wepage up and first bands announced!

Postby Brad-K » Wed Jun 08, 2011 20:32

Well, there's a lot more than C-stone involved.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klank

Klank
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Klank

Daren Diolosa playing at Klank's comeback show July 1 at Cornerstone Festival 2007.
Background information
Origin New York City, New York, USA
Genres Industrial metal
Heavy metal
Years active 1994–2001, 2007–present
Labels Tooth and Nail Records
SmokeDogg Productions
Associated acts Circle of Dust
Argyle Park
LVL
Celldweller
Website http://www.myspace.com/klanknation
Members
Daren "Klank" Diolosa
Danny "Ducci" Owsley
Pat Servedio
Eric Wilkins
Charlie Parker
Past members
Ray Scheuring
Mike Nicosia
Carl Weaver
John Zaletel

Klank is the nickname for New York City-based musician Daren Diolosa and the name of Diolosa's band. Diolosa formed Klank in the mid 90's when he was a member of industrial metal band Circle of Dust, for whom Klank was a guitarist. Klank initially shared Circle of Dust's classification as industrial metal, routinely exhibiting Diolosa's characteristic guttural growl, but later releases developed a more melodic, heavy dance groove sound. Klank achieved a ranking on the Top 40 CMJ charts in 2000 with the song Blind.
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1 Biography
1.1 Early years as Circle of Dust guitarist
1.2 Still Suffering, 1996–1998
1.3 Numb, 1999–2000
1.4 In Memory Of...
1.5 NUMB...Reborn
2 Discography
3 References
4 External links

[edit] Biography
[edit] Early years as Circle of Dust guitarist

Klank got his start as guitarist for Circle of Dust, a notable ground-breaker in Christian industrial metal formed by Scott Albert in 1990. In 1994 Klank began to expand beyond Circle of Dust by releasing a handful of early solo tracks on compilations, playing live with hardcore metal band Six Feet Deep, and working with The Blamed on their album 21. It was through that experience that Klank met Brandon Ebel, president of Klank's future record label, Tooth & Nail Records. Also in 1994, Klank contributed vocals to the album Misguided by Argyle Park. Legal and financial troubles at Circle of Dust's record label caused the touring lineup of Circle of Dust to break up in 1995, at which point Klank began to work on his first solo record.
[edit] Still Suffering, 1996–1998

In 1995, Klank signed with Tooth & Nail for the release of his first album, Still Suffering. He gained some notoriety at the time by signing the contract in his own blood, which he explained as a signifier that he took his contract and his band very seriously. Still Suffering featured production and programming by Scott Albert, and Buka of Argyle Park contributed guest lyrics and vocals. The music was very similar to the industrial metal and industrial rock stylings of Circle of Dust, with the first four songs on the album originally having been written for Circle of Dust.[1] Klank cited death metal and groove metal bands Fear Factory and Machine Head as influences. The album's lyrics bluntly discussed real life issues such as child abuse, betrayal, and religious doubt.


The single "Downside", released on Tooth & Nail's first Songs from the Penalty Box compilation, was released as a remix EP with several remixes done by Albert. Additionally, Klank recorded a cover of Stryper's "The Way" in 1996 for a tribute album released by Flying Tart Records.[2] Klank performed at several Cornerstone Festivals during the mid- and late 1990s. The touring lineup at the time consisted of guitarists Mike Nicosia and Carl Weaver and drummer Eric Wilkins, formerly of rapcore group Every Day Life (EDL).[1]
[edit] Numb, 1999–2000

Diolosa released the album Numb in 1999 through his own label SmokeDogg Productions. Numb showed Klank's versatility and melodic sensibilities, and the band dubbed their new style as "Dancy Aggressive Dark Electronically Influenced Groove". Numb did quite well for an independent release, and it was eventually re-released by Progressive Arts Media in 2000 with an altered track listing. The video for the first single off the album, "Blind", appeared on MuchMusic.

Klank appeared as a guest on a couple of albums that same year. He contributed lead vocals to the song "Silhouette of Rage" on the sophomore Argyle Park album Suspension of Disbelief, and also lent lead vocals to the song "So Alive" by 54, a synthpop side project of Klank's band.
[edit] In Memory Of...

After the release of Numb, band members took a hiatus to start families and explore other musical ventures. Klank began working with Ringling Brothers Circus as a transportation manager and show welder and steel fabricator. Diolosa continued recording material over the years, and stockpiled more than 100 songs. In July 2007, Klank played a surprise show at the at Cornerstone Festival in Bushnell, Illinois and concurrently released a new EP, titled In Memory Of ..., which collected a few rarities from Klank's earlier years as well as six new songs.
[edit] NUMB...Reborn

NUMB...Reborn was released on April 20, 2010. It consisted of 15 tracks which included 3 remixes and guest appearances from Jim Chaffin, Larry Farkas and Mike Phillips. NUMB...Reborn finds KLANK returning to their roots with a straight up, guitar driven, aggressively heavy release. Songs like Don't Count Me Out, Blind, D.F.L. and The Rules are a few examples of the raw heaviness and aggression, while songs like Broken, God? and So Very Real give the band's melodic side a chance to shine through.
[edit] Discography

Albums and EPs

Still Suffering (1996, Tooth & Nail Records)
Downside Remixes EP (1997, Tooth & Nail Records)
Numb (1999 SmokeDogg Productions)
Numb (re-issue) (2000, Progressive Arts Music, alternate track listing)
In Memory Of... EP (2007)
Numb...Reborn (2010)

Compilation appearances

Demo-lition II (1994, R.E.X. Records) – "Animosity (demo)"
Can You Dig It? III (1994, R.E.X. Records) – "Animosity (demo)"
Sweet Family Music: A Tribute to Stryper (1996, Flaying Tart Records) – "The Way" (cover of Stryper)
Tooth & Nail Records Sampler Vol. 3 (1996, Tooth & Nail Records) - "Downside"
Songs from the Penalty Box (1997, Tooth & Nail Records) - "Downside"
4th Anniversary Box Set (1997, Tooth & Nail Records) - "Downside"
Audiomata 1.0 (1999 Flaming Fish Music) - "Blind"
Runnin' With the Devil - a Tribute to Van Halen (2000 Progressive Arts Music) – "I'll Wait" (cover of Van Halen)
The Classics Hard (2004 Tooth & Nail Records) - "Downside"

Guest appearances

The Blamed – 21 (1994, Tooth & Nail Records)
Argyle Park – Misguided (1995, R.E.X. Records)
AP2 – Suspension of Disbelief (2000, Tooth & Nail Records)
54 - "So Alive" on Audiomata 2.0 (2000 Flaming Fish Music)
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Re: NORDIC FEST 2011 - Wepage up and first bands announced!

Postby BassOvercast » Thu Jun 09, 2011 14:45

Yeah... that's a lot of stuff. But I don't follow Tooth and Nail. Never have. It's not surprising therefor that I hadn't heard of them.
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Re: NORDIC FEST 2011 - Wepage up and first bands announced!

Postby Brad-K » Thu Jun 09, 2011 19:51

Well I don't know or care about this label or that. I just know that if you haven't been privy to Scott Albert/Klay Scott/Circle of Dust/Klank/Celldweller...etc...etc....etc.... you've been serious;y deprived for a very long time.
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Re: NORDIC FEST 2011 - Wepage up and first bands announced!

Postby BassOvercast » Fri Jun 10, 2011 14:39

Brad-K wrote:Well I don't know or care about this label or that. I just know that if you haven't been privy to Scott Albert/Klay Scott/Circle of Dust/Klank/Celldweller...etc...etc....etc.... you've been serious;y deprived for a very long time.


Well. You have to realise... I'm a funeral doomer. I'm so lost in hour long songs... that anything shorter than 10 minutes... just doesn't feel right.
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Re: NORDIC FEST 2011 - Wepage up and first bands announced!

Postby Brad-K » Fri Jun 10, 2011 14:57

BassOvercast wrote:
Brad-K wrote:Well I don't know or care about this label or that. I just know that if you haven't been privy to Scott Albert/Klay Scott/Circle of Dust/Klank/Celldweller...etc...etc....etc.... you've been serious;y deprived for a very long time.


Well. You have to realise... I'm a funeral doomer. I'm so lost in hour long songs... that anything shorter than 10 minutes... just doesn't feel right.


Well, I'm a 'speed funeral doomer' myself. ...Same thing, but as a time-saving mechanism. :P
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Re: NORDIC FEST 2011 - Wepage up and first bands announced!

Postby BassOvercast » Fri Jun 10, 2011 15:03

Brad-K wrote:
BassOvercast wrote:
Brad-K wrote:Well I don't know or care about this label or that. I just know that if you haven't been privy to Scott Albert/Klay Scott/Circle of Dust/Klank/Celldweller...etc...etc....etc.... you've been serious;y deprived for a very long time.


Well. You have to realise... I'm a funeral doomer. I'm so lost in hour long songs... that anything shorter than 10 minutes... just doesn't feel right.


Well, I'm a 'speed funeral doomer' myself. ...Same thing, but as a time-saving mechanism. :P


hahaha! Good call. :P
But no. Until you showed me Klank, I hadn't heard anything from any of those three bands.
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