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If you are not having fun, the crowd isn't having fun - this sums up the philosophy of Beyond Dishonor. Comprised of five members with very disparate influences, styles and quirks, this stalwart of the resurgent New Jersey Metal scene combines all of those myriad differences between them and, somehow, creates music that is brutal and aggressive enough for the most hardcore of fans and yet groovy enough to be accessible to those on the fringe. Formed in late 2006, Beyond Dishonor has represented one of the few success stories in a very challenging landscape. Much of their success stems from the overwhelming support and praise provided by the many nationally-recognized artists they have supported, including Unearth, Chimaira, August Burns Red, Attack Attack, All Shall Perish, As Blood Runs Black, Winds of Plague, Born of Osiris, The Absence, Carnifex, Suffocation, Emmure, Mushroomhead, Texas in July, Chimaira, This or the Apocalyspe and so many more.rnBeyond Dishonor is an extremely hard-working band, playing 70 shows a year. Their recent full-length, travesty., is a bold, conceptual step for the band. They have attempted to create a wild soundscape that veers just far enough away from the norm in order to capture the attention of today's distractible music listener. The music is wrapped around the lyrics of singer Reese Dunlap, who's literary, filmographic and intellectual obsessiveness pervades each song with hidden meanings, double entendre', and tongue-in-cheek jabs. It is their sense of humor, their unabashed desire to never take themselves too seriously and a high level of talent and experience that has helped shape this 5 piece. Judge for yourself why MySpace Metal called Beyond Dishonor "one of the top ten unsigned metal bands in the USA" and they were a top 10 finalist nationally for the Project Independent Unsigned Band Contest. Raise your glasses!
Unearth, As I Lay Dying, August Burns Red, All Shall Perish, Lamb of God
Mark Morton, Ken Suzi, Matt Fox, Mike Portnoy, Danny Carey, Marco Minneman, pop culture, video games and craft beer.
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