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And The Haven Will Rock, 10-5-2012

Posted in Local Bands Orlando, Local Venues, Music and Life with tags , , , , , on October 10, 2012 by rosesopinion

***  KILL THE SOUND  ***

A few months ago, arriving at the show late as always, we caught the tail-end of Kill The Sound’s set and said to ourself , “we have got to see more of this band”.    And on Friday night, Maniacal Mojo gave us that opportunity when they once again rocked The Haven with a stellar line up kicked off by Kill The Sound.  

After listening to Kim and Milka’s unique vocals and the band’s finely tuned (self-described) alternative / garage band sounds, it is hard to believe that they have only been together about seven months.  Kill The Sound is;  Kim Acoustic – vocals; Alex Abbott – guitar; Brent Talbert – drums; Ally Sosa – bass; Milka Ramos – lead guitar and vocals.  Kim  graciously chatted with us for a few minutes outside the club; she explained that although the band is relatively new, she has worked in different projects with each of the current members. 

While Rose generally leans toward the darker side, we can’t help but feel great listening to “Alive”, “Locked Down” and “Super Duper”.   Kim says that each song is written to stand out and carry it’s own postive message, and we’d have to agree.  Check out Kill The Sound’s music at And since this band is playing their asses off  from Tampa to Gainesville and every where in between, there is no reason that you can’t catch them live. (Unless, of course you are one of our readers in another state or another country).  Kill The Sound is scheduled to be back at The Haven for the Halloween show on October 27th. 



And then there’s Another Life Spared…. a band that always delivers great sounds to their fans.  Their energy keeps them in constant motion all over the stage, and keeps the crowd engaged show after show.  (The only problem is that it’s tough to get a decent picture.  They just move too damn fast!)  Listening to “Cataclysm” while writing this post and realized that we must get a copy of this EP as soon as possible…and you should too!  “” Cataclysm” is one of our favorites from the works of ALS.  From the beginning guitar chords to the amazing contrast of the vocals, it’s just one of those perfect songs that stays in your head for days after you’ve heard it.  Another Life Spared will be at Insomniacs next week and back at The Haven on October 27th.



 Born From Ashes must be one of busiest bands in Central Florida. They’re always up to something; radio spots, awesome videos, writing new songs, lots of shows, and oh yeah the Evermore Sound Battle of the Bands, Round 3 – Week 10.  Can’t wait for this round tonight.  BFA will be competing with some other pretty cool local bands, but we know who’s gonna tear it up!   If you haven’t already…. check out their video for “Pressure” and their Facebook page.  Get ready to hit the “Like” button, ’cause we know you will. 



Rose is a bit of an industrial junkie… and Human Factors Lab feeds the need.  While the band travelled and spent time in the studio working on their upcoming CD “The Blade”  we’ve been here patiently awaiting their return to a stage in Orlando.  And it was worth the wait… the sparks fly with Malice, Seven rampages around the stage, Sunni on guitar looms over like a big storm cloud, and Darq commands the  drums.  What more could you want?  Nothing, because what you get is something really incredible from a small group, with the sound of an industrial strength army.   “The Blade” may be the CD we are most looking forward to this year.  We know the music is gonna be killer, and with Brilliant Engine doing the artwork and the behind the scenes video, it’s definitely gonna look friggin’ awesome.  In the meantime, we don’t mind playing The Art of Suicide over and over again.   


Really Good Mojo … at The Haven

Posted in Local Bands Orlando, Local Venues, Music and Life with tags , , , , , on August 8, 2012 by rosesopinion

Maniacal Mojo pulled out all the stops and delivered another powerhouse show at The Haven Saturday night.  ( Mr Pinder…. you surely got your mojo workin’. )  The night gave us a line up of five very different bands.  If there was anyone there who couldn’t find something to bang their head to, they just need to stay the hell home.

Unfortunately, we missed Kill the Sound, but we have been paying attention … listening to “Locked Down” as we write this post.  If you missed them too… Check them out on Facebook, at, or at The Social on August 16th and Club 57 on August 17th.   

oooo Auditory Armory oooo 

We have known for quite some time that April Montallana is an extremely versatile musician, and we had been hearing alot of good stuff about Auditory Armory.  So, we made the run from another show at the HoB out to The Haven on this Saturday night with the specific intention to see what Auditory Armory is all about.  Already into her first song, we were greeted at the door by a mesmerizing, progressive sound that drew us immediately to the stage.  Fields of Glass bandmates Justice, Dennis, and Oscar joined April for the live set.  The CD,  “Anomoly” was released in March of this year and was recorded as a two piece project with April on cello, guitar, keyboard and vocals.  We picked up a copy and have been listening every since.  The songs and music inspire quite a range of emotions.  Auditory Armory is the perfect showcase for the depth and intensity of April’s talents.  Can’t wait to see and hear more…


oooo Familiar Sin oooo

The name is so fitting.  Their sound is very familiar in all the right ways.  CJ, Josh, Chris, and Caveman bring you raw hard rock/metal in its most classic form updated by their own style, and exactly what a hard ass band should be.  They offered a great set, with April Montallana and cello guesting on a song or two.  Check them out on Facebook, or or  You can bet, this is one “Sin” we won’t be asking forgiveness for.


oooo Born From Ashes oooo

Hell ya! Born From Ashes! We so enjoy seeing this band.  Not only are they awesome on stage, they’re friendly and fun guys off stage.  They bring it on like a speeding locomotive with their own brand of alternative metal.  Great vocal blends and solid music.  An alternative metal band that covers Billy Joel’s  “Pressure” …. now that’s a stretch….. and it’s a really good cover!  Born From Ashes is set to return to The Haven on August 24th.

oooo Meka Nism! Meka Nism! Meka Nism! oooo 

What more can be said about this  group of sound artisans lead by the most dramatic, audacious, streak of pure energy you will ever see grace any Central Florida stage.  As always, Ms. Meka brought you up, pulled you down, and pummeled your soul with her incredible vocals and dramatic stage presence.  This band is an eclectic mix of  components that are as amazing to watch as they are to hear.  In a little girl’s room chat, we learned that they will soon be on tour in Japan.  But, fear not, their new recording should be available to us before they go….(this way we won’t miss them so much here at home while they’re out and about in the big world).    Ms. Rose’s favorite moment of the night; being able to get on stage with Meka Nism….priceless. 

Thank you Clint Pinder and Maniacal Mojo for bringing such great shows together.  You Rock!  So, what kinda mojo are we in for next, you ask?  Be at The Haven on August 24th for The Mouth Of Mojo!

And don’t forget to check out the Reclaimed Strings Project. 

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