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Title: Birth A.D.
Post by: Conservationist on October 21, 2009, 06:13:57 AM
(http://www.anus.com/metal/about/news/images/birth_a_d-video_shoot.jpg)

1) BIRTH A.D. (http://www.birthad.com/) is shooting a video, and we need your help to pack the club Headhunters and make it as insane as possible.

2) The shoot is Monday, November 9th, from 7-9pm. BIRTH A.D. (http://www.birthad.com/) will play a short set immediately after, so stick around - we need you for that too!

3) FREE BEER - when you show up, say you're there for the video. You'll get a wristband for free beer while it lasts, and well drink specials all evening! **you must be 21 to attend**

4) Bring EVERYONE - we don't care if we know you, and we don't care if you don't know the band. This isn't a private party! Come drink our free beer and be in a video! Tell your friends to do the same!

5) Headhunters (http://www.headhuntersclub.com/) is located at 720 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701 (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=720+Red+River+St,+Austin,+TX+78701&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=43.713406,53.173828&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=720+Red+River+St,+Austin,+Travis,+Texas+78701&t=h&z=16), (512) 236-0188.

Title: Re: BIRTH A.D. video shoot: FREE BEER in Austin, TX
Post by: Conservationist on October 22, 2009, 04:34:22 AM
Birth A.D. video from Japan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewbDVW_ogXM
Title: Re: BIRTH A.D. video shoot: FREE BEER in Austin, TX
Post by: Conservationist on November 03, 2009, 01:52:41 PM
Reminder: This FREE BEER event is next Monday

http://austin.craigslist.org/eve/1450106987.html
http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/ReaderComments/?ContainerID=904084
Title: BIRTH A.D. live in San Antonio, TX
Post by: Conservationist on January 01, 2010, 07:37:53 PM
Just announced - BIRTH A.D. will headline at the Ten Eleven Club in San Antonio on Saturday, January 9th. They will appear in place of HOD, who was forced to cancel. The lineup includes death-thrashers Exmortus, Vektor, and Texas' own Hexlust. Come early, stay late!

http://birthad.com/
Title: Re: BIRTH A.D. live in San Antonio, TX
Post by: Conservationist on July 07, 2010, 07:50:33 AM
Birth A.D. launches store with MP3s, CDs, tshirts and vinyl for sale.

http://birthad.bandcamp.com/
Title: Re: Birth A.D.
Post by: rapidshare on February 02, 2011, 10:19:37 PM
http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2011/02/sign-them-already-birth-a-d/
Title: Re: Birth A.D.
Post by: Conservationist on February 03, 2011, 02:09:49 PM
http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2011/02/sign-them-already-birth-a-d/

Glad Birth A.D. are getting press, but that blog is a hipster magnet. The writer seems to be able to think OK, but most blog posts there are whoring for industry shills and say basically nothing. He should have gotten some training before attempting to "write" also. Hint: it's not about changing up the vocab every two lines to sound like NPR.
Title: Re: Birth A.D.
Post by: Dinaric Leather on February 08, 2011, 10:36:40 AM
The guys in Birth AD are just too damn old for thrash, they don't have that youthful vibe, are from an older generation and it shows in their attitude and aesthetics. If anyone is going to cause a thrash resurgence, it's going to be some 15 to 20 year old kids with a lot of spirit who have no idea what they're doing. This might be cool for you old people but those born in the 90's aren't seeing anything new here.
Title: Re: Birth A.D.
Post by: Cargést on February 08, 2011, 11:49:21 AM
This might be cool for you old people but those born in the 90's aren't seeing anything new here.

Speak for yourself.  I fucking love Birth A.D. (as do all of the Hessians I know).
Title: Re: Birth A.D.
Post by: Consvming Impvlse on February 08, 2011, 08:43:49 PM
The guys in Birth AD are just too damn old for thrash, they don't have that youthful vibe, are from an older generation and it shows in their attitude and aesthetics. If anyone is going to cause a thrash resurgence, it's going to be some 15 to 20 year old kids with a lot of spirit who have no idea what they're doing. This might be cool for you old people but those born in the 90's aren't seeing anything new here.

You're totally right! Bands like Bonded By Blood and Skeletonwitch are going to lead metal to a new Renaissance!
Title: Re: Birth A.D.
Post by: nothingnowhere on February 09, 2011, 05:30:14 AM
This might be cool for you old people but those born in the 90's aren't seeing anything new here.

Speak for yourself.  I fucking love Birth A.D. (as do all of the Hessians I know).

Agreed.
Title: Re: Birth A.D.
Post by: Conservationist on February 09, 2011, 12:34:31 PM
The guys in Birth AD are just too damn old for thrash, they don't have that youthful vibe, are from an older generation and it shows in their attitude and aesthetics. If anyone is going to cause a thrash resurgence, it's going to be some 15 to 20 year old kids with a lot of spirit who have no idea what they're doing. This might be cool for you old people but those born in the 90's aren't seeing anything new here.

I think you're trollsk but in case not: what does the age of the players matter? If they're 15 and it's good, or if they're 45 and it's good, do we care?
Title: Re: Birth A.D.
Post by: Dinaric Leather on February 12, 2011, 04:51:56 PM
I think you're trollsk but in case not: what does the age of the players matter? If they're 15 and it's good, or if they're 45 and it's good, do we care?
I think you're homosk but in case not: I know I may have implied I don't like Birth AD in my post, I do enjoy Birth AD and I think they are reasonably talented musicians. However I believe that Thrash is juvenilia, and the spirit that thrash projects is only possessed by those under 20 or so. What Birth AD has created sounds more like death, speed, and thrash thrown into the blender with an (at least aesthetic) emphasis on the thrash.

By the way, what does trollsk mean to you? I'm not trying to be Mr. I. Conoclast but could it be deliberately disagreeing with the consensus of a particular community? I've been getting similar comments on this forum. I don't see what is so inconceivable about saying I think that people lose a certain spirit after 21 that it has to be some sort of joke or bait.
Title: Re: Birth A.D.
Post by: lord.aspie on February 12, 2011, 05:01:29 PM
I think you're trollsk but in case not: what does the age of the players matter? If they're 15 and it's good, or if they're 45 and it's good, do we care?

 I think that people lose a certain spirit after 21

This merits a new thread.
Title: Re: Birth A.D.
Post by: Levy_Spearmen on February 12, 2011, 05:23:30 PM
Listening to Birth A.D. it sounds like the vocals pull punches. Just listen to the cover of Blow Up the Embassy. Where FIFH had the feel of smoldering your enemies to heat up your bath water, "thrash to show off your cock and AK to the neighbors," since the phallus represents your coming future and the AK is the tool of destruction,  Birth A.D. sounds like their whining and thrashing for mere destruction. DRI would be in the same boat as FIFH and Birth A.D. just falls short of their spirit in this way.
Title: Re: Birth A.D.
Post by: Conservationist on February 12, 2011, 07:22:01 PM
I believe that Thrash is juvenilia, and the spirit that thrash projects is only possessed by those under 20 or so.

I think that people lose a certain spirit after 21

I think it varies with the people.

As far as thrash, nothing lasts forever -- it has to mature. It did with Four of a Kind and now it's time to update it, keeping the spirit alive.

The under-21s don't seem to be doing it, or with a few (like five max) notable exceptions, doing a goddamn thing of note (of quality).

Keep in mind that Bruckner, Beethoven, Schubert, and even Slayer wrote some of their best material after 21. Maturity isn't all bad. If you don't buy into bullshit definitions of maturity being wage-slavery and marrying an idiot and having idiot kids and keeping up with the Joneses, maturity can simply mean applying experience and knowledge to make a project that loses that juvenilia.
Title: Re: Birth A.D.
Post by: Dinaric Leather on February 17, 2011, 10:47:29 AM
I believe that Thrash is juvenilia, and the spirit that thrash projects is only possessed by those under 20 or so.

I think that people lose a certain spirit after 21

I think it varies with the people.

As far as thrash, nothing lasts forever -- it has to mature. It did with Four of a Kind and now it's time to update it, keeping the spirit alive.

The under-21s don't seem to be doing it, or with a few (like five max) notable exceptions, doing a goddamn thing of note (of quality).

Keep in mind that Bruckner, Beethoven, Schubert, and even Slayer wrote some of their best material after 21. Maturity isn't all bad. If you don't buy into bullshit definitions of maturity being wage-slavery and marrying an idiot and having idiot kids and keeping up with the Joneses, maturity can simply mean applying experience and knowledge to make a project that loses that juvenilia.

I think it varies with people as well, when I said after 21 I was just generalizing because thats the point where people tend to take their lives a bit more seriously, or at least take their non-seriousness more seriously.

Four of a Kind isn't usually considered to be on the same level as the dirty rotten LP or dealing with it for a reason, I don't really see it as a matured record, it just got updated with speed metal to make it more palatable. Which is unsurprising because like I said, the thrash spirit tends to fade in ones early 20s so. I know Slayer got even more thrashy after they hit 21 with RIB, but to me, it was an excellent record thats sadly a bit less convincing than No Mercy and Hell Awaits and as we know it was only downhill from there.

Of course those classic composers wrote some of their best material after 21, but I don't see why they're relevant because they weren't thrash and their music was aimed at a mature audience. As far as Slayer goes, I feel this supports my claim because their music started to become more and more artificial with every album after they hit 21. I don't buy into the modern definition of maturity and I don't see why you think I would, maturity is necessary part of life and just as maturity is important to have if one wants to create mature music, you must have an immature spirit to create immature music. Saying thrash should mature is like saying metal should be less contentious, it just defeats the purpose of thrash as a distinctive art form.