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The Explosion was a punk rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. See also Tabernacle The Tabernacle is a mid-size Concert hall in in the U The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Pop punk (also known as punk pop and other names is a Fusion genre that combines elements of Punk rock with Pop music, to varying Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Revelation Records is an Independent record label focusing originally and primarily on Hardcore punk. Tarantulas Records was a Punk rock Record label generally owned by the band The Explosion and run by their then manager Rama Mayo (and other members of Virgin Records is a British Record label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, Simon Draper, and Nik Powell David or Dave Walsh is the name of David I Walsh (1872-1947 American politician governor of Massachusetts and U Andrew Black may refer to Andy Black (footballer (born 1917 Scottish international footballer Andy Black (poker player (born 1965 The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. On February 13, 2007 the band announced that they had left Virgin Records. Virgin Records is a British Record label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, Simon Draper, and Nik Powell On April 30, 2007 the band announced that they were to split up. On June 5th, the band announced plans for two last shows - 31st August in Philadelphia, and 1st September in New York.
Matt Hock and Damian Genuardi met David Walsh through Rama Mayo, owner of indie label Big Wheel Recreation. Big Wheel Recreation was an Independent record label based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. They started the band in the fall of 1998, with Cave and Colby eventually joining later.
They pressed 250 copies of a demo before going on tour with Kid Dynamite. A roadie gave the demo to indie rock label Jade Tree Records, who signed the band and put out a self-titled EP containing all the demo tracks in 2000. Jade Tree is an Independent record label formed by Darren Walters and Tim Owen in August 1991, out of Wilmington Delaware. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar.
Their debut full-length, Flash Flash Flash on Jade Tree, was released to glowing reviews. Flash Flash Flash is the first full-length album from The Explosion. Spin Magazine named it as one of the best 20 albums of 2000, and later named the band one of the top 10 punk acts of 2001. Spin is a Music Magazine that reports on Music for Life Founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione Jr Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. The Explosion also came in 2nd for Best Local Punk Act in the Boston Phoenix. The Phoenix is the name of several Alternative weekly Newspapers published by Phoenix Media/Communications Group of Boston They began touring the U.S. and Europe with the likes of Sick of it All, AFI (A Fire Inside), the Nerve Agents, Avail, Leatherface, US Bombs, Alkaline Trio, The Queers, Social Distortion, Tiger Army, and Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Sick of It All ( SOIA) is a New York hardcore band formed by brothers Lou Koller (vocals and Pete Koller ( Guitar) Armand AFI (abbreviated from A F ire I nside and formerly A sking F or i t A bunch of F ucking I The Nerve Agents were an American Hardcore punk band formed by Andy Outbreak and Eric Ozenne (ex- Redemption 87) AVAIL is Avail 's first release on ever done so in 1989 and Remixed in 1991 Appearances Original series The character was originally played by Gunnar Hansen. US Bombs are an American Punk rock band formed in 1993. US Bombs consists of Vocalist Duane Peters, guitarists Chuck Briggs Alkaline Trio is a Punk rock band from Chicago, consisting of Matt Skiba on Guitar / Vocals, Dan Andriano on bass The Queers are an American Pop punk band formed in 1982 by Portsmouth New Hampshire native Joe King (A Social Distortion (sometimes referred to simply as Social D) is an American Punk rock band formed in 1978 Tiger Army is a Psychobilly band that was formed in 1995 in Berkeley California. The Mescaleros were the backing band for Joe Strummer, formed in 1999 which went on to make three albums prior to Strummer's death in 2002. They were also featured on the 2001 and 2005 Warped Tour. The Warped Tour' is a touring music and Extreme sports festival
Unfortunately, they quickly faced a problem. Genaurdi's former straight edge hardcore band, In My Eyes, had been signed to Revelation Records. Straight Edge refers to a lifestyle that started within the Hardcore punk subculture whose adherents make a commitment to refrain from using alcohol, Tobacco In My Eyes was a Boston Straight edge band that spearheaded the 1997 Youth crew revival along with Ten Yard Fight, Bane Revelation Records is an Independent record label focusing originally and primarily on Hardcore punk. Revelation Records threatened to sue Genaurdi if he was credited on any of The Explosion's records, believing that The Explosion's success with Jade Tree should belong to them. The Explosion settled the dispute by writing an EP for Revelation, sarcastically titled Steal This. Steal This is an EP by The Explosion. It was released in 2000 on Revelation Records.
In 2003, they released an EP called Sick of Modern Art on their own label, Tarantulas Records. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Sick Of Modern Art is an EP by The Explosion. It was released on April 22, 2003 on The Explosion's label Tarantulas Records. Tarantulas Records was a Punk rock Record label generally owned by the band The Explosion and run by their then manager Rama Mayo (and other members of
Seven major labels soon became involved in a bidding war over The Explosion. They were eventually signed to Virgin Records, who distributed Sick of Modern Art. Virgin Records is a British Record label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, Simon Draper, and Nik Powell Their album Black Tape was released on Virgin in the United States on October 5, 2004 and on March 15 in the UK.
The Explosion finished recording their second Virgin Records release in 2006, with intent to release on March 2007. Virgin Records is a British Record label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, Simon Draper, and Nik Powell However, this has been delayed indefinitely while the band searched for a new record label after being dropped by Virgin Records in February 2007. On March 2008 it has been announced that the record, titled Bury Me Standing, will be released on the new label Paper + Plastick. This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 2008 Bury Me Standing is the third and final full-length album from The Explosion. Paper + Plastick is an indie record label, founded by Vinnie Fiorello, mostly known as the Drummer for Punk rock band Less Than Jake An official date has yet to be announced.
On April 30, 2007 The Explosion announced via MySpace blog that they have disbanded and politely thanked their fans for all of the memories. Events 313 - Roman emperor Licinius unifies the entire Eastern Roman Empire under his rule MySpace is a popular social networking Website offering an interactive user-submitted network of friends personal profiles blogs groups photos music and A blog (a contraction of the term " Web log " is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary descriptions of
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On April 30, 2007, Dave (guitars) posted a bulletin/blog on the band's myspace stating the following:
After nearly nine years of rocking and rolling with you all, we The Explosion have decided to disband. The Explosion is the self-titled debut EP from The Explosion. Steal This is an EP by The Explosion. It was released in 2000 on Revelation Records. Revelation is the act of revealing or disclosing (see etymology or in the theological perception making something obvious and clearly understood through active or passive communication Sick Of Modern Art is an EP by The Explosion. It was released on April 22, 2003 on The Explosion's label Tarantulas Records. Tarantula is the common name for a group of hairy and often very large Spiders belonging to the family Theraphosidae, of which approximately 900 species Tarantula is the common name for a group of hairy and often very large Spiders belonging to the family Theraphosidae, of which approximately 900 species Virgin Records is a British Record label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, Simon Draper, and Nik Powell Tarantula is the common name for a group of hairy and often very large Spiders belonging to the family Theraphosidae, of which approximately 900 species Hot Modern Rock Tracks (originally called Modern Rock Tracks) is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in ''Billboard'' magazine since September Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks (originally called Mainstream Rock Tracks) is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on Mainstream rock The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry " Here I Am " is a song by the former band The Explosion. KROQ-FM is a commercial Radio station located in Los Angeles California, broadcasting on 106 We would like to thank each and every one of our fans who have supported us through this time. We made some great friends along the way, a few mistakes, but all and all we had one hell of a great time doing it. Thanks again!
Your friends, The Explosion
PS Look forward to a last show or two this summer. Also look out for the release of our final studio recording, "Bury Me Standing" on some label or another.
On Wednesday 2nd May 2007, Damian announced the reason for the band's breakup at the end of his "Explosion Tribute" two hour radio show. The reason for the break up was due to many members being tired from constant touring (especially Matt, who wanted to leave because of it). Because of this, the band have decided to part ways.
|Andrew Black | Damian Genuardi | Chris Gonzalez | Matt Hock | David Walsh|
|Sam Cave | Dan Colby|
|Albums: Flash Flash Flash | Black Tape | Bury Me Standing|
|Singles: "Here I Am"|
|EPs: The Explosion | Steal This | Sick of Modern Art | Red Tape (The Explosion) | Here I Am | No Revolution|
|Live albums: Live in Boston | Live from the Troubadour|
|Compilations: 2005 KROQ New Music|
|Kid Dynamite | Bouncing Souls|