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Artist of the day: A Day To Remember



(This week, in celebration of Metallica's concert Saturday at the St. Pete Times Forum, we're taking a look at some of Tampa Bay's top metal bands. Today: A Day To Remember.)

Make a list of the most successful bands to emerge from Central Florida in the past couple of years, and Ocala's A Day To Remember would have to be on it.

Signed to Chicago’s Victory Records alongside Hot Topic heroes Hawthorne Heights, Silverstein and Streetlight Manifesto, A Day To Remember has pulled two straight years on the Warped Tour. Singer Jeremy McKinnon’s voice veers from a soaring emo wail to a guttural, full-throated growl at the drop of a pick.

But the band (which also consists of guitarist Neil Westfall and Tom Denney, bassist Josh Woodard and drummer Alex Shellnutt) definitely knows how to have a good time (see their pretty catchy covers of Kelly Clarkson's Since U Been Gone or The Fray's Over My Head (Cable Car) for proof). And while their song The Plot to Bomb the Panhandle may not play well in Pensacola, but the video for the song features Ron Jeremy as a judo instructor. Who wouldn’t love that?

The band has been on tour with Silverstein this fall, and they'll continue traveling the country and Europe throughout the fall.

Click here to listen to A Day To Remember's The Downfall Of Us All, from their latest album Homesick.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:13pm]


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