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Dead in New York
11/11/2008

Two From The Vault: Vision Of Disorder / Imprint
2/24/2004

From Bliss To Devastation
6/26/2001
 
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Life Of Agony, Biohazard, V.O.D. - NYC Show Announced
October 18, 2010
Life Of Agony will be playing a co-headline show with Biohazard on December 16th at the Best Buy Theater (formerly, Nokia Theater) in Times Square, New York City!!!
Tickets will go on sale on October 22nd and V.O.D. will be the main support.

**This is one of those times where I really hate life for not allowing me to live close enough to even consider attending this jizztastic show.**
 
 
 
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V.O.D. DVD Clip Posted Online
September 25, 2008
A clip from the upcoming Vision of Disorder DVD, 'Dead in New York', available this November from Koch, has been posted online and can be viewed below. The clip is live footage of the band performing the song, "Element", which comes from the legendary metalcore pioneer's Roadrunner Records self titled debut.

The band, who only recently reunited for a handful of shows, will play a hometown show at Irving Plaza on Nov. 16 to commemorate the release of the DVD.

“The one thing we always knew when playing hundreds of shows around the world was that our live experience was always a special bond between the band and our fans. It always seemed like a big community at V.O.D. shows,” explains Matthew Baumbach. “What’s amazing about ‘Dead in New York’ is that we were able to capture that exact aspect. It shows everything from the mayhem of the material with people getting knocked out during the crazy breakdowns along with insane crowd sing-a-longs.”

Filmed by Bill Yukich, the DVD includes shows from Long Island and Worcester, Mass. in 2006. Yukich was granted full access to the band, both on stage and off stage, capturing behind the scenes moments that encapsulate a historic part of the hardcore scene. V.O.D. dug deep into their own personal archives to provide rarely seen and sometimes never-before-seen footage dating back to 1994.

'Dead In New York' DVD Track Listing
1. Intro
2. Choke
3. Element
4. Imprint
5. Viola
6. Ways To Destroy Ones Ambition
7. For The Bleeders
8. Suffer
9. What You Are
10. Adelaide
11. Beneath The Green
12. Jada Bloom
13. Through My Eyes
14. D.T.O.
15, Jam
16. 7/13
17. Formula For Failure
 
 
 
 
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Vision Of Disorder 'Dead In New York' DVD Details Announced
September 10, 2008
Vision of Disorder, the Long Island-based hardcore band that merged traditional east coast hardcore alongside thrash metal before disbanding in 2002, is set to release 'Dead In New York', a posthumous DVD showcasing the band’s frenetic live shows as well as backstage footage. The band, which only recently reunited for a handful of shows, will play a hometown show at Irving Plaza on Nov. 16 to commemorate the release of the DVD.

“The one thing we always knew when playing hundreds of shows around the world was that our live experience was always a special bond between the band and our fans. It always seemed like a big community at V.O.D. shows,” explains Matthew Baumbach. “What’s amazing about ‘Dead in New York’ is that we were able to capture that exact aspect. It shows everything from the mayhem of the material with people getting knocked out during the crazy breakdowns along with insane crowd sing-a-longs.”

Filmed by Bill Yukich, the DVD includes shows from Long Island and Worcester, Mass. in 2006. Yukich was granted full access to the band, both on stage and off stage, capturing behind the scenes moments that encapsulate a historic part of the hardcore scene. V.O.D. dug deep into their personal archives to provide rarely seen and sometimes never-before-seen footage dating back to 1994.

'Dead In New York' Track Listing
1. Intro
2. Choke
3. Element
4. Imprint
5. Viola
6. Ways To Destroy Ones Ambition
7. For The Bleeders
8. Suffer
9. What You Are
10. Adelaide
11. Beneath The Green
12. Jada Bloom
13. Through My Eyes
14. D.T.O.
15. Jam
16. 7/13
17. Formula For Failure

'Dead In New York' is set for a November 11 release through Koch Records.
 
 
 
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Bloodsimple Guitarist: Studio Update;VOD Live CD/DVD Update
August 26, 2006
Bloodsimple guitarist Mike Kennedy (ex-Vision Of Disorder) has issued the following update:

"Checking in from the Machine Shop [studio owned by producer Machine] in good old Hoboken, New Jersey. Pre-production [for the second Bloodsimple album] is coming along nicely. The songs are developing nicely. Hopefully we will be tracking for the album within a few weeks. We have also been viewing some of the backstage and live footage from Europe in which we will be editing for the upcoming DVD.... funny shit (the backstage stuff; not the live stuff). That hopefully should should be out late fall/early winter. Also, the VOD footage from the [recent reunion] shows looks fuckin crazy. The video director (Bill Yukich) got knocked out cold in the pit from an elbow to the back of his head...and yes the camera was rolling so hopefully that will end up in there. Thanks to all the fans for making that a memorable weekend (even though my fender strat went 'missing'). Look for that DVD/live album hopefully mid-to-late winter."
 
 
 
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Vision Of Disorder Reunite Again To Film Live DVD
June 27, 2006
Vision Of Disorder will be reuniting again to film two live shows in Levittown, NY for an upcoming DVD release. These shows come in addition to the band's scheduled appearance at the Camden, NJ Sounds Of The Underground Tour stop. Here are the details for the three shows:
7/16 Camden, NJ - Tweeter Waterfront (Sounds Of The Underground)
8/11 Levittown, NY - Club Ritual (w/ God Forbid, Agents Of Man, Gospel)
8/13 Levittown, NY - Club Ritual (w/ Candiria, Gospel)
 
 
 
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Biography
HOME TOWN: Long Island, Ny
MEMBERS:
Matt Baumbach - Guitar
Mike Kennedy - Guitar
Tim Williams - Vocals
Brendon Cohen - Drums
Mike Fleischmann - Bass

The sound bursts out of the speakers and immediately hits you in the face like a fistful of nails. Raw, uncompromising, walking a knife-edge of intensity that few bands dare to travel, theres no mistaking wait a minute. What band are we speaking about here exactly? Thats right. Vision Of Disorder. Same five guys from Long Island. New album. New label. And a new sound that never disrespects the bands trademark viciousness, yet takes them into darker, heavier, more powerful, and yes, more diverse terrain than ever before. "As far as I can tell, I think that our record doesnt really sound like anything else," says lead singer Tim Williams of the bands third full-length album, From Bliss To Devastation. "Its got its influences what record doesnt but all in all, I dont think it sounds like anything else out there, which Im pretty psyched about." The result of two years of painstaking rehearsal and writing, all while the band was, as Williams puts it, "cleaning house" parting ways with both their previous label and old management From Bliss To Devastation lives up to Williams claim. Just as the rap-metal treadmill is slowly winding its way down, Vision Of Disorder has created a slab of haunting, oppressively heavy and unapologetic metal that retains the bands original hardcore attitude but finds them crafting the most cohesive and groove-laden songs of their career. "Its definitely not the norm, because basically what youre doing is trusting your music," says guitarist Matt Baumbach about the bands risky decision to ask for a release from Roadrunner Records after two albums, their self-titled 1997 debut and 98s Imprint. "We had enough faith in our music to say, you know what, we can get released from our label and well still be okay because we know were good enough to get signed again. At first, when we got off, it was scary as hell. We had to regroup and decide whether or not we wanted to do this for real, and we said, hell, yeah. It was hard, a bunch of us had to get jobs, but we always believed in the music and knew that eventually it would work out." Scattered rumors of the bands demise two years ago were inaccurate, although they admit to going underground. "We felt we all needed a break from the music industry, so we just went into a little studio with minimum rent there were literally cockroaches on the floor -- and started putting together some new songs," recalls the gravelly-voiced Williams. "We werent playing any shows, we had no deadlines, and no one was breathing down our necks. The stuff on the new record is the best stuff that came out of something like two years worth of material. We just played for ourselves we didnt play for hardcore kids or metal kids, but we just played what made us feel good." An EP on Go Kart Records entitled For The Bleeders kept the bands name out in front of fans, while allowing them a peek at the music the band was working on in the form of three new songs. But even that sneak preview was only a small taste of the Devastation to come. "The biggest thing ever in the progression of this bands sound was that we said to ourselves, we can come back new, because there is no perception of the band now. We can do whatever the hell we want," says Baumbach. "So we really said, lets do something new and inventive, write something that we think is different, but also still very credible at the same time. We basically wanted to groove out a little more, slow it down, and really concentrate on writing. Not just writing a good part, but writing a good song in the classic songwriting sense." From Bliss To Devastation, produced by Machine at Water Music in Hoboken, New Jersey, is one of those rare modern heavy rock albums that is packed with good songs. From the grinding opener "Living To Die" to the jungle-drum assault of "Itchin To Bleed" to the doom-soaked apocalyptic blues of the title track, the album reflects Vision Of Disorders desire to stretch themselves and their music beyond any previous limitations. "A lot of it also has to do with the influence of music we were listening to," continues Baumbach. "We really started getting deep into Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, even the Beatles. We really got influenced by very good songwriters, so that in itself affected our sound." "Vision Of Disorder has always been about change we never really went with the norm," says Williams. "A lot of shit sounds the same these days, so I knew wed have to progress and do something different." The bands unwavering confidence in themselves and their music stems from their longtime relationships with each other. All five members of the band grew up within fifteen minutes of each other in the Long Island towns of Baldwin and Merrick, where they raced bikes, played sports, hung out, and listened to music. Inevitably, the idea to form a band was hatched, and before anyone knew what was happening, Vision Of Disorder was opening for bands like Sick Of It All and headlining their own tri-state area shows in front of four hundred or more people. A seven-inch single and track on the acclaimed New Yorks Hardest compilation led to the release of their first full-length album on Supersoul Records, which was distributed by Roadrunner. A slot on the second stage of the inaugural OzzFest tour cemented Vision Of Disorders standing as a band to watch, which was only further enhanced by the release of Imprint in 1998. And now with the release of From Bliss To Devastation, Vision Of Disorder is ready to be catapulted to the frontlines of heavy rock. "Were ready for the main stage now," predicts Williams. "Were older, were more mature musically and as people, and were ready to take it all the way. I think our personalities are ready for it. In the past, we might have been too young and our heads werent in the right place, but with the record we have now, were sitting in a good spot."