Game With Fame: As I Lay Dying

There’s another Game With Fame coming up, this time with your chance to take on As I Lay Dying, Protest the Hero, The Human Abstract or Mychildren Mybride in Halo 3. The official press release is below. Go forth & frag, my children. . .

As I Lay Dying, Protest The Hero, The Human Abstract, MyChildren MyBride Game With Fame

Four scorching hot metalcore and progressive metal bands currently on tour throughout the United States will take time off before their tour date in Tulsa, Oklahoma to play Halo® 3 with Xbox LIVE® members February 8.

If you’re an Xbox LIVE Gold member (if not, upgrade now!), and you want a chance to play with members of the bands As I Lay Dying, Protest the Hero, The Human Abstract, and MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE, send a friend request to the following Gamertags and be online half an hour before (4:30 p.m. EST) the Game with Fame session starts on Sunday, February 8, 5:00 p.m. EST.

* AILDying GWF
* PtheHero GWF
* THAbstract GWF
* MyC MyB GWF

As I Lay Dying
Metal Blade Records’ biggest-selling act, winner of MTV2’s Metal Gods award in 2006, and nominated for a Grammy in 2008 for Best Metal Performance for the single “Nothing Left,” the band As I Lay Dying has acquired a devoted fan base for their on-stage performances and six albums including their latest, An Ocean Between Us. The band consists of Tim Lambesis (vocals), Jordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar), Phil Sgrosso (guitar), and Josh Gilbert (bass).

Protest The Hero
Protest The Hero, or PTH, say they don’t consider themselves prog, metal, or techno, but we should consider them a fascinating, riff-centric band that has pleased fans with their two full-length albums, Kezia and the white-hot Fortress. The latter album has an especially deep concept, of which lyricist Arif Mirabdolbaghi notes, “It has to do with Goddess Worship, and how there has been this degendering of the Lord and Savior, and the suppressed feminine. The concept is about the re-emerging of goddess worship and the erosion of faith in scientific process.” The band consists of Rody Walker (vocals), Mirabdolbaghi (bass/vocals), Tim Millar (guitar/vocals), Luke Hoskin (guitar/piano), and Moe Carlson (drums).

The Human Abstract
The sophomore release from the band, Midheaven, should portend good things for the band after it has gone through a few changes since their debut release, Nocturne. The term Midheaven refers to one of the four angles on a natal chart, and is believed by astrologers to outline an individual’s goals, achievements, and standing in the world. Check out the progressive metal sound of Nathan Ells (vocals), Andrew Tapley (guitar), Dean Herrera (guitar), Brett Powell (drums), and Sean Leonard (pianist).

MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE
Hailing from northern Alabama, MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE (or MCMB) got the attention of their label, Solid State Records, by a non-stop touring effort, plenty of hard work, and a brutally hardcore metal sound that shakes fans to the core. Their debut album is entitled Unbreakable, and the band consists of Matthew Hastings (vocals), Robert Bloomfield (guitar), Brian Hood (drums), and Joe Lengson (bass).

If you get a chance to play with any of the members of these bands, Xbox wants to hear about it! Send an e-mail to xlmail@microsoft.com with the subject: “GWF – Metal Bands.” Be sure to include your Gamertag and hometown.

WHEN: February 8th
WHEN: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. EST (2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PST)
GAME: Halo 3
LINK: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/calendar/gamewithfame/2009/0208-fourmetalbands.htm
GAMERTAGS:
As I Lay Dying Gamertag: AILDying GWF (space between AILDying & GWF)
Protest The Hero Gamertag: PtheHero GWF (space between PtheHero & GWF)
The Human Abstract Gamertag: THAbstract GWF (space between THAbstract & GWF)
My Children My Bride Gamertag: MyC MyB GWF (spaces between MyC & MyB & GWF)

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