By Adam Leonard – Contributing Writer
The spring semester is quickly coming to an end and concert season is just on the horizon. This is big news for West Liberty’s own Chaos Killed, a local band made up of Anthony Rees, Joshua Revels and Josh Jenkins.
They are trying to claim a spot on the annual Vans Warped Tour, a nation-wide music festival, which will make its stop at the First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA on July 7.
Chaos Killed is currently participating in an online Battle of the Bands competition, which is sponsored by guitar string and accessory company Ernie Ball. An unlimited number of bands were eligible for the competition, but only 100 from each venue are selected to advance to the second round based on the amount of votes the band receives on its web page.
In the final round of voting, the judges will choose only four bands from the group of 100 to play on the “Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands” stage at Warped Tour.
“We see this as an opportunity to be heard by more people and as an opportunity to open for bands around the Pittsburgh area” said Jenkins, vocalist and guitarist for Chaos Killed.
Chaos Killed is no stranger to the Pittsburgh music scene, having won a previous Battle of the Bands competition in Pittsburgh and also distributing free CDs at last year’s Warped Tour.
Drummer Revels said, “We gave away free CDs at last year’s show and got some feedback on Myspace from a couple people”.
To give Chaos Killed your vote, go online to www.battleofthebands.com and register an account to become a fan and vote for Chaos Killed. Fans can vote daily on the site until two weeks before the July 7 show.
To check out Chaos Killed live, you can see them opening for Before Their Eyes at the Smiling Moose in Pittsburgh on May 8. Tickets are $10, which you can purchase now from any member of the band, but tickets are marked up at the gate. Chaos Killed will also be playing an outdoor show during Greek
Week on the steps outside of the College Union on Monday, April 26 at 8 p.m.
The band is now selling t-shirts fo $10. To get a Chaos Killed t-shirt, just email the band your name and phone number or find them around campus. The t-shirts will also be available at all of Chaos Killed’s shows. Chaos Killed will also be releasing a six song EP this summer. Copies of the EP will also be made available at the band’s shows.
The band also has two free downloads available at purevolume.com/ChaosKilled featuring Crawl and an acoustic version of their song Human Nature. No matter how you want to support the band, make sure that you go online and vote to help them get their slot on the Warped Tour roster.