Hollywood Assassyn

Hollywood Assassyn

 Edmonton, Alberta, CAN
BandRockAlternative

Hollywood Assassyn is a live show to capture. They are 4 guys storming the stage delivering a high intensity performance of heavy riffs and catchy melodic tunes while offering the audience a glimpse of every known shade of the rock/alternative/metal spectrum!

Biography

You don't get to where Hollywood Assassyn has gotten without actually being good. And not the kind of good where people say, 'hey that band was good' then simply walk away and forget. We're talking rather where the unsuspecting person who catches a live
show buys a t-shirt, a CD and a round of shots for the band, then tells their friends what they saw and convince them to come to the next show because 'they are so fucking good.”

From the grease of their own elbows, and the obvious transparency illuminating the fact that these guys are the real deal, these boys have continued to book bigger and bigger shows, and accumulate awards and accolades all without any management, booking agents, or any type of label.

A Perfect Circle, Chevelle, Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Seether, The Offspring, Buckcherry, Finger Eleven, Airbourne, Hail the Villain, Danko Jones, Powerman 5000, Gob, Art of Dying, Bif Naked, Default. Recognize any of those bands? Hollywood Assassyn has shared the stage with them all.

In mid 2010, a 4th place finish in the 72 band Alberta wide, Last Band Standing landed them a feature spread in the October issue of Portal Magazine. They then attracted the interest of Beau Hill (Alice Cooper, Ratt, Warrant) and had a 3 song EP re-mixed by Beau for release to radio in the summer months. The first single 'Watch Me' was submitted and early in 2011 they were announced winners of the Canadian Radio Star Regional song writing competition, earning them a showcase spotlight at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, Ontario. Mere days before this win they were also nominated for Best Hardrock/Metal band in the Edmonton Music Awards.

Hollywood Assassyn is 4 what-you-see-is-what-you-get guys from cold and snowy Edmonton, AB who love rock and roll, but hate anything that isn't real. The name was chosen to depict the absurdities covered by today’s pop music trends and entertainment world.

“The lack of talent being overshadowed by extravagances and neurotic behaviors seems a bit phony and irritating to us. We’re more the 'what-you-see-is-what-you-get' type than a bunch of pretty boys posing for the ladies and record execs.”

Their influences are too many to cite, but their ability to create songs from all extremities of the Hard-Rock/Metal spectrum will surely find a way to please anyone taking the time to listen to what these guys have to offer, in one way or another.

Hollywood Assassyn is one Edmonton band that has made a very serious move in their local and provincial scene quickly and forcefully, and now they have fixated their sights on the next level and know exactly how to get what they want.

Hard work and kicking ass are the formula. The rest is what it's supposed to be.

Lyrics

Right Here

Written By: Jay Chamulke

Am I breathing? What's this pain?
Holding steady, who's to blame?
All my thoughts are thought with shame!
I wish you could numb the pain...

Where were you you when I wanted you to be there?
I sit back and wait for all this to clear.
Dissapointed have I done all that I can?
I'll be fine please don't call to see how I am.

I am standing right here, right in fromt of you but you can't see!
I'm unnoticed to you in a way that I would choose to be.

I do not want to complicate this thing that we have.
My feelings for you grew as the years past.
These are only thoughts and words I wrote on paper.
I can't for the life of me show you I'm here!

I am standing right here, right in front of you but you can't see!
I'm unnoticed to you in a way that I would choose to be.

I am right here waitin...
I am right here waitin...
I am right here, right here!
I am right here, right here!!!

Dissapointed have I done all that I can?
I'll be fine please don't call to see how I am.

I am standing right here, right in front of you but you can't see!
I'm unnoticed to you in a way that I would choose to be...

Fortune faded

Written By: Syl Maltais and Jay Chamulke

If I could only find the truth to why I even try...
And justify my worth to you, remember what's my name!
All the stories that I've been told, they end in fairy tale...
But here I am living/ dead inside, it's complicated...

I have lost my will to be, will you rescue me?
Another day pushes me aside, I'll see it through your eyes!

I feed my demons one by one, still they come for me...
I tamed the beast and calmed the seas, so why am I bleeding!!!

I have lost my will to be, will you rescue me?
Another day pushes me aside, I'll see it through your eyes!

Looking for answers in the bottle of a glass, one day these lies will soon be facts.
Can't seem to find from which way I began...I had it all and now I'm crushed in the sand!
Looking for clues but only ghosts in my head... fortune's faded!

I have lost my will to be, will you rescue me?
Another day pushes me aside, I'll see it through your eyes!

Discography

2008 Demo (6 Tracks)
Recorded: Powersound Studios. Edmonton, Canada
Produced: Hollywood Assassyn
Mixed By: Phil Anderson

2009 - The Sick In Me EP (5 Tracks)
Recorded: Powersound Studios. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Produced: Hollywood Assassyn & Phil Anderson
Engineered/Mixed: Phil Anderson
Mastered: Nick Blagona at Metalworks Studios. Toronto,
Canada

2011 - Hollywood Assassyn EP (3 Tracks)
Recorded: Beta Sound Studios. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Produced: Kevin Hoskin/Kenton Thomas & Hollywood Assassyn
Engineered: Kevin Hoskin
Mixed By: Beau Hill (Ratt, Alice Cooper, Warrant)
Mastered: Beau Hill

Set List

New songs are being written constently so this list is subject to frequent modifications.

Typically:
-Variations
-Pretty shade of blue
-Absorbed
-Fortune faded
-That side of me
-Perspectives
-Say it to my face
-Heed
-You won't regret it
-Short lived
-The sick in me
-Once and for all
-Right Here

All songs written by Hollywood Assassyn.