Jameson

Jameson

 Hollywood, California, USA
BandMetalRock

Jameson’s bone-crushing groove is the product of 5 well-educated and seasoned musicians who combine the classic elements of thrash with the modern metalcore underground to make a fresh, invigorating imprint on heavy music fans worldwide.

Biography

Formed in Hollywood, California, in February of 2006, Jameson has an intense groove that is the product of five well-educated and seasoned musicians (ages 23-27) who combine the classic elements of thrash with the modern metalcore underground to make an invigorating imprint on heavy music fans worldwide.

The genesis of Jameson began when lifelong friends Dan Ranada (guitar) and Jason Brennan (bass) attended the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California. They began jamming and developed the riffs that would become "Keep the Change," Jameson's first EP.

Fortuitously, Matt Bomb, a singer from the New Jersey metal scene exploded on the L.A. landscape and the concussion caught the duo's attention. Matt introduced the band to his roommate and M.I. graduate, Chad Keith, whose solid, high-speed drumming technique gave Jameson the groove that took them to the next level.

In the Spring of 2007, M.I. graduate Ben Robbins' guitar stylings fused with Jameson. With a solid line-up in place, Jameson hit the practice studio and wrote the songs that eventually became their first CD, "Down For The Count."

The album created a buzz among local fans that solidified Jameson as a dominating force in the LA underground heavy music scene.

Jameson rocked the Van’s Warped Tour and became favorites at hometown clubs in Hollywood such as the Roxy, The Key Club, The Knitting Factory, and the Whisky a Go-Go. Jameson also has a strong following in the U.S. southwest, especially Arizona.

A favorite in the Myspace music scene, Jameson has an Internet fan base that spans four continents and yields multi-thousands of listeners worldwide, many of whom have purchased the band’s CD and other merch.

In 2009, Jameson embarked on a relentless touring schedule of the U.S. southwest and in 2010 delivered the goods to the U.S. northwest. Their unforgettable live shows make Jameson a headlining force to be reckoned with on stage and in the studio.

Jameson's song, "Get to the Choppah," was featured on an episode of the popular Fox TV series, "Bones." Three of the band members performed in the episode as well!

The band's song "Blood of the Queen" was featured on the trailer for the "Batman: Arkham Asylum" video game.

For the latest band info visit the website at:
http://www.jamesontheband.com

Lyrics

Blood of the Queen

Written By: Jameson

just give me desire
let your country require, control
in numbers and in odds you are nothing
i will hold you now with honor

in this fight is an endless call to arms and i walk away

they've got a design
your pain is the past in their mind
where will you hide when the night is alive?
in it's blood, and in it's lust we soak it in and we secrete.
this comes from your hate in me.

your war is tearing me apart
and we dont see anything

my war is hell

my time is now

war is hell

from your mind, deliver me
from your heart, deliver me,
from your touch, deliver me,
from this world, deliver me.

One

Written By: Jameson

devour your own
consume, disown
all that you are

the truth is the sadness that led you from home
and the lies are the madness that left you alone

contested by this place
i will remain a stone in the dark

this masquerade it was your charade, we were never made,
no not in the first place

we say, "i am alone" but we are all one.

one.

The Witching Hour

Written By: Jameson

better than good, we're the best
warriors

this city's alive, deny my home
warriors

until the day i fucking die
my scream is warriors
bop our way home through the gates. this hell we were born away from.

now the sun is down, the moon is high.
our call cuts deep into the fight.
when i scream
warriors
until the day i die
my scream is warriors

can you dig, the witching is here

can you dig, the witching is here

Get to the Choppah

Written By: Jameson

"And when there is no room in hell the dead shall walk the earth."

In dissolution we turn our eyes at last towards the sun.

It's isolation, the only means we have to create.

I will run. I will decipher.

This ignorance is to demise, but I will discover an exact location where lies were told.

A distinct invasion into the heart of your home.

I will learn and I will survive this until we are clear here.

Killed by his wife's remains, the old man's teeth outlasted the skin of his tongue. I saw this with my eyes.

Alone in life. I am alive.

An exact location where lies were told.

A distinct invasion into the heart of your home.

I will learn, and I will survive this until we are clear of here.

It's only one leg to be dragged on the ground.

Taken back from the earth.

It's only one arm to be thrown from the blade when they bring me back down. To the end again.



Return To Mexico

Written By: Jameson

Am I resilient?

Let me simplify.

So solid comes the spirit. So distant grow the eyes.

I think, "Be still."

Still the words, they don't come to me. I'll just tell a lie.

Maybe the truth is just a way out, but I can live without a way out.

Bebido vivo so come and get me.

I'm never one to be denied. I'll find a way to supplied.

So come and get me.

Bebido vivo. I'll find a way to be supplied.

And if you don't believe me, come close and close your eyes.

Return to Mexico.

This time I'm letting go.

Maybe I ought to have a drink. Let's take it slow.

Shit faced on the back of a falcon.

Wet and drunk like a pill at the bar.

I'll just tell a lie when maybe the truth is just a way out. I can live without a way out.

Bebido vivo, so come and get me.

Return to Mexico.

This time I'm letting go.

Maybe I ought to have a drink.

You fuckers knock 'em back.

Let hang free the entrails of my desire.

Your hands on your faces in desperate condition.

In the land of fire it's one against one million tongues for silence among the masses of what's become of all of the desperate ones, crying among the masses of wealth. It's one.



Rocktimus Prime

Written By: Jameson

Failure the intimate obsession. You drown yourself in your disease. This life of lies.

Don't sleep tonight. What we say goes. And do you still look like your mother?

But she died so long ago of disease. I beg you son, don't be deceived.

Tonight we dance the dance to feed. But it's over now.

Awake I die. Are we we alone? When we were alone. I will die.

Abandon your fear tonight. You lose yourself in intimidation.

I know. I know what to say now. And do you still look like your mother?

But she died so long ago of disease. Now I beg you son, Seven don't be deceived.

Tonight we dance the dance to feed. But it's over now.

Awake I die. Are we alone? When we were alone. I will die.

Abandon your fear tonight, and I'll go so quietly. But it's over now. Awake I die.



Discography

EP: Keep The Change (2006)
CD: Down For The Count (2008)

Set List

TYPICAL SET LIST:

Get To The Choppah
Seven
Boston Tea Party
Beat It
Nothing Survives The Winter
Kill The System
Licensed To Pill

ONE SET, about 45 minutes

COVERS:
Michael Jackson's "Beat It!"