MOVING ATLAS

MOVING ATLAS

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Moving Atlas has been quoted as being "the best kept secret in the American music scene & the pearl of Intelligent Hard Rock." by Sebastian Grabowski of www.activerock.pl - Time for you to decide for yourself.

Biography

If there was one word that could sum up the character of Moving Atlas, it would be “Determined”. Not only is this band a staple in the Texas music scene, they have also made a name for themselves internationally, and overcome many obstacles on their road to finding an identity. With several line-up changes & the untimely death of friend and former drummer, Matt Baker, Moving Atlas was blessed to fill his shoes with longtime musician and drummer, Ross Rubio. More or less, it was the end of a chapter and the beginning of another for this Dallas quintet, ultimately leading to the critically acclaimed “Elephant Gun E.P.” and an 8th Annual Independent Music Awards nomination for best Metal / Hard Rock song, “Parachute”. Look for Moving Atlas to add to their collection of progressive hard-rock songs with the "Red Shelter EP" due out in October 2009.
>>> Moving Atlas grabbed a 2008 Independent Music Award nomination with their song, "Parachute" for "Best Hard Rock/ Metal Song"

>>> Moving Atlas has been nominated for "Best Independent band" on Poland's Active Rock Show in 2005,2006, & 2008, but has been up against some stiff competition and has yet to bring home the award. Other winners & nominees include: Karnival, Dead Letter Circus, Art of Dying, Egypt Central, Loaded Moses, & Dawn Over Zero.

>>> Moving Atlas has recently made the top 10 in the "Garage to Ozz" battle of the bands competition presented by Monster Energy Drinks, AEG Live, and KEGL 97.1 to open OZZFEST 2008.

>>> Moving Atlas' song "Parachute" was recently chosen to be featured on an upcoming Nintendo Wii game due out before the holidays in late 2008.

>>> "Travel On" by Moving Atlas is currently # 5 on the hard rock charts on www.garageband.com
"Timer" currently stands @ # 13 o the hard rock charts, both are in round 4 sporting 5 stars.
"Parachute" resides @ # 42 in the hard rock charts on www.garageband.com and is in round 2 with 5 stars.

>>> Moving Atlas recently opened a 102.1 KDGE event @ the Glass Cactus in Grapevine,TX, sharing the stage with EVERLAST.

>>> Since the release of Moving Atlas' first effort, "Et Al" (2006), they have had several songs sour up the Polish Rock charts(www.activerock.pl)
"Cheating Mark" held the #1 spot for one week in early 2007.

>>> Moving Atlas has been lucky enough to share the stage with Fair To Midland, Everlast, Nonpoint, Sister Hazel, Edgewater, The Feds, Faktion, The Vanished, Miser, Neverset, Royal Bliss, Dawn Over Zero, Nothing More, Meriwether, Glass Intrepid, Social Burn, Advent, Spoonfed Tribe, Since October, Loaded Moses, Siren City, Melovine, Saturate, and Early Pearl to name a few.

>>> Moving Atlas has made the cut twice in 2008 on Mike Cameo's Indies Top 10. Mike Cameo features music from around the world, from the best Indie music charts. (Febuary / May)

Lyrics

Timer

Written By: lyrics by Dunagin Gaines

Hey! Don’t wait. Cause time would never wait for you. Don't complain cause time would only speed you through. All I need, is for time to stop controlling me. All I want, is the second hand to stop its swing. I just want to slow it down and catch my breath… yeah Cause I don’t want to watch these minutes tick by anymore. Turn my head. Please stop running! And I hold my breath. You keep running faster when I turn my head. Please stop running! All I need, is for time to stop controlling me. All I want, is the second hand to stop its swing. Turn my head Please stop running! And I hold my breath You keep running faster when I turn my head. Would you please stop spinning away! Please stop spinning away I just want to slow it down and try and catch my breath I don’t want to watch these minutes tick…tick… tick by anymore I just want to slow it down and try and catch my breath I don’t want to watch these minutes Please stop spinning away! Turn my head Please stop running! And I hold my breath You keep running faster when I turn my head Please stop running! And I hold my breath…yeah Please stop running All I need is the second had to stop its swing!

Travel On

Written By: Lyrics by Dunagin Gaines

Verse 1: Experience is often earned By the way you choose to turn And chart it all in record by the shit You walk away from And it’s woven back against itself Throughout your life so many times One you say you’re scared to try Two you say you’ll fail and die… Three you’ll need an alibi And four leads you straight to five Chorus: How long will you stand idly by? Few who dream truly believe their worth So you travel on. Get experience All the world is here for you and me So you go alone. Dead serious We’ll meet to then discuss the truths we’ve seen We’ll meet to then discuss the truths we’ve seen Verse 2: Once you just get so fed up Two you get you mind made up Three you feel a great relief Four you finally believe Chorus: How long will you stand and wait to die? Ooooohhhhhh….. So you travel on. Get experience All the world is here for you and me So you go alone. Dead serious We’ll meet to then discuss the truths we’ve seen

Parachute

Written By: Dunagin Gaines


(verse 1)
This wall is not to hard to climb,
I swear we can get over it.

All we have to do is try.

If not, then see I've got the knife
I swear we'll just dig under it.

Just this one time.

So rip the sheets right off the bed,
find somewhere else to lay your head.

Just for one night.

We've got this tower to climb,
were jumping to the sky.

See if we can fly.

(Pre-Chorus)
Oh-Oh the sun is going down,
tonight's the night

Oh-Oh we're jumping to our death,
but we're gonna let the Parachute decide,

and our sheets are tied up tight

(Chorus)
Parachute, don't let me down inside these killing fields,

These killing fields!!!!!

Allison wont hold my hand,
till I get home.

(Verse 2)
Who's got the sticks, and who's got the guns?
There's nothing we can't overcome.

just this one time

we've only got this tower to climb, we're jumping to the sky.

see if we can fly.

(Pre-Chorus)
Oh-Oh the sun is going down,
tonight's the night

Oh-Oh we're jumping to our death,
but we're gonna let the Parachute decide,

and our sheets are tied up tight

(Chorus)
Parachute, don't let me down inside these killing fields,

These killing fields!!!!!

Allison wont hold my hand,
till I get home.

(Bridge)

Oh...tonight's the night.

Oh...we're gonna let the parachute decide.

Oh...and our sheets are tied up tight!

(Chorus) (x2)
Parachute, don't let me down inside these killing fields,

These killing fields!!!!!

Allison wont hold my hand,
till I get home.

(Outro)

Discography

>> upcoming release - "Red Shelter EP" (October 2009)
>>"The Elephant Gun E.P."(2008)
>>"Et Al" (2006)
>> "Rise of the Unsigned" Compilation (2008)
Featuring: "Parachute"
>>The "Best of Firewater" Vol. 1 (2007)
featuring: " Lay Down and Die"

radio play:
Rock 108 _ Abilene, Tx
94.5 the buzz _ Houston,Tx
102.1 kdge _ Dallas, Tx
99.9 kbat _ Odessa/Midland,Tx
101 X _ Austin, Tx

Set List

Parachute
Year of the Rat
No Ordinary Love
How we're Infected
Elephant Gun
BREAD AND MEAT
TIMER
NATURE'S LAW
LAY DOWN AND DIE
TRAVEL ON
SMOOTH AS IVORY TONGUE
TORPEDO
WHAT I DID
THE CHEATERS MARK
RED SHELTER
5280
Becoming Blue
Overexposure
Empty,Heartless,& Lost
Sonata non Grata