NAME IN VAIN

NAME IN VAIN

 Providence, Rhode Island, USA
BandMetalRock

When we hit the stage we want to make sure that everyone in the venue is having a good time.Our goal is a solid live show every time.

Article from The Providence Examiner:

http://www.examiner.com/x-44889-Providence-Entertainment-Examiner~y2010m5d2-Name-In-Vain-rocks-JRs-Bourbon-Street-Rockhouse

Biography

Fist pounding metal with hard rock vibe...

Name In Vain mixes powerful hard rock riffs with brutal vocal power. The band consisting of 4 members, has a solid rhythm section with a thunderous sound. Drawing on such influences as Pantera, Metallica, Black Sabbath and Godsmack, Name In Vain are here to rival todays hard rock/metal industry.

Vocalist Matt Pelosi can only be described as a heavy hitting singer with a razor sharp style that is aggressive to say the least. Lyrically he says what he means with an in your face type of attitude.

John Heroux is the bass carrying this band thru it's thunderous sound. Heavily influenced by Cliff Burton (Metallica), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) and Geedy Lee (Rush), John holds the band together with brutal yet unconfined force.

Scott Trudeau is a relatively new addition to the band. Scotts solid rhythm is what keeps the solid sound of NIV true.

Marco Leva. Heavily influenced by Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Igor Cavalera (Sepultura), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), and Craig Nunenmacher (Crowbar). Marco's drumming has been described as "Pounding Metal."

Lyrics

Seething Red

Written By: Matt Pelosi

CANNOT FOLLOW YOUR WAY THE FORBIDDEN PATH
LED ME RIGHT TO THE EVILNESS

NO WAY ARE YOU THE MATRIARCH THROWING KNIVES AT
ANYONE WHO DEFIES YOU

HOW DARE YOU TRY TO BLIND THEM WITH YOUR SO-CALLED
PASSIONATE HEART

NO WAY CAN THEY BELIEVE YOU DEEP DOWN INSIDE YOU
KNOW YOU’RE THE PROBLEM

STUPID GAMES ARE HAD BY YOU WHEN YOU TRY TO WIN THEM
OVER WITH YOUR FAKENESS

CAN’T WAIT FOR-IT TO TURN ON YOU WHEN YOU LEAST
EXPECT IT THE DAY THAT YOU’”LL REGRET

SEETHING RED
SEETHING RED

YOU CAN’T STOP WITH ALL THE ANGER LET IT BE
YOU WON’T TRY TO GO BY THE WASTE SIDE YOU WON’T SEE
YOU’RE IN MY FACE WHEN I TURN YOU’RE ALWAYS THERE
YOU KNOW THAT YOU’RE NOT WANTED NO ONE CARES

YOUR PAIN IS MY PLEASURE
YOUR SORROW IS MY TREASURE
YOUR DAY WILL COME TO PAY
WHEN IT’S LEAST EXPECTED

CANNOT FOLLOW YOUR WAY THE FORBIDDEN PATH
LED ME RIGHT TO THE EVILNESS

NO WAY ARE YOU THE MATRIARCH THROWING KNIVES AT
ANYONE WHO DEFIES YOU

HOW DARE YOU TRY TO BLIND THEM WITH YOUR SO-CALLED
PASSIONATE HEART

NO WAY CAN THEY BELIEVE YOU DEEP DOWN INSIDE YOU
KNOW YOU’RE THE PROBLEM

STUPID GAMES ARE HAD BY YOU WHEN YOU TRY TO WIN THEM
OVER WITH YOUR FAKENESS

CAN’T WAIT FOR-IT TO TURN ON YOU WHEN YOU LEAST
EXPECT IT THE DAY THAT YOU’”LL REGRET

SEETHING RED
SEETHING RED

I WON’T DENY WHAT I SAID OR DONE
WHEN IT COMES RIGHT DOWN TO THE WAY
JUMPED IN AND OUT OF MY LIFE AGAIN
ONCE AGAIN IT COMES DOWN TO A CHALLENGE
AND I FEEL THAT WAY TILL MY DYING DAY
STEPPING UP IN MY FACE TO BETRAY
ONE LIFE THAT’S MINE THAT’S ALL I SAY
I WILL BE THERE TILL THE END

Darkness Shines

Written By: Matt Pelosi

HEY HEY HEY HEY

HEY HEY HEY HEY

THE MOSH PIT IS CRANKING
YOU’RE KNOCKING INTO ME
I’LL DROP YOU RIGHT DOWN TO THE FLOOR
NOW THAT YOU’RE SCARRED OF ME
GET OUT OF MY CIRCLE
BEFORE I EXIT YOU OUT

ADRENALINE FLOWING THROUGH MY VEINS
PUMPED UP TO THE BRINK
WHEN THE MUSIC STARTS PLAYING
YOU KNOW IT MAKES ME WANT TO

FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT

HEY
HEY

YOU’RE LURKIN’ NEXT TO ME
YOU WILL BE BLINDSIDED
YOU SHOULD HAVE NEVER PISSED ME OFF BEFORE
BUSTED UP AND BLEEDING
I GAVE YOU YOUR REWARD
PITTING WITH A BAD MOTHER FUCKER

ADRENALINE FLOWING THROUGH MY VEINS
PUMPED UP TO THE BRINK
WHEN THE MUSIC STARTS PLAYING
YOU KNOW IT MAKES ME WANT TO

FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT

YOU KNOW IT MAKES ME WANT TO
YOU KNOW IT MAKES ME WANT TO
YOU KNOW IT MAKES ME WANT TO
YOU KNOW IT MAKES ME WANT TO

FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT

YOU KNOW IT MAKES ME WANT TO
YOU KNOW IT MAKES ME WANT TO
YOU KNOW IT MAKES ME WANT TO
YOU KNOW IT MAKES ME WANT TO

Tic Toc

Written By: Matt Pelosi


THE WORLD IS GOING TO END
PREPARE FOR IT TO BE HERE
I SEEN THE SCRIPTURES PAINTED OF IT
THEN BUILD IT , BACK AGAIN

VISIONS OF PEACEFULLNESS
AND THEN YOU GET THE BEAT DOWN
AND BY THE WAY LIFE IS UNFAIR
WHAT’S UP WITH JUDGEMENT DAY

THE BOOK OF REVALATION
IT SCARES THE HELL OUT OF ME
ANGELS BLOWING THEIR HORNS AND
THE SEALS THAT ARE BROKEN

I STILL BELIEVE TO BE CHOSEN
AND THEN YOU GET THE BEAT DOWN
AND BY THE WAY LIFE IS UNFAIR
WHAT’S UP WITH JUDGEMENT DAY

LIVE A LIFE OF TRANQUIL UNREST
REPENT YOUR SINS TO CONFESS
CAN’T YOU SEE WHERE IT’S GOING
IF YOU SHOULD FALL I’LL PICK YOU UP AGAIN
TAKE MY HAND TAKE FROM WHAT IS GIVEN

LIVE A LIFE OF TRANQUIL UNREST
REPENT YOUR SINS TO CONFESS
CAN’T YOU SEE WHERE IT’S GOING
IF YOU SHOULD FALL I’LL PICK YOU UP AGAIN
TAKE MY HAND TAKE FROM WHAT IS GIVEN
TAKE MY HAND TAKE FROM WHAT IS GIVEN

I STILL BELIEVE TO BE CHOSEN
AND THEN YOU GET THE BEAT DOWN
AND BY THE WAY LIFE IS UNFAIR
WHAT’S UP WITH JUDGEMENT DAY

40 DAYS 40 NIGHTS FAMINE AND PLAGUE
FIRE AND BRIMESTONE YOU SOON WILL BE THERE
APOLCALYPTIC NIGHTMARES REMAIN
INTO YOUR DREAMS THAT’S WHERE THEY’LL STAY

Persecuted

Written By: Matt Pelosi

FOUND OUT YOU DON’T LIKE MY VIEW
COULD’VE BEEN A LIE TO SET WHAT’S TRUE
COULDN’T TELL FROM YOUR BAD MOOD
YOU TAKE WITH ME WHEN YOU ARE CRUDE

YOU WANT TO BE ALL BY YOURSELF
I’LL BE WAITING TO COME OFF OF YOUR SHELF
I’M STILL WAITING TO GET BACK DOWN
WALLOW IN YOUR TEARS THAT MAKE YOU DROWN

COULD IT BE THAT YOU DON’T LIKE ME
COULD IT BE THAT I DON’T REALLY CARE
WONDERING IF YOU’LL STILL BE THERE
MAYBE IT’S ME YOU SHOULD FEAR

STOP TRYING TO CHANGE ME
DON’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO
I’M TRYING TO LIVE MY LIFE
LIVE YOUR OWN WITHOUT DESPAIR

CHORUS

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THIS
STRINGING ME ALONG
JUST LET IT GO
PERSECUTED

WHERE DO WE GO RIGHT FROM HERE
I AM A FOE, I AM A FRIEND
YOU NEED TO THINK DECISION
SOMETIMES IT’S YES WHEN YOU’RE FEELING NO

I WON’T PLAY THE VICTIM
I WON’T LET YOU IN MY HEAD
CAN’T SEE WHAT YOU WANT FROM ME
IS IT ME IN THE END

CHORUS

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THIS
STRINGING ME ALONG
JUST LET IT GO
PERSECUTED

Back Down

Written By: Matt Pelosi


FRIENDS CAN DO A LOT OF DAMAGE
MESS WITH YOUR HEAD DRIVING YOU INSANE
TAKE IT TO YOU WHEN YOU’RE NOT LOOKING
CUT YOU DOWN LEFT IN PAIN

HARD TO SAY WHAT CAUSES IT
YEARS OF TRUTH CAUGHT UP TO ME
NEVER SEEN MANIPULATING
ONLY I CAN DEFEND ME

TWISTIN’MY WORDS AROUND
CAN’T BELIEVE I’M SEEING THIS
DRIVING A KNIFE THROUGH MY BACK
I CAN’T TAKE THAT SHIT NOW

GOT THE FEELING I’LL DO A LOT OF DAMAGE
MY FIRE BURNING CONSTANTLY
CAN’T YOU SEE HOW I’M AFFECTED
NOW’S THE TIME FOR REDEMPTION

TWISTIN’MY WORDS AROUND
CAN’T BELIEVE I’M SEEING THIS
DRIVING A KNIFE THROUGH MY BACK
I CAN’T TAKE THIS SHIT NOW

WHAT COMES AROUND WILL GO AROUND
WILL HIT YOU LIKE A TON OF BRICKS
APOLOGIES WON’T DO IT
TOO MANY TIMES DRAGGED ON WITH IT
I CAN’T BELIEVE FOR WHAT YOU SAY
A TONGUE USED LIKE A SWORD
ALL THE YEARS TRUSTED YOU
TRUE COLORS HAVE SHOWN RIGHT THROUGH

BACK DOWN AND GET AWAY
BACK DOWN AND GET AWAY

DROP THE BEAT DOWN
I’VE GIVEN MYSELF TODAY
FOR A LIFE WORTH NOTHING
INNER DEMONS WOKE UP IN ME
TO PUNISH WHAT BRINGS THEM
HEARING MY CHANTS YOU BACK AWAY
PURGOTORY IS COMING YEAH
YOU’LL BE FORGOTTEN IN A SECOND
MY WORDS HAVE BEEN SAID

BACK DOWN AND GET AWAY
BACK DOWN AND GET AWAY
BACK DOWN AND GET AWAY

I GAVE MY SOUL AWAY
TO DRIVE YOU FROM ME
DROPPED FROM SOCIETY

BACK DOWN AND GET AWAY

Pitbull Wings

Written By: Matt Pelosi

DENVER 38 WAS A DISGRACE
TOOK THE INNOCENCE FROM THEIR FACE
WHAT IS IT WITH THE MEDIA OVERGLORIFIED
TO BELIEVE, TO DISCRIMINATE

IN OTHER WORDS
TAKE THEM FROM ME
KNOCK DOWN MY DOOR
DROPPED TO THE GROUND

KORY NELSON STOP THE HATE
GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO CONSUMMATE
EUTHANIZED IN YOUR ARENA BY YOUR HAND
TO GIVE YOURSELF A NAME

SO NOW IT GOES
ALL OF THEM DEAD
HOPE YOU ARE PROUD
NOW YOUR EGO’S FED

ALL YOUR RAGE WILL NEVER END
TAKEN OUT MY BEST FRIEND
WHEN YOU SHOULD BE PUNISHING
THE DEED NOT THE BREED INSTEAD

YOUR BSL IS PUT ON ME
GONE ARE DAYS OF PLAYING
WHY IS IT SO HARD TO SEE
THE CRIME IS IN THE DEED
STOP PUNISHING THIS BREED
FLY AWAY WITH YOUR PITBULL WINGS

IN OTHER WORDS
TAKE THEM FROM ME
KNOCK DOWN MY DOOR
DROPPED TO THE GROUND

KORY NELSON STOP THE HATE
GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO CONSUMMATE
EUTHANIZED IN YOUR ARENA BY YOUR HAND
TO GIVE YOURSELF A NAME

SO NOW IT GOES
ALL OF THEM DEAD
HOPE YOU ARE PROUD
NOW YOUR EGO’S FED

ALL YOUR RAGE WILL NEVER END
TAKEN OUT MY BEST FRIEND
WHEN YOU SHOULD BE PUNISHING
THE DEED NOT THE BREED INSTEAD

Gone Away

Written By: Matt Pelosi

WHY IS IT ALWAYS THAT IT HAS TO COME TO THIS
THROWING YOUR STONE WALL UP ACTING LIKE YOU’RE PISSED
YOUR INSECURITIES AND HOLDING OUT ON ME
ASK ME WHERE I’VE BEEN AND I WILL TELL YOU NOTHING

GONE AWAY
WHERE I GO DON’T FOLLOW
GONE AWAY
WHERE I GO DON’T FOLLOW

WHY IS IT THAT YOU COMPLETELY SHUT ME OUT
MAYBE IT’S BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE ALL ABOUT
FIGHTING WITH ME HOLDING IT OVER MY HEAD
THAT ONLY LEADS TO ME ROLLING AROUND IN ANOTHER’S BED

GONE AWAY
WHERE I GO DON’T FOLLOW
GONE AWAY
WHERE I GO DON’T FOLLOW

SEE THE WAY
I AM THE WAY
KNOWN BEFORE YOUR DAYS

HOW COULD YOU THINK THAT THIS WOULD WORK OVER ME
OPEN UP YOUR EYES FROM ACTIONS AND YOU’LL SEE
NO ONE CONTROLS IT OR PULLS MY STRINGS
WHEN YOU FIGURE IT OUT THINK OF ALL OF THOSE THINGS

GONE AWAY
WHERE I GO DON’T FOLLOW
GONE AWAY
WHERE I GO DON’T FOLLOW

SEE THE WAY
I AM THE WAY
KNOWN BEFORE YOUR DAYS

GONE AWAY
WHERE I GO DON’T FOLLOW
GONE AWAY
I SEEK AND I NEED, I NEED, I NEED
I NEED, I NEED, I NEED, I NEED, I NEED, IT
WHOA I NEED IT, I NEED IT-

Tree Man

Written By: Matt Pelosi

BRING ON THE FIEND
BRING ON THE FIEND
CUT DOWN THE TREE
CUT DOWN THE TREE MAN

ACCEPTENCE WAS PART OF THE GAME
STRUNG ALONG THROUGH THE REIGN
WAS TOLD THAT I DON’T BELONG
BLINDED BY IT THAT SHIT WAS WRONG

BRING ON THE FIEND YEAH
BRING ON THE FIEND YEAH
CUT DOWN THE TREE MAN
CUT DOWN THE TREE MAN

BRING ON THE FIEND YEAH
BRING ON THE FIEND YEAH
CUT DOWN THE TREE MAN
CUT DOWN THE TREE MAN

BEEN TOLD THE SOUND WAS NOT RIGHT
CONSPIRED AGAINST EVERY NIGHT
WITH TIME PUT IN IT MADE ME SICK
I COULD NOT GET INTO YOUR CLIQUE

LEARNED TO LIVE ANOTHER DAY
BETTER OFF THAT I’M BETRAYED
INSIDE I’M KIND OF CRAZED
BUT KILLING THEM I’LL GO AWAY

BRING ON THE FIEND BRING ON THE FIEND
BRING ON THE FIEND BRING ON THE FIEND
I’LL RIP YOU FROM LIMB FROM LIMB
FROM LIMB FROM LIMB FROM LIMB FROM LIMB
FROM LIMB FROM LIMB FROM LIMB FROM LIMB
FROM….. LIMB…….

Discography

4 song EP CD
Persecuted
Back Down
Pitbull Wings
Crept
Our song "Persecuted" is playing on 94 whjy's Soundcheck
We have some songs up on our myspace which is:
www.myspace.com\nameinvain

12 track album just released "Persecuted"
http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/NameInVain1
Seething Red
Barely Breathing
Darkness Shines
Tic Toc
Persecuted
Back Down
Hail Mary
Inner Sin
Crept
Pitbull Wings
Gone Away
Tree Man

Set List

We have a 13 song set that lasts an hour+. If any covers are thrown in it would be 1.5+ hours. We work with all venues if time slots are shorter.