Straight Line Stitch

Straight Line Stitch

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Jagermeister metal band fronted by a black female singer that can sing and scream with the best of them. Played with such acts as Slayer, Killswitch Engage, Staind, Anthrax, Mastodon, Chevelle, Dark New Day, Dry Kill Logic, Mushroomhead, and more! Tour everywhere...look for us!!

Biography

The hard rock/metal act Straight Line Stitch, from Knoxville, TN, traces its current lineup back to 2003, where they produced such harsh, raw metal that they attracted now front-woman, Alexis Brown. Straight Line Stitchs success both regionally and nationally comes directly from their ability to stand out by doing things that no other rock/metal act is doing. Alexis not only takes on the responsibility of producing a full fledged metal vocal assault, but she fills the voids with softer, even upliftingly melodic singing that strikes a balance between more cerebral radio listeners, and the hard rock loving, blunt force audio assault junkies. Combined with Seth Thacker and Tim Chappell on guitars, Jason White on bass, and lightening fast drumming from Ian Shuirr, the band takes the crowd to a point of near riot, just as easily as they bring them back down to sing along to their favorite songs.

Straight Line Stitch released the full length album To Be Godlike in June 2006 which follows a demo EP and full length album, both created outside the current lineup. "To Be Godlike" has without a doubt had the most work put into it and it most accurately represents Straight Line Stitch as a band.

Since 2003, the bands schedule has included one thing: relentless touring in support of their albums. In their time together Straight Line Stitch have toured the nation, averaging 150-200 shows a year and have shared the stage with national touring acts such as: The Vans Warped Tour (Atlanta, GA 2005), various Jagermeister (a proud Straight Line Stitch sponsor) Music Tours, Killswitch Engage, Staind, Slayer, Chevelle, Anthrax, Mastodon, Dark New Day, Dry Kill Logic, Mushroomhead, Three Days Grace, Hurt, Skinlab, Earshot, Stuck Mojo, and more. The result: Maturity as a band, and a polished, tempered brand of metal, sharpened to a glimmering edge that they call their own.

In 2006, the band started the year with a regional tour and followed with a national Summer tour. After taking September off to write and record new material, Straight Line Stitch will shoot a music video with Raging Nation Films, who have worked with Trivium, Hatebreed, 36 Crazyfists, Il Nino, Darkest Hour and whose videos often are played on MTV 2s Head Bangers Ball. They will end the year with another national tour that will continue into 2007.

With the release of To Be Godlike, the bands fan base has spread nationwide and they average more daily music plays online than half the bands on the second stage at Ozzfest. People are starting to notice Straight Line Stitch, and they have the experience and maturity to reach the level they have thrived towards for years.

Lyrics

Never Ending Horror

Written By: Straight Line Stitch - Alexis Brown

Emotions rotting in my mouth
Biting my tongue to keep them from coming out
Spoiling on the inside has made me nauseated
Holding everything inside I thought I ever hated
Why is so much amiss? Why must you inflict this
(pre-chorus) Why is this horror never-ending?
What did I do? Who am I offending?
You try to break me, you cannot break me (i'm only bending)
(chorus) I wake up everyday / So many feelings of dismay
The nightmare becomes real / Facing this ordeal
Why should I even look ahead?
I want so bad to feel apart of me thats killed
My flesh collides-dying on the inside
Fading into nothing, yes it is coming
Up and through my insides never to subside
(pre-chorus)
This is where it ends
(chorus)
This is where it ends

Silver Lining

Written By: Straight Line Stitch - Alexis Brown

It's so hard to let go of this grief that constantly follows me
This dull ache within my bones won't leave me alone
A pain I've always known
Refusing to go anywhere that cannot be repaired
My feelings of despair say that I don't have a prayer
(chorus) Make me believe that this is not the end
Make me believe that you can't take this from me
Make me believe
How can I heal?
Retreating inside, I hide myself from you, forsaking everything I knew
I'll find my way out of this adversity
Won't let you push me into obsecurity
Swallow my pride and myself pity
You can save your sympathy
Save your sympathy
(chorus)
So many misleading routes that I can't find my way out
So use to misery suffusing everything
Taking me / making me / break everything
You can't condemn me

Discography

To Be Godlike - 2006
Everything is Nothing By I T S E L F LP - 2003
The Barker - 2001 - 4 song EP
Jagermeister EP - 2005 - 5 EP

Set List

Set time is usually between 25-35 min.
1. Never Ending Horror
2. To Be Godlike
3. Slow Asphyxiation
4. Silver Lining
5. Never See The Day
6. The Antagonist
7. Faceless And Inhuman
8. Bleeding Heart Theory
9. Shattered Glass