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I think one of the joys of gaming that even serious gamers often overlook is the places and scenery. Here’s some of my favourite places in some more popular video games, with some tweaking in photoshop by me. I’ll post some more later, but I totally recommend following Places in Games here on tumblr for more screenshots!
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First I want to thank ALL of #TeamTWA for all you have done for TWA the past 3+ years. I really am proud that so many of you not only jam our music, come to shows, and throw down, but above all… LISTEN to the lyrics I write and apply them to your life in some way.
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Escape The Fate in Tattoo Magazine - April 2011
Bloodlines In The Skin Art
Photography by Marcus Cuff
This looks like Escape The Fate’s year, or at least the one which puts the offstage dramas that have stalled metalcore outfit’s career further in the rearview mirror. The cover of the band’s new, self-titled album released last November on Interscope looks like a zombie-fied version of Queen II, and it’s not too far a leap to imagine the UK rockers in the 21st century hitting you in the teeth with a meaner more melodic metal.
Escape The Fate came into prominence when it won a radio contest in the band’s hometown of Las Vegas. The judges were My Chemical Romance, who tapped the winners for an opening set in 2005 on a bill MCR was headlining. A deal with Epitaph and the debut of Dying Is Your Latest Fashion followed.
All was going exceedingly well until the band hit the tangles of former lead singer Ronnie Radke’s personal situation. In May 2006, he was involved in a fight in Las Vegas that left dead a youth named Michael Cook. Radke was convicted battery and served time. Under the terms of his probation, he was unable to tour out of the state, thus cancelling his membership in the ascending Escape The Fate. He now sings lead for Falling In Reverse.
The band regrouped with singer Craig Mabbitt. This War Is Ours (2008) showed a band shifting gears, while the third effort shows them well-honed from the get-go: an intro of Gothic atmospherics that builds to an anthemic chant “Choose Your Fate” and the monster growl hardcore of “Massacre.” The album shifts from melody to death metal adroitly.
We were directed first to bassist and co-founder Max Green, who is tatted up on his neck arms and hands. He was fresh out of rehab and in a chatty and easygoing mood. He started with some good old-fashioned storytelling (birthday shots, blacking out, and awaking to a tatted penis were just part of it), then admitted all that wasn’t true, and sat down to get real.
“On my left arm I chose to get people from all around. This is my tour tattoo arm,” he pointed out. This most important one, he said, is on his hand: a bear claw that says Paw Paw.
“My dad was never really around. He bailed on me when I was about a month old, and so my grandfather raised me and I always called him Paw Paw. He had a bear claw on his hand because he’s a full-blooded Indian. When he passes away, I went to the same guy who tattooed him to tattoo the same bear claw on me.” That tattooist, now dead, was Monkey Man from Ohio.
Max’s other tattoos are less personal, more spontaneous, like the smiley face on his left ankle, which he got because a friend was testing out a new tattoo gun. There are some distinctly musical tattoos on Max as well: a treble clef (left thumb); a bass clef (right thumb); a script reading “No Home But The Road” (right wrist); a blue rose with a skull and banner that says “Epitaph 07” (the label and year of the Epitaph tour); and a skull with crossing basses.
About that last tattoo, Max would like to say something. “The skull has real goofy-ass teeth. I think the tattoo artist was tipsy or a little tired. the picture looks badass, but when he put it on my arm… it’s not horrible but, it didn’t come out looking quite like the picture.”
On Max’s left shoulder his signature tat: a voodoo doll falling apart at the seams. Te doll has dropped a bottle of pills and has a bottle of booze in hand. Right behind him it says Escape The Fate. “It’s supposed to be me. I was going down real hardcore for a while. The band has had my back since Day 1,” he explains. He tapped an artist at Frankie D’s (St. Petersburg, Florida) for that one.
His right arm has a devil. “It’s kind of cool, but kind of crappy. My ex-girlfriend got it for me, so it kind of sucks. She didn’t pay for all of it, just some of it, so I just want to get in finished. The whole rest of the arm will be demonic stuff.”
Though he has just one tattoo, Monte Money likewise pays tribute to his grandfather. The piece, acquired at Bad Apple (Las Vegas), appears on his right hand. His granddad procured a guitar for the young Money when has was 14.
“I was always obsessed with guitar and begging to get one,” he said. “For my birthday he bought me my first guitar and basically everything you could play with. pedals, effects - all the fun stuff a kid wants. I thank him for all that. He passed away recently, so I had it on my hand so he could always be playing with me. because he was always there for me in those times.”
Drummer Robert Ortiz has two tattoos. One is on the inside of his left forearm, a baby angel holding a violin in a medieval Gothic motif. “I wanted something religious looking and musical looking without being, ‘I’m a drummer, let me put a drum set on my body.’ I’m not huge into tattoos, but I dig ‘em.”
The other one, at a point where his thumb and index fingers meet, is a gangster-looking tattoos of his initials, RO, with a cross. “It’s the exact same tattoo that my father had, and my grandfather, so I had to get it.” Oz at Osmosis Tattoo (Las Vegas) inked it. “If I have a kid, I have to name him something that starts with an R also.”
In both cases, Robert got the tattoos soon after he turned 18. “Since then I haven’t really thought of anything I really want to commit to. It’s important to me. It’s my body, so you only get one shot at it. I really want to be down with whatever I get.”
Robert knows one thing, though. Whatever new ink he gets will not be picked up on tour. “It’s hard enough to shower on the road, dude. I ain’t gonna try to manage a fresh tattoo on the road.”
Last night I got to sing with one of my good friends, THE miss Taylor Swift.
My respect and admiration for her as an artist just shot through the roof while I was watching her go through 2hr set. Her voice sounded incredible, she played like a million different instruments, and she told great stories. That is easily my favorite thing about Taylor. Her storytelling. If you haven’t seen her