Blackened thrash metal from deep within Southern Ohio. Formed in 2009 in Laurelville, OH by Jacob and Luke Shively, Dismemberment formed a solid lineup in 2010 with the addition of JD Henderly on bass and Taylor Emerine on drums. The group recorded their first release, The Condemned EP, in the winter of 2010 at Paper Tiger Studios in Columbus, OH and released it independently on March 13th, 2011.

When you hear the word ‘metalcore’ one of the first bands that comes to mind should be As I Lay Dying. Hailing from San Diego, California, AILD are one of the metalcore monsters who helped to create the genre; and will surely be one of the last to survive. The band was asked to join the Heavy T.O and Heavy MTL festivals that transpired on July 23rd and 24th respectively. I had a chance to sit with Guitarist Phil Sgrosso and chat about recent activities and their upcoming 10 year anniversary.