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Post-hard core can bring out the screaming hair-puller in most of us, so it's great to see a post-HC band like Pierce The Veil, who knows how to have fun with the dark side of music.
Formerly known as Before Today, Pierce The Veil has made two albums of cathartic, highly technical heavy rock. On its recently released Selfish Machines, the group mixes the glam and gloom of My Chemical Romance with the prog-rock fireworks of Dillinger Escape Plan and Coheed And Cambria.
On stage, however, (PTV are road warriors, touring with the likes of Mayday Parade and Devil Wears Prada), the band mixes in contemporary pop classics into its songs, as anyone who has witnessed its takes on Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" and Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" can attest.
Check out Pierce The Veil's video for the 2007 single "Chemical Kids And Mechanical Brides," off the album A Flair For The Dramatic. You can listen to a stream of Selfish Machines and check out all their Warped Tour dates at their MySpace page.