Versus the Nothing

versus-the-nothing-stage1TEA Volume 12 compilation artists Versus the Nothing dive down deep and surface with driving melodic magic. There’s something about Nothing….. The unabashed, melodic, hard rock band, Versus the Nothing is a quintet that focuses on writing solid songs with tight, energetic performances. Their music combines heavy guitars, with powerful, melodic vocals that are propelled by driving rhythms and anthemic choruses. Clean, quiet moments swell into raging guitars, punctuated by short blasts of screamo gang vocals as they rise into crashing sing-along choruses. Accented by hopeful lyrics, with a sense of desperation that melds into cries from a damaged, disaffected, suburbanite youth. Their namesake draws upon that same energy, inspired by The Neverending Story, where an evil force called The Nothing tries to take over everything in existence. It’s a journey from pain to joy; a story that encourages us to believe that happiness is achievable even in the most dire of circumstances.” The guys couldn’t find a better name to represent their music if they tried. Versus the Nothing independently released their debut album “Let it all Come Down” with the track “Bleed the Ocean” quickly being snapped up by Mazda for an online campaign. They soon caught the attention of the Canadian Music Industry, leading them to a coveted Top 5 winner in the esteemed Vancouver CFOX 2008 Seeds contest (responsible for helping break some of the biggest bands on the rock scene such as Nickelback, Default, Theory of a Deadman, and Art of Dying). The album’s title track “Let it all Come Down” has been getting steady spins at Canadian radio ever since, in addition to spins on American stations WLIX 104.5fm, Indie 104fm, KERX 95.3fm, WAMX 106.3fm, WEGW 107.5fm, and WHBR 103.1fm. Non-stop gigging and a tireless work ethic have transformed Vancouver’s Versus the Nothing into one of the new rock acts to emerge out of Western Canada. Their goal is a modest one, one that reflects the true essence and sincerity of their music; to get on the road, tour non-stop, and be heard by as many new people as possible. They’re creating a unique future for themselves, carving a path that’s full of opportunities for such a young group. The book is wide open for Versus the Nothing, and their neverending story has only just begun. Versus the Nothing are: Ross Archibald – Vocals Jason Scannell – Bass Chris Shaw – Guitar, Vocal Jacob Wyman – Drums, Vocals Ande Otte – Guitar, Vocals.

Vancouver’s hard rock quintet VERSUS THE NOTHING’s single “Let It All Come Down” is featured on SEGA® Europe Ltd. ‘ soundtrack for Vancouver 2010™ – the Official Video Game of the Olympic Winter Games.

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    VANCOUVER, Tuesday, January 12, 2010 – Vancouver’s hard rock quintet VERSUS THE NOTHING’s single “Let It All Come Down” is featured on SEGA® Europe Ltd. ‘ soundtrack for Vancouver 2010™ – the Official Video Game of the Olympic Winter Games.

    “We are all big video game fanatics so when we found out that our song had been chosen, we were all crazily excited” explains Ande Otte, guitarist.

    The soundtrack features a mix of well-known and unsigned bands who have been chosen to reflect the adrenaline and fast-paced nature of the events featured in the game. Out of the 21 artists featured on this soundtrack, VERSUS THE NOTHING are one of 16 Canadian bands chosen along with Gob, Mother Mother, TV Heart Attack and Sum 41.

    Appearing on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, the PlayStation®3 and PC, Vancouver 2010™ delivers a host of adrenaline-fuelled events. The first person mode puts players as close to experiencing the thrill and excitement of the Olympic Winter Games as possible.

    Vancouver 2010™ will be released on January 12th in North America and January 15th, 2010 across Europe for the Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 and PC.

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    VERSUS THE NOTHING also launched its new music video for “Let It All Come Down” on Tuesday, January 12 2010.

    The video directed by Dan Howes can be viewed on the band’s YouTube channel, or on their website

    Others who worked on this project are: Co-Director and Producer – Blair Brownlee, Camera Operators – Blair Brownlee and Randa Mardelli, Lights – Randa Mardelli, Production Assistant – Lyell Woloschuck, Make up – Andrea Abaya, Editing – Dan Howes and Production by Ear Art Music Studios.

    VERSUS THE NOTHING is embarking on a cross-Canada tour starting February 2010 – stay tuned.

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    Versus the Nothing

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