SHOUT OUT: A limited number of specially-priced tickets were still available for this Friday’s Doomsday Diaries gig in Englewood, which they’re billing as “back to the PAC.”
With their album nearing completion and a single already in circulation, the band is opening at the Bergen PAC for 80s rockers KIX. They intend to perform several tracks from the new record, featuring vocalist Ella Hester. Tickets are only $15 (see below)
Things have been popping for Doomsday Diaries, led by teenaged twin brothers Jay and Sean Sproviero of Hasbrouck Heights.
Their single “The Codex” is getting attention, having been played on several area radio station. WFMU also had the band members in a live radio broadcast performance/interview ( LISTEN TO IT HERE : Doomsday Diaries on WFMU ).
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The Sproviero twins continue to build confidence headed into the gig, which will be followed by a performance at the heavy metal Darknessfest 2013 at Dingbatz in Clifton (Sept. 14) and another on October 20 at The Blue Room in Secaucus.
The very first the twins played bergenPAC, while attending School of Rock, legendary singer/guitarist Leslie West had to nudge each of the boys forward during a jam on “Mississippi Queen.”
Things certainly have changed.
Although the full band played the 2011 Bamboozle festival at MetLife Stadium, the audience at a May 17 PAC gig, opening for Long Island power trio Zebra, was one of their largest yet. It moved both boys up front, although not center.
That spot was for Hester, a multi-instrumentalist from New York City’s School of Rock, who brings a deep singing range and musical know-how. She can also play various instruments.
Meanwhile, the twins — also known as J Von Doom and The Evil Twin — continue to mine new sounds for their brand of prog rock.
“I can’t and don’t want to label it as any particular genre,” Jay told CLIFFVIEW PILOT earlier this year, “but it really isn’t metal, and it’s definitely not pop/punk or anything like that. I just want to take our music someplace other current bands aren’t going, while at the same time stay true to my progressive rock roots.”
Inspired by Radiohead, Porcupine Tree and others, the Sproviero twins created Doomsday Diaries four years ago. Jason plays guitar, Sean bass, and both sing. Although they’re in their late teens, the guys’ musical sensibilities stretch back nearly a half-century. Sweeping current music with a broad brush, they aim to smash the idea that musical originality no longer exists.
“I’m not sure if it’s the music that we’re writing, or because we, as twins, leave an impression on people,” Sean said, “but it just seems that doors keep opening up for us. We’ve certainly been blessed – someone up there is definitely watching over us.”
Doomsday Diaries (opening for KIX)
WHERE: bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood (201) 227-1030
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday
HOW MUCH: $15 SPECIAL OFFER ( http://doomsdaydiaries.net/contactus.cfm )
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