Maylene and the Sons of Disaster on new Tony Hawk Game and Hurley Comp


Dynamic, Birmingham, AL hard rock band MAYLENE and the SONS of DISASTER has completed work on the second music video from its critically acclaimed new album “Maylene and the Sons of Disaster: II”. The video — for the barnstorming MAYLENE track “Darkest of Kin” — was shot on location at Hurley Studios in California by Director Soren (Deftones, Kyuss, ALOL / A Life Once Lost) the day following the band’s final live appearance as part of the 2007 VANS Warped Tour.

The “Darkest of Kin” clip features MAYLENE and the SONS of DISASTER performing its hundred proof hit while skateboarding cult heavyweight Steve “Le Machine” Alba and a slew of “old school pool skaters” cut it up in the background. The high energy video is expected to make its world television and viral online premiere(s) imminently. “Darkest of Kin” can be heard online at this location.

“Darkest of Kin” and more music from MAYLENE and the SONS of DISASTER is also prominently featured in the new Hurley short surf film, “Sound & Vision Vol. 1”. Set to premiere across the globe via live webcast this Saturday, September 15 as part of the “Boost Mobile Pro of Surf presented by Hurley”, “Sound & Vision Vol. 1” is the first in set of short surf films under the company’s “Sound and Vision” quarterly series. With over 600,000 people anticipated to watch this year’s live webcast of the “Boost Mobile Pro of Surf presented by Hurley”, the worldwide launch for Hurley’s “Sound and Vision” series is expected to be the largest surf film premiere in history. In addition to the exclusive webcast during the contest (which takes place in Lower Trestles, CA), Hurley is hosting ten satellite viewing events around the country, two of which incorporate the ‘jumbotrons’ at the Pier in Huntington Beach, CA and the City Walk in Orlando, FL.

The first film to lead the series, “Sound & Vision Vol. 1” follows young Australian surfing talent Yadin Nicol, as he sets his sights on the World Championship Tour. Featuring music by MAYLENE and the SONS of DISASTER, the film captures Yadin as he surfs with his closest peers and lends insight into what makes him tick, from the waves to the local watering hole. Each subsequent 15-20 minute “Sound and Vision” episode will profile Hurley personalities and team riders, including rising star Yadin Nicol, international favorite Rizal Tanjung, surf icon Rob Machado, and multi-talented Tim Curran, among others. The “Sound and Vision” film series will give fans a look inside the exciting and dynamic worlds of Hurley’s leading athletes, documenting the sights and sounds from incredible locations like Bali, Australia and Africa, and everywhere in between.

The growing ties between the professional surfing and skateboarding landscape and fast-rising band MAYLENE and the SONS of DISASTER does not end there, however, as the popular MAYLENE anthem “Memories of the Grove” has been added to the epic soundtrack to the forthcoming Activison skateboarding game “Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground”. MAYLENE and the SONS of DISASTER appear on the platform’s soundtrack alongside lionized artists such as !!!, Bad Brains, Beastie Boys, Bloc Party, Foo Fighters, Nirvana and The Sex Pistols. “Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground” is scheduled to be available in stores everywhere this fall.

MAYLENE and the SONS of DISASTER features vocalist Dallas Taylor, guitarists Josh Cornutt, Josh Williams and Scott Collum, bassist Roman Haviland and drummer Lee Turner. The band will hit the road again this fall with fellow heavy hitters Underoath and Every Time I Die. A full listing of upcoming MAYLENE tour dates follows this message.

MAYLENE and the SONS of DISASTER is available to speak with interested media now. To chat with the band / request a copy of MAYLENE and the SONS of DISASTER: II, / attend a live performance, simply contact ACTION! PR via any of the means listed below. Updated MAYLENE and the SONS of DISASTER news and tour information will be made available via the band’s online domains: /, the Ferret Music website: and the ACTION! website:

* View the MAYLENE and the SONS of DISASTER: II E-Card at this location.

“There’s no whiskey factory large enough to hold this sucker. It’s Derek Trucks discovering his inner Mastodon. It’s Lamb of God suddenly trading in metalcore for .38 Special.” – LAS VEGAS CITY LIFE

“It’s Lynyrd Skynyrd that will liquefy your innards. Some call it Kentucky Fried Hardcore. One thing is certain: The band’s latest album, “II,” is a blast of summer headbanging that goes down like the finest moonshine.” – IDAHO STATESMAN

“If Lynyrd Skynyrd had a hair up their butts and were more generally pissed-off than Slayer, they’d sound a whole lot like Birmingham, Alabama’s Maylene and the Sons of Disaster.” – LA CITYBEAT

“A menacing, stentorian sound of ’70s boogie rock gone Southern metal” – ORLANDO WEEKLY

“Armed with songs that regularly perform shotgun weddings between stoner rock and old-school metallic boogie.” – DENVER WESTWORD

“furious…the concept is not restricted to Taylor’s lyrics. The album’s layout re-creates the fatal shootout that claimed Ma Barker’s life, featuring images of the band, riddled with bullet holes, slumped over in chairs and spread out across a small cabin’s floorboards.” – MTV NEWS

“One of 2007’s ‘Bands You Need To Know” – ALTERNATIVE PRESS

“II expands the band’s sound with a forceful metal sound that compliments Taylor’s growls. The result is a fantastic album that shoots straight for every Southern boy’s heart, full of aggressive and catchy hooks that have too long been missing from more noise-obsessed metal bands, and a unique message informed by a deranged obsession with one of the south’s most infamous group of outlaws.” – BIRMINGHAM WEEKLY

“Maylene and the Sons of Disaster proved they were on to something potentially cool, and they follow that up in very confident fashion on their new album… we can’t help but hope Maylene and the Sons of Disaster continue trudging through hard rock’s backwoods” – POPMATTERS

“For their sophomore release, Maylene gets conceptual, channeling the chilling tale of prohibition-era gangster Ma Barker into a hard-driving Southern rock record. On II, the group produces jarring, fearless metal and thunderous rock as they unleash a virtuous, three-guitar fury with a refreshingly strong lyrical narrative.” – CMJ

“Conceptually inspired by the Depression-era Ma Barker Gang, ‘II’ hits getaway-car speed with mid-album crunchers like “Darkest of Kin” and “Raised by the Tide.” The bullet-riddled balladry of the discs’ latter third may bring these boys down in the end, but it’s still one helluva ride.” – REVOLVER

“This is music steeped in Southern traditions, yet modern enough to bring them into the new millennium. Maylene’s latest goes so full-immersion into the legend of one of the early 20th century’s most notorious citizens that it sometimes seems possible that the ghosts of Ma Barker and her sons are lurking in the grooves.” – THE HARTFORD COURANT

“MAYLENE come across as a dirty southern rock band playing to their hardcore and metallic roots / strengths; vocalist Dallas Taylor’s better at being screamy and doing the raspy AC/DC holler, the rhythm section is as tight as the Daytona 500 starting grid and they write fucking monstrous choruses…like a more youthful RAGING SLAB or DOWN, courtesy of a huge-sounding tri-axe attack.” – METAL MANIACS

“For polished boot-stompin’ stonerboogie, this album is pretty damn spot on and puts to shame, say, Black Label Society’s one-trick ponyisms.” – DECIBEL

“a tasty platter of southern-tinged hard rock strut and metallic boogie that succeeds both for its blazing riffs and memorable songwriting…an ambitious effort on which the sounds and the story weave together into an exciting and thoroughly enjoyable whole…gripping” – BLABBERMOUTH

“MAYLENE, comprised of Dallas Taylor (vocals), Lee Turner (drums), Roman Haviland (bass), and Scott Collum, Josh Cornutt, and Josh Williams (guitars), have taken concept albums to a new level by not only telling the story of Ma Barker but taking on the role of her gun-slinging sons.” – THE AQUARIAN WEEKLY

“the triple guitar attack is just colossal…II is a top-notch southern rock/metal effort. This album goes above and beyond any expectations that may have been set. MAYLENE is easily going to make themselves known in the rock and metal community with this release.” – DECOY MUSIC

“heavy metal meets history as the songs are inspired by the prohibition era mayhem of Ma Barker and her boys.” – POSITIVELY YEAH YEAH YEAH

MAYLENE and the SONS of DISASTER tour dates:
(all dates also include Underoath and Every Time I Die)

September 15 Hot Springs, Arkansas The Church at Crossgate Center
September 16 Birmingham, Alabama The Bottletree
September 22 Houston, Texas Verizon Wireless Theatre
September 23 San Antonio, Texas White Rabbit
September 24 Austin, Texas La Zona Roza
September 25 Dallas, Texas The Palladium Ballroom
September 26 Tulsa, Oklahoma Cain’s Ballroom
September 28 Tempe, Arizona Marquee Theatre
September 29 Irvine, California Oak Canyon Ranch – (as part of the Cornerstone Festival)
September 30 Las Vegas, Nevada House of Blues
October 1 Tucson, Arizona Rialto Theatre
October 3 San Diego, California Soma
October 5 Los Angeles, California Wiltern Theatre
October 6 Bakersfield, California The Dome
October 7 San Francisco, California The Warfield
October 8 Orangevale, California The Boardwalk
October 9 Portland, Oregon Roseland Theatre
October 10 Seattle, Washington The Showbox SoDo
October 11 Boise, Idaho Big Easy Concert House
October 12 Salt Lake City, Utah In The Venue
October 13 Denver, Colorado The Fillmore Auditorium
October 15 Kansas City, Missouri The Beaumont Club
October 16 Sauget, Illinois Pop’s
October 17 Omaha, Nebraska Sokal Underground
October 18 St. Paul, Minnesota MYTH
October 19 Chicago, Illinois Riviera Theatre
October 20 Detroit, Michigan State Theatre
October 21 Cleveland, Ohio House Of Blues
October 22 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Rex Theater
October 23 Depew, New York Evolution
October 24 New York, New York Nokia Theatre at Times Square
October 25 Sayreville, New Jersey Starland Ballroom
October 27 Albany, New York Valentines
October 28 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Electric Factory
October 29 Washington DC 9:30 Club
October 30 Baltimore, Maryland Rams Head Live
November 1 Norfolk, Virginia The Norva
November 3 Charleston, South Carolina The Music Farm
November 5 Tallahassee, Florida The Moon
November 6 Lake Buena Vista, Florida House of Blues

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