Thursday, June 28, 2012

stand up for yourself and others

Audioinkradio: "The finest rock bands bring a poignant message with their heavy tracks, and in line with that ethic, South Carolina-based hard rock band Crossfade have tagged an anti-bullying campaign with their latest single, “Prove You Wrong,” and the song’s complimenting music video. Watch the video, which features trippy performance footage from the group as well as some killer animation, below. October was anti-bullying month, and that’s when Crossfade’s “Prove You Wrong” really started to strike a chord with fans. The group recorded a PSA to raise awareness of bullying, and the footage received exposure from CNN host Anderson Cooper. “What’s up? We’re Crossfade, and when it comes to bullying, stand up for yourself and others,” the band states in the PSA. “When you see it, say something. If you experience it, let someone know. And if you do it, stop it!” Crossfade also launched a Twitter campaign, asking fans to share their bullying stories using the hashtag #proveyouwrong. The response was unreal. “For all of you who’ve passionately supported the #proveyouwrong campaign so far, we’d like to THANK YOU for sharing your stories…“Prove You Wrong,” which impacts active rock radio Nov. 21, is one of guitarist Les Hall’s favorite songs on Crossfade’s current album, We All Bleed. “Lyrically, it’s about people not believing in you and you proving them wrong..." (Crossfade Debut ‘Prove You Wrong’ Video with Anti-Bullying Message)

Crossfade is an American rock band from Columbia, South Carolina. Their current members are Ed Sloan on lead vocals and guitar, Les Hall on lead guitar, keyboard, and backing vocals, Mitch James on backing vocals and bass, and Mark Castillo on drums. Since their formation in 1999 Crossfade has released three studio albums – their platinum selling self-titled debut album in 2004, and Falling Away in 2006. Their third album, We All Bleed, was released on June 21, 2011 (Wikipedia).

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Bullying is an abusive treatment, the use of force or coercion to affect others, particularly when habitual and involving an imbalance of power. It may involve verbal harassment, physical assault or coercion and may be directed persistently towards particular victims, perhaps on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexuality, or ability. The "imbalance of power" may be social power and/or physical power. The victim of bullying is sometimes referred to as a "targeted individual" (Wikipedia).