After Dark Presents
A Day To Remember
Moose Blood, Wage War
359 Ganson St.
Buffalo, NY, 14203
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
A Day To Remember
A Day to Remember (ADTR) is an American rock/metalcore band from Ocala, Florida, that was founded in 2003. ADTR are known from having a variety of melodic sing-alongs to face melting breakdowns.
Jeremy McKinnon - lead vocals (2003-present)
Alex Shelnutt - drums (2006-present)
Kevin Skaff - lead guitar, backing vocals (2009-present)
Neil Westfall - rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2003-present)
Joshua Woodard - bass guitar (2003-present)
Tom Denney (3) - lead guitar, backing vocals (2003-2009)
Brandon Roberts - drums (2004)
Bobby Scruggs - drums (2003-2004, 2004-2006)
From late Summer 2012, Moose Blood have been four dudes writing songs about relationships, friends, family and coffee drinking. A distinctly British twist on a sound that harks back to the glory days of Deep Elm Records and mid 90′s emo.
Having already played a bunch of shows with the likes of Hawthorne Heights, Broadway Calls and Gnarwolves, and a UK/European release through FITA records and Day By Day records, things are definitely moving quickly.
With over five years of unmatched determination, the culmination of five Florida musicians' effort is ready to be unleashed. Guitarist/vocalist Cody Quistad and guitarist Seth Blake met in high school when they discovered that they shared musical interests, and started jamming soon thereafter. In 2013, the duo encountered vocalist Briton Bond and, shortly after, bassist Chris Gaylord and drummer Stephen Kluesener were incorporated into the mix. The line-up alone of Ocala, Florida's Wage War sheds a more-than-welcome light on the importance of a solid foundation built upon evolving musicianship. Wage War marks their territory with from-the-heart lyrics and thrashing beats that transcend to a community who understands the trials and tribulations of growing up all too well.
In fact, Wage War IS that community, as Quistad explains, "A lot of the themes in our songs are about growing up to be a productive person, and dealing with the real things that can happen in life and coping with circumstances that could be problematic,"says Quested. "The first single we're releasing, 'Alive,' is an anthem to all the naysayers out there that are always talking about our generation being a bunch of losers."
Blueprints, the band's debut album co-produced by A Day To Remember's Jeremy McKinnon along with Andrew Wade, resounds with all of the tension and ingenuity of its creation. The band delivers 11 tracks of uncompromising multi-dimensional metalcore, filled with high-intensity rhythms, battering drums and blazing guitars, tempered with tuneful vocal passages. Crushing breakdowns alongside a combination of roaring and melodic vocals prove powerful enough to level a small village. Yet, Wage War aren't focused solely on destruction.
"The goal of Blueprints was to establish a foundation," Quistad says. "It';s our first record and our first chance to show people what we're about. So we really went all out to deliver the best songs we could possibly write and play them to the best of our ability. I think a lot of people are going to be surprised."