Eyes Set To Kill, Lakeshore, Alteras, The Amatory Murder
2709 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 12:30 AM)
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Moments before stepping out onto the stage at a sold-out show in Helsinki, Finland, Alesana, comprised of frontman/vocalist Dennis Lee, vocalist/guitarist Shawn Milke, guitarist Patrick Thompson, drummer Jeremy Bryan, bassist Shane Crump, and guitarist Jake Campbell, took a moment to reflect on the last five years. “Remember our first practice space?” asked a nostalgic Dennis. “Look how far we have come. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m about to rock the faces off a bunch of Finnish kids. Let’s do this!”Getting set to release third album The Emptiness, Alesana’s devoted international fanbase is living proof that the right combination of talent, creativity, hard work and dedication to fans can go a long, long way.
Forming in November of 2004, Alesana’s debut full-length record On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax was released on Fearless Records in 2006. The album, produced and recorded by Kit Walters, was built around a dynamic, emotionally charged, three guitar attack. It was a sound the band defined as their own, and one they expanded on with second album Where Myth Fades To Legend. This time working producer Steve Evetts (Senses Fail, Every Time I Die, Dillinger Escape Plan), the band entered the big time, achieving acclaim in the U.S. and across the globe, building a huge fanbase overseas.
Expect the unexpected in every way possible when experiencing the band’s new album The Emptiness. The band’s third and finest effort, produced by Kris Crummett (Emarosa, Dance Gavin Dance), finds the explosive sextet at their most creative. “Ever since day one Dennis and I have wanted to write our own story,” notes Shawn. “Having always incorporated story telling into our music, we felt that the third record was the perfect opportunity to do just that.” Packaged with a 13-page short story and intricate album art, The Emptiness offers the listener a theatrical-like experience that stretches beyond the expected nuances of a rock record. Polished with much of the same dynamic that made On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax a fresh and addictive success, The Emptiness combines killer hooks with an added depth, thanks to the incorporation of a live string quartet. The record perfectly blends together the distinctive Alesana sound with a new maturity and ferocity that will have peers, critics and fans alike turning their heads.
Alesana has always focused a great deal of their attention on having an energetic and memorable live show, and the 2010 sees the band expand on the raw, honest intensity of their on stage performances more than ever. Having completed tours with Chiodos, Silverstein, The Devil Wears Prada, A Day To Remember, Bayside, Mayday Parade, Drop Dead Gorgeous and Fear Before, the band is ready to continue hitting the road hard and strong. "Touring and playing shows for the fans is what its all about," says Dennis. "We've made some great friends and had the privilege of sharing the stage with not only awesome bands, but good guys as well. It is a really special thing when you can share your passion and art with people everyday for a living. There isn't a minute that goes by that we are not eternally grateful for the opportunities we've been given.”
With the creativity of their lyrics, the passion of their music, and the energy of their live show, Alesana’s next chapter is set to be the band’s biggest yet. “The Emptiness is much more than just a record for us, and hopefully the fans as well,” notes Shawn. “It is an adventure, much like seeing a Broadway play. Read the story, listen to the music, get lost in the artwork. Enjoy it on every level possible. We have never had this much fun doing a project, ever.”
Eyes Set To Kill
At some point or another, everybody wears a mask. That façade doesn't just hide imperfections or insecurities either. It allows its wearer to assume a different face. Sometimes, that's a dangerous proposition. Other times, it's the only way to find oneself. Eyes Set To Kill uncovered their identity within Masks, their fifth full-length album and first for Century Media Records.
In 2012, the band found itself mired in the search for a new label. That proved to be a rather daunting and frustrating undertaking where every meeting yielded a conflicting third-party perception of who Eyes Set To Kill should be.
"I felt like we were wearing a bunch of masks to impress people during those meetings," admits singer, songwriter, and guitarist Alexia Rodriguez. "At one point, I had a bit of a revelation. We had gone through so many changes over the years. It wasn't about anybody else though. It was about us. We really found the band's face at that point. We weren't wearing masks anymore."
Instead of pandering or worrying about expectations, the band—Alexia, her sister Anissa [bass], Caleb Clifton [drums], and Cisko Miranda [screams]—hunkered down and demoed two of its strongest songs to date, the irresistibly incendiary "True Colors" and "Nothing Left to Say". Both merged anthemic scope and jarring metallic elegance, making for some of the group's catchiest fare. As a result, Century Media immediately signed them.
"Those two songs served as a blueprint for the entire record," explains Alexia. "When we were writing, I didn't try to do what everybody else does. We didn't need to throw a ton of riffs into one song or get overly technical. I wanted to make music that was catchy."
With that mindset, the group retreated to a Southern California studio with producer Steve Evetts [The Dillinger Escape Plan, Sepultura]. In the process, Alexia evolved immensely as the band's songwriter, and the band's patented sound expanded. For the first time, Cisko added staggering screams, building the harmonies. Everything became amplified from the heaviness to the hooks.
"I was never really an underground kind of girl," says Alexia. "I grew up on bands like Nirvana and more alternative rock, but I also related to metal and post-hard-core at the same time. Melody makes music relatable. I want people to remember the songs and relate to them."
The first single "Infected" certainly upholds that. A battering guitar groove gives way to a soaring refrain from Alexia. It's an unforgettable and unshakable introduction to the next phase of Eyes Set To Kill.
She goes on, "Sometimes, in relationships, people get manipulated into thinking that they're the insane one or they have something wrong with them. They get portrayed like they're 'infected', but they're really not. They're just being manipulated. It hits hard, and it's got a lot of anger. At the same time, it shows listeners they're not alone."
Eyes Set To Kill have been providing fans that outlet since they first emerged from Phoenix, AZ in 2003. Since then, they have amassed over 1.17 million Facebook likes, covered USA Today, and landed on Alternative Press's coveted "100 Bands You Need to Know List". On the road, they've developed into a veritable whirlwind, sharing stages with everyone from Papa Roach to Black Veil Brides. They've crossed the globe four times on tour and even headlined a festival in Jakarta in front of 8,000-plus fans.
Now, with the Masks off, Eyes Set To Kill stand primed to be heard louder than ever before. "I feel like we've been working towards this record for our whole career," concludes Alexia. "There were times I was almost going to give up. I'm glad I didn't. I'd love for this music to inspire everyone to keep going. It's always worth it to hold on to your dreams."
Lakeshore is an active rock band from New Fairfield, CT Headed by brothers Ben and Joe Lionetti (guitarist & drummer) who originally founded the metalcore giants Emmure. The band has deep roots in music and combines a very powerful and melodic sound with a fresh new touch, unlike any other.
The band is comprised of vocalist Shawn Adams from Manassas, VA - Ben Lionetti on guitar, with brother Joe Lionetti on Drums, both hailing from New Fairfield, CT. Bassist Chris Segovia and lead guitarist Mitch LoBuglio long time friends from Newtown, CT
Their debut EP "41" was recorded with producer Ken Susi of Unearth (The Contortionist, Madball)) and features Karl Shubach of Misery Signals and Jessie Freeland of The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza on the track "King"
"41" is set to release later this year.
Lakeshore ushers in a pure new energy with a nostalgic feel, formed by a relentless cast set on defining a new era of music.
Alternative Hard Rock band from Youngstown, OH, consisting of members Jacob Clasen, Michael Dulay, Zack Orr, and Seth Donchess.
alteras [AL-teə(r)-is] - the present indicative 'you' form of the Spanish verb alterar, meaning to change or alter. Translation: "you change"
The message the band brings to the table is a simple, transparent one: embrace change.
While change is both inevitable and necessary, it is not always easy. Break ups, toxic friendships, broken homes, and losing loved ones can be all too defeating. These ideologies and topics of adversity are often the subject matter in Alteras's music.
Through an effort of complete transparency in both their music and form, Alteras strives to be a living example of this to their fans, friends, and family alike. No matter the obstacles we are are faced with we endure, we forgive, we greave, and we learn to love again.
The Amatory Murder
The Amatory Murder is an alternative rock band founded by Christian Peppas in Brooklyn, New York. Following in the footsteps of influential artists Muse, Pink Floyd, U2 and Nine Inch Nails, Peppas along with the band employ a variety of foundational sounds utilizing synthetic atmospheres, piano and programmed beat arrangements. Mixed with organic drums, heavy guitars and catchy hooks, the tracks are then topped off with angst-ridden lyrics. The band has shared the stage with musicians including Alesana, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Farewell My Love, The Red Paintings, Megosh, Justin Symbol, Get Scared, Julien-K, The Dreaming and Blood On The Dance Floor.
All records released by the The Amatory Murder have been recorded, produced and financed by the band themselves. 2011 saw the debut album from The Amatory Murder 'A Different Frequency' which contained the single and clay-mated music video of the same name. In 2012, The Amatory Murder released 'Lonely Boy' which included a new song/titletrack along with remixes from 'A Different Frequency' by other artists. A music video for the remixed song 'Chelsea' was released online. In 2014, The Amatory Murder released their third record, the critically-acclaimed EP 'Exploiting Our Dreams' which had cover art designed by surrealistic artist and painter Pony Ma. The EP contained five tracks performed by the band and five remixes by other artists. 'A Haunting', the first song off the record, was accompanied by a music video that premiered on Bryan Stars' official YouTube Channel.
2015 started off with their newest single 'My Nightmare' accompanied by a music video that premiered via Revolver Magazine.
The Amatory Murder have a dedicated following in the alternative/modern rock scenes but their break through sound connects to audiences on all levels with dynamic choruses and energetic beats. They strive to make direct connections with their fans via music that embodies emotions we all have hidden within. The writing and arrangement of each track is crafted in order to get their message across to as diverse an audience as possible. They have a very clear vision of what they want the future to hold for them and understand it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to get there – no corners can be cut. The Amatory Murder ultimately plan on taking the world’s stage, winning over each being at a time with their unique, enduring sound. Recently, the band has been taken under the wing of Farewell My Love frontman Chad Kowal who has been assisting them with artist development.