For The Fallen Dreams
Hundredth, Upon This Dawning, Gideon, Sworn In
75 Civic Center Parkway
Burnsville, MN, 55337
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 6:30 PM (event ends at 10:15 PM)
This event is all ages
For The Fallen Dreams
In today's hardcore/metal scene, it's easy for anyone to become jaded by the constant clones of, what is basically, the same band with hundreds of different names. We've all heard it; the same riff accompanied by the growling vocals and simultaneous "chug-chug" breakdowns. So, we wait and maybe search the music section on Myspace for a breath of fresh air. Thankfully, hidden in the obscure depths of the internet are bands that give this genre hope, and if you look hard enough, you can find them.
One of these noteworthy bands is Lansing, Michigan's well kept secret, For the Fallen Dreams. Formed in late 2003 and recently signing with Rise Records (The Devil Wears Prada, Drop Dead Gorgeous) in the summer of 2007, these young men show incredible promise through songs that showcase poignant and powerful writing, both lyrically and musically while still staying in touch with their hardcore/metal roots. Their music displays a well-done balance of metal and melody. Guitarists, Jim Hocking and Chris Cain show a variety of ranges while shifting back and forth between hard-hitting metal riffs and some rather melodic guitar lines. Given their ability to draw the listener in with brutally honest lyrics about life, relationships, and struggle, the band shows solidarity for their future as a band to be taken seriously.
With 2010 shaping up to be a pretty big year for For the Fallen Dreams, I think we'll be hearing a lot more from them. Dylan, Jim, Chris, Joe and Andrew certainly seem to be on their way to setting the bar for the future of hardcore.
Hundredth is one of the most intense and emotionally-driven bands you will see in 2010. Their debut record "When Will We Surrender" features 13 tracks of desperation, each song melodically driven and packaged with pure honesty. Injustice fuels their righteous anger and that is apparent in the album's opening lyrics. Delivering a message of hope to those suffering, Hundredth aims to spread positivity through a scene that's been darkened by violence and negativity. After experiencing many obstacles in 2009, their heads are held high and they are moving forward steadfast. Raw honesty and authenticity are craftily woven into their debut, which releases on Mediaskare Records on March 30th, 2010.
Upon This Dawning
Hailing from Verona, Italy, pulverizing sextet Upon This Dawning has been honing their melodically brand of metal. Touring incessantly in Italy, the band quickly attracted a rabid following in their home country, releasing EP "Count The Seconds Until Your Last Breath", and gained new fans in each city at their shows throughout Europe. The band has shared stages with some of the biggest names in the scene including Asking Alexandria, Underoath, Dance Gavin Dance, blessthefall, Piece the Veil, Motionless in White and In Fear and Faith, and is endorsed by Truth Custom Drums. Upon This Dawning is set to release their first album with Fearless Records in fall 2012.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama brings us Gideon, an aggressive, melodic hardcore band with an already impressive repertoire. Well-placed gang vocals and a powerful front man set Gideon apart from many of their peers, while the band as a whole, whose members have been playing together only since 2008, come off sounding like seasoned pros. Their Facedown debut "Costs" (engineered by Brian Hood) will be released on March 1, 2011 and will be supported by non stop touring including Facedown Fest in Pomona, CA (April) and Cornerstone Festival in Bushnell, IL (July).
Optimism is a fucking disease.
We are a group of dudes from Lake County, Illinois as of March 2011.
We play music that will turn your ears to shit.
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