Contorted Records Presents
Glass Cloud, Beyond the Shore, Aethere, Taking Us Alive, She's An Animal
1667 Botelho Drive
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
Doors 3:30 PM / Show 4:00 PM (event ends at 10:00 PM)
This event is all ages
Rhythmic, Groove, Technical, Brutal, Captivating, Face Melting are all adjectives that do not even come close to touching the tip of the iceberg when it comes to describing the sound, image and movement exploding right now out of Southern California. The source of this decibel shattering, mind-numbing, captivating phenomenon? Los Angeles metal outfit, VOLUMES.
VOLUMES are a collection of five young musicians coming from a wide array of musical backgrounds, ranging from jazz, classical, post-rock to rap and of course metal. VOLUMES eclectic tastes blend together to forge a creative bond between several types of genres that are worlds apart. The combination of their efforts results in fusions between intricate patterns, melodies, and progressive.. yet-not-to-be-overlooked-aggressive, straight to the point, metal. This particular blend of musical styles strives to find a balance between chaos and tranquility. Standing out in their genre is the fact that VOLUMES have two lead-vocalists who utilize their different ranges to create a layered, charismatic volatile sound which leave all listeners begging for more.
Having just signed on with MEDIASKARE RECORDS & OUTERLOOP MANAGEMENT, VOLUMES quickly released their unforgettable fan favorite EP titled: 'The Concept Of Dreaming'. Wasting no time, VOLUMES immediately begin work on their currently entitled debut full length "VIA" that hit #1 on iTunes Metal the first day. With their whole career starting to unfold, and the world ahead of them VOLUMES are not a band you want to overlook.. be forewarned.
After years of touring and performing around the world with various bands, vocalist Jerry Roush finally has a band to call his own. The former frontman for Sky Eats Airplane and Of Mice & Men has joined forces with 8-string guitarist Joshua Travis [The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza], bassist Travis Sykes and drummer Chad Hasty to create Glass Cloud.
The Hampton, VA-based band is currently in San Diego, CA recording their debut full-length album at Lambesis Studios, with Joshua Travis also serving as producer. Glass Cloud will release the full-length album in late Spring/early Summer 2012 through Equal Vision Records.
Musically, Glass Cloud offers a sense of controlled chaos fueled by Roush's deep, ferocious growls and distinct, gritty cleans. Travis' phenomenal guitarwork and ability to constantly surprise listeners stands out as he displays the perfect balance between energetic, driving intricacies and calmer progressions that carry a dark, eerie tone. Sykes and Hasty, graduates of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, rule the rhythm section contributing unique cadences and swinging, jazzy grooves interlaced with softer symphonic touches. Glass Cloud shines as the members deliver some of their heaviest and most technical compositions to date.
Excitement and enthusiasm simply radiates out of the band as they discuss working together in the studio and developing a sound that is all their own. "The collective musicianship and talent level in this band is unbelievable," explains Travis. "…and to top it off, the guys are all down-to-earth people too. Working on this record has been a lot of fun. We are trying to introduce something organic and ambient into heavy music. Not the typical breakdown heavy, but darker chords upon layers and layers."
Roush also boasts unabashedly about the remarkable caliber of musical proficiency within the band, and specifically about the creative connection between himself and Travis stating, "From the moment he became involved in this band, he was sending me fully finished tracks left and right, songs that were blowing my mind. Musically, Josh is a beast…the dude is a musical machine. We meshed so well, right from the start, making tracks that had no limits to them. I couldn't have asked for a better and more prolific guitarist to accompany me in this new musical endeavor. And with Josh being the producer of the debut Glass Cloud record, we know that we are making the exact album that we want to make."
"We have been working intensely in the studio, but it will definitely pay off when we introduce something new and fresh to the scene," Travis concludes. "I don't think I could be more excited about a project." Glass Cloud will spend 2012 on the road supporting their forthcoming album, with tour dates to be announced soon.
Beyond the Shore
Agoura Hills, CA - Janaury 22nd, 2013 - Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of up-and-coming metal act BEYOND THE SHORE. In 2008, the Lexington-Fayette, KY quintet formed when the members were still in high school. Relentlessly booking shows, touring and balancing school at the same time, BEYOND THE SHORE had the privilege of sharing the stage with acts such as: Born Of Osiris, Shai Hulud, MyChildren MyBride, Of Machines, After The Burial and many more. BEYOND THE SHORE has created quite a buzz in the short time they have been a band.
The band's first release, "The Arctic Front" EP (2009), was produced by Kelly Cairns and recorded at Lambesis Studios (As I Lay Dying, War Of Ages, Austrian Death Machine, Impending Doom) in San Marcos, California. The band's debut release helped to build an impressive internet buzz, starting with the release of the first single "Shotgun Sunrise." After playing several shows in support of the debut EP, BEYOND THE SHORE began work on their full-length, Ghostwatcher.
In 2012, BEYOND THE SHORE headed to Lowell, NC to record the their first full-length, which was produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Kevin Newland of Newland Recordings. Ghostwatcher, the band's debut full-length, will be released on April 2nd, 2013. The first single, Half Lived, is available now on iTunes. Music, videos, and pre-orders are available now on metalblade.com/beyondtheshore.
BEYOND THE SHORE is:
Andrew Loucks - Vocals
Chris "The Lieutenant" Stinnett - Drums
Zach Hunter - Guitar
Jared Loucks - Guitar
Eli Masharbash - Bass
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