The Word Alive / I See Stars / Crown The Empire
Get Scared, Dayshell, Palisades
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL, 61701
Doors 5:30 PM / Show 6:30 PM
This event is all ages
The Word Alive
THE WORD ALIVE - Telle Smith (Vocals), Tony Pizzuti (Guitar), Zack Hansen (Guitar), Daniel Shapiro (Bass), Luke Holland (Drums) - People can immediately tell if you’re real. They know if your art is genuine, and they’ll stick with you if they hear, see, and feel your truth in everything you create. Since forming in 2008, The Word Alive have built that sort of trust with their diehard fan base - the sort of trust that gains you followers not just for a fleeting moment, but for a lifetime. So, it’s only fitting that the Phoenix, AZ quintet’s third full-length album for Fearless Records bears the title of ‘REAL.’
Over the course of two full-length albums and an EP, The Word Alive have risen through the ranks to become modern heavy music elite. They’ve toured with everybody from Killswitch Engage to A Day To Remember in addition to gracing the stage on Warped Tour multiple times, including a full run on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour. They’ve garnered loyal press support from the likes of Revolver and Alternative Press, to musician magazines Modern Drummer and Guitar World, as well as strong brand partnerships with Monster Energy, DW Drums and Ibanez. Respected equally by their peers and fans alike for their impressive technical musical abilities and goosebump-inducing live show that has gathered force and new fans with every gig, the band have worked hard to position ‘REAL.’ to be the album that truly sees them breaking through.
I See Stars
Similar to: Of Mice & Men, We Came As Romans, Attack Attack!
I See Stars first captured the hearts of America's youth in 2010 on Warped Tour and a highly acclaimed run with A Day To Remember, but refusing to rest of their laurels the band quickly went back into the studio to start tracking the long awaited follow-up to their groundbreaking 3D release. That album strayed away from all the musical cliches blending all musical genres to set the bar for a new unique sound. The highly acclaimed effort, The End of The World Party, was one of 2011's most talked about albums within the rock genre and perfectly demonstrated the band's impressive depth, maturity and originality. In 2012 the group have had their most successful year yet with the release of their much anticipated third full-length album Digital Renegades. This new effort was recorded with acclaimed producer Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, Emmure) and the end result is a propulsive blend of aggressive music alongside buildups that spawn from the core of techno/dub-step/electro. The disc was highly regarded by fans and media alike as their best offering yet and yielded AMP and Outburn Magazine cover features.
Crown The Empire
Similar to: Woe is Me, In Fear and Faith, Get Scared
Offering up what feels like a metalcore on Linkin Park, Crown the Empire fuse electronic ambience with metal catharsis, creating a moody and dramaic sound that sets the Dallas, Texas band apart from their contemporaries. Featuring singers Andy Leo and David Escamilla, guitarists Brandon Hoover and Bennett Vogelman, bassist Hayden Tree, keyboard player Austin Duncan, and drummer Brent Taddle, the seven-piece band puts its massive ranks to good use, crafting a sound for themselves that’s dense without being so busy that the message is lost in the noise. Crown the Empire made their debut in 2011 with the self-released EP, Limitless, followed by their first full-length, the Fallout, which arrived on Rise Records in 2012.
Similar to: Motionless in White, Snow White’s Poison, Escape the Fate
As much a call to arms as it is a moniker, Layton, Utah’s Get Scared put a gothic spin on post-hardcore. Formed in 2008 by singer Nicholas Matthews, guitarists Johhny B and Bradley Iverson, and drummer Dan Edwards the quartet put together the band with the intention of pushing themselves out of their musical comfort zones, expanding their songwriting to new places in an effort to grow artistically. The result is a mix of gothic/horror imagery and driving post-hardcore/metalcore, adding a dark touch to their driving, emotional sound. The quartet signed to Universal Motown and in 2011 made their full-length debut with Best Kind of Mess.
Similar to: Covette, Dead Like You, Beartooth
Shayley "Dayshell" Bourget realized he needed to make a big change in his life before he could truly be happy. In 2012, after three years and two seminal records playing and singing clean vocals for Southern California's Of Mice & Men, Shayley left the band to the shock of fans everywhere. However, he emerged from that tumult stronger than ever. Receiving a call from old friend and drummer Raul Martinez, they decided to jam together. There were no rules. There were no "scene" restrictions. It was just going to be fun. Adding bassist Jordan Wooley to the fold, the trio tapped into something kinetic. Fusing together warm melodies, gnashing spacey guitars, and heavy rhythms, Dayshell came to life. "I want to push boundaries," he goes on. "This is our own style. It might be heavy at the forefront, but there's beauty behind that. It encompasses all of my influences from Deftones and Led Zeppelin to Incubus and Enya. I like to call it 'Fresh Metal'." Their first single "Share With Me" exudes that indefinable and inimitable energy. Dayshell recorded the track and released it online. It went viral among fans, and Sumerian Records reached out that same day. Now, it's the leadoff to the band's self-titled 2013 debut album for the label.
Genre: Post-hardcore, Pop-Rock
Similar to: Secrets, One Last Look, Hands Like Houses
Palisades, formerly known as Marilyn Is Dead, has further reinforced and redefined their sound. Armed with a combination of post-hardcore and pop-punk influences, Palisades adds an entire new element of emotion to their rich, big sound. Strong, catchy choruses, along with aggressive melodic screaming are combined with more contemporary breakdowns, adding a very unique and distinct character to their music. Having recently recorded at Chango Gridlock Studios in Orlando Florida, Palisades plans to release their EP, and continue frequent touring.
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