I See Stars & The Word Alive

I SEE STARS 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. Since there has been a surplus of "electronica/hardcore" music as of late, the pages will be turned once again, and new eyes will be opened, to bands and fans alike. The much anticipated new effort, The End of The World Party, is going to be one of 2011's most talked about albums within the rock genre and perfectly demonstrates the band's impressive depth, maturity and originality.

3D is currently over 30,000 units sold in North America mainly as a direct result of the band's relentless touring that also supported Attack Attack, Forever The Sickest Kids, We The Kids and Emarosa. The group's first headliner with We Came As Romans as direct support selling 500 - 1000 tickets in many markets. I SEE STARS also continues to be one of the top selling bands at retail in Hot Topic.

I SEE STARS is a band made up of lifelong friends and it's that exact dynamic that makes them so entertaining. All members; Devin Oliver (vocals), Andrew Oliver (drums), Brent Allen (guitars) and Jeff Valentine (bass) lived in the same neighborhood as kids. The friendship goes back as far as elementary school. Zach Johnson (keyboards, screaming vocals) later joined in middle school to help the band evolve adding in synth and samples. Jimmy Gregerson (guitars) then completed the six piece group taking Devin off guitar and making him the permanent lead vocalist. Over time as the album 3D was being created people all over the map were already starting to become familiar with the band. Sumerian Records quickly signed the band and released the debut album, 3D, on April 14th, 2009 to rave reviews.

I SEE STARS will be doing their first overseas tour in 2011 with We The Kings in the UK and will also be stopping in Indonesia before performing at the Soundwave Festival in Australia with such genre titans as 30 Seconds To Mars, Iron Maiden, Queens Of The Stone Age and Bring Me The Horizon. Their sophomore record, The End Of The World Party, could possibly be the heaviest pop album yet. This new offering has lots of substance and is very theatric in scope. There is literally something for everyone. The culmination of all this hard work pays off in the spring of 2011 as the band is featured on the Alternative Press tour with Black Veil Bride, D.R.U.G.S and Verse Emerge.

I SEE STARS states: "We are taking I SEE STARS to the next level. This new chapter is bringing mainstream pop to hardcore music alongside build ups that spawn from the core of techno/dub-step/electro music. Catchy and melodic vocals that illustrate a concept that we feel raises the bar. You're going to dance way more, you're going to want to throw your fists way more. When you put those two together, you have a whole different game. We didn't limit ourselves, and teaming up with 3D producer, our buddy Cameron Mizell and a balls to the wall producer like Joey Sturgis (The Devil Wears Prada, Attack Attack, Asking Alexandria), further proved that the sky is the limit to what we can do. The wait is over, and the end is near"

In 2011, I SEE STARS further cemented their status as visionaries of the genre and gain legions of new diehard followers.

Crown The Empire

Crown The Empire... putting the "Fuck Yeah" into "Fuck Yeah Man"

Crown The Empire

Crown The Empire... putting the "Fuck Yeah" into "Fuck Yeah Man"

Get Scared

We started the band with the motive to not be another mundane closed minded group of musicians. We were all sick of the regurgitated music that was being put out, and unhappy with how Intolerant the music scene had become in our hometown. This gave us the passion to create music that not only went against everything in our hometown scene, but also to make music that truly made us feel whole. The meaning behind the name "Get Scared" is to not hold back in life. Do whatever you are passionate about, get out of your comfort zone and don't be afraid of failure, the only way to fail is to never try at all. Get Scared

Dayshell

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.

Downfall

Born in 2011 Downfall is a new name on the Front Range metal scene, but it's creation has been many years in the making. The genesis truly began in 2004 when Bryan Stinson joined the Cheyenne based Imperium as their lead vocalist. Imperium lasted for roughly a year, and released a four song demo. Stinson left the band in early 2006 and was soon followed by the talented lead guitarist Mike Coursey and drummer Jason Sherar, to form This Side Of Dawn. Adam Pryor, who had worked with Stinson on previous projects, completed the band as bassist. This Side Of Dawn completed a demo and played a few live shows before logistical and financial issues brought it to an untimely end. After a short break Stinson and Coursey went on to form the brief but successful Cyrus Caine with Jason and Ryan Mannon (formerly of The Mandrake). Due to creative differences Stinson and Coursey split with the Mannon brothers in late 2008.
After some time off Stinson And Coursey began to work on the studio project that would eventually become Downfall. In early 2011 Adam Pyror was once again tapped to play bass for the yet to be titled 6 song EP. In early Spring Downfall shot and realised it's first video for Harvest the Day. At this time the band had decided to eventually take the studio project to the stage and a search for a drummer began (all drum tracks on the EP were created by Coursey using a drum machine). Caden Montoya was picked in late summer of 2011 to play skins for Downfall. With the EP finally completed and a full live band Downfall is ready to bring it's aggressive yet technical sound to the Front Range and beyond.

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Wednesday, November 13 · 5:30 PM at Palladium