East Coast Collective presents
Palisades, Slaves, Glass Houses, Soul Searcher
140 Merrick Road
Amityville, NY, 11701
This event is 16 and over
Beau Bokan (lead vocals), Eric Lambert (guitar), Jared Warth (bass/vocals), Matt Traynor (drums), Elliott Gruenberg (guitar) - A leading force in the metalcore genre, Arizona quintet blessthefall have spent years taking their message globally; each body of work more impressive than the last. Their last album Awakening (2011) achieved their best sales to date hitting #32 on the Billboard Top 200. Noted as Alternative Press' Most Anticipated album of 2013, the band commissioned producer Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, The Devil Wears Prada, Of Mice & Men) to record new album Hollow Bodies. Never before recruiting outsiders, the band enlisted the help of friends to feature 3 guest vocal spots on Hollow Bodies, including Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red, Jesse Barnett of Stick To Your Guns, and electro-rock sensation Lights. The band is currently on the entire Vans Warped Tour for their main stage slot, adding to an already impressive tour resume that includes runs with As I Lay Dying, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, and August Burns Red. Throughout the album's 11 charging tracks, Hollow Bodies is blessthefall's reinvigorating approach to an already impressive catalog and career.
Post-Hardcore band based in Iselin, NJ, USA
The Sacramento-based band features Jonny Craig (Dance Gavin Dance, Emarosa) and Alex Lyman (Hearts and Hands), two artists who've built a name and reputation for themselves in their respective projects, but are now branching out creatively with Slaves.
Slaves will release their debut album this summer via Artery, but the band has shared a 70-second teaser, which provides both an audio and visual keyhole look into the process and the project. It should tide fans over for now. The teaser can be watched below.
It's a birds-eye view of Slaves in the studio. Craig's unique, critically acclaimed voice, which is drenched with emotion and rich with soul, powers the clip and offers just the right taste of what's to come, all the while leaving you salivating for more.
"Men have been enslaving men for as along as we've had gods to hide behind," Craig said. "Every man is a slave to what we love — whether it be women, drugs, music or sports. Through art we are all equals."
Slaves will also embark on their first tour this May. More details regarding the trek will be announced soon.