Innerstrength Records is pleased to announce the latest addition to its already impressive stable of artists: Chicago metal road warriors ELYSION FIELDS, whose debut full-length album New Beginnings is slated for release on February 12, 2013.
As metal fans with an eye on the underground already know, ELYSION FIELDS have spent the past few years pummeling the live scene as one of the genre’s worst-kept secrets, making their presence known on stages alongside marquee names like AUGUST BURNS RED, MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE, WE CAME AS ROMANS, MISERY INDEX and more. The band increased its profile by storming SXSW, where it played four showcases including the main stage at the heralded Full Metal Texas party.
On a clear trajectory as a burgeoning metal powerhouse, ELYSION FIELDS are taking the next logical step by launching a partnership with Innerstrength for the release of New Beginnings.
“We are very excited to be a part of the Innerstrength family. Since the beginning they have been very transparent about everything, and that is how business with a label should be done,” says vocalist Chris Fernandez.
“Building a team around your band is an integral part to being successful,” adds guitarist and vocalist Josh Woods. “So many artists are quick to sign a contract with a label that doesn’t even market their tours or promote their artists. Jason at Innerstrength was able to do just that while at the same time remaining open to what we want to do in regards to moving forward with both music creation and all business aspects.”
Followers of the band already revere ELYSION FIELDS for its uncompromising, honest take on savage metal music and its uncannily seasoned-sounding approach to songwriting that appeals to fans of AUGUST BURNS RED, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and AS I LAY DYING while carving out a niche entirely its own. Its a signature sound the band has been trotting out in a series of often surprising cover songs, including its most recent release, a take on PSY’s “Gangnam Style” that has racked up more than 43,000 views in six weeks.
On New Beginnings, ELYSION FIELDS takes that sound in bold new directions in the first of what is sure to be many landmark moments in the career of this exciting young band.
“With this album, we really wanted to touch on many different aspects of not only metal, but music in general, that we could. We use lots of guitar solos, breakdowns, and odd time signatures that are all staples of classic metal, but we also take pride in our carefully crafted choruses and melodic sections that really round out the songs,” says guitarist Scott Georgeson.
“We are all extremely proud of the music that we have put together on New Beginnings, and we are happy to be releasing this record with Innerstrength,” Fernandez adds. “This is just another dream come true for us and definitely is a new beginning for the band.”
Catch ELYSION FIELDS on tour throughout the eastern U.S. with THE PARAMEDIC (Bullet Tooth Records) starting October 26. Following that, the band will embark on a run with It Lies Within (Luxor), culminating with a performance at OutRage Festival in Tyler, TX alongside THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS, HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS and many more.