A Skylit Drive “Rises” to the occasion with their new album.

A Skylit Drive, post hardcore band from California, has certainly risen above all of their albums with their newly released album, “Rise”. After releasing four albums and a DVD many fans wondered what the next album would hold in store, and trust me when I say no one is disappointed.

“Rise” is undoubtedly A Skylit Drives best work. Everything from the albums feel to the lyrics themselves is all that a fan of A Skylit Drive would, or even could, want. They kick the album off right with an electrifying first song “Save me Tragedy” and believe me when I tell you the album only goes up from there, using the perfect blend of clean and unclean vocals, A Skylit Drive powers through the album, making sure that everyone who listens to it won’t soon forget their name. Some other gems on the album are the title track “Rise”, the second track “Unbreakable”, and the albums slower ballad “Just Stay”. Vocalist Michael “Jag” Jagmin goes above and beyond on this album, keeping his signature way of singing while still throwing out subtle changes in the best kind of way, while screamer and bassist Brian White shows how far he’s come as well. It’s remarkable how the album is undoubtedly “A Skylit Drive” while still being so fresh and new. After being a fan of A Skylit drive since the release of their EP, She Watched the Sky, it’s almost amazing to see the progress and success, but there is no doubt in the minds of fans that A Skylit Drive deserves whatever fame they can get.  This album is a must have for fans of Alesana, Pierce the Veil, and Secrets & Whisper. Make sure to see A Skylit Drive on the “Rise Up Tour” coming to Peabodys in Cleveland, Ohio, September 30th; with supporting bands For All Those Sleeping, Wolves at the Gate, I the Mighty, and Privs. I know that I for one can’t wait to see how A Skylit Drive tops this one.

You can stream the album here, and be sure to pick it up when it drops in stores September 24th.


Track List

1. Save Me Tragedy
2. Unbreakable
3. Crash Down
4. Rise
5. Crazy
6. Said & Done
7. Just Stay
8. Pendulum
9. I, Enemy
10. Wide Awake
11. Shadows
12. Dreaming in Blue

WOLVES AT THE GATE announce covers EP, “Back To School”

Four-track EP features interpretations of fan-favorite songs, available September 30th
On tour September-October in support of A SKYLIT DRIVE
Ohio post-hardcore rockersWOLVES AT THE GATE are pleased to announce Back To School, a digital EP of covers set to dropSeptember 30th. The EP sees WATG paying homage and “schooling” a new generation on keystone bands such as THRICE, THURSDAY, BLINDSIDE and THE RECEIVING END OF SIRENS with fresh takes on fan-favorite tracks from those artists.

“We’re really excited about this EP because we hope to give fans an inside look at the types of music and bands that inspired our own creativity with WOLVES AT THE GATE.” explains guitarist/vocalist Steve Cobucci. “The lyrical content of each song has real depth and meaning to us as well. Recording these songs was so much fun because I’ve been playing and singing these songs for about a decade.”

In addition to Back To School, WATG will make sure fans are ready for the fall with an appearance on the Rise Up tour – a monthlong, 28-city run – supporting A SKYLIT DRIVE alongside FOR ALL THOSE SLEEPING, I THE MIGHTY and PVRIS.

Named one of Alternative Press’s “100 Bands To Know” in 2012, WOLVES AT THE GATE have been relentlessly touring in support of their debut full-length, Captors. Released in 2012, Captors sees the band not only living up to but surpassing the huge potential recognized early on by critics and fans alike with explosive songwriting that careens from brooding melodic hard rock to unabashedly heavy hardcore stomps.

Back To School Track List
1. Deadbolt (originally by Thrice)
2. Understanding In A Car Crash (originally by Thursday)
3. Sleepwalking (originally by Blindside)
4. Planning a Prison Break (originally by The Receiving End of Sirens)
Upcoming Tour Dates
Rise Up Tour w/ A SKYLIT DRIVE, 
9/20 Sacramento CA @ Boardwalk
9/21 Anaheim CA @ Chain Reaction
9/22 Los Angeles CA @ The Roxy
9/23 Phoenix AZ @ The Basement
9/24 Albuquerque NM @ Blackwater Music
9/26 Meriam KS @ Aftershock
9/27 Minneapolis MN @ The Garage
9/28 Chicago IL @ Reggies
9/29 Newport KY @ Thompson House
9/30 Cleveland OH @ Peabody’s
10/2 Worcester MA @ The Palladium
10/3 New York NY @ Webster Hall
10/4 Allentown PA @ Crocodile Rock
10/5 Springfield VA @ Empire
10/6 Raleigh NC @ Southland Ballroom
10/7 Atlanta GA @ The Masquerade
10/8 Orlando FL @ The Social
10/9 Jacksonville FL @ Roc Bar
10/10 Pensacola FL @ American Legion
10/11 Houston TX @ Walter’s
10/12 Corpus Christi TX @ House of Rock
10/13 Dallas TX @ The Door
10/14 Austin TX @ The Parish
10/15 Lubbock TX @ Jake’s
10/17 Denver CO @ Marquis Theatre
10/18 Salt Lake City UT @ In The Venue
10/19 Sparks NV @ The Alley
10/20 San Francisco CA @ DNA Lounge

Serianna hit the studio with producer Josh Schroeder for new album “Define Me”

Serianna are currently in the studio working on their new album “Define Me” with producer Josh Schroeder, who is responsible for new albums from For Today and The Color Morale. The new music is as heavy as ever and incredibly emotional as their fans have come to expect, much like their latest single “Deadweight” released on October 16, 2012. The new album will be wrapped up in February and will be released early Summer 2013.

Guitarist and songwriter Kris Meyer-Ruef checked in from the studio, “The Inheritors record was almost 3 years in the making by the time we had the pleasure of releasing it on Bullet Tooth. It seems only natural that at least 4 years since the birth of that record, Serianna is due for serious growth. Over the past year, we have gone through a major line up change and thought hard about the future of our band. It was pretty apparent to any fan of our band before that we were heavily rooted in metal core, influenced by the bands that could riff the tightest and fastest. We operated like a well oiled machine, tight and uniform. But that was just the problem: we operated like a machine. This new record has given us all the opportunity to pour our hearts into our music in a way that we felt was impossible before. Every one of us has a voice, and you will hear that through every song on this record. We went heavier, groovier, darker and more honest. I know deep down that kids are still looking for something real to fall in love with. We genuinely believe these songs are just that.”

Singer and lyricist Chris Nutting also commented, “I’m so excited for the world to hear this album because every song has a catchy hook that will get stuck in your head. That has always been a huge selling point for me with the music that I listen to, and I feel that it is such an important element to have in song writing. We wanted to write an album that would not only be fun to listen to, but also be a great experience to see live. You can bounce up and down to just about every song on the record. Each one of us played a role in writing lyrics, pulling influence from past experiences. You’ll be able to relate to these lyrics in one way or another. I couldn’t be more proud of how this album came together.”

Serianna recently released their new music video for their new single “Lose Yourself”! The song, originally by Eminem, premiered recently at AltPress.com and is available for download at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and everywhere else music is available. The music video was filmed while the guys were on tour by director and close friend Sam Link (Sleeping With Sirens, Decoder). The video is streaming NOW on YouTube.

The debut album “Inheritors” from Serianna (Madison, WI) is available everywhere NOW. Fans can listen to the songs “Fragments” and “Guilty Spark” at their Facebook page, and watch a live music video for “Virtues” directed by Sam Link (Sleeping With Sirens, Decoder) from the recent Motel 6 “Rock Yourself To Sleep” Tour. Their songs “Fragments” and “Inheritors” are also available NOW on Rock Band for Xbox 360. The band has recently been on tour with Alesana, A Skylit Drive, Sleeping With Sirens, Affiance, Memphis May Fire, Attila, and more.

Sleeping with Sirens in Pittsburgh, PA on Nov. 6th

Nov. 6th | Mr. Smalls Theatre | Pittsburgh, PA

WHO: Sleeping With Sirens

WHERE: Mr. Smalls Theatre | 400 Lincoln Avenue | Millvale, PA 15209

WHEN: Tues. Nov. 6th | 7 PM | $20

If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack
Debuted at #17 on The Billboard Top 200 Chart!

The pop infused rock band, Sleeping With Sirens, is currently on the “Collide with the Sky” Tour with Pierce the Veil with support from Tonight Alive and Hands Like Houses. For additional details, please visit: www.sleepingwithsirens.net.

Sleeping with Sirens released their acoustic album, If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack via Rise Records on June 26th. The album was produced by Mark Trombino (Jimmy Eat World, Finch, Blink-182) and debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 charts, selling 17,486 in the first week. If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack also hit #4 on both the Independent charts and Hard Music charts and #5 on the Current Alternative charts. You can purchase If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack, here: http://bit.ly/NwtfkM.

Sleeping With Sirens is vocalist Kellin Quinn, guitarists Jesse Lawson and Jack Fowler, bassist Justin Hills and drummer Gabe Barham. The band was formed in 2009 by ex-members of bands For All We Know, Broadway and We Are Defiance. The Grand Rapids, Michigan-based group’s first album for Rise Records, With Ears To See And Eyes To Hear, debuted in March 2010 at #7 on Billboard’s “Top Heatseekers” chart, and at #36 on “Top Independent Albums.”Released in May 2011, the record peaked at #78 on Billboard’s “Top 200” chart, as well as #13 on “Top Independent Albums” and #5 in “Hard Rock.”

The band has toured extensively sharing stages with fellow scene stalwarts like We Came As Romans, Falling In Reverse, Alesana, A Skylit Drive, Blessthefall, Emmure, For All Those Sleeping and Motionless In White. The band spent Summer 2012 playing the full Vans Warped Tour.

The remainder of 2012 and all of 2013 promise to hold even more exciting new developments for Sleeping With Sirens, who were featured on the cover of the June 2012 issue of Alternative Press Magazine. After completing this tour of the US group also plans to head into the studio in winter 2013 to begin work on their forthcoming third full-length. Until then, If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack will serve as the latest reminder of the dazzling directions in which Sleeping With Sirens are headed.

For updates, please visit:

Official: www.SleepingWithSirens.net
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SleepingWithSirensBand
Twitter: www.Twitter.com/swstheband
Pinterest: Pinterest.com/swstheband

Fall Tour w/ Pierce The Veil:

Oct 24 Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL
Oct 25 The State Theater Tampa, FL
Oct 26 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Oct 27 Greene Street Club Greensboro, NC
Oct 28 The Recher Theatre Baltimore, MD
Oct 30 TLA Philadelphia, PA
Oct 31 Northern Lights Albany, NY
Nov 01 Best Buy Theatre New York, NY
Nov 02 Palladium Worcester, MA
Nov 03 Corona Theatre Montreal, Canada
Nov 04 The Guvernment Toronto, Canada
Nov 06 Mr. Smalls Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 07 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
Nov 08 Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, MI
Nov 09 House of Blues Chicago, IL
Nov 10 Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
Nov 12 The Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
Nov 14 In the Venue Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 16 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Nov 17 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
Nov 18 Ace of Spades Sacramento, CA
Nov 20 SLIMS San Francisco, CA


blessthefall has premiered their music video for single “40 Days” today with Kerrang! Magazine.

The new video, which was first revealed by ESPGuitars, offers the band’s take on a zombie film, featuring lead singer Beau Bokan returning from his grave.

“After waiting around for several months for the new season of The Walking Dead to start back up we decided to take matters into our own hands and make our very own zombie flick, with a Blessthefall twist” explains lead singer, Beau Bokan. “As many of our fans know we dont take ourselves too seriously, so we of course added a proper dose of BTF comedic value. The video was a blast to film and we even added a very special female guest zombie at the end. Hope you love this music video as much as we do and remember…you dont always live just once.”

To follow a successful summer on the Vans Warped Tour, the Phoenix, AZ quintet is currently overseas in the UK on the Never Say Die Tour with We Came As Romans and Stick To Your Guns, and have recently announced their North American headline tour, including support from A Skylit Drive, At The Skylines, and Skip The Foreplay.

blessthefall Announces North American Headline Tour

blessthefall are excited to announce their North American headline tour.

The Nut Up or Shut Up Tour is presented by Peter Says Denim, with support from A Skylit Drive, At The Skylines, and Skip The Foreplay. The globe-trotting metal warriors kick off their 22 date trek with a stop on the California Metalfest in San Bernardino, CA on November 24.

“We are really excited to get back out on the road and headline!” comments guitarist Eric Lambert. “Can’t wait to shred Canada and the United States again!”

To follow up a successful summer on the Vans Warped Tour, the band is currently gearing up to invade the UK on the Never Say Die Tour with We Came As Romans and Stick To Your Guns. Returning to the UK for the second time this year, the band were recently praised by Kerrang! Magazine as “one of the world’s most explosive live bands”. Having already shared the stage with As I Lay Dying, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, August Burns Red, Atreyu, and Underoath, the band are no strangers to the road, and will continue their live onslaught through the rest of year.

photo Ann Buster AnnBuster.com

Never Say Die Tour w/ We Came As Romans, Stick To Your Guns, For The Fallen Dreams, Obey The Brave, At The Skylines, and more.
Oct 12 – Wurzburg, Germany @ Posthalle
Oct 13 – Stuttgart, Germany @ Zapata
Oct 14 – Paris, France @ La Trabendo
Oct 15 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy 2
Oct 17 – Manchester, UK @ Club Academy
Oct 18 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
Oct 19 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Zaal
Oct 20 – Koln, Germany @ Essigfabrik
Oct 21 – Berlin, Germany @ C-Club
Oct 22 – Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle
Oct 23 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Klubben/Fryshuset
Oct 25 – Munster, Germany @ Sputnikhalle
Oct 26 – Esch, Luxembourg @ Kulturfabrik
Oct 27 – Pratteln, Switzerland @ 27
Oct 28 – Tezzo D’Adda (Milan) Italy @ Live Club
Oct 29 – Munchen, Germany @ Backstage Werk
Oct 30 – Wien, Austria @ Arena
Nov 01 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Futurum
Nov 02 – Leipzig, Germany @ Werk 2
Nov 03 – Den Haag, Netherlands @ Paard
Nov 06 – Moscow, Russia @ Pipl

The Nut Up or Shut Up Tour presented by Peter Says Denim w/ A Skylit Drive, At The Skylines, Skip The Foreplay
Nov 24 – San Bernardino, CA @ NOS Events Center (CA Metalfest)
Nov 26 – Spokane, WA @ A Club
Nov 27 – Calgary, AB @ The Den
Noc 28 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
Nov 29 – Saskatoon, SK @ Louis’ Pub
Nov 30 – Winnipeg, MB @ WECC
Dec 1 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
Dec 3 – London, ON @ Rum Runners
Dec 4 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Dec 5 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
Dec 6 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs
Dec 7 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
Dec 8 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
Dec 9 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
Dec 10 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
Dec 11 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Dec 13 – St Louis, MO @ Firebird
Dec 14 – Tulsa, OK @ Bixby
Dec 15 – Lubbock, TX @ Jakes
Dec 16 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
Dec 17 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Dec 18 – El Paso, TX @ Club 101
Dec 19 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre