Hail the Sun
Hail The Sun is a progressive post-hardcore quartet who met in Chico, CA, while studying music technology. The overlap of influences throughout the group has led them to become one of the most dynamic and intricate musical acts to come out of the scene in decades. Formed by drummer Donovan Melero and guitarist Aric Garcia (who played in a death metal band in high school), the original idea for the musical direction was to remain high-energy, while allowing melodies and harmonies to be a prominent feature, rather than just screaming to portray intense emotion. The addition of Shane Gann and John Stirrat brought additional flavors, and the group began to stretch its creative legs, allowing itself to write parts and songs that were much more heavily influenced by jazz, funk, blues, fusion, and Latin musical styles.
The group has toured extensively throughout its three-year existence, and has recently begun experiencing national exposure. They have one of the most high-energy live shows ever witnessed, and that's all while playing amazingly difficult lines and rhythms. Their drummer is their singer, which is a show in and of itself, and the addition of the other three acting as visual "frontmen," while not singing, lets the audience's attention move from here to there seamlessly, and without feeling bored.
Eidola is a five piece experimental post-hardcore band from Salt Lake City, Utah. Over the last four years, Eidola have managed to release two highly praised full-length concept albums, tour the country with industry behemoths like Dance Gavin Dance, and partner with Blue Swan Records and Artery Global to bring their passionate, progressive sound to the masses. Their new album Degeneraterra has received acclaim for it's ambitious sonic scope, complex songwriting, and existential lyrics.
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"Eidola churns through 13 songs that run from place to place, taking the listener through a sonic adventure full of joy, sadness, nostalgia, and beauty. The sheer diversity means that this album not only warrants, but requires, additional listenings, each of which is an absolute joy thanks to the brilliant songwriting. Eidola has created something truly incredible with Degeneraterra– an album that will satisfy both the mind and the heart many times over." - Heavy Blog Is Heavy
"There is so much in this album that I could write a graduate level thesis on it. Just know that if you have any, any, interest in metal/prog rock/post-core/music in general, check these guys out. If they are not huge in the next couple years, then I will finally concede that I know nothing about music." - NanoBot Rock
LIMBS is a five piece post-hardcore/metal outfit hailing from Tampa Bay, Florida. Originally formed in 2013 under the name Operator, LIMBS released their debut album entitled 'Dead Ends' before undergoing a fairly drastic lineup change. After taking eight months for reformation, LIMBS regrouped with the current lineup, and released their sophomore release 'Admission,' in late 2014, to copious amounts of positive feedback.
With 2015's performance development well underway, the band has scheduled tours throughout the summer as well as plans for the remainder of the year. LIMBS continues to execute live presentation with as much (or more) raw energy and emotion than what is illustrated in their music.
LIMBS will be showcasing their transitioned musical direction via the release of three independent singles, prior to the release of their third album in late 2015. On March 3, 2015, LIMBS released the first of the three singles entitled 'Poison,' again receiving immense positive feedback. On May 5, 2015, LIMBS released the second single entitled 'Ruin.' The release date of the third and final single is still to be announced.