One Year Anniversary of ‘Comatose’

In celebration, Secret Eyes releases new video
    One year ago Secret Eyes released their Tragic Hero Records debut album, “Comatose”. In celebration of the anniversary, the band released the highly anticipated video for “Under The Stars”.
    This track is one of the most significant to the band as vocalist Seth Cooper explains, “We feel this is one of the most important songs on our album, ‘Comatose’ because ‘Under the Stars’ is emotional and deep for all of us. We hope this speaks volumes to fans so that they can connect, repair, rebuild and be inspired by it.” Cooper continues, “It’s basically Mad Max meets The Burning Man and kind of resembles the end of times which is something that always had fascinated me and the rest of the band. We couldn’t be more proud to show it off.”
     “Comatose” has guest features from Jonny Craig (Slaves), Michael Jagmin (A Skylit Drive) and Craig Mabbitt (Escape The Fate/ The Dead Rabbitts) and can be purchased HERE.
About Secret Eyes
     Inspired by life’s passions, fears, love, loss and everything in between, the Pittsburgh-based, alternative-progressive rock band, Secret Eyes, features vocalist/guitarist Seth Cooper, drummer Patrick Gallagher, bassist Brian Caine, and guitarist Jarrod Currin. After years of recording and touring in their previous project, all four originating members chose to embark on a fresh, new journey. 2015 marked their signing to Tragic Hero Records, and the release of their debut full length album, Comatose. While special guest vocalists Craig Mabbitt, Jonny Craig & Michael Jagmin add welcoming flavor to the album (as seen in their music video singles for ‘Ships’ and ‘Oh Dear’), Comatose shows no shortage of skill, depth and determination throughout. Lead singer Seth Cooper’s vocals are on display with his signature range, and catchy, relatable lyrics that are showcased in the third single, ‘Under the Stars’. Guitars create a wall of atmosphere that haunt, echo, and crunch through your speakers, while the drums and bass instill revolting energy and rhythm into the album’s core. Fans of musical acts such as Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, and Pierce the Veil may hear a welcoming familiarity within Secret Eyes, while the versatility, energy, melodic and pop elements of their sound have the ability to reel in new listeners.
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Save Us From The Archon Starts New Chapter

Band kicks off national tour after final performance with bassist Samantha Zunich
     Save Us From The Archon is starting off their August in a big way. The band took a journey across the U.S from their home state of Pennsylvania to California where they kicked off their tour with Sianvar and My Iron Lung. Guitarist Nelson Brooks explains the band’s excitement about being back on tour, “We’re just glad to be out on the road again doing the only thing we love with some of our best friends.”
    In July, Save Us From The Archon traveled to Chicago to perform on Audiotree. The session is now available online and you can check it out here. Guitarist Andrew Cresto talks about the experience, “Audiotree is hands down the classiest and most fun session we’ve ever done and can’t thank them enough for their hospitality and snap peas.”
     The Audiotree session was special as it was the last performance with bassist Samantha Zunich. The band agrees, “there’s no one on this earth we love and respect more than Samantha. She will always be the most hardcore chick we know and will always be one of our closest friends.” Bradley Treen will be taking over on bass and has toured with the band before. Cresto explains, “Brad has been a long time friend as well as an amazingly talented musician. He played bass for us on the Intervals tour so it was a very natural and comfortable transition for us, and we can’t wait to shred the country with him again and again.”
        Save Us From The Archon’s Tragic Hero Records debut album “L’Eclisse” is available now at Merchbucket.
August 4th Walnut Creek, CA @ Red House
August 5th Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
August 6th Portland, OR @ Analog
August 7th Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
August 9th Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
August 10th Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
August 11th Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
August 12th St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
August 13th Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
August 14th Detroit, MI @ Loving Touch
August 15th Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
August 17th Kent, OH @ Outpost Concert Spot
August 18th Rochester, NY @ Harmony House
August 19th Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13
August 20th New York, NY @ Webster Hall (Studio)
August 21st Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
August 23rd Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
August 24th Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
August 25th Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
August 26th Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
August 27th St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 662
August 28th Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
August 30th Houston, TX @ Walters
August 31st Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar
September 1st Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
September 2nd San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio Bar
September 3rd El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall
September 4th Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
September 6th Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
September 7th Fresno, CA @ Strummers
About Save Us From The Archon
Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Save Us From The Archon (SUFTA) has sculpted a unique sound that is, at once, aggressive, chaotic, heartfelt, and hypnotic.  Fast paced angular progressions are counterbalanced by soothing mellow interludes.  The broad dynamics are tied together by their progressive foundation with a distinct melodic sentiment.  While SUFTA’s compositions nod to influences spanning math rock, metal, and punk, their sound is unmistakable.
On their new album L’Eclisse, one will find no human voice.  While many bands depend upon a vocalist to express their creative vision, no words are necessary for SUFTA. Their expressive writing and poignant playing tell a vibrant story all their own.
SUFTA remains true to their DIY ethic on L’Eclisse as they wrote, recorded, and produced the record themselves.  But, to further expand upon their vision, they have enlisted help to bring this new offering to life.  The record marks their debut for Tragic Hero Records.  Anthony Calebretta (Protest the Hero, Intervals) is mixing and mastering.
Andrew Cresto (Guitar), Nelson Brooks (Guitar), Samantha Zunich (Bass), Devin Greig (Drums) have been playing together for several years and multiple albums, continually exploring their sound and refining their craft.  Now, with L’Eclisse, SUFTA presents listeners with a snapshot of their latest evolution.
SUFTA’s Tragic Hero debut was released on March 18th, 2016.
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Cory LaQuay Steps Into The Spotlight As Vocalist

Former A Skylit Drive drummer takes the mic for Avant Garde
     Cory LaQuay is well known on the national music scene as a talented drummer who was with the post hardcore band, A Skylit Drive, for seven years. He contributed backing vocals for ASD, however within this new project, Avant Garde, LaQuay is taking the mic as it’s lead vocalist.
LaQuay teamed up with former ASD band-mate, Joey Wilson, for the new project. Working together in the past, they knew the creative chemistry was there and in addition the two of them alone have complete control over the music. Taking influences from life experiences and keeping a positive theme throughout, this alt rock album is unlike any project either has worked on in the past and they are very excited to present it to the world.

Physical copies of “Fire Walk With Me” are available at Merchbucket and at the digital retailers below:
About Avant Garde
Cory LaQuay and Joey Wilson got their whirlwind start in music in the post hardcore band, A Skylit Drive. Both LaQuay and Wilson were original members and there since the beginning with the band’s first release, an the EP titled “She Watched The Sky” (2007). Together they went on to record 3 full lengths with the band, “Wires and The Concept of Breathing” (2008), “Adelphia” (2009) and “Identity on Fire” (2011).
2012 brought the departure of Wilson after the band finished up their run on the All Stars Tour. As they prepared for their show in the Philippines, Wilson decided it was time to move on and get his personal life together.
LaQuay continued on with the band as the drummer and was involved in the 2013 release “Rise”.  After being the drummer for ASD for 7 years, he decided that the band wasn’t a project he wanted to be a part of anymore and announced he would leave the band.
Staying friends over the years and both sharing a passion for music, Wilson and LaQuay decided it was time to get together and start a new project and that became Avant Garde. In addition to writing the songs together, LaQuay is singing and Wilson is playing guitar.
The duo’s debut album, “Fire Walk With Me” will be released in August 2016 and will be unlike anything fans have heard in the past.

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Nostalgia Runs High for A Skylit Drive Fans

Cory LaQuay and Joey Wilson are back with Avant Garde, premiere full EP stream
     A Skylit Drive has been a staple in the post hardcore scene for over ten years now. Cory LaQuay and Joey Wilson were household names and shocked fans when they each left the band for their respective reasons. 2016 is proving to be a big year for the duo as they are back together making music with their new project, Avant Garde whose debut album “Fire Walk With Me” will be out August 5th.
For those expecting Avant Garde to sound like projects they’ve previously worked on, fans and critics will be pleasantly surprised at depth of their songwriting and the difference the new music brings. Not only is the style of music different, LaQuay who is a highly respected drummer has moved behind the mic and is the vocalist.
Avant Garde is proud to premiere “Fire Walk With Me” in it’s entirety, “Hey everyone, the time is finally here! We are dropping our first album and we couldn’t be more excited! Please spread the love and support and go check it out! Listen to it more than once! Very different from our other stuff so don’t expect it to be like A Skylit Drive!” said LaQuay.
“Fire Walk With Me” is available now for pre order at Merchbucket.
About Avant Garde:
     Cory LaQuay and Joey Wilson got their whirlwind start in music in the post hardcore band, A Skylit Drive. Both LaQuay and Wilson were original members and there since the beginning with the band’s first release, an the EP titled “She Watched The Sky” (2007). Together they went on to record 3 full lengths with the band, “Wires and The Concept of Breathing” (2008), “Adelphia” (2009) and “Identity on Fire” (2011).
2012 brought the departure of Wilson after the band finished up their run on the All Stars Tour. As they prepared for their show in the Philippines, Wilson decided it was time to move on and get his personal life together.
LaQuay continued on with the band as the drummer and was involved in the 2013 release “Rise”.  After being the drummer for ASD for 7 years, he decided that the band wasn’t a project he wanted to be a part of anymore and announced he would leave the band.
Staying friends over the years and both sharing a passion for music, Wilson and LaQuay decided it was time to get together and start a new project and that became Avant Garde. In addition to writing the songs together, LaQuay is singing and Wilson is playing guitar.
The duo’s debut album, “Fire Walk With Me” will be released in August 2016 and will be unlike anything fans have heard in the past.
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“Stillworld” Burns Up Billboard Charts Invent, Animate has remarkable first week for sophomore album

“Stillworld” Burns Up Billboard Charts
Invent, Animate has remarkable first week for sophomore album
    Texas metalcore band, Invent Animate released their highly anticipated sophomore album “Stillworld” on July 8th and in it’s first week of release had an impressive showing on the charts.  Their new record entered numerous Billboard Charts including the #1 spot on the New Artist Chart. Additional positions included; #3 Hard Music Album, #4 Independent Album, #11 Rock Album, #30 Top Current Album and #133 Billboard Top 200. The album’s strong presence solidifies that Invent, Animate is rising to a place among the heavy hitters in the metal world.
    Tragic Hero Records label president, Tommy LaCombe sees something special in this band and couldn’t be more proud of the group’s latest effort, “I’m honored and excited to help Invent, Animate share “Stillworld” with everyone. There is a very bright future for the band and this is just the beginning.”
    “Stillworld” is available at all major digital outlets and physical copies at Merchbucket.
About Invent, Animate
    Creating an idea and bringing it to life is what inspired the progressive metalcore band Invent, Animate to pursue their passion for spreading positive messages through their music. The group was formed on the cloudy Christmas Eve of 2011 in a small town east of Houston called Port Neches, Texas. Ben English (vocals), Keaton Goldwire (guitar), Caleb Sherraden (bass), and Trey Celaya (drums) came together through their mutual love of bands like Deftones, Underoath, and Norma Jean. They are heavily influenced by what these bands have to say and the way they carry themselves as musicians.
Invent, Animate is a highly energetic band that puts an unsullied look on the metalcore market. Their work is multi-dimensional and shows their ability to be very dynamic. Never fearful to be chaotic and crazy one minute, but then decelerate and bring a softer, more beautiful aspect the next. The band has shared the stage with Oh, Sleeper, Of Mice & Men, Architects, Texas In July, ERRA and many more. They have also played the South By So What?! Festival.
Invent, Animate signed with Tragic Hero Records and released their debut full-length “Everchanger” in 2014. “It’s still so surreal to me,” says English. “Growing up, some of my favorite bands were a part of Tragic Hero, and I’m super excited to be a part of the family.”
The first single, ‘Celestial Floods’ off the band’s highly anticipated sophomore album “Stillworld” (July 8) shows the world what is next for Invent, Animate. English explains, “when we were all deciding what we wanted the world to hear first from “Stillworld”, it was an incredibly difficult process, but after much thought and consideration we were all happy with our choice in ‘Celestial Floods’. We think it really shows off some of the wild dynamics the album has in store, and really starts to dig into the emotion that’s portrayed throughout the record. Thrilled to have this one out, but it’s absolutely just the beginning of a whole new chapter.”
“Stillworld” was released July 8th and Invent, Animate hits the road on the Happiness in Self Destruction tour with The Plot In You, ERRA and Sylar in support of the record.
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Invent, Animate Releases Sophomore Album Highly anticipated album “Stillworld” is now available worldwide

Invent, Animate Releases Sophomore Album
Highly anticipated album “Stillworld” is now available worldwide
    It’s been two years since the Texas metalcore band Invent, Animate debuted “Everchanger” and they are as strong as they’ve ever been on the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album, ‘Stillworld’. Vocalist Ben English explains, “It’s finally here and we couldn’t be more excited for it to be release day. We hope you connect with these songs in the same or even a different way than we did, and we couldn’t be more thankful for everyone that has ever cared about us. If you enjoy the record, tell a friend about it, and we will continue to do what we do for as long as our bodies will let us. Thank you.”
    “Stillworld” is showing a strong presence on the iTunes charts, at #2 on the metal chart, #8 on the rock chart, #41 overall and continuing to climb.
    Invent, Animate will be heading out on the road as support on the “Happiness In Self Destruction Tour” with The Plot In You, ERRA and Sylar. The tour kicks off 7/9 in Cleveland, OH and wraps up on 8/6 in Grand Rapids, MI.
Physical copies of “Stillworld” along with exclusive new merch designs are available at Merchbucket and digitally at the outlets listed below:
About Invent, Animate
Creating an idea and bringing it to life is what inspired the progressive metalcore band Invent, Animate to pursue their passion for spreading positive messages through their music. The group was formed on the cloudy Christmas Eve of 2011 in a small town east of Houston called Port Neches, Texas. Ben English (vocals), Keaton Goldwire (guitar), Caleb Sherraden (bass), and Trey Celaya (drums) came together through their mutual love of bands like Deftones, Underoath, and Norma Jean. They are heavily influenced by what these bands have to say and the way they carry themselves as musicians.
Invent, Animate is a highly energetic band that puts an unsullied look on the metalcore market. Their work is multi-dimensional and shows their ability to be very dynamic. Never fearful to be chaotic and crazy one minute, but then decelerate and bring a softer, more beautiful aspect the next. The band has shared the stage with Oh, Sleeper, Of Mice & Men, Architects, Texas In July, ERRA and many more. They have also played the South By So What?! Festival.
Invent, Animate signed with Tragic Hero Records and released their debut full-length “Everchanger” in 2014. “It’s still so surreal to me,” says English. “Growing up, some of my favorite bands were a part of Tragic Hero, and I’m super excited to be a part of the family.”
The first single, ‘Celestial Floods’ off the band’s highly anticipated sophomore album “Stillworld” (July 8) shows the world what is next for Invent, Animate. English explains, “when we were all deciding what we wanted the world to hear first from “Stillworld”, it was an incredibly difficult process, but after much thought and consideration we were all happy with our choice in ‘Celestial Floods’. We think it really shows off some of the wild dynamics the album has in store, and really starts to dig into the emotion that’s portrayed throughout the record. Thrilled to have this one out, but it’s absolutely just the beginning of a whole new chapter.”
“Stillworld” is out now and Invent, Animate hits the road on the Happiness in Self Destruction tour with The Plot In You, ERRA and Sylar in support of the record.
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Avant Garde Premieres Debut Single Former A Skylit Drive Members Cory and Joey Present New Project

    Cory LaQuay and Joey Wilson have played music together for years as band-mates in A Skylit Drive. Both went their separate ways from ASD, but have reconnected to make music again with their new project, Avant Garde.
    Curiosity has surrounded the duo as to whether or not their sound will be similar to what they’ve done in the past. Their debut single, “I’m 100% Sure We Are Not Completely Sure”, is just a sneak peak of what the record holds, as every song is unique and will leave listeners wondering where the music will go next. LaQuay explains, “We are super stoked to finally release a song off of our brand new record! We’ve been working on this project for awhile, and have been anticipating this for months, and now it’s time to get it out there for you all to hear! Every song has it’s own kinda style so don’t expect the whole album to sound like this!”
  Avant Garde couldn’t be more appreciative for their long time fans who have stuck by them and for all the new fans that will experience their music, “It’s awesome you’re taking the time to check out our new project. I had so much fun writing and recording this music and working with Cory again!” said Wilson.
    “Fire Walk With Me” was recorded at Gold Standard Studios and was mixed/mastered by Jim Stewart (Jim Stewart Recording). The record will be out August 5th worldwide on Tragic Hero Records and is available now for pre-order at Merchbucket.
About Avant Garde
Cory LaQuay and Joey Wilson got their whirlwind start in music in the post hardcore band, A Skylit Drive. Both LaQuay and Wilson were original members and there since the beginning with the band’s first release, an the EP titled “She Watched The Sky” (2007). Together they went on to record 3 full lengths with the band, “Wires and The Concept of Breathing” (2008), “Adelphia” (2009) and “Identity on Fire” (2011).
2012 brought the departure of Wilson after the band finished up their run on the All Stars Tour. As they prepared for their show in the Philippines, Wilson decided it was time to move on and get his personal life together.
LaQuay continued on with the band as the drummer and was involved in the 2013 release “Rise”.  After being the drummer for ASD for 7 years, he decided that the band wasn’t a project he wanted to be a part of anymore and announced he would leave the band.
Staying friends over the years and both sharing a passion for music, Wilson and LaQuay decided it was time to get together and start a new project and that became Avant Garde. In addition to writing the songs together, LaQuay is singing and Wilson is playing guitar.
The duo’s debut album, “Fire Walk With Me” will be released in August 2016 and will be unlike anything fans have heard in the past
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