AltPress Exclusive: Illuminate Me (feat. Garret Rapp)

(Tampa, FL) – The five-piece punk/metalcore group Illuminate Me has teamed up with AltPress to premiere their new song “Voodoo Blues.”  Garret Rapp from The Color Morale lends his signature clean vocals to this explosive track. He is just one of the guest vocalists that will appear on the bands upcoming debut album I have Become a Corpse (other names include Landon Tewers of The Plot In You and Jerry Roush of Glasscloud). The album will be out via Tragic Hero Records on July 15th, but you can pre-order it now.

“’Voodoo Blues,’ featuring the very talented Garret Rapp, is a track about the spell that love can cast on you and how you feel when you realize how fake it’s all been, “says writer Barrett Stephens. “’An empty stomach and pissed off motives. Cut my goddamn wrists, I’ll give you the verdict. Play me off, play me off just like the rest you touch!’ Those words pretty much sum up what encompasses this track, the instrumentals in this track really draw you in, bash your skull and leave you wanting more.”

“We have spent countless months, weeks, and hours on this album to make it close to perfect in our eyes,” says vocalist Christopher Murray. “It shows how much we have grown since our EP Crawlspace and how we’ve expanded the idea that this band is more than just a band. For us it’s a movement and we hope you can join us to illuminate the world.”

The overall theme of the album tells a story of someone who gave up all their passions and dreams for the sake of others. This person is seeking another’s approval or happiness while neglecting their own. If you’d like to hear where this story goes, pre-order the record and while you’re at it, you can pick up exclusive merch from the band here.
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