A Skylit Drive Announce Pre-Order for New Album

STREAM THE FIRST SINGLE “PENDULUM” AND RECEIVE AN INSTANT DOWNLOAD
WHEN YOU PRE-ORDER RISE: ASCENSION 
(Lodi, CA) – A Skylit Drive has been teasing a big announcement for the last few months by way of releasing several videos featuring vocalist Michael “Jag” Jagmin and guitarist Nick Miller performing acoustic renditions of songs from their recent album Rise. Last week, the news broke that the band has in fact recorded an acoustic re-invention of their critically acclaimed album in the form of Rise: Ascension and it will be released via Tragic Hero Records on January 6th.

Today, you can pre-order the album and receive an instant download of the first single “Pendulum.” For the new record, the band enlisted platinum producer Jim Wirt (Incubus, Something Corporate, The Rocket Summer) who worked with the band on the pre-production of Rise. They didn’t simply plug in acoustic guitars and record coffee shop versions of the songs however; they instead re-worked the pieces into standalone compositions featuring piano, cello, bass, and other assorted instruments.

In promotion with the new record, A Skylit Drive has released a brand new line of merch available exclusively through the Tragic Hero Records online store.
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Bad Luck Announce Holiday Shows with VEARA

December 5th – Augusta, GA @ Vice Versa Skate Park
December 6th – Ocala, FL – Courtyard on Broadway
December 7th – Lake Worth, Fl – Propoganda
December 8th – Tampa, FL – Epic Problem
December 9th – Orlando, FL – Bombshell’s Tavern
December 10th – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbitts (w/Stages and Stereos)
December 11th – Tallahasse, FL – Pug’s Live
December 12th – Decatur, AL – Blurry Vision (No Bad Luck) (w/Microwave)
December 13th – Ringgold, GA – Cloud Springs Deli (No Bad Luck)
(Daytona Beach, FL) – Punk band Bad Luck has announced a string of holiday dates with the Augusta, GA group VEARA. The nine date tour starts on December 5th in VEARA’s hometown and will see the support of Stages and Stereos and Microwave on a few shows.

Bad Luck recently released a four part “Docu-Series” via Substream Magazine. The series chronicles the recording of their debut album Cold Bones at Crushtone Studios in Cleveland, OH with Brett Romnes (I Am The Avalanche) and platinum producer Jim Wirt (Incubus, Something Corporate, Jack’s Mannequin). Watch the series here and when you’re done, pick-up a copy of the album via Tragic Hero Records.

Also, if you’re in the New York area this evening, stop by Tobacco Road in Manhattan where the band will be putting on a special CMJ showcase. The event will start at 8pm and will honor all CMJ passes.
Catch the band on the road now with Let It Happen and Old Again
October 23rd – Manhattan, NY – Tobacco Road*
October 24th – Danbury, CT – Heirloom Arts Center
October 26th – Holyoke, MA – The Waterfront
October 28th – Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joe’s
October 29th – Cleveland, OH – The Foundry
October 30th – Detroit, MI – Paycheck’s
November 1st – Nashville, TN – Exponent Manor+
November 2nd – Ringold, GA – Cloud Springs Deli+
November 4th – Marietta, GA – Swayzes+
November 5th – Tampa, FL – Epic Problem+
* = Bad Luck only
+ = Bad Luck & Old Again only

A Skylit Drive Announce New Acoustic Album as Bassist and Drummer Move On

READ AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE BAND VIA ALTPRESS
(Lodi, CA) – Post-hardcore band A Skylit Drive has announced that they are parting ways with bassist Brian White and drummer Cory La Quay. Since the band returned from Warped Tour they have been working on a full-length acoustic version of their recent album Rise.

In the spirit of moving forward and sticking to our word of a big announcement coming, we have a couple of things in store,” says vocalist Michael “Jag” Jagmin. “First things first, we will be releasing a full length acoustic album in January of 2015. For the album we have recreated our most recent record “RISE” in its entirety in FULL acoustic. The album will be called “RISE: ASCENSION”. Please check out the announcement video for full details & pre order specials. Second, we have already begun writing for a new record set to release in the Summer of 2015! Lastly, expect to see us back on the road in early 2015. We can’t be stopped!”

Read a full statement from the band including White and La Quay via AltPress.
ABOUT A SKYLIT DRIVE:
Great vision, that’s what it takes to refuse to rest on previous success and instead focus on what you need to become in the future, which is exactly what Lodi, California’s A Skylit Drive continues to achieve with every album. Vocalist Michael “Jag” Jagmin, guitarist Nick Miller, and keyboardist Kyle Simmons, officially exploded onto the scene in 2007 with their EP She Watched the Sky. They followed that release up with three full-length albums titled Wires and the Concept of Breathing, Adelphia and Identity on Fire, which all charted on the Billboard Top 200, and their live DVD Let Go of the Wires.

A Skylit Drive has toured extensively with similar artists like Blessthefall, Sleeping with Sirens, Pierce the Veil, and Of Mice & Men; as well as contributing songs to the well known compilations Punk Goes Classic Rock and Punk Goes Pop Vol 4. A Skylit Drive’s musical resume would be enough of a career for most bands, but they have no intentions of slowing down. In fact, the band believes they are just hitting their stride. They released their new album Rise to critical acclaim and assured their fans that this was just a taste of things to come. It joins the essential characteristics of A Skylit Drive’s signature sound heard on Wires and the Concept of Breathing while showcasing a wide spectrum of tones, textures and song structure.

Thrash Band Illuminate Me Announce Tour w/ Prepared Like a Bride and More

SPECIAL GUESTS: COLOSSUS AND DARKNESS DIVIDED
11/1 – Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe
11/3 – Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
11/8 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s
11/12 – Orlando, FL @ Bombshell
11/16 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
11/17 – Trenton, NJ @ Championship
11/18 Bronx, NY @ Coco 66
11/20 – Montreal, Quebec @ Pirhana Bar
11/21 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Cafe Dekcuf
11/22 Belleville, Ontario @ Parkdale Community
11/23 – Utica, MI @ Higher Ground
11/24 Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub
MORE DATES COMING SOON
(Tampa, FL) – The punk/thrash band Illuminate Me has announced new dates for a November North American tour. The Tampa, FL natives will hit the road with progressive metalcore band Prepared Like A Bride. Additional acts on the bill include Colossus and Darkness Divided. There are more dates expected to be added soon.

 

Illuminate Me recently released their debut album I have Become a Corpse via Tragic Hero Records. The eleven song record features guest vocalists Garret Rapp (The Color Morale), Landon Tewers (The Plot In You), and Jerry Roush (Glass Cloud). It also won ‘Album of the Week’ on RevolverMag.com and beat out Suicide Silence, Volumes, Betraying The Martyrs, and Rise Against.

 

                        1. VooDoo Blues (feat. Garret Rapp of The Color Morale)
2. The Porcelain God
3. No Sunshine In The Sunshine State
4. Ouija Board Taught Me Everything I Know
5. Lick Your Own Wounds
6. Funeral Friends
7. Apples To Whoranges (feat. Jerry Roush of Glass Cloud)
8. West Side Artgoon Craigslist Killa (feat Landon Tewers)
9. Circa Dia
10. I Have Become A Corpse
11. And I Will Never Die

Bad Luck Release Fourth and Final Installment of Docu-series

(Daytona Beach, FL) – The gritty punk band Bad Luck recently released their debut album Cold Bones via Tragic Hero Records. While making the album, the group brought cameraman Austin Abbott with them to capture a four part “Docu-Series” which has been premiering exclusively at Substream Magazine. Today, they released the fourth and final installment of the series along with a contest to win a free merch bundle and a one year subscription to Substream Magazine. You can enter here. The contest ends at 11:59pm EST on 10/10/14.

Cold Bones was recorded at Crushtone Studios in Cleveland, OH with Brett Romnes (I Am The Avalanche) and platinum producer Jim Wirt (Incubus, Something Corporate, Jack’s Mannequin). The full-length was released on July 15th to rave reviews from Red Bull Music, Guitar World, The A.V Club, ARTISTdiect, and more.

Bad Luck also announced a new tour with Old Again and Let It Happen. The 14 date run starts on October 19th at Empire in Springfield, VA. Let It Happen will be on the tour until the 30th at which point Bad Luck and Old Again will finish the remaining dates on their own.

October 19th – Springfield, VA – Empire
October 20th – Baltimore, MA – Charm City Art Space
October 21st – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
October 22nd – Rockville Center, NY – Vibe Lounge
October 23rd – Manhattan, NY – Tobacco Road*
October 24th – Danbury, CT – Heirloom Arts Center
October 26th – Holyoke, MA – The Waterfront
October 28th – Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joe’s
October 29th – Cleveland, OH – The Foundry
October 30th – Detroit, MI – Paycheck’s
November 1st – Nashville, TN – Exponent Manor+
November 2nd – Ringold, GA – Cloud Springs Deli+
November 4th – Marietta, GA – Swayzes+
November 5th – Tampa, FL – Epic Problem+
* = Bad Luck only
+ = Bad Luck & Old Again only

New Acoustic Video from A Skylit Drive

(Lodi, CA) – Post-hardcore band A Skylit Drive has revealed an acoustic video of their song “Save Me Tragedy.” The tune is off their newest album Rise that was released last year via Tragic Hero Records and mark’s the group’s fourth full-length. The record was produced by Cameron Mizell (Sleeping with Sirens, Memphis May Fire), Kit Walters (Letlive, He Is Legend, Alesana), Mitch Marlow (Filter, In This Moment) and Jim Wirt (Incubus, Something Corporate, The Rocket Summer).

 

“‘Rise’ is a structurally mature and vocally driven album. The subtleties in the framework of vocals and instrumentals give the album it’s distinct character that it obviously possesses. New and long-time fans will fall in love, and will become strangely addicted with the satisfying sound that A Skylit Drive has executed with ‘Rise.‘”
Breakdown Music Press

 

Stay tuned for a big announcement from the band!
ABOUT A SKYLIT DRIVE:
Great vision, that’s what it takes to refuse to rest on previous success and instead focus on what you need to become in the future, which is exactly what Lodi, California’s A Skylit Drive continues to achieve with every album. Vocalist Michael “Jag” Jagmin, guitarist Nick Miller, bassist/screamer Brian White, drummer Cory La Quay and keyboardist Kyle Simmons, officially exploded onto the scene in 2007 with their EP She Watched the Sky. They followed that release up with three full-length albums titled Wires and the Concept of Breathing, Adelphia and Identity on Fire, which all charted on the Billboard Top 200, and their live DVD Let Go of the Wires.

 

A Skylit Drive has toured extensively with similar artists like Blessthefall, Sleeping with Sirens, Pierce the Veil, and Of Mice & Men; as well as contributing songs to the well known compilations Punk Goes Classic Rock and Punk Goes Pop Vol 4. A Skylit Drive’s musical resume would be enough of a career for most bands, but they have no intentions of slowing down. In fact, the band believes they are just hitting their stride. They released their new album Rise to critical acclaim and assured their fans that this was just a taste of things to come. It joins the essential characteristics of A Skylit Drive’s signature sound heard on Wires and the Concept of Breathing while showcasing a wide spectrum of tones, textures and song structure.

Invent, Animate Join This Year’s South By So What?! Festival

(Port Neches, TX) – The second batch of bands have been revealed for the eighth annual SOUTH BY SO WHAT?! music festival, which will be held at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, TX. Tragic Hero Records metalcore band Invent, Animate will join over 100 bands from 3/20 – 3/22/15 for the event. Some of the other bands that have been announced are Motionless in White, Atreyu, We Came As Romans, and Invent, Animate’s fellow label-mates He Is Legend. More announcements coming 11/1, 12/2, and 12/15. Tickets are available here.

Always excited to be playing our favorite fest in Texas,” says vocalist Ben English. So stoked to be on this with so many great friends and great bands!

Invent, Animate recently released their debut album Everchanger via Tragic Hero Records. The skull-crushing ten song record was produced by Brian Hood (Gideon, Being As An Ocean) and ERRA guitarist/vocalist Jesse Cash. Debuting at no. 4 on the iTunes Metal chart, the quintet’s offering is also available on Amazon, Spotify, and all other digital storefronts.

The SOUTH BY SO WHAT?! music festival was established in 2008 as an opportunity for Dallas residents to catch 50+ of the bands headed to SXSW for one low ticket price. The event is a mix of many genres including Metal, Rock, Pop, Indie Rock, Hip-Hop, and Electronic. Tickets are available here.
  1. Sol
  2. Naturehold (Ft. Jesse Cash of ERRA)
  3. Nocturne : Lost Faith
  4. Courier
  5. Moon Phase
  6. Forest Haven
  7. Eventide
  8. Native Intellect
  9. Half-Life
  10. Luna
ALSO ON TOUR W/ FOR ALL I AM, CHASING SAFETY, AND KINGDOM OF GIANTS!
October 12th @ Fubar- St. Louis, Missouri
October 13th @ The Vanguard- Tulsa, Oklahoma
October 14th @ Dirty Dog Bar- Austin, Texas
October 15th @ El Rey Theatre- Mcallen, Texas
October 16th @ Walters- Houston, Texas
October 19th @ Tomcats West- Fort Worth, Texas
October 20th @ The Unity Center- Roswell, New Mexico
October 21st @ The Underground- Mesa, Arizona
October 24th @ Cobalt Cafe- Canoga Park, California
October 26th @ Skatuary- Englewood, Colorado