Tragic Hero Adds Vesuvius To The Roster

Band Premieres First Single off Upcoming Release
     Hailing from Ottawa, ON, Vesuvius is the latest addition to the ever growing Tragic Hero roster. Fans can get the first audible glimpse of the band’s new album with the single “Nurture” which premiered today. Vocalist Ben Cooligan explains that “This piece (“Nurture”) consumed more time than any musical endeavour we have taken part in and is the resolve of a very daunting past experience. It’s a song I wrote about discovering the ashes of somebody who afflicted me in a parental manner, and having to embrace the contrast between life and death at an incomprehensible age.” The lyrics definitely show not only strong emotions but also deep and interesting thoughts and the band doesn’t limit the depth to words alone. Vocalist Billy Melsness adds, “Instrumentally, it’s probably the most collaborative, cohesive, compelling piece we have crafted thus far. We really took a few steps back on this track to appreciate the bigger picture of a well-written work of art that we can all be unanimously and undeniably proud of.”
      Vesuvius also announced the release of their first full length album, “My Place of Solace and Rest” will be on May 6th and is available now for pre-order. The band will tour in support of the album with details being announced soon.
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     (Ottawa, ON)  Even though identifying as a rock metal outfit, Vesuvius, has perfectly crafted a sound that is adaptable to anything emotive or powerful. Using a two vocalist dynamic which includes both clean and scream vocals and incorporates a disc jockey is part of what sets this band apart from most.
      Comprised of five best friends who grew up playing music together, Vesuvius has transformed a hobby into a labor of love and passion. Ben Cooligan (vocals), Billy Melsness (vocals), Robin Parsons (synth/turntables), Michael Luc Malo (guitars) and Carter Peak (percussion) focus on making music that is vastly influenced material and strive for a live performance that is equally emotional as it is energetic.
      Their first full length album, “My Place of Solace and Rest” (tracks 1-4 engineered/mixed/mastered by Frank Shooflar , tracks 5-8 mixed/mastered by Shooflar and engineered by Doug Meadows) was an  integral part of how the band caught the eye of Tragic Hero Records.  “We have personal friends who have partnered with Tragic Hero Records and swear by the company. We wanted to make sure to work with a label that cares about their artists’ creative integrity, making Tragic the most suitable route to take” Cooligan said.
     “My Place of Solace and Rest” will feature the “Vesuvius sound” which Melness describes it as “a theme implemented throughout the music that refers to the structure of each piece the two have put together. Each song is structured with an “emotional crux” often sitting in the middle of the piece. Throughout the build and break of the tracks, each piece ebbs and flows in order to create the greatest impact when it reaches its climax.” The album will be released on May 6th and the band plans to tour in support of the record.
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In Dying Arms Premieres “Skeleton Queen” Off Highly Anticipated Release

Video Showcases dark world of prostitution

After staying out of the spotlight for the last 3 years, In Dying Arms recently announced that their new album, “Original Sin”, will be released on April 1st. Fans have been anxiously awaiting new music and IDA delivered when they premiered the title track off the album. Now the band displays a sonic tour-de-force with their new music video for the latest single, “Skeleton Queen” and are excited for fans to experience it. Surprisingly, this is the band’s first music video of their career which makes this debut even more special. Vocalist Orion Stephens explains, “We had a really good time with the guys from Blackline Productions creating our first music video. ‘Skeleton Queen’ is about chicks who have no respect for themselves and search for attention in the worst of ways and places. For the concept, we decided to make it a sort of prostitution theme video with her pimp slacking on paying her money. She’s a badass and decided to find him, and kill him.”
You can check out the video for “Skeleton Queen” now and pre-orders of “Original Sin” are available at merchbucket.
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(Baltimore, MD) Combining deathcore, metalcore and post hardcore, In Dying Arms prides itself on making music that is soothing yet devastating at the same time. Taking influences from Slipknot and even the older Suicide Silence, IDA has perfected a sound all their own. They could best be compared to a hurricane, often leaving the listener guessing where it will go next.
        Orion Stephens (vocals) founded the band with fellow high school friends and has been active in building it ever since. Terence Bright (bass) and Alvin Richardson (drums) had worked musically with Stephens’ before IDA was formed and were eager to continue to create great music together. Christian Becker (guitar/vocals) and John Myers (guitar) were brought in to round out the current lineup.
      With an impressive resume thus far, In Dying Arms plans to continue along the strong path that they’ve built both recording and touring. They’re definitely no stranger to the recording studio and have put out numerous albums and an EP. “This Is Retaliation EP” (2009) which was produced by Marc Neito of Kandid Productions and was followed up by their album “Deprivation” (2010) which was produced/engineered by Brian Bond and drums were tracked by Neito. In 2011, In Dying Arms put out their self titled album and brought in Toby Valmas to track the album and Zakk Cervini (5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low, Sleeping with Sirens) to mix/master. In 2012, the band worked with Producer Stephan Hawkes (I Declare War, Defeat The Low, Hearts & Hands) of Interlace Audio to release “Boundaries”.  Most recently they enlisted Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder, Born of Osiris, Despised Icon) to produce their latest album.
     In Dying Arms has toured extensively and relentlessly. They’ve spent time on the road with bands like Attila, Crown The Empire, Fit For A King, Volumes, Counterparts, My Ticket Home, Sirens & Sailors and numerous other bands.
        During their career, they have been a part of the rosters of both Artery Recordings and Matchless Records, in 2015 the band caught the eye of Tragic Hero Records and they each felt that the other was a perfect fit.
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