Invent, Animate Is A Force To Be Reckoned With

Band will support The Word Alive on upcoming tour
    The months leading up to July 8th kept fans anxiously awaiting the highly anticipated sophomore release from Texas metalcore band, Invent, Animate. This was the calm before the storm as hurricane Invent, Animate hit the metal world furiously. “Stillworld” landed on numerous Billboard charts, marking only the beginning of what is to come for this band.
       Invent, Animate embarked on a national tour with The Plot In You, Sylar and ERRA. After just a few short weeks off, the band is ecstatic to announce they will be hitting the road with The Word Alive, Volumes and Islander. “The Overdose Tour” will be one of the band’s biggest to date. Vocalist Ben English explains, “It’s hard to think of the last time we were anticipating a tour so much. We’ve been fans of some of these bands since the beginning and it’s a really special thing to be able to go on tour with them and perform every night. With a lot more new songs, it’s going to be a very crazy, crazy time.”
    Tickets go on sale Friday, September 30th in each market at 10am (local time). In honor of Invent, Animate being on the biggest tour of their career thus far, Merchbucket will be offering 13% off all their merch until Sunday, Oct 2nd at midnight using coupon code INVENT13 HERE.
11.11 – Portland, OR – Hawthorn Theatre
11.12 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
11.13 – Spokane, WA – The Big Dipper
11.15 – Salt Lake City – The Complex
11.16 – Colorado Springs – Black Sheep
11.18 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
11.19 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
11.20 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
11.21 – Palatine, IL – Durty Nellie’s
11.22 – Columbus, OH – Park Street Saloon
11.23 – London, ON – Rum Runners
11.24 – Ottawa, On – Brass Monkey
11.26 – Montreal, QC – La Tulipe
11.27 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met
11.29 – Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar & Music Hall
11.30 – Freehold, NJ – GameChangerWorld
12.1 – Morgantown, WI – Mainstage
12.2 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
12.3 – Reading, PA – Reverb
12.4 – Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
12.6 – Lake Park, FL – Kelsey Theater
12.7 – Orlando, FL – The Social
12.8 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
12.9 – Knoxville, TN – The International
12.10 – Nashville, TN – Rocketown
12.11 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
12.13 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
12.14 – Dallas, TX – The Door
12.18 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre

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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 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.
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Wearing Thin Announces Fall Tour Dates

Band overcomes obstacles to do what they love
    Wearing Thin is excited to announce they will be hitting the road next month with We The Wild. This tour has been in the works for quite some time now and despite numerous obstacles being thrown at the band, everything has fallen into place. Vocalist Tylor Blackburn explains, “We’ve had the idea of touring with We The Wild for a while now. Right when we got into the middle of booking this tour we starting going through line up changes, and booking issues. What was originally supposed to be a easy little run turned into a testament of never giving up, and reminded us we just want to play music with our friends anywhere that will let us, regardless of circumstances.”
    Wearing Thin released a split 7″ in April with their friends/Tragic Hero Records labelmates Keyes and will be heading back into the studio at the end of the year. The split 7″ is available now at Merchbucket.
10/14- Provo, UT -ABG’s
10/15- Laramie, WY -House Show
10/16- Denver, CO -The Moon Room
10/17- Logan, UT -Why Sound
10/18- Boise, ID -Secret Show
10/20- Seattle, WA -Central Saloon
10/21- Portland, OR -Black Water Bar
About Wearing Thin:
Taking cues from multiple different influences, Wearing Thin has figured out the perfect combination to their own sound. Tylor Blackburn (Vocals), Jace Garner, (Drums) Jeffery Mudgett, (Guitar) Maclaine Lewis, (Guitar) and Nico Lee (Bass) are ready to take the band to a whole new level after signing with Tragic Hero Records in 2015.
The band had their start in Salt Lake City, Utah after Blackburn mentioned needing a drummer on social media for a new project and that’s where Garner came into the picture. Childhood friend Lewis was recruited to play guitar and another musician in the local scene, Lee, was brought in on bass. Mudgett rounds out the sound on guitar.
Wearing Thin is no stranger to the recording studio. They recorded their EP, “Fake Amends” which was produced by Andy Patterson and mixed/mastered by Randy Cordner. They’ve also worked with the duo on their 7” split with Keyes. The band then went back into the studio to re-record the EP to show the band’s significant growth as a band.
“Fake Amends” was the band’s label debut and was released in December 2015. The band has toured previously as a three piece but is ready to hit the road with their current line-up and changed sound.

In Dying Arms Announces Headlining Tour

Labelmates Pathways will be direct support
    In Dying Arms is excited to get back on the road on “The Blackwater Tour”. The band will be headlining the 15 date run, which includes direct support from Tragic Hero Records labelmates Pathways. Vocalist Orion Stephens said, “We are excited to bring our buddies in Pathways and Denihilist as support on the Blackwater tour. We are hitting some spots we haven’t played in ages, giving our hardcore fans an opportunity to see the band again.”
    This tour will be special for Pathways, not only because they are going out with their friends/label-mates but also because this will be their first national tour. Guitarist Jon Rose explains, “We’re very excited to work with some of the coolest guys we’ve met – In Dying Arms. As this being our first major tour, I’m glad we get to share the bill with them.”
     The latest record from each band (In Dying Arms- “Original Sin” and Pathways- “Dies Irae”) are available at Merchbucket.
10/28 Frederick, MD @ Cafe 611
10/29 Wareham, MA @ 3065 Live
10/30 Hamden, CT @ The Space
10/31 Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
11/01 Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse Pub
11/02 Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
11/03 Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse
11/04 Biloxi, MS @ Zeppelins
11/05 Houston, TX @ Eastdown
11/06 Forth Worth, TX @ Tomcats West
11/08 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
11/10 Kansas City, MO @ TBA
11/12 Bedford, IN @ The Company Concourse
11/13 Madison, WI @ The Red Zone
11/14 Detroit, MI @ The Ritz **
**In Dying Arms only
About In Dying Arms
(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. In Dying Arms released their label debut, “Original Sin” in 2016 and landed the band on the Billboard Charts.
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Vesuvius Heads Back Out On The Road

Band announces Canadian run in October
    Vesuvius had a whirlwind couple of months after releasing their debut album “My Place of Solace and Rest” in May. The Canadian band has been consistently playing shows, which includes multiple runs in Canada and embarking on their first ever U.S. tour.
     After taking only a few short weeks off after their last run, Vesuvius will be hitting the road with Face Your Maker in October. Vocalist Billy Melsness explains, “We’re very excited to be doing this Ontario run with our new friends in Face Your Maker. This’ll be our first time touring with a heavier band, so it’ll be interesting to see how the crowds take to our set. Let’s show these LA boys how we do it in ON. See you on the road!”
      “My Place of Solace and Rest” hit #78 on the Billboard New Artist Chart. The record features a guest appearance from label-mate Ben English (Invent, Animate) and is available now at Merchbucket.
10/18- Quebec City, QC @ Bar La Source
10/19- Oshawa, ON @ The Atria
10/20- London, ON @ Richmond Tavern
10/21- Midland, ON @ Library Restaurant
10/22- Guelph, ON @ District

About Vesuvius
Hailing from the birthplace of Ottawa, ON., Vesuvius brings forth an identity that cannot be disclosed within one particular genre of music. Since their formation in early 2015, the band began working on a blueprint that encompasses a vast expanse of musical influences and intends on defying the millennial archetype of what the youth of today deem to be a rock or metal act.
Unlike the majority of bands playing in their scene today, Vesuvius is a composition of organic means. Ben Cooligan (vocals), Billy Melsness (vocals), Robin Parsons (synth/turntables), Michael Luc Malo (guitars) and Carter Peak (percussion) came together as five friends with a unanimous goal to transform what was once a hobby into a labour of love and passion. Their quintet dynamic allows for them to translate an incredibly emotive craft into an energetic and wholly entertaining live performance from beginning until completion.
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 component 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” Melsness said.
“My Place of Solace and Rest” will be the debut of what the band trademarks as the “Vesuvius sound”. Cooligan 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 was released on May 6th and the band is gearing up for their first U.S. tour which starts in June.

In Dying Arms Premieres Powerful and Controversial Video

Band celebrates anniversary
        In Dying Arms is delivering a powerful message with their new video for “Blackwater”. The song itself shows the struggle of suicidal thoughts and feeling like one is dealing with life by themselves. The band wanted to stay true to the meaning of the song with the video and show fans that they are not alone. Vocalist Orion Stephens explains, “The Blackwater music video is about suicide contemplation with this character who has hit rock bottom and believes this is his only way out. In this video, we wanted it to look as real as possible with a very grim realistic setting. The conclusion of the video is the character finding his self worth as he watches the sun rising after his long night of failed suicide attempts.” Stephens continues with a message for fans, “We spent a lot of time on this video and hope it hits home for a lot of viewers that can relate to this message. Stay strong.”
       The band also celebrated a milestone anniversary. September 10th marked the ten year anniversary of In Dying Arms. The band has worked hard to make a name for themselves in the metal scene with an extensive album and touring history. Their latest release, “Original Sin” was their Tragic Hero Records label debut and landed the band on the Billboard charts. In Dying Arms is proof that hard work and dedication pays off and with no signs of stopping, the future looks bright for this band.

About In Dying Arms
(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. In Dying Arms released their label debut, “Original Sin” in 2016 and landed the band on the Billboard Charts.