Moments Till Fall Premiere New Video

Band shows past struggle with “Heisenberg & Pinkman”
    As a band, Moments Till Fall has seen their share of ups and downs,  however, they’re never willing to give up and are stronger than ever. The band is proud to premiere the video for the track, “Heisenberg & Pinkman”, which was written about one of those struggles they’ve encountered as a band.
      In the past, the band experienced malicious individuals who tried to take over everything Vocalist Aric Brooks has worked to achieve. Brooks explains, “sometimes even the bond of brotherhood can be broken, but we aren’t going to let anything stop us from reaching our goals.”
    The video is a visual representation of what the band experienced as Brooks explains, “the video portrays the two individuals that came in and ruined everything for us in such a short time for personal gain. They ultimately turned on each other at the end as well.”
    ‘Truth Favors The Brave’ is available on iTunes and Bandcamp.
About Moments Till Fall
Focusing on creating music that combines heavy and melodic sounds all while keeping it groovy is something that Moments Till Fall strives for. They combine different styles of music and incorporating all genres that they can to ensure listeners can move when they hear it. The end goal is getting fans to jump, sing along and just all around mosh and MTF does just that.
Turning music into a career instead of just a hobby isn’t for everyone. After going through multiple line-up changes to find the perfect blend, Moments Till Fall is at a place where the entire band is on a common ground and all striving for the same goal. Blake White (guitar), Ben Cobb (Bass), Aric Brooks (Vocals), Cameron Teague (Guitar/Vocals), Dillon Bailey (Vocals), and Michael Garcia (Drums) come together to create the Moments Till Fall signature sound.
The band is dedicated to putting their all into every release and goes as far as self producing their albums. Their first full length, 2011 “Carpo Omnium” (produced/engineered at  January Sound) was released in 2011. “Heart of Helen” (produced/engineered by Brooks and Mason Dale)  was their follow up full length and was released in 2013.  . In 2015 Moments Till Fall released their first digital EP “All or Nothing” (produced/engineered by Brooks).
2016 will be a big year for the band as they release their Tragic Hero Records debut album, “Truth Favors The Brave” (produced/engineered by Brooks) on May 27th. Working with Tragic Hero is something that Brooks has always wanted, “Working with Tragic Hero Records is something I (Aric Brooks) wanted since like 2010. I remember sitting in the living room boxing up our what we thought at the time golden material.. to ship out to labels and one being Tragic Hero. We wanted so bad to be a part of that awesome line up. They have always seemed very hardworking and we are excited to work hard for them.”
Moments Till Fall has an extensive touring history which includes sharing the stage with Woe Is Me, Asking Alexandria, Memphis May Fire, Of Mice & Men, Devil Driver, We Came as Romans, Whitechapel, As I Lay Dying, Motionless In White, Powerman 5000, The Word Alive, Atreyu, Volumes, Straight line Stitch, Fear Factory, All Shall Perish, and Suicide Silence. The band has also played South By Southwest in 2013 and will be touring in support of their new album.
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Earthists. Premiere New Single

Band gives first glimpse of upcoming album
    Anticipation for new music has been building since Japanese naturecore band, Earthists., released their first single, “Winterfell” earlier this year. The band has been keeping busy finishing their debut album (out 2017) while playing shows with American metal bands that come through Japan.
      “Resonating Light” is the first single off the album and the band is excited to premiere the track. Guitarist Yuta Tanaka explains, “this is the exclusive first single off the upcoming first full length album and features a guitar solo performed by Ichika, one of the most talented Japanese guitarists. The single shows overcoming new challenges, both technically and emotionally with the lyrics.”
     The single is available for purchase at Bandcamp. 
About Earthists:
The Japanese Nature-Core powerhouse Earthists. formed in January 2015 in Tokyo. Musically comprised of technical guitar work, a groove-driven rhythm section, emotional singing and jazzy piano, Earthists. offers a unique interpretation on the flowering progressive metal-core scene. Now a part of the ever growing Tragic Hero Records roster, Earthists. looks to take their place among musical contemporaries such as ERRA, Intervals, Northlanes and more.

The band will release their label debut in 2017 and plans to tour in support of the full length record.

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Tragic Hero Records Signs The Northern

Band premieres “Nauticus” ft. Michael Labelle
     Tragic Hero Records is proud to announce the signing of Canadian metalcore band, The Northern. The band fuses together djent and metalcore and is the perfect addition to the THR roster. The band couldn’t be more excited to have a home at the label, “The Northern has grown in exponential ways over the course of time and we feel Tragic Hero will be the perfect family for us and our current goals both in what we want to play musically and in what we are striving to be as a whole.”
     In addition to the signing, the band premiered the first single, “Nauticus”, off their upcoming album (out 1/27/2017). The track features Michael Labelle (A Skylit Drive/Horcrux) and Guitarist Eric Leblanc explains the importance of the single, “Nauticus fully encompasses the entirety of our collective musical personality. We wanted to take the best of what’s new and the best of what we love to evolve and shape our sound into what you hear in Nauticus and the album [Solstice].”
     ‘Solstice’ will be out on January 27th and is available now for pre-order at Merchbucket.
About The Northern
      Perfectly combining djent and metalcore, Canadian band The Northern stays true to themselves within a unique sound that fans have grown to love.
     Founding members, Leo Valeri and Nick Papageorgiou were on the road with their former bands when they got to talking about their musical tastes and realized they were very similar. Although they lived in different countries, The Northern was first formed as a project for fun and in the beginning was not intended to be a live band. After recording and releasing the Imperium EP, the overwhelming response made it clear this band would have to be more than just a hobby.
     That first EP Imperium was released in 2013 (Self-engineered, mixed by Doug Meadows of All Spark Studio, mastered by Joey Sturgis of The Foundation Recording Studio) and was followed by a collaboration with friend Kyle Anderson of The Afterimage titled ‘Digitize’ (engineered, mixed & mastered by Meadows). The next two singles were ‘Revive’ (2014 engineered, mixed & mastered by Leo Valeri of Emperor Studio) and ‘Matches’  (2015 – self-engineered, mixed & mastered by Sturgis). Once the momentum that “Matches” brought started to happen, it was clear it was time to switch gears and solidify the line-up which includes Vocalist Nick Papageorgiou, Eric Leblanc and Jordan Gallant on guitars, Adam Linka on drums/vocals and Gordon Campbell on bass.
     The current members of The Northern have shared the stage with bands like The Afterimage, Sirens and Sailors, Chasing Safety, My Ticket Home, Everyone Dies in Utah and many more. Some of them have also been featured on festivals such as Warped Tour, Scenefest, KOI Fest, Skatefest, Corefest and Canadian Music Week. The band is excited to hit the road with the new line-up and to showcase their current direction.
     Once things were solidified in 2015, The Northern set their sights high for 2016. The band announced that they had signed to Tragic Hero Records and released the first single, “Nauticus” off their upcoming 2017 release ‘Solstice’ (engineered, mixed & mastered by Doug Meadows).  Nick Papageorgiou explains, “Tragic Hero is a perfect match for our band. They’re a community of artists whose main goals are to help each and every artist equally, from the smaller bands up to the heavy hitters.”
      “Solstice” will be out January 27, 2017 and The Northern looks forward to hitting the road in support of the album.
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Invent, Animate Announces New Tour

Band starts off 2017 strong
     2016 has been a big year for Invent, Animate as they’ve been climbing into the spotlight since their sophomore release, “Stillworld”. Since then, the band has toured with bands like The Plot In You and The Word Alive.
     Invent, Animate plans to keep the momentum going and start off 2017 strong when they head out as support on The Carry The Flame Tour with After The Burial, Emmure, Fit For A King and Fit For An Autopsy. Vocalist Ben English explains, “It’s been a while since we’ve anticipated a tour this much. With some old friends and some new ones, it honestly just feels like one of the lineups of the year. Carry the Flame is gonna start out 2017 out the right way.”
     The tour kicks off 2/22 in Cleveland, OH and wraps up on 3/23 in Tampa, FL. All information (tickets go on sale Friday Dec 16 @ 10am Local) can be found at www.carrytheflametour.com.
2.22 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
2.23 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
2.24 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
2.25 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
2.26 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
2.28 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
3.01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
3.03 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
3.04 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
3.05 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
3.07 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
3.10 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
3.11 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s
3.12 – Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
3.14 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
3.15 – Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon
3.16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
3.17 – Freehold, NJ @ GameChanger World
3.18 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
3.19 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall (Marlin Room)
3.20 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
3.21 – Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Pete’s
3.22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
3.23 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
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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I Set My Friends On Fire Sign To Tragic Hero Records

Band goes back to their roots with new single
     Tragic Hero Records is proud to welcome I Set My Friends On Fire to it’s strong roster of artists and the company is excited about the upcoming 2017 release. After being on the road for over a year without label support and the challenges that can bring, the band decided a partnership with Tragic Hero would be a perfect fit. Guitarist Nate Blasdell explains, “we are super excited to join a label that has played a role in so many lives including our own. We spent the last year touring completely independently and weren’t sure if we were ever going to sign to a label again or not, it was the question asked to us constantly. We found a team that has put all their faith in us and our crazy ideas and we couldn’t be more fortunate.”
      I Set My Friends On Fire is excited to premiere the new single and first music video in five years, “My Uzi Holds A Hundred Round Conscience”. For their first new music in almost a year, the band has gone back to their roots and the original ISMFOF sound. “The initial plan for the single was to go back to the same producer that recorded ‘You Can’t Spell Slaughter Without Laughter’ After discussing it a bit, we decided that even though we did want to go back to the original ISMFOF sound on this release, we also wanted to add a new twist with it.” Blasdell continues, “ISMFOF’s sound originated off of different backgrounds and combining a bunch of different genres. This single will probably be one of the lighter tracks, as we do want to bring back that heavy aspect, but for finding our direction, we couldn’t be happier with the outcome.”
     The band also recently announced a U.S tour that kicks off on December 27th in Racine, IL and wraps up on January 10th in Manchester, NH.
    “My Uzi Holds A Hundred Round Conscience” is available along with limited edition merch exclusively at Merchbucket.
About I Set My Friends On Fire:
     Fusing together older influences of emo/post hardcore with a little bit of funk thrown in, I Set My Friends On Fire aims to set themselves apart from other bands with their unique sound that the band describes as “evil funk”.
    ‘Pop Goes Punk’ covers are everywhere nowadays, but back in 2008 I Set My Friends On Fire were one of the first to experiment with the concept on the track “Soulja Boy”. High school seniors, Matt Mehana and Nabil Moo put the single on their Myspace as a joke and it went viral immediately. The response was so overwhelming that Myspace took down the band’s page three times because they assumed the views were increasing so quickly because of being hacked to increase plays. The duo gave it one more try with a new page and would inevitably be the beginning of something special.
     After multiple offers from different labels, the band signed with Epitaph Records and before graduation they were flown to make their Bamboozle debut. Their first album, “You Can’t Spell Slaughter Without Laughter” (produced by Lee Dyess and Travis Richter of From First To Last) was released in late 2008 and hit the top of the iTunes chart and #29 on the Billboard Heatseekers.  After two years of extensive touring, the band went back into the studio to record “Astral Rejection” (produced Dyess and Richter) which was a more hectic, heavier album. Before the release, Moo decided to leave the band and Mehana was left as the only original member.
     I Set My Friends On Fire has spent extensive time on the road. The band was the most anticipated band on Warped Tour 2009 and was featured on the tour in 2011. Their impressive tour history has included international shows in Europe, Russia, Canada, U.K, Australia as well as all over the United States. Other notable festivals include South By So What, UnSilent Night and Never Say Never Festival. I Set My Friends On Fire have shared the stage with bands like Attack Attack, Cash Cash, We Came As Romans, Of Mice and Men, Dance Gavin Dance, Silverstein, Sleeping With Sirens and many more.
     2015 brought new changes to the band. After using different touring musicians, Mehana announced the band was no longer just him and brought in long time friends to round out the lineup. Guitarists Nate Blasdell (The Bunny, The Bear) and Jonathan Rosell,  Bassist Joe Mosey (Lights Out Paris) and Drummer Josh Miller (The Last Ten Seconds of Life) would then go on to play over 170 shows, in 123 cities, through 24 countries in 250 days. This included the U.K, mainland Europe, Russia, Australia, Canada, and numerous U.S tours. After relentless touring, Miller and Mosey decided to leave the band.  Chris Thompson and Connor Mitchener joined the band solidifying the current lineup and announced the release of the 3rd album, “Caterpillar Sex” (produced by Mehana) was delayed indefinitely as the band was constantly touring.
    The band announced in July 2016 that they would be taking a three month break from touring after the summer to finish the album to be released at the end of the year. In December 2016, I Set My Friends On Fire signed with Tragic Hero Records after being independent for the past year. The band agreed that the partnership was a perfect fit, “[Tragic Hero] was one of many labels we met with, but a label that loved us for what we were, had faith in our crazy ideas, and truly wanted what was best for us, which was allowing us to have creative control. It was without question that Tragic Hero was going to be our new home”.

In addition to the signing announcement, I Set My Friends On Fire released their first video in four years with the new single, “My Uzi Holds A Hundred Round Conscience” off their fourth studio album (to be released in Summer 2017). The record will bring the band back to their roots and the original ISMFOF sound but with a twist.

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SET TO STUN Gives Their All on Stage Premieres video that showcases live performance

     SET TO STUN is a band known for their outrageous antics on stage and genre transcending songs. The new video for “Mirror, Mirror” is put together with live tour footage and showcases what a SET TO STUN show is really like.
     The track is off their latest Tragic Hero Records release “SET TO STUN and The Desperado Undead”, a title which has a deeper meaning and appears as a recurring theme throughout the record. Guitarist/vocalist Damien Wong explains, “SET TO STUN and The Desperado Undead is an album title attributed to the very real and very powerful relationship we share with our fans. SET TO STUN has allowed us to transcend the separatist notion of “genre” and in doing so set in motion an eclectic fan base of all demographics. An army of believers, all resonating within the same emotional frequencies. The Desperado Undead is very real, and our live performances will attest to that.”
      “SET TO STUN and The Desperado Undead” is available for purchase at Merchbucket and can be streamed on Spotify.
About SET TO STUN:
Words alone cannot describe the band SET TO STUN. Each person who listens to the Southern California trio will have their own extreme experience and be left gasping for air. One minute you’ll be thrashing around within the violence of it, and the next minute you’ll be serenaded into a trance-like state and inspired to take on the world. Listening to a SET TO STUN album is more of a journey than just a bunch of songs thrown together on the same CD.  The music has a dangerous quality and you’ll get lost in the chaos of what’s happening, while you try to find your way back to safety.
Taylor Wong (bass/vocals), and Marcus Molina (drums) hinges on the intense lyrics that are relate-able to many different situations. Whether you’re going through a break-up, dealing with a drug addiction, being shipped off to war, or just trying to pursue your dreams, there is a little something here for everyone. More inspired by science-fiction and horror movies than the post-hardcore bands that they have been compared to, they describe themselves as the “Quentin Taratino of rock-n-roll.”
SET TO STUN has appeared on major festivals like South By So What?! and Vans Warped Tour. After performing with the likes of Motionless In White and Asking Alexandria, they gained thousands of views on their YouTube videos and caught the attention of Tragic Hero Records who signed them in 2014. “We are really excited to have the band on our roster,” says Tragic Hero CEO Tommy LaCombe. “They are truly a cinematic experience without limitations.” The band went into the studio to work on their upcoming album which was mastered/mixed by Joey Sturgis, “SET TO STUN and The Desperado Undead” was released on November 27th.