From Ashes To New & Ice Nine Kills - MARCH INTO MADNESS

Din Productions Presents

From Ashes To New & Ice Nine Kills - MARCH INTO MADNESS

Palisades, Afterlife

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Jake's Backroom

Lubbock, TX

$21.00

This event is all ages

From Ashes to New
From Ashes to New
Lancaster, Pennsylvania is the sort of town of which there are many hundred all across America: post-industrial, blue collar and, on occasion, more than a little bleak. As is so often the case though, it is in these relative backwards towns that authentic, compelling creativity truly thrives - the monotony of the landscape punctuated by brilliant flares of art. FROM ASHES TO NEW are one such flare; a thoroughly modern rock band wielding both a state-of-the-art sound and an old-as-the-hills work ethic.

Formed barely two years ago by vocalist, programmer and creative mastermind Matt Brandyberry, the sextet consists of the cream of Lancaster's underground scene. "We have all played with each other in old bands and other projects," explains Brandyberry. "And when those things stalled or fell apart, the guys who wanted to take things a little more seriously began to gravitate toward FATN. It all came together incredibly organically and we clicked almost instantaneously. It was a real 'Aha!' moment, like this was the band we should have been in all along."

For Brandyberry in particular, FATN represents a creative endeavor a long time in the making. As a young kid obsessed by world-changing flows of Tupac and Biggie as well as the local Philadelphia Hip Hop scene that surrounded him, writing rhymes became a natural pastime. "It was until my late teens that my interest in hard rock music properly developed," explains the frontman "slowly but surely I got into things like Sevendust and it all snowballed from there."

Before long, Brandyberry was obsessively playing guitar and piano and, most importantly, penning his own music to go with the raps he had been developing since junior high. "I decided I was going to put everything I had inside of me into doing music, it became everything to me. I was like a sponge - I wanted to learn every technique, every skill so that I had what I needed to out the ideas that I had in my head on paper and eventually turn them into records."

And turn those ideas into records is exactly what he did. With the assistance of producer Grant McFarland, FATN set about molding their rap/rock hybrid into a sky-scrapingly monolithic proposition.

"We always wanted our songs to sound huge," admits co-vocalist and melodic linchpin Chris Musser. "Our ambition is to throw as much as we can into them and give the listener the most connecting experience possible. We vent a lot of emotion, a lot of frustrations, a lot of angst through our songs, but we always want them to have a craft to them - something which shines through."

And if recent four-track EP Downfall was a glistening opening gambit, then the forthcoming full-length album will radiate with the fire of a thousand suns. A fearsome mix of contemporary metalcore crunch and soul-searching rap, the band are already punching with a heavyweight strength that belies their so far brief career. It's a potent approach galvanized further by the background from which the band all come from.

"When we were recording the album, we were all holding down full time jobs," explains Musser. "I work fixing up body panels for airplanes. I'd start work at 6, finish at 4 then go straight to the studio to work until 2 in the morning. That has been my life for the past year and the discontentment of working in a dead-end job has filtered through onto this album massively. We go through the same things that everyone else who has to wake up in the morning and go do something they hate."

"To put it bluntly, there's a lot of 'Fuck you' on this album," laughs Brandyberry. "A lot of stuff about shitty relationships, about working hard for something and people telling you can't do it, about never accepting that things are just 'beyond you'. We're not the cool band from LA or New York or any of those places, we're six regular guys from a regular place but that is in our favor, not against us. We understand what it's like."

Yet with major tours with the likes of Hollywood Undead under their belts,and a record deal that puts them among some of the best known commercial rock bands already signed, FATN look set to take their message to a bigger stage than they could ever previously have imagined.

Blessed with honesty, integrity, grit, determination and, most vitally, a genuinely devastating arsenal of gut-mangling tunes – FROM ASHES TO NEW have got all the ingredients to turn your world, and the entire scene, on its head.
Ice Nine Kills
Ice Nine Kills
Ice Nine Kills is a metalcore group formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 2002, with founding members Spencer Charnas and Jeremy Schwartz, along with recruited drummer Grant Newsted in 2003 and bassist Hobie Boeschenstein in 2004. Originally claiming a ska-punk sound, the group released their first album "Last Chance To Make Amends" on April 20th, 2006. The following year, the band signed with Red Blue Records and released their EP "The Burning" on November 20th. In mid-2009, Jeremy would leave the band, leaving Spencer as the only founding member. After recruiting from the recently-disbanded Remember Tomorrow, the band started to migrate towards a metalcore sound, which would lead to their signing with Ferret Music. On July 12th, 2010, the band released their second full-length album "Safe Is Just A Shadow". It wasn't until almost 3 years later that the band would release their second EP "The Predator" on January 15th, 2013. The following year, the band would release their third full-length album "The Predator Becomes The Prey" on January 21st through the newly-founded Outerloop Records. On September 17th, 2015, the group signed with Fearless Records, and together they worked to release their fourth album "Every Trick In The Book" the same year on December 4th. On January 6th, 2017, the group released a re-recorded version of "Safe Is Just A Shadow" in an effort to show off the evolution of the production and musical skills behind the album. June 14th, 2018 would see Conor Sullivan's departure from the band to pursue different musical projects. 6 days later, the group released their music video for "The American Nightmare", the first single off their new album "The Silver Scream", which was released on October 5th, 2018.
Palisades
Palisades
Palisades, formerly known as Marilyn Is Dead, has further reinforced and redefined their sound. Armed with a combination of post-hardcore and pop-punk influences, Palisades adds an entire new element of emotion to their rich, big sound. Strong, catchy choruses, along with aggressive melodic screaming are combined with more contemporary breakdowns, adding a very unique and distinct character to their music. Having recently recorded at Chango Gridlock Studios in Orlando Florida, Palisades plans to release their EP, and continue frequent touring.
Afterlife
Afterlife
Tyler Levenson: @Tyler_Levenson || Vocals

Andrew McGuire: @Andrew_Mcguire || Guitar

Luke Walkinshaw: @Lukewalkinshaw || Drums

Tristan Edwards: @Tedwards_tx || Bass
Venue Information:
Jake's Backroom
5025 50th St #A
Lubbock, TX, 79414
http://www.jakes-sportscafe.com/