Orange County, California is where this metal band calls home. Founded in 2009 and they have released six studio albums over the past nine years. The band’s line-up has changed a couple of times including the departure in 2016 of founding member and lead vocalist Austin Carlile. Aaron Pauley took over the frontman post while also playing bass.
Like many bands their early days saw them uploading music onto Myspace. Unlike many would expect from a metal band the song that got them the most notice was a cover of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face”. This song got them signed to Rise Records and led to the release in 2010 of their self-titled debut album. As soon as success started coming and touring was happening, Carlile began having health problems. These problems were compounded by friction between himself and the other band members. Some back and forth then happened with Carlile leaving the band in 2010 then returning in 2011. A couple more albums were released and then in 2016 Carlile announced he was leaving the band in order to focus on his health and live in Costa Rica. Aaron Pauley was named lead vocalist.
-Date: February 14, 2018
-Venue: Corona Theatre
-Ticket Price: $42.00 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 6:30 p.m. (Doors @ 5:30 p.m.)
-Opening Acts: Blessthefall, Cane Hill, Fire From the Gods, MSCW