Awake At Last
Awake At Last strives to create music that speaks to the human condition of beauty, pain, and hardships. "Mansion Of Memories was written in a dark time for the band so it has a darker approach, but retains an overall positive message we try to relay in all of our songs," Torres comments. The passion for their lyrics also bleeds into the music creation as well. "Everyone brings something different to the table because we come from different musical backgrounds and lifestyles" explains bassist Tyler Greene, but through all their differences they all share the same goal of writing strong and energetic rock and metal influenced songs with contributions from each band member. "When we write music, usually a band member will come to rehearsal with a riff or chord progression they had been working on and as a band we all take turns throwing out ideas and slowly forming the foundation, later adding little transitions and sound tags" explains drummer Bryan Mills.
Awake At Last continues to spread their message through music that no matter who you are or what life you live, dreams are never as far away as the world may make them seem. Vincent, Eric, Bryan, and Tyler all bring elements of great, entertaining, and catchy rock songs to bring fans and loved ones closer, and to share their music and experiences with anyone willing to listen.
The Funeral Portrait
The Funeral Portrait is a five-piece "Theatre Rock" outfit hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. Consisting of vocalist Lee Jennings, guitarist/vocalist Juergie Landstrom, guitarist AJ Pekarek, bassist Chris King, and drummer Stephen Danzey, the band blends elements of rock and roll, heavy metal, and theatre all under a blanket of pop sensibility as they paint their stories of love, loss, anger, and grief onto a canvas of skillfully crafted songs. Having shared the stage with: We Came As Romans, Silverstein, Dance Gavin Dance, and Cartel, The Funeral Portrait will be hitting the road with Alesana this fall on the Chaos Is A Ladder tour in support of their debut EP For The Dearly Departed, produced by Shawn Milke. For The Dearly Departed will be available September 23rd via Revival Recordings, the band having inked a deal this summer with the Raleigh, NC based record label.