THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE "DEAD YEARS"
September 21st, 2012 (D/ AT/ CH + digital)
September 24th, 2012 (Europe)
September 26th, 2012 (Scandinavia)
North American release through eOne Music, www.eonemetal.com
You can rely on THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE. It took two years before band’s third record for LIFEFORCE RECORDS sees the light of day. Another two years before “Haunt What’s Left” there was their commercial debut “Monuments”. Always there: troubled, heavy and emotive songs in between metal and melodic hardcore. This is exactly what you can expect from “Dead Years”, but this time singer Ricky is truly pissed and you can hear that!
The quintet from Lancaster, PA combines agile catchiness, striking technical ability and a good amount of Metalcore ingredients along with dense rock grooves. Producer Andreas Magnusson (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, HASTE THE DAY) just had to record the enormous intensity and vigor the songs from THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE are based on. So he did. “Dead Years” consists of ten hymns exploring the fields of metal, hardcore and rock in their own way. The quintet does not think too much. The guys just play what feels right and follow their gut instinct. This is the way THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE succeeds.
THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE is a band that exhibits the patience and dedication to step outside the box to create something both heavy and unique. Their craft of song is intelligent, scathing, honest and even uplifting. The band toured relentlessly in support of their releases. While on stage the band displayed an array of musicianship and energy, which caused them to stand out. THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE played the European edition of the “Scream It Like You Mean It” Tour along with WE CAME AS ROMANS and MISS MAY I and won a lot of new fans on that tour, watch out and see them coming back soon!