For All Those Sleeping presents

For All Those Sleeping

Ice Nine Kills, Myka Relocate, Aspire

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm


Ottawa, ON


unfortunately, Capture The Crown will not be performing due to visa issues.

tickets also available at Vertigo Records.

lineup, date, venue, times and ticket price subject to change without notice.

For All Those Sleeping
For All Those Sleeping
Striking that perfect balance between melody and mosh has become an art form for post-hardcore quintet For All Those Sleeping, but with the release of new album 'Outspoken', the band are about to take it to the next level. Their second full-length captures the Minnesota quintet at a new creative zenith, and this time, they're pissed.

"This record is a big 'Fuck You' to anyone that's doubted what we are and what we are capable of," says lead singer Mike Champa. "We were just fed up with a lot of things in our lives," adds guitarist/lyricist David Volgman-Stevens. "We were proud of our last record and we've been having a blast touring, but we feel we've been holding a lot of stuff in; we figured we'd be honest with ourselves and through our music, to our fans. It's just letting everything out and saying what we feel. It's an unapologetic, angry, honest and emotional record. There was no other title really for this album but 'Outspoken'."

For All Those Sleeping—which also includes drummer Ethan Trekell, bassist London Snetsinger and rhythm guitarist Jerad Pierskalla—formed in St. Cloud, MN in 2007. The band issued the independent EP 'The Lies We Live' in 2008, and then signed with Fearless Records in 2009, leading to their 2010 full-length debut, 'Cross Your Fingers'. The album debuted at #25 on Billboard's Heatseeker's Chart and #11 on the Alternative New Artist's Chart. The band hit the road hard in support of the release, including tours with Falling In Reverse, Asking Alexandria, Motionless in White, A Skylit Drive, Breathe Carolina, Sleeping With Sirens, The Word Alive, and a summer run on The All Stars Tour, featuring blessthefall, Emmure, Alesana and Born of Osiris.

With a full slate of touring planned behind Outspoken's June 19th release, 2012 promises to be the year that For All Those Sleeping reach more potential fans than ever. Armed with their most impassioned and confident release to date, the band is sure to win over hordes of new heavy music devotees, while giving longtime fans an even greater blast of what they've already come to love.
Myka Relocate
Hardships make us who we are. Myka, Relocate clings tightly to that universal truth on its full-length debut for Artery Recordings and Razor & Tie, Lies to Light the Way. Rather than simply backing down in the face of adversity or deceit, the Houston six-piece—John Ritter [vocals], Michael Swank [vocals], Luke Burleigh [bass], Austin Dore' [guitar], Josh Peltier [guitar], and Aaron Robertson [drums]—soldiers ahead and transforms those tribulations into triumphs. Now, their story is all on tape.

As of 2011, the band had become a local favorite in the Louisiana scene. With the addition of Houston natives Ritter and Swank, the lineup finally became solidified, honing a dual vocal attack that's as scorching as it is soaring. At heart, it's that two-pronged assault which separates Myka, Relocate.

"With my voice and Michael's at the center, our songs are like roller coaster rides," reveals Ritter. "You go up to the highest of peaks with real uplifting and, dare I say, happy choruses. After that, we bring you straight down to a super aggressive low that will make you grit your teeth. Think of it like Top 40 meets metal."

Entering Phoenix's Chango Studios in July 2013 with producer Cameron Mizell [Memphis Mayfire, A Skylit Drive], Myka, Relocate cut twelve tracks that segue from gnashing technical guitars into immediately irresistible refrains. Electronic flourishes color the sound at points, while every element falls into an impenetrable groove reminiscent of Deftones or Sleeping with Sirens. It's easy to feel that kinetic stomp on the first single "Doublespeak".

"Lyrically, it's probably one of the most meaningful songs we've ever written," admits Ritter. "It describes how we've been dragged in the dirt in the past and played like chess pieces. It's a big middle finger to those people. At the same time, if they didn't do what they did, we wouldn't be as aggressive in making this happen. Thank you for fucking us over because, without it, we wouldn't have found our way. That's the meaning of our album title Lies to Light the Way."

Elsewhere on the album, an ominous riff kicksarts "Useless", mounting into a bona fide mosh pit anthem. "I had fun with that one," the vocalist goes on. "It's one of our meanest songs. It has to do with people who take their positions for granted, exploit their fame, and have overbearing egos. It calls out rock stars."

Still, there's an inherent bond between these six musicians that drives everything regardless of what the outside world may throw at them. "Every member has a specific role and puts in the same amount of effort," affirms Ritter. "It creates a broad, but consistent style. We literally listen to everything from pop to dubstep to hardcore. There's a smorgasbord of sounds in there."

Ultimately, that's why Myka, Relocate will also resonate immensely with listeners. He concludes, "I want every single lyric of our choruses stuck in their heads after one listen. We leave a lot of it open to interpretation. Hopefully, there's something in every song people can apply to their own lives."
Venue Information:
221 Rideau Street
Ottawa, ON, K1N 5X8