Victory Records has announced the signing of A DAY TO REMEMBER and BENEATH THE SKY, two bands that promise to challenge the conventions of rock and expand the barriers of the cutting edge.
With an average age of 18.2, Florida's A DAY TO REMEMBER will enter Boston's Zing Studios (UNDEROATH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) in October to record their Victory debut. The band formed in early 2003 and developed their distinct brand of melodic punk/metal, which came to fruition on an album released last year by Indianola Records. The CD sold over 8,000 copies through word of mouth and the band's rigorous road work of almost 200 shows in the last year. The quintet of singer Jeremy McKinnon, guitarists Neil Westfall and Tom Denney, bassist Joshua Woodard and drummer Bobby Scruggs are one in the same with the people that come to their shows. When asked about their concerts, Josh says, "We have a really good live show and put off a good energetic vibe. You have the hardcore kids who want to dance and have a good time, and the girls and pop kids who want to sing all the catchier stuff." The band's dynamic, hybrid sound is often described as a mix between FALL OUT BOY, SILVERSTEIN, NEW FOUND GLORY and UNDEROATH.
Cincinnati's BENEATH THE SKY formed over two years ago and will enter the studio in September to record their debut album with Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, THE AUTUMN OFFERING). The band's brutal blend of metal intensity, catchy melodies, crushing breakdowns and impassioned vocals have an addictive quality that many hard music artists do not successfully capture. They have established themselves through constant touring across the Midwest and Eastern U.S. along with a fantastic following on the Internet that has led to virally infectious word of mouth.
BENEATH THE SKY is: Joey Nelson - Vocals, Jeff Nelson - Guitar, Chris Profitt - Guitar, Matt Jones - Keytar, Nick Scarberry – Bass, and Brandon Sowder - Drums.