While people speak of the emo trinity of the 2000s to be My Chemical Romance, Panic! at the Disco, and Fall Out Boy, one of the more underrated giants were The Academy Is. With monumental albums like Almost Here and Fast Times at Barrington High, the Chicago rockers have flown fairly under the radar this decade.
From a seemingly-abandoned Facebook page comes a new post today. The image is reminiscent of the album art for the aforementioned Almost Here album, with some different colors. Could this mean a reunion? A tour of this legendary album? Irregardless, us at New Fury are beyond excited to hear what’s next for this emo powerhouse. Relive one of the band’s best songs with the video below!
San Antonio, Texas, is known for plenty of things. The Alamo. About the new single, the band shares this: “This is our first single and it’s a taste of what’s to come. Some songs are heavier and some are radio friendly. The live show we have been working on is something that hasn’t been done yet (as far as we know) and is definitely going to bringing something new to this genre that we can’t wait to share with everyone.”
With its agitated screams accompanied by a backdrop of engaging guitar riffs that effortlessly tag-team each other through out the track with great clean vocal work intertwined within, this release has done more than just make a great impression in the metalcore genre. For a first single for this up and coming band, it seems the only way for this band is to blossom into something extraordinary.
While it’s been a staggering 13 years since the band last released a record (career highlight Holding A Wolf By The Ears), post-hardcore band From Autumn To Ashes appear to be up to something big! Potentially, anyway, as the band reconvened for the first time in 4 years, 2 days ago.
While the band has certainly had a relatively tumultuous past few years, Aussie post-hardcore/metalcore band The Amity Affliction brought back some of their trademark aggression with a surprise signing to Pure Noise Records, as well as their newest song “All My Friends Are Dead”. Needless to say, older fans of the band were awfully impressed, and why not? While it’s true that the band’s last 3 records helped gain the band international success, many critics also found the band’s maturation a bit lacking.
All of this being said, there’s plenty of ways the band can create new music that’s both relevant and interesting, and while the aforementioned song was a great start, it appears we’ll have more answers in the new year as the band seems to be gearing up to release new music.