Over the next several weeks, we’re going to be discussing a handful of bands across our home state of Florida that we think you should know about. They will be across the spectrum in terms of style and genre. First we’ll be talking to vocalist Elliot from the heavy noise-rock trio Vacancy from St Pete.
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For The Fire has never been a band to give up. After losing all but one original member, Addison Rider, the end seemed near to some but with the addition of bassist and backing vocalist Connor Buckingham the band is back better than ever, and ready to take the world by storm. 3 months ago the band released Overthinking which showcased Buckingham and displayed the band’s new direction. September 5th brought even bigger and better news for For The Fire fans when they dropped a whole new song, Bridges and announced the release date for their new EP.
Minnesota based progressive rock outfit Skyhaven have dropped a summer anthem.
The new track “Free” has an incredibly catchy melody that dances along to the guitar talent that Skyhaven is known for, but is also accompanied by a dance/club sort of beat that you can’t help but bump along to. Keston Wright’s vocals really fit the groove of the track nicely. The video is pretty unique as well. Producer Jude Aotik and director Jake Woodbridge really knew what they were doing when creating the visual.
[Photos by K.B. Imaging and Kaytlin Dargen]
Hardcore/Punk bands War Prayer and Swing Low have announced a split EP and a tour. Both bands are premiering an exclusive track off of the split below. The record is due out July 10th via Delayed Gratification Records on digital and tape. Check out the singles “Trenchfoot” and “Malice” below, as well as the tour dates. Be sure to catch a show, if you can. These are some of the best hardcore bands coming out of the midwest right now.