Perhaps it shouldn’t be so shocking that Tragic Hero Records band Invent, Animate debuted on the charts at #133 overall in the Billboard Top 200 with their new record, Stillworld. The Texas-based progressive metalcore outfit has landed some opening and support slots on major tours in the last 18 months, buoying themselves with a solid debut record in Everchanger, and showing the kind of work ethic that puts some veteran bands to shame. It also helps that the new record is an improvement on the debut in almost every conceivable fashion.
The best part is, we got to experience it firsthand when they opened the Happiness In Self Destruction tour at the Crowbar in Tampa, FL. Even better, we had a long conversation with IA vocalist Ben English, which you can listen to below. Listen to us talk about Stillworld, horror movies, and…golf? This is a thing that really happened. If you’re into it, be sure to share with your friends. This is a band that’s doing big things.