Truly one of the most impressive progressive metalcore bands of our time, Alabama’s Erra have made a name for themselves with both outstanding technicality and dynamic vocals, and that’s without mentioning the jaw-dropping vocals of Jesse Cash, whose range borders on Anthony Green levels at times. Though the band is now on their 3rd vocalist, JT Cavey proved himself adept on 2016’s breakout album Drift. He had big shoes to fill in both original vocalist Garrison Lee and Ian Eubanks, but his proficient mid-range screams and clear passion for the band he plays in is rivaled by few.
We’re going to take a somewhat deep dive into what makes this band a special entity not to be missed. Whether you’ve been a fan of the band since their Andromeda days, or got into the band after hearing “Skyline” for the first time, read on as we explore just how interesting Erra’s evolution actually is.
Few things make me more proud than to see hardworking, talented bands reaching success – whether that success is making a few albums and touring for 5-6 years and calling it a day, or sustaining continued growth over a decade and seeing their fanbase explode overnight, both are equally interesting to me. You could place progressive rock/metal band Erra in either category at the moment, though the one outlier here is that they’re not going anywhere but up from here. They recently landed the main support slot on August Burns Red’s upcoming tour, and just finished a run supporting The Plot In You. This isn’t even speaking of the band overcoming multiple vocalist and member changes that would torpedo a lesser band, and this still isn’t including their most recent album, Drift. Fans may have to get used to the slight change in style (from arguable magnum opus Augment to where they’re at now), but rest assured the slightly more accessible direction wasn’t a sellout move – it was the one that made sense. When you make an album that’s bookended by the strongest tracks the band has recorded to date (“Luminesce” and “The Hypnotist”), you’re a band that’s evolving the right way.
Alabama-based Progressive Metalcore quartet, Erra, have recently unveiled their crushing, new single, “Orchid.” The single comes as the third teaser for their long awaited Sumerian Records debut, Drift. The band has solidified their lineup with former Texas In July frontman, J.T. Cavey. Fans need not worry – “Orchid” delivers listeners with what they’ve come to expect from these southern boys: riffs, melodies, and beautiful lyricism.
Check out the single below, along with pre-order information, track listing, and more!