It wasn’t too long ago that members of Fit For A King and Northlane, two of the more popular and successful bands in heavy music right now, took to Reddit recently to discuss the issues even popular bands have with staying afloat financially. With album sales paling in comparison with even a decade ago, musicians have been forced to get creative to gain momentum – taking side jobs and extra work to fuel their passion and career. It’s honestly very interesting and inspiring to see the lengths that musicians (and other creatives in general) will go to, to see their dreams become realized playing on a stage every night.
Fit For A King’s Ryan Kirby recently discussed this more in-depth in a recent Twitter post, reiterating that the music industry is still a goal worth pursuing. Strong words. Check out what he had to say below!
It Lies Within has released a new music video for “Ecdysis”, a song from their upcoming sophomore albumParamount. Out 1/8/16 via Luxor Records,Paramount features guest vocalist appearances from Telle Smith (The Word Alive), Ryan Kirby (Fit For A King), and Jonny Mcbee (The Browning). McBee also co-produced the album with As They Sleep guitarist Nick Morris.
Metalcore quintet It Lies Within has announced that their second full-length album Paramount will be released on 1/8/16 via Luxor Records. The offering is bursting at the seams with talent, featuring guest vocalist appearances from Telle Smith (The Word Alive), Ryan Kirby (Fit For A King) and Jonny Mcbee (The Browning). McBee also co-produced the album with As They Sleep guitarist Nick Morris.
“This album was very intriguing to work on,” says Morris. “It incorporates so many different styles of Metal and EDM. These guys are the next big thing!”
01. Open Your Eyes (Intro)
04. You Won’t Bury Me
05. Never Surrender (ft. Telle Smith)
06. Reap What You Sow
07. Light the Way
08. Depths of Struggle (ft. Jonny McBee)
09. Broken Streets (ft. Ryan Kirby)
10. Trust in Yourself
11. ‘Till We Meet Again
It Lies Within are no strangers to the road, having performed on the main stages of Dirtfest, Rockapalooza, Bledfest and most recently just finished the “Rise Above Hate Tour” in Japan. The band will be finishing out the year strong this December on the Fear No Evil Tour with My Heart To Fear (Solid State) and The Illustrator.
Upcoming Tour Dates w/ My Heart To Fear and The Illustrator:
12/3/2015 – Akron, OH @ The Vortex
12/4/2015 – Clarksburg, WV @ Main Street Cafe
12/5/2015 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
12/6/2015 – Panama City, FL @ A&M Theatre
12/8/2015 – Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem
12/9/2015 – Sunrise, FL @ Anonymous Guitars
12/10/2015 – Sebring, FL @ Brewsters
12/11/2015 – Orlando, FL @ Bombshells
12/12/2015 – Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theater
12/13/2015 – Brunswick, GA @ Ordo Templi Cycle Club
12/14/2015 – Marietta, GA @ Swayze’s
12/18/2015 – Lemoyne, PA @ The Champ
12/19/2015 – Williamsport, PA @ Ground Floor
12/20/15 – Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel Concert Lounge