I Prevail

Golden Voice Presents

I Prevail

We Came As Romans, The World Alive, Escape The Fate

Mon · October 2, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

$33.00

I Prevail
I Prevail
Certain moments in life change everything. The trajectory splinters, and there's no turning back. I Prevail—Brian Burkheiser [clean vocals], Eric Vanlerberghe [harsh vocals], Steve Menoian [guitar], and Lee Runestad [drums]—explore this phenomenon within the title of their full-length debut, Lifelines [Fearless Records].

"When we started diving into the record, we all sat down and thought, 'Wow, everything has changed in the last year,'" explains Brian. "Everyone encounters those moments that really define where the rest of their lives are headed. We've all grown from everything that's happened. When we sat down and got to work, we really wanted to share our journey through these songs."

"Lifelines are a great visual for certain points in your life," adds Lee. "It's a line you can't go backward from or ignore. For us, the path split from the moment we all created I Prevail."

I Prevail are no strangers to this experience. After the release of the quartet's 2014 debut EP, Heart vs. Mind, nothing would ever be the same. The EP moved over 60,000 copies as the Detroit band toured with the likes of Hollywood Undead and Crown The Empire. Meanwhile, the group's cover of Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" sold 300,000-plus singles, went Top 20 on Active Rock Radio, and generated over 22 million views on YouTube and 17 million-plus Spotify streams (consistently remaining in the Top 10 of the platform's Viral Chart). The band would be nominated for "Breakthrough Band" at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards and garner features from Billboard, Detroit Free Press, AXS, Loudwire, and many more. Everything has aligned and set the stage perfectly their debut full-length, Lifelines.

In early 2016, the boys retreated to Wall of Sound Studios in the small and secluded town of Riley, Michigan to work with trusted producers B.J. Perry and John Pregler. With nearly two years on the road under their collective belt, the group had fully realized their style, merging entrancing hooks and a powerful and pummeling sonic backdrop.

"On the EP, we were all getting to know each other's style," Brian goes on. "We spent a year working on it without ever launching publicly. We wanted to make the best impression possible. Then when we put it out, we spent the next year-and-a-half doing everything we could to promote it. Writing Lifelines was such a different experience. We had so much more time to grow together and really had a clear vision for the sound we wanted to create on the album."

The first single "Scars" gallops from a propulsive riff into an unshakable refrain teetering between a hypnotic harmony and a hard-hitting groove. It's immediately infectious.

"Being away from family members and going through relationships that have died off, sometimes made me feel anxiety and depression," admits Brian. "Sometimes, you have to look in the mirror. We wanted to create a song that was personal to us, but still relatable. That's how we got the concept of 'Scars.'"
We Came As Romans
We Came As Romans
US post-hardcore band from Troy, Michigan. Formed in 2005.

Members:
Joshua Moore - lead guitar (since 2005)
David Stephens - unclean vocals (since 2005)
Eric Choi - drums (since 2006)
Brian "Lou" Cotton - rhythm guitar (since 2006)
Andrew Glass - bass guitar (since 2006)
Kyle Pavone - clean vocals, keyboards, synthesizer (since 2008)

Former members:
Chris Moore - clean vocals, keyboards, piano (2007–2008)
Mark Myatt - lead vocals (2005)
Larry Clark - lead vocals (2005–2008)
Jonny Nabors - bass (2005)
Sean E. Daly - bass (2005–2006)
Sean Zelda - drums (2005–2006)
Escape The Fate
Escape The Fate
4 piece post-hardcore band from Las Vegas, NV. Formed in 2004

Current members:
TJ Bell – bass guitar (2012-2013); rhythm guitar, vocals (since 2013)
Craig Mabbitt – lead vocals (since 2008)
Kevin "Thrasher" Gruft – lead guitar, backing vocals (since 2013)
Robert Ortiz – drums, percussion (since 2004)

Past members:
Carson Allen – keyboards, synthesizers, vocals (2005–2006)
Omar Espinosa – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2004–2007)
Ronnie Radke – lead vocals (2004–2008)
Bryan "Monte" Money – lead guitar, backing vocals (2004–2013); keyboards, synthesizers (2008–2013)
Michael Money – rhythm guitar (2012–2013)
Max Green – bass guitar, vocals (2004–2012; 2013–2014)
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Edmonton
6240 99 Street Northwest
Edmonton, AB, t6e 6c7
http://www.unionhall.ca/