New Album Symbiosis Out Now HERE
Tour Support Bands Everyone Dies In Utah and Harp And Lyre
A Bullet for Pretty Boy announces their headline fall tour with opening bands Everyone Dies in Utah and Harp and Lyre. The tour kicks off on September 7th in Oklahoma City and wraps on September 22nd in Lexington, KY. A Bullet for Pretty Boy‘s new album Symbiosis (Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie) is out now and was produced by Zeuss (Suicide Silence, Whitecapel, Hatebreed, The Acacia Strain).

A Bullet For Pretty Boy
recently wrapped this summer’s Scream The Prayer Tour with headliners Demon Hunter, Emery and Sleeping Giant. record that proves that metalcore still has plenty to offer when in the ahnds of genuinely creative musicians.” The Long view, Texas based band formed in 2006 and has released one full length album, 2010’s Revision: Reviseon Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie. The band toured extensively in 2010, including national stints with Asking Alexandria and We Came As Romans followed by leading Christian metal band Demon Hunter.
Everyone Dies In Utah’s (EDIU) is touring in support of their sophomore studio album +//- (Polarities) out now on iTunes HERE.   +//- (Polarities) was released on Tragic Hero Records/ILG and was produced by David Ludlow at Hot Damn Media (Greeley Estates, Man Made Machine) and was mastered by Joey Sturgis at The Foundation (The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men, AttacK Attack!).  The album features 10 songs exploring the transitions between positive and negative points of view.   The Temple, TX Post-hardcore sextet formed in 2008.  The band has previously released one full length album, Seeing Clearly (Tragic Hero Records) and one self-released EP I Hope You Realize This Means War.
Harp & Lyre’s new full length record Intentions will be released on October 9th. For nearly the last four years Harp & Lyre has been a voice in the movement of music, giving some a soundtrack to parallel their lives, all the while on a journey that holds no one specific definition or outcome. They call upon anyone who will listen to their melodies to not hold them in regard to the others that try to settle in but to look in light of where the melodies derive, not stopping for one demographic but growing and cultivating sound that agrees with and spawns from a reflection of honesty and urgency.  That urgency has been stitch in the seam of their integrity, keeping them close to the reasons for their origin. They look not to make a name for themselves but to take part in the larger movement that has been at work years before their arrival, helping secure a community that spans more than just their dwellings in Oklahoma.

September 7 – Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory
September 8 – Joplin, NO – Solace Music Venue
September 10 – Barrington, IL – Penny Rd Pub
September 11 – St. Paul, MN – Station 4
September 13 – Fort Wayne, IN – Broadripple
September 17 – Ottawa, ON – Club Saw
September 19 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft
September 21 – Dayton, OH – The Attic Club
September 22 – Lexington, KY – Chapel Hill Presbyterian
*all dates with Everyone Dies in Utah and Harp and Lyre
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