Pennsylvania, you ask? He (and 4/5 of August Burns Red) is from the Philadelphia area. (Vocalist Jake Luhrs is a South Carolinian.) Earlier today, he spoke to Metal Injection about his five favorite bands from his home state. In order:

  1. This Day Forward
  2. Bells
  3. One Dead Three Wounded
  4. Balance & Composure
  5. mewithoutYou
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Ever Eden

The Haunting Sound of Hope

"Ever Eden has been this perfect culmination of us realizing what our journey has been and how to aim that as a message for other people." After years of introspection and coming-of-age, Ever Eden has embraced their own struggles, as haunting as it may feel, to create a community that's turned out to be much larger than the band itself.


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Employed to Serve

Forward Under a Dying Sun

Most of these days, the sun rises and sets on a world that feels like it's dying. Across the pond, where Employed to Serve calls home, they're learning how to support their latest record a year into its release. HM contributor Andrew Voigt recently sat down with Justine Jones to learn more about the band, marrying your bandmates, and their outside shot at touring with Rammstein.


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