Knitting Factory Presents
I Prevail Presents "Rage On The Stage"
Since their formation in 2013, Detroit-based band I Prevail has quickly garnered a global fan base with their potent mixture of aggressive rock, electronic arrangements, and seamless melodic elements. I Prevail took the world by storm with their recording of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space”, which became iTunes’ #1 Rock Single, and has sold over 200,000 copies. Their video for the track has had over 12 million YouTube views, and is continually in the top ten on Spotify’s weekly chart of the most viral tracks globally. Their self-released EP Heart Vs. Mind hit #1 on the iTunes Rock Chart in December 2014, has sold over 30,000 copies, and is now available via Fearless Records.
ON THEIR FOURTH FULL-LENGTH ALBUM DARK MATTER [FEARLESS RECORDS], THE WORD ALIVE AMPLIFY EVERY ASPECT OF THEIR SIGNATURE SOUND. THE LYRICS ARE MORE PERSONAL. THE MELODIES ARE MORE ENGAGING. THE SONGS ARE BIGGER. PRODUCED BY FROM FIRST TO LAST GUITARIST MATT GOOD, IT’S THE APEX OF THEIR SOUND TO DATE. THE PHOENIX HEAVY ALTERNATIVE QUINTET BEGAN TRANSMITTING THEIR MESSAGE IN 2009. 2010’S FULL-LENGTH DECEIVER SOLIDIFIED THEM AS A FAN FAVORITE AS THEY TIRELESSLY TOURED ALONGSIDE THE LIKES OF KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, A DAY TO REMEMBER, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, AND MORE—IN ADDITION TO NUMEROUS STINTS ON THE VANS WARPED TOUR. ALTERNATIVE PRESS AND REVOLVER HAVE SUNG THEIR PRAISES. MODERN DRUMMER FEATURED LUKE FOR HIS WORK IN THE BAND AND HIS MEGA-POPULAR YOUTUBE COVERS. GUITAR WORLD HAS SPOTLIGHTED THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN TONY AND ZACK AND THEIR TWIN ATTACK. 2014 SAW REAL. LAND AT #4 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP HARD ROCK ALBUMS CHART, #7 ON THE TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS CHART, AND #33 ON THE TOP 200. HOWEVER, EVERYTHING PAVED THE WAY FOR THE WORD ALIVE’S BIGGEST, BOLDEST, AND BRAVEST STATEMENT IN DARK MATTER.
When a band has had as storied and, at times, controversial a first decade in the limelight as Escape The Fate, there is often a temptation to focus on that past, rather than concentrating on the future. Yet after releasing their fifth, and arguably most significant studio album to date, the upcoming chapters of the Vegas quartet’s career not only look bright, but are set to resolutely be their best yet.
“This new album is, without any question in my mind, the best thing that has ever borne the Escape The Fate name, by a distance,” enthuses frontman Craig Mabbitt with no hint of hesitation. A remarkable statement given the last two ETF records gatecrashed the Billboard top 30. “Sonically, we’ve always been a diverse band who have everything from ballads to really heavy songs - and our fans expect that - but I think on this album we’ve gone full force with it. The heaviest songs are the heaviest we’ve ever written, and the poppy songs are the poppiest we’ve ever done. We came to this kind of ‘who cares what people think of us’ realization this time around - we’re amplifying everything that we love about this band in all directions and it has been incredibly liberating.”