A Worthwhile Struggle

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A dark road, and a reason to travel it by Kevin Goetz When the road ahead of you looks dark, it always feels so easy to give up. Nihilism feels so logical – so safe – on that dark, winding path. But there’s a light there, obscured and sometimes impossible to see, but no less […]

Of Sad Demons and Cruel Angels

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Demons, angels, sadness and cruelty by Adrienne Odenthal What if I told you that the entire world is upside-down? That what we think is good is bad, and what is bad is good? Well, don’t worry – because I wouldn’t tell you that. But I do think that seeing the world in black-and-white, good-and-evil, with-or-against […]

A Tribute to Our Influences

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Recently, we decided to make covers of some of the songs we’ve always loved. We had so much fun doing this, trying to capture the magic of the originals to the best of our ability, that we wanted to share this with our amazing listeners. But first, a little gift for you! The video below […]

Join Us Behind the Scenes!

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In the following video, you’ll step behind the scenes with an exclusive glimpse into our music-making process. Not gonna lie, a couple of our friends in the music industry have given us some attitude for wanting to share this kind of intimate and close-up view with our amazing friends and fans. But we’re incredibly proud […]

“Symphonic Metal Is Dying,” They Said…

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I won’t beat around the bush here. I was told by a marketing executive of a very big label in metal – which had on its roster more than one of the biggest symphonic metal bands – that symphonic metal is a dying genre. For context, they were pushing us to change our sound to […]

Autumn Without Color

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The lyric, “Autumn without color, snow without footprints,” was the foundation of what might be the saddest song I’ve written, “Gravetender.” Adrienne legitimately cried a little bit while singing it – you can actually hear her voice break a little on the chorus line “longing to dream, there at least I have remembrance” – and […]

A Record Label Offered Us How Much????

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For legal reasons I can’t name the A&R rep or the label he worked for, but let’s just say there was a time – years ago when all we had was a demo of our album “The Unheard Warning” – when I was emailing with a guy from one of the biggest record labels in […]

Chronic Illness Saved My Life

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I’ve written quite a few songs themed around the struggle between nihilism and hope, and how giving up often seems like the better option. It’s a struggle I know very well. Very few words have ever cut to my core quite like when my doctor said to me, “You’re gonna need to go on disability.” […]

“No Drummer???” ¯\(°_o)/¯

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The number-one question people ask us is, “Why don’t you have a drummer?” Well, in order to answer that, it’s worth noting that we actually DID, at one point. When Chris and I (Kevin) first started in 2009, his brother actually picked up a super-cheap drum kit and joined us. He’d grown up with us […]