New Orleans rap duo $uicideboy$ combined their talents in 2014, but the pair were already well-acquainted. The cousins — Ruby da Cherry and $lick $loth — grew up together, white kids in black neighborhoods on the east and west banks of the Crescent City. Once they joined forces, the result was a dark blend of horrorcore glitch-trap bubbling with booming bass, ominous atmospherics, and occultish, drugged-out rhymes. Signed to G59 Records, the Boy$ released the ambitious ten-part series, Kill Your$elf. With titles like The $uicide $aga, The $eppuku $aga, and Re$urrection, $uicideboy$ layered their twisted raps over short tracks, releasing additional EPs like Black $uicide (with Black Smurf), Grey Sheep, G.R.E.Y.G.O.D.S., and My Liver Will Handle What My Heart Can’t. With SXSW and international shows under their belts, the recordings continued, notching nearly 30 full efforts within two years. Radical $uicide, their 29th release, arrived in the summer of 2016. The five-track EP produced by Getter peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Rap charts.
Issues are an Atlanta, Georgia metalcore band formed in 2012 and was quickly
signed to Rise Records imprint Velocity just a few months after formation. Issues'
first EP, Black Diamonds, arrived at the tail end of 2012. A genre-blurring mix of
metalcore, R&B-tinged pop, and Linkin Park-esque nu-metal DJ breaks, their self-
titled first album Issues debuted in the Top Ten of the Billboard 100. An acoustic
EP, Diamond Dreams, was released later that year, featuring their 2013 stand-alone
single, "Hooligans." Issues returned to the studio to record their sophomore LP,
Headspace, which they are touring in support of.
Fittingly, on their fifth full-length album, The Last Hero, hard rock juggernaut Alter Bridge pursue a level of excellence inspired by timeless heroism. Making the record became something of a personal quest for the quartet—Myles Kennedy [vocals, guitar], Mark Tremonti [guitar, vocals], Brian Marshall [bass], and Scott Phillips [drums]. In 2013, the band reached an elevated creative and critical milestone with Fortress. It bowed at #12 on the Billboard Top 200, moving over 30,000 copies first-week and earning unanimous tastemaker praise. The record garnered perfect scores from Total Guitar and KERRANG! as well as acclaim from Billboard, The Guardian, Loudwire, Ultimate Guitar, and many more. In between sold out tours in Europe and North America, the guys appeared on VH1 and graced the cover of Classic Rock Magazine who labeled Fortress, “The best thing they’ve ever done,” while Eddie Trunk called it, “A top 10 album of the last 10 years.” When it came time to write new music, the musicians collectively raised the bar yet again for The Last Hero. Ultimately, Alter Bridge heroically deliver for fans worldwide and rock music at large.
Revolution Fan Favorite Nonpoint provides support for the show.
Falling In Reverse
Fronted by former Escape the Fate frontman Ronnie Radke, Falling in Reverse is a post-hardcore band based out of Nevada. The band was formed by Radke while he was serving time in Nevada’s High Desert State Prison for a 2008 parole violation. While imprisoned, Radke recruited guitarists Derek Jones and Jacky Vincent, drummer Ryan Seaman, and bassist Mika Horiuchi to help him realize the musical vision he was creating in his head while behind bars, meeting with his bandmates during visiting hours and spending the rest of his time writing. After serving two-and-a-half years of a four-year sentence, Radke was released in late 2010, and the band set to work on their debut, bringing the driving, melodic sound to life in 2011 with the release of The Drug in Me Is You. Radke and co. returned to the studio in 2012 to record their sophomore release, Fashionably Late. Released in mid-2013, the album saw the band adding hip-hop and electronic elements to their original post-hardcore sound. Heavier and more screamo-oriented, the band’s third studio long player, Just Like You, followed in early 2015.
Party-hearty death metal rockers Attila formed while in high school in their hometown of Atlanta in 2005, around the core of founders Chris “Fronz” Fronzak (vocals) and Sean Heenan (drums). The band played parties and festivals in and around Atlanta. Their first long-player, 2007’s Fallacy on Statik Factory Records, has been an underground favorite since its release. Their second album, 2008’s aptly named Soundtrack to a Party, was also issued on Statik Factory; it garnered the same praise as its predecessor. Attila’s popularity on the death metal scene is due in part to creating their own ironically named subgenre called “Party Death Metal.” Rather than take themselves seriously — as nearly every other practitioner of the hardcore punk-meets-extreme metal prowess called death metal is wont to do — Attila take a lighthearted, laid-back party animal approach, writing utterly ridiculous lyrics to accompany their fast and furious thrashing. The band has toured with Arsonists Get All the Girls, See You Next Tuesday, Chelsea Grin, American Me, and We Are the End. The band’s personnel changed considerably during its formative years and finally stabilized in 2008 with Heenan and Fronz, bassist Paul Ollinger, and guitarists Nate Salameh and Chris Linck. Artery Recordings was formed by the partnership between Artery Management and Razor & Tie, who’d heard about Attila via Chelsea Grin. Label boss Mike Milford saw them perform on the Grand Slam tour in 2009 and signed them. Rage, their debut recording for Artery, appeared in 2010. Produced by Joey Sturgis (We Came as Romans, the Devil Wears Prada), Outlawed arrived in 2011, followed in 2013 by About That Life. The band’s sixth studio long-player, the Sturgis-produced Guilty Pleasure, arrived the following year.
Falling in Reverse is an American post-hardcore band formed in 2006, signed to Epitaph Records. The band is led by lead singer Ronnie Radke, along with guitarist Jacky Vincent, drummer Ryan Seaman, rhythm guitarist Derek Jones, and bassist Ron Ficarro.
They released their debut album, The Drug in Me Is You, on July 26, 2011, which peaked at number 19 on the Billboard 200, selling 18,000 copies in its first week of sales. “Raised by Wolves”, “The Drug in Me Is You“, “I’m Not a Vampire“, and “Good Girls, Bad Guys” were all released as singles to promote the album.
Their second studio album, Fashionably Late, was released on June 18, 2013, which peaked at number 17 on the Billboard 200. “Alone” and “Fashionably Late” were released as singles to promote the album. Ronnie (Lead vocalist) also has a solo rapping career.