Eyes Set To Kill, Dead Rabbits

Eyes Set To Kill

Dead Rabbits

Dayshell, The Scars Heal In Time

Fri July 27

7:00 pm

13

This event is 16 and over

Eyes Set To Kill
Eyes Set To Kill
A White Lotus traditionally represents a rebirth. Just like the beautiful flower, Eyes Set To Kill has gone through a metamorphosis. After years of being forced to conceal their aspirations, the Phoenix, Arizona-based collective finally reveal their true identity on their upcoming fourth studio album appropriately entitled White Lotus.

"It's a symbolic name," Alexia Rodriguez states. "We have a clear mind set, we have purity and we know exactly what we want to do with our music. We know who we are and where we want to go, and so we wanted to use a white lotus to symbolize how confident and focused we are. It's a leap for us because we have a clearer vision of what we want."

Down to a more concentrated four-piece, Eyes Set To Kill slowly drowned out their screamo vibe and have transformed into a metal band led by Rodriguez's piercing vocal prowess. Tie that in with stellar musicianship, mature songwriting and an adrenaline-charged resonance, and it's clear this explosive quartet is on the verge of redefining the genre.

Those sentiments are further backed up by smash singles like "The Secrets Between," a heavy single about withholding the truth from a significant other; "Forget," an intense ditty about the desire to erase your memory from terrible experience with an ex-lover; and "Where I Wanna Be," a love song with a dark edge.

It's a new and improved style, and they've spent years getting to this point.

Formed in 2003 by the Rodriguez sisters, Eyes Set To Kill's passionate music connected with fans early on and led them to becoming one of MySpace.com's top unsigned screamo bands in 2006. The group signed with BreakSilence/Suburban Noize Records the following year and release three critically acclaimed studio efforts – 2008's Reach, 2009's The World Outside and 2011's Broken Frames.

Frustrated with the label politics, and pressure to withhold their identity, Eyes Set To Kill decided to break away and become the band they were destined to be. The metal quartet will independently release White Lotus through a joint venture between their own imprint Forsee Records and Maphia Entertainment.

Eyes Set To Kill is making a career on their terms and the versatile White Lotus is a testament to their craft. "I've found that the more unique people are, the more unique their tastes are gonna be," Rodriguez says. "So I think people that are diverse and are into all types of music, they'll like this album because it's diverse, but a lot heavier."

Now, it's time for this White Lotus to bloom.
Dead Rabbits
Dead Rabbits
Psychedelic rock / shoegaze band from Southampton, England, formed in 2011. Members: Thomas Hayes (Guitar/Vocals), Neil Atkinson Jr (Guitar), Suzanne Sims (Drums), Paul Seymour (Keys), Colin Fox (Bass).
Dayshell
Dayshell
Personal revelations don't come easily. Once you do really know yourself though, anything is possible.

Shayley "Dayshell" Bourget realized he needed to make a big change in his life before he could truly be happy. In 2012, after three years and two seminal records playing and singing clean vocals for Southern California's Of Mice & Men, Shayley left the band to the shock of fans everywhere.

However, he emerged from that tumult stronger than ever. Receiving a call from old friend and drummer Raul Martinez, they decided to jam together. There were no rules. There were no "scene" restrictions. It was just going to be fun. Adding bassist Jordan Wooley to the fold, the trio tapped into something kinetic. Fusing together warm melodies, gnashing spacey guitars, and heavy rhythms, Dayshell came to life.

"I want to push boundaries," he goes on. "This is our own style. It might be heavy at the forefront, but there's beauty behind that. It encompasses all of my influences from Deftones and Led Zeppelin to Incubus and Enya. I like to call it 'Fresh Metal'."

Their first single "Share With Me" exudes that indefinable and inimitable energy. Dayshell recorded the track and released it online. It went viral among fans, and Sumerian Records reached out that same day. Now, it's the leadoff to the band's self-titled 2013 debut album for the label. For Shayley, it's especially personal.

"It pretty much tells my whole story," affirms the singer and guitarist. "I would wake up with anxiety, get paranoid, and start drinking in order to feel normal. On the chorus, I'm reaching out for a hand though. I want to become the person I was born to be. I want to be better at what I love to do. At the end of the day, it's a huge 'thank you' to the fans who have supported me and never gave up. I come out of the gate completely honest. Nobody can say anything because I say it all here."

That honest carries through the rest of the record as well, and it's speaks the loudest. Shayley holds nothing back, and that's why Dayshell is going to stick with listeners for a long time to come. He concludes, "I want people to keep an open mind and interpret this the way their heart wants to feel. There's more out there for all of us. If somebody gets inspired, that's incredible. I knew in my heart that this band was always going to happen. This was part of the plan I've had for my whole life."
Venue Information:
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8005 East Roosevelt Street
Scottsdale, AZ, 85257
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