Roadrunner Records signs At The Skylines
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 10:38 AM PT
Official press release:
Roadrunner Records announced today the signing of Southern California-based At The Skylines to the label's formidable roster. With a new home at Roadrunner, the six-piece, which features a potent dual guitar and dual vocal attack, has settled into the process of writing its debut album. The band is recording in Sweden with Fredrik Nordstrom, whose resume is filled with names like At the Gates, Bring Me the Horizon, In Flames and Dimmu Borgir. The band will also spend November on tour as part of the “To Write Love On Her Arms Presents: The Children Of Fire Tour," featuring Oh, Sleeper, Greeley Estates, Ten After Two and Secrets. It is shaping up to be one of the "can't miss" tours of the fall.
At The Skylines, featuring vocalists Chris Shelley and Mark Barela, guitarists Shawn Yates and Billy Barber, bassist Tim Trad and drummer David Angle, formed in 2009, quickly establishing a clear sound and vision. The individual members had been honing their skills for years, as some began playing in their early teens and have ventured into playing many diverse styles over the years. Yates, who serves as the primary writer of music in the band, comes from a background in classical music and jazz. His diverse history informs not only the music he writes for At The Skylines, but also the programming elements that he brings to each song. Additionally, the band boasts not one, but two frontmen in the form of Shelley and Barela. Their vocal styles blend effortlessly, allowing At The Skylines to throw an even bigger sonic punch with their songs.
Barela commented on signing to Roadrunner, saying, "I am thrilled to see all that is to come from our relationship with Roadrunner Records. The opportunity to work with Fredrik Nordstrom on our first album is simply a dream come true!" Yates further elaborated, saying "Fredrik is someone that I have looked up to my entire life when it comes to music. From the bands he has produced to the bands he has played in, he is flawless. I am still taken back by the opportunity that we have been given in working with him on our upcoming album."
Roadrunner A&R rep Andy Serrao commented, “We are really excited to have At The Skylines part of the Roadrunner family. In a short time the band has exploded into the heavy music scene and has won over fans with their great live show and infectious songs. We couldn't be more excited to have them teamed up with producer Fredrik for their debut record, the end result will no doubt be one of the most crushing records of 2012."
9/27/2011 10:49:24 AM
Old news, but still a fucking laughing matter
9/27/2011 10:55:57 AM
Rise Records should sue Roadrunner Records for trademark infringement.
9/27/2011 11:12:46 AM
"Rise should sue" very funny! Are bands ever gonna start sounding fresh? I can't take much more of this shit, what happened to RR. They were cool for like a minute. Hmmmm???? were they ever cool?
9/27/2011 11:16:33 AM
made it 50 sec in. absolutely not a damn thing fresh or original about this run of the mill electro-breakdown tripe. sounds like a mashup of emmure and panic at the disco. its simply hilarious that shit like this is what sells.
9/27/2011 11:26:20 AM
I feel bad for teenagers these days
9/27/2011 11:26:33 AM
Synchronized jumping is the dumbest thing ever....fuck.
9/27/2011 11:47:17 AM
this video ruined my day. fuck music
9/27/2011 11:55:11 AM
^^^made it 43 seconds. cant wait when people catch on that this is horrible. same tempos, same vocals, same slightly off-time mosh parts. shit is weak sauce
9/27/2011 12:14:22 PM
DaviexDues 9/27/2011 11:47:17 AM this video ruined my day. fuck music I hate everything.
9/27/2011 12:48:01 PM
DaviexDues 9/27/2011 11:47:17 AM this video ruined my day. fuck music...yeah, im actually pissed off. im gonna go and slap some girls for no reason
9/27/2011 1:07:54 PM
so theres design the skyline, sepreate the skyline, at the skylines ......and they all are fuckign terrible.
9/27/2011 1:29:02 PM
Kids are dumb. I say this because there really ISN'T a shortage of creative, intelligent, heavy music being made these days, but this is the ish that sells.
9/27/2011 1:29:29 PM
PS - If more people my age still cared to buy music and attend shows, half the scene bands that are big right now wouldn't be.
9/27/2011 1:45:34 PM
this band should be ritually raped by bears
9/27/2011 1:51:45 PM
I hear the jazz influence.
9/27/2011 1:52:53 PM
LOL THE FACT THAT ROADRUNNER RECORDS IS STILL AROUND IS NEWS
9/27/2011 2:03:29 PM
since when was roadrunner still around?
9/27/2011 2:35:38 PM
Made it 5 seconds in and then both vocalists started their one hand in the air and I turned it off. Met these guys too, they are gays.
9/27/2011 3:37:36 PM
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9/27/2011 7:52:48 PM
"His diverse history informs not only the music he writes for At The Skylines, but also the programming elements that he brings to each song." .....what
9/27/2011 9:15:04 PM
HAHAHAAHAHAH FUCK THESE DILDOSSSSS. worst band to come out of california
9/27/2011 10:15:33 PM
gay band for gays