NewsMarch 21, 2008 3:49 PM ET3,512 views

Lifeforce Recs signs This Or The Apocalypse

Official press release: Lifeforce Records is proud to announce the addition of Lancaster, PA's This Or The Apocalypse to their roster. This Or The Apocalypse encompasses a sound that melds the fine PA traditions that have brought us the likes of August Burns Red, A Life Once Lost and This Day Forward while taking their musical direction to a new and uncharted height. Exhibiting a veteran-like display of confidence and focus, TOTA's accelerated evolution redefines how bands come into their own. TOTA tightrope walks between masterfully crafted time signatures, dense rock grooves and melodic atmosphere. Their music combines the precision and technical prowess of Meshuggah with the raw, emotive urgency of Shai Hulud and Misery Signals: A sound that is loud, compelling, and unique. Consisting of Rick Armellino (vocals), Jack Esbenshade (guitars), Rodney Phillips (guitars), Grant McFarland (drums) and Sean Hennessey (bass), This Or The Apocalypse is now poised to unleash their Lifeforce debut and most accomplished and refined work to date: "Monuments," out September 16th. This Or The Apocalypse will be heading out on tour during the months of May and June with Facedown artists For Today and Kingston Falls. Rick Armellino of This Or The Apocalypse on the signing: "We truly see eye to eye with Drew and the guys at Lifeforce Records and we're really honored to be the new kids in the Lifeforce family." Drew Juergens of Lifeforce Records America on the signing: "I am very stoked to be working with This Or The Apocalypse! Combining the large amount of DIY touring and promotional work they have been cultivating on a grass-roots level, TOTA have proven to be extremely focused, exceptional musicians and great people all around. I am very excited to see what we can accomplish together!" You can hear rough versions of the new tracks "Two Wars" and "Mauna Kea" from their Lifeforce debut "Monuments" here.

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