Most up-and-coming metal bands use the word ‘intense’ to describe their sound and live show. But after listening to the debut album from Autumn Black, ‘Beneath the Shadows,’ these folks are truly, no B.S., 100% i-n-t-e-n-s-e.
One of the first-ever releases for the newly launched Tyburn label, ‘Beneath the Shadows’ is sure to appeal to both metalheads and hardcore thrashers, as the group likes to describe their sound as ‘east coast metal + west coast hardcore = Autumn Black.’
Formed in 2004 and hailing from Los Angeles, California, Autumn Black is comprised of members Andrew Vargas (vocals), Ruben Platt (guitars, vocals), Jonathan Koch (guitars), Albert Platt (bass, backing vocals), and Christopher Daigle (drums).
“What separates us from a lot of bands is we attract a diverse crowd of hardcore and metal fans,” explains Platt. “This is a unique approach which is rather awesome cause everybody is there to hear what they want."
The group has been touring steadily in support of ‘Beneath the Shadows’ since its September 2006 release – with the intensity and emotion of such album standouts as “Ashes,” “Breathe for Me,” and the title track only proving more brutal in a live setting.
“Fans that like our sound usually say the same thing,” adds Daigle, “Which is you guys are different and kick ass!”
The group continues to pile up the road miles and make believers/new fans at every gig, which leads to Vargas enthusing, “If you haven’t heard of us or even seen us live all I have to say is watch out!”
Confirmed Autumn Black live dates (with Psyopus):
06/17/07 Roseville, MI Myspace Internet Cafe16190 13 Mile Road Roseville, MI
06/18/07 Ft Wayne, IN Sunset Hall 6809 S. Hanna St Ft Wayne, IN 46816
06/20/07 Rapid City, SD Trea Bingo Hall1981 Centre Street, Rapid City, SD 57703
06/22/07 Portland, OR C Mt Tabor Legacy4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland OR 97202 06/23/07 The Gadfly 117 Elm St La Grande, OR 97850
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