Its been a great few months for Revival Recordings with the release of post-hardcore outfit, Famous Last Words’ third studio album, The Incubus (released on 9/30/16) and Atlanta rockers The Funeral Portrait’s latest release, A Moment In Silence (released on 12/16/16). Today, the two are thrilled to announce a slew of dates today to celebrate such an impactful year. Famous Last Words and The Funeral Portrait will be joined by Convictions where they will kick off their tour at Lancaster, PA’s infamous music industry conference and festival, Launch Music Conference on April 15th at the Lancaster Convention Center. The tour will wind its way up to Peoria, IL, before heading south ended on April 25th in Nashville, TN. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at RevivalRecs.com.
4/15 – Lancaster, PA – Lancaster Convention Center **FLW and TFP only
4/17 – Peoria, IL – The Rail
4/18 – Burnsville, MN – The Garage
4/19 – Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
4/20 – Merriam, KS – Aftershock
4/21 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
4/22 – Marietta, GA – Swayzes
4/23 – Knoxville, TN – The Open Chord
4/24 – Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
4/25 – Nashville, TN – Rocketown
More Information on FAMOUS LAST WORDS
The 12-track masterpiece, The Incubus was produced by Taylor Larson and features guest vocals from prominent artists: Matt Good of From First to Last, Spencer Sotelo from Periphery and From First to Last, Ricky Armellino of This or The Apocalypse, and Emily Piriz a former American Idol contestant. Laced with heavy guitar riffs, catchy hooks, folly, and symphonic elements, the band, notorious for their story telling and theme creations have transformed The Incubus into more of declaration for change than any previous album. To learn more about the story behind The Incubus, fans can head straight to Metal Underground now to steam the album in full. Fans are encouraged to listen here!
Off the album, Famous Last Words unveiled “Pretty in Porcelain,” where the band introduced their concept for the record. The band’s lead vocalist, JT Tollas elaborated, “All of our full-length albums have told stories that tackle extremely difficult situations…The Incubus, tackl(es) the issue of sexual and domestic abuse. I felt it was important to step forward and really bring this relentless issue to light.” In the video the band introduces their main character, Christine and a story told through her perspective as a stay-at-home mother in the 1950’s. She becomes determined to figure out the cause of her blackouts and interpret the vicious nightmares that endlessly torment her every time she falls asleep, all while simultaneously caring for her family and struggling daily with the gender stereotypes many women had to deal with back in post WWII America. Christine represents anyone who has ever been a victim of abuse, and unfortunately, a lot of the issues she deals with in the album are still problems that are prevalent in today’s society. Continuing this story, Famous Last Words, partnered with Huffington Post to unveil “The Judged,” a story in which Christine finds herself in a courtroom on trial for being a ‘rape victim.’ Listeners can hear the play on lyrics to which the singing and screaming showcase two characters, Christine and the prosecutor. Tollas explains, “It’s meant to show the absurdity of blaming oneself for being the victim of sexual/domestic assault.”
Fans can purchase The Incubus, via Revival Recordings here:
Google Play: https://goo.gl/9rON74
Or click to listen to Famous Last Words on Spotify: https://goo.gl/O7krRv
More Information on THE FUNERAL PORTRAIT:
Atlanta’s Theatricore unit, The Funeral Portrait (Revival Recordings) consists of vocalist Lee Jennings, guitarist/vocalist Juergie Sandstorm, guitarist AJ Pekarek, bassist Chris King, and drummer Stephen Danzey. Together they blend elements of rock and roll and heavy metal with a pop sensibility to paint stories of love, loss, anger, and grief onto a canvas of skillfully crafted tunes. The band kicked off in 2014 with their debut EP For The Dearly Departed, produced by Shawn Milke of Alesana/Revival Recordings, which features 6 riveting tracks including “Casanova (C’est La Vie)” Following their successful 2014 smash, comes their latest LP, A Moment of Silence which was released on December 16th. A Moment of Silence is unlike anything the band has done before. Recorded/Mixed by Matt McClellan at Glow in The Dark Studios in Atlanta, GA and Mastered by Kristofer Crummett, A Moment of Silence displays a more dangerous and honest side of The Funeral Portrait, telling the story of one man’s journey through the afterlife. Guitarist/vocalist Landstrom expands:
“In this universe there is eternity after death, but there is no god and there is no heaven. This man has been told his entire life that when he died, he would be greeted by God at the gates of heaven. Now he must drift and observe, waiting for the truth to reveal itself.” – Landstrom
Off the album comes “Like Father, Like Son,” a riveting song about the relationship the character has with God and how it is falling apart. Fans can stream the entire album in full today via Lambgoat here!