Senses Fail headlining tour 2013 in support of their fifth full-length studio album, Renacer, with For the Fallen Dreams, Expire, and Being as an Ocean.

October 4th, 2013 at the Ace of Spades

Senses Fail
For The Fallen Dreams

About Senses Fail

In 2001, vocalist James “Buddy” Nielsen founded American rock band Senses Fail in Ridgewood, New Jersey, along with drummer Dan Trapp, guitarists Garrett Zablocki and Dave Miller, and bassist James Gill (who was later replaced by Mike Glita). Although the band has experienced numerous lineup changes, Nielsen has remained the sole consistent member.

In January 2020, Senses Fail began recording their eighth album, tentatively titled “Hell Is In Your Head.” Moreover, the album follows the character from their previous album, “Still Searching,” after the events of the song “The Priest and the Matador.” Additionally, the band later updated the working title, and released “Hell Is in Your Head” in 2022.

About For The Fallen Dreams

The American metalcore band from Lansing, Michigan, known as For the Fallen Dreams or FTFD, formed in 2003. Rise Records originally signed the band, but they produced one album under Artery Recordings in 2012. In 2013, vocalist Chad Ruhlig returned to the band, replacing Dylan Richter, and they began producing music under Rise Records again until 2022.

FTFD has released three demos, a self-titled extended play, and six full-length albums: Changes (2008), Relentless (2009), Back Burner (2011), Wasted Youth (2012), Heavy Hearts (2014), and Six (2018). Relentless reached number 29 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers, and three other albums have charted within the top 10 on the same chart.

The band’s history of members is complicated, with many friends filling temporary spots. Notable past members, based on length of participation and role, include Joe Ellis, Andrew Tkaczyk, Dylan Richter, Navid Naghdi, and Brandon Stastny. Jim Hocking is the only member of the original lineup who remains.

In 2021, the band confirmed that they had started recording their seventh album. Then in 2022, they announced that they had parted ways with Rise Records and signed with Arising Empire. Furthermore in June of that year, they unveiled the a single, “What If,” with a music video. On August 5, they released the second single, “Sulfate.”

FTFD published the third single, “Re-Animate,” and its corresponding music video on September 6, and released the fourth single, “No Heaven,” and an accompanying music video on October 20. On January 19, 2023, they premiered the fifth single, “Last One Out,” with a music video, while officially announcing their self-titled seventh studio album’s release on March 10, 2023. They also revealed the album cover and tracklist.

Being As An Ocean

About Being As An Ocean

Being As An Ocean is a post-hardcore band that formed in Alpine, California in 2011. The band consists of members Joel Quartuccio (vocals), Tyler Ross (guitar), Ralph Sica (bass), and Jacob Prest (drums). They have released several albums and EPs over the years, including “Dear G-d…” and “How We Both Wondrously Perish.” Their music is known for its poetic lyrics, emotional intensity, and atmospheric soundscapes that blend elements of post-rock, punk, and hardcore. Being As An Ocean has also toured extensively, playing shows across the United States, Europe, and Australia, and has shared the stage with notable acts such as The Ghost Inside, Stray From The Path, and Counterparts. The band has undergone some lineup changes over the years, but Quartuccio remains the band’s lead vocalist and founding member.

About Expire

Expire was a hardcore punk band that formed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2009. The band consisted of members Josh Kelting (vocals), Zach Dear (guitar), Marcus Boldt (bass), and Kyle Manning (drums). They released several albums and EPs over the years, including “Pendulum Swings” and “With Regret.” Their music is known for its aggressive, in-your-face sound, and politically charged lyrics that address issues such as social injustice and corruption. Expire toured extensively, playing shows across the United States, Europe, and Australia, and shared the stage with notable acts such as Stick To Your Guns and Terror. Despite their success, the band announced their breakup in 2018 after their final tour.


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