The Sick Tour with Chelsea Grin
Chelsea Grin 2012 tour known as The Sick Tour with support from Attila, For The Fallen Dreams, Vanna, Chunk! No Captain Chunk!, The Crimson Armada, and Volumes.
March 9th, 2012 at the Ace of Spades
About Chelsea Grin
Chelsea Grin is an American deathcore band known for their intense and heavy sound. Formed in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2007, the band has gone through various lineup changes over the years, but has consistently delivered powerful performances and releases.
At the forefront of Chelsea Grin’s sound is the combination of low-tuned guitars, guttural vocals, and intense drumming. The band’s music often features complex breakdowns, intricate guitar riffs, and blast beats, making for a sound that is both aggressive and technically impressive.
Lyrically, Chelsea Grin often tackles dark and heavy themes, such as violence, death, and nihilism. Despite the often grim subject matter, the band’s lyrics are often introspective and thought-provoking, and are delivered with raw emotion by vocalist Tom Barber.
In addition to their distinctive sound and lyrical themes, Chelsea Grin is also known for their striking visual aesthetic, which often features bold, macabre imagery.
Overall, Chelsea Grin is a band that is not for the faint of heart. Their music is intense, heavy, and unapologetically brutal, making them a must-listen for fans of extreme metal and hardcore music.
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.
Attila, an American metalcore band from Atlanta, formed in 2005 and released nine full-length albums. Chris Fronzak “Fronz,” Sean Heenan, Sam Halcomb, Matt Booth, and Kris Wilson formed the band, naming it after Attila the Hun. In 2013, their most successful album “About That Life,” produced by Joey Sturgis, debuted at number 22 on the Billboard 200 chart. Additionally, the band signed with Artery Recordings and later went with SharpTone Records in 2016. On March 18, 2021, Attila released “Clarity” as the lead single from their ninth studio album, “Closure,” which was released on July 23, 2021.
About The Crimson Armada
Kyle Barrington and David Puckett founded the American metalcore band, The Crimson Armada, in Westerville, Ohio in 2007. After a one-year hiatus in 2008, the band returned to increased popularity and released their first EP, Behold the Architect. This led to a record deal with Metal Blade Records, and in July 2009, the band released their debut album, Guardians. Following the album’s release, they toured with acts such as the Chariot and MyChildren MyBride. In mid-2010, the group embarked on the Scream the Prayer Tour.
In January 2011, The Crimson Armada signed a record deal with Artery Recordings and announced their album, Conviction. The album featured guest vocal contributions from Andy Adkins of A Plea for Purging and Levi Benton of Miss May I. In April of that year, the band performed at the 13th annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. In February 2012, Cye Marshall replaced Brandon McMaster. However, on October 29, 2012, the band announced their disbandment due to their lead vocalist, Saud Ahmed, leaving the band.