Memphis May Fire 2014 headliner, The Unconditional Tour, with support from The Word Alive, A Skylit Drive , Hands Like Houses, and Beartooth.

March 21st, 2014 from the Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA

Memphis May Fire
A Skylit Drive

About Memphis May Fire

Memphis May Fire formed in Denton, Texas and signed with Rise Records. The band comprises lead guitarist Kellen McGregor, lead vocalist Matty Mullins, bassist Cory Elder, and drummer Jake Garland. They have released six studio albums and two EPs, including their fourth album, Unconditional. Additionally, Unconditional debuted at No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 and atop the Alternative Albums chart. The band was founded in 2006 after previously going by Oh Captain, My Captain.

In early 2020, Matty Mullins announced that he had started work on new Memphis May Fire music, as well as his solo material, and that it would mark a return to their heavier roots. On June 4, 2021, the band released a new single titled “Blood & Water” which confirmed their return to their earlier, heavier sound.

In 2022, the band released their seventh studio album Remade in Misery. After the album’s release, the band embarked on a tour for the album with From Ashes to New, Rain City Drive, and Wolves at the Gate. During the tour, Matty Mullins broke two ribs after a fall but chose to finish the tour.

About A Skylit Drive

A Skylit Drive was a post-hardcore band that formed in Lodi, California in 2005. The band consisted of lead vocalist Michael ‘Jag’ Jagmin, guitarist Nick Miller, bassist Brian White, drummer Cory La Quay, and keyboardist Kyle Simmons.

A Skylit Drive was known for their unique blend of metalcore, post-hardcore, and electronic music, creating a sound that was both heavy and melodic. They released several albums and EPs throughout their career, including their debut album “Wires… and the Concept of Breathing” in 2008, which was a critical and commercial success.

The band’s music was characterized by Michael Jagmin’s soaring vocals, intricate guitar riffs, and keyboard-driven soundscapes. They were also known for their energetic live performances, which often featured elaborate lighting and stage setups.

A Skylit Drive toured extensively, performing at major festivals and other notable bands in the post-hardcore and metalcore scenes. Despite lineup changes over the years, the band continued to evolve and experiment with different styles, showcasing their versatility and musicianship.

In 2017, A Skylit Drive announced that they would be going on an indefinite hiatus. However, their legacy lives on through their music, which continues to inspire and captivate listeners.

The Word Alive

About The Word Alive

The Word Alive is a rock band that formed in 2008. The band consists of vocalist Telle Smith, guitarists Tony Pizzuti and Zack Hansen, bassist Ryan Daminson, and drummer Matt Horn. They are known for their dynamic and intense live performances, which often feature heavy riffs, intricate guitar work, and powerful vocals.

The Word Alive has released several albums and EPs over the years, including their debut album “Deceiver” in 2010. Additionally, “Deciever” received critical acclaim and helped to establish the band. Moreover, they have since released several more albums, including “Dark Matter” in 2016 and “Monomania” in 2020.

The Word Alive has toured extensively around the world. Furthermore, their music and live performances continue to inspire and captivate fans today. In 2022, the band released a video for Nocturnal Future.

About Beartooth

Beartooth is an American metalcore band that combines elements of punk, hardcore, and post-hardcore music to create a unique and intense sound. Lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Caleb Shomo, formed the band in 2012. Shomo had previously played in the band Attack Attack!.

Beartooth’s music is characterized by heavy guitar riffs, aggressive drumming, and Shomo’s powerful and dynamic vocals. An interesting fact about Beartooth is that Shomo writes, records and produces all of the band’s music by himself in his home studio. Their lyrics often deal with themes of mental health, personal struggles, and societal issues, and are delivered with raw emotion and intensity.

In addition to Shomo, the current lineup of Beartooth includes guitarist Zach Huston, bassist Oshie Bichar, and drummer Connor Denis. The band has released several critically acclaimed albums, including “Disgusting” (2014), “Aggressive” (2016), and “Disease” (2018), as well as a number of EPs and singles.

Beartooth is known for their high-energy live performances, which are often accompanied by intense mosh pits and crowd surfing. The band has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe, and has performed at several major music festivals, including the Vans Warped Tour and Download Festival.

Hands Like Houses
Interview with Kellen from Memphis May Fire

About Hands Like Houses

Hand Like Houses, an Australian rock band from Canberra, formed in 2008, currently holds contracts with Hopeless Records and UNFD. On 13 March 2012, the band released their debut album, “Ground Dweller,” which charted at number 141 on the Billboard Top 200 and number 2 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. The group followed with their second album, “Unimagine,” on 23 July 2013, during their stint on Warped Tour. The band’s third album, “Dissonants,” was released on 26 February 2016, followed by their fourth, “Anon,” on 12 October 2018. In August 2020, the band announced the release of their self-titled EP containing the previously released single “Space,” alongside “The Water.” The EP released through UNFD records and garnered generally positive reviews.

However, in September of 2021, UNFD Records dropped Hands Like Houses due to “serious allegations” against one of the members. Front man Trenton Woodly acknowledged the allegations and stated that the band was taking them seriously. As of then, the band and label were legally prohibited from releasing details on the allegations. Woodley also confirmed that the band would release a statement once they were legally permitted to do so. On July 7, 2022, UNFD issued a statement regarding Hands Like Houses, revealing that the allegations were proven false and the case was resolved. The band responded to the statement on the following day.