A Hero A Fake
- Evan Kirkley - Drums
- Chris Rosser - Bass
- Patrick Jeffers - Guitar
- Eric Morgan - Guitar
- Justin Brown - Vocals
After one listen to A HERO A FAKE their catchy melodic elements stick inside your head while they unpredictable transitions from hardcore to progressive metal keep you wondering where the music will take you next. Their debut album aptly titled Volatile, aimed to push the boundaries of the metal/hardcore genres with complex instrumental compositions, complimented by crushing screams and inspiring anthems.
Formed in 2004 out of North Carolina, A HERO A FAKE included Justin Brown on lead vocals, Evan Kirkley on drums, Chris Rosser on bass, Patrick Jeffers and Eric Morgan on guitar. Their sound crosses all boundaries by attracting fans from different musical genres and their explosive live shows are nothing short of pure energy. After establishing a fan base in their hometown, A HERO A FAKE took to dominate the world with the help of Victory Records who signed the band in 2008. Most artists can agree that being in a full-time band can be hard enough, but add a full-time school schedule on top of that and it is nearly impossible. However, A HERO A FAKE remained focused even with four members wrapping up their college careers and two finishing up high school. Sending a positive message to their younger audience, members Justin and Eric insisted on staying enrolled at The University of North Carolina and earning their degrees. Inspired by their tenacity and desire to learn, Victory gladly allowed them time to continue their college experience, working with the guys to produce their first album while still at school. In fact, rather than letting the demands of education impede their creative capacity, they used it as inspiration for material. With the guidance of producer Jamie King (BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, SECRET LIVES OF THE FREEMASONS, HE IS LEGEND), A HERO A FAKE has constructed a multi-layered, heartfelt journey through the emotions that humanity must undergo. Determined to make a name for themselves, A HERO A FAKE proved their metal worth with their sophomore release Let Oceans Lie. Challenging and complex yet extremely catchy and engaging, Let Oceans Lie created a very organic mix of tech-metal and forward-thinking rock. Blending melodic metalcore and progressive metal riffing, A HERO A FAKE has made a name for themselves as the undisputed kings of intricate song structure. No predictability in sight, the explosive nature of Let Oceans Lie allowed for anticipation to build for their third full-length project The Future Again. Released July 17th, 2012, The Future Again took fans on a journey through time, experimenting with elements never used by the band before. Incorporating spoken vocal lines, female guest vocals, gang chants and technical guitar solos, The Future Again received praise from critics, who claimed “In a time when bands feel the need to pad out their albums with sordid filler, A HERO A FAKE bucks the trend with an album that doesn’t waste any time.” Concerned strictly with producing quality metal sounds, they focused on letting each member shine in their given arena, resulting in a smarter, more complex recording. In fact, it was this energetic project that landed them as headliners for the “Born in the 80’s, Down with the Ladies” tour with support from MYKA and OUTLINE IN COLOR. A HERO A FAKE will shower the US with waves of heavy melodies and smooth transitions as 2012 comes to a close; fans are left to wonder what the guys will bring us in 2013.
Back for more, A HERO A FAKE will be headlining a North American tour beginning April 18th in Lemoyne, PA. With support from ONWARD TO OLYMPAS and a special guest, A HERO A FAKE will perform in over 15 cities, delivering high-energy, calculated metalcore to the masses. Precision and musicianship beyond their years, the metal brutality that is North Carolina’s A HERO A FAKE will bring you to your knees.
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