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Thera (Pronounced Th-ear-ah) is a 5-piece Alaskan rock band forging their own brand of epic, soaring music. Now something of veterans in the local Alaskan scene, Thera began as an acoustic project in the small-town of Soldotna in 2005 before developing into the full-fledged rock outfit that released the full-length album If This Is The End… in 2010. Warmly received, If This Is The End… showcased the unique characteristics Thera brought to the table: powerful female vocals, intense yet catchy songwriting, and emotional lyrics. Over the next two years the group became known for their energetic and passionate live shows, earning them opening slots for national acts such as Underoath, Red, Thousand Foot Krutch, Emery, Oh, Sleeper, Norma Jean, 36 Crazyfists, and Static Cycle. Not content to stay isolated in their distant state, Thera embarked on a self-funded national tour in the summer of 2011 that took them across 14 states over 2 months and included 3 sets at Cornerstone Festival in Illinois.
Desiring to take their sound to the next level and undeterred by the lack of label support, Thera self-funded a 2-week recording session with producer Matt Goldman (Underoath, Casting Crowns, Third Day, As Cities Burn, The Chariot) at Glow in the Dark studios. The final project, 2012's From the North EP, presented Thera on a whole new level. From the heartbreaking poetry of lead single "We Were A Housefire" to the crushing, spastic riffage of "With Frozen Lungs" and electronic forays of "Overcast", Thera displayed confidently the incredible range and quality of songwriting they were capable of with professional production. "We Were A Housefire" went into steady rotation on 94.7 The End KZND, where it stayed through 2013, as well as hitting well over a 1,000 downloads through 94.7's website as part of their Homegrown Artist of the Month feature. With a professional recording, national touring, and consistent radio airtime under their belt, Thera is confident to take on whatever challenges come their way as they continue to develop artistically and prove to the world what Alaskan musicians are capable of.