Hey everyone, Eric here to kind of give you an up to date blog on how things have been going for us. Our now former bass player Alyssa has left on matters from within the band and has been replaced by original AISB bass player and former Above The Abyss bass player Jacob Wellman. We are very excited to have him back with us. In January we decided to part ways with now former vocalist Brad due to some issues in the band but he has quickly recovered and started his own project and we couldn't be more happier for him. We have filled his position with former vocalist of Above The Abyss Tyler Pickard who's first show with us will be March 7th at Billy's Lounge in Grand Rapids, MI and we hope all of you can make it out to support us in this battle and give Tyler one hell of a "Welcome to the AISB family" We are gonna lay low for shows after the March 7th show to get Tyler 110% ready to blow your minds! On the music aspect of things we have started our full LP recording process with Ryan Mey of Darkwave Audio and will be delivering a full LP album to you guys as soon as we can. Stay posted for our song "Legend" which should be due to release in lyric video form midway into spring is our goal. Our merch line is starting to grow some make sure you are coming out to support! We can't thank all of you enough for the support through our thick and thin times! Stay classy
Sup guys, here's an update of what's going on with us! We placed in the top 5 for the battle of the bands we played in October at The Music Factory, we find out if we won the whole thing in January so fingers crossed for that!! Since then we have been making it a goal to have atleast 2 brand new songs done a month. Success so far...for we should have our 4th new song finished by December. Right now our finished new songs are "Scrodus Fleedum", "Buried Truth" and "Legend" the 4th is yet to be named. We are however putting a hold on new song writing through December to focus on a killer set list for our upcoming shows December 23rd, 2014 at The Intersection for the Nightmare Before Xmas show and January 24th, 2015 at The Music Factory for 6 Prong Paws CD Release show! That's it for now keep updated with our posts and keep spreading the word!!!
Since July, we have 2 new songs recorded "Rise The Fallen' and "My Last Goodbye". We parted ways with one of the 2 singers we had and have almost completed 2 brand new songs we will be introducing to the fans live in a few short weeks. "Buried Truth" and "Scrodus Fleedum" We have been picked up my the Brace Yourself! Management family and are personally being managed by Kam Mead (The drummer of Michigan metal band "It Lies Within" )
Here's a quick up to date since the last blog!!! Bill (the singer that took over for Paul) decided to bail on one of the biggest shows of our careers with Psychostick in our home town of Jackson, MI which made it to where we pretty much will never play at home again! Since then Bill is gone and we obtained our 2 new vocalists Brad Hayes and Jon Rodriguez! We have let go of all of our old recordings and started creating more. Right now our song "Rise the Fallen" is up and available for download! We will be hitting studio very shortly to finish 2 more songs to complete our 3 song demo!!
As most of you knew or are about to know, Paul left us during our summer break that we were going to use to write new songs for our awesome fans!! So instead of getting all of our songs done we spent over half of our break looking for a new front man. We went through 2 people before we found Bill Doran. He managed to learn 4 old songs and 2 new songs in a matter of 3 and a half weeks. He is phenomenal and a very great addition the band. He showed everybody what he's made of at his first show and our first show back on Nov. 1st at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI and lets just say he blew everybody's mind that night!! Welcome Bill to the As I Said Before family!!
As I Said Before has come along way since we have first started, and now with the help of fans we are going places we have only dreamed about. We just reached the highest point on the Reverbnation Metal charts that we have ever been. As I Said Before is now ranked the 2nd Best Metal Band in the Grand Rapids area, this is a phenomenal accomplishment that the band is baffled buy. We only have one goal in our eyes now and that is to be number one and with the help of all of our incredible fans, i know that its only a matter of time before we top the Grand Rapids metal charts. We thank all of our fans from the bottom of our hearts and say thank you for supporting us, and keep spreading the word to everyone you know to like our pages and subscribe to us because with your help there is nothing that this band will not accomplish!
We have progressed so much since the band was officially formed in 2010 and we thank you fans so much it means so much to us! We ask u to keep it up and help us reach the top cuz without you fans we couldn't accomplish anything in this music business thank you so much!
We are currently in a contest for a free music video hosted by Greater Creater Collective and we need ALL your votes. There are a bunch of great bands on the list and AISB is currently running in 3rd. Please keep the votes coming, we appreciate every single one:)