Most unfamiliar with Lancaster County, Pennsylvania typically associate it with sprawling rural environments and Amish populations. Those who have spent time in the central PA location can speak of an entirely different portrait of Lancaster. They have experienced the “big city” atmosphere mixed with the earnest hard work ethos of a small town. They know of the thriving and vibrant downtown arts and music scene, which has produced a number of ground breaking local music acts. They can also tell you the benefit of its close proximity to 5 major US cities. It is a blend of circumstances that established the creative approach, broad vision, DIY principles, and dedication of This or the Apocalypse. A band that exhibits the patience and resilience to step outside of the box and create something both heavy and unique, TOTA is clever, scathing, honest and even uplifting.