Hailing from the heartland, Seasons After is American hard rock personified.
The Kansas five-piece lives and breathes the grind, the grit, and soul of hard rock, and after a three-year hiatus is back with a vengeance. Packing an arsenal of new music — and a few surprises forthcoming — Seasons After is ready to make some serious noise in 2014.
"So Long Goodbye," the lead single off of SA's upcoming album Calamity, Scars & Memoirs, and first offering since 2010's popular cover of G Tom Mac's "Cry Little Sister" and "Getting Even", is not only a testament to the band's resurgence into the hard rock circuit, but a stimulating taste of what the band has really been up to the past three years.
"A lot of bands go through the quote-unquote music business horror stories, which is basically what happened to us. But thankfully we were able to come out on the other side—and that is exactly what the whole album is about," says guitarist and founding member Chris Dawson.
"So Long Goodbye" is available now on iTunes.
Formed in Wichita in 2006, Seasons After found early success on Vans Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos, and Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival—sharing the stage and touring with Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Stone Sour, Halestorm, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Chevelle, Sevendust, Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, Five Finger Death Punch, Seether, Three Days Grace, and more.
The band's first label release, Through Tomorrow, was well received by both domestic and international audiences with the lead single "Cry Little Sister" peaking at No. 13 on the Active Rock Charts and making its way into rotation on MTV, Vh1, and Spike. SA's sophomore single "Getting Even" earned the band a second Top 50 single, making SA one of the most requested artists in active rock.
Seasons After amicably parted ways with original front man Chris Shlichting in 2010, who was replaced by Texas-born hard rock and metal vocalist Tony Housh. SA's current lineup consists of founding member Chris Dawson (guitar), Tim Rails (drums), Housh (vox), James Beattie (guitar), and the most recent addition, Jesse Saint on bass.
Currently in post-production mode for Calamity, Scars & Memoirs, Seasons After fans will be happy to know that the band has several major announcements in the works, including the record release date and a highly anticipated live performance schedule.
"The plan right now is to make as much noise as we can," says Dawson. "After everything that has happened, we're all still brothers."
Fans can currently request "So Long Goodbye" on Sirius XM radio and their local hard rock radio stations!
Bridge To Grace
Bridge To Grace is the perfect blend of powerhouse vocals and dynamic musicianship. The band may be newly formed, but they are no strangers to the stage. Bridge To Grace's players came together from previous bands: Aclarion, Fervor and Bridge To Grace. They're a group of versatile musicians and songwriters. They just completed a 5 song EP with "world renowned" producer Rick Beato. (who's co-written and produced such bands as Shinedown, Bullet for my Valentine and Need To Breathe, to name a few).
David Garcia - Vocals/ Alex Cabrera - Guitar/ Christian Lowenstein - Bass/ Justin Little - Drums
DAVID GARCIA: "One of the best new voices in rock music", "A natural talent" describes this powerhouse singer. From singing and writing in various local bands to collaborating with some of today's leading artists. He's shared the stage with many national acts such as: Trapt, Saving Abel, Dizzy Reid, Theory of a Deadman, Sevendust, Sugarhill Gang, Blackstone Cherry, Alien Ant Farm, Framing Hanely, Trust Company, Sick Puppies and more. David has collaborated with many artists in many different genres as well. From session songwriting with national touring band Trapt to working with award winning Morgan Rose of Sevendust, the list doesn't stop there. Even stepping foot into the hip hop scene and making a name for himself in the urban Atlanta market. Having produced, engineered and even played every instrument on current local radio hit "No hands", he's no stranger to the camera. He appeared in his first music video performance for the song, "No Hands". Although its obvious the stage is his natural comfort zone, David has also worked behind the mixing board. Production, songwriting, and engineering have been a major play with David in recent months. He has also worked jobs in voice-over commercials. David's dynamic vocals and star quality charisma made him the perfect choice to be the frontman for Bridge To Grace!
ALEX CABRERA: Multi-instrumentalist, Songwriter & Producer. Alex began his journey in music on guitar. Shortly after picking up the guitar, he learned to play drums, bass and keyboard. Alex is a natural born songwriter. He wrote his first song at age 13, which will be released on the new Bridge To Grace LP. He is currently co-writing songs with Vocal Coach, RAab Stevenson formerly of "The Voice" & vocal coach to Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Rihannah & Jennifer Hudson. Alex has a special interest in Engineering and Music Production. He is planning on attending The Atlanta Institute of Music next fall to obtain his credentialing as a producer/engineer. He produces all the band's demos. Alex loves to create complex guitar solos, which is always a special feature in B2G songs. Alex is also a studio session drummer/guitarist for hire.
CHRISTIAN LOWENSTEIN: "Bassist Extraordinair". He began playing bass at the age of 9. His reportoire includes 100 classic Rock covers. Christian was previously a member of "The Planet Rock School of Music Performance" and "Music Matters". Christian is a natural born bass player. Christian and Alex have been playing in bands together for 4 years.
JUSTIN LITTLE: Drummer, Songwriter and Producer. He has been playing drums professionally for 12 years and also plays guitar. He has toured regionally and nationally with his previous bands. He was formerly a member of Fervor and Siamese Dream (Smashing Pumpkins Tribute band) and Aclarion. His songs have been featured on many reality TV shows, including MTV's The Real World and E! Channel's Married to Rock. He has an impressive resume of radio airplay in the college market (over 200 radio stations), and also has been featured and interviewed on a number of occasions with Atlanta's rock station Project 96.1. He is also a studio session drummer for hire. Justin's professionalism and "natural talent" made him an obvious choice for Bridge To Grace!