July 9,2012 – Pleasanton, CA – AS ARTIFACTS, the metalcore sextet, are releasing their highly anticipated first full length album, Strong Hands on August 21,2012.
Hailing from Northern California’s East Bay, metalcore outfit As Artifacts formed in November of 2010. Their music can be described as a mix between Attack Attack! and The Devil Wears Prada with some heavy metal influences, bringing about a fresh take on metal in today’s music scene. After an extensive west coast tour, InVogue Records soon caught wind of the band, and signed them later that year. In February 2011, their debut EP, Reclamation debuted at #3 on the iTunes metal chart.
Over the past two years, the band has performed with the likes of blessthefall, Sleeping with Sirens, Memphis May Fire, and In Fear and Faith; played at The All Stars and The Rise Records tours; and received endorsements from Arkaik Clothing and Orange Amps.
With undying momentum after the band’s continuous success, As Artifacts are ready to give fans the full length they have been waiting for. The release of their new single, “Biblo Swaggins” marks a huge step towards the band finding their individual sound. Inspired by the Bayside song, “They Looked Like Strong Hands”, the album blends even heavier and melodic elements together/than before, exemplifiying that the band is growing into their won, with a sound that will show the world they are more unified than ever. Recorded at Panda Studios; the studio that has recorded acts such as The Story So Far, Polar Bear Club, Man Overboard, and is home to Alternative Press’ Wating Room Sessions; As Artifacts were driven to produce their best work yet, with the band’s own Joey Webb, Michael and Matt Yankovich behind the controls.
Tracklisting for Strong Hands:
1. 1.Generation of Swine
3. 3.Chugs Ahoy
5. 5.Embrace the Plague
6. 6. Threat Level: Midnight
7. 7. Biblo Swaggins
8. 8.Sons of Corvinus
9. 9.For the Lost Lenore
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