Texas metalcore band Invent, Animate has released their debut album Everchanger via Tragic Hero Records. The skull crushing ten song record was produced by Brian Hood (Gideon, Being As An Ocean) and ERRA guitarist/vocalist Jesse Cash. Debuting at no. 4 on the iTunes Metal chart, the quintet’s offering is also available on Amazon, Spotify, and all other digital storefronts.
“Invent, Animate do a wondrous job of inventing an immersive, engaging blend of hard-hitting heaviness and awe-inspiring atmosphere, and then animate it, bringing it to life as it takes root in the listener’s head.”
– New-Transcendence (9/10)
“Everchanger is a beautiful exploration into the truths behind life, love, and everything that happens in between.”
– Substream Magazine (4/5)
“Everchanger is a gripping metalcore album laced with enticing elements to keep listeners intrigued for the entire 37 minutes.”
– Yell! Magazine (4/5)
“…beautiful melodies, riffs, and lyrics. Overall, the entire album keeps an intense, unrelenting tone in the music, vocals, and message.”
– Prelude Press (4.5/5)
Invent, Animate will be on ten dates of the “Fuel the Passion” tour with For all I Am, Chasing Safety, Kingdom of Giants, and Assassins.
- Naturehold (Ft. Jesse Cash of ERRA)
- Nocturne : Lost Faith
- Moon Phase
- Forest Haven
- Native Intellect
October 12th @ Fubar- St. Louis, Missouri
October 13th @ The Vanguard- Tulsa, Oklahoma
October 14th @ Dirty Dog Bar- Austin, Texas
October 15th @ El Rey Theatre- Mcallen, Texas
October 16th @ Walters- Houston, Texas
October 19th @ Tomcats West- Fort Worth, Texas
October 20th @ The Unity Center- Roswell, New Mexico
October 21st @ The Underground- Mesa, Arizona
October 24th @ Cobalt Cafe- Canoga Park, California
October 26th @ Skatuary- Englewood, Colorado
“With so much metalcore out these days, the best thing to do is be fresh. Invent, Animate does this,” says music critic Mike Bohn who reviewed the band’s first EP Waves. “They do a lot more than other bands out there and they do it well.”
Creating an idea and bringing it to life is what inspired the progressive metalcore band Invent, Animate to pursue their passion for spreading positive messages through their music. The group was formed on the cloudy Christmas Eve of 2011 in a small town east of Houston called Port Neches, Texas. Ben English (vocals), Logan Forrest (guitar), Keaton Goldwire (guitar), Caleb Sherraden (bass), and Trey Celaya (drums) came together through their mutual love of bands like Deftones, Underoath, and Norma Jean. They are heavily influenced by what these bands have to say and the way they carry themselves as musicians.
Invent, Animate are a highly energetic band that puts an unsullied look on the metalcore market. Their work is multi-dimensional and shows their ability to be very dynamic. Never fearful to be chaotic and crazy one minute, but then decelerate and bring a softer, more beautiful aspect the next. “We’re not afraid to slow it down, experiment with different vocal styles, and maybe even sing in a few parts,” says vocalist Ben English. In addition to performing at the South By So What?! festival, the group has shared the stages with Oh, Sleeper, Of Mice & Men, and Architects.
Invent, Animate recently signed with Tragic Hero Records to release their debut full-length Everchanger on 8/26/14. “It’s still so surreal to me,” says English. “Growing up, some of my favorite bands were a part of Tragic Hero, and I’m super excited to be a part of the family. The record that we’ve been pouring ourselves into for months is really going to be unlike anything we’ve done before. We’re branching out and doing things that we’ve never done, and the outcome is really sounding incredible and we’re super excited for everyone to hear it.”
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