A Skylit Drive introduce newest band members Brandon Rage and Michael Labelle

By on March 8, 2015
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A Skylit Drive has announced the introduction of their newest band members, Brandon Rage (Motionless In White, The Witch Was Right, Imperative Reaction) on drums and Michael Labelle (Last Day Within, Preeminent, Of Reverie) adding guitar and screams. Labelle, who sent demos to the band in the hopes of being a part of their future, says it was always his “…dream to tour the world; joining A Skylit Drive has turned my dream into a reality.” As far as what fans can expect, Rage adds, “I’m so stoked to play this style of music with A Skylit Drive. As far as my drumming goes, the fans will soon see why they call me ‘Rage’.”

In addition to the announcement of the newest members of the band, A Skylit Drive has also teamed up with Revolver Magazine to premiere their newest music video for the single Within These Walls on Tuesday, March 10th. The video was filmed earlier this month in LA with director Ernie Gilbert (letlive., Finch, Bayside). 




Check out A Skylit Drive on their nationwide tour this spring, with co-headliners The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and special guests Wolves At The Gate, forthewin, & Breaking Through. This 27 date tour kicks off in Anaheim, CA on March 12th, and wraps up on April 19th in Orlando, FL.


3/12 – Anheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

3/13 – San Fransisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

3/14 – Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk

3/15 – West Hollywood @ The Whisky

3/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto

3/19 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Backroom

3/20 – Mission, TX @ Palmas Race Track

3/21 – Grand Praoroe, TX @ Quik Trip Park

3/22 – San Leon, TX @ 18th Street Pier Bar And Grill

3/25 – New Orleans, LA @ Soutport Hall

3/26 – Vestavia Hills, AL @ Iron Horse

3/27 – West Madison, AL @ 11th Frame

3/28 – Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse – TN

3/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird

4/1 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

4/2 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater

4/3 – Kent, OH @ The Outpost

4/4 – Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon

4/8 – Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre

4/9 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House

4/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Coco 66

4/12 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe

4/15 – Springfield, VA @ Empire

4/16 – Richmond, VA @ Broadberry

4/17 – Greensboro, NC @ The Bind Tiger

4/18 – Jacksonville, FL @ Aqua

4/19 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth

Great vision, that’s what it takes to refuse to rest on previous success and instead focus on what you need to become in the future, which is exactly what Lodi, California’s A Skylit Drive continues to achieve with every album. Vocalist Michael “Jag” Jagmin, guitarist Nick Miller, and keyboardist Kyle Simmons, officially exploded onto the scene in 2007 with their EP She Watched the Sky. They followed that release up with three full-length albums titled Wires and the Concept of Breathing, Adelphia and Identity on Fire, which all charted on the Billboard Top 200, and their live DVD Let Go of the Wires. In 2013, the band released their 4th full length, Rise, while releasing an acoustic ablum, Rise: Ascension, an acoustic re-imagining, in January of 2015.


A Skylit Drive has toured extensively with similar artists like Blessthefall, Sleeping with Sirens, Pierce the Veil, and Of Mice & Men; as well as contributing songs to the well known compilations Punk Goes Classic Rock and Punk Goes Pop Vol 4. A Skylit Drive’s musical resume would be enough of a career for most bands, but they have no intentions of slowing down. In fact, the band believes they are just hitting their stride.


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Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.