Virginia Beach’s The North release new EP ‘ Tradewinds’

By on February 23, 2014

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Virginia Beach based post-melodic hardcore band, The North, have been cultivating an impressive local following since their 2012 inception. Today the band has announced the release of their debut EP, ‘Tradewinds’, exclusively on Under The Gun Review. They teamed up with producer Chris Baldwin (The Process Recording) for the project and even tapped Jerry Roush (Glass Clouds) for guest vocals on their first single “Upon Waking Up”. Along with the album news The North has unveiled a special introductory video, check it out on here:

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Track Listing:

1. Always Have A Backup Plan

2. Tradewinds

3. 806 to Skowhegan

4. Highway Lines

5. My Holiday

6. Upon Waking Up (ft. Jerry Roush of Glass Cloud)

7. Lost


Tour Dates:

Feb 22nd – The Somewhere Else Tavern – Greensboro, NC

Feb 28th – Lucie Monroe’s – Christiansburg, VA

March 7th – Sound Check Studios – Richmond, VA

About The North:

The North is a post-melodic hardcore band centered in Virginia Beach, VA but has roots planted all over the country. Forming in late 2012, the quintet is comprised of Justin Pyles (vocals), Dan Interrante (bass/vocals/samples), Noel “Napoleon” Brown (rhythm guitar/ vocals), Mike Christensen (drums), and Robby Latalladi (lead guitar). Members hail from Massachusetts, Illinois, California, Ohio, and Virginia allowing The North to capture the essential sounds of their hometowns and put together a montage of influence. With this approach, they were able to cultivate a versatile sound that can please nearly every musical palate.


During the writing and recording of their debut EP, ‘Tradewinds’, The North became more than just another band. Over the past year they have all experienced a multitude of personal issues, both collectively and individually, that transformed these five friends into a family. Through all the strife, this band has managed to come out stronger and more resilient than ever. The bands musical inspiration comes from going through these real experiences, good and bad. Their lyrics and lifestyle showcase true compassion and through their music, they ask people to question and define themselves. Who are you? Where do you want to be?


In their short time together The North has garnered a loyal following and impressive career accolades, sharing the stage with noteworthy acts such as Norma Jean, La Dispute, Touche Amore, Underoath, Comeback Kid, and many more. They even tapped Jerry Roush (Glass Cloud, ex-Of Mice & Men) for guest vocals on their first single, “Upon Waking Up”. The North’s debut EP, ‘Tradewinds’, was produced and mixed by Chris Baldwin (The Process Recording) and is expected to drop in early 2014.


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Author: DaveHHM

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