Seattle, WA...May 20, 2008...Being humbled through life's experiences, the Florida natives, who call themselves Since October, prepare to release their national label debut on Tooth&Nail Records in one week. Their musical unveiling, This is My Heart, releases May 27th, following the successful debut digital single, "Disaster," which is currently charting on the rock chart.
Produced by Travis Wyrick (P.O.D., Pillar, Disciple), This is My Heart is an honest and vulnerable musical portrait Since October hopes that listeners grab hold from the collection of heavy rock songs with no hidden agenda beyond connecting the hearts of those that listen. In addition, Marcos Curiel, guitarist of P.O.D. co-produced and co-wrote two tracks on the debut.
"I was really excited that Since October asked me to be involved in their record," shares Marcos Curiel. "We had a great time in the studio and the music sounds fantastic. When I think of Since October, I think great band, great bunch of guys, gators tots and good orange juice...not to mention straight ahead, melodic hard rock - with sunshine all over it!"
Frontman and lyricist Ben Graham shares, "It's truth. It's real life stories. And this record is a part of me. And probably a part of me that most people would never see if I could not put it to music, it's honest. It's just rock n' roll. We love big melodies, we love harmonies, throw in a little screaming and that's Since October."
Introducing Since October:
Though this is the band's first label release, these four Bradenton, Florida stalwarts are far from freshmen. They sold more than 5,000 copies of an independent release prior to signing to Tooth&Nail, and have toured extensively during the two-year stretch that has led them up to this point. Having shared the stage with Seventh Day Slumber, Pillar, Disciple, Decyfer Down, and Underoath, they are more than gearing up for the hundreds of shows that are soon to follow. Since October also just finished touring with Seventh Day Slumber throughout the spring. Not only have these four men experienced life's ups and downs, two of them share the same last name: vocalist/frontman Ben Graham and guitarist Luke Graham; Josh Johnson, bass and Audie Grantham, drums complete the band.
"We want to be successful enough to stay on the road and continue to do what we love," says Graham. "We don't want to get bogged down with anything except our primary purpose and vision: To encourage people with our music. We would love to change lives along the way, and provide therapy for the listener."