The Rising Five: Edition #12
What’s up EMURGers?!? I’m Christopher back with yet another awesome edition of The Rising Five. We had some great bands to start our second season, but we’re going to keep it going with five more acts that you need to pay serious attention to in the coming weeks and months.
1. Young Guns – Bones – This epic sounding single comes to us from the UK and the recently signed by Wind-up export Young Guns. Having played with the likes of Lostprophets and Bon Jovi overseas has prepared them for their first major tour stateside, the upcoming Triple Threat Tour with Seether, Sick Puppies, and Kyng. This is the first American single and title track to the already released overseas album which will hit the States this September.
2. Halocene – Sometimes – This female-fronted band is completely DIY and we dig that at EMURG. Even though they’re independent, they’ve played in the Warped Tour alongside bands such as Jimmy Eat World and Blink 182. Gotta love a band that can poke fun at themselves and this is the catchiest pop-rock song this side of “Call Me Maybe”.
3. Harbinger – Bloodletting – Toronto is once again at the forefront of EMURG. We have a great scene there with the likes of Aria and In My Coma and this band is another in the long list with their mix of metal, progressive hard rock, and a little bit of classic ‘balls to the wall’ rock thrown in as a bonus.
4. Frequis – Sleeping Theories – Jeremy Tremp is putting in work with his second video in The Rising Five this week. He’s clearly batting 1.000 with this band out of Phoenix that has opened for bands such as Steel Panther. A few more big shows under their belt and Frequis will become a frequent mention around these parts.
5. Sturch – Beautiful Day (U2 Cover) – Sturch is an awesome band out of Hamburg, Germany that has been making waves (literally in this video!) with a hard rock cover of this recent U2 smash. This band has had shows with the likes of Karnivool, Life of Agony, and Boy Hits Car and with the success of their album Long Way From Nowhere, their album could lead them to a long way from home.
So what becomes of Rising Five Lucky #13? You’ll just have to wait another couple of weeks to find out. My name is Christopher and this is EMURG: Where Music Speaks Volumes. I hope you enjoy the music and I hope you know that there’s more on the way. Thank you, as always, for listening.