Platinum-certified and twice Grammy-nominated Michigan rock powerhouseÂ I PrevailÂ –Â Brian BurkheiserÂ (vocals),Â Eric VanlerbergheÂ (vocals),Â Steve MenoianÂ (guitars/bass),Â Dylan BowmanÂ (guitars), andÂ Gabe HelgueraÂ (drums) – are back withÂ ‘TRUE POWER’, their third full length offering onÂ Fearless Records. The much-anticipated albumÂ arrives on August 19.Â
I Prevail have established themselves as the forerunners of the genre in the 21st century. The new record, once again produced by Tyler Smyth, features the sort of stadium-sized riffs that will rattle your teeth loose from your gums and unforgettable, supremely catchy melodies that will camp out in your brain for weeks at a time. The band also alternately mixes screamed vocals that sound as though they crawled from the depths of hell with soaring, emotional vocals and heartfelt, intimate lyrics that go so deep, they hit marrow. The end result is an album that resonates with the listener in the most personal way.
“TraumaÂ was a very reflective record,” says singerÂ Brian Burkheiser, referring toÂ ‘TRUE POWER’s game-changing predecessor.Â Â “I’dÂ struggled with a major vocal injury and had been wondering whether I wanted to continue doing this thing at all. Eric [Vanlerberghe]Â had also lost his best friend over that same time, so there was a lot of heartache behind it. WithÂ TRUE POWER, we wereÂ going into a new phase. After taking that trauma and figuring out how to channel it, you find this sense of newfound confidence and an ability to grow as a person: to become truly yourself. We took a ‘no rules’Â mentality into the songwriting, and a lot of it is heavy as fuck, but the songs sound as diverse as they’ve ever been, too. There is a songÂ on the record called There’s Fear In Letting Go, and that became a huge mantra for us. Yeah, it can be scary letting go of things, but it can also help you take back everything that’s yours: which is exactly what we’ve done on this album.“
Rising to an arena level and receiving two Grammy nominations, Best Rock Album forÂ ‘Trauma‘, and Best Metal Performance for crushing lead singleÂ Bow Down,Â I PrevailÂ proved that they were built to last. To date, they’ve racked up more than 2.7 billion global streams, are approaching 350Â million YouTube views, and saw theirÂ HurricaneÂ single top Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart in 2020: officially the top song on U.S. rock radio at the time. A number of their singles have now been certified Gold and Platinum, and they have been praised by press far and wide, includingÂ Forbes, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, andÂ NPR.
I PrevailÂ have affirmed their positionÂ amongÂ the genre’s elite.
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TUESDAY 21 JUNE – METROPOLIS, FREMANTLE
THURSDAY 23 JUNE- THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE
SATURDAY 25 JUNE- THE FORUM, MELBOURNE
SUNDAY 26 JUNE – THE FORUM, MELBOURNE
TUESDAY 28 JUNE – BIG TOP LUNA PARK, SYDNEY
THURSDAY 30 JUNE – FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL, BRISBANE
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