With Nights Like These Who Needs Sworn Enemy?
The sonic blast Nights Like These delivers is a fusion of the full spectrum of metal, from the complex interplay of Between the Buried and Me to the primal riff assault of Darkest Hour to the unpredictability of The Red Chord. Guitarists Derren Saucier and Matt Qualls seamlessly weave intricate, cacophonic tangents with unrelenting breakdowns. Bassist Sebastian Rios and drummer Patrick Leatherwood provide the framework for the controlled madness that runs the gamut from blast beat-filled death metal intensity to blistering bouts of double bass, wielding their versatility like a weapon. Upon this canvas of chaos, vocalist Billy Bottom opens himself up to paint honest but shockingly intense images. “Most of the songs on the album revolve around losing faith in the world as I personally know it. The lyrics are depressing and most negative but I want kids who sing along to know that there are other dudes out there that feel the same. I want our music to be an outlet for everyone who doesn’t have one.” Billy explains.
Victory Records picked up on the buzz from the South and signed Nights Like These in early 2006. The band entered the studio shortly thereafter with Andreas Magnusson, known for his work with Black Dahlia Murder to record “The Faithless”, their debut album. Named to express their bleak outlet on the world, the band is quick to clarify that it is not a religious or atheistic statement. “I have my issues with religion, but this is not an atheist album. It’s about losing faith in almost everything,” commented Bottom.
When asked about their band name, Bottom laughs, and explains, “This band was named after nights that we love. Playing shows, hanging out, when everything is perfect. Nights like these. Self-explanatory.” They are currently on tour bring those truly excellent nights to fans of aggressive music everywhere. “The Faithless” is in stores June 13th.
“THE BEGINNING OF THE END” TOUR 2006 with Nights Like These and Sworn Enemy
6/17/2006 - Danville, VA @ PLAN B
6/18/2006 - Augusta, GA @ SECTOR 7G
6/20/2006 - Nashville, TN @ THE MUSE
6/21/2006 - Saint Louis, MO @ CREEPY CRAWL
6/22/2006 - Tulsa, OK @ THE HIVE
6/24/2006 - Cedar City, UT @ BOONDOCKS
6/26/2006 - Tacoma, WA @ HELL’S KITCHEN
6/27/2006 - Seattle, WA @ STUDIO SEVEN
6/29/2006 - Boise, ID @ THE VENUE
6/30/2006 - Reno, NV @ 14th STREET WARD
7/1/2006 - Roseville, CA @ THE UNDERGROUND
7/2/2006 - Lancaster, CA @ CEDAR CENTRE
7/3/2006 - Hollywood, CA @ KNITTING FACTORY - CA
7/5/2006 - Corona, CA @ SHOWCASE THEATRE
7/6/2006 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA
7/7/2006 - Ventura, CA @ ALPINE
7/11/2006 - Ft. Worth, TX @ RIDGLEA THEATER
7/12/2006 - Topeka, KS @ STATIC BAR
7/13/2006 - Joplin, MO @ THE FOUNDRY
7/14/2006 - Des Moines, IA @ HOUSE OF BRICKS
7/18/2006 - Montreal, QC, Canada @ CAFE L'INCO
7/19/2006 - Quebec City, QC, Canada @ L'ANTI
7/20/2006 - Bucksport, ME @ THE KAVE
7/22/2006 - Centereach, NY @ VFW HALL