First Decree

What would you suppose would be the first decree of First Decree, the four-piece alt-metal band out of Cheyenne, Wyoming? You might think their goals would involve obtaining untold riches but actually the band has stated that their ultimate goal is to have their music inspire and encourage as many people as possible. With their just-released single and video "Lost in the Crowd," First Decree is well on their way to making that hope a reality.

First Decree is brothers Dane, Zachary and Isaac Lopez-Smith and their longtime family friend, Travis James. James handles lead vocals for the group and his sincere delivery on "Lost in the Crowd" reflects the fact that there are times when it sucks to be one of many, especially when the situation is the seeking of another's affection or attention. The song has a wider meaning though that fits circumstances that are even darker, but a serious dose of positivity through a chorus of "this is our rise!" makes it clear that First Decree isn't throwing anyone a pity party here; a perceived disadvantage is really an opportunity, so seize it! With all the scalding guitar you don't even have to hear the message to enjoy, and multiple vocal hooks put the song firmly in the "feel good" category.

It is not a coincidence that the line "this is our rise" appears in the First Decree lead-off single; those four words will also serve as the title of the band's forthcoming album, due Aug. 21. The guys love the road too; they are currently on tour and will be until at least early August. Having previously shared a stage with the likes of Hed PE, Deftones, Righteous Vendetta, Saliva and others, the current tour finds the Wyoming rockers playing alongside In This Moment (and Pop Evil and Red Sun Rising later in the tour.) And about those untold riches? Well, they're probably on the way anyway.

For tour dates and more First Decree information go here

To purchase "Lost in the Crowd" go here

To view the "Lost in the Crowd" video go here

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