Ephemerist - DREAM TOUR

Join us as Ephemerist reveals his dream tour lineup selections.

Ephemerist - DREAM TOUR

In this Dream Tour segment, the nu-metalcore artist, Ephemerist, reveals who he would want on his ultimate tour lineup. You can check out their picks below:

I took a long break from heavy music. I grew up listening to a lot of it, starting with Underoath and eventually bands like Oh Sleeper and Between Me and the Horizon. After high school, I spent a long time focusing on pop music as I began to transition from being an artist to mainly working with clients as a producer. So recently, when I started shifting back toward pop punk, then midwest emo, and finally landed back at hardcore and metal, it was no surprise to me. It’s been amazing to see so many bands that I used to love have carved out a space for themselves and are still kicking ass, and even more fun to discover all the incredible new music I’ve missed in the meantime. That’s why my dream tour incorporates bands from metal past, present, and future. In no particular order:

Spiritbox. They may be newer than some of the other bands on this bill, but Spiritbox and specifically Courtney LaPlante are who inspired me to get back into heavy music and learn to scream a few months ago. Without them, I don’t know if I would have ever had the courage to dive into heavy vocals headfirst. After singing my whole life, I always thought that it was something I couldn’t (or shouldn’t) do. But when I heard their music, I felt inspired to go for it. Their command of songwriting is amazing, and their casual stage presence is also a vibe I appreciate, coming more from the grunge / emo basement show scene myself.

The Chariot. Not much to say here other than these guys are one of my favorite bands of all time. When I was in high school, I used to fall asleep listening to “The Fiancee” and “Wars and Rumors of Wars” on repeat. I never had the opportunity to see them live, but their performances are legendary and it’s always something I’ve regretted. I would love to share the stage with them.

Left to Suffer. These guys really were my gateway into the deathcore side of things, which I’m thankful for and excited to explore more! Simply put, I think they’re one of the best new bands out there and I love the direction they’re pushing nu-core. I am a hugely groove-influenced writer and listener, so to hear deathcore that has as much impact as this makes me really excited about the future of the scene.

And lastly, me, Ephemerist. (Forgive the shameless plug!) I’m a brand new self-produced artist based in Nashville, just a few months in, and right now I’m releasing a new song every two weeks. I’m still exploring my sound; I’m so excited to continue pulling influences from all these amazing acts and also hope to bring my own stamp of alternative pop production to the metal scene. Connect with me on socials and stay tuned for more!

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