Philadelphia, PA – Global warming took the night off as the Metalcore World Tour featuring I Prevail, Pierce The Veil with Fit For a King & Stand Atlantic melted the hearts of the fans at The Fillmore in Philly on Friday, warming metalcore hearts in the city of brotherly love.
Kicking the night off was Stand Atlantic, an Australian pop punk band from Sydney formed in 2012. The band consists of vocalist/guitarist Bonnie Fraser, guitarist David Potter, bassist Miki Rich, and drummer Jonno Panichi. Check out their video “Hair Out“, a really catchy melody and lyrics. They were a great choice to open the party.
Fit for a King is a metalcore band from Tyler, Texas founded in 2007. The band consists of guitarists Bobby Lynge and Daniel Gailey, vocalist Ryan Kirby, bassist Ryan O’Leary, and drummer Trey Celaya. They released two independent EPs entitled Fit for a King in 2008 and Awaken the Vesper in 2009. They also released one independent album, Descendants, in 2011. After the band signed to Solid State Records, they released five studio albums through this label: Creation/Destruction (2013), Slave to Nothing (2014), Dark Skies (2018), The Path (2020) , and The Hell We Create, which was released on October 28, 2022. Check out their newly released video “The Hell We Create“.
Before heading across the pond to start the UK leg of their world tour, Pierce the Veil stopped by the Fillmore to prove they are still a force to be reckoned with in the metalcore arena. Vic Fuentes – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, piano, Tony Perry – lead guitar, Jaime Preciado – bass, backing vocals, and Loniel Robinson – drums make up the San Diego hardcore band who formed in 2006. They released their debut album Flair For The Dramatic in 2007 and have risen to the forefront of the movement with impressive agility. Pierce The Veil released their second full-length studio album, titled Selfish Machines in 2010. Their third album, Collide with the Sky, was released in 2012, their first album under the Fearless Records label.
They’ve gathered a fierce fan following, evidenced by the 1,500 + fans who dismissed the weather and long lines in Philly’s frigid winter for a well-deserved spot in the venue. After seeing these guys live, it’s very easy to see why. Both leading vocalists Vic and Jamie have so much enthusiasm and energy, they spiritually connected with the crowd. PTV continued to fire up the audience through heavy-hitting fan favorites like “Bulls in the Bronx“, “Circles“, “Hold on Till May“, “A Match Into Water” and “Pass The Nirvana“.
The bands head over to Europe for three weeks where they will visit German, Sweden, England, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
May These Noises Startle You in Your Sleep Tonight
Pass the Nirvana
Bulls in the Bronx
A Match Into Water
Hold On Till May
King for a Day
Last but certainly not least, I Prevail hit the stage and smashed through the set with a vengeance. Stage lighting is always incredible with shows of this caliber and I Prevail made use of the energy pulsating from the crowd. The band consists of frontmen Brian Burkheaiser and Eric Vanlerberghe, Steve Menoian – lead guitar, Dylan Bowman – rhythm guitar, backing vocals, and Gabe Helguera – drums.
True Power is the title of the band’s new album and it is a sledgehammer. I Prevail started with the intro 0:00 off the new album then shot right into “There’s No Fear In Letting Go”. It is an awesome song to showcase the talent and variation of style in the two frontmen. Brian with the clean falsetto voice brings a temporary calm to the song to be then smacked in the face with Eric’s powerful guttural growl. Check out the epic new video with great graphics and visuals.
Bodies from the pit started to levitate towards the stage as the band ripped into Body bag, Self-Destruction, and Bad Things. By this time, media was told to leave the area to avoid any collateral damage as security had their hands full. All landed safely and nothing got out of hand, it was a very enthusiastic but respectful crowd. Both PTV and I Prevail left it all on the floor tonight, which I can only describe as exhilarating and exhausting.
Both bands are heading overseas to finish out their tours with great momentum pushing from the US Tour.
There’s Fear in Letting Go
Come and Get It
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Show Date: 11.18.22