EYES SET TO KILL // The World Over // Above Reproach
EYES SET TO KILL – 9:30pm
The World Over – 8:30pm
Above Reproach – 7:30pm
ABOUT EYES SET TO KILL
Formed in 2004 by sisters Alexia and Anissa Rodriguez, Arizona’s Eyes Set to Kill set out to create their own take on the screamo genre. To fill out the lineup, vocalist and guitarist Alexia Rodriguez and bassist Anissa Rodriguez recruited vocalist and synth player Brandon Anderson, guitarist Greg Kerwin, and drummer Caleb Clifton. The group combines the driving emotion of Thursday and Thrice with technical hardcore reminiscent of Walls of Jericho and Poison the Well. The result is a fusion of the heavy and the melodic, with Alexia Rodriguez’s vocals soaring high over the thunder of chugging guitars and Anderson’s tortured screaming, creating a sound that expands the boundaries of the genre, moving away from the screamo blueprint. The year 2006 was a busy one, with the group self-releasing the EP When the Silence Is Broken the Night Is Torn as well as playing dates on the Vans Warped Tour. In 2008 the band released its full-length debut, Reach, on Break Silence, and set out on a nationwide tour in support of Otep. The group’s third studio outing, Broken Frames, arrived in 2010, followed by White Lotus in 2011, and Masks in 2013, the latter of which would be the band’s first outing for Century Media. 2017 saw the departure of co-founder/bassist Anissa Rodríguez, as well as the release of the single “Break,” in anticipation of the arrival of the group’s eponymous sixth studio long-player, which dropped later that spring. ~ Gregory Heaney
ABOUT THE WORLD OVER
With a boundary-breaking sound and genre-bending aesthetic, The World Over crosses into a variety of musical territories while still deeply rooted in rock. Founded in 2013, the name was inspired by the original lineup which featured members from France, Hawaii, Massachusetts and Connecticut who all met while attending L.A. Music Academy. The name also doubles as a goal to take the world over—one fan at a time.
Comprised of guitarist Ryan Knecht, bassist Juan Arguello, drummer Alejandro Mercado and led by the dynamic frontwoman, Tiaday Ball, The World Over has created a buzz that has resonated throughout the rock/metal world since the release of their first EP, Rampart District, in 2014. The single, “Swervewolf,” racked up well over 100k YouTube views and made a lasting impact on fans and critics alike with 700k views on their channel in total. But, it was the release of Mountains (2017) that kicked down major doors for the band. The five-song EP was inspired by the lives of the band members. The title-track was inspired by a toxic friendship and the idea that sometimes in trying to save someone else, you can lose yourself. The popular video debuted on Tattoo.com and numerous popular rock fanzines. The success of Mountains has stretched past touring with Otep for a full month and even earned The World Over a spot on the very last Vans Warped Tour in 2018 rocking out for 7 shows alongside bands like Simple Plan, The Used, Chelsea Grin and 3oh3!.