Facedown Records has announced the signing of Attalus, based out of Raleigh, NC. Breaking from Facedown’s tradition of signing metal bands, Attalus reaches out from the alternative rock genre.
Since the release of their debut EP, The Greater Tide in December 2010, Attalus have established themselves as one of Raleigh’s reputable local bands. Known for passionate live performances and a rigorous work ethic, they have already played alongside bands such as Switchfoot, Thousand Foot Krutch, The Rocket Summer, Anberlin, Hawthorne Heights and Wolves at the Gate – along with many others.
Attalus went on to release two independent full lengths; Post Tenebras Lux (2011) and Gospel Hymns, Vol. 1 (2013). The latter showcased a completely different sound of their music and 100% of the proceeds from this album are going to 7 Billion Reasons, a global non-profit organization that desires to help provide spiritual and physical support to orphans in Busia, Uganda. After just four months, Attalus sold over 1,000 copies of the record, allowing 7 Billion Reasons to raise more than $10,000 for the orphans in Uganda.
Over the course of two years, Attalus began writing a 16-song concept album entitled Into the Sea. Working with Mike Watts (As Cities Burn, As Tall As Lions) at Vudu Studio in Port Jefferson, NY, the band has made this their most musically dynamic album to date. Being compared to bands such as La Dispute, Thrice and Brand New, this album is sure to make its mark.
Into the Sea releases June 2. Pre-orders are now available.
Seth Davey – keys/vocals
Evan King – guitar/BV
Chris Sierra – drums/BV
Joseph Couillard – guitar
The first single, “Sirens” from Into the Sea.