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This or the Apocalypse

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Genres  Metalcore
Genre  Metalcore
Years active  2005–present
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Past members  Grant McFarland Sean Hennessey Toby Pool Aaron Ovecka Matthew Marcellus
Origin  Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States (2005)
Albums  Dead Years, Haunt What's Left, Sentinels, Monuments
Members  Rick Armellino, Jack Esbenshade, Rodney Phillips
Record labels  Good Fight Entertainment, Lifeforce Records, Entertainment One
Similar  I - the Breather, Texas in July, Sirens and Sailors, MyChildren MyBride, Matt Greiner
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This or the Apocalypse is an American metalcore band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania which formed in 2005.

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Monuments (2005–2009)

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In 2008 the band signed to European metal label Lifeforce Records, and released the album Monuments later that year. The band went on several tours throughout 2008 and 2009 with acts such as Kingston Falls, For Today, August Burns Red, A Skylit Drive, Sky Eats Airplane, and Greeley Estates across North America and Canada to promote Monuments.

Haunt What's Left (2009–2011)

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The band was featured on season 1 episode 4 of the MTV show Silent Library, which aired January 2010 with members Rick, Rodney, Jack, Sean and Grant. On June 22, 2010 This or the Apocalypse announced their second studio album Haunt Whats's Left which was released on Good Fight/Road Runner Records. The album was recorded by Josh Wilbur and produced by Chris Adler of Lamb of God at Spin Studios in New York. Following the release of the album bassist Sean and drummer Grant both left the band for other projects. Sean left to focus on his band Bells with former August Burns Red vocalist Jon Hershey. Grant embarked on a career in music production and mastering, and joined the band Century which also features This or the Apocalypse vocalist Ricky on bass. This or the Apocalypse toured throughout 2010 to support Haunt What's Left with bands such as Impending Doom, and MyChildren MyBride, and headlined a tour with Affiance, Last Chance to Reason and Deception of a Ghost.

Dead Years (2011–present)

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In June 2012, the band signed with eOne and released Dead Years on September 25, 2012. In 2013, the band released a new single titled "Damaged Good".

Musical style

This or the Apocalypse fall into the metalcore genre. Their music is characterized primarily by a heavy emphasis on melody and technical ability. The band's music features frequent use of technical or odd time signatures, complex polyrhythms, and some songs have been described as having a prog-rock structure.

Discography

Studio albums
  • Sentinels (Self-released, 2006)
  • Monuments (Lifeforce Records, 2008)
  • Haunt What's Left (Good Fight Entertainment, 2010)
  • Dead Years (eOne, 2012)
  • Extended Plays
  • Drunken Billionaire Burns Down Home (Self-released, 2006)
  • Songs

    SubverseHaunt What's Left · 2010
    CharmerHaunt What's Left · 2010
    LamnidaeHaunt What's Left · 2010

    References

    This or the Apocalypse Wikipedia


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