Eyes Set To Kill - "Reach" 10 Year Anniversary Tour

Mon Dec 17 2018

7:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

The Vanguard

222 N Main St Tulsa, OK 74103

All Ages

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  • Eyes Set To Kill

    Eyes Set To Kill

    Post-Hardcore

    At some point or another, everybody wears a mask. That façade doesn't just hide imperfections or insecurities either. It allows its wearer to assume a different face. Sometimes, that's a dangerous proposition. Other times, it's the only way to find oneself. EYES SET TO KILL uncovered their identity within “Masks”, their fifth full-length album and first for Century Media Records.

    In 2012, the band found itself mired in the search for a new label. That proved to be a rather daunting and frustrating undertaking where every meeting yielded a conflicting third-party perception of who EYES SET TO KILL should be.

    "I felt like we were wearing a bunch of masks to impress people during those meetings," admits singer, songwriter, and guitarist Alexia Rodriguez. "At one point, I had a bit of a revelation. We had gone through so many changes over the years. It wasn't about anybody else though. It was about us. We really found the band's face at that point. We weren't wearing masks anymore."

    Instead of pandering or worrying about expectations, the band - Alexia, her sister Anissa [bass], Caleb Clifton [drums], and Cisko Miranda [screams] - hunkered down and demoed two of its strongest songs to date, the irresistibly incendiary "True Colors" and "Nothing Left to Say". Both merged anthemic scope and jarring metallic elegance, making for some of the group's catchiest fare. As a result, Century Media immediately signed them.

    "Those two songs served as a blueprint for the entire record," explains Alexia. "When we were writing, I didn't try to do what everybody else does. We didn't need to throw a ton of riffs into one song or get overly technical. I wanted to make music that was catchy."

    With that mindset, the group retreated to a Southern California studio with producer Steve Evetts [The Dillinger Escape Plan, Sepultura]. In the process, Alexia evolved immensely as the band's songwriter, and the band's patented sound expanded. For the first time, Cisko added staggering screams, building the harmonies. Everything became amplified from the heaviness to the hooks.

    "I was never really an underground kind of girl," says Alexia. "I grew up on bands like Nirvana and more alternative rock, but I also related to metal and post-hard-core at the same time. Melody makes music relatable. I want people to remember the songs and relate to them."

    The first single "Infected" certainly upholds that. A battering guitar groove gives way to a soaring refrain from Alexia. It's an unforgettable and unshakable introduction to the next phase of EYES SET TO KILL.

    She goes on, "Sometimes, in relationships, people get manipulated into thinking that they're the insane one or they have something wrong with them. They get portrayed like they're 'infected', but they're really not. They're just being manipulated. It hits hard, and it's got a lot of anger. At the same time, it shows listeners they're not alone."

    EYES SET TO KILL have been providing fans that outlet since they first emerged from Phoenix, AZ in 2003. Since then, they have amassed over 1.17 million Facebook likes, covered USA Today, and landed on Alternative Press's coveted "100 Bands You Need to Know List". On the road, they've developed into a veritable whirlwind, sharing stages with everyone from Papa Roach to Black Veil Brides in the USA as well as Caliban, We Butter The Bread With Butter or I Am Ghost in Europe. They've crossed the globe four times on tour and even headlined a festival in Jakarta in front of 8.000-plus fans.

    Now, with the “Masks” off, EYES SET TO KILL stand primed to be heard louder than ever before. "I feel like we've been working towards this record for our whole career," concludes Alexia. "There were times I was almost going to give up. I'm glad I didn't. I'd love for this music to inspire everyone to keep going. It's always worth it to hold on to your dreams."

  • Rest, Repose

    Rest, Repose

    Indie Rock

    We want to bring the sound of guitar driven music to your earballs. Feat. YouTube personality, Jared Dines, on guitar.

  • AVOID

    AVOID

    Indie Rock

    Heavy Rock outfit out of Seattle, WA. This group of 5 work to create a new and exciting sound to fans of rock, metal, and anything in between. Under their old name "Avoid the Void" they accomplished things such as an appearance on Knotfest 2015, The All Stars Tour 2015, and 3 regional tours.
    Under AVOID they've toured throughout the United States, appeared on Warped Tour 2018 don't plan on slowing down anytime soon. With signing to Revival Recordings, the release of their debut album "Alone", you'll be seeing a lot more very soon.

  • Lights of Alora

    Lights of Alora

    Post-Hardcore

    Lights of Alora from Pryor, Oklahoma started in December 2010, actively playing up until 2013 before deciding to go on hiatus. In 2016 after going through hardships and member changes, we regrouped and collected a solid line up which makes up this 5 piece post hardcore outfit we have today. 
    Drawing influence from bands such as Escape the Fate, A Day to Remember, and Alesana. It shaped Lights of Alora into the aggressive and energetic band we are now. These influences lead up to our first single "Anchors Away" that was released in 2011, and it also signaled the sound that followed the songs for the rest of our EP "Relentless". 
    With the release of "Relentless" the band gained opportunities to open for such acts as For All Those Sleeping, The Color Morale, Abandon All Ships. and many more, also allowing us to hop on tours with Get Scared. Dr. Acula, & Eyes Set to Kill. 
    Lights of Alora are currently writing a new EP and its set to release in 2017. The first single "Tell the Wolves I'm Coming Home" is looking to be released early next year.

Eyes Set To Kill - "Reach" 10 Year Anniversary Tour

Mon Dec 17 2018 7:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

The Vanguard Tulsa OK
Eyes Set To Kill - "Reach" 10 Year Anniversary Tour
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All Ages