As a new entity gaining speed in the hard rock world, Armstrong delivers a breed of music as massive and momentous as the real-life trials and experiences that gave rise to it. Struggle. Pain. Failure. Fear. It’s all there. But it’s not just about the bad. It’s about a way through it. The band’s unbridled expression comes in the form of blustering guitars, thunderous drums, and commanding vocals that combine to form a dominant legion both heavy and hopeful.
Rooted in Lubbock, TX, Will Armstrong joined forces with vocalist Jay Oden, and drummer Daniel Taylor. Drawing from countless influences, the trio then decided to step into the studio and record their self-titled debut EP. After its release in early 2016, Cody Southern joined the ranks on bass to complete the line-up. Since hitting the road to promote the album, Armstrong has shared the stage with a slew of other amazing bands in the rock and alt-metal scene. Just a few of which include Trapt, Red Sun Rising, and Flaw. Armed with monster-size strapping guitar tone, impassioned fiery vocal melodies, and an explosive rhythm section that even the most devout double-kick enthusiasts will surely tip their hat to, their music soars with pure unapologetic “horns up” supremacy. This new music not only rips and tears through space with metal teeth, it genuinely connects with listeners in a deep and truly honest way. It tackles the hardships that we all face, and reminds us that there’s nothing we can’t handle. It reaches out to the ones searching without finding and says, “You’re not alone.” It’s a unique attitude that is thankful for what it has, even when the chips are down. And above all, it’s the spark that can be found deep inside every one of us that, when challenged to break free and attempt to acquire the impossible, undauntedly rises, sets out, and takes it.
So consider this your warning. Their entrance has been made. Standing along-side hard rock and metal giants like Alter Bridge, Killswitch Engage, Breaking Benjamin, Sevendust, and Avenged Sevenfold, the band has planted its flag firmly in the the sand. And from the looks of things, it won’t be coming down any time soon.