Glass Cloud announce “The Royal Thousand” for July 3rd release
Equal Vision Records will release Glass Cloud’s debut full-length album, The Royal Thousand, on July 3, 2012.
The band’s remarkable caliber of musical proficiency and creativity shines on The Royal Thousand, offering a more organic and ambient interpretation of heavy music, straying from the typical structure of breakdowns by incorporating layers upon layers of dark chords, swells and unique, atmospheric arrangements.
Jerry Roush (ex-Of Mice & Men, ex-Sky Eats Airplane) stands at the forefront of Glass Cloud, displaying his most diverse vocal stylings and tones yet, with a balanced blend of ferocious screams and soaring cleans. Perfectly framing the mesmerizing frontman is the impressive technical musicianship of 8-string guitarist Josh Travis (The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza), and Berklee College of Music graduates: drummer Chad Hasty and bassist Travis Sykes.
The Royal Thousand was recorded in Escondido, CA at Lambesis Studios, with Josh Travis also serving as producer. The record is currently being mixed/mastered at The Machine Shop by Will Putney [For Today, Chiodos, Like Moths To Flames]. Two songs off of the forthcoming album, “White Flag” and “Counting Sheep” are already available via digital retailers such as iTunes and Amazon and a lyric video for “White Flag” can also be seen HERE.
Glass Cloud is currently on the Road To Metal Fest Tour with Iwrestledabearonce, Molotov Solution and The Greenery, with the entire tour package performing in Worcester, MA at The Palladium this weekend. Glass Cloud will perform on Sunday, April 22nd at 2:15pm. Also performing on the festival’s main stage on Sunday is fellow Equal Vision Records’ band Texas In July at 4:15pm.
Both Glass Cloud and Texas In July have also just been announced as performers on the 2012 Scream It Like You Mean It Tour, which will be headlined by another EVR labelmate – We Came As Romans. Tour dates for the full US summer run are yet to be announced, but the complete lineup is available at screamitlikeyoumeanit.com. All upcoming tour dates, as well the tracklisting for The Royal Thousand, can be seen below.
1. White Flag
2. If He Dies, He Dies
3. Falling In Style
4. Ivy & Wine
5. Prelude For A Ghost
6. All Along
7. She Is Well And Nothing Can Be Ill
8. Counting Sheep
10. From May To Now
Glass Cloud w/The Road To Metal Fest Tour
Apr 20 West Springfield, VA @ Empire
Apr 22 Worcester, MA @ Metal Fest – The Palladium
Apr 23 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Apr 24 Evansville, IN @ Boney Junes
Apr 25 Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
Apr 26 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Apr 27 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House
Apr 29 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Apr 30 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
May 01 Flagstaff, AZ @ Cinnabar
Jun 04 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
Jun 06 Lubbock, TX @ Jakes Sports Café
Jun 08 Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
Jun 09 Bakersfield, CA @ Stramler Park*
Jun 12 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
Jun 13 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
Jun 15 Joplin, MO @ Solace
Jun 16 Louisville, KY @ The Vernon Club
*Performance at Rockin Roots Krab Festival. Please visit festival site for complete lineup.
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