Jun 172018

Ohio metalcore band Convictions is back with more “aggressive worship” in their latest album Hope for the Broken, showing a powerful, emotional sound with some great vocals to go with both the heavy and the clean parts of the songs.

Fremont Ohio-based Convictions trace their origin back to 2012 and not long after released their first album, I Am Nothing.  As happens, lineups often change in bands and not long after the first release, the original singer and bassist left and were replaced by Michael Felker on vocal and John Fleischmann on bass (and clean vocals). Two ep’s followed, Unworthy and Hallowed Spirit/Violent Divide in 2015 which was high on the iTunes metal charts for a bit.  Just looking around at various internet postings, the band has toured with the likes of Eyes Set to Kill and Upon a Burning Body, so are starting to make a name for themselves.  As a self-proclaimed Christian band, Convictions looks to set themselves apart by writing lyrics based on their own “convictions” and how they deal with the everyday struggles of living in this world.

As many albums do, the first track, “Exodus, The End of Us” is a rather short intro that starts out rather quiet, but quickly explodes when Michael Felker’s vocals come in and the rest of the track establishes that this is indeed metalcore. Continue reading »

May 312018

Midwestern American heavy rock/metalcore band Convictions will be releasing their highly anticipated, 2nd full-length album, “Hope For The Broken,” tomorrow with InVogue Records.

Convictions’ message of hope in a dark world is the underlying backbone to their new album. The new record follows their previous release “I Will Become,” which was a declaration of the band’s intentions and overarching message of who they are.

“Hope For The Broken” is a response after their faith was tested with bouts of heartbreak, death and betrayal experienced over the last few years. Through the trials and tribulation, they emerge steadfast with their boldest record yet. Continue reading »

May 192018

Ohio’s breakout metalcore band Convictions has debuted a video today for a brand-new single, ‘Deceptive Heart,’ ahead of the much anticipated release of their 2nd full-length record, “Hope For The Broken,” on June 1st with InVogue Records. Also, fans can pre-order the record on limited edition vinyl today here.

Deceptive Heart’ was written for anyone going through a heartbreak. During the writing process, I personally was dealing with episodes of depression around this topic. Rather than let those difficult emotions build and get the best of me I decided to use our music as an outlet. For our band, music is one of the few things that helps get us out of that dark place.” – Mike Falco (vocals). Continue reading »

Apr 282018

Ohio based metalcore band Convictions have announced plans to release their highly anticipated 2nd full-length record, “Hope For The Broken,” on June 1st via InVogue Records. Along with the announcement, the band have also shared the music video for their new single, ‘Voices’ which can be heard now below.

The band states: “We decided to release “Voices” as our first single off of Hope for The Broken because we feel the subject of mental illness is a reoccurring theme throughout the album. “Voices” touches on internal conflicts that we deal with. The song is a collection of struggles which have led to suicidal thoughts, anxiety and depression. The main line “They want me dead” is the dark thought in your head trying to destroy who you are. This is an inner argument within one’s self constantly going back and forth from feeling okay and yet only hanging on by a thread.” Continue reading »

Jan 242018

War of Ages recently announced the dates and cities for their 2018 North America “Alpha” tour with support from Convictons and Earth Groans, The tour kicks off on Feb. 9 in Newport and ends on March 10 in Erie – Check out the promo video below, second announcement with added dates!! The band comments: “This tour will be epic come hang out with us!”.

The band just reported: Boston, Worcester and all of the surrounding areas we are excited to announce WOA will be on this years New England Metal Hardcore fest (April 21).

The band’s 7th studio album is titled “Alpha” and, in keeping with the rest of the War of Ages cannon, boasts powerful cover art by Illustrator Dave Quiggle (below). Continue reading »