My Epic – “Violence” (ep)

 Posted by on September 12, 2019 at 16:51  No Responses »
Sep 122019
 

My Epic has returned with Violence, their promised follow up to 2018’s Ultraviolet (ep) which was an introspective look at faith and questions that are “beyond what we can see and know”.  While Ultraviolet took a quieter approach, Violence shows the band taking a more abrasive tact.

North Carolina natives My Epic now call Fredericksburg, VA home and can trace their roots as a band back to 2005.  The ep This is Rescue (2006), and the first album  I Am Undone (2008) were released on Dreamt Music, an imprint of Facedown Records.   The band’s  follow up album, Yet (2010), ended up on the Heatseekers charts, as did the follow up Behold, in 2013.

As I wrote back in 2018 when reviewing Ultraviolet

As projects go, My Epic has taken on dealing with things which are beyond what we can see and know, and things that we do see but can’t fit into our paradigm.  Certainly big questions and from a larger perspective, Ultraviolet seems a perfect fit for one side of the story.  Chiming guitars, layers and layers of sound and atmosphere that seems very far from the worlds of metal or punk.  Vocals are smooth and calming and provide just the right atmosphere for the introspective, questioning  lyrics.  In many ways, this reminds me a bit of some of the ambient black metal projects I love so much, but in this case keyboards, electronic effects, and clean guitars provide the background. Continue reading »

Apr 152019
 

The second single from My Epic’supcoming “Violence” EP just dropped! Check out ‘Bloody Angles’ below. “Violence”is the second part of the double ep project and will be released on May 10 via Facedown Records. Pre-order your copy today.

The first single ‘White Noises’ ft. Cory Brandan (Norma Jean) is released earlier this month.

Aaron Stone on the new EP

This record named itself long before we knew why. Before a single riff or lyric was written, we started talking about Violence. We always try to write about whatever is in front of us. It’s the only way we know to be authentic. But this time it was staring us right in the eyes and standing too close for comfort. It was a hard couple years and we poured it all into the record. It’s a record about loss, confusion, anger, authenticity, addiction, and the hope that comes from staring right back. We’ve written a lot of records about the importance of celebrating and valuing the beautiful truths but it’s just as important to condemn the ugly ones. There is a time for rejoicing, for resting, for peace, and there is a time for violence. Continue reading »

Apr 022019
 

The first single from the upcoming My Epic EP “Violence” is here! Listen to ‘White Noises’ on Spotify, Apple Music or wherever you listen to music. “Violence”is the second part of the double ep project and will be released on May 10 via Facedown Records. Pre-order your copy today.

Aaron Stone on the new EP

This record named itself long before we knew why. Before a single riff or lyric was written, we started talking about Violence. We always try to write about whatever is in front of us. It’s the only way we know to be authentic. But this time it was staring us right in the eyes and standing too close for comfort. It was a hard couple years and we poured it all into the record. It’s a record about loss, confusion, anger, authenticity, addiction, and the hope that comes from staring right back. We’ve written a lot of records about the importance of celebrating and valuing the beautiful truths but it’s just as important to condemn the ugly ones. There is a time for rejoicing, for resting, for peace, and there is a time for violence. Continue reading »

My Epic – “Ultraviolet” (ep)

 Posted by on July 25, 2018 at 14:07  No Responses »
Jul 252018
 

My Epic has released Ultraviolet, the first of a two part ep concept series exploring faith and things that are too big to be understood with the second part, Violence, to be released in late 2018.

While calling Fredericksburg, VA home for now, My Epic has its roots in North Carolina and trace their beginning as a band under that name to 2005.  In 2006, the band released their first ep, This is Rescue and the first album was in 2008 with I Am Undone being released on Dreamt Music an imprint of Facedown Records.   In 2010, the band released their follow up album, Yet, which saw the band end up on the Heatseekers charts, similar to the follow up, Behold, in 2013.

As projects go, My Epic has taken on dealing with things which are beyond what we can see and know, and things that we do see but can’t fit into our paradigm.  Certainly big questions and from a larger perspective, Ultraviolet seems a perfect fit for one side of the story.  Chiming guitars, layers and layers of sound and atmosphere that seems very far from the worlds of metal or punk.  Vocals are smooth and calming and provide just the right atmosphere for the introspective, questioning  lyrics.  In many ways, this reminds me a bit of some of the ambient black metal projects I love so much, but in this case keyboards, electronic effects, and clean guitars provide the background. Continue reading »

Mar 232018
 

The second installment behind the scenes of My Epic’s “Ultraviolet.” Can be watched below.

“Ultraviolet” will be released on March 30 via Facedown Records, you can listen to the brand new song ‘Of Wilderness’ now, check out the lyric video below.

My Epic’s latest project is actually two projects, a diptych of EPs conceptualized to address a common theme from two different points of view. Dealing with things which are beyond what we can see and know, and things that we do see but can’t fit into our paradigm. Continue reading »