Along Came A Spider
Produced by Don DeBiase (Modern Day Escape, Beneath The Sky, For All Those Sleeping) the record definitively showcases the extremes of evolution one rising group can undertake within a year. It's a progression embraced by ACAS' strong fan base since formation in 2009. Call it a new chapter; fitting for an album that tells a different tale within every song.
The band always keeps a busy schedule, an ethos that includes passes through numerous states, festival appearances and support slots alongside Haste The Day, Story of the Year, Memphis May Fire, In Fear & Faith, Motionless In White, Asking Alexandria, I See Stars, Chiodos, A Skylit Drive, Suicide Silence, Adestria, Dance Gavin Dance, My Ticket Home, Affiance, Salt The Wound, Ventana, Casino Madrid, The Word Alive, City Lights, The Bunny The Bear, Stick To Your Guns, and more. ACAS has also gained notoriety for their comedic web series and energetic demeanor. This is an outfit with a reputation for thrilling performance, a penchant for moving around A LOT. They enjoy a rare camaraderie with their fans, affectionately known as Arachnids.
Named after a novel, it is only appropriate to narrate the most recent ACAS chronicle as follows. In January 2011, the band released an EP that spawned sensible Internet buzz and even got a nod from Tom Denney of A Day To Remember fame. Many revisions to the story occurred within the subsequent twelve months. Most notably, founding member Justin Sobota re-shaped the entire line-up. In doing so, they organically became a family. Sobota's distinct guitar rhythms formed the core of ACAS' sound. He then found five new members who shared the same dream and drive to make music a career. John Calo on bass, Luke Fockler on lead guitar, Tony Castillo on drums, and “Jolly” Joel Sedlak on key board would be the new era of ACAS for the future. All immensely talented at each of their instruments but something was still missing. It wasn’t until the addition of lead singer Jamie Miller that the band found the final key for the sound they were looking for.
Seemingly, Along Came A Spider has found their voice... one that includes their trademark blend of infectiously catchy hooks with attacking verses, massive breakdowns and intricate guitar harmonies. Add in a dash of keyboards, driving percussion and bass, and those aforementioned soaring vocals, and you can map out the course the band has set sail.
Hailing from the home of Rock and Roll, this group may have just been handed the torch. In October 2012 the band had signed with indie record label Standby Records. With a label now backing the band, The long anticipated release of their newly recorded full length album entitled “If We Were Normal Men” was finally put into production. The band soon released a lyric video shortly after for the song “Inside The Kill Room”. The band has been on the rise, and is continuing to climb out of the Cleveland scene to establish them as a national touring act. Tours are being booked, fans are growing, and word is getting out. Are you ready for the new ACAS?