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- March 26, 2012
Less than 18 months ago, German exchange student Marcel Gadacz was still learning his way around the finer points of Australia´s brand of English when he came across the five like-minded individuals that would form a band rising through the ranks of the Australian and International scenes faster than anyone can keep track of. Amongst them was recently migrated American drummer Aaron Fiocca, and guitarist / producer Callan Orr, whose older brother Kevin has been involved with bands like The Getaway Plan and Behind Crimson Eyes. The other three members - keyboardist Daniel Jungwirth, bassist / vocalist Michael McLeod and guitarist Luke Domic, had all just finished stints in local bands and were ready for a fresh start. And thus, the wheels were in motion.
By June 2010, the band had signed with Australia´s premier Alternative Management and Label company UNFD (where they join The Amity Affliction, The Getaway Plan, I Killed the Prom Queen and Deez Nuts, amongst others), and were on their way to joining the national Take Action Australia Tour with US acts Attack Attack and Pierce The Veil.
From there everything just snowballed.
The bands debut "Hope" EP became a worldwide hit, securing the band US co-management with red hot Sacramento-based company The Artery Foundation, and deals throughout the world with Rise Records (US/Europe) and Triple Vision (Japan). They toured with The Amity Affliction, Emmure (US) and Deez Nuts, smashed out one of the most memorable Push Over Festival sets in recent times, and then flew straight to Florida to record their debut full length, Heartbound.
Heartbound is an exceptional debut from a band who has caught the attention of every ear they´ve graced. It´s set to make them the next international success story to come out of Australia, just as Parkway Drive and The Amity Affliction have done in recent years. So how has this all happened so quickly? The answer is simple: listen to HEARTBOUND.