When I heard “No Remorse” and as soon as the raging guitar and haunting vocals started the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. This was something I hadn’t experienced in a long time. I wanted more; more of these haunting, melodic guitar riffs with the heavy distortion that supported a voice that went from almost operatic to choral to lonely siren.
I had stumbled onto something that I needed to share, music that I needed to announce to my corner of the internet, a band that I wanted show my appreciation to.
Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome…
Heart Avail is a Spokane, Washington, USA based band writing emotional hard rock lending their strength to fans through their deep lyrics and catchy guitar riffs. In 2008, Greg Hanson (guitar) was writing symphonic metal while Aleisha Simpson (vocals) was honing her skills with her acoustic guitar and powerful voice. Their fated meeting occurred online and the pair worked together in perfect unison to create something haunting and new. The group is a culmination of all the best musicians from Aleisha’s past including Mick Barnes on bass and Seamus Gleason on drums.
During the writing process Greg composes guitar melodies for each song and then Aleisha listens for hours to hear the tale that each song has to tell her. Once she can hear the meaning, she can then transcribe it into lyrics and Mick and Seamus can write their parts to complete each track. The band’s influences like Evanescence, Nightwish, and Within Temptation are heard in each aspect of the music from the vocals to the drums.
Their self titled EP is inspired by the loss of loved ones and the release is essentially a therapy session with painful lyrics to relate to those with similar experiences. The EP is slated to be released on December 9, 2016 with distribution by Milagro Records..
Fun Fact: In 2016, Heart Avail performed live at the famed Sundance Film Festival in addition to NAIRMA’s Road to the Red Carpet event.
Aleisha Simpson – Vocals
Greg Hanson – Guitar
Mick Barnes – Bass
Seamus Gleason – Drums
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Aleishaheartavail
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/heartavail
Twitter – twitter.com/aleishas0712
Instagram – instagram.com/aleisha.simpson
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu_0adTXH3NIyyw_b7DlV-A/feed
Reverbnation – https://www.reverbnation.com/heartavail
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