It’s been seven months since I Capture Castle first stepped into the studio and began working on their debut full length album ‘Day Dreamer’. Originally scheduled to be completed in early February, the record’s release date was postponed in order to restructure the band’s overall sound. After endless hours of writing, ten brand new songs were chosen to complete the album. With two tracks featuring screamer Marcus Gressman on clean vocals, along with guest vocalists Tyler Carter (of Issues) and Matt Wentworth (of Our Last Night), the band decided to discard any recordings that included James on vocals to avoid the inconsistency and confusion that may arise from having four singers. Here are a few unfinished, raw tracks that were cut from the album.
“It’s hard to walk away from something you love, but it was apparent that the band wanted to take their sound in a different direction. With all of the new backtracking on the album, it wouldn’t be logical for me to stay in the band as a stage prop. I’m just surprised with how things turned out and honestly exhausted from fighting it. I guess it was pretty important to me to be included on this album considering my history with Covendetta. Not to mention how frustrating it is to spend over two years as the singer for a band and have no original recordings to show for it; but hey, that’s just how things pan out. It seemed as though a majority of this transition was influenced by the producer since he believed I was ‘not a hardcore singer’, but I guess everyone’s entitled to their opinion. As for all of you that continue to support me and believe in my ability as a musician, I want to thank you. You are the reason I will never give up on making music. For the time being, I am shifting focus to my acoustic solo project and may return to the hardcore scene at a later time. As for the members in I Capture Castle, I wish them the best of luck.” - James Belliston
Venue: Utah State Fairpark (Ernie Ball Stage)
Time: 11:15 AM
Address: 155 N. 1000 W. Salt Lake City, UT - Get Directions
Lineup: Crown The Empire, Ice Nine Kills, Crossfaith, The Swellers, Echosmith, Art Of Shock, Mighty Mongo, Middle Finger Salute, The City Shakeup, Delta Rose, I Capture Castle, and more
Venue: Club Sound
Time: 6:30 PM
Address: 600 W. 200 S. Salt Lake City, UT - Get Directions
Lineup: The Devil Wears Prada, The Color Morale, I Capture Castle, and The Stranger Beside Me
Cost: $13 (advance) - Get Tickets
Named after the anti-materialistic best-selling novel, American metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada is no newcomer to the music scene. Since the group was formed in 2005, they have released four full-length albums, one DVD, one EP, and seven music videos. Led by an unbreakable vision and an impressive tour history, their latest studio album ‘Dead Throne’ peaked at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts, selling more than 32,000 copies in its first week. With no obvious intention of slowing down, these juggernauts of modern metal are sure to keep us on our toes; both on the dance floor, and in anticipation of what’s soon to come.