Aethere is proud to release their Tragic Hero Records label debut, “Adrift.” The California death metal band stayed true to their roots and kept this album heavy, all while pushing their limits musically and showcasing their technical growth.
However, the music isn’t the only heavy element of this record. Drummer Josh Slater focused the lyrics on the obstacles he was facing in life as he explained, “Lyrically, none of this was supposed to see the light of day. It’s a journey through the hardest times of my life and the constant struggle of dealing with my depression and anxiety.”
Aethere is excited to show fans the new music and wants listeners to know how important the record is to the band. As Slater shared, “Adrift is more than just an album, it’s all of us in our most raw form. Broken, battered, and bruised; this is Adrift.” Everyone faces obstacles but how we move forward is what defines us. It is clear that Aethere embraces this concept and is excited to portray those feelings to their fans.
Aethere perfectly combines aspects of deathmetal, metalcore, black metal and hardcore into a sound all their own featuring profound vocals and technical guitar. Periphery, After The Burial and The Faceless are several of the band’s influences which contributed to the writing process of their Tragic Hero Records’ debut full length, “Adrift”.
Formed in 2009 when Drummer Josh Slater and former Guitarist Garrett Wasson started playing together and recorded a three-song demo, Aethere started playing shows locally in Northern California and quickly built an impressive fan base. After seeing success on the regional level, the band went into the studio to record their debut full length, “Wave Existence” (Produced by Marcus Wade, released in 2011) They released a music video for the song “Oblivion” and gained a substantial amount of internet presence, breaking 20k views in a little under a months time when it was released.”. The band became students while in the studio of various DIY experiences, and took it upon themselves to take things to the next level on their follow up EP “Demons” (produced by Bob Swanson at Mayhemeness, released in 2012). Aethere continued to play locally, building the brand of the band before heading back into the studio in 2014 to record the “Past and Present” EP.
With various releases under their belt, Aethere began touring nationally and playing the Death Metal festival circuit with such prominent Death Metal acts such as Cattle Decapitation, Psycroptic, and Fallujah to name a few. After getting a great response at the national level, the band was ready to get back into the studio for their next release and solidify the current line-up of with the addition of guitarist Chris Tognetti, Bassist Evan Yoshino and Vocalist Jimbo Patton.
In 2017, Aethere signed to Tragic Hero Records and will release their label debut, “Adrift” (Recorded and Produced by Zach Ohren) on April 28. While one of the heavier bands on the label’s roster, they are a perfect addition to the expanding Tragic Hero Records’ family. The band is confident in their decision that the label is the best home for them, stating, “Tragic Hero is the best fit for us on a professional level, as well as a creative level. Their sincerity and excitement for our musical vision is everything we could ask for and more.”