How I joined the band: Me and Matt knew each other on a social media website, we were both searching musicians in order to start a metalcore band.
We started the band back in 2016, quickly adding all the other members during the months that followed the band’s creation.
Gear & endorsements: Pearl drums and hardware, Sabian Cymbals, Pro-Mark drumsticks, Sony headphones, Shure earphones, Electrovoice microphones.
Drummers and Singers whom I’ve been inspired by: Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan was the reason why I started to play drums, my main inspiration when drumming.
I have a lot of favourite bands, but the main ones are surely Avenged Sevenfold and Iron Maiden.
How I joined the band: I got in touch with Matt through a common friend and I was very excited to join the band.
Gear & endorsements: Shure microphones
Singers and lyricist whom I’ve been inspired by: Caleb Shomo (Beartooth), Mitch Lucker (Suicide Silence), Mikael Arkefeldt (Opeth).
How I joined the band: Alex contacted me and asked me if I’d like to join the band and I said yes, of course! Me, Alex and Matt started to write the first demos and songs.
Gear & endorsements: LTD guitars, ernieball strings, dunlop picks, marshall amps, x-vive wireless system.
Guitarists whom I’ve been inspired by: Kirk Hammett (Metallica), David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Matt Heafy (Trivium).
How I joined the band:
In 2016, Alex and I wrote to each other on a social media website. We met, we created “Tonight We Stand” and we started to look for the other members.
After few months, the band line up was completed!
Gear & endorsements: Fender jazz bass mordern player, ernieball strings, dunlop picks, beyer-dynamic microphone.
Bassists whom I’ve been inspired by: Tomasz Wròblewski (Behemoth), Aaron Pauley (Of Mice & Men).
How I joined the band: Previously I had a rock background, but, when Matt asked me to join the band, I wanted to experience and play metal music.
Gear & endorsements: Fender guitars
Guitarists whom I’ve been inspired by: Paul Gilbert, Gary Moore, Steve Stevens, Eddie Van Halen
Tonight We Stand is a 5-piece melodic-metalcore act from Venice, Italy. Each member of the band comes from different music influences, ranging from Avenged Sevenfold to Trivium. In this way the sound of their songs is really particular, creating a unique form of metalcore music. Their unique sound can be heard already in their debut EP “Redemption” where all the songs combine melody driven guitar attacks, sing-a-long epic melodies, catchy choruses, all blended with old school metalcore power. The title “Redemption” was chosen for the common themes of their songs contained in the EP: the never-ending battle between life and death, good and bad, people who face their everyday problems in their life and has the power to redeem themselves, to fight back, to stand up. The EP starts with the self titled intro “Redemption” which has a slowly, almost acoustic start but keeps growing until melodic guitars come in and stays in all their greatness until the end of the intro where they prepare the path for the next song “Dear Downfall” which has some amazing melodies to it that really do get the listener involved, particularly during the chorus, where also there are great harsh vocals, really adding to it. Then it comes the single of the EP, “Invisible Enemies”, where a melody driven intro opens up the song where it contains some amazing instrumentals, with great drumming and riffs that are bound to get some heads banging. The vocal work is top notch, with great screaming and powerful clean singing. The EP ends with the “maiden-esque ballad track” Cross The Nile, the most particular song of the EP, which has an egyptian-era sound in it mixed with a powerful breakdown and catchy solos. Tonight We Stand is ready to make their own way into the so-called modern metal scene with its unique sound, never meant to be the “clone” of somebody else. The EP “Redemption” was recorded and mixed at Solid Ground Recording Studio (Italy) in September 2016, mastering was made by Andrea Fusini (Fusix Studio, Italy). The band signed in December 2016 with the record label Sliptrick Records. Redemption was released in January 2017, physical distribution started from february 2017 under Sliptrick Records. At the end of November 2017, Tonight We Stand released, with a new music video, their new single “I Will Rise, You’ll Fade Away”. The song opens the gates for what to expect from their upcoming debut album. Tonight We Stand already started to play in international venues and festivals around Europe (such as Tapper Klub in Estonia, Nabaklab in Latvia, Re:Public club in Belarus, Bingo Club in Ukraine, Dissonance Festival in Italy etc..) and shared the stage with international acts (such as “Our Last Night”, “I Set My Friends On Fire”, Extrema, Bleed From Within etc..). And this is just the beginning; the band can already count on a thick and loyal army of fans. The band’s focus of “straight to the point music” is really the selling point, not messing around with pointless stuff, just being great metal music to sing along to and bang your head to. Things couldn’t look brighter on the “Tonight We Stand” path.