Newly formed metalcore act The Artificials have announced their signing to Tragic Hero Records. The band is composed of former Erra guitarist Alan Rigdon and his wife, Sarah, on vocals.
Rigdon is excited to be a part of the Tragic Hero family once again, stating: “The Artificials are definitely going to bring some variety to Tragic Hero. Being a fresh take on female fronted metal is scary but the risk is in the risk not taken. You won’t hear another band quite like us that’s for sure. We are thankful to be on the Tragic Hero roster!”
In addition to the signing announcement, the band premiered their first single “In The Hollow” which features original ERRA vocalist Garrison Lee. This is Lee’s first musical project/appearance in two years. Rigdon talks about working with his former bandmate, “We wanted to feature Garrison on the single because he has a cult following for his distinct vocals. I’ve kept in contact with him since I left ERRA and we always threw around the idea of featuring him on an Artificials song.”
Rigdon shared what Lee said to him about the song, “He told me, ‘I’ve turned down guest vocals for every band that has asked me to feature on their music because I don’t want my first feature since I’ve been out of the game to be bad but when you asked, I knew it would be sick and I was more than happy to do it.”
The single is off the upcoming album Heart and Rigdon describes it as one of the most personal songs on the record with a very important message, “The meaning behind ‘In the Hollow’ is not giving in to the “American Dream” by settling and living paycheck to paycheck. Life is meant to pursue your passions regardless of circumstance. Our faith and passions drive us to see past the mirage of the norm, keeping us from being hollow.”
The Artificials – “Heart” is available now! Physical Copies: http://www.merchbucket.com/category/THEART.html Merchandise: http://merchnow.com/catalogs/the-artificials Follow the band: https://www.facebook.com/theartificialsmusic/ https://twitter.com/The_Artificials https://www.instagram.com/theartificialsmusic Listen to The Artificials here: https://open.spotify.com/album/7u7jXQ2B0JX7oMNurauTDn https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-hollow-feat.-garrison-lee/id1192026089 https://soundcloud.com/tragicherorecords/in-the-hollow/s-nrmPm https://tragicherorecords.bandcamp.com/track/in-the-hollow-ft-garrison-lee Lyrics: Awaken inside of me a spirit that sets me free Not tied to the things of this earth, but alive where life moves beyond me.