Headfirst for Halos & Dear Desolate
Eyes Eat Suns, Fear The United, Refuse the Conformity
Saturday, April 02
Show @ 6:00 PM MDT
Price: $10.00 – $40.00
Ages: All Ages
Headfirst for Halos
Headfirst For Halos is an American rock band from Durham, North Carolina. The band was formed in 2013 when guitarist Alfred Williamson and vocalist Zach Wimberley of “The Blue Suits” starting co-writing material with “The Arcadian Project’s” lead guitarist, Danlee Gildersleeve. The band solidified their line up with Sean Meehan on bass guitar, and quickly brought in drummer Joe Fallon of “The Pulse” to complete the band. The band released their debut E.P. “I See Chaos” in 2014 after signing to South Salem Entertainment. The album’s success quickly showed signs of a rapidly expanding fan-base and a high demand for more material. Fans became highly engaged by their energetic stage performance along with the concept and messages delivered in their songs. The idea of music as a form of self help became increasingly important to all the band members, and they came highly dedicated to spreading their music to as many as would listen, in the hopes that perhaps they could change lives for the better. The act’s name was pulled from the My Chemical Romance song titled “Headfirst For Halos”, which HFFH interpreted to be written about about suicidal thoughts and having trouble dealing aforementioned thoughts. Headfirst has incorporated this message into their own music, and encourage those who listen to Headfirst’s music to know they are never alone; they are a part of the Headfirst family, and they are loved and appreciated. In March of 2015, with the incredible financial support of their fanbase in the form of a successful Kickstarter campaign, the 5-piece act road-tripped to Cleveland, Ohio to record their new material for “Battle Not with Monsters” at Crushtone Studios. The band, through their connections in South Salem, worked with multi-platinum producer Jim Wirt (Incubus, Fiona Apple, Something Corporate) to engineer and mix the songs for their follow up album “Battle Not With Monsters”. Headfirst then sent the tracks to John Naclerio (Brand New, My Chemical Romance, Armor For Sleep), owner of Broken-English Records and Nada Recording Studios in New Windsor, New York. (In an interesting collusion of events, Naclerio is credited for the production of MCR’s track Headfirst For Halos.) Upon their return to NC, fresh from recording “Battle Not With Monsters”, Headfirst was selling out venues in cities across the Carolinas. The band opened for The Ataris on the “Blue Skies, Broken Heart Tour” where they shared the stage with frontman Kris Roe once again. The band headlined a handful of shows, even as they started setting locations and mapping out the scenes with director Kenny Stern for their debut music video for the album’s first single, “The Final Hour”. The video was set to be released two weeks prior to the album’s release show being held at the Cat’s Cradle. After the release of “Battle Not With Monsters”, Headfirst for Halos has plans to tour on the national level, bringing their new music to new fans across the southeastern United States. Be sure to catch them live!