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AAS abandons religion for infamy

Submitted by on September 13, 2012 – 11:59 amNo Comment

Toronto’s own Abandon All Ships, circa 2006, took the radio waves by storm with their album “Geeving” in 2010 with songs like “Take One Last Breath” and “Megawacko.”

Now the Canadian five-piece metalcore ensemble is back with a new album Infamous, displaying a more distinct and newly evolved sound.

The newest album has a lot more electronic and synthesized music and there may even be an auto-tune or two. They mix thrashed hardcore with harmonic melodies to create an aura of angst and powerful metal sound with a sensitive inner core.

“It’s a different sound. We don’t want to be in a category. We want our music to be its own, not fit in to some genre,” said front man Angelo Aita, sitting with back up vocalist, Martin Broda.

Not unlike their first album, the provocative use of profanity and suggestive language in the newest chapter of AAS is purposely reflective of the exact opposite of being a religious group.

“If everyone was like what they talked about in their music Eminem should be in prison.”

The great debate is settled, the members of AAS have all come to the conclusion that though they are all religious, the band and the music they produce is not.

These guys have a reputation and bad ass sense of style to uphold – their videos being no exception. Their image is one of party animals that like to live a lavish lifestyle yet still keeping it alternative couture, but the reality of it is that they often spend their hours focused on pushing the group forward to better sounds and bigger venues.

“We don’t have spare time anymore. We work, and play music and try to write new songs. We all go over to this guy’s (pointing at Broda) house, and lock ourselves in for as long as it takes to make something.”

When asked the how the lengthy process develops, Broda interjected “It takes a few minutes sometimes and other times it seems to take forever. Either way we’re glad they’re still writing.”

The duo talked about the journey of this group and its successes, but also of their recent setbacks.

In January of last year, former guitarist Kyler Browne left the band and made a public post stating:

“I have left AAS due to my own personal reason’s having nothing to do with anyone in the band personally. The guys are all brothers to me however my heart was not in it anymore. I thank you all for all the love and support and I wish you all the best”

When asked about how this has affected the group, Angelo said that there would never be any animosity towards the three ex-members, especially not Kyler as he had his reasons to leave the group. They remain in contact when they seldom can.

The band is currently touring around the U.S. in the Scream It Like You Mean It tour. There are no upcoming shows in Toronto but keep your eyes, ears and minds open for the next AAS appearance.

Story by Madysun Ball

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