Father Before Me provides an interesting mashup of heavy metal and pop-punk.
“This is definitely a new take on a familiar sound. It’s the challenge chapter for me from a personal perspective. It’s a testament to the mountains I’ve had to climb. ”
Established in 2019, progressive skate-punk band Father Before Me is the passion project of NYC based musician Elijah Catrone. To honor his late father, Elijah founded Father Before Me as a way to pay respect to those who came before us, show gratitude to those with us, and pave the way for those to come.
Drawing on his years of experience as a songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, bassist and drummer, Elijah entered Atrium Audio to work with renowned producers Grant MacFarland and Carson Slovak (August Burns Red, Carousel Kings) to record the debut EP “Emerald.” Inspired by an eclectic assortment of legendary bands such as Iron Maiden, Sublime and Bayside, Father Before Me blends catchy heavy metal riffs, fast-paced skate punk rhythms and progressive instrumentation.
Off the momentum of their successful debut EP, “Emerald,” Father Before Me barrels ahead with a no-holds-barred attitude towards making, “Ruby,” due June 2021. The sophomore EP kicks off with the first single “Until Lambs Become Lions” an anthem to giving life your all and seeking a way from the dark. The challenges are here, and we must rise to meet them. Even in the darkest of times the light still shines twice as bright.
Influences: Bayside, Iron Maiden, Blink-182, He is Legend, Rise Against, Mute , NOFX, Bad Religion, Cacophony, Children of Bodom
Available on all streaming platforms June 25th, 2021!
Behind the Veil
Until Lambs Become Lions
Under New Kingdoms
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