Heartsick "Sleep Cycles" Album Release

The Loft Presents

Heartsick "Sleep Cycles" Album Release

Of Virtue, Assume Nothing, Biffy The Beat Slayer, Greywalker, Some People's Kids, Foxbat, In Ghosts, Lifecurse, Low Graves

Fri, February 1, 2019

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$10.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages

Come celebrate the release of Heartsick's new album "Sleep Cycles" with a non-stop night of metal and hardcore!

General admission and VIP tickets available. The VIP package includes:

VIP Package Includes:

• Stickers from all bands playing

• Copy of Backstage Pass Magazine

• A signed copy of Heartsick CD with bonus tracks

• Limited Edition Poster

• 10% off coupon for merch from any band

• Custom guitar picks from Heartsick

The FIRST 50 to purchase tickets also will get a commemorative exclusive Heartsick tour pass

Heartsick
Heartsick
Heartsick is regarded as one of the hardest working bands in the Midwest metal scene with a rapidly growing fan base all across the United States and thousands of diehard fans in the Midwest they are quickly becoming the band to look out for in 2015. Ever since they formed in Lansing, they have graduated from local hometown shows to a touring force to be reckoned with and participating on major festivals across the US playing over 1,500 shows since the band's start in 2000.

Heartsick has made their presence known the old fashioned way blood, sweat, and a work ethic matched by few in the industry. Treating every show as if it was their last and every fan as if it was their first. After years of touring and playing under the name Know Lyfe the band has evolved still keeping its core sound and member vocalist Alfonso Civile, guitarist Jerred Pruneau, drummer Nico Killips, and bassist Waylon Fox.

With a new name and a new highly anticipated follow up record to 2011 "Empire Of Wolves," Heartsick is poised to explode beyond the borders of the Midwest and has already begun a new legendary chapter in their already legendary career.
Of Virtue
Of Virtue
For all those who have been longing for a way to express their innermost hidden fears, secrets, and desires - Of Virtue reaches out and hopes to be a voice in musical form. Using a combination of soaring melodies and heavy-hearted screams the band strives to welcome listeners attempting to answer a fundamental question: “What defines you?”

Formed in Lansing, Michigan in 2009 with the concept of bringing positivity to their listeners, Of Virtue came out strong with their 2009 EP “To Breathe Again”. It was this which catapulted them into the ears of many of listeners eager for something new, something real. Knowing that they had captured the attention of a fan-base within an exhausted genre, their first full album, “Heartsounds” helped define a message of inspiring people across the globe to find their passion through Of Virtue's music. This release led to extensive live performances nationwide with bands ranging from Bring Me the Horizon and Architects to Smash Your Enemies and Lorna Shore. The band followed in 2012 with “Learn/Love”, a limited release EP, which sold out almost immediately. In 2015, Of Virtue added more power to their sound via the release, “Salvation”, an album which has grown to be a staple for the band's sound. Later in 2017, the band released a stand-alone single, “Ghost Town,” and quickly added it to their live show only to be met with.

Of Virtue continues touring constantly to bring its sound to as many people live as possible. They have performed in the majority of states in the Continental U.S, in 12 countries in Europe and beyond. They have sold music and merchandise to over 50 countries across 6 continents. They have played several major heavy music festivals including Warped Tour, Cornerstone, JAMboree, Bled Fest, and Rockapalooza. Hot Topic awarded them the Band Grand prize in 2010 and the Earn It Yourself tour, which put them on the Kevin Says Stage at Warped Tour Detroit in 2011. Of Virtue have built a reputation an unmatched act supporting such bands Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice and Men, Every Time I Die, The Ghost Inside, For Today, Architects, and many others. The band has no plans to stop or slow down soon, on the contrary.​

Of Virtue is Tyler Ennis (Vocalist), Damon Tate (Guitarist), Michael Valadez (Guitarist), Jon Fox (Bassist), and Ryan Wilkinson (Drummer).
Assume Nothing
Assume Nothing
Lansing-based metal band Assume Nothing was formed in 2009. Since then, they've taken their dark, ambient, atmospheric sound on the road, playing sold-out shows across Michigan and opening for acts such Shinedown, Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria and more. Assume Nothing is a two-time Homegrown Throwdown finalist, landing a third place finish in 2017.

Assume Nothing is Riley Roush (vocals/guitar), Derek McClung (guitar/vocals), Tristan Miller (drums) and Nick Johnson (bass).
Biffy The Beat Slayer
Biffy The Beat Slayer
Forged in the fires of gig vans and whiskey bottles, Biffy The Beat Slayer's got a tale to tell, and he ain't afraid to tell it. With the Mux Crew in tow, Biff put a mic in his fist and hit the stage, earning his due the hard way. No biases, no bullshit. He pulls influences from every direction, and aims them right between your eyes.
Greywalker
Greywalker
Greywalker is an american melodic death metal band from Pittsburgh, PA. In early 2015 they recorded a new album titled "Beyond All Mortal" with Matt Very at Very Tight Recordings and self-released it June 30th 2015.

"Beyond All Mortal" is currently available on both digital and physical formats through iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, BigCartel, Spotify, Google Play, Rdio, Deezer, Tidal, Beats/MediaNet, and Apple Music.

Greywalker are currently playing shows in support of "Beyond All Mortal" and working on new material for 2016.

Keep on headbanging.
Some People's Kids
Some People's Kids
Some People's Kids are tomorrow's pop/punk rock prodigies! We're the very best rebel rockers around, all summoned to the same place in time and space with a singular purpose in mind...to rock your hearts and roll your eyes! So lend us your ears to listen and we'll fill them with the music that you've been missin'. Be sure to hop on the bandwagon before it leaves, because all roads lead out of town!
Foxbat
Foxbat
In Ghosts
In Ghosts
Music has always provided a way of dealing with frustration, with anger. It's a way to battle depression and anxiety, fear, and doubt. It's our way to speak out about what is felt to be wrong, what is felt to be unfair.

In 2015, InGhosts released their debut full-length record "Still Breathing" to fulfill all of these needs. From speaking to the need of music and the community alike in "Home" to surviving the battle wihtin yourself and suppression in the title track "Everon" vocalist Tyrus Denton leaves nothing behind closed doors.

The album was produced by Josh Schroeder (King 810, The Plot in You, The Color Morale, In Hearts Wake) who pushed the guys to their limits in every way possible to make the project everything they needed it to be at the time.

More recently. InGhosts paid Josh another visit to give "Still Breathing" a facelift for the Deluxe release. This combined with some B-Sides from previous work with Joey Sturgis and a challenging cover of Maroon 5's hit "Animals" makes the revised copy a must have for any Post-Hardcore friend.

New things are always on the horizon, until then come out and see them on the road!
Lifecurse
Lifecurse
Heavy music is like a shark--bloodthirsty, violent--but more importantly, driven by progression. The second bands stagnate and lose momentum, they sink to the murky depths of the listener's mind, only to be rediscovered by whims of nostalgia years later. Fortunately for Asheville, North Carolina's Lifecurse, stagnation is neither a word in their vocabulary or a concept they are familiar with. Originating in 2010, Lifecurse have practically defined the pinnacle of metalcore progression, expertly blending erratic, energetic heaviness with ethereality and riff-friendly technicality. What's more? As times change and more and more bands are thinking out of the box, Lifecurse is far from afraid to delve into the darkest corners metal, hardcore and deathcore have to offer, never backing away from an opportunity to push the envelope further.

Since their formation in early 2010, Lifecurse have left no stone unturned. Independently releasing two full length studio albums and distributing thousands of copies to fans across the country, the band's work ethic is admirable to say the least; providing full musical experiences where their peers are satisfied with brief EPs and single releases. Their devotion to their fans and fellow heavy music enthusiasts is also displayed by their incessant tour schedule. Planning and executing many of their own small excursions throughout 2012 and 2013 to support their sophomore release, Elysium, the band got their first big break as direct support for the legendary Norma Jean on their nationwide tour in 2014. Lifecurse's impressive resume doesn't end there--the band have acted as regional support for such genre-defining giants as The Ghost Inside, The Acacia Strain, All that Remains and Battlecross among several others. Since then, Lifecurse have receded from the public eye, planning tours and festivals, as well as writing and recording their third LP, The Wolf You Feed, an immense concept album spanning two discs. Adding a thick layer of icing to their already impressive cake of two full-length releases, The Wolf You Feed is sure to be the latest and greatest product from a band that has never slowed down in their constant push to deliver fresh and furious music to their fans.

Between touring the country, writing and recording immense, diverse and dynamic hit albums and playing countless local benefit shows for charities and charitable causes, Lifecurse are the "do or die" mentality come to life. With The Wolf You Feed set for a Spring 2017 release, and tours to support it, it's only a matter of time before this North Carolinian quintet devours your local scene.
Low Graves
Low Graves
Venue Information:
The Loft.
414 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI, 48933
http://theloftlansing.com/