The heavy metal band All That Remains has become widely popular since their start in Springfield, Mass. in 1998.
All That Remains will be performing at 7 p.m. tonight at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. The band is performing as part of a tour sponsored by Monster Energy Drinks and the show will also include the bands Volbeat, HIM and Airbourne.
What is interesting about this tour is that these bands are all from different countries. Volbeat is from Denmark, HIM from Finland, Airbourne from Australia and All That Remains from the U.S. According to the U.S. Cellular Coliseum’s website, “Monster Energy’s Rock Allegiance Tour will bring American audiences the very best that rock music as a whole has to offer, with a decidedly international feel.”
All That Remains is made up by Philip Labonte on vocals, Mike Martin and Oli Herbert on guitar, Jeanne Sagan on bass and Jason Costa on drums. Since their formation, the band has sold nearly 800,000 records worldwide through their record label Razor and Tie.
They have released six studio albums, their latest being “A War You Cannot Win” released on Nov. 6, 2012. On the band’s Facebook page, the lead singer, Labonte, said about their latest album, “The most important thing is people can pull from the music what they want.” This album has become their most popular thus far. The band is continuing to grow in popularity.
The band is currently on tour until October, and students are looking forward to the appearance they will make at ISU. For some students, this is not the first time they have seen All That Remains.
“I loved it! Their singer is just an amazing front man and knows how to get the crowd involved. It makes it a lot more fun when the band interacts with the crowd”, Senior Dino Scavelli said.
Scavelli has been a fan of the band for about seven years now, and enjoyed the last live show he saw.
Although heavy metal is not for everyone, the rock music component is enjoyable for many, and the international twist with this performance will open up the audience to something new.
For students who are hoping to continue keeping up with the band, or just want to know more about them, All That Remains has a Facebook page that is detailed with songs, merchandise, upcoming dates and other various announcements.
Along with Facebook, the band has its own website with more about the band members, music and previous albums. Their songs can be found on most music sites including Spotify and iTunes.
If students are interested in checking out the upcoming show for All That Remains, tickets are on sale at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum Box Office, Ticketmaster and certain Walmart locations. Tickets are either $47.50 or $32.00 depending on seating, and have been on sale since May 31. For more information visit the U.S. Cellular Coliseum website, or All That Remains various web pages.