Sea of Treachery

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Sea of Treachery
Sea of Treachery in 2009.jpg
Background information
Origin Kentucky, United States
Genres Metalcore, Deathcore
Years active 2004–present
Labels Sumerian, BlkHeart Group
Associated acts At Daggers Drawn, Emarosa, All Shall Perish, As Blood Runs Black, Jamie's Elsewhere, At The Throne of Judgment
Website www.myspace.com/seaoftreachery
Members Alex Huffman
Tommy Dalhover
Mike Dalhover
Cory Knight
Jon Wells
Past members Jonas Ladekjaer
Josh Trenkamp
Kevin Butler

Sea of Treachery (formerly known as At Daggers Drawn) is an American metalcore/deathcore band from Hebron, Kentucky formed in 2004. Since forming, they have released three EPs and two full-length studio albums, the first being At Daggers Drawn, which was released on April 29, 2008 on Sumerian Records, and the second being Wonderland, released on December 14, 2010 on Blkheart Group.[1] The digital version of Wonderland, featuring a bonus track, was released January 4, 2011.[2] In early 2012, the band had reformed with the original line-up who were on the At Daggers Drawn record, played a reunion show in Newport, Kentucky, and have also announced more shows around the tri-state area.

Musical Style[edit]

The band showcases many forms of extreme metal in their overall delivery. On At Daggers Drawn, the songs contained elements from metalcore (breakdowns, screamed vocals, etc.), deathcore (blast beats, deep growls, highs, etc.), and post-hardcore (clean vocals, choruses, etc.). Wonderland showed even more musical progression, taking the elements from At Daggers Drawn and combining more technical guitar work and an overall technical song structure. The clean vocals on Wonderland also had more of a rougher, hard rock sound to it than the clean vocals on At Daggers Drawn.

History [edit]

Formation, Sumerian, and At Daggers Drawn (2004-2008)[edit]

Their debut album, At Daggers Drawn, was released April 29, 2008.[3] Prior to this, under the name At Daggers Drawn, the band had released an EP in 2006 entitled All Hope Is Lost and an 11 track CD entitled The First Eulogy. Many of the songs from The First Eulogy were re-released on At Daggers Drawn following a line-up change and subsequent signing to Sumerian Records. All of these early recordings were produced by Joey Sturgis in Connersville, Indiana. After several lineup changes, that included the return of original vocalist, Alex Huffman, the band relocated to San Diego, California. In September 2009, Sumerian dropped Sea of Treachery from the roster after the label had lost confidence in the band.[4] The band began writing their second album while in Southern California.

BlkHeart Group and Wonderland (2008-2012)[edit]

On the June 15, 2009, the band released a demo of the song "Skin Deep" (featuring Johnny Plague of Winds of Plague) on their MySpace. This was followed by another upload of another song (titled "The Comedian Is Dead") on the June 27, 2009. Both of these songs were re-recorded and appear on Wonderland. The album version of "Skin Deep" does not feature Johnny Plague.

On October 7, 2010, the band announced that they had signed to BlkHeart Group and that their second album Wonderland would be released December 14, 2010.[5][6]

In November 2010, BlkHeart Group released the album art for Wonderland and on November 16, the band released the album's first single, "A Lifetime Ago".

On December 3, 2010, the band released a second track from Wonderland, entitled "Who's Winning, You or You?" on their Facebook page.

Although the album was released on December 14, due to difficulties with shipping, it took up to a week for some parts of the country to get it.[citation needed]

Return of Old Line-Up, New EP (2012-Present)[edit]

It was announced on March 17, 2012 that The original Sea of Treachery line up had reformed to write new music and tour.

In April 2012, Sea of Treachery was declared unsigned once again due to BlkHeart Group closing its doors,.[7]

Shortly before the band's scheduled headlining tour in December 2012, brothers Michael and Tommy Dalhover abruptly left the band, which forced the band to scramble to recruit new members. Without enough time to do so, the band was forced to cancel the tour but quickly added Cody Patton and Josh Wells to play drums and guitar, respectively. Both Patton and Wells played their first show with Sea of Treachery in March 2013.

The band has been playing shows since their return. They released a new single, "Palindrome", April 6, 2013, their first release since 2010's Wonderland.[8] The band embarked on their first tour of 2013 in late May.[citation needed]

Members[edit]

Current[9]
  • Alex Huffman - vocals (2004–Present)
  • Jon Wells - bass guitar(2007-2008, 2012–Present)
  • Christian McManama - guitar (formerly a member of empire:Andromeda) (2012–Present)
  • Cody Patton - drums (2013–Present)


Former
  • Josh Wells - guitar (2013)
  • Mike Dalhover - guitar (formerly a member of Pilot Around the Stars and empire:Andromeda) (2007-2008, 2012)
  • Tommy Dalhover - drums (formerly a member of Pilot Around the Stars) (2007-2008, 2012)
  • Cory Knight - guitar (formerly a member of At the Throne of Judgment) (2004-2008, 2012)
  • Chris Patterson clean vocals, bass guitar(formerly a member of Jamie's Elsewhere) (2009)
  • Chris Simmons - rhythm guitar (formerly a member of The Ninth Gate, currently a member of Suffokate) (2009)
  • Adam Pierce- drums, percussion (currently a member of All Shall Perish) (2009)
  • Voice Gajic - lead guitar(2009)
  • Josh Trenkamp - vocals (2008, never recorded with band) (current bassist for Close to Home)
  • Jonas Ladekjaer - lead guitar, clean vocals, keyboards (currently a member of Emarosa) (2006–2007)
  • Kevin Butler - bass guitar, clean vocals (formerly of Casino Madrid) (2009)
  • Jordan Reinhart - guitar (2004–2006)
  • Corey Howell - bass guitar (2004–2007)
  • Cory Baker - drums (2004–2007)
  • Justin Lewis - bass guitar (2005)

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Black Hearts and Burial Shrouds (2005)
  • All Hope is Lost (2006)
  • Album Demos (2006)

Studio albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Misery Business" (Paramore Cover) (2008)
  • "Purging of the Wicked" (2008)
  • "Palindrome" (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "blkheartgroup.com". blkheartgroup.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Wonderland: Sea Of Treachery: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.billboard.com/search/?Nty=1&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallpartial&Ntk=Keyword&Ns=FULL_DATE%7C1&Ne=125&N=129&Ntt=The+Banner&page=2#/album/sea-of-treachery/at-dagger-s-drawn/1119778
  4. ^ "Sumerian Records drops Sea of Treachery | News". Lambgoat. September 24, 2009. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ "blkheartgroup.com". blkheartgroup.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Myspace". Blogs.myspace.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Blkheart Group shuts down | News". Lambgoat. April 16, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Undertowpress.net". Undertowpress.net. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Myspace". Blogs.myspace.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  10. ^ [1][dead link]

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