Still Remains' hometown farewell in 2008 show at Skelletones in Grand Rapids, MI.
|Origin||Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.|
|Years active||2002–2008, 2011–present|
|Past members||Steve Hetland
Adrian "Bone" Green
Still Remains is a metalcore band from Grand Rapids, Michigan. They formed out of previous local bands Shades of Amber and Unition. They released two studio albums, Of Love and Lunacy and The Serpent, both to positive reviews, and had minor UK chart success with the single "Dancing with the Enemy". They disbanded in mid-2008, but reunited for one final show in March 2011. In May the band announced that the reunion would be permanent.
In October 2003, Still Remains recorded their EP Dying with a Smile. These are songs that the band had been playing since the fall of 2001. From the beginning, Still Remains were playing at local venues (such as Grand Rapids' Skelletones) to build a name for themselves. A year later, another EP was released, titled If Love Was Born to Die. Still Remains were never a part of the Benchmark Records' roster, however the now defunct label funded the EP.
Shortly after this, the band signed to Roadrunner Records, where they released their debut studio album on May 3, 2005, titled Of Love and Lunacy. The album received mainly positive reviews, and the album spawned two singles, "The Worst Is Yet to Come" and "White Walls". The lead single was played on music channels such as Scuzz and Kerrang. The band toured in support of the album; their first tour of the United Kingdom was on the Roadrunner Records "Roadrage" Tour, alongside on Trivium and 3 Inches of Blood. They also joined Bullet For My Valentine, Aiden and Hawthorne Heights on the Kerrang XXV tour. A few months later they started recording their second album, The Serpent.
The Serpent was released on August 7, 2007. The album saw a change in the vocalist Miller's style, with more melodic singing present than on their previous record. The lead single, "Stay Captive", was played extensively on Scuzz. The second single released was "Dancing with the Enemy", which is also played on music channels. In early fall of 2007, they supported Aiden followed by a November tour supporting Atreyu in the UK. For January and February 2008, they replaced 36 Crazyfists in support of Bullet For My Valentine. Their final tour in the spring of 2008 would be dubbed The Serpent Tour and featured Gwen Stacy, Secret & Whisper, and Catherine.
The band also recorded a cover version of Nine Inch Nails' "Head Like A Hole" for the release High Voltage: A Brief History Of Rock given away free on the cover of the 25th Anniversary Edition of Kerrang! magazine in 2007.
On March 25, 2008, Still Remains posted a blog on their Myspace saying that they would disband in 2008.
|“||Dear Friends, Fans, and Family,
This is a goodbye letter from us to you. We will be seeing most of you again I’m sure but not from on stage. We’ve decided to make this headlining tour our last as Still Remains and Cornerstone Festival our last show. We want to thank all of the wonderful loving people we’ve met in the past few years for being there for us. It’s been an amazing run but we are done for personal reasons. No we don’t hate each other or want to punch each other in the face. It’s just time for us to move on to different things in our lives. Please come see us on our headlining tour and help us go out with a bang! We are extremely excited to see what the future holds for each and every one of us. So keep your eyes and ears open and God Bless!!!!!!
Much Love, TJ, Bone, Mike, Jordan, Steve, and Ben
After Still Remains' 2008 break, T.J. Miller began writing with his new band From the Raven, which consists of members from Ozenza, Apostles, and The Omega Experiment. Ben Schauland joined the glamcore band Blessed by a Broken Heart but left the group shortly afterward. He then joined Steve Hetland in the re-formation of a previous music project called Vindicated. Jordan Whelan and Adrian "Bone" Green formed the band Anthem Alone. Mike Church joined forces with A.J. Barrette to form the band Juleus. Evan Willey joined Apostles, a rock-based metal band. Cameron MacIntosh formed the band Chinook.
Still Remains reunited for Haste the Day's final show on March 11, 2011, at the Egyptian Room at the Old National Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana. The band performed a nine–song set and the lineup consisted of members present during the production of the Of Love and Lunacy album, as well as Adrian "Bone" Green playing drums on select songs. On May 7, the band announced via their official Facebook page that a full reunion is taking place, and they are working on new music.
On January 1, 2012, Still Remains released "Reading Lips", their first song in four years. In March 2013 the band launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the recording of their new full-length album, which is titled Ceasing to Breathe and is due for release on December 17, 2013.
- 2003: Dying with a Smile
- 2004: If Love Was Born to Die
- Other songs
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