Advent (band)

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Advent
Origin Kernersville, North Carolina, U.S.
Genres Metalcore,[1][2] Christian metal,[1][2] hardcore punk,[2] Christian hardcore[2][3][4]
Years active 2005–2011, 2015-present
Labels Solid State, Bridge 9[5]
Website Advent on Myspace
Members Joe Musten
Mike Rich
Johnny Smrdel
Jordan McGee
Past members Matt Harrison
Chris Ankelein

Advent is a hardcore band from Kernersville, North Carolina. The band featured members of an earlier post-hardcore band named Beloved, and was formed in 2005 after the break of Beloved.[6] The band had released two albums under the label Solid State Records.[7] The band announced in July 2011 that they had disbanded, and held two final shows on September 2 and 3 in South Carolina and North Carolina, respectively.[citation needed] The band, as of 2015, had reunited and is releasing a new album titled, Pain and Suffering.[8] The band has recently signed to Bridge 9.[5] The group has been called "...one of the state's heaviest exports..."[9]

History[edit]

Advent formed in 2005 after the disbanding of Beloved.[2] Members Joe Musten, Johnny Smrdel and Matt Harrison formed the band and added Michael Rich and Chris Ankelein. The band signed to Solid State Records soon after formation then released Remove the Earth in 2008.[10] Harrison departed from the band soon thereafter and the band became a four-piece and performed on the "Stronger Than Hell Tour" with Demon Hunter, The Famine, Oh, Sleeper and the reunited Living Sacrifice.[11] They released Naked and Cold in 2009 before Ankelein departed and was replaced by longtime friend Jordan McGee. On McGee's first show, Musten was not present as he was filming a music video for The Almost.[12] The vocals were done by members of Call to Preserve,[12] the band they were on tour with.[13] The band played shows until 2011 when they announced their disbanding[14][15] with members joining other bands or leaving for work; Musten went on with The Almost, Smrdel started a local business,[16] Rich moved to Portland, Oregon,[12] and McGee joined The Ember Days, Civilian and few others.[12][17]

In 2015, the band reunited, but it was not announced until 2016.[18][19] The band released all of their past demos from their past albums.[20] The band later announced they were releasing a new EP, Pain and suffering, on January 27, 2017.[21] The band later signed to Bridge 9 Records.[22]

Members[edit]

Current

  • Joe Musten (formerly of Beloved and The Almost; also in Torn) – vocals (2004–2011, 2016–present)
  • Mike "Jichael" Rich – guitar (2004–2011, 2016–present)
  • Johnny Smrdel – bass (2004–2011, 2016–present)
  • Jordan McGee – drums (2009–2011, 2016–present)

Former

  • Matt Harrison – guitar (2004–2008)
  • Chris Ankelein – drums (2004–2009)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

EPs

Singles

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sharp, Tyler (June 22, 2013). "The Great Commission releases new song "Sacrifice", Feat. Joe Musten of Advent, announces new album, Cast the First Stone". Mind Equals Blown. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Rother, Ty (April 20, 2010). "Advent - Naked and Cold". Punknews.org. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ Michael. "Advent - Naked and Cold". Scene Point Blank. Retrieved March 5, 2016. 
  4. ^ Fuoco-Karasinski, Christina (September 9, 2009). "Advent Bassist: Naked And Cold is "Not Really a Story. It's a Feeling"". Noisecreep. Retrieved March 17, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b JoshIVM (November 7, 2016). "Advent Signs With Bridge 9 Records". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved November 15, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Jesus Freak Hideout - "Remove the Earth" review". Retrieved August 18, 2009. 
  7. ^ "BandsOnFire - "Naked and Cold" info". Retrieved August 18, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Advent announcement". Facebook. April 9, 2016. Retrieved April 21, 2016. 
  9. ^ Kraus, Brian (January 23, 2017). "Advent (Bridge Nine) assault listeners with 'Pain & Suffering' — exclusive". Alternative Press. Retrieved January 27, 2017. 
  10. ^ Cory (February 13, 2008). "Advent "Remove the Earth"". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Demon Hunter, Living Sacrifice, Advent tour". Lambgoat. February 18, 2008. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  12. ^ a b c d McGee, Jordan (January 5, 2017). "Ep. 4 - Jordan McGee (Advent)". The Local Wave. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Call To Preserve, Advent tour dates". Lambgoat. August 13, 2009. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Advent breaking up". Lambgoat. July 5, 2011. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  15. ^ Jones, Brandon (August 11, 2011). "Advent (Video Interview)". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  16. ^ Musten, Joe (January 23, 2016). "Episode 46 - Joe Musten". Interview with Billy Power. Urban Achiever. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Please Welcome Jordan McGee". December 17, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  18. ^ Sharp, Tyler (March 11, 2016). "Advent reunite". Alternative Press. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Advent reforms, to release new records". Lambgoat. March 11, 2016. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  20. ^ wookubus (March 11, 2016). "Advent To Return With New Album, Share Rare Demos". Theprp. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  21. ^ Beard, Mason (November 17, 2016). "Advent to Release "Pain and Suffering" in January 2017". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  22. ^ Jones, Brandon (November 7, 2016). "Advent Signs With Bridge 9 Records". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Song Premiere: Advent - "Weight of the World"". New Noise Magazine. December 2, 2016. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  24. ^ Jones, Brandon (December 2, 2016). "Advent Premiere Brand New Song "Weight of the World"". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  25. ^ "Advent "Shadow of Death" song premiere". Lambgoat. December 20, 2016. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  26. ^ "Advent Premiere "Shadow of Death"". New Noise Magazine. December 20, 2016. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 

External links[edit]

  • Advent on Facebook
  • Jones, Brandon (September 6, 2009). "Advent". Archived from the original on 2011-09-20. Retrieved 2016-09-13.  . Indie Vision Music. Retrieved on September 12, 2016.
  • "FYA Fest 2016 lineup announced". Lambgoat. September 6, 2016. Retrieved January 21, 2017.