Collide with the Sky

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Collide with the Sky
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Studio album by Pierce the Veil
Released July 17, 2012 (2012-07-17)
Recorded February 2012 (2012-02) – April 2012 (2012-04)
Studio House of Loud, Elmwood Park, New Jersey
Genre Post-hardcore[1]
Length 46:06
Label Fearless
Producer
Pierce the Veil chronology
Selfish Machines
(2010)
Collide with the Sky
(2012)
This Is a Wasteland
(2013)
Singles from Collide with the Sky
  1. "King for a Day"
    Released: June 5, 2012
  2. "Bulls in the Bronx"
    Released: June 26, 2012
  3. "Hell Above"
    Released: December 21, 2012

Collide with the Sky is the third studio album by American rock band Pierce the Veil, released on July 17, 2012.

Composition[edit]

According to vocalist/rhythm guitarist Vic Fuentes, "King for a Day" is about "standing up to the people who think they are better than you, or try to take advantage of you."[2] He added that he "felt like I wasn’t cool enough, or good enough, for some people. It’s a very angry song in retaliation to these bottled-up thoughts and emotions".[2]

Album art[edit]

According to Fuentes, "The theme to the album artwork is 'jumping off of the ground that is breaking beneath you.' The idea is to inspire hope amongst the chaos that may be happening around you. If the ground was breaking beneath your feet, your first reaction may be to run and jump to safety, and it's that moment where you are suspended in the air that I am focusing on. A still frame where you're not sure if the person is falling or flying. It's about freeing yourself from the things that are breaking or falling apart in your life, and inspiring a sense of hope from the desperation." [3]

Release[edit]

It is the band's first release on Fearless Records, as their previous two albums were released on Equal Vision Records. It was made available for pre-order through Merchnow on June 6, 2012. The band touring as part of the 2012 Warped Tour throughout July and August The album's first single, "King for a Day", was released on June 5, 2012. It features Kellin Quinn of Sleeping with Sirens as a guest vocalist.[4] "Bulls in the Bronx" was chosen as the second single and released on June 26, 2012. On August 6, the band released a music video for "King for a Day". The video features the band "taking down the bad guy and getting back at him for treating us poorly", according to Fuentes.[2] Preciado came up with this idea "because he’d always wanted to do a ‘heist’."[2]

They went on their first ever headlining UK tour in September. In October and November, the band went on the headlining Collide with the Sky Tour in the US with support from Sleeping with Sirens, Tonight Alive and Hands Like Houses.[5] On December 21, "Hell Above" was released as a single, along with a live music video. In February and March 2013, the band performed at Soundwave festival in Australia.[6] In April and May, the band went on the Spring Fever tour, a co-headlining North America tour with All Time Low, with support from Mayday Parade and You Me at Six.[7] In September and October, the band supported A Day to Remember on the House Party tour in the US.[8]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Alternative Press 4/5 stars
Big Cheese 3/5 stars[9]
Rocksound 7/10 stars[1]
Rockfreaks.net 7.5/10 stars[10]
Kerrang! KKKK[citation needed]

The album entered the U.S. Billboard 200 at number 12, selling over 27,000 copies in its debut week.[11] The album has sold over 120,000 copies as of May 2013.[12] As of March 2016, the album has sold nearly 350,000 copies.[13] In October 2016, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for combined sales and album-equivalent units of over 500,000 units.

The album has been received well by critics. Alternative Press rated the album 4/5 stars saying "Collide with the Sky is PTV's best work to date". They praised the album for the power pop hooks on "Props & Mayhem", saying that you should download "Tangled in the Great Escape". AbsolutePunk commented that the album is "sure to continue Pierce the Veil's steady ascent to the top of their league", concluding that "[it] proves Pierce the Veil are seemingly still one step ahead of everyone else when it comes to concocting energetic slices of post-hardcore and that they won’t be dropping the ball any time soon."

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Vic Fuentes and Mike Fuentes, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "May These Noises Startle You in Your Sleep Tonight" 1:22
2. "Hell Above" 3:37
3. "A Match into Water" 3:33
4. "King for a Day" (featuring Kellin Quinn of Sleeping with Sirens) 3:57
5. "Bulls in the Bronx" (V. Fuentes, M. Fuentes, Jaime Preciado, Tony Perry) 4:28
6. "Props & Mayhem" 3:38
7. "Tangled in the Great Escape" (featuring Jason Aalon Butler of Letlive.) 5:57
8. "I'm Low on Gas and You Need a Jacket" 4:12
9. "The First Punch" (V. Fuentes, M. Fuentes, Tom Denney) 3:26
10. "One Hundred Sleepless Nights" (V. Fuentes, M. Fuentes, Preciado, Perry) 3:42
11. "Stained Glass Eyes and Colorful Tears" 3:39
12. "Hold on Till May" (featuring Lindsey Stamey of Oh No Fiasco) 4:39
Total length: 46:10
Bonus tracks

Personnel[edit]

Personnel per digital booklet.[14]

Chart positions[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[27] Gold 500,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
United Kingdom[28] July 16, 2012 Fearless
Worldwide[28] July 17, 2012

References[edit]

Citations

  1. ^ a b Sayce, Rob (July 16, 2012). "Pierce The Veil - Collide With The Sky | Reviews | Rock Sound". Rocksound.tv. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d McMahon ed. 2015, p. 15
  3. ^ http://tumblr.piercetheveil.net/post/23235080713/hey-yall-vic-here-so-its-been-a-long-and-in
  4. ^ Yancey, Bryne (May 25, 2012). "Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens) guests on new Pierce The Veil single - Alternative Press". Altpress.com. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ Bird, Michele (August 6, 2012). "Pierce The Veil announce 'Collide With The Sky' tour". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved December 17, 2017. 
  6. ^ Sam (August 8, 2012). "Metallica, Linkin Park, Paramore, Blink-182 and more for Soundwave 2013!". Kerrang!. Archived from the original on October 13, 2012. Retrieved June 12, 2017. 
  7. ^ Whitt, Cassie (January 7, 2013). "Pierce The Veil and All Time Low announce co-headlining tour dates; YMAS, Mayday Parade to support". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved June 12, 2017. 
  8. ^ Whitt, Cassie (July 23, 2013). "A Day To Remember announce tour with Pierce The Veil and All Time Low". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved June 12, 2017. 
  9. ^ Angell, Sarah (July 16, 2012). "Pierce The Veil - Collide With The Sky | Album Reviews | Big Cheese Magazine - punk, metal and rock music news, reviews, interviews and more". Big Cheese Magazine. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  10. ^ TL (August 25, 2012). "Pierce The Veil - Collide With The Sky". Rockfreaks.net. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  11. ^ Kaufman, Gil (July 25, 2012). "Life Is Good For Nas Atop Billboard Charts - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV.com. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Pierce the Veil Give Inside Look at 'Bulls in the Bronx': Exclusive Video". Billboard. 
  13. ^ "PIERCE THE VEIL To Release 'Misadventures' Album In May". Blabbermouth. March 18, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  14. ^ Collide with the Sky (Digital booklet). Pierce the Veil. Fearless. 2012. p. 6. 
  15. ^ "2012 Top 40 Independent Albums Archive 28th July 2012". Official Charts. July 28, 2012. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  16. ^ "2012 Top 40 Rock & Metal Albums Archive 28th July 2012". Official Charts. July 28, 2012. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Pierce the Veil Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  18. ^ "Pierce the Veil Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  19. ^ "Pierce the Veil Chart History (Digital Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  20. ^ "Pierce the Veil Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  21. ^ "Pierce the Veil Chart History (Top Catalog Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  22. ^ "Pierce the Veil Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  23. ^ "Pierce the Veil Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  24. ^ "2012 Year End Charts - Hard Rock Albums". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  25. ^ "2013 Year End Charts - Hard Rock Albums". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  26. ^ "2014 Year End Charts - Hard Rock Albums". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  27. ^ "American album certifications – Pierce the Veil – Collide with the Sky". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  28. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 5, 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 

Sources

  • McMahon, James, ed. (April 11, 2015). "Rock 100: Kings for a Year!". Kerrang!. London: Bauer Media Group (1563). ISSN 0262-6624. 

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