|Origin||Hampton, Virginia, U.S.|
|Genres||Metalcore, djent|
|Labels||Equal Vision (USA), Basick (UK)|
|Associated acts||Sky Eats Airplane, The Amity Affliction, Architects, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Of Mice & Men|
|Past members||Travis Sykes
Glass Cloud is an American metalcore band from Hampton, Virginia formed by Jerry Roush, Joshua Travis, Travis Sykes, and Chad Hasty in late 2011. The band released their debut album, The Royal Thousand on July 10, 2012 via Equal Vision Records in the United States and Basick Records in the United Kingdom. Lead vocalist Roush was formerly the vocalist of Sky Eats Airplane and Of Mice & Men, while Joshua Travis was the guitarist for The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza until 2012. The band's newest album is entitled Perfect War Forever EP, and was released October 22, 2013 via Equal Vision Records.
- 1 History
- 2 Band members
- 3 Discography
- 4 Videography
- 5 Tours
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Jerry Roush had been talking about a new project entitled Glass Cloud for months on his personal Formspring account. In November 2011, It was announced by Roush on the Glass Cloud YouTube account that the members would include bassist/backing vocals James Boswell, and drummer Chad Hasty, both childhood friends of Roush. The band's guitarist was kept as a secret until later, when it was announced Joshua Travis from The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza. It was announced December, 2011 that Equal Vision Records had signed the band and they were currently in the studio, recording their debut album, The Royal Thousand, set for a late spring/early summer release when the label requested dropping James Boswell and adding Travis Sykes.
The Royal Thousand and Tour Activity (2012–2013)
The band released their first single, "White Flag" on YouTube March 2, 2012. The band played their first show at Never Say Never Festival in Mission, Texas March 13, 2012. Their setlist included their recently released single, "White Flag" and other unreleased songs from their upcoming album. Shortly after Never Say Never, the band released singles, "White Flag" and "Counting Sheep" from their upcoming debut album on a double single entitled Glass Cloud – Single via iTunes. In April 2012, it was announced Glass Cloud would be participating in the "Scream It Like You Mean It 2012" tour with bands like Attack Attack!, We Came As Romans, The Acacia Strain, Oceano, amongst others. On July 3, 2012, the band's debut album, The Royal Thousand was released and Glass Cloud performed their CD release show in their hometown. The band appeared on the summer "Scream It Like You Mean It 2012" tour (July–September 2012) as scheduled and also participated in the fall Alternative Press Tour 2012 (October–November 2012). During this tour, the band was involved in a serious accident in Oregon on November 10, 2012 when their tour van and trailer landed on its side due to snowy conditions; fortunately the band emerged with no serious injuries. To begin 2013, the band released their cover of the 1980s hit "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" by Tears For Fears. The song is included on the Take Action Compilation: Volume 11. The band then provided support to Silverstein on the "This Is How The Wind Shifts Tour" (January–March 2013); and participated in the "Road To Metal Fest III Tour" with After the Burial (April 2013), the "Canadian Forgiveness Tour" with Veil of Maya (April–May 2013), and direct support to Volumes (May 2013) on an untitled west coast leg. Glass Cloud single, "Ivy & Wine" was featured as part of Equal Vision Records' "New Sounds 2013, Vol. 2 - EP" compilation via iTunes on April 9, 2013. On May 20, 2013, the band revealed their first European tour providing support to Blessthefall on their "United Kingdom 2013" headliner (October 3–10, 2013) with additional support from Oceans Ate Alaska. They later had to pull out of the European tour due to logistical issues.
Perfect War F∞rever EP, Departure of Chad Hasty and Travis Sykes (2013–current)
On August 6, 2013, vocalist Jerry Roush announced that their upcoming untitled EP was complete, and was recorded at Eleven18 Studios in Chesapeake, Virginia. The band will provide direct support to The Chariot on their "Farewell Tour" (October - November 2013) with other support from Birds in Row, To The Wind, and Rebuker. The band was involved in a serious accident during this tour while in Wyoming (October 30, 2013), however no one was injured. They would go on with the tour sharing The Chariot's transportation. The band announced it would release new music on September 27, 2013 entitled "Perfect War Forever." On September 27, 2013, the band released the single "Trapped Like Rats" and announced Perfect War Forever EP is scheduled for an October 22, 2013 release. The band released the second track from the EP entitled "How To Survive Suicide" via Alternative Press' website on October 11, 2013; and provided direct support to Periphery and Born of Osiris on October 12, 2013 at The Norva in Norfolk, Virginia. This was the first time their new songs were played live. On October 18, 2013, Perfect War Forever EP was streamed in its entirety via GuitarWorld.com. On October 22, 2013, Perfect War Forever EP was released as scheduled, digitally via iTunes and hard copy via the band's website. Alternative Press rated this EP 4/5 stars.
On June 17, 2014, Glass Cloud announced that Travis Sykes and Chad Hasty had left the band. Hasty and Sykes are making progress toward releasing material as a new band, and are currently touring with post-hardcore band Glassjaw. James Boswell was in talks to rejoin but backed out in September 2014.
|Album||Details||Peak chart positions|
|The Royal Thousand||5||42||21|
|EP||Details||Peak chart positions|
|Perfect War Forever||
|2012||Glass Cloud – Single||"White Flag"
|2013||Trapped Like Rats||"Trapped Like Rats"|
- "Ivy & Wine" (2012)
- "If He Dies, He Dies" (2012)
- "She Is Well and Nothing Can Be Ill" (2012)
- Participated in the Road To Metal Fest Tour with iwrestledabearonce, Molotov Solution, and The Greenery (2012).
- Participated in the Scream It Like You Mean It Tour (2012).
- Participated in an Eastern Canada Tour with Texas In July, Onward To Olympus, and One Year Later (2012).
- Participated in the Alternative Press Tour with Miss May I, The Ghost Inside, Like Moths To Flames, The Amity Affliction (2012).
- Participated in the This Is How The Wind Shifts Tour with Silverstein, Like Moths To Flames, Secrets, and Issues (2013).
- Participated in the Volumes Headliner Tour with Volumes, Beyond The Shore (2013)
- Participated in the Road To Metal Fest III Tour with After the Burial (2013).
- Participated in the Canadian Forgiveness Tour with Veil of Maya (2013).
- Provided direct support to The Chariot on their Farewell Tour (2013).
- Pettigrew, Justin (11 November 2013). "Glass Cloud – Perfect War Forever EP". Alternative Press. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
...maybe tech-metalcore unit Glass Cloud should only release mini-LPs.
- "Glass Cloud – Chart History: Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
- "Glass Cloud – Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
- "Glass Cloud – Chart History: Hard Rock Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 6 January 2013.