Identity on Fire

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Identity on Fire
Identity On Fire Cover.jpg
Studio album by A Skylit Drive
Released February 15, 2011 (2011-02-15)
Recorded July–October 2010, @ Maple Studios, Orange County, California
Genre Post-hardcore,[1][2] screamo,[1][2] metalcore[1]
Length 41:16
Label Fearless/Hassle
Producer Cameron Webb
A Skylit Drive chronology
Adelphia
(2009)Adelphia2009
Identity on Fire
(2011)
Rise
(2013)Rise2013
Singles from Identity on Fire
  1. "XO Skeleton"
    Released: January 10, 2011[3]
  2. "Too Little Too Late"
    Released: January 24, 2011[4]
  3. "Ex Marks the Spot"
    Released: February 15, 2011[5]

Identity on Fire is the third studio album by American post-hardcore band A Skylit Drive, released on February 15, 2011.[6]

Production and recording[edit]

On his Formspring account, Jagmin predicted that A Skylit Drive would begin writing and recording a follow-up to Adelphia during Summer 2010. He also suggested that the album would see an early 2011 release.[7]

In February 2010 Hassle Records published on their web site "We have new recruits to the Hassle Records family, please welcome A Skylit Drive with open arms... Fresh out of California, A Skylit Drive have been together in their current line-up since 2007 and have been touring their unique brand of metalcore across the US. We released their second album Adelphia in October and the UK joined the ever growing A Skylit Drive bandwagon. Catch the band on the rapidly selling out UK / Europe tour with Alesana in April."[8]

The band announced via MySpace that on May 29, 2010, the band Desires of Sires will debut on their Adelphia tour. Recently, Michael Jagmin hinted on Twitter that A Skylit Drive is currently writing new material.[9] A Skylit Drive is recording new demos. The band's Myspace layout changed in July 2010 with a new message saying that A Skylit Drive was in the studio recording a new album with Cameron Webb for early 2011.[10][11]

According to the band's Twitter account they have finished recording the new album. According to Nick's Twitter, a twitpic of a promotional poster confirms their upcoming album's name Identity On Fire which is to be released sometime in February 2011.

On November 15, 2010, the band reveals cover art from the album and confirmed the production for Cameron Webb (Silverstein, Flyleaf, 30 Seconds To Mars).[12] One song of the new album will be called "Ex Marks the Spot". According to Jag's Twitter it's his favorite song of the new record.[13] On December 7, 2010, the band announced the track listing for the album and a date set on February 15, 2011. On January 5, 2011 via Twitter Michael Jagmin announced a new song coming out on January 11.

"XO Skeleton" was released online January 11 on the band's Facebook page.

The second single and music video for Too Little Too late premiered on January 24 on iTunes. The third official single "Ex Marks the Spot" was released the same day as the album, February 15.[14] The song is also available for download in the Rock Band Network on Xbox 360 for 160MSP. It features vocal harmonies and pro keys.

On February 10 the album began streaming on PureVolume.com.[15]

The album debuted at number 98 on the Billboard 200.

It's the last album to feature original lead guitarist Joey Wilson who left the band in 2012.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Michael Jagmin and Nick Miller.

No. Title Length
1. "Carry the Broken" 1:23
2. "Too Little Too Late" 3:11
3. "XO Skeleton" 3:31
4. "Conscience Is a Killer" 3:55
5. "Ex Marks the Spot" 4:35
6. "The Cali Buds" 3:38
7. "Your Mistake" 3:48
8. "Fuck the System" 2:57
9. "500 Days of Bummer" 4:22
10. "Tempt Me, Temptation" 3:29
11. "Identity on Fire" 4:18
12. "If You Lived Here You'd Be Home" 4:10
Total length: 41:16
iTunes Edition Bonus Tracks
No. Title Length
13. "Black and Blue" 2:14
14. "400 Foot Robots" 3:43
15. "Too Little Too Late" (Music Video) 3:14

Charts[edit]

Charts Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 98
U.S. Billboard Rock Albums 26
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 15
U.S. Billboard Alternative Albums 16

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]