Palisades (band)

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Palisades in Lawrence 2016.jpg
Palisades in 2016.
Background information
Origin Iselin, New Jersey, United States
Genres Post-hardcore,[1] electronicore[2]
Years active 2011–present
Labels Rise
Associated acts Sleeping with Sirens, Crown the Empire, Tyler Carter, Marilyn is Dead, Pathway to Providence, Our Last Night, blackbear, Like Moths to Flames, The Word Alive
Members Lou Miceli
Aaron Rosa
Xavier Adames
Matthew Marshall
Brandon Elgar
Past members Brandon Sidney
Earl Halasan

Palisades is an American post-hardcore band from Iselin, New Jersey, United States. They formed in 2011 and signed to Rise Records.[3] The band has released three studio albums; Outcasts in 2012, Mind Games in 2015, and their most recent, self-titled album in early 2017.


The band formed in 2011, and self-released their first EP, The Rise. The EP, and its singles - "Immortal", "Bury It", and "Disclosure" (featuring Tyler "Telle" Smith of The Word Alive) were enough to gain the attention of Rise Records, who signed the band to the record label in late 2011. Rise Records chose to re-release the EP under the new title, I'm Not Dying Today, while the band began work on full-length debut album. After touring an working on the album throughout 2012, the band released their debut album Outcasts in May 2013.[4] To promote the album, they released a single titled "Outcasts", and toured with Capture The Crown, Heartist, and Famous Last Words. Outcasts debuted at #181 on the Billboard top 200 lists.[citation needed] The band continued to release songs into 2014, including their cover of Beyoncé's hit single "Drunk in Love".[5]

Palisades in 2013.

On May 28, 2014, the band announced that they would be heading to the studio to begin work on their second album. Vocalist Lou Miceli released a statement regarding the overall sound of the band's second album stating: "We’re so excited to finally be in the studio recording our second album. We have grown so much since our last album and may have really established a sound that is truly just PALISADES. We feel like we are able to capture the energy of our live shows and put it into an actual recording this time around. We are not holding anything back and can’t wait to make our mark with this sophomore release."[6]

On February 13, 2016, Palisades revealed that members Brandon Reese and Earl Halasan had quit the band to pursue other endeavors, and that Brandon Elgar would be the new bass player and second vocalist, and DJ/Producer Christian Muchozuki known as GRAVES would be the bands new DJ/ studio member. The band had expressed that both new members were better fits personally and had the musicianship to drive the bands new sound to a stronger presence.

In 2016, Palisades covered the My Chemical Romance song "House of Wolves" for a Rock Sound tribute CD.[7]

Palisades released their self-titled studio album on January 20, 2017 via Rise Records. The band stated in multiple interviews that the sound for Palisades on the album is "kind of definitive"[citation needed]

In 2017, the ensemble toured with American hard rock band Letters from the Fire.[8]

In 2018, the ensemble will tour once again with American hard rock ensemble Letters from the Fire.[9]

Band members[edit]

Session member
Former members
  • Brandon Sidney "Romeo" – bass guitar, backing vocals, co-lead vocals (2011–2016)
  • Earl Halasan – turnables, sampling, keyboards, synthesizers, programming (2011–2016), lead and rhythm guitar (2011–2013)



Studio albums[edit]

  • Outcasts (2013)
  • Mind Games (2015)
  • Palisades (2017)



Title Year Album
"Bury It" 2012 I'm Not Dying Today
(featuring Andy Leo from Crown the Empire)
2013 Outcasts
"High and Low"
(featuring Tyler Carter of Issues)
"Player Haters' Ball"
(featuring blackbear)
Mind Games
"Mind Games"
(featuring Champs)
"No Chaser" 2015
"Fall" 2016 Palisades
"Let Down" 2017
"Better Chemicals" 2017

Compilation appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
2016 "House of Wolves" (My Chemical Romance cover) Rock Sound Presents: The Black Parade

Music videos[edit]

  • "Bury It" (2012)
  • "Disclosure" (2012)
  • "Outcasts" featuring Andy Leo from Crown the Empire (2013)
  • "High and Low" featuring Tyler Carter of Issues (2014)
  • "Mind Games" featuring Champs (2014)
  • "No Chaser" (2015)
  • "Fall" (2016)
  • "Let Down" (2017)
  • "Better Chemicals" (2017)


Tour name Participating bands Country/Continent Participating from – to
The Revived Tour Us, From Outside, A Faylene Sky, Palisades, Send The Messenger North America February – March 2012
The Jamboree 3 Festival Like Moths to Flames, The Acacia Strain, The Black Dahlia Murder, Palisades, and more North America April 2012
Rise Records Freshman Class of 2012 Tour The Air I Breathe, My Ticket Home, Hands Like Houses, Palisades North America May 2012
The Freedom Isn't Free Tour Our Last Night, Crown the Empire, Set It Off, Palisades, Lions Lions, 'Alive, in Standby' North America June 2012
The Canadian Takeover Tour My Ticket Home, Palisades, Horizons North America September 2012
The Infamous Tour Abandon All Ships, Skip the Foreplay, For All Those Sleeping, Upon This Dawning, Palisades North America October 2012
The Filthy February Pt 1 Tour I See Stars, For All Those Sleeping, Get Scared, Upon This Dawning, Palisades North America February 2013
The Rise Records Tour 2013 Like Moths to Flames, Crown the Empire, The Color Morale, Palisades, My Ticket Home North America April 2013
The Generation Now Tour Crown the Empire, Capture the Crown, Palisades, Heartist, Famous Last Words North America May 2013
The Fear Inside Our Bones Tour The Almost, Palisades, Sugar Glider North America June 2013
The Started at the Bottom, Now We're Here Tour I See Stars, The Word Alive, Crown The Empire, Get Scared, Dayshell, Palisades North America October – November 2013
This Is How The Wind Shifts Europe Tour Silverstein, Dream On Dreamer, Palisades Europe November – December 2013
Ride or Die Tour Palisades, Famous Last Words, Tear Out The Heart, So Many Ways, One Last Look North America January – February 2014
The Acceptance Speech Tour Dance Gavin Dance, Capture the Crown, Palisades, Bleach Blonde, Hideouts North America April – May 2014
The Allstars Tour I See Stars, The Acacia Strain, Like Moths to Flames, Slaves, Structures, Mutrix, Betraying the Martyrs, Palisades, Sworn In, Upon This Dawning, and more North America July – August 2014
The Present, Future, Past Tour We Came as Romans, For Today, The Color Morale, Palisades North America September – October 2014
The Not Your American Idols Tour For All Those Sleeping, Capture the Crown, Ice Nine Kills, Palisades, Myka Relocate, Youth in Revolt North America October – November 2014
The Win-tour For the Fallen Dreams, Palisades, Cane Hill North America December 2014
The Mind Games Release Tour Palisades, For All I Am, Youth in Revolt, Aspire North America January 2015
Our Last Night World Tour Palisades, Our Last Night Europe May 2015
Warped Tour 2015 August Burns Red, Blessthefall, Crossfaith, Hundredth, Knuckle Puck, Palisades, Simple Plan, This Wild Life and more North America June – August 2015
Younger Dreams Tour Palisades, Our Last Night, Crooks Europe October – November 2015


  1. ^ Heany, Gregory. "Palisades". AllMusic. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  2. ^ Book, Ryan (January 23, 2015). "What Advice Electronicore Band Palisades Could Have Taken from Limp Bizkit for Second Album 'Mind Games'". Music Times. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Palisades on Rise Records". Rise Records. Retrieved April 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Palisades to release new album in May - Alternative Press". April 10, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Palisades cover Beyoncé's "Drunk In Love" - Alternative Press". April 2, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ Zarrillo, Zack (May 28, 2014). "Palisades Begin Working On Sophomore Album". PropertyOfZack. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Introducing... 'Rock Sound Presents: The Black Parade'". Rock Sound. August 8, 2016. Retrieved October 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Lacey Sturm + Stitched Up Heart to Embark on 2017 U.S. Tour". Loudwire. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Letters From the Fire". Songkick. Retrieved May 23, 2018.