Looking to 2012: Metalcore continues to diversify, and The City Harmonic has a huge yearby Ryan G on Jan 3, 2012 • 8:28 pm 1 Comment
In the final I am tuned UP article specifically aimed at 2012 predictions, I cover two topics.
First I predict that metalcore will continue to diversify. One could interpret this in both a retrospective or prospective way. Is this statement a cop-out? Perhaps. But check out Still Remains’ first single after their reunion below and tell me you cannot be excited about what the metalcore genre has in store for 2012.
Metalcore had a huge year last year with releases by August Burns Red, The Devil Wears Prada, and up and comers Phinehas. Solid State Records buzz band Wolves at the Gate is set to tour most of the year with a full length coming soon as well (hearsay says that this album will have 10 new tracks…no “We Are the Ones” repeats. Also, a shift in sound is likely). Wolves at the Gate is set to tour with fellow Ohio bands The Orphan, the Poet and Come, Wind this winter, both bands outside the metalcore genre. Could other genre crossing tours and reunions be in the works? time will tell.
CCM worship band The City Harmonic had a huge year last year with their single “Manifesto” which experienced lots of success at Christian CHR and AC radio. With primarily this hit and an EP on their resume, they have already been booked at multiple US festivals next summer including California’s Joshua Festival and Ohio’s Alive Festival. With an LP just released October 2011, it will be interesting to see how these guys do.