(June 8, 2015 – Raleigh, NC) – Post-hardcore act Iselia has released the song “First Strike” from their upcoming two song EP Lost Star. The record will be available via Cardigan Records on June 16th, but you can pre-order it now through the label’s website. Clocking in at two and half minutes, “First Strike” packs in the intensity and dynamics of bands like Pianos Become The Teeth and La Dispute. The track originally premiered at AbsolutePunk.
“The track title ‘First Strike’ is the first new song we’ve written since our sophomore album, II:Dawn was released.” says vocalist Molefi Ramos. “Lost Star is loosely inspired by the story behind the game Tales of Vesperia and ‘First Strike’ is like a call to action. As a town’s only source of power is stolen from them the protagonist rounds up any allies he can to fight to take it back. ‘First Strike’ is the song they would fight to.”
Pre-order Lost Star via the Cardigan Records website.
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Iselia currently calls Raleigh, NC home but they were first formed in the small rural town of Lumberton, North Carolina made up of members that have been close friends since high school. With a strong passion for creating music and storytelling this strong, melodic, post-hardcore band evokes inspiration with deep and emotional concepts dealing with loss and adapting to the world around you. Though dark in tones, Iselia still brings an energetic and victorious sound with every live show they play. Involving the audience in any way possible, they invite people to share the experience of reflecting lightly on past experiences with nostalgic melodies and inspiring lyrics. Currently now a four piece, Iselia continues to showcase their aggressive talent with ambient guitar, mellow synthesized undertones and two guitarists/vocalists as frontmen. Corey King brings the more passionate in your face vocal style while Molefi Ramos comes with a more clear and desperate tone. Together this blend of nostalgic chords, energetic movements and powerful concepts make up the sound that is Iselia.