The Secrets are out at Basement Transmissions

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Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 12:30 PM
The Secrets are out at Basement Transmissions by Tommy Shannon

Thursday, Sept. 8

San Diego’s post-hardcore group, Secrets, are coming to Basement Transmissions, along with a stacked local lineup, before heading out for a full-U.S. tour with Ice Nine Kills.

Secrets released their third studio album Everything That Got Us Here in 2015, which peaked at number 20 on the U.S. Indie charts. Constant lineup changes have caused Secrets to have a different screaming vocalist on each of their albums, and Everything utilizes significantly less of that vocal style, focusing primarily on clean vocals and catchy choruses. Despite the recent release, the band dropped a surprise single last March titled “Waste Away.”

Topping the local lineup is Ashes of a Generation. With influences ranging from rock ‘n’ roll to metalcore, this Meadville-based band best describes their sound as melodic metal. The band released a music video for their song “Collection Day,” which features catchy guitar riffs and manages to still be heavy without relying on breakdowns.

Next on the bill are Edinboro’s Mallory Run. Being the only non-metal band on the lineup doesn’t mean they can’t be heavy, too – the ending of the song “Bedrot” is just as heavy as any other band on the bill. Check out the song’s music video, expertly shot and edited by photographer Brian Wilson (now the band’s bassist).

Reformer, from Rochester, New York, is the only non-local opening act on the bill, whose self-titled EP was set for release on Aug. 27. The band released the singles “Exposure” and “Guilty Pleasures” from the EP, two heavy and melodic songs that give just a taste of what the band is capable of.

Also from Erie are Bathed in Formaldehyde, a six-piece metal band whose occasional bursts of emotion in their songwriting give them a distinct sound, setting them apart from other bands in the Erie metal scene.

There are a great things happening at Basement Transmissions, so come out to the show, invite all your friends, and don’t keep this show a secret. – Tommy Shannon

6 p.m. // Basement Transmissions, 145 W. 11th St. // $13 advance, $15 day of show //

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