Four years since they defied expectations and impressed the toughest rock crowd the Philippines has to offer in PULP Summer Slam 12: The Apostles last April 28, 2012, American metalcore quintet BLESSTHEFALL returns for their first solo show on our shores this June 13, 2016 at SM Skydome, Quezon City. Co-presented by 28 Black and Tribal, BLESSTHEFALL LIVE IN MANILA promises to be a night of organized chaos characterized by the band’s heavy breakdowns and emotionally- charged lyrics. The band will be touring in support of their fifth album To Those Left Behind, but Pinoy Blessthefall fans can also expect cult favorites such as “Hollow Bodies,” “Hey Baby, Here’s That Song You Wanted,” “You Wear a Crown but You’re No King,” “40 Days” and “Open Water,” among many others to be performed.
Comprised of Eric Lambert (lead guitar, backing vocals), Matt Traynor (drums, percussion), Jared Warth (co-lead vocals), Elliot Gruenberg (rhythm guitar, backing vocals) and co-frontman Beau Bokan (whose towering leap of faith from the topmost part of the PULP Summer Slam 12’s stage to the crowd was the single most burning image of that historic festival), the band has peaked at #15 on the Billboard 200 and topped the Heavy Rock charts in 2013 with Hollow Bodies (which is locally distributed in the Philippines by PULP Live Records), selling more than twice the number of copies of its predecessor. Their abovementioned 2015 release To Those Left Behind received loads of critical acclaim, with international publication Outburn describing it by saying “This is a prime example of metalcore” while Rock Sound rated it as the 39th Best Album of 2015. Bokan’s favorite revenge and horror films provided the fuel for the album’s compelling lyrical themes. He also drew inspiration from the feelings of loneliness and despair he feels whenever he’s on the road.
“When I’m away from my family, I actually go into this crazy depression,” Bokan said in an interview with international rock publication Revolver. “It’s so upsetting to think that something I love so much, like music, takes me away from something I love even more. Dealing with that allowed me to reach the really dark place I needed to be in for these songs.”
BLESSTHEFALL Live in Manila is co-presented by 28 Black and Tribal will be held this June 13, 2016 at SM Skydome, Quezon City. Doors open at 6PM while show starts at 8PM. Tickets go on sale at all SM Ticket outlets nationwide and www.smtickets.com on April 15, 2016 at 10AM. Prices are P3,000 (VIP) and P2,200 (Bleachers). Ticketing service charges apply while you can also get P500 off by presenting your official PULP Summer Slam 16 ticket at any SM Ticket outlet. For PULP Royalty inquiries that offer special and exclusive fan privileges, you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the PULP Royalty hotline at 727-4957. The show is also brought to you by MYX, The Philippine Star, Monster Radio RX 93.1, Odyssey Music & Video, Astroplus and PULP Live World. For more details, please feel free to log on www.pulpmagazinelive.com and www.pulpliveworld.com. ADVT.