Still Remains

Still Remains

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Still Remains


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Origin = Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Genre = Metalcore
Years_active = 2002 - 2008
Label = Roadrunner Records
URL = [http://www.stillremains.com/ Official site]
Final line-up = T.J. Miller Mike Church Jordan Whelan Steve Hetland Adrian "Bone" Green Ben Schauland
Past_members = Zach Roth Jason Wood Evan Wiley A.J. Barrette Cameron MacIntosh Steve Schallert Jordan Gilliam

Still Remains was a metalcore [ [http://www.spin.com/reviews/still-remains-serpent-roadrunner Still Remains, 'The Serpent' (Roadrunner) | Spin Magazine Online ] ] band from Grand Rapids, Michigan signed to Roadrunner Records, that formed out of previous local bands Shades of Amber and Unition. They combine both heavy and melodic death metal in their song writing, also incorporating keyboards and modern pop sounds to create a distinct style that some music review websites have dubbed "post-metalcore"Fact|date=May 2008. They have released two studio albums, "Of Love and Lunacy" and "The Serpent", both to positive reviews.

History

In October 2003, Still Remains recorded their EP "Dying With a Smile". From that time, Still Remains were touring around local venues (Such as Grand Rapids' Skelletones) to build a bigger name for themselves. A year later another EP was released, titled "If Love Was Born to Die". Still Remains were never a part of the Benchmark Records' roster, however the now defunct label funded If Love was Born to Die.

Shortly after this the band signed to Roadrunner Records, on which label they released their debut studio album on May 3 2005, titled "Of Love and Lunacy". The album received mainly positive reviews,Fact|date=January 2008 and the album spawned two singles, "The Worst Is Yet to Come" and "White Walls". The lead single was played on music channels such as Scuzz and Kerrang. The band toured in support of the album; their first tour of the United Kingdom was on the Roadrunner Records "Roadrage" Tour, alongside on Trivium and 3 Inches of Blood. They also joined Bullet For My Valentine, Aiden and Hawthorne Heights on the Kerrang XXV tour. A few months later they started recording their second album, "The Serpent".

"The Serpent" was released on August 7, 2007. The album saw a change in the vocalist Miller's style, with more melodic singing present than on their previous record. The lead single, "Stay Captive", was played extensively on Scuzz. The second single released was "Dancing with the Enemy", which is also played on music channels. In early fall of 2007, they supported Aiden followed by a November tour supporting Atreyu in the UK. For January and February 2008, they replaced 36 Crazyfists in support of Bullet For My Valentine. Their final tour in the spring of 2008 would be dubbed "The Serpent Tour" and featured Gwen Stacy, Secret & Whisper, and Catherine.

The band also recorded a cover version of Nine Inch Nails' "Head Like A Hole" for the release "High Voltage: A Brief History Of Rock" given away free on the cover of the 25th Anniversary Edition of Kerrang! magazine in 2007.

On March 25 2008, Still Remains posted a blog on their Myspace stating that they will disband in 2008.

cquote|"Dear Friends, Fans, and Family, "This is a goodbye letter from us to you. We will be seeing most of you again I’m sure but not from on stage. We’ve decided to make this headlining tour our last as Still Remains and Cornerstone Festival our last show. We want to thank all of the wonderful loving people we’ve met in the past few years for being there for us. It’s been an amazing run but we are done for personal reasons. No we don’t hate each other or want to punch each other in the face. It’s just time for us to move on to different things in our lives. Please come see us on our headlining tour and help us go out with a bang! We are extremely excited to see what the future holds for each and every one of us. So keep your eyes and ears open and God Bless!!!!!!"

"Much Love,""TJ, Bone, Mike, Jordan, Steve, and Ben "

Trivia

* Contrary to popular belief, the video for "Dancing With The Enemy" was shot in Los Angeles, not Grand Rapids.
* Jordan played guitar on several songs for the Roadrunner United record.
* Adrian (a.k.a. Bone) was previously in a band from Lansing, Michigan called Anah aevia, who are producing and releasing an EP in 2008.
* Mike hosts an online cooking show called "Cooking With Church."

Band Members

Final line-up

*T.J. Miller – vocals
*Jordan Whelan – Guitar
*Mike Church – Guitar, Backing Vocals
*Steve Hetland - Bass
*Ben Schauland - keyboards
*Adrian "Bone" Green – drums

Former Members

*Zach Roth – keyboards (Of Love and Lunacy)(Now in Sunshine State)
*Evan Wiley – Bass (Of Love and Lunacy)
*A.J. Barrette – drums (Of Love and Lunacy) (now in The Showdown)
*Jason Wood- Bass (fill-in for summer 2006) (now in It Dies Today)
*Cameron MacIntosh – drums
*Steve Schallert – Guitar, Backing Vocals (now in The Tide)
*Jordan Gilliam – Guitar

Discography

Albums

*2005: "Of Love and Lunacy"
*2007: "The Serpent"

EP

*2003: "Dying With a Smile"
*2004: "If Love Was Born to Die"

Other Songs

*"Head Like A Hole", Nine Inch Nails cover featured on "Kerrang: High Voltage: A Brief History Of Rock"
*"What Is Love", B-Side from "The Serpent"

References

External links

* [http://www.stillremains.com Official Site]
* myspace | id = stillremains | label = Still Remains
* purevolume | id = stillremains | label = Still Remains
* amg | id = 11:wvfixq8aldfe~T0 | label = Still Remains
* [http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/artists/stillremains Still Remains] at Roadrunner Records


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