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The Upset Victory Are Here to Stay
Recharged and reloaded with more firepower than ever, The Upset Victory are proving yet again they are the up and coming champs of the Cincinnati indie music scene. Pumping out a driving, piercing mixture of punk, metal and pop, this fearsome fivesome are the embodiment of true recording and performing diehards, releasing a continuous stream of new music while taking the stage every chance they get. Armed with a trio of freshly recorded tracks to follow up this spring’s "Before the World Ends", the group is prepared to make their indelible mark from coast to coast.
Stephen Campbell (guitar), Frank Hammonds (guitar/vocals), Eric Vice (bass), Jason Dill (vocals), and Aaron Roy (drums) formed The Upset Victory in 2006, announcing their arrival to the world with their self-titled EP on Takeover Records the following year. Taking cues from national acts such as Saosin, Bayside, Saves the Day and Thursday, the band exhibits their natural ear for songwriting with a keen tendency for penning catchy, memorable songs each and every time they hit the recording studio.
The Upset Victory caught the attention of labelmates Yellowcard following their initial release - “It’s like Thrice and Iron Maiden had a bastard child with Motley Crue,” said Warren Cooke, former bass player for the violin wielding pop-punk unit.
With three more EPs and a single under their belt, they unleashed "Before the World Ends" in May 2012 on Authentik Artists, while hitting airwaves and stages throughout Ohio to promote their sixth studio release.
Media fanfare swiftly ensued, including appearances on Class X Radio, 96ROCK Cincinnati and The Fox 92.5, features on the Guitar Shop TV, Cincy Music and Infectious Magazine websites, as well as album reviews on multiple online music resources. The Upset Victory shared the stage with the likes of Strung Out, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, MxPx, Story of the Year, Bayside, Molly Hatchet and Cartel following the record’s release, just before dropping their latest three-pack of toe-tapping, head-banging tracks.
Recorded in Orlando’s Starlight Studios with famed producer Brock BerryHill and engineer Evan Coffman, “Fake This,” “Sellin’ My Soul,” and “In Our Hands” mark an entirely new chapter for The Upset Victory. With masterful production quality and brilliant mixing, the world can experience the band at their absolute cleanest and tightest moments, without losing the gritty rock edge fans have come to love. Chockfull of hair-raising melodies and choruses capable of driving wide-eyed listeners to sing along until their lungs threaten to burst, each track is another bullet through the brain of boring, carbon-copy radio rock.
All three of the band’s latest songs can be streamed via their official website and Myspace page, with "Before the World Ends" and the rest of their catalog available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers. Keep up with the latest info on show dates, radio appearances and more on their Facebook page to ensure you don’t miss one breathtaking moment from this indie phenomenon.