Minnesota isknown for Paul Bunyan and its 10,000 lakes. It's alsohome to a vibrant, thrivingmusic scene.And Minneapolis is the center of it all.In fact, Travel & Leisure magazine ranked Minneapolis eighth among "America's Best Music Cities."
The summer of 2011 brought aboutthe emergenceof a new musical force. Josh Meyers founded See The Risewith the intention of spreading authentic hope to a lost and hurting generation. After the release of Out of the Ordinary, the band's first demorecording, the instant momentum created a sense that life for him, as well as his band mates, wouldbe anything but ordinarygoing forward.
The quick start became haunting and painful when Meyers' wife (now former bassist and vocalist for the band) and long-time friend (now former guitarist) were caught in an affair. Obviously, reconstruction of the band's line-up, and Josh's life, was essential.
In the fall of 2012, Meyers began crafting The Theft EP as a cathartic response to the sense of loss and betrayal suffered over the course of the previous year or so. The band leader turned to hisChristianfaith for comfort and enlightenment, and based the album's conceptual theme around John 10:10which reads, "The Thief comes to steal, kill and destroy, but I have come so you may have life and have it to the full." In this passage, he found hope in his hopelessness; peace in the midst of chaos. And through this trial, others, too, would be inspired and changed for good.
Success of The Theft opened up ever-expanding opportunities for the band including an appearance on the 2013 Vans Warped Tourand opening slots for heavyweights like For Today, Like Moths To Flames, Eyes Set To Kill, A Skylit Driveand more. They also opened select dates for These Heartsonthe Yours To Take Album Release Tour as well as performing at major Minnesota-based events including Sonshine Festivalandthe Minnesota State Fair. They were later named one of "Minnesota's Top 10 Christian Bands" by Minneapolis' City Pages.
After a hectic and challenging few years, members of See The Rise decided to take some time away from performing to focus on writing and firming up the band's roster. In October of 2014, the line-up was finally stabilized. Current members include vocalist Josh Meyers, guitarist/vocalist Brian Elliott, guitarist Jason Law, bassist Andrew Davis and drummer Kyle Zahorski.
Freshly reconstructed and motivated, See The Rise hit the studio in early 2015 to record their first full-length album, Exposures. The band is more determined than ever to reconnect with their original mandate -- to deliver thismessageof hope and reconciliationto a world spinning out of control. Their goal is to live life beyond the ordinary and expose the "Thief" in his plot to destroy their mission.
After signing with Nashville's Voluminous Records soon after the completion of the album, See The Rise is attacking 2015 head on. With a newlabel deal, anew album containing fresh materialand a newfound sense of determination, See The Rise will undoubtedly continue to amass fans of the hard rock, hardcore and metalgenres.