For Immediate Release
July 15, 2014
New Album “Focus On The Center” – OUT NOW
SoCal experimental group CHRYSALIS have released two brand new tour blogs chronicling their current U.S. tour with openers Lose Control, which kicked off on July 5th in San Diego. The band is currently traveling through the great state of Texas, but made sure to update their fans before they hit the east coast. Check out their first two updates here, showing live footage, general tour antics, and more: (http://youtu.be/M07wZ543W7U) / (http://youtu.be/d3uza0_C2Yo).
For this tour, the band looking for assistance from fans and friends! Want to help out? Donate here via IndieGoGo: http://igg.me/at/ChrysalisTour2014/x. The band has reached about $4,600, a fraction of their overall estimated touring cost (estimated at $12k) which includes tour van maintenance, gas to get to and from city to city, merchandise to sell at their shows, food, equipment, and more. The additional funds will all go to touring costs, thanks to the amazing donations from gracious fans!
Everyone that donates, no matter what amount, will have their name featured in print in the album notes of the band’s next record.
Donation incentives include signed albums, merch packs, private performances, and signed guitars.
Remaining CHRYSALIS Tour Dates:
7/14 AUSTIN, TX – RED EYED FLY
7/15 CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – T.B.A.
7/16 HOUSTON, TX – THE WHITE SWAN
7/18 PANAMA CITY, FL – A&M THEATRE
7/19 JACKSONVILLE, FL – JACK RABBITS
7/20 COLUMBIA, SC – FOXFIELD BAR & GRILLE
7/22 CHAPEL HILL, NC – LOCAL 506
7/24 PHILADELPHIA, PA – CONNIE’S RIC RAC
7/25 BROOKFIELD, CT – THE ROOM
7/29 INDIANAPOLIS, IN – THE ROCK HOUSE
7/30 VALPARAISO, IN – CAMELOT HALL
7/31 BARRINGTON, IL – PENNY ROAD PUB
8/1 CHERRY VALLEY, IL – TAKE 20
8/2 DES MOINES, IA – HOUSE OF BRICKS
8/4 KEARNEY, NE – PRIVATE SHOW
8/6 DENVER, CO – HERMAN’S HIDEAWAY
8/7 DENVER, CO – NARROW PRODUCTIONS
8/8 SALT LAKE CITY, UT – T.B.A.
8/9 RENO, NV – JUB JUB’S
8/10 CHICO, CA – T.B.A.
CHRYSALIS released their new album, Focus On The Center, this past February to great reviews and radio success. Boasting an inspiring and eclectic sound that sets them apart from their contemporaries, CHRYSALIS will appeal to fans of various rock, hard rock, and metal sub-genres. Focus On The Center was recorded by John Miller and Kris Comeaux (Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Lorene Drive), produced by John Miller, and mixed/mastered by Danny Concho (formerly of The Waiting Hurt).
CHRYSALIS formed in Barstow, CA in 2003. In 2006, CHRYSALIS released a full-length, self-titled symphonic metal influenced album at the height of the emo and post-hardcore scene. The 2006 release not only charted as one of the top all time sellers in the Gothic Metal genre on CDbaby, but also found a rabid foreign audience as streams in Europe steadily increased. In addition to heightened sales, CHRYSALIS earned a spot on the Vans Warped Tour in2009. Following the tour, the band shared the stage with the likes of Agent Orange, TSOL, A Day to Remember, Powerman 5000, Fear Before, Heavy Heavy Low Low, and The Apex Theory.
You can order Focus On The Center via iTunes at this link.
8.5 out of 10 http://bit.ly/1mjJLcC (RingMaster)
7 out of 10 http://bit.ly/1jUEyXH (SoundScape Magazine)
8 out of 10 http://bit.ly/1hIsKUe (OurZone Magazine)
9 out 10 http://bit.ly/1mjKoTm (Mind Equals Blown)
4 out of 5 http://t.co/zWXc3dPIBp (Sound Sphere)
“Indie’s Metal Monarchs; in less than thirty minutes of music, Chrysalis manages to push the boundaries of genre even more, with the song order arranged to be a perfect journey.” -MXDWN http://bit.ly/1jyeKPg
“A soundscape of brutal imagery and butchering guitar lines caressed by beautiful vocals and pounding rhythms that leave you breathless but diving in for more.” -Pittsburgh Music Magazine http://bit.ly/1co3ZxD
“This is not an album for kids who listen to metal. This is for the adults… Extremely complex, smart, and has twists and turns in every song.” -MusicUG http://bit.ly/LNy2UJ
“The production quality is flawless as the whole thing just sounds huge. There’s something here for everyone; some chugging heavy metal guitars and drums, some prog noodling and some electronic samples that sound rather fantastic.” -Metal Newz http://bit.ly/1dCyhsz
“Yessi Burton” – Vocals, Studio Guitars, Keys
Gabe Gallego – Guitars
Chris Norris – Guitars, Vocals
Jared Sturgis – Bass
Billy Norris – Drums
For more information on CHRYSALIS, please visit these websites: