86 To Nowhere
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"I watched 86 To Nowhere's new video!! :) it was epic. I love em. Mega Talented."
Demi Lovato - (none)


"You may ask “Why would a band put two versions of the same song on their album?”. I thought that initially as well until I heard both versions. It’s like picking whether to drive a Mercedes or a Cadillac. They both kick ass but it’s hard to decide on which to drive."
— John, Music Frenzy
- Music Frenzy


"Uncompromising hard rock that grabbed me from the 1st second - and I was listening through 4 inch speakers!! Great songs with a tight and powerful band and a vocalist to match."
Armand Petri, (Goo Goo Dolls) - Artvoice Magazine


"I don't give out compliments unless they are absolutely warranted, so believe me when I say that you're about to hear something worth your while."
— Ken Rutkowski, Outer Limit Recording Studio - Outer Limit Recording Studio


Discography

86 To Nowhere - The Price I Pay - EP (2012)

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86 To Nowhere is Western New York’s next hard rock heavy hitter. Combining influences from bands like Alter Bridge, Stone Sour, and Breaking Benjamin, the band produces a unique yet familiar modern rock sound. Hailing from Buffalo, NY 86 To Nowhere has played shows and venues all over the Western NY and Northwest PA area and has had the privilege of opening for other bands such as Bobaflex (TVT Records), STEMM (three times), and Texas Hippie Coalition (Carved Records). The band is composed of guitarist Corry Palmisano who brings articulation, screaming solos, and well, riffage! Alongside is bassist Korey Bastian whose versatile and technical style drives the band to keep challenging themselves. Mix in Kyle Johnson on the drums, whose effortless beats and addiction to Cheesecake glue the group together! Top it off with lead vocalist Kendall Morris, whose incredible vocal range and screaming dynamics inspire the band to write and work harder than ever before.

The recent debut EP entitled "The Price I Pay" is a well-rounded display of what this up and coming powerhouse rock band is all about. Released in early 2012, layers of catchy guitar lines and solos along with enticing vocal melodies throughout the EP deliver a unique and memorable collection that has something for all listeners.

Songs including “On the Inside” and “Here’s to Hoping” allow Kendall, the lead singer, to express his ability to turn tragedy into triumph. This is apparent in the chorus of “On the Inside”, where Morris recites “I don’t wanna heal what’s been broken on the inside, love this mess I’ve made. Cry if all you feel is the fear, tear me open wide, I’m not afraid.” The somber tone of “Martyr’s Cross” is mixed in with the rock anthem “Unstoppable” as well as “Not Ungrateful”, a song in which Kendall describes the hypocrisy of modern parenting - where respect is demanded of a younger generation by parents who have left behind a legacy of mistakes and a poisoned world. Regarding the recent release, Bastian says that “this project has certainly allowed me to become the best musician I’ve ever been. Working on riffs with J.C has been a challenge that betters me as a bass player, and writing lyrics with Kendall has afforded me the opportunity to do something musically that I’ve never been a part of and it’s greatly rewarding when you see a section come together that truly conveys the point you’re trying to make.” A tour will follow shortly after the release.

86 To Nowhere was formed when guitarist Corry Palmisano and drummer Kyle Johnson, who had been in several bands together previously, came together with bass player Korey Bastian in October of 2007. The initial vocalist search involved the tryout of several singers over the next year. While band members were away at college in September 2008, Bastian met Kendall Morris at SUNY Fredonia. He auditioned in September 2008 and an instant connection with the musicality and timbre of his voice made his selection an easy decision; the band was complete. The name derives from I-86, an interstate which runs through western New York, the area where they all reside. They are within a few hours from many major cities (Pittsburgh, Rochester, Buffalo, Cleveland, Toronto), but the area lives in the shadows of these major cities and is essentially nowhere. Once the EP is released, a tour will follow so check out our website, 86ToNowhere.com, or find us at facebook.com/86tonowhere for recordings and upcoming show dates!