Abrupt Edge

Abrupt Edge

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Abrupt Edge has plenty of experience and has supported many major label bands such as Seether, Shinedown, Sick Puppies, Hurt, Red, Hawthorne Heights, and many more. The new single "As Fake As It Gets" is in rotation on several stations throughout the northwest. We look forward to working with you

Biography

“Abrupt Edge finds passion in yearning vocal harmonies and crashing waves of ocean-size guitar. Glossy kiss-the-sky anthems such as “Change” and “Born” would be right at home on your favorite active rock radio station.”

-Michael Deeds.

Formed in 2001, Boise-based rock band Abrupt Edge has enjoyed a range of experiences that have taken them from frat house parties to arena shows with well known national bands. From humble beginnings as a bar band, Abrupt Edge persisted through a few lineup changes and thanks to the hard work and dedication of original members Cliff Miller and Beau Kolar, Abrupt Edge has experienced a great deal of local and regional success. With the addition of Grant Webb on bass and Brendan Nickel on guitar, the band has been in full swing the last two years earning the opportunity to play with several national acts and on music festivals such as Warped Tour and X Fest. Since performing at X Fest in August of 2008, Abrupt Edge has performed in 5 states, 20 cities, and over 30 different venues, including 5 different festivals. They've also earned the opportunity to share the stage with countless national acts including: Seether, Sick Puppies, Shinedown, Candlebox, Theory Of A Deadman, Hurt, In this Moment, Red, Earshot, Egypt Central, Hawthorne Heights, Buck Cherry, The Exies, Smile Empty Soul, Alien Ant Farm, City Sleeps, Royal Bliss, Seven Mary Three, and Janus. In the summer of 2009 Abrupt Edge released a new full length cd entitled "Goodbye Till Then" which is in regular rotation on several regional radio stations. "Goodbye Till Then", along with 2007 release "Born", are both available on itunes as well as several other digital music outlets or can be purchased from the band themselves at any of their upcoming live shows.

All of these experiences, along with a lot of hard work and fun go into the music we create. Our music is driven by live energy and our lyrics are inspired by life's experiences. From relationships in “Let Me Go”, or “As Fake As It Gets” to dealing with death in “Goodbye Till Then”. Head bobbing verses and sing-along choruses along with a killer live show bring our songs to life. We enjoy writing, recording, and performing music, and connecting with our fans. As we continue to branch out regionally, we look forward to sharing our love of music with you.

“Born is one of the best demos I’ve heard in... years!”

-Matt Diablo. Program Director. KQXR 100.3 the X-

“In a small-pond town drowning in heavy rock and metal music, it’s always a nice surprise when a CD floats to the top. Born, the newest release from Abrupt Edge, is a great example. The five tracks on this EP are a well connected cohesive group of tunes.”

-Amy Atkins. Entertainment Editor. Boise Weekly-

Radio stations spinning Abrupt Edge
-99.9 FM. KZDX Twin Falls, ID
-100.3 FM. KQXR Boise, ID
-88.7 FM. Twin Falls, ID
-88.9 FM. Boise, ID
-97X. fm - WIXL Madison, WI
-100.9 FM WMIR in New York, NY

Lyrics

Born

Written By: Cliff Miller

V1:
Born with poison in my soul, you're the antidote, saving me from the fire, I know what I need and this aint it but my flesh insists on taking the dirty road, the road that I can't go.

Chorus:
Saving me from the fire I know all the things that reside within me are not the things of the child, I can see what this is and I'm giving it up to you.

V2;
And I know this time I've sunk too deep this is surely the end but there's your hand again, set me back on solid ground

break:
I thought you knew, and I see you knew all along. I thought I could hide out of your sight, I was wrong

Change

Written By: Cliff Miller

V1:
sometimes I see a glimpse into my past it leaves me to a lasting feeling that something missed out on will lead to future hauntings of my mind and my body, are tied to old familiars idealized by years of trying to relive, my past it is just that I know I must move on.

Chorus:
I know it's hard for us to change, we can't escape those memories, I know it's hard for us to change things, when we are so stuck in our ways

V2:
my futures hindered by things I remember, it's those faces, those places, they keep me trapped in time, I know I don't belong

break:
I am falling back to something I knew, I know I can't stay. I'll be gone today.

Discography

Goodbye Till Then (full length) 2009
As Fake As It Gets
I Know
So Lost
Excuse to Escape
Ants
Taking It Back
Let Me Go
Can't Take This
My Own Disaster
Goodbye Till Then
Born EP (2007) All of our songs have streaming play on myspace.com/abruptedge.
- Heart Over Matter
- Born
- Change
- Awake Me
- Another Last Chance

Facing Mirrors (2004)
- Who I Am
- Ants
- Breathe
- The Rain
- Why This Occurred
- Questions for You
- Familiar Thoughts
- Nothing to Say
- Spend Your Own Time

Set List

Average set 45-60 min

As Fake As It Gets
I Know
So Lost
Born
Excuse To Escape
Another Last Chance
Taking it Back
Change
Let Me Go
Heart Over Matter
My Own Disaster
Goodbye Till Then