A Hero A Fake

A Hero A Fake


A Hero A Fake is a rare combination of musical talent and academic prowess. Signed in 2008 while in their senior years of college, the members of AHAF have used their passion for knowledge to craft a unique and energetic mix of soaring melodies and crushing breaks.


After one listen to A HERO A FAKE their catchy melodic elements stick inside your head, while the unpredictable transitions from hardcore to progressive metal keep you actively wondering where the music will take you next. Aptly titled Volatile, their album aims to push the boundaries of the metal/hardcore genres with complex instrumental compositions that are complimented with crushing screams and inspiring anthems.

Formed in 2004 out of North Carolina, A HERO A FAKE includes Alex Avigliano on guitar and vocals, Justin Brown on lead vocals, Tim Burgess on drums, Matt Davis on bass, Patrick Jeffers on guitar and Eric Morgan on guitar. Their sound crosses all boundaries by attracting fans from different musical tastes, and their explosive live shows are nothing more than pure energy. After establishing a fan base in their hometown, A HERO A FAKE took to dominate the world with the help of Victory Records, who signed the band in 2008.

Most artists can agree that being in a full-time band can be hard enough, but add a full-time school schedule on top of that and it is nearly impossible. However, A HERO A FAKE have endured even with four members wrapping up their college careers and two finishing up high school. “The last four years have quite honestly been the most stress-filled times of our lives. It’s hard enough to do well in school or music, but doing both took every ounce of focus and energy we could exert,” stated Morgan. Instead of letting the demands of education impede their creative capacity, they used it as inspiration for material.

With the guidance of producer Jamie King (BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, SECRET LIVES OF THE FREEMASONS, He Is Legend), A HERO A FAKE have constructed a multi-layered, heartfelt journey through the emotions that humanity must undergo. “No matter what genre, people are drawn to music with energy, whether it is emotional, physical, or philosophical,” said Brown. It’s a steadfast belief that A HERO A FAKE prove with their stunning debut Volatile.


Volatile - Victory Records (2008)

Video: "I Know I" premiered on MTV2 in February 2009 and was voted to stay in rotation.

Set List

1. Superwoman
2. F-16
3. El Gigante
4. Altered Beast
5. Just Another Number
6. Medieval
7. I I Know I

Typical set is 45 minutes.