apsis

apsis

 Birmingham, Alabama, USA
BandRockMetal

Birmingham, Alabama has a very dark history…

From the horrors of the Civil Rights movement to Eric Rudolph’s nefarious abortion clinic bombing to the haunted legends of Sloss Furnaces. It is, perhaps, this inauspicious influence that has lent itself to the hauntingly desperate music of the progressive art rock musings of Birmingham, Alabama four piece, apsis

Biography

Birmingham, Alabama has a very dark history…

From the horrors of the Civil Rights movement to Eric Rudolph’s nefarious abortion clinic bombing to the haunted legends of Sloss Furnaces. It is, perhaps, this inauspicious influence that has lent itself to the hauntingly desperate music of the progressive art rock musings of Birmingham, Alabama four piece, apsis.

Since Halloween of 2005 apsis have crafted their sonic mix of sludge, post rock, and alternative metal into the brooding, progressive soundscapes that can currently be heard on their newest release “The Iliac Crest”.

Intricate while retaining a minimalist approach, the band writes songs about loss, confusion and sad endings that are somehow illuminated by the faint glimmer of hope and faith. Often overlooked because of their staunch refusal to follow cookie cutter trends of so many other acts, the band infuses their songs with honesty and emotion that soon wins over even the most critical listener.

Lyrics

lie back and think of England

Written By: D. Hudson

One last drink, before i go...
One last kiss will let it show
Say goodnight. Remembering...
How it felt when you were inside of me
Goodnight
Remembering
Everything's alright including me
One last look before i turn.
i'm wishing this could all just burn
Say goodnight
Remembering
How it will feel when you decide to leave

Hush, hush....don't say a thing
close your eyes, remembering
Push, push....push me away
As dawn sheds it's skin into a new day

Say goodnight, remembering
Everything's all right...including me

Discography

"Whispers Rust" (2006)
Contains the song "Beautiful in Bruises" which has been featured in video footage on MALLBIRMINGHAM.COM

"Blood Hits the Bridle" (2006)
Contains the Single "Like Lovers" which has been featured on DARKTECHRADIO.COM, Birmingham's REVOLUTION RADIO, and many PodCasts since it's release.

"Only the dead came home" (2007)
Contains the songs "Sirens." and "postScript" which have been heard on indie radio stations and web broadcasts as far away as Tokyo and Australia.

"The Iliac Crest" (2008) Featuring the single "After tonight,...Everything changes" which has been featured on numerous music sites and has received accolades from GarageBand, ClearChannel Radio, MySpace and others.

"Lie Back and Think of England" (2012) Single featuring "Barry Windham" as a tasteful B-Side

"Find Me In the Future" (in producution)

Set List

After Tonight (Everything Changes)
Sirens
Lie Back and Think of England
Find me in the Future
(sea)
Barry Windham
Iliac

Postscript
Like Lovers
Reverse Cowgirl
Snapmare
God, I've Missed You
Valley of Ellah
Euphraties
Emotionally Crippled Narcisist