Attalus

Attalus

 Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
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Hailing from Raleigh, Attalus is a band who are as passionate about writing and playing music, as they are about pointing listeners to the One who gave us music. If you like intricate guitar work, driving rhythms, and melodies that will stick with you, then give this 5-piece band a listen.

Biography

Formed in May of 2010, Attalus is a five-piece band from Raleigh, N.C. The band consists of Chris Sierra (drums/vocals), John Sierra (guitar/vocals), Evan King (guitar/vocals), John Amos (bass/vocals), and Seth Davey (piano/lead vocals).

Since the release of their home-recorded debut ep, “The Greater Tide,” in December, 2010, Attalus have established themselves as one of Raleigh's reputable local bands. Known for passionate live performances and a rigorous work ethic, they have already played alongside bands such as Switchfoot, RED, Thousand Foot Krutch, The Rocket Summer, Anberlin, Manafest, Nine Lashes, Hawthorne Heights, Anarbor, Amely, Sanctus Real, Conditions, Sent By Ravens, Wolves at the Gate, SONS, The Icarus Account, and Divided By Friday – along with many others. While Attalus continues to increase their influence in North Carolina, they are also ready to step out and reach a wider audience.

They recently released a new concept album called Post Tenebras Lux (after darkness, light). During the planning for the album, the band realized they didn't have the money needed to fund the project. After only ten days of raising money on kickstarter, friends and fans had donated 3,000 dollars to the cause! The strength of this support inspired Attalus to make the album bigger and better than it was initially intended to be. When first conceived, it was meant to be a 5-song Summer EP. But during the writing process it evolved into a full-length album composed of the most musically complex and lyrically stimulating songs Attalus has written to date.

Post Tenebras Lux deals with some of the difficult issues that every person at some point and in some way struggles with. Issues such as the intellectual and spiritual struggle between faith and reason or the timeless philosophical question of why God allows evil are just a few. From the dark, riveting head-banger, “Night,” which starts off the album to the dynamic, piano-driven ballad, “Let There be Light,” which concludes the album, the listener will be taken on a musical rollercoaster while being forced to intellectually deal with his or her own conceptions and misconceptions of faith, doubt, and God's grace.

Discography

The Greater Tide EP (2010)
Post Tenebras Lux (2011)
The Brighter Side EP (2012)
Gospel Hymns, Vol. 1 (2013)
Into the Sea (out early 2014)

Set List

Varies from show to show. Lately, we've been playing a lot of material from our to-be-recorded album, Into the Sea (out early 2014).