Never Before

Never Before

BandMetalRock

Some would say we sound like Amy Lee from Evanessence meets David Draiman from Disturbed while the band from Killswitch Engage plays. It is Progressive, Melodic/Heavy Metal with a modern feel.

Biography

Never Before combines generations of metal and rock into a cohesive, melodic, musical experience. The band is made up of six members, each with their own, distinct style. The group consists of two vocalists, one producing more soulful notes, the other, heavy scream overs. Two guitarists, a bassist, and a drummer make up the rest of the group. Never Before produces their material differently than most bands. The singers wait until the instrumental version of the song is completed, and then the lyrics are written according to how the song feels to them. This is relevant in assuring that their songs do not sound alike, making their music appealing to different audiences.

Their influences include Killswitch Engage, Threat Signal, David Draiman (Disturbed), Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil), along with numerous other artists. Every member of the band was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Their performances reveal a steady and strong support base, not only in numbers, but in consistency as well. They currently have a ten-track album out, featuring a cover of "End of Heartache" by Killswitch Engage, that was recorded throughout the year of 2008.

Though the band has been together for a relatively short time, it is evident that each respected member contributes a significant element to the overall production. The most notable characteristic of the band that sets them apart from others is that each member comes from a completely different musical background. Each person has a different style of music that they favor. Performance is one of their strongest points, particularly because their motto is, "people come to see you. Play the song on the album, perform the song live." Every show promises to have an electrifying atmosphere that will be felt by most that attend. Perhaps this is the reason why their live shows have turned out steady numbers in attendance.

Lyrics

Lower

Written By: Kristy Brady, AJ Bell

You treat me as if I'm incapable
of the comprehension of a child at age 3

Don't underestimate things you don't understand,
Are you so bold as to fuck with me?

Lower

I trust you no more than a snake in the grass,
Don't try to convince me of what you are

I can see right through the thickly painted faces,
The hypocrisy that brought you so far

Lower than I could ever be,
cover your face with the fact
Lower, so low you'll never see
over yourself in demand
Lower, soon you will face your fall,
suffer the writing on the wall

So tell yourself again this is who you wanna be,
Stand aside while you're blending in

Surround yourself with the old familiar faces,
subdue them all in your blissful sin

So fake
You'll never win when you're

Lower than I could ever be,
cover your face with the fact
Lower, so low you'll never see
over yourself in demand
Lower, soon you will face your fall,
suffer the writing on the wall

Just like seasons change, your friendship's deranged,
Tell me what I want, tell me what I need,
Our friendship's now in vain, and now we're through,
I don't need this shit, and I don't need you

Lower than I could ever be,
cover your face with the fact
Lower, so low you'll never see
over yourself in demand

Lower

Broken One

Written By: Kristy Brady, AJ Bell

Deep in the night, I hear your voice echo in my head,
Right beside me, I feel your heat, torment in my bed

Now my heart, you have broke, never again,
Played the fool for too long, drowning in sin

Enter my dear, come in this way, see what I've planned,
A darkened night, with candle light, present you an eternal band

All my hopes, all my dreams, shattered pieces,
Why did you do what you did? Hate increases

I know I was wrong, why can't you forgive? Your part of me
I can't live without, so deep in my soul, Why can't you see?

All my days, all my nights, I'm forsaken
Now I feel nothing but pain, constant burning

Running for you
(Running inside of a shell)
Against time
(Blacking out all of the light)
Still your heartbeat
(Only thing I feel is hell)
Blank your mind
(It's eating me alive)
All your nothings
(The heart that you ripped out my chest)
Whisper to me
(The love that you killed long ago)
Open your dreams
(You said thing s will change, but they won't)
Something's to be
(The Broken One has spoken)

Now alone, now I'm cold, now I'm hollow
Never feel the light again, darkness follows

I begged and begged all through the long night, but I guess it's over,
And now, my love, time to say goodbye, I'll never be sober

Running for you
(Running inside of a shell)
Against time
(Blacking out all of the light)
Still your heartbeat
(Only thing I feel is hell)
Blank your mind
(It's eating me alive)
All your nothings
(The heart that you ripped out my chest)
Whisper to me
(The love that you killed long ago)
Open your dreams
(You said thing s will change, but they won't)
Something's to be
(The Broken One has spoken)

End this, my love, and you will regret
You won't remember, but I'll never forget
So come here this evening, stay all through the night
Because, come the morning, you know you will die

Running for you
(Running inside of a shell)
Against time
(Blacking out all of the light)
Still your heartbeat
(Only thing I feel is hell)
Blank your mind
(It's eating me alive)
All your nothings
(The heart that you ripped out my chest)
Whisper to me
(The love that you killed long ago)
Open your dreams
(You said thing s will change, but they won't)
Something's to be
(The Broken One has spoken)

Broken One

Breathe Again

Written By: Kristy Brady, AJ Bell

When realization hits me, this won't be so easy,
That's when I know it's fine to fall apart
When innocence escapes me, and my heart starts to break,
There was a time, I thought we were so smart

Take a breath, don't let it fall to pieces now
(Take a breath with me)
Don't pretend this doesn't scare you too
(Don't pretend it's me)
Take a breath, don't let it be the last word said
(Take a breath with me)
I'll see you again when the sky turns blue
(I'll see you)

From the first time that we met, and I held you in my arms so close,
Please tell me you feel the same way too
the feeling knowing happiness,
The warmth of another's soul
(Happiness)
A tear drop in my eye meant just for you
(For you)

Take a breath, don't let it fall to pieces now
(Take a breath with me)
Don't pretend this doesn't scare you too
(Don't pretend it's me)
Take a breath, don't let it be the last word said
(Take a breath with me)
I'll see you again when the sky turns blue
(I'll see you)

Your hair, your eyes, the way you make me feel inside,
The warmth, you cleanse my soul, I'll never let you go

Take a breath, don't let it fall to pieces now
(Take a breath with me)
Don't pretend this doesn't scare you too
(Don't pretend it's me)
Take a breath, don't let it be the last word said
(Take a breath with me)
I'll see you
(I'll see you)

When the seasons change, I'll hold you and I will breath again

Other Side

Written By: Kristy Brady, AJ Bell

Take this loss just like any other
Without any remorse

Lying here not knowing which way I'll be going
All I remember is now far away

Haunting my mind
Regretting lost time
Take it away
Every day (x2)

Clinging to all that I knew

Neglect rage and without regret
The choice was never yours

I see the pain through the anguish you're suffering
Try to remember a day I was new

Haunting my mind
Regretting lost time
Take it away
Every day (x2)

Soaring over all that I'm still holding on to
(Im still holding on)
Regardless of a body I once knew
(Body I once knew)
Staring into those eyes, still open wide
(Eyes still open wide)
I can see myself on the Other side
(On the other side)

Feeling eyes and seeing my own
Is this really true?

Take a last look at the scene just before I go,
Turn away slowly, there's nothing to bring

Hold remembrance and please don't let go,
Keep this memory of me

Haunting my mind
Regretting lost time
Take it away
Every day (x2)

Soaring over all that I'm still holding on to
(Im still holding on)
Regardless of a body I once knew
(Body I once knew)
Staring into those eyes, still open wide
(Eyes still open wide)
I can see myself on the Other side
(On the other side)

Thoughts inside my head, am I really dead?
Dreams of you and me, now will never be
Watching angels cry, will I burn alive?
Forsaken, come with me, or blessed will I be?

Stumbling, turning, I cannot seem to find the light,
Tell me when will there be a time when I see my life

Soaring over all that I'm still holding on to
(Im still holding on)
Regardless of a body I once knew
(Body I once knew)
Staring into those eyes, still open wide
(Eyes still open wide)
I can see myself on the Other side

Dark Purity

Written By: Kristy Brady, AJ Bell

We take your life, we steal your soul
your blood is what will keep me whole

I Feel your bliss, tainted arms embrace

Come see the world through my eyes,
See how we live and how we die

Fall under your spell, my mind starts to race
Take me where you lie, pleasure fused with pain
I cannot deny, I cannot explain
All your touch implies, feel your breath so cold,
Feel the pain arise, darkness to behold

Look into my eyes, what do you see?
Come be my bride for eternity

I am afraid, brief insanity

Glance on the dark, how does it look?
Isn't it amazing how your world shook?

I feel the shadows rain down on me

In shadow and shrouds or darkness
You feel deaths hand upon you
I've already made the sacrifice
It's time that you do too

Come be mine, Come be mine, Take me away, Come be mine
1, 2, 3, Go!

I know this comes as much of a shock,
But only at night can you kill or stalk

I wait for you to show me the way

In city streets and back alleys,
Up on rooftops, we will make them bleed

Tell me how to, and I will obey

Take me where you lie, pleasure fused with pain
(In shadow and shrouds of darkness)
I cannot deny, I cannot explain
(You feel death hands upon you)
All your touch implies, feel your breath so cold,
(I've already made the sacrifice)
Feel the pain arise, darkness to behold
(It's time that you do too)

Never see the light of day
Never Feel the love of another
On the living, now, you'll prey
My power is what you're under

Wasted Days

Written By: Kristy Brady, AJ Bell

And in your wasted days,
You'll look back and wonder
Are you still you?
Can you ever be you again?

Breath Deeply, cry softly, and have no fear
(Breath Deeply,And have no fear)
Call to me, take shelter, I'm still right here
(Call to me, Im still right here)

Is it in your fore step of your wasted days?
Will they see you when you're hiding?

I'm still here for you
(for you)
Despite your broken thoughts
(Your thoughts)
When you stray
(*Scream*)
I'll be where you need me

You've come so far from here
(From here)
Yet there's still so far to go
(To go)
Have you forgotten?
(Have you forgotten?)
Or can you still feel it?

Breath Deeply, cry softly, and have no fear
(Breath Deeply,And have no fear)
Call to me, take shelter, I'm still right here
(Call to me, Im still right here)

Is it in your fore step of your wasted days?
Will they see you when you're hiding?

So search your lost soul,
find out who you are
don't let go, I know I'm still inside

Find it in yourself, look where to turn,
Just let go of your wasted days

Of your wasted days

Red Alert

Written By: Kristy Brady, AJ Bell

When you speak to me, your words cut my heart,
But then I thought you set me free from your burning arms,
I didn't want to let you go, you didnt seem to care,
You didn't see the bullets coming, baby,
Maybe you weren't aware?

The Screams that fill the air, send shivers down my spine
Why don't they seem to care? What's going through your mind?

Here they come again
(Here they come again!)
Sound the Red Alert
(Sound a Red Alert!)
In the early morning light
(In the early morning light!)
It's time to hit the dirt
(It's time to hit the dirt!)

Sound the Red Alert (x4)

We'll all remember the day, our fore fathers fell,
Bullets, bombs, and misery, we sent them straight to hell

Here they come again
(Here they come again!)
Sound the Red Alert
(Sound a Red Alert!)
In the early morning light
(In the early morning light!)
It's time to hit the dirt
(It's time to hit the dirt!)

Not So Bold

Written By: Kristy Brady, AJ Bell

You cannot accuse me, I won't take this from you,
You try to suppress and try to subdue
You cannot buy my words, I won't give in to you
You have no effect on my point of view

Grab your dreams and build it, all the negative shit, shield it
Base your life on what you want, not what others say
Use your dreams to take off, tell the doubts to fuck off,
You only have one dream so try to make it real

Come into my scene, see my world revealed,
Understand my dream, all that I've concealed
You do not know me, how could you at all?
Listen to my words, not what's written on the wall

Grab your dreams and build it, all the negative shit, shield it
Base your life on what you want, not what others say (x2)

Look in my eyes, can you see me? What I've become, all within me
(All within me)
My limits will not be controlled, pressure from you, I will not fold
(I will not fold)
You cannot live my dreams for me, I will prevail, watch and you'll see
(Watch and you'll see)
When you see what my eyes behold, you'll realize you're not so bold
(Not so bold)

Take a step and look back, you cannot bring me down,
I will not stand here and be kicked around
Turn away, cause you're wrong, all of you thought I'd break,
You have no idea how much I can take

Don't stand aside and suck ass, sit and watch your life pass,
Get off your ass and go with your own dream
People think life is easy, they can afford to be sleazy,
Don't listen to them, go the distance, push your limits

Grab your dreams and build it, all the negative shit, shield it
Base your life on what you want, not what others say (x2)

Look in my eyes, can you see me? What I've become, all within me
(All within me)
My limits will not be controlled, pressure from you, I will not fold
(I will not fold)
You cannot live my dreams for me, I will prevail, watch and you'll see
(Watch and you'll see)
When you see what my eyes behold, you'll realize you're not so bold
(Not so bold)

Gone sick of those money grabbing suffocations
I'm sick of those money grabbing suffocations

Look in my eyes, can you see me? What I've become, all within me
(All within me)
My limits will not be controlled, pressure from you, I will not fold
(I will not fold)
You cannot live my dreams for me, I will prevail, watch and you'll see
(Watch and you'll see)
When you see what my eyes behold, you'll realize you're not so bold
(Not so bold)

Two Faced

Written By: Kristy Brady, AJ Bell

I feel you deep inside
Blessing dark thoughts,
Your voice is in my mind,
Oppressions what you've brought
Not knowing who I am
Aggressions begun
Don't feel much like myself,
the schizophrenic one

Eating me like a disease
torture me till I appease
All that I can see is red
Your insults spin in my head

Point me where to go
I'll follow your finger
Will you never know
How I am left to linger?

Guiding from beneath my skin
How long until I give in?
Tell me what is it you seek?
Holding an outlook, so bleak

Point me where to go
I'll follow your finger
Will you never know
How I am left to linger?

Struggles with myself,
Straight-jacket conscience

Leaving behind a part of me
I can never let you see
Try to regret all I've lost
The remembrance of the cost

Point me where to go
I'll follow your finger
Will you never know
How I am left to linger?

Discography

Not So Bold, full length LP, featuring a cover of "End of Heartache" by Killswitch Engage. You can find our music at www.myspace.com/neverbeforemetal

Set List

Songs:

1. Lower
2. Broken One
3. Breathe Again
4. Other Side
5. Dark Purity
6. Wasted Days
7. Red Alert
8. Two Faced
9. Not So Bold
10. End of Heartache (By Killswitch Engage)

The fan favorites tend to be our heavier songs. So our usual set list goes like this:

1. Other Side
2. Dark Purity
3. Lower
4. Two Faced
5. Not So Bold / End of Heartache/ Red Alert