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"Memphis rock band Prosevere to rock Tupelo"

Playing big festivals, vying for the chance to get signed at a major label, schmoozing with superstars – all in a day's work for the guys in Prosevere.

The Memphis-based hard rock group, made up of lead singer Gary Segars, drummer Rocky Griggs, bass player Matt Riley and guitarist Eric Ashe, has earned plenty of fans in its five-year history. It's about time major music biz players are starting to take notice.

"That's definitely the biggest thing right now: we're pretty much spending this summer showcasing for different record labels," Segars said in an interview with the Daily Journal. "We always keep being told there's no rock scene, no rock charts, nothing is doing well. So as far as the major labels go, they don't wanna touch it. But we've been out on the road, and there are crowds. There are people who will buy rock CDs and people who will support the shows. We've just gotta find the right label."

It's too soon to call rock 'n' roll's time of death, Segars said.

"The spirit of rock 'n' roll will always be around," he said. "Everybody likes to go out and party. ...I feel good about where rock is going. Music is always a pendulum, it's always going back and forth. I think rock is on the upswing."

Segars backs up his views with the interest shown in Prosevere, and how his band is being taken seriously by labels and music promoters.

For example, Prosevere has been invited back to perform at the Memphis in May Beale St. Music Festival this year. The band performed there a few years ago, and while the guys shared the stage with stars, they weren't exactly playing similar styles of music.

"In 2009, we were put on the same stage as Three 6 Mafia, Snoop Dogg and 311. We had fun, we partied with those guys til 2 or 3 in the morning," he said, "but this year we're sharing a stage with Bush, Coheed & Cambria and Black Stone Cherry. That's a little more our style."

Prosevere is, as always, in the process of writing new material for a new CD.

Til the band hits the big time, Segars and crew enjoy keeping the spirit of rock 'n' roll alive.

"Being in a semi-successful band, it's a full-time job in and of itself. Then having a 40-hour a week job, and I have a daughter – it can be slightly overwhelming," he said. "But as long as we're doing it for fun and doing it for the passion, the right opportunity will pop up, and we'll hop on it."

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- Daily Journal

"Review: Prosevere - Burn the City"

"Burn the City" is a bright and energetic slice of rock'n'roll. The songs are mostly guitar-driven, mid-paced rockers with melodies and choruses that will stay lodged in your brain well after the CD has ended. The impressive clean lead vocals are sometimes backed with scorching growling screams that give the songs an additional, well-placed edge.

In addition to the outstanding musicianship and songwriting here, the production on this CD must be mentioned as well. "Burn the City" is stunningly crisp and clear, giving its riffs and vocals additional power in their individuality. If there was 3D for stereo audio, this would be it. This album sounds great on headphones.

The slowest track, "Can't Let Go," shows another dimension of the band. It's one of those songs you might expect to hear in a movie or television montage ... and I won't be surprised if we see that soon.

Those looking for a solid slab of hard rock without unnecessary extremes will likely find "Burn the City" to be exactly what they're looking for.

- Rough Edge

"Review: Prosevere's "Burn the City""

Metallic rock band Prosevere is out with a new 5 song EP of quality hard rock that stands far apart from anything else that has come out this year in the rock world. The new tracks on the Burn The City CD were produced by J Hall, who previously worked with Saving Abel and Taddy Porter.

The album kicks off with a slow paced, heavy drum and harmonizing guitar that explode into a cross between metal and melody with vocalist Gary Segars singing smoothly and hitting all the right notes in the chorus, “You’ve proved that you’re not worth saving,” and finally bringing on a crowd-pumping breakdown-into-solo-into-sing-along ~ a great structure to an opening song.

At times, Prosevere sound like a mix of Coheed and Cambria, 3 Doors Down, Dream Theater, and A Perfect Circle, but with super heavy guitars and drums. This is what Incubus should sound like. The vocals are always right on point, while the guitar and bass play in perfect harmony, keeping things on the distorted and heavy side. They totally avoid the way overdone “bad band” trick of flooding the songs with effects to hide an overall lack of talent. Instead, guitarist Eric Ashe keeps things perfectly distorted and intense the entire time, always sneaking in some quality riffage, but never overdoing it. The occasional use of effects are done tastefully; that’s the sign of a good guitarist.

Things take a melodic spin on track 3, with Segars adding acoustic guitar on top of Ashe’s heavy distorted sound and belting vocals on “I Can’t Let Go,” a song destined to be a radio hit.

The band is no a stranger to the road, either. They spent the last few years touring with supersize bands like Every Time I Die and Egypt Central, and they enjoyed a summer support slot with Nonpoint in 2010. Look for Burn The City on iTunes. - The Pulse Magazine

"Review: Prosevere - Burn the City"

For this next group of guys, Rock N’ Roll is more than just a type of music; it’s their lifestyle and attitude. In 2006, two of the founding members seen two guys leave their current band for a new project while still on tour. Gary and Eric began searching for a new bassist and drummer. With a few tryouts with some killer musicians in the Mid-south, the band got lucky and found Rocky Griggs and Matt Riley to help out with the remaining tour dates. After the tour they realized the new guys were the ones and decided a new beginning was appropriate. The name of the band was changed as well as the attitude. They began building some speed while writing new tracks and hitting the stage with Saving Abel, Egypt Central and many more. 2008 seen some studio time and the result was a new EP titled Versus. They hit the road again with some big names and in 2009 and was asked to play the May Beale Street Music Festival with 311, Korn, Shinedown and many others. The guys are at it again with a new release. Burn the City is a 5 track EP that is ready to light a place a blaze. The album begins with “Not Worth Saving” which will peak your interest within seconds. The drums hammer home an awesome opening while the guitars slide in with the vocals to top the track off. It is very smooth as the guitars rip shit up. The vocals are easy to follow along and sing right along with. They toss in some growling backing vocals as well. They also insert a great guitar solo they will have you screaming for more. The track might be titled “Not Worth Saving,” but I’m telling you it would be saved on my iPod. “New Number 2” is the current single from the EP. Begins with another drums solo, but only for a second before a coiled up guitar springs forward. They both take a step back when the vocals enter. Everything then comes together as a whole for a descent track. The tunes with have you moving in no time as they blend a hard rock groove with a sly chorus to create a solid tune. “Can’t Let Go” slows the album down just a bit with a heartfelt number. The vocals display deep passion with every word that escapes Gary’s mouth. The music glides right behind those words to create a whirlwind that will suck you in for an awesome ride. You can just sit back and enjoy this one. “Bottoms Up” steps up next cracks the volume and intensity up once again. They get going with a nice intro that transitions into a stellar offering. It is a super catchy number that cruises by. The guitars lay down a couple sweet riffs as the vocals give up some easy to devour lyrics. The ending of the tune gets a little creative with vocals sliding in and out like they are doing a little battle. The title cut completes the 5 track EP. “Burn the City” keeps the intensity level high as they rush at you like a stampede. This one is an energy filled high impact tune that can quickly get a crowd on their feet and moving. They belt out huge vocals while they hammer and whale on their instruments. It is something that you can put in while you are in a pissed off mood and scream the lyrics. It is an amazing tune, as is the entire album. These 5 tracks are a great start to a full-length album. The vocals fill you up while the music knocks the shit out of you. You will have you air guitars out several times throughout the release. These guys definitely have something going while staying true to their roots. These guys could be a show stealer and should have a spot on your iPod.

Rating: 9 out of 10 - Steal the Spotlight

"Perseverance the key for Prosevere"

It's been an eventful five years for the four members of the Memphis hard rock band Prosevere. They've logged a lot of shows in that time, heading out most weekends to tour the region and getting back just in time to grab a few hours sleep before having to be at work on Monday morning.

They've been playing memorable dates with their good friends in Sore Eyes, and once at the Bonestock festival in Poplar Bluff, Mo., they had to be escorted through a throng of fans who then bought out the band's merchandise in minutes.

But the highlight -- and in some ways the most humbling experience -- for band members so far remains their 2009 rain-drenched appearance at the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival.

"That was a dream come true," says lead vocalist Gary Segars. "I've been going to that festival since 1998. Really I guess I went before that, but that was the first year I went all three days, and I've been all three days ever since. We actually take off touring to go to that festival. We love it. It's a good vibe."

Prosevere is holding out hope for an invitation to return to the Beale festival again this year. Their ace card in the campaign is Burn the City, the band's new five-song EP, the release of which they will commemorate with a show Friday at the New Daisy Theatre.

The record represents a new chapter for Prosevere, which started out tentatively in 2006. At that time Segars and guitarist Eric Ashe were playing together in the band A Life Away. When the rhythm section quit, the pair went on the hunt for replacements.

"When they put the ad up looking for a drummer, I called them and asked them for an audition, and they blew me off once," says drummer Rocky Griggs, who credits his nü metal look for the brush off. "The second time we actually met up, and it took about 10 minutes to figure out it was the right combination."

To complete the lineup, Ashe tapped his old Every Passing Second bandmate Matt Riley to play bass. The four played their first show under the old name, A Life Away, but by March 2007 they had changed the name, adopting a bit of wordplay provided by Riley.

"When the four of us came together it was something totally different from what A Life Away was," says Griggs. "We thought it was stronger, so we decided to make a new project of it."

Almost as soon as they started, the band headed into the studio and began recording. The eight-song Versus came out in 2008 and helped the band start to build a regional fan base. But it wasn't representative of the new direction the group was going in, a move away from metal toward a more melodic rock sound.

Prosevere was determined that the follow-up would reflect the change.

"Before we were just so new," says Ashe. "You had four individual people who were just trying to be the best they possibly could be. It was good at the time, but we just needed a more unified vision of where we were going. We needed more direction."

The band began casting about for a name producer who could help take them to the next level.

"We had talked to and met up with a lot of different producers," says Segars. "We went to St. Louis and met up with the guys from Trailer Studios. We talked to Rick Beato down in Atlanta, Travis Wyrick in Knoxville, Ben Grosse in Los Angeles. We didn't click. When you bring in a producer it has to be like another band member."

The band finally found their match when former Memphis producer Skidd Mills introduced them to his engineer, Jay Hall.

"When Jay came out to see us he just started running with all these ideas," says Segars. "We joked the same way. We had the same sense of humor. It was like he was part of the band."

Hall, who has worked on records by Saving Abel and 12 Stones, helped Prosevere hone their writing chops in the studio, and he encouraged them to strip their playing down to its essentials. But he was always careful, Segars says, to keep the essential character of the band intact.

"He told us, 'I'm going to keep you credible but commercially acceptable,'" says Segars.

The resulting record is an explosive and varied collection that manages to put the party anthem -- and lead single -- "New Number 2" alongside the structurally intricate "Burn the City" and the emotional epic "Can't Let Go." For a group that sees itself primarily as a high-energy party band, the diversity reveals a new complexity that was the direct result of Hall's influence,

"We're looking forward to what comes next," says Ashe. "That's why we're here. We're always looking for that next chapter, and right now, it's right around the corner." - Commercial Appeal

"Prosevere at the New Daisy Theatre"

The brand of commercial hard rock/alt-metal played by young local four-piece band Prosevere has never been exactly my thing, but it's hard to miss the enthusiasm and command with which the band approaches the genre. After their debut EP, Versus, in 2008, the band returns this week with the five-song follow-up, Burn the City, where grinding, crunching guitars set up catchy choruses sometimes leading into flashy solos or growling vocal changes (or both). As a genre calling card, it's a good one, with all five songs seeming to have single potential. Led by energetic, engaging frontman Gary Segars, the band's charisma and radio-friendly sound make them a breakout contender. - Memphis Flyer

"Prosevere - Burn the City review"

“You strike the match, I’ll throw it. Let’s watch this city burn to hell,” exclaims vocalist Gary Segars on the title track. A chunky riff forces its way out of hiding. The drums go into a tailspin, fills blasting out in consecutive fashion. The band puts on a united front, building the last minute up to an adrenaline rush of emotion. The mind could imagine a packed club chanting the lyrical line like a pack of fretless coyotes. It’s a powerful tune that ends Burn The City, a strong EP from the Tennessee hard rock foursome Prosevere.

Burn The City is a tight collection of five songs that acts as a sampler for what the band is all about. There’s the standard acoustic-driven ballad in “Can’t Let Go,” put in the middle of the EP to break up the molten energy that surrounds it. It’s not a bad attempt, avoiding the cheesy undertones that many of their contemporaries bask in. It’s also pleasant to see a band avoid dumping their ballad at the end in a jarring sound shift.

The real meat of the EP is the four other songs, which are heavy from the onset, and don’t lessen up their hold. The band has the hooks down, each track sporting a tuneful chorus that’s hard to escape from. “New Number 2” has the band take control of the soft/heavy dynamic to tug at the listener’s eardrums, while the title track is a darker tune delivered by a thumping bass line. The ending, which was described in detail in the opening paragraph, is the benchmark of the EP.

The musicianship is solid, if unspectacular. The melodic guitar leads aim for an emotional response over flashy work. The songs are all structured according to the formulaic verse/chorus style, though the title track forgoes it in a worthwhile twist. Segars does an admirable job belting out a soaring clean style, as well as some harsher yells to show a tough interior to the vocals. The band picked the best songs possible to show off their ability. In the future, it will be interesting to see how the band does writing another five or six songs into the mix, while keeping the momentum continuous.

As an EP, it does the job of wetting the tongues of hard rock fans. It’s short enough to get the message across, but not long enough for those looking for a quick fix. There aren’t any big shockers, but quality songwriting is a glowing trait. The band has a loyal following in the Southeast, and Burn The City could give them the opportunity to expand past familiar borders. There’s a ton of great up-and-coming bands to choose from, and Prosevere, along with Burn The City, is another one to add to the growing list.

The 411: Burn The City is a short taste of what Prosevere brings to the table. The five songs are a strong collection of material that kick a lot of ass, while showing a melodic side. Not much to be shocked about, but solid songwriting is never something to complain about. For an EP, it does its job of building anticipation for a full-length release.


"Review: Prosevere - Burn the City"

What a nice surprise this was, a brand new EP coming in March from American hardrockers Prosevere! I really enjoyed their 2008 album "Versus" a lot but they have gone from strength to strength on this new 5 track EP "Burn the city", the sound is bigger, the riffs are heavier, the choruses are stronger, oh man this is good shit! At times, they´re like Nickelback without the pop ballads and in other moments Prosevere bring thoughts to Alter Bridge. These new songs are wellcrafted and smart arranged, what strikes me is that it sounds like a major label budget production. Crank it up! -

"Flow of rap, rock, reggae tops it all off"

"Despite light but constant rain, the Budweiser Stage drew a steady-building audience, starting with local hard rockers Prosevere who began the day with about 1,000 dedicated fans. One of the rising stars of the local metal scene, the four-piece, led by bushy-mane singer Gary Segars, showed their wide-ranging appeal with acoustic power ballads as well as more aggressive but catchy rockers."

- Commercial Appeal

"Review: Prosevere - 'Versus'"

"Overview: Prosevere is the latest rock sensation out of Tennessee, Memphis to be exact. The band came together from the ashes of several Memphis-based acts that had come before them. Prosevere gathered all their best ideas and hit the studio with producers Johnathan Treeby and Kyle Segars, the latter kin-up with band frontman and fellow co-producer Gary Segars. The finished product is an EP called ‘Versus‘, which saw daylight for the first time on July 29, 2008. Check the band’s MySpace for information on how to purchase ‘Versus‘, as well as their upcoming shows spanning a greater part of the Southeast.

The Good: I’ve eaten up a lot of the rock which Tennessee has spawned in recent time, but I was crossing my fingers that Prosevere would deliver something refreshing, something different from the typical modern/alt.-rock sound of the majority of the bands from this Tennessee rock flux. Luckily, the band delivers on ‘Versus‘. “Shots” is a 90 proof bar brawl chockfull of visceral energy and commanding guitar chugs that relies on a chunky groove and the inviting pipes of Gary Segars to bring order to the fracas. “Feelin’ This”, equal amounts spry and propulsive, storms to the finish line, buoyed by the macho, thunderous riffage of guitarist Eric Ashe. On multiple occasions, his guitar work becomes titanic and enveloping, similar to something along the lines of Decyfer Down. Senor Segars lets ‘er rip for the first time on the intrepid and rather bold “The Question”, his blistering screams coinciding with the rest of the song’s dynamics with perfect fluidity. Ironically switching poles, it is the delicate choruses of “The Question” that do it justice, emanating both professionalism and progressive tendencies. “Sleepless” is certainly in no need of shut-eye, where charging, muscular verses pair perfectly with mountainous choruses; the sound of clean guitar strumming is thrust to the forefront of the chorus, loading it up with extra depth. Prosevere gather ’round the campfire for the acoustic ballad “Believing”, an impassioned and soulful number which you will find is easy to connect with after only an immediate listen. Quirky and feisty, “Versus” peppers its peachy canvas with a bevy of one-off hooks, engaging you at every turn. Drummer Rocky Griggs unleashes a double bass onslaught that, surprisingly, helps to emboss “Versus” instead of trampling it. “Harder Than Before” might be the most mature track on ‘Versus‘, rolling out an tinerary of playful, almost poppy verses and majestic pre’s to warm you up before the floodgates of the chorus open, gushing out sizzling guitars and a sinister attitude. Well implemented and very well delivered, “Harder Than Before” shows a steady growth in maturity from the start of ‘Versus‘ to here by Prosevere. The EP signs off with “Ransom” and the band make sure their demands are heard. Although militant and cutthroat at its core, “Ransom” rides an animated flow which provides some character to the song. Big G’s screams make a raging comeback, this time in the form of guttural growls, proving his versatility. Prosevere save their big kaboom for the end with “Ransom”, and it pays off.

The Bad: “Shots” and “Feelin’ This” make it through unscathed, however the remaining six aren’t so lucky. On “The Question”, Matt Riley, who is certainly a solid bass performer, overpowers a bulk of the song, hindering its dynamics and drowning out the rest of the band. “Sleepless” sounds to me like it’s stuck in between being forceful and driving or being glossy and hook-laden; regardless to which direction you feel the song sways, its identity crisis is audible. I was surprised to hear Prosevere strip down for “Believing”. And while I commend the band for stepping outside the box, it just doesn’t cut the mustard. Gary Segars’ voice never quite syncs up with the acoustic guitars, and in all honesty, I feel certain that “Believing” would sound fifty times better backed by a full band. “Versus” is a high point for drummer Rocky Griggs on the disc, but at the 2:19 mark he overshoots a fill by a beat or two, doing slight damage to the transition that follows. The big solo on “Harder Than Before” is, tragically, useless, attributed mostly to the fact that, like the solo itself, everything sounds gossamer during this point in the song. Finally, I don’t have any real gripes about “Ransom”, but it did make something clear to me. “Ransom” is Prosevere being as ballsy as they can be and it really works for them. Perhaps the band are best suited for a more brutal, thrashy future.

Bottomline: Prosevere cover a lot of ground on ‘Versus‘. Never before have I heard a band so young tackle so many different avenues of rock without ever really losing focus, or steam for that matter. Therein lies the catch 22 for Prosevere. Because they have such a firm handle on a litany of styles, I hope they are able to discern which formats actually suit them best. If Prosevere can do that, their future offerings will be behemoths. Still, there is plenty to enjoy on ‘Versus‘. And although Prosevere sometimes suffer a few growing pains in the process, the band’s music is able to satisfy a broad range of tastes, while proving there is plenty of room left for growth."
- Tunelab Music

"Tom Lee Park's changes won't cut Memphis in May fun"

''You've got Katy Perry, who's hot. You've got the All-American Rejects. They have a huge No. 1 single. Fall Out Boy, which is hot with the younger generation; Ben Harper & Relentless 7, who always love to perform. On the other side of that, you've got Al Green, who hasn't performed (at the festival) since 1996. You've got Memphis acts, Prosevere, a huge up-and-coming act.

"I'm hearing people that are closer to my age saying they can't wait to see James Taylor on the river. And leading into that is Bonnie Raitt," Hampton said.

- Commercial Appeal

"Review: Prosevere"

"These southern hard rock bands knows how to pull of some serious groovy hard hitting rock, Memphis based Prosevere sent me their debut cd "Versus" and I must say I was surprised over their strong material.
Funny thing is that I listened to this after I reviewed Soundevice's "Final cuts" and I really do think Prosevere sounds a bit like Soundevice but with more muscles.
This quartet is not a 100% modern rock band, the cool thing is that there are elements of classic hard rock in their sound which makes their songs even more interesting.
The opening track "Shots" on this mini album sets the standard right away with strong riffs and a great vocal performance from Gary Segars.
Of these 8 tracks, my favorite is the heavy mutha of a rocker "Feelin' this" - awesome!
The only weak song is the ballad "Believing" where singer Gary doesn't feel right at home with.
The title track "Versus" can be described as Ozzy meeting Disturbed, well it's more rough but the quality cannot be questioned.
A great band! " -

"Beale St Music Festival - Sunday, May 3rd"

"This young Memphis metal band has risen over the past couple of years to the top of their scene, led by the soaring vocals of wild-man frontman Gary Segars. "

- Memphis Flyer

"Prosevere "Versus""

Independent Release
Rating: 9.5 Out Of 10
Reviewed by: Bam-Bam

Sometimes, as a music reviewer, you just have one of those days when your ears are totally clicking in tune with everything you listen to, and by gosh, I’m having one of those days, or else I need to give the U.S. Postal Service more credit for their timeliness in delivering four or five packages of quality on the same day! The Tennessee born and bred PROSEVERE is a quartet of early-twenties chaps who each somehow found one another at the perfect time and place to create what is easily one of the most incredible, criminally unsigned bands of the decade! With a vocalist who could sing every style of Active Rock necessary to land the band on commercial radio yet still garners a style that shreds galvanized metal off the side of a tool shed, the band could literally phone in the instrumental portion if needed, BUT…they just have to show their asses and give you the goods to prove their muster as well. Killer guitars, mean-ass bottom feeder bass licks, and hammer-of-the-Gods drumming keep this one atop the pack with ease. The opening two tracks, “Shots” and “Feelin’ This” are worth the entire price of the disc, but add to that the standout, brain slaughter of the album closer, “Ransom”, and you’ve got yourself a classic here.

I’m just stunned, folks. This is better than everything else polluting my ears on the radio these days. They could easily take Breaking Benjamin, Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, AND Bullet For My Valentine in a street brawl, all at the same time! It’s simply a matter of the right person hearing this and giving them a shot at the ring in my opinion, so give them a listen, and cast your vote by purchasing the disc at CDBABY.COM so that hopefully someone over at CBS/Sony or even the fine folks (whom I will be contacting to share this with) at Jive/Zomba (Three Days Grace, Bullet For My Valentine and others) will take note! You can also pass your well-wishes on at their website, and let them know you read about it first on Away-Team. Very, Very Highly Recommended!!!"


"Sign this Artist - Prosevere"


When you come from a musical hot bed such as Memphis, Tennessee it’s hard to be original let alone stand out. Prosevere seem to be the latest band from Memphis to do so. Considered by most a hard rock band, Prosevere mix a plethora of styles into one unique sound. From metal breakdowns to classic rock riffs the band uses their savvy to break the chains of modern rock music. Vocalist Gary Segars has an original voice that cuts through the bands heavy sound making the band even stronger.

Proseveres approach to music is starting to connect with listeners world wide. The band is quickly approaching 150,000 plays on myspace since July and has over 12,000 friends. The band has shared the stage with other great Memphis acts like Egypt Central, On A Dead Machine and One Less Reason as well as national acts like Every Time I Die, Stick To Your Guns and Vayden. Critics have also been kind to Prosevere and their debut album “Versus” citing it as an inventive rock record that sticks with you.

Possible Labels

Roadrunner Records would be my choice for Prosevere to call home. The label has a rich rock history and houses rock artists with a wide range of sounds. Touring with the other Roadrunner artists would help the band spread their sound and increase their fan base. The labels diversity would help the band grow and mature into musicians that could become career artists."


"CD Review: Prosevere - Versus"

"Prosevere is something of a super group that grew out of the Memphis, TN rock scene. Vocalist Gary Segars and guitarist Eric Ashe both are perfectly capable front men, and the rhythm section of Matt Riley (on bass) and Rocky Griggs (drums) is one that any band could wish for. Prosevere is a fearless band, taking musical risks and having just enough chutzpah to pull them off. 2008 sees the release of Prosevere’s debut album, Versus. It’s one not to miss!

Versus is your prototypical big rock album. Driving guitar and big rock choruses abound here; with a bit of punk energy that sometimes evades the corporate rock crowd. Vocalist Gary Segars is atypical for a band this heavy, as he has something of a lyric voice. This stands in contrast to the often heavy guitar style that pervades Versus. My favorite song here is Believing, which shows the acoustic side of Prosevere. Other highlights include Shots, Sleepless and Versus.

Prosevere combines the best elements of heavy metal and lyric rock and roll to forge a sound that is very commercial and very accessible. Don't be surprised if Prosevere has a significant future in the music business. As it is, Versus is a stunning premiere.

Rating: 4 Stars (Out of 5)" - Wildy's World


2008 EP - "Versus"
2011 EP - "Burn the City"
2011 EP - "Three"



After a successful run with their debut E.P. Versus, Prosevere (pronounced pro-suh-veer) released Burn the City on March 1st, 2011. The band has spent the past 18 months in support of the record, touring with the likes of Godsmack, Papa Roach, Sevendust, Nonpoint, Adelita’s Way, Zach Myers of Shinedown, and many others, hitting markets from New Orleans all the way to New York City. Most recently, the band was invited as direct support on a sold out short touring run with Bush, and will close out 2012 by playing shows with 10 Years and Saving Abel.

The process of recording Burn the City began in October of 2009 when engineer/producer J Hall (Saving Abel, 12 Stones, Taddy Porter) saw the band perform a show in Nashville. From there, pre-production started on about 30 songs the band had written since the release of the first EP. The 30 were whittled down to 5 songs, and the recording began. As the band grew, the music matured, and the biggest obstacle was finding a way to make the music commercial, while still remaining credible and not over-produced. “The thing we love most about playing music is that edge” says vocalist Gary Segars. “We want to keep things as raw as possible. We pride ourselves on our live show and we wanted to bring that feel into the studio.” Burn the City is just a glimpse of the energy the band brings to their live performance.

Prosevere has been together since late 2006, and has grown from just another metal group to a sonically diverse rock band. Not afraid to tackle all avenues of rock ‘n roll, songs like New Number 2 and Not Worth Saving keep the band cemented as an energetic, heavy band, while they explore new realms with the pop/rock track Bottoms Up and the ballad Can’t Let Go. The title track, Burn the City, is an upbeat juggernaut that combines everything from the record into one smashing assault. With thousands of records sold, hundreds of shows in over 20 markets with the likes of 311, Hinder, Saving Abel, Egypt Central, the Veer Union, and countless others, showcases in New York and Nashville, and an ever growing fanbase, this new record has and will continue to take the group to new heights.