seventh seal

seventh seal

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Seventh Seal is defining a new genre, not because they're trying to, but because they are different. Hard Rock and Metal riffage combined with a positive message is allowing Seventh Seal to make their stamp on modern music.

Biography

Seventh Seal: a band with a sound so ferocious and pounding, it stands apart from the norm, its lyrical messages of hope and positivity dovetailing beautifully with the music, providing a duality that is rare in the heavy-metal genre. Their music is charting extremely well on Internet and independent radio, with two songs, “Forsaken” and “Martyr,” reaching #1, ahead of such bands as Underoath, As I Lay Dying, Project 86, and P.O.D.

Nathan Heavel(bass, backing vocals), Josh Clark (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Mark Mathias(drums) came together in 2002 to form Seventh Seal. They began writing material that would become the basis for the band’s 2003 debut album. Joe Begly(lead guitar, backing vocals) joined the band in the spring of 2003 and Seventh Seal then set about recording its hard-rock/metal album in the fall, working with award-winning producer Travis Wyrick.

In 2005 the band took on a new musical direction, exploring the genre of metal and hard rock, and recording an EP. Soon after the EP was completed, Mark Mathias stepped down as drummer but continued as the band’s manager. Tim Warner, a drummer who had worked previously with Nathan and Josh, joined the band in February of 2006.

Seventh Seal has become a touring force in the Mid-Atlantic States, drawing large crowds at major rock venues, including The Recher Theatre, Fletchers, Sonar, The House of Rock, The Thunderdome, Jaxx, Stingers and the Funk Box. The band also has enjoyed national attention, being featured in the magazines HM and Relevant, both in articles and on compilation samplers.

As 2006 drew to a close, Seventh Seal added guitarist Justin Gosnell (Vestascension) to their line-up to further diversify their sound thus allowing lead singer Josh Clark more freedom to interact with their fans during their shows. The new line-up has been performing to rave reviews. The band, now a five-piece, is busily writing and plans to release its sophomore album sometime in late 2007.

Lyrics

Forsaken

Written By: Josh Clark

Forsaken

Confusion infects you mind
Leaving only ruin behind
taking control of this life
assuming all of this is mine

days go by, and still I see nothing
time is limited by the mind

I have been
Forsaken by all the lies
Forsaken and left alone
why am I here

Apathy

Written By: Josh Clark

Apathy

Clouds of doubt skew perception
That which can be seen chines through
The earthly mind fills the abyss while the soul seeks unseen truth

You’re blind by apathy
You’re blind to everything
You’re blind by apathy
You’re blind to everything

Never choose to be indifferent to all of these beliefs
Never choose to be the only one who cares not of the Truth
Never choose to be apathetic to the search for the Way
Never choose to be an enemy of reality

Discography

Seventh Seal - Seventh Seal(Self-Titled) (2004)
Seventh Seal - Whole (EP) (2005)

Set List

Forsaken
Apathy
Martyr
Eden
Tear Away
It has Begun
Daylight Bleeds
Revelation
Convenient Homicide
Isomorph

Our set is composed of all original material from the album and can be taylored to fit any time slot