Signum A.D.

Signum A.D.

 Augusta, Kansas, USA
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Mainstream rock with a metal edge. Produced by Brett Hestla from Dark New Day. For fans of Breaking Benjamin, Sevendust, Staind, Dark New Day, etc. National tour and radio campaign coming in 2011.

Biography

Two labels, and three mixes after Signum A.D. entered the studio in 2007, the four piece active rock band from Augusta, KS is finally positioned to take the country by storm. Their debut album, ’The Unsilenced’ reads like a who’s who in modern rock. The album was produced by Brett Hestla (Framing Hanley, Dark New Day), mixed by Kato Khandwala (Breaking Benjamin, Paramore), and mastered by Tom Baker (Sevendust, 10 Years). The album is a stellar freshman release, featuring standout radio tracks like ‘Bleeding Sun,’ ‘Down,' ‘Walls That Fall,’ and ‘Who I Am.’

Signum A.D.’s powerful sound is sculpted by Dave Ruyle’s commanding baritone voice belting viral melodies, Elliott Ecton’s heavy-handed finesse on the guitar, and Brentin Deimel (bass) and D.L.’s (drums) airtight rhythm section. When you mix this all together you are left with a sound that is extremely hard-hitting, but somehow maintains a pop sensibility, which opens up their demographic to more than the typical rock band. The live experience, with vocal harmonies many bands covet, earthquake soundscapes screaming from their tube amps, neck-breaking rhythms, and an infectious energy, is almost guaranteed to turn the crowd into fans.

Listen for Signum A.D. on the airwaves this summer, and be sure to request your local station to put them in regular rotation or specialty spins if they are not already

Lyrics

Walls That Fall (Radio Version)

Written By: Elliott Ecton/David Ruyle/David Lyon

Walls That Fall – 92 BPM

Verse 1
These words are killing me,
Even if I’m smiling.
These chains still seem to bind me.
I’m going through a break down.
Why have I become so alone?
I can’t believe that these walls are going to break.

Chorus A
Falling down is when we find ourselves again.
Why do we hide behind these walls that fall?

Verse 2
These wounds are killing me,
Even with the morphine.
It blinds me to the feeling that
My levee’s going to break down.
Why have I become so alone?
I can’t believe that these walls are going to break.

Chorus B
Falling down is when we find ourselves again.
Why do we hide behind these walls that fall?
Falling down is where we, find ourselves again.
Why do we hide behind these walls that fall?

Bridge
I look through these cold eyes, and nothing feels right.
Why every time do I seem to take the wrong ride?

Repeat Chorus B

Before I Break

Written By: Elliott Ecton/David Ruyle/David Lyon

Before I Break – 108 BPM

Verse 1
I’m just trying to make it through one more day
But right now I just feel so hollow.
I’m getting so tired of feeling this way,
So do you have a pill I can swallow?

Chorus
Please don’t leave. Don’t leave me hangin’ around.
Somehow I know in the end it will all be ok
So who cares what I go through today?
But right now I just can’t take this weight
So please stop what you’re doing before I break

Verse 2
Can’t you see that I’ve hit the ground, now I’m crawling?
Next time can I just lean on you when I’m falling?
I can’t be the man who I need to be.
It’s like a cold chill’s choking me.

Repeat Chorus

Bridge
I am trying, but the pill just won’t go down.
I am trying, so help me before I break.

Chorus x2

Bleeding Sun

Written By: Elliott Ecton/David Ruyle/David Lyon

Bleeding Sun – 88 BPM

Verse 1
I can’t stop thinking about the way we’ve neglected
Everything that you have for so long protected.
I think about the disappearing canopy.
Will you lose patience as we pollute the rest of what you see?

PreChorus
Breathing like a gun
Waiting for the countdown to run out…
5, 4, 3, 2, 1…
Breathing like a gun

Chorus
Bleeding sun
Your reign is pouring down
Falling on
The wasted, broken ground
Forgive us all

Verse 2
As we fight amongst ourselves, we kill the world that’s kept us.
As we indulge in our selfish thoughts as men, we bring your justice.
The time has come to recognize.
Is it too late? Is this a sign?

Repeat PreChorus

Repeat Chorus

Bridge
Who will lead us?
Who will save us
When the sun comes crashing down?

Repeat Chorus x2

Who I Am

Written By: Elliott Ecton/David Ruyle/David Lyon

Who I Am – 91 BPM

Verse 1
Why did you take this so far just to back out now?
Did you think that I would not succeed?
It doesn’t matter. You know I had to see this through.
I can’t conform to something that was meant for you.

Chorus
It’s the way you scream when I come through.
The way you look through me when I see you.
I’ll never stop because this who I am.
This is who I am.

Verse 2
Why would I roll the dice and not take the prize when I win?
Why would I let this go when it just keeps falling in my hands?
Why would I wake up from this dream that I’ve been living in?
I can’t deny myself. It’s all just a part of who I am.

Repeat Chorus

Bridge

Repeat Chorus

Discography

In June of 2010, Signum A.D. released their debut album "The Unsilenced" produced by Brett Hestla (Framing Hanley, Dark New Day), mixed by Kato Khandwala (Breaking Benjamin, Paramore), and mastered by Tom Baker (Sevendust, 10 Years).

1. The Calling
2. Walls That Fall
3. Free
4. At The Seams
5. Sad But Not Forgotten
6. Falling On My Knees
7. Down
8. Who I Am
9. Something's Wrong
10. Rock
11. Before I Break
12. Bleeding Sun

Signum A.D.'s track "Bleeding Sun," has been added to regular rotation on AOL Radio - New Rock First as well as numerous additional online radio stations. The track is also being spun on a handful of terrestrial radio stations as well.

Set List

All original. Approximately 45 minutes.

-Before I Break
-At the Seams
-SBNF
-Something's Wrong
-Back Down
-Father Please
-Down
-Rock
-Falling On My Knees
-Walls That Fall
-Who I Am
-Bleeding Sun
-Free