Solace and Stable

Solace and Stable

 Blue Springs, Missouri, USA
BandMetal

S&S is a well oiled machine that looks to mesmerize fans with massaging leads at one moment, and the next leaving them licking their wounds after a brutal breakdown. Featuring Gabe Fry formerly of "From The Shallows".

Biography

Solace and Stable, have all of the ingredients in order to create an extremely delightful listening experience for those introduced to their music. Incorporating a technical and tasteful feel in such progressive songwriting, they are able to create a hunger in their listeners that cannot be satisfied in one listen. Inspired by such acts as "Between The Buried and Me", "The Red Chord", and "Into The Moat", S&S found a love for progressive songwriting, technical execution, speed, and a melodic relief. These ingredients joined with a balance of catchy melodies, and heavy settings created their diverse sound.

In 2005 Gabe Fry (guitar player/founder) formed "The Body and The Blood" in which Zach Tennant (drums), and Ward Wasmer (Bass) also played in. They released their first E.P. which gained local acclaim, and did short local tours in support of the E.P. Summer of 2007 the band had reached it's end and Gabe went on to join "From The Shallows" an Toledo OH, based death metal core Quintet. "From The Shallows" released "Beyond The Unknown" on Tribunal records and toured with such acts as "The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza(Metal Blade Records)", "Kill Whitney Dead(Tribunal Records)", "Woe Of Tyrants(Metal Blade Records)" "Dead To Fall(Victory Records)", and more. Gabe signed endorsements with Framus, Peavey, Rocktron, Godlyke Distributing, and Threadless clothing.

After 6 months with FTS, Gabe decided to move on to begin focusing on writing an album much more personal than Beyond The Unknown. He learned some important recording techniques that would aid him in his quest for a more individual sound. After settling back in Kansas City, Gabe started "Solace and Stable". As Gabe waited patiently for the right lineup, he wrote and recorded their debut full length, "Adaptation and The Seclusive Remedy". Vocalist Sam Tennant, drummer Zach Tennant, guitarist Colby Bates, and bassist Ward Wasmer, soon after filled the missing pieces. As they continues to create a sound that is both unique and inspirational, S&S pushes forward in hopes of creating a legacy, and leaving their stamp on the metal world.

Lyrics

The Lost

Written By: Gabe Fry

This is a letter with
the deepest
sorrow
with an open mind
I pray
you read
my thoughts of today
I
carry a burden weighed
by
devious settings
of a God ridden
world in which
fulfilled prophecy

Generation genesis expanding
sickness wide
They crave the
blood of the innocent
And
underlying phenomena naked to the
eye
provoke the thought of their
sinful ways

Lost is
innocence
without a trace,
without a care

Lost is
innocence
another sign of a dying
world

Whatever it takes to
satiate sensual hunger
At the
cost of anyone
Forbidden lines of
ethics fade increasing
tolerance
It could be worse, is
what they say

Lost is
innocence
without a trace,
without a care

Lost is
innocence
another sign of a dying
world

Wake up America 4x

I
am not the model of perfection
I
have began to see evidence
of the
infection
within myself
at the
mercy of my flesh
so
weak

Stand strong, stand firm,
stand up
restore respect for
ourselves, and our peers
Stand
strong, stand firm, stand
up
restore respect for ourselves,
and our peers

Stand strong,
stand firm, stand up
restore
respect for ourselves, and our
peers

Stand strong, stand firm,
stand up
lets fight for something
besides our selfish fix

The
burdens that we carry can
overwhelm us
We were never meant
to
re-ly
on our
own
strength
These generations
passed left with holes that never
seem to
be
com-plet-ly
restored

God
is not dead he is hidden behind a

generation more concerned with
fulfilling happiness
We are
beings bound by a nature of
sin
Granted free will to serve
our creator or ourselves

This
epidimic
induced by the wicked
ways of fallen
and corrupting
every corner of this self consumed
earth
At the forefront of this
masquerade
a media

regurgitating defective
allegations
degrading the value
of human worth

We will one day
stand at the feet of a God who is
just
We will one day stand at the
feet of a God we can trust
We
will one day fall to our knees and
beg for a 2nd chance
we will one
day burn with the likes of an
enemy
with the likes of an enemy

with the likes of an enemy

Adaptation

Written By: Gabe Fry

Is anything
Really what it seems?
Or is it natural devolution?
I always trust in
Things bringing happiness
As if they’ll always stay the same

But as enough time passes
For me to trust in consistency

Adaptation
To a life of loss and gain
I promise this
I will hold on

And things keep changing
There’s just no time to
Make the adjustments
In which these changes
Demand from me
Without great loss
Count your blessings
But don’t hold too tight

But as enough time passes
For me to trust in consistency
I turn around and it is gone
Adaptation
To a life of loss and gain
I promise this
I will hold on

Better days, brighter days, always make their way into our hearts suspending by the giving threads

The light will always penetrate the darkness
The absence only temporary; wait for your sun to rise.
The night exceeds in darkness before the break of dawn
Your night exceeds in darkness before the break of dawn

I know your sadness, I know your pain
The winter passes and the light shines longest
In the times we value life the least
It’s vital we rise above these feelings

There is a reason for this pulse, and a smile buried deep within this still face
There is a heart beneath the hurt, and a long to be loved and returned
There is a dream that never dies, that always keeps me pressing forward
I have a purpose, I have plan, I have a life, while I’m still breathing.

Solicitude

Written By: Gabe Fry

I am a ghost,
I am this transparent,
Underlying, formless, shapeless being.
I fall between the lines.

I’m just another memory 4x (overlapping)

Hellacious origins create this disease,
Neurotic defects result from a childhood suffering

I am forever incomplete 4x (overlapping)

This isn’t a cry for help
This is a synopsis

When I lose to the fear I disappear
When they search
Nothing they will find
I’ve become the ghost

This fear becomes so exhausting
Disconnect
Sleep; a remedy
Temporary fix
I’ll hold onto the hand you hold out
I know you’ve got a plan and a way out
Just breathe my name so I’ll catch my breathe
The last wind that I need to reach the end

My heart is racing
Anticipating hell
Without notice, without reason
I woke up this way
And I’m lucky if I’ll fall asleep
Without a fight, without a
Single, worthless, aimless, thought

I’m tired, I’m tired of
unproductive incandescence
resolving all the tension inside leads to erratic anger
of incoherence

If your standing by my side
If you were standing by my side
I’m sorry if I’ve run to hide
to answer the ghost inside

Every sun rise that you stay
Is worth more than worth can be measured
Every sun that sets I hope
You know you are everything!

Discography

Adaptation and The Seclusive Remedy - 2009 (Self Released)

Set List

Intro
Eternity Revealed
The Seclusive Remedy
Conditions
Edify Enstrengthen
The Lost
Adaptation
Solicitude
30 minutes