Suspect

Suspect

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Suspect is a modern heavy rock band out of Cleveland, OH. Kings of A&R describes us as "Aggressive/energetic alt-metal with a strong sense of commercial harmony."

Biography

'Take me away/From this everyday life...' sings Joe Stoner, the powerful yet soulful vocalist of Suspect (www.suspectband.com), on the opening track of this Cleveland, Ohio quintet's recent demo. The demo is comprised of five songs, and from the first to the final note it's obvious that this band is doing something genuine, heartfelt, and real. The band is equally enthralling whether they are pounding away on the straight ahead, driving 'Got Cold', the impassioned, grief-stricken 'Down Below', or the melody rich, hook laden 'Everyday Life'. “Got Cold” and “Tear Me Out” feature the engineering and production of Darrel Herbert, former guitarist of the bands The Toadies and The Tomorrow People, the remaining three tracks were recorded and produced by the band in their rehearsal studio.

The group's sound is very accessible, but never sounds manufactured or insincere. 'Our music is, first and foremost, an extension of ourselves' states drummer Jon Hale, 'we write what we feel and hope the fans connect with that.' 'I write about real life issues,' says vocalist Joe Stoner, 'things that normal kids can relate to. Things I've gone through myself.' The earnest nature of their material, coupled with solid songwriting has begun to garner recognition for the band. King's of A&R describes the group as 'Aggressive/energetic alt-metal with a strong sense of commercial harmony.' The group has also received airplay on such radio stations Cleveland’s 100.7 WMMS and 92.3 WXTM, who described them as an 'industry buzz band.' The band is also in regular rotation on 88.1 WZIP, the University of Akron run FM radio station. 'WXTM's description of us is flattering,' remarks bassist Matt Bramley, 'but we don't ever want anyone to think we are focused only on 'the industry'. We write and perform because we love to do those things.' 'The industry can certainly help us do that on a much larger scale,' says guitarist Ron Brinker, 'but if we don't have the industry's support, we'll just do it without them.'

Suspect (www.suspectband.com) will certainly be a band to keep an eye on in the future.

Lyrics

Tear Me Out

Written By: Joe Stoner - Suspect

awake, your company, has let you bleed, in their own eyes
the breath, that gave you life, has built you up, then down to size
forget, the company, that let you sleep, convinced of their lies I can’t believe that was the cause.
When you cried, struck down inside, their dreams are weekend dreams and never forsaken until the release of the chord.

(now you)
tear me out of my hands. Tear me out of my whole life believed and I can’t forget it.
You wanted my hand. Realize, realize.

Forget, their company, you’ve tried to reach. You’re never a lie, adjust when you’ve tried and the cost:
was the prize, the gift of life
They’ll make you scream realize that nothing is structured in vain and I can’t contain.

You’re breaking in… until you rise again(on flames).

Got Cold

Written By: Joe Stoner - Suspect

amazing, how you’ve changed
convincing, you dress the same
is it apparent how you flaunt your parents money
it’s transparent how you draw attention from me
dreams seem so far away in my own world
my dreams seem, so far away

season’s changed and I grew bitter
now in vain I got cold last winter
got cold last winter

amazing, you felt the same
disgracing, the bruises fade
is it apparent how you flaunt your parents money
It’s transparent how you draw attention from me
dreams seem so far away in my own world
my dreams seem so far away

I’ll wake you up in the early morning. I’ll dress you up to look precious for one day

Everyday Life

Written By: Joe Stoner - Suspect

You're no good
You're leaving her cold and lonely
She crying on the phone
You're fake just to leave a message
And now you want to go out
You're finding a way to get out
It's easier to stay
It feels like you already left...
Away

Take me away
From this everyday life
Take me away
Well, the pain will subside everyday

You're not alone
Remember what you worked for
She's helpless and unafraid
Her patience is wearing thin now
She wants to run away from
The walls that you have built up
The places you never shared
Imagine your son in your place
Compare

Take me away
From this everyday life
Take me away
Well, the pain will subside everyday

Your making me
Please don't go
Your making me
Please don't go

Take me away
From this everyday life
Take me away
Well, the pain will subside everyday

Set List

Everyday Life
Got Cold
Bleed
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Obvious
You Will Be Heard
Change Inside
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Content
Down Below
Tear Me Out