Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

BandMetal

Hardcore-metal rock 'n roll

Biography

Winter Solstice is a melodic metalcore band based out of Virginia, with a sound that has been compared to Darkest Hour, As I Lay Dying, At The Gates, and Between The Buried and Me. Known for an intensely energetic and fun live performance, Winter Solstice has toured the entire United States, and played with some of the biggest names in hardcore and metal today. These bands include As I Lay Dying, The Black Dahlia Murder, Norma Jean, Underoath, Further Seems Forever, Cannae, Squad 5-0, Between The Buried and Me, Endo, Beloved, and many, many more. In May of 2002, Winter Solstice recorded their first label release, a five song EP. Shortly after, one of the songs to be released was featured on a Facedown Records compilation, and another track would make it’s way up to #2 on the mp3.com metalcore charts for a couple of weeks. March of 2004 brought the release of a four song EP, entitled “The Pulse Is Overrated”, a disc which has brought critical acclaim to the band, as well as commercial distribution through Hot Topic stores nationwide. Winter Solstice recently signed to Metal Blade Records, with a release slated for early 2005, entitled “The Fall of Rome”. Be on the lookout for this upcoming band in a city near you.

Lyrics

The Hampton Roads 4th Annual Parade of the Blind

Written By: Winter Solstice

even your martyr wears his best suit to this affair
logical reasoning is something you should shoot for
ill aim for the sky myself
soaring above our city
your heart loses its balance and plummets to this earth
now i walk in circles flipping through old photographs
ive been wounded but not fatally
dont even bother trying to assemble the puzzle
for my compassion is missing
and i'm cancelling wishes by the skyful
moving forward i lose track of time and my sense of sight
visit him lord and kiss his cheek for me
and thank him for the glasses
you saved me from his grasp and cleaned all of my wounds
the towel in the ring
alone like yourself
all alone
i sit and read your letters and i force a smile
soaring above our city
your heart loses its balance and plummets to this earth
now i walk in circles flipping through old photographs
ive been wounded but not fatally

Malice in Wonderland

Written By: Winter Solstice

this dream im living will never end
when i attempted to place your abominations into words
you fled with disgust
lions weep at the sight of their own weakness
the days darkness overwhelms our spirits
im still fortunate enough to know someone like you
the waves remain placid and invisible
receding the shore with ironically horrific malice
caught in a war against the blues
lions weep at the sight of their own weakness
the days darkness overwhelms our spirits
im still fortunate enough to know someone like you
we walk everywhere with sheets over our heads
praying they wont recognize us
you're a paper wall
and im your wrecking ball
the silence spreads like fire across our field of dreams
lions weep at the sight of their own weakness
the days darkness overwhelms our spirits
im still fortunate enough to know someone like you
you're a paper wall
and im your wrecking ball

Discography

The Pulse is Overrated
(Harvest Earth Records, 2004)

Set List

5 Songs:
The Hampton Roads 4th Annual Parade of The Blind
55/23
The Watch of All Watches
Malice In Wonderland
L'Aeroport