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Memphis May Fire – That’s Just Life

mmfDallas metalcore mob Memphis May Fire have posted a video for “That’s Just Life.”  The song is lifted from their latest LP, This Life I Hold, available now via Rise Records

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Video: Memphis May Fire – That’s Just Life

mmfDallas metalcore mob Memphis May Fire have posted a video for “That’s Just Life.”  The song is lifted from their latest LP, This Life I Hold, available now via Rise Records

Listen to the song below.

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Tours: We Came As Romans / Memphis May Fire

We Came As RomansMichigan metalcore outfit We Came As Romans has announced that they will be heading on tour this with Memphis May Fire for the ‘Bands Vs Food’ Co-headlining tour.  We Came As Romans continues to support their latest full length, Tracing Back Roots which was released in 2013 via Equal Vision Records.

Tour dates are below.

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Memphis May Fire & We Came As Romans Announce Co-Headline Tour

Memphis May Fire Tour Poster 2016Dallas metalcore mob Memphis May Fire and fellow metalcore outfit We Came As Romans have announced a co-headline tour which kicks off at the end of April. The shows are being billed as the Bands vs Food Tour and support will come from Miss May I and For Today on all dates. 

Check out the full list of dates below.

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Video: Memphis May Fire – ‘My Generation’

mmfDallas metalcore mob Memphis May Fire have posted a video for  My Generation. The song features on the deluxe edition of their most recent full length, Unconditional, which dropped back in July via Rise Records. The band are also kicking off a tour which will take them across Australia, Europe and the UK.

Check out the video for My Generation and the band’s full list of upcoming shows below.

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Memphis May Fire Stream Acoustic Version of ‘Beneath The Skin’

MemphisMayFIreDallas, TX rockers Memphis May Fire are streaming an acoustic version of Beneath the Skins, one of 4 bonus tracks on their upcoming LP Unconditional, which is due out on July 17, 2015 via Rise Records. The band’s guitarist Kellen McGregor has said this about the track:

“It’s always enjoyable to reimagine songs acoustically as we’re primarily a band that writes heavy music with a lot of riffing. ‘Need To Be’ made sense to choose considering it’s already a softer track from “Unconditional” & lends itself nicely to an acoustic interpretation. Reworking ‘Beneath The Skin’ was a fun challenge due to its heavier nature, but the process was very rewarding & it turned out more amazing than we could have possibly imagined.”

Check out the stream of Beneath The Skin below.

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Memphis May Fire – My Generation

MemphisMayFIreMemphis May Fire has premiered a new song.  The track is titled “My Generation” and comes from their upcoming new album, Unconditional, which is due out on July 17, 2015 via Rise Records.

Listen to the new song below.

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Tours: Memphis May Fire / Black Veil Brides / Ghost Town

MemphisMayFIreDallas, TX rockers Memphis May Fire have announced that they will be heading on tour as support along with Ghost Town for Black Veil Brides on the upcoming The Black Mass Tour.  Vocalist Matty Mullins expresses his band’s excitement:

“We jumped at the opportunity to do this tour because we’ve never done a full Canadian run before! We can’t wait to get up there & play for fans that haven’t had the opportunity to see us live. CANADA HERE WE COME!!!”

Dates are available below.

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Video: Memphis May Fire – Beneath The Skin

MemphisMayFIreDallas, TX hardcore rockers Memphis May Fire has premiered a brand new music video.  The video features the song “Beneath The Skin” from their latest LP, Unconditional, released earlier this year via Rise Records.

Listen to the song below.

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Tours: Yellowcard / Memphis May Fire / Emarosa

YellowcardLong running pop-punks Yellowcard are gearing up for a run of dates later this year. The band will be co-headlining with Memphis May Fire with support from Emarosa.  The tour will take the band across the States from October 16th until November 16th. The band will be hyping up their recently announced new album, Lift A Sail, which will serve as the follow-up to their last studio album Southern Air, which will be released this Fall via Razor & Tie.

Tour dates are available below.

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Video: Memphis May Fire – No Ordinary Love

memphis may fireDallas, TX hardcore rockers Memphis May Fire has premiered a brand new music video.  The video features the song “No Ordinary Love…” and is from their new LP, Unconditional, released earlier this week via Rise Records.

Listen to the disc here.

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Memphis May Fire Full Album Stream

memphis may fireDallas, TX hardcore rockers Memphis May Fire has premiered a full album stream for their upcoming full length.  The LP is titled Unconditional and is due out on March 25, 2014 via Rise Records.

Listen to the disc here.

Memphis May Fire – Beneath The Skin

memphis may fireDallas, TX hardcore rockers Memphis May Fire has premiered a new song.  The track is titled “Beneath The Skin” and comes from their upcoming LP, Unconditional, which is due out on March 25, 2014 via Rise Records.

Listen to the song here.

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Memphis May Fire Announce New Album

MemphisMayFIreDallas, TX hardcore rockers Memphis May Fire has announced that they will release their next full length.  The LP will be titled Unconditional and is due out on March 25, 2014 via Rise Records. Along with the announcement, the band has premiered a new song titled “No Ordinary Love” which cab be heard below.

Pre-orders can be made here.

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Memphis May Fire Announce Fourth Full Length

MemphisMayFIreSouthern hardcore act Memphis May Fire has announced details fort their next album.  The disc will be titled Unconditional and is due out on March 25, 2014 via Rise Records

The album follow’s 2012’s Challenger.

Tours: Memphis May Fire / The Word Alive / A Skylit Drive / Hands Like Houses / Beartooth

MemphisMayFIreDallas, TX rockers Memphis May Fire have announced details of their upcoming headline tour.  The tour will be titled the Unconditional headline tour, which feature support from The Word Alive, A Skylit Drive, Hands Like Houses and Beartooth.  Guitarist Kellen McGregor says comments:

We’re excited to finally announce the Unconditional Tour! We’ve been hard at work finishing up our new record and we thought what better way to start 2014 than by putting out some brand new music and touring with good friends! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for all the Tour updates!”

Front man Matty Mullins elaborates:

“We’re so stoked to be headlining in February on The Unconditional Tour! We’re hitting a lot of our favorite cities and bringing out some of our best friends on the package! Get your tickets now & come hang with us, The Word Alive, A Skylit Drive, Hands Like Houses & Beartooth!”

Tour dates are below.

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Memphis May Fire New Album Details

MemphisMayFIreAccording to a recent interview with Property of Zack, Dallas metalcore band Memphis May Fire will release their 4th full length in ‘February or March 2014’.  Frontman Matty Mullins told POZ:

 ‘…We’re really excited about it. The record sounds phenomenal and the songs are just really well written. Kellen [McGregor] did a great job with the instrumental stuff. I’m really excited about it. It’s a great record.’

‘…It’s just – it’s more mature. I think that our younger audience is going to love it – certain aspects of it – and our older audience is going to really appreciate how far we’ve come as artists. They’re really going to love the record too. It’s great.’

Memphis May Fire will be supporting Sleeping With Sirens in October/November. Full dates below:

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Memphis May Fire - Sleepwalker

Memphis May Fire

Sleepwalker

Trustkill Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

Memphis May Fire’s full-length debut, Sleepwalking, might be the first post-hardcore/metalcore album that has really hooked me all year.  I keep coming back to it again and again, yet I’ve been sitting on how to write this review for weeks now.  The issue is that the Sleepwalking doesn’t do anything particularly different from ordinary hardcore bands, but sounds well out of the ordinary.

The Texas five-piece subscribes to a fairly safe interpretation of the genre.  Lead vocalist Matt Mullins sounds comparable to cleaner screamo acts like Allexisonfire’s Dallas Green, while supporting vocalist Kellen McGregor provides forceful hardcore bursts.  The effect is welcomingly melodic, but maintains an edgy execution that exceeds the sum of its parts.

Memphis May Fire plays with a genuine drive that reveals a band that loves their genre, but isn’t content with merely reproducing existing sounds.  A real rock n’ roll meets southern rock undertone runs throughout Sleepwalking, and is probably most responsible for developing the band’s unique personality.  The opening track, “North Atlantic Vs North Carolina,” opens with a distinct southern flare channeled through heavy riffs and short but precise solos.  Thankfully the band realizes that too much personality doesn’t always lead to a good thing.  The southern influence ebbs and flows throughout the album, picking up with particular strength during tacks like “You’re Lucky It’s Not 1692” and “The Face With No Name,” and practically vanishes altogether during tracks like “Been There, Done That” and “Quantitiy is Their Quality.”  Admittedly the band feels a little generic upon peeling their rock sound back for too long, although they remain undeniably solid.

Adding to the layers of depth, post-hardcore influences further enhance Memphis May Fire’s appeal.  Throughout the album, Sleepwalking balances moments of hardcore enthusiasm with instances of deep reserve.  The most obvious example, “A Giant In A Giant’s World,” injects an almost Brand New-like essence into the heart of one of the album’s most energetic tracks.  Memphis May Fire understands an audience’s need for a well-paced album, and consequently provides listeners with the time to collect their thoughts without jeopardizing the album’s natural flow.

Truth be told, I didn’t know how much I loved Sleepwalking at first listen.  If one were to simply sample the tracks briefly one might be inclined to dismiss Memphis May Fire as average, or maybe even mundane.  But I assure you, the group somehow stands apart from their peers, showing a willingness to empower an often stagnant genre.  Sleepwalking grew on me over time and has since cemented itself in my daily listening habits.  Trustkill were wise to pick this one up; strongly recommended.

Fallstar Signs With Facedown Records

Facedown Records have announced their newest signing in FALLSTAR.  The band has scheduled their debut Backdraft for an April 16th release, and the single “Shallow Believer,” featuring Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire, can be viewed here.  Fallstar will also be playing Facedown Fest as an album release show.  Connect with the band via Facebook as well.

Tours: Pierce The Veil / Memphis May Fire / Letlive / Issues

Pierce The Veil has announced that they will be heading on tour in Spring 2013 for a North American headline tour.  Support is being offered from Memphis May Fire, Letlive, and Issues.  The band continues to support their 2012 full length, Collide With The Sky, released earlier this year via Fearless Records.  Lead singer Vic Fuentes expresses his excitement heading into the tour:

“We plan on bringing everything that we’ve got for this next tour and we can’t wait to share it with all of you”

Full dates can be found below. 

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Memphis May Fire Full Album Stream

Memphis May Fire has launched a full album stream of their brand new full length, Challenger, due out June 26, 2012 via Rise Records.

Listen to all eleven songs here.

Memphis May Fire – Vices

Memphis May Fire has debuted a brand new song.

 The track is titled “Vices” and is set to appear on the band’s upcoming album Challenger, due out June 26, 2012 via Rise Records.

Give the song a listen here.

Lyric Video: Memphis May Fire – Prove Me Right

Memphis May Fire has released a brand new lyric video.  The video features the song “Prove Me Right” from their upcoming album Challenger, due out June 26, 2012 via Rise Records.

Watch the video below.

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Memphis May Fire Reveal Track List For Challenger

Memphis May Fire has dropped the track list for their next full length.  The album will be titled Challenger and is due out June 26, 2012 via Rise Records.  The album was co-produced by Cameron Mizell and lead guitarist/songwriter Kellen McGregor.

Track listing can be found below.

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Memphis May Fire Reveal Album Title and Cover Art for New Album;

Memphis May Fire has dropped details about their upcoming next full length.  The album will be titled Challenger and is due out June 26, 2012 via Rise Records.  The album was co-produced by Cameron Mizell and lead guitarist/songwriter Kellen McGregor.  Frontman Matty Mullins comments:

 “’Challenger’ is a crystal clear representation of our growth as a band. It’s heavier than anything we’ve done before & packed full of the most honest & transparent lyrics I’ve ever written. Our guitarist Kellen McGregor worked side by side with Cameron Mizell for engineering & production on our last record & the response was amazing so it was a no brainer for us to go back to the same formula for this one. It turned out better than we had ever imagined. We’re making a huge statement this time around.”

Album artwork canbe found below.

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Video: Memphis May Fire – The Sinner

Texas hardcore group Memphis May Fire has debuted a brand new music video.  The video features the song “The Sinner” and appears on The Hollow, which was released on Rise Records this past April.  The band released Sleepwalking back in 2009 on the now defunct Trustkill Records.

Watch the video below.

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Memphis May Fire – The Victim

Texas hardcore group Memphis May Fire has debuted a brand new song from their upcoming full length.  The song is titled “The Victim” and will appear on The Hollow, due out April 26, 2011 on Rise Records.  The band released Sleepwalking back in 2009 on the now defunct Trustkill Records.

Give the track a listen here.

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Rise Records Signs Memphis May Fire

Rise Records have signed Memphis May Fire.

The band just wrapped up their new album with upstart producer Cameron Mizell which will see the light of day this April. The Texas based band released their full length debut, Sleepwalking, in 2009 on Trustkill Records.

Memphis May Fire – Action/Adventure

Texas based Memphis May Fire is streaming their first track from their upcoming EP, Between The Lines, due out November 2, 2010 via Bullet Tooth Records.  The song is titled “Action/Adventure,” and is the first new material since 2009 full length, Sleepwalking.

Listen to the track here.

Memphis May Fire Details New EP

Memphis May Fire has announced that their sophomore effort will take the form of a five song EP titled Between The Lies.  The EP will serve as a follow up to their debut full length, Sleepwalking.  Singer and lyricist Matty Mullins comments:

“We are so excited to unleash our new EP, “Between the Lies” on eager fans worldwide! This is by far our best work to date, and we’re stoked to have made a record that we love just as much as the fans will. These songs are heavier, more thoughtful, and clearly display the all around natural progression of this band over the past few years. ‘Between the Lies’ is truly a new beginning for Memphis May Fire.”

The album is currently set for a November 2, 2010 release via Bullet Tooth.