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Elitist

From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Elitist News

Below is our complete Elitist news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Elitist Signs Record Deal

Los Angeles, CA-based progressive metal outfit, Elitist, has signed to Equal Vision Records. Vocalist Chris Balay comments:

“We could not be more excited to sign with Equal Vision Records - we have been waiting a long time to find the right label for us and the search is finally over. With EVR's awesome roster and the name they've made for themselves, we have no doubt that Elitist's future is in good hands.”

The band will head into the studio in May to record a sophomore full-length, which is expected to be released later this year. The album will be co-produced by Daniel Braunstein (Volumes, Elitist) and Julian Rodriguez and recorded at both DB Music Studios in Woodland Hills, CA and Parallel Focus Studios in Westlake Village, CA.

The band will kick off a U.S. tour supporting labelmates Texas In July tomorrow, April 22, in Baltimore, MD. The four-piece band has previously toured with the likes of Volumes, Misery Signals, The Color Morale, Scale The Summit and more. All upcoming tour dates can be seen below. More...

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Elitist Posts New EP Teaser

Los Angeles act Elitist has released a preview stream off new EP, "Between The Balance." The EP is scheduled for a July 30th release and the preview clip is available below.

"Between The Balance" was self-produced, recorded, and mixed by the band’s guitarist Julian Rodriguez at Parallel Focus Studios and mastered by Will Putney at The Machine Shop.

Guitarist Julian Rodriguez states: "On Between The Balance we aimed to magnify the best attributes of the band. As well as create something that will draw the listener back again and again. This release marks a fresh new chapter for our bands career."

The EP's track listing is as follows:

1. Domino Theory
2. Return to Sender
3. Vice Versa
4. Echo in the Room
5. Lonely Giant More...

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Elitist Streaming New Song

California's Elitist has posted a new song online titled "Echo in the Room," which comes off the band's upcoming "Between the Balance" EP.

Check out the song below, or you can pre-order the EP at this location (pre-orders includes a free download of the "Echo in the Room" track). "Between the Balance" is due out July 30th, 2013.

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Elitist Releases Music Video For "Unto The Sun"

Los Angeles, California's Elitist (not to be confused with the Portland band of the same name), has now released a new music video for the track "Unto The Sun," taken from the band's debut album "Reshape Reason."

Watch the video clip below, or order "Reshape Reason" at this location. For more info on Elitist, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Elitist Releases New Lyric Video

California's Elitist has posted a new lyric video online for the song "Time Stands Still," which can be found below. The track is taken off the band's "Reshape Reason" album, set for release on September 25th, 2012. The album is available for order at this location.

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Elitist Streaming New Song "Unto The Sun"

California's Elitist (not to be confused with the Portland-based Elitist) has posted a new song online titled "Unto the Sun," which can be heard in the player available below.

"Unto the Sun" comes off the band's upcoming new full-length record "Reshape Reason." The album is set for release on September 25th, 2012. You can also listen to the previously posted title track over at this location.

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Elitist Streaming New Song

California act Elitist (not to be confused with the Portland-based band of the same name) is set to release the new album "Reshape Reason" this coming Fall, 2012.

The band has also now made the album's title track available for streaming, which can be heard in the player below. "Reshape Reason" was mixed and mastered by Daniel Braunstein of dB Music Studios. You can also check out the previously posted "Dreamwalker" single at this location.

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Elitist Announces New Lineup

The Los Angeles, California outfit Elitist has announced the return of original drummer Robert Platz along with a new guitarist Nick Meehan. Julian Rodriguez comments, "They make a great addition to our team and I feel this is the strongest line-up we have had."

Along with the announcement of the line up change, the band has released the new single "Dreamwalker" to showcase the artistic direction Elitist is heading in. Check out the song below.

You can catch Elitist on tour with Impending Doom, Molotov Solution, and Volumes January 24th through January 31st. Elitist will also be touring alongside Scale The Summit on "Their Strings Have Voices Tour" February 2nd through February 19th.

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Elitist To Tour With Scale The Summit

Los Angeles area natives Elitist will embark on the "Their Strings Are Voices" tour this February with Scale The Summit. Elitist has been tabbed as direct support for the first ever Scale The Summit headline tour.

Bassist Mike Danese commented: "We are beyond thrilled to hit the road with Scale The Summit. These guys are incredible musicians, and it means a lot to have them take us out. We look forward to traveling and sharing our music across the country to a new audience."

For more information, check out Elitist's Facebook profile by heading over to this location. Dates are as follows:

1/28/12 Dallas, TX – The Door (No Elitist)
1/29/12 Albuquerque, NM TBA (No Elitist)
1/30/12 Mesa, AZ- Underground (No Elitist)
1/31/12 Los Angeles, CA – Whisky (No Elitist)
2/1/12 San Jose, CA TBA
2/2/12 Portland, OR – Branx
2/3/12 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
2/5/12 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
2/6/12 Denver, CO – Summit Front Room
2/7/12 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
2/8/12 St Louis, MO – Fubar
2/9/12 Chicago, IL – Reggies
2/10/12 Lansing, MI – Macs
2/11/12 Toronto, ON – Wreck Room
2/12/12 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
2/13/12 Cambridge, MA – TTs The Bear
2/14/12 New York, NY - TBA
2/15/12 Philadelphia,PA – Barbary
2/16/12 Richmond, VA – Kingdom
2/17/12 Atlanta, GA – The Drunken Unicorn
2/18/12 Orlando, FL - Will’s Pub
2/19/12 Pensacola, FL – Handlebar
2/20/12 Shreveport, LA - TBA

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Sean Hall Posts New Song Teaser

Sean Hall, guitarist of California's Elitist, has posted a teaser clip online for his upcoming solo release "Terrestrial." You can check out a preview of of a new song to appear on "Terrestrial" in the player below.

The "Terrestrial" EP will contain five songs, with further details on a release date to be announced down the line. For more information on Sean Hall, head over to his Facebook profile here.

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Elitist Posts "Pulse" Guitar Clip

California's Elitist has posted a guitar video clip online for the song "Pulse," which is taken off the band's "Earth" EP. You can check out the clip below. The Earth EP was released yesterday, October 25th and is available here.

A lyric video for the song "Specter" was also previously posted online and can be found by heading over to this location.

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Sick Drummer Magazine Streaming New Compilation

Sick Drummer Magazine has released the fifth "Brutal Beatings E-Compilation" online, which features metal songs available for streaming. Head over to this location and click "Launch Player" to check out the online compilation. This compilation features the following bands:

Anatomy of I
Angel Vivaldi
Baylors Eye
Catarsis Incarne
Death Toll Rising
Derelict
Devastating Enemy
Elitist
Eyeconoclast
Generation Kill
Grog
Hadean Reign
I Chaos
Nader Sadek
Nightbringer
Phobiotic
Sammath Naur
Sangrena
Slytract
The Scarlet Claw
Vale of Miscreation
Vale of Pnath
Visceral Bleeding
Your Pain is Endearing

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Elitist Posts New Lyric Video Online

California metalcore act Elitist have released a lyric video for its new single "Specter." The is taken off of the group's forthcoming EP "Earth," which will arrive in stores through the Blkheart Group on October 25, 2011.

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Elitist Posts Studio Footage

California based act Elitist has posted a video clip online showing the band's time working on the "Earth" EP, as well as introducing the band's new vocalist. Check out the clip in the player below.

The "Earth” EP is set for release on October 25th, 2011 via Blkheart Group and the track listing is as follows:

1. Pulse
2. Specter
3. Of Creations
4. Fracture

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Elitist Reveals "Earth" EP Details

Southern California metal outfit Elitist is set to release the “Earth” EP on October 25th, 2011 via Blkheart Group. You can also check out the band's previously uploaded music video for “Caves” at this location.

The EP was tracked by the bands guitarist Julian Rodriguez and mixed by Diego Farias from the band Volumes (MediaSkare Records). Julian Rodriguez talks about the recording process and what to expect:

"On this EP we strived to keep the same intensity and theme as Caves. However, wanted to have a more methodical approach to the songs. We wanted to make sure each song had a common theme that tied everything together, while maintaining a progressive sound. I think this EP is more aggressive but yet more rounded than Caves. The concept of the release is inspired by the Planet Earth Documentary series just as our prior release Caves was. I think people will recognize Earth as being mature sequel of our last release."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Pulse
2. Specter
3. Of Creations
4. Fracture

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Elitist Uploads "Caves" Video

California's Elitist has posted a new music video online for the song "Caves." The video clip can be viewed below.

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