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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's self-titled album dropped today (June 30th) and now a new music video has also come online for the disc's fourth track "Idle Hands," which can be seen below. The full track listing is as follows:
Los Angeles, CA's Elitist will release a self-titled, sophomore full-length on June 30th. Today, the band is also premiering a new song called "Vision Red" and has launched preorders for the digital only release, available at this location.
"This is the first track on the album. It's one of the more energetic songs on the record and it just felt right starting it off with a bang!" shares vocalist Chris Balay. "We wanted to make a song that was really fun to play live to get people going! 'Vision Red' is a great example of how we have evolved in our sound but stayed true to the hard hitting roots we love so much."
The new album was co-produced by Daniel Braunstein (Volumes, Elitist) and Julian Rodriguez and recorded at DB Music Studios in Woodland Hills, CA and Parallel Focus Studios in Westlake Village, CA. The track listing is:
1. Vision Red
2. Sense and Security
4. Idle Hands
6. Return to Sender
8. Lonely Giant
10. Creatures of Habit
11. End Game More...
California outfit Elitist's new single "Numbered" is out now all digital retailers and will also be included for free with all orders from the band's official merch store. You can also see a music video for the new track below.
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...
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...
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Death Toll Rising
The Scarlet Claw
Vale of Miscreation
Vale of Pnath
Your Pain is Endearing
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.
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:
3. Of Creations
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:
3. Of Creations
California's Elitist has posted a new music video online for the song "Caves." The video clip can be viewed below.