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Senseless Beauty On Recording And Touring Plans

Mason City-based Christian metalcore band Senseless Beauty plan to record their first full-length CD in the spring and tour in the summer when school lets out. They are in the process of writing for their new CD, which will be titled "Thoughts of Wolves."

The band includes Ryan Thul (bass), Wil Cooper (guitar), Mike Fallis (drums), and brothers Shven (vocals) and Phil (guitar) Biermann. All but the Biermanns are still in high school.

Fallis, the youngest at age 16, will played his final show with the band last Friday at the American Legion in Mason City.

"I'd say he's one of the best (drummers) I've ever seen," Shven Biermann said of Fallis. "People just gush about him."

"We wish him the best, and thank him so much," Phil Biermann added.

Isaac Ingersoll, 21, a skilled drummer and friend of the band, will take his place.

The band on their sound, described as melodic metalcore:

"The genre is usually very cliche and lots of people sound a lot alike," Shven said. "We like to break the mold and try something a little different."

"As for our style, it's brutal, it's angry. But usually our genre of music (metal) is very dark and dreary. We like to inject hope into each of our songs."

On being a Christian band:

"It's interesting, though, because we are a ministry and we do metal music, we're attacked by both," Shven said. "It's a hostile environment going in. But other Christians are hostile towards it as well. It's really a calling." Shven said they take the ministry side of their music seriously. "There are people out there that need help. We like to be there."

Shven added that it's something that's close to his heart. "When I was in high school, I went through a severe depression after my friend was killed in an accident, and not a whole lot of people reached out to me."

Senseless Beauty recorded an EP, "If I Were To Be Honest," in January, 2006, and booked a tour shortly afterward. Following their 2007 East Coast tour with Burden of a Day (Rise Records) and Remove the Veil, they were signed to Redemptive Records of Massachusetts. They have also been featured on RadioU HXC, an online radio station, where they were in the Top Ten.

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