Heart Avail – S/T (2016)
PR Rep: Jon Asher – ashermedia(@)gmail.com
Management: Kim K Jones – Pride Mgmt – kimjpridemgmt(@)gmail.com
Release Date: December 9, 2016
Label: Self-Release – Distribution: Milagro Records
For fans of Evanescence, Within Temptation, Nightwish, Lacuna Coil
“This is a band that went in the studio with a game plan and delivered.” – Infrared Mag
“Aleisha Simpsons voice has the power & range of Sarah Brightman coupled with Irene Jansen.” – All About The Rock
“Heart Avail is an EP about the pain that comes from the loss of loved ones, which most listeners can probably relate to. It is not only therapeutic for the listeners that are dealing with similar experiences, it’s a great EP to listen to in general, and Heart Avail are definitely a group to look out for.” – Musicology
” I would recommend Heart Avail to anyone who just can’t get enough of high quality, top-notch metal. I would describe them as a cross between Nightwish and (a heavier) Evanescence. ” – Femme Metal
“this band is one to look out for in the future.” – Raven Heart Music
“Containing five huge rock songs, Heart Avail have a real talent and it shows on this record… a great EP and if you like dramatic melodies combined with an incredible voice, the band’s self titled is well worth a listen. Highlights for me on this record are Broken Fairytale and No Remorse.” – Thinking Lyrically
“The songs are metal with a passionate vocalist. Expect inspiration from bands like Evanescence, 30 seconds to Mars and Bullet For My Valentine.” – Lords of Metal
Shared stage with: Otep, Chrysalis, False Hope Fades, All Hope Contained, Toy Called God, Helldorado, Invasive, Gemini Syndrome, Doll Skin, Dionvox, Fire From the Gods, Benign, Leona X, Taragets Down Range, Concrete Grip,
Heart Avail is a Spokane, WA based band writing emotional hard rock lending their strength to fans through their deep lyrics and catchy guitar riffs. In 2008, Greg Hanson (guitar) was writing symphonic metal while Aleisha Simpson (vocals) was honing her skills with her acoustic guitar and powerful voice. Their fated meeting occurred online and the pair worked together in perfect unison to create something haunting and new. The group is a culmination of all the best musicians from Aleisha’s past including Mick Barnes on bass and Seamus Gleason on drums.
During the writing process Greg composes guitar melodies for each song and then Aleisha listens for hours to hear the tale that each song has to tell her. Once she can hear the meaning, she can then transcribe it into lyrics and Mick and Seamus can write their parts to complete each track. The band’s influences like Evanescence, Nightwish, and Within Temptation are heard in each aspect of the music from the vocals to the drums.
Their self titled EP is inspired by the loss of loved ones and the release is essentially a therapy session with painful lyrics to relate to those with similar experiences. The EP is slated to be released on December 9, 2016 with distribution by Milagro Records..
Fun Fact: In 2016, Heart Avail performed live at the famed Sundance Film Festival in addition to NAIRMA’s Road to the Red Carpet event.