Woe, Is Me is one of the latest bands to hit the metalcore scene, wowing fans with their unique use of synth, brutal metal riffs, and alternating clean and unclean vocals. Woe, Is Me's concert dates have become hugely popular lately, with energetic performances attended by the band's loyal fan base. They caught the world's attention on their Myspace page when they released three hugely popular demo songs, and later an entertaining cover of the Ke$ha song "Tik Tok". Their debut album, Number[s], reached #16 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart and has inspired numerous tour dates in 2010 and 2011, including a spot on the 2011 Warped Tour dates.
In September of 2009, Woe, Is Me was formed by former Of Machines drummer Austin Thornton, Tim Sherrill (lead guitar), Kevin Hanson (rhythm guitar), and brothers Cory (bass) and Ben (keyboards/synth) Ferris. Feeling the group needed stronger vocalists, they recruited Tyler Carter (clean) and Michael Bohn (unclean) to be Woe, Is Me's singers. The band recorded three demo songs -- "Hell, or High Water", "I.", and "If Not For Ourselves" -- a few months later, and they were quickly signed to the Rise Records imprint Velocity Records before playing even one concert date.
Less than a month later, Woe, Is Me had recorded their first album, Number[s]. The album was a great success and gave Woe, Is Me their first set of concert dates on the Pyknic pArtery tour with Drop Dead, Gorgeous, From First to Last, and Sleeping with Sirens. Following the release of the music video for the single "[&] Delinquents" in December 2010, lead guitarist Tim Sherrill quit the band. He was replaced by Geoffrey Higgins in March 2011, just before the announcement of a second album which is slated to release in fall of 2011.
Woe, Is Me should be pretty busy until the album's release, as they have a number of tour dates in 2011. Woe, Is Me is currently playing concert dates on The Artery Foundation's Across the Nation tour, headlined by Of Mice & Men and featuring I Set My Friends on Fire, Sleeping with Sirens, and The Amity Affliction. Next, Woe, Is Me will be playing the majority of tour dates on the 2011 Warped Tour, with their concert dates wrapping up on August 4. After a short hiatus (possibly to record), they're embarking on a few UK concert dates supporting Skylit Drive and featuring I Set My Friends on Fire on September 25 and ending on October 13. With so many upcoming tour dates in 2011, fans and metalcore enthusiasts will have to try pretty hard not to catch a concert date.
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