Rise To Remain
London Metalcore band Rise To Remain was named "Best New Band" at the '10 Metal Hammer "Golden God Awards" and that same year they took home the Kerrang! Award for "Best British Newcomer." Five years later, after one album and a second EP, "Bridges Will Burn," the group announced they were splitting up. So what happened?
The story begins with a group named Halide who recorded a three-track EP, titled "Illusive Existence," before morphing into Rise To Remain.
Within months of the Metal Hammer and Kerrang! Awards, Rise To Remain landed an opening slot with Iron Maiden for the Singapore and Indonesian leg of their world tour.
Returning to England, Rise To Remain signed with EMI Records and released their full-length debut "City Of Vultures." The album peaked at #83 in the U.K.
Rise To Remain played numerous festivals and was slated to support Machine Head on their '12 U.S. tour. But before the trek got rolling bassist Joe Copcutt and drummer Pat Lundy announced their departure. Band stability soon became an ongoing problem - especially at bass and drums.
Drummer Adam Lewin and bassist Josh Hammond were brought in for the group's second U.K. headlining tour. With the trek completed, Hammond left. Conor O'Keefe was next in line.
In January, '15, Rise To Remain announced they had disbanded. Frontman Austin Dickinson said they made the decision following the departures of Lewin and guitarist Ben Tovey. But he, guitarist Will Homer and O'Keefe planned continue under the name As Lions.
2011 City Of Vultures
2008 Becoming One
2010 Bridges Will Burn