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-Portland, Oregon's Across The Sun has been recording and touring for over seven years since their inception in 2004. They have recorded and released three EPs during that time: 2006's This War, 2008's Storms Weathered and the highly acclaimed Pestilence & Rapture, which was released via Authentik Ink in 2009. Throughout 2010, the band completed several full US tours, including the Loch Ness Monstour with No Bragging Rights, a tour supporting Throw The Fight, dates on the New England Metal and Hardcore fest, Transmission Fest, and more. Thei hard work paid off late in the year when they inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. Soon after this landmark in the band's career, Brandon Davis, Shane "The Brain" Murray, Sam Hafer, Alan Ashcraft and John Malloy entered Lambesis Studios with producer/engineer Daniel Castleman (As I Lay Dying, Winds of Plague, Impending Doom).+On record, ACROSS THE SUN’s undeniable talent is immediately obvious, but it’s their audacious live show that is perhaps their most prominent attribute. Maintaining a steady touring schedule has allowed the band to quickly build and maintain a sizable fan base. Thriving on the energy of the crowd, ATS plays every show like it’s the most important they’ve ever played. Notes lead vocalist Brandon Davis, “We love going crazy onstage, our fans play a huge part in that. Getting them to participate in our show, sing along, and make them part of the action is essential. We have to let them know that they are part of us, of what we do, and we would be nothing without them. They can feel that and it makes our live show so much better in every way.”
- +A few short years later, the band has released two highly acclaimed EP’s, garnered both local and national media attention, received radio play in one of the most skeptical markets and shared the stage with several national acts. Following their 2010 Authentik Artists release Pestilence and Rapture, ATS sparked the interest of several major labels, eventually graduating from Authentik Artists to Metal Blade Records in 2010.
-The result of Across The Sun's time with Castleman is their first full length album, Before The Night Takes Us. The album is the culmination of seven years of recording, touring and polishing their sound. Daniel Castleman held each member to a high standard in the studio; "It was an amazing learning experience; no previous Across The Sun recording process has ever been this in depth. As a vocalist, it was extremely humbling when Daniel commented that I was one of the most consistent and talented that he's ever worked with", adds Brandon Davis. The individual performances are better than any previous Across The Sun release. Guitarist Sam Hafer emphasizes, "This record takes everything that Across the Sun was and expands it; the musicianship, the tonal palette, the dynamics and song structure were all things we pushed into new and challenging territory. The result is the greatest body of music we have produced to date." Their performance, coupled with Castleman's stellar mixing/mastering, produced a "big" sounding album. Everything from Davis' clean vocals, Hafer's guitar solos, and Murray's keys have an engrossing and epic breadth. +
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-Lyrically, Before The Night Takes Us deals with coming to terms with one's own demons, confronting them, and the process of moving past them. The cover art portrays a figure walking towards a brighter future and leaving behind a dark and negative past. The title track encapsulates this idea and each of the other songs touch on specific ideas within the overall theme. Brandon Davis draws on his own personal experiences and past hardships to create an album full of honest and heartfelt lyrics.+
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-Across The Sun will be taking their live show back to audiences across North America once again. Keep and eye on the facebook page for current up to date info. The facebook page is maintained by the band members and they always respond to your comments.+
-http://www.facebook.com/acrossthesun?v=wall+
-And dont forget to check out the online merch store for all your Across the Sun needs! Check the facebook page for sales codes to add into your checkout!+Across The Sun has had the honor of sharing the stage with: As I Lay Dying, August Burns Red, Haste The Day, The Acacia Strain, Winds Of Plague, Parkway Drive, Darkest Hour, Born Of Osiris, After The Burial, Misery Signals, I See Stars, For The Fallen Dreams, 36 Crazyfists, Sea of Treachery, Abigail Williams, The Classic Crime, Gwen Stacy, Arsis, Stick To Your Guns, Himsa, Oblige, Sinai Beach, The Absence, A Life once Lost, Dead To Fall, and many more…….
-http://www.shopbenchmark.com/acrossthesun/+

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On record, ACROSS THE SUN’s undeniable talent is immediately obvious, but it’s their audacious live show that is perhaps their most prominent attribute. Maintaining a steady touring schedule has allowed the band to quickly build and maintain a sizable fan base. Thriving on the energy of the crowd, ATS plays every show like it’s the most important they’ve ever played. Notes lead vocalist Brandon Davis, “We love going crazy onstage, our fans play a huge part in that. Getting them to participate in our show, sing along, and make them part of the action is essential. We have to let them know that they are part of us, of what we do, and we would be nothing without them. They can feel that and it makes our live show so much better in every way.” A few short years later, the band has released two highly acclaimed EP’s, garnered both local and national media attention, received radio play in one of the most skeptical markets and shared the stage with several national acts. Following their 2010 Authentik Artists release Pestilence and Rapture, ATS sparked the interest of several major labels, eventually graduating from Authentik Artists to Metal Blade Records in 2010. Across The Sun has had the honor of sharing the stage with: As I Lay Dying, August Burns Red, Haste The Day, The Acacia Strain, Winds Of Plague, Parkway Drive, Darkest Hour, Born Of Osiris, After The Burial, Misery Signals, I See Stars, For The Fallen Dreams, 36 Crazyfists, Sea of Treachery, Abigail Williams, The Classic Crime, Gwen Stacy, Arsis, Stick To Your Guns, Himsa, Oblige, Sinai Beach, The Absence, A Life once Lost, Dead To Fall, and many more…….