2009 – present (10 years)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
- Diego Farías (2009 – present)
- Michael Barr (2009 – 2015)
Volumes is an American progressive metalcore band from Los Angeles, California formed in 2009. The group consists of guitarist Diego Farias, bassist Raad Soudani, vocalists Gus Farias and Myke Terry, and drummer Nick Ursich. They debuted with their first EP, The Concept of Dreaming in (2010). This was followed with their debut full-length album Via (2011) and their sophomore album No Sleep in 2014. Both albums peaked at No. 1 on the iTunes Rock and Metal charts.
The band started in 2009 when guitarists Diego Farias and Daniel Braunstein were writing music together. Singers Michael Barr and Diego's brother, Gus Farias, joined the band along with Raad Soudani on bass and Chris Khoury playing the drums. Their first EP, 'The Concept of Dreaming,' was announced to be released December 2009 but publication came to a halt when guitarist Daniel Braunstein left the band due to time constraints with university and was no longer able to participate actively in the band. He was replaced by guitarist Daniel Schwartz. After being signed on with Mediaskare Records and Outerloop Management in early November 2010, the band quickly released their debut EP 'The Concept of Dreaming' on November 16, 2010.
In early 2011, the band played several tours throughout North America with such bands as Arsonists Get All the Girls, The Contortionist, and Structures. The band's debut full-length, VIA was released and distributed through Mediaskare Records on September 27, 2011 and reached #1 on the iTunes Rock & Metal Charts. 2011 also marked the same year that drummer Chris Khoury parted ways with the band, leading to Daniel Schwartz taking over the drums at shows, who then quit later that year. In early 2012, they found a new permanent replacement drummer, Nick Ursich. Since late 2011 Volumes has only had one guitarist. Between April and May 2012, Volumes went on a tour of Europe alongside bands Veil of Maya, Betraying the Martyrs and Vildhjarta. Between January and February 2013, the band toured the United States with Of Mice & Men, Woe, Is Me, The Devil Wears Prada, Texas in July and Capture the Crown. On July 15, 2014, Volumes released their second full-length album No Sleep which reached again at #1 on the iTunes Rock and Metal Charts featuring their single, "Vahle". Between late August and late September of 2014, the band supported Crown the Empire on the Welcome to the Resistance tour, along with The Family Ruin, Secrets, and Ice Nine Kills. Volumes later contributed to Fearless Records' compilation Punk Goes Pop 6 with their cover of "Hold On, We're Going Home" by Drake featuring Majid Jordan.
In summer 2014, Volumes completed their first full US Vans Warped Tour run.
Volumes announced in November 2015 that vocalist Michael Barr had departed from the band due to "different musical direction and taste", and Born of Osiris member Joe Buras will be stepping in for current touring duties until their new vocalist is announced. Myke Terry, formerly of the metalcore band Bury Your Dead, has since replaced Barr.
Volumes departed from Mediaskare Records and signed a recording contract with Fearless Records, releasing their single "Feels Good" on June 16, 2016. On June 29, 2016, the band re-released their studio albums 'Via' and 'No Sleep' through their own record label 91367 Records. It was revealed that their previous label, Mediaskare, had not given them income from the sales of their first 2 studio albums, with each selling over 40,000 copies to date.
In February 2017, Volumes released a new single, "On Her Mind" featuring rapper Pouya, and alongside the single they announced that their new album entitled 'Different Animals' would be released worldwide on June 9th through Fearless Records. During the New Reign tour with Born of Osiris, Volumes premiered their new song "Left For Dead" live.
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