In a world encompassed by chaos, tragedy, and desperation, The Skyline Obscura is taking their anger to the streets. Fueled by a passion for, and belief in, the inherent power of evocative music; this working-class, Michigan-based quartet is ready to force change and thought to anyone willing to listen. They are bringing a call to arms; accountability within not only the heartless music scene, but with every individual holding on to their own heart.

It is a union that has survived through trend after trend, jaded by the art they have seen mangled for years. Playing mid-Michigan together for the last three years, singer/guitarist Christian Herominski (25) & drummer Nate Humfleet (26; formerly of Chiodos {Equal Vision Records; headlining VANS WARPED TOUR}) founded The Skyline Obscura alongside Matt Fleming (ex-Bloodlined Calligraphy; Facedown Records) & Adam Forsyth. The bands debut LP “Falling is Not an Option” was released on Michigan’s Lakehouse Records in 2005. The album received rave reviews in both Real Detroit & Recoil magazines as being one of the premier acts in Michigans alternative/pop-rock scene not to mention the edgiest.

The Skyline Obscura is on a mission. Be it by commanding attention with Repent; the provocative political anthem in which Skylines front-man proclaims:
“The devil is cunning and hes already here – Hes in charge of your nation and the one you should fear – Land of the fool – Home of the grave – Lights out; Blackout – You may have won this battle but youll never win this war – God cant save us now”; or be it by their undeniably catchy, pop-sensible songs that lure even the bubbliest of listeners into the trap having to think about real world issues.

2006 has proven to be do or die time for The Skyline Obscura. After winning Chicagos XMG Music Conference, the band was on the brink of breaking onto the national scene when an almost inevitable ugliness showed its head. As with any rock group; it’s rare to get the lineup right the first time. Fate led TSO to guitarist/songwriter Mike Hafer (22; founder of Grand Rapids, MI’s pop-metal sensation The Orphan), whom the band had known and toured with for over a year. The lineup was complete with the addition of vocalist/bassist Adam Ford (23).

Rejuvenated; The Skyline Obscura (in its new form) set up shop in Lansing, MI (centrally located for the statewide group). An EP is currently slated for an early spring release; with which the group intends on nationally touring and reacquainting their recent label interests. The Skyline Obscura embraces melody and chaos within the same breath. From the terror humanity has instilled within them, to the harrowing loss of love and life; it has all been laid out, deconstructed, and rebuilt into a pastiche of songs for any fan of MUSIC to enjoy. The future belongs to us all, and The Skyline Obscura simply seeks to open as many eyes to that fact as they can.

In a world encompassed by chaos, tragedy, and desperation, The Skyline Obscura is taking their anger to the streets. Fueled by a passion for, and belief in, the inherent power of evocative music, this working class Michigan quartet is ready to force change and thought to anyone willing to listen. They are bringing a call to arms, accountability within not only the heartless music scene, but with every individual holding on to their own heart. It is a union that has survived through trend after trend, jaded by the art they have seen mangled for years. Playing mid Michigan together for the last five years, singer/guitarist Christian Herominski and guitarist Adam Forsyth possess a chemistry forged by love and hate, as if brothers separated at birth. Drummer Nate Humfleet, who spent years attacking the kit with Flint’s Kid Brother Collective (One Day Savior), followed by Chiodos (Equal Vision) joined them. After playing for the better part of two years as Capone, the trio enlisted bassist/vocalist Matt Fleming, formerly the guttural vocalist for Michigan metalcore giants Bloodlined Calligraphy (Facedown). They had been brought together by strange forces, connected by a string of mutual friends or past associations with the Michigan music scene, but as soon as they wrote their first song together, “Angst for the memories,” their mission was clear. The new year of 2005 gave birth to The Skyline Obscura. They revamped the best of their collective catalogue, and began writing new material for what would be their call to arms, “Falling is not an option,” their debut record, and the first for Michigan’s Lakehouse Records. The record fully embraces melody and chaos within the same breath. From the terror humanity has instilled within them, to the harrowing loss of love and life, it has all been laid out, deconstructed and rebuilt in 11 songs. The album opens with “The blanket truth,” an icy dagger in the heart of patience and complacency. The brutal dual refrains of”…March forth with a heart of god, what a fucking lie.” And “Raise your hands to the sky, cause in the end we’re all gonna die.” introduce the listener to a world of paralyzing anxiety, a theme that persists throughout the remaining 10 tracks. However, The Skyline Obscura is not completely without hope. There are moments within the record when it seems they see a light within the darkness, when they believe what they are doing will not fall unheard and unheeded. The future belongs to us all, and The Skyline Obscura simply seeks to open as many eyes to the fact as they can.

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