Both the title and the cover artwork of The Acacia Strain‘s new record Gravebloom tell a tale of destruction and rebirth. For vocalist Vincent Bennett, the journey that the iconic phoenix represents has been an extremely personal and turbulent one.
Photo by Rich Weinberger, Casket House & Co.
Fortunately, mental health issues like depression, anxiety and other mood disorders are getting more awareness. More people are opening up about their struggles and trying to get rid of the stigma that depression isn’t a serious clinical problem. Ghost Key vocalist Austin O’Brien is one of those people. With the band’s new record, If I Don’t Make It, coming out on February 17th via InVogue Records, he finally shares his own story.
This Sunday, December 13th, the non-profit organization If I Die Young will be holding a benefit show called ‘Let’s Move Cities‘ at the Foxhole Lounge in Berkeley Heights, NJ. The show will feature bands like Something More and In Theory as well as guest speakers to bring awareness to subjects like addiction, self-harm, suicide and depression. If you’re in or around the area this weekend and are looking for something fun and worth while to do, go see some live music and support a good cause.
Kevin Barnett (founder / president of If I Die Young)
Dan Gray (sponsored skater of Wisdom Skateboards)
Molly Hudelson (founder / editor-in-chief of Circles & Soundwaves)
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