Five days after releasing their debut album, Capture comes to SlideBar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen in Fullerton Tuesday night.
Or is it the Australian metalcore outfit’s debut?
See, Capture’s lead singer Jeff Wellfare was the original frontman for Atlanta Takes State, a post-hardcore band that formed in Sydney in 2008 and broke up two years later. But members Blake Ellis (bass) and Jay Menzies (guitar) joined Wellfare in forming Australia’s beloved Capture The Crown.
Capture The Crown released two albums, but Ellis left the band in 2013, while Menzies hung on for one more year. Out of the CTC ashes now comes Capture, which has Wellfare joined by drummer Manny Dominick (Ghost Town, Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa) and bassist Erik Vaughn Weatherford (Oh, Manhattan). Their debut effort, Lost Control, was released by Artery Recordings on Friday.
“‘No Cure’ was written and recorded during a hyper-politicized period where religion was the focus of negative basis, the world seemed separated into several groups,” Wellfare explains. “There was much debate on the topic and it resonated with us; we strived to twist the ideology of these issues in a way that would open people’s minds to what is really important to them regardless of what race, religion, sex etc. ‘No Cure’ may come across like a backhand to religion but it is much deeper than that and can be perceived as a deeper reflection of everyone’s inner battles. In saying that we hope everyone can take something different away from the song. For me personally, it’s about self-empowerment, inner-demons and overcoming the obstacles in front of you.”
Capture joins Avoid and Dead Superstar in opening for Alesana at SlideBar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen, 122 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 871-7469; SLIDEBARFULLERTON.TICKETFLY.COM. Tues., 8 p.m. 21+. $15-$20.
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