Chain Reaction famously brings national acts to Orange County while showing equal love for the locals–even the rookies. For instance, emo hit-makers Red Jumpsuit Apparatus played at the all-ages Anaheim venue Monday. Friday, An Abyss Called Home takes the same stage. Who?
An Abyss Called Home are four college freshmen attending area schools who composed their screamo (they're big Devil Wears Prada fans) tunes just in time for the gig. Brennan Cota is the lead singer/screamer. Ryan Cecil sings backup and plays guitar alongside Wes Nelson. Tyler Drozd handles drum duties. Friday is their first show. Ever. OC Weekly sat down with the band members recently at the University of California, Irvine, to ask them about prepping for the big day
OC Weekly (Annum Khan): How did you guys get booked at Chain Reaction?
Ryan Cecil: I know a guy who used to book my old shows. I used to do solo shows at small venues and coffee shops.
Why do you call yourselves An Abyss Called Home?
Brennan Cota: One day we were all hanging out at our friend's house after a night out partying and we just decided to come up with a cool band name so if we heard it somewhere, we would know that its something cool and something we would want to listen to. Wes, our guitarist, came up with the name An Abyss Called Home.