Issues is a metalcore band from Atlanta, Georgia and Los Angeles, California . They formed in the summer of 2012 and were signed to Rise Records shortly after their formation.
1.1 Formation (2012-2013),
1.2 Self-titled album (2013-present),
4 Band members
6 External links,
The majority of the band's members originated from ex-members of Woe, Is Me, being Tyler Carter, Michael Bohn, Cory Ferris and Ben Ferris. Their debut EP, Black Diamonds, was released on November 13, 2012. The lead single for Black Diamonds, titled "King of Amarillo," was released on October 2, 2012. The band was featured on the Punk Goes Pop 5 compilation album covering "Boyfriend," originally by Justin Bieber.
Shortly after the band's formation and announcement of their first tour, keyboardist Ben Ferris decided to leave the group in order to pursue further education and a career in the business aspect of music.
In early September 2012, the band announced they'd be hitting the road in the fall for the first time on the "Party with the Devil Tour" featuring bands such as Adestria, Ice Nine Kills, Make Me Famous, and headliner/long time friends Attila.
Bassist, Cory Ferris was unable to participate in the recording for Black Diamonds due to him being unable to obtain a flight to the recording session. He also announced on October 25, 2012 that he would also not be participating in the "Party With The Devil" tour via Twitter. His lack of any possible activity in Issues along with his brother Ben's early departure led to his decision to leave the band in November 2012. Neither brother recorded any released material with the band, as Ben had left before the rest of the band entered the studio; due to Cory's absence during the recording of Black Diamonds, bass duties were handled by keyboardist/synth player Ty Acord's brother, Skyler Acord. Skyler was later asked to join the band after the amicable departure of Jake Vintson.
Self-titled album (2013-present):
On January 12, 2013 the band entered the studio to record a single titled "Hooligans." On May 19, 2013 the band participated in the Vans Warped Tour.
The band have started to write new material and will enter the studio after Warped Tour 2013 to record their debut full-length album.
It has been announced that the band has finished recording their album. Tyler Carter announced that the album is to be self-titled.
Fearless Records previewed the cover art for Punk Goes Christmas, Issues will be recording 'Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays' for the Christmas compilation album
On October 30, 2013 Rise Records tweeted that the band's upcoming self-titled album is being pushed back from its projected 2013 release date to the beginning of 2014.
On November 19, 2013 the band released a teaser for their new song, "Sting Ray Affliction", from their forthcoming album.
On November 27, 2013 it was announced that they would be joining Beartooth on Of Mice & Men UK headlining tour in April.
On December 7, 2013 the band released their track listing for their forthcoming self-titled album. On the same day, the band tweeted that the single "Hooligans" would be a stand alone track, and will not be featured on the album
The album will be released on Tuesday, February 18th