It Prevails is a five-piece melodic hardcore band from Portland, Oregon, USA, formed in 2004. As of their last performance they are composed of vocalist Ian Fike, guitarists Chris Tsanjoures and Nic Toten, bassist Nate Dorval, and drummer Jarrod Rose. The band draws influence from 90s Melodic Metalcore and classic rock. Bands like Shai Hulud, Twelve Tribes, Strongarm, Lifetime and Hot Water Music were on constant rotation at hangouts during their inception. A premium was placed on lyrics related to struggles of the human condition and altruistic actions.
1.1 Beginnings and Capture and Embrace (2004-2009),
1.2 Findings EP and Stroma (2009-2011),
1.3 Demos and Perdition (2011-present),
3.1 Past members,
3.2 Touring Members,
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Beginnings and Capture and Embrace (2004-2009):
The band formed in 2004. Releasing the Indelible EP in May 2005. After touring the U.S. West Coast twice in 2006, the quintet finalized their debut album, The Inspiration, which was released in 2007 through Rise Records.
In 2008 It Prevails recorded their sophomore album Capture and Embrace for the small independent label, Rain City Records, they teamed up with guitarist and producer Beau Burchell (of Saosin) to mix the effort, but the band went on a hiatus period after original drummer Aaron Marsh decided to leave. They also parted ways with a guitarist under "personal reasons". Those issues caused the cancellation of their tours with Ligiea, Since The Flood, Means and Farewell To Freeway. The Capture and Embrace record was not supported by any national tour, save for a brief West Coast tour in 2009 before their first European tour in August 2009.
Findings EP and Stroma (2009-2011):
After more line-up changes and a relocation to Colorado, It Prevails announced, through their official Myspace page, the addition of guitarist Bobby Valeu and drummer Ian Clark. They also announced the release of a 3-track EP, Findings, and their summer tour with Close Your Eyes. Followed up with a UK and Mainland Europe tour with Heart In Hand from the UK.
Coming back from the UK in 2010, It Prevails teamed up with Canadian up-and-coming acts Counterparts and A Sight For Sewn Eyes. This resulted in It Prevails first tour of Eastern Canada in late 2010, during which the band shot a music video for the song "Placed In My Hands." On the way home from Canada, It Prevails shot the music video for "An Anomaly" outside of Birmingham, AL. In 2011 it was revealed that they have inked a deal with Mediaskare Records. This resulted in an album entitled Stroma, released on July 19, 2011. There is a forthcoming release titled, Perdition, slated for a 2013 release. The band continues to tour on a sporadic and informal basis.
Demos and Perdition (2011-present):
On December 8, 2011, It Prevails released a new song called "Blanket The World," which was performed solely by vocalist Ian Fike. Later in May 2012, It Prevails released yet another song titled "Borrowed Time." It was at this time they announced a new album was being written, entitled Perdition.,
In April 2013 it was announced that the band had a new line-up, with Joe Butler and Nate George of Agraceful being the new lead guitarist and drummer respectively, and their new bassist would be "Billy Badass". Joe Butler also co-wrote songs for the upcoming album Perdition.