What first began as an online correspondence in 2008 between guitarist Greg Hanson and vocalist Aleisha Simpson has lead to the inception of symphonic hard rockers HEART AVAIL. Joined by Mick Barnes on bass and Seamus Gleason on drums, the Spokane, WA based band is proud to release their debut self titled EP via Milagro Records, out now as of December 9th.
‘I am really excited about our new EP. I feel like we really put our heart and soul into every song and hope that our listeners feel the same way. Every song is unique and different in its own way and really shows off what the band is capable of. I think our fans won’t be disappointed in what they hear!” comments vocalist Aleisha Simpson.
The five track release is inspired by the loss of loved ones and written essentially as a therapy session with painful lyrics to relate to those with similar experiences. The band’s influences like Evanescence, Nightwish and Within Temptation are heard in each aspect of the music from the vocals to the drums.
To hear a preview of the EP, please visit the following link: https://youtu.be/TJ-rQ_qicgc
and to download your digital copy, please visit the following iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/heart-avail-ep/id1175584934
Song Stream – ‘Broken Fairytale’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xouJ3IqSIA
Lyric video ‘Pink Lace’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHme1AfnFAI
Heart Avail is a Spokane, WA based band writing emotional hard rock lending their strength to fans through their deep lyrics and catchy guitar riffs. In 2008, Greg Hanson (guitar) was writing symphonic metal while Aleisha Simpson (vocals) was honing her skills with her acoustic guitar and powerful voice. Their fated meeting occurred online and the pair worked together in perfect unison to create something haunting and new. The group is a culmination of all the best musicians from Aleisha’s past including Mick Barnes on bass and Seamus Gleason on drums.
During the writing process Greg composes guitar melodies for each song and then Aleisha listens for hours to hear the tale that each song has to tell her. Once she can hear the meaning, she can then transcribe it into lyrics and Mick and Seamus can write their parts to complete each track. The band’s influences like Evanescence, Nightwish, and Within Temptation are heard in each aspect of the music from the vocals to the drums.
Their self titled EP is inspired by the loss of loved ones and the release is essentially a therapy session with painful lyrics to relate to those with similar experiences. The EP is slated to be released on December 9, 2016 with distribution by Milagro Records..
Fun Fact: In 2016, Heart Avail performed live at the famed Sundance Film Festival in addition to NAIRMA’s Road to the Red Carpet event.