On August 19th, join the journey through Faith, Despair and Passion... Dayton Ohio's Agraceful plan to make their mark on the music scene as one of the most powerful forces to be reckoned with, period. Featuring Chris Roetter (ex-Emarosa front man and member from screamo outfit "Here I Come Falling") deliver a heavy yet melodic blend of heartfelt music that will keep every listener coming back for more.
This past February, Agraceful did just that by catching the eyes and ears of Sumerian Records (The Faceless, Born of Osiris) by sending a demo request to the label's information account on their website. Label owner Ash Avildsen and label manager Shawn Keith were floored by what they were hearing and quickly began to work with the band to create the 10 song masterpiece known as The Great I Am. Shawn Keith had this to say about the band, "It is very rare that now a days you can come across a band that gives you the chills. When I first heard the demos on the band's MySpace I could not believe what I was hearing. There is something special about Agraceful and it is something that is timeless."
Agraceful packs a definite punch on their debut Sumerian release The Great I Am. The record has everything from incredible vocal melodies to pummeling, intense breakdowns that would give the most heavy, extreme band something to talk about. The Great I Am has those parts that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up while vocalist Chris Roetter is singing his ever-so-passionate lyrics. The message is something Agraceful taps into quite frequently as they are a Christian band with something to say rather than be labelled something that they are not.
With the help from Sumerian Records, Agraceful will have the chance to get their positive uplifting message heard across the world. On August 19th, The Great I Am will hit stores and you can expect to see Agraceful on tour non stop to promote it. Currently on the first annual Scream The Prayer Tour featuring Impending Doom, Sleeping Giant, My Children My Bride, Before Their Eyes, Blessed By A Broken Heart and more only to follow it up by supporting Solid State Records band Oh Sleeper during the album's release in August and September. The journey does not end there... Expect Agraceful to be on tour the rest of the year and the following to deliver to you The Great I Am. You will find yourself listening to your new favourite band!