As We Divide – The Shelter – 1.27.18

As We Divide, For We Are Many, Scapegoat & So Called Ghost
The Shelter – Detroit, MI – 1.27.2018
Photographer: Kailey Howell

Detroit local band As We Divide headlined The Shelter for the first time last weekend. The band was accompanied by friends in For We Are Many, Scapegoat and So Called Ghost.

As We Divide released their debut album The Days Were After fall of 2017 which contains singles “Ease the Pain” and “The Days We’re After”.

So Called Ghost broke into the local scene last fall with their debut EP Influence. Their set brought forth immense energy for an opening band. Their set was clean, and blew the audience who had not heard of them away. Their set included “Awake”, a song off of the EP highlighting the band’s unique sound.

Things got heavy when Scapegoat took the stage. The band released their single “Haunted” which features Eric Booth along with an accompanying animated music video in spring of 2017. Vocalist Tyler Dentry’s screams accompanied by the heavy drops opened the crowd into not only a pit, but later a wall of death.

Metal core band For We Are Many from Dearborn, MI played next. Drummer Johnpaul Vega showcased his talent at providing vocals as well. Harsh vocalist Logan Trupiano was constantly moving and hyping up the band. To end their set, vocalist Robbie Hunt of As We Divide came out during a cover of Avenged Sevenfold’s “Unholy Confessions”.

Finally, As We Divide came out to their song “Ease the Pain”. Tonight was a special show because the band debuted their newest member, John Murphy. Murphy has been involved with the band since the beginning with studio work. Now, he is officially a full time member.

Murphy showcased his talent on guitar when the band played their new song “Dead Light 2”. The single is a continuation of the song “Dead Light” off of The Days We’re After and proves to be the heaviest the band has written thus far.

Hunt was constantly interacting with the crowd, and never seemed to stop moving. His ability to not only scream but sing clean is just one of the assets he brings to the stage.

Before the band could leave the stage, fans erupted into a chant of “one more song”. They closed with “The Days We’re After”, leaving family and fans singing along.

As We Divide will be sharing the stage with Detroit band Boys of Fall and Canadian band We Were Sharks on February 8 at The Loving Touch in Ferndale. Tickets can be purchased from the band directly through contacting them here.

Make sure to catch Episode One of the Resurget Podcast, dropping Feb., 6 with our guests As We Divide!

So Called Ghost

Scapegoat

For We Are Many

As We Divide

Kailey Howell