Reflections performing April 9, 2013 at Station 4 in St. Paul. A review of this show is here, and you can download the audio from the entire show here, where they played another new song, "Delirium".
It's been a while since my last update on the Twin Cities' own progressive metalcore giants-to-be Reflections, so here's a summary of their current activities. Their second album, and debut for eOne/Good Fight, Exi(s)t, was finished August 1 and will be released October 22. Exi(s)t is available for pre-order now through various digital and physical media outlets. The first single, "My Cancer", is available now through iTunes and it has already reached the #5 position on the iTunes Metal Chart; the official lyric video for "My Cancer" can be viewed below (it has gotten over 300,000 views in 1 month!). You can also listen to a second song from from Exi(s)t, "Bridges", through Soundcloud and watch guitarists Patrick Comoulay and Charles Caswell do a play-through in the video posted at GuitarWorld (both below).
Eyal Levi, producer of Exi(s)t and partner of Audio Hammer Studios, participated in an AMA on reddit last month and had the following to say about recording the album; he had special praise for Reflections drummer Cam Murray:
Reflections drummer Cam Murray (originally posted on the band's Facebook page)
"..the whole 'holy sh*t' feeling started when we were tracking drums because their drummer Cam is a human computer. That holds the record for being my fastest drum session ever for a real album. And not because we were cutting corners. It's because he was playing great!"
"...he was 17 when we tracked. He actually had to leave the studio to go finish high school."
"...he is the fastest drummer I've ever worked with in terms of speed of tracking. I don't mean bpm. He's pretty quick there too though. I'm very curious to see where he takes it in the next five years. If he sticks to it I think he could be one of the top drummers in not only brutal metal, but in any style that requires intense and dynamic drumming."
Lastly, Reflections has added a third mini-tour of the U.S. with co-headliner Erra to coincide with the release of Exi(s)t. Following this, they have three shows supporting Born Of Osiris before heading out with Within The Ruins, Sworn In, and Legion. One of the newly added shows is the kickoff of the tour with Erra which happens right here in Burnsville at The Garage on Saturday, October 19 (all ages). Locals Don't Worry I'm A Doctor open the Burnsville show; advance tickets are $10, and you can also order a ticket combo package for only $16 that will also get you a copy of Exi(s)t at the show three days before it's released! The current list of complete Reflections tour dates are below.
October 19 – Burnsville, MN, The Garage, w/Don’t Worry I’m A Doctor
October 20 – Lawrence, KS, The Bottleneck
October 22 – Austin, TX, Dirty Dog Bar, w/The Browning
October 23 – Tyler, TX, Crossroads
October 24 – Tupelo, MS, Goodtime Charlies
October 25 – Birmingham, AL, The Forge
October 26 – Douglasville, GA, BBQ Fest, w/We Came As Romans, Silverstein, others
October 27 – Cleveland, TX, The Warehouse
October 29 – Indianapolis, IN, Emerson Theatre
October 30 – Columbus, OH, Kobo Live
With Born Of Osiris, Sylar:
November 11 – Detroit, MI, The Shelter
November 13 – Buffalo, NY, The Waiting Room
November 15 – Albany, NY, Bogies
With Within The Ruins, Sworn In, Legion:
November 30 – Albany, NY, Bogies
December 1 – Nashua, NH, Bernies
December 3 – Providence, RI, Simon’s 677
December 4 – Trenton, NJ, Championship
December 5 – Amityville, NY, Revolution
December 6 – Newark, DE, Mojo Main
December 7 – Hartford, CT, Webster Underground