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Armada Announces Release Date

Orlando metal/rock band Armada announces August 26 release date for new EP Of An Ocean. The Orlando group features former members of notable groups including Modern Day Escape.

(Orlando, FL) 7.26.16 – Armada, a new super group of musicians from the Orlando area, have formed a band with the mission to take metalcore and hard rock to a new level. The band has written, recorded and prepped their new EP Of An Ocean for an August 26 release date via Apple Music, Spotify and other online retailers. These seasoned musicians with prior successes from the late 2000’s metal/hardcore scene are ready to take on the music scene again with their new brand of metal.

Risen from the ashes of bands like Modern Day Escape & I Woke Up Early For My Funeral, Armada blends influences from their metalcore past with a fresh take on modern metal, rock and hardcore. Vocalist James Vegas’ experience with Modern Day Escape provided him with years of touring experience and the band made records that led to millions of views on Youtube and legions of fans nationwide. The hard work is yet to begin for this quintet, as Armada is fresh blood and are excited to show music fans what the band has in store.

In years past, Vegas and the others have toured with Black Veil Brides, Bring Me The Horizon, Fall Out Boy, A Day To Remember, Avenged Sevenfold, Hollywood Undead, Of Mice and Men and have played festivals such as Warped Tour and CMJ. They have also been featured in magazines such as Outburn, Alternative Press, Revolver and many others.

The name Armada was chosen as the band see themselves as a fleet of ships, aligned with their fan base to take the world by storm. Of An Ocean has lyrical topics ranging from corporate greed, personal vices, rebellion, taking chances and always betting on the underdog in life’s tough situations. Armada writes their music for the listeners, and understand that life can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be negative and full of situations that drag people down.

"This record is a way for us to use reflections of our past to pave the way for our future, sending a message of strength through real music for real people." – James Vegas / Vocalist


01 Like An Anchor
02 Bury The Wolf
03 The Fire The Flame
04 Wake Me Up
05 Carousel
06 Riot The Kings

Release Date – 8/26/2016

About The Band:

Armada is an Orlando, FL based metalcore group featuring a seasoned, super group of professional musicians that have earned their successes working and clawing their way through the music industry. This has enabled them to build and perfect a new sound of metalcore that is very distinctive both musically and lyrically then almost anything out in that genre today.

Armada is helping to lead the wave to a newer more perfected and modern sound, bringing the genre to the next level. Hence the Armada name in general (a group of ships) or as we like to think musicians and bands leading the way in this new sound. We are about rebellion, pushing back, taking chances, going against the grain and pulling for the underdog with positive messages and Standing up against corporate greed, vices, overcoming anxiety, putting problems in the past and rebuilding newer better futures all based on real life encounters we have experienced ourselves.

Armada and their members have been a part of successful national and regional signed touring bands including Modern Day Escape, Lennon, I Woke Up Early For My Funeral, Spun, Pilot The Machine, and Lit Up among others. They have toured all over the country from playing large festivals such as Warped Tour, Earthday Birthday, CMJ, SXSW to mid and smaller venues such as The House Of Blues, Hard Rock and others.

Armada’s new EP Of An Ocean is set for an August 26 release date.

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