Drill 187, the Raleigh based metal band, has signed with indie label Turkey Vulture Records and is set to release their new album “From The Ashes of Man” locally on May 9th, 2014, with international digital release to be announced soon. This will be the band’s first release on their new record label and will be distributed digitally worldwide through Turkey Vulture Records/Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group Distribution/Caroline. The band’s previous record “The Faceless Majority” was released independently through distributor Southwest Wholesale Distribution on Sept. 3rd, 2002 and went on to sell almost 5000 copies.
Fast-forward to 2012, which saw the members of Drill 187 join forces again to begin working on new material. Welcoming back former drummer Bobby Stansbury and adding new guitarist Carlos Ameri along with original members Jason Lilley (vocals), Matt Frederick (bass) and Ron Dalgo (guitar), the band began writing relentlessly. Combining the new blood with the writing prowess of the original members helped bring a renewed passion and energy to the album. Though “Faceless” received tons of rave reviews, “From The Ashes of Man” is clearly a progressive step forward for the band in songwriting and aggression. The new album was recorded at Schaefer Sound Productions in Raleigh, NC. from February 2013 to June 2013 and was produced by members Jason Lilley and Ron Dalgo, engineered/co-produced by Thomas Clark, and mixed/mastered by Jamie King. A number of special guest performances also highlight the new record including guitar and vocal performances by former Drill guitarist/writer Jason Ussery and percussion performances by Reed Mullin of Corrosion of Conformity on “Rise”.
With renewed ambition, writing strong new music and the same meticulous DIY work ethic that took them to the top before, DRILL 187 is once again a band on the rise and coming soon to a stage near you!!
“From The Ashes of Man” Track Listing:
1. More Than Man
4. Hate Smiles
Drill 187 “From The Ashes of Man” will be available at shows and on the Turkey Vulture Records website on May 9th, 2014.