Great vision, that’s what it
takes to refuse to rest on previous
success and instead focus
on what you need to become
in the future, which is exactly
what Lodi, California’s A Skylit
Drive continues to achieve
with every album. Vocalist
Michael “Jag” Jagmin, guitarist
Nick Miller, bassist/screamer
Brian White, drummer Cory
La Quay and keyboardist Kyle
Simmons, officially exploded
onto the scene in 2007 with
their EP She Watched the Sky.
They followed that release up with three full-length albums titled Wires
and the Concept of Breathing, Adelphia and Identity on Fire, which all
charted on the Billboard Top 200, and their live DVD Let Go of the Wires.
A Skylit Drive has toured extensively with similar artists like Blessthefall,
Sleeping with Sirens, Pierce the Veil, and Of Mice & Men; as well as
contributing songs to the well known compilations Punk Goes Classic
Rock and Punk Goes Pop Vol 4. A Skylit Drive’s musical resume would be
enough of a career for most bands, but they have no intentions of slowing
down. In fact, the band believes they are just hitting their stride. They released
their new single Fallen to critical acclaim and assured their fans that
this was just a taste of things to come on the new album that will be out in
2013. Fallen joins the essential characteristics of A Skylit Drive’s signature
sound heard on Wires and the Concept of Breathing while showcasing a
wide spectrum of tones, textures and song structure.
The band recently entered the studio with platinum producer Jim Wirt
(Hoobastank, Trapt, Something Corporate) to write songs for the new
album. “I thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent in Cleveland with producer
Jim Wirt,” says vocalist Michael “Jag” Jagmin. “It’s a nice change of
pace writing with someone outside of the band. We’re used to writing our
albums completely secluded locked away in a practice spot somewhere.
Including someone as knowledgeable as Jim into the mix has been a great
benefit for us.” In addition to working with Jim Wirt, A Skylit Drive will
also record demo tracks with Kit Walters (Alesana, Letlive, He Is Legend),
Mitchell Marlow (In This Moment), as well as production by Cameron
Mizell (Sleeping With Sirens, Capture The Crown) for the highly anticipated
album on Tragic Hero Records.