Afterimage: “An impression of a vivid sensation (especially a visual image) retained after the stimulus has ceased.” One of the major goals of the band The Afterimage is just that, to leave listeners with a lasting impression or sensation after listening to their music.
Taking cues from multiple genres and vastly different influences, Toronto, Canada’s The Afterimage, is ready for fans to hear their new sound after a brief hiatus. The band was originally formed back in 2012 with Kyle Anderson (vocals) and Dallas Bricker (bass). Rob Zalischi (drums), Sam Jacobs(guitar) and Michael Leo Valeri (guitar) all joined at various times in 2013 and the line-up was then set. The band cites influences from bands like Dance Gavin Dance, The 1975, and Hands Like Houses. They also pull metal influences from TesseracT, Meshuggah, The Contortionist and The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza.
The Afterimage got into the studio in 2012 and worked with Jordan Valeriote at Sundown Studio (Intervals, Structures, Dead & Divine, Silverstein) to release their debut EP “Formless”. The EP produced 4 singles and helped land them on multiple tours around Canada. The band has toured with Three Crowns, Beheading of a King & Take The Earth Beneath Us.
In late 2013 after getting off the road, the band had personal obligations with school, work and family but that didn’t keep them from writing new material. In 2015, The Afterimage signed to Tragic Hero Records and is ready with the help of the label backing them to take their music to the next level and pursue music full time. The band released their new EP “Luminere” on August 28th. The album (engineered by Valeriote at Sundown Studios and Nick Sampson at Metro 37 Studios, and mixed and mastered by Kris Crummett at Interlace Audio) showcases the band’s focus on melody and dynamics and strives to evoke an emotional experience from listeners.
After staying quiet after touring in support of the record, The Afterimage released their first new track, “Pursue”, in two years in March 2017.
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