Bio

We Are Earthside.

Earthside is a New England-based creative collective that plays an absorbing style of modern progressive music they call “cinematic rock.” Across their widely acclaimed debut work, A Dream In Static, the seasoned group displays a wild stylistic diversity and creative hunger that jams the mental machinery of comparison. Through organic layers of living, breathing orchestra (courtesy of the Moscow Studio Symphony Orchestra), and an eclectic arsenal of world music-influenced instrumentation, Earthside fashions an ever-changing sound that is equally engrossing alongside a work of cinematic art as it is resonating throughout a densely packed concert venue.

A Dream In Static, the group’s conceptual mission statement, is a story of purposeful sacrifice and existential yearning told across sweeping instrumental movements interwoven with adventurous vocal compositions featuring guest performances from premier voices across the rock and metal worlds (Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust, Björn Strid of Soilwork, Daniel Tompkins of Tesseract, and Eric Zirlinger of Face The King, Ex-Seer). The inherently collaborative cross-continental project was recorded in Stockholm, Sweden under the watch of renowned producer and mix engineer David Castillo (Opeth, Katatonia, Bloodbath) and additional mix and mastering engineer Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork, The Ocean, Leprous).

In Fall of 2015 Earthside joined Soilwork and Soulfly on the ‘We Sold Our Souls to Metal’ tour and will be touring throughout 2016 in both the United States and Europe in promotion of A Dream In Static. Earthside recently supported Leprous and Voyager in Europe this spring on the “Congregation Part 2 Tour.” See the tour section for other live dates and additional details.

 

 

Winner of NAIRMA 2016’s “Outstanding Video by an Unsigned Artist” award

 

 

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Industry Acclaim for Earthside

The reviews are in, and Earthside’s ‘A Dream In Static’ is one of the most acclaimed and buzzed about debut albums of 2015!

 

“Their ingenious and frequently jaw-dropping epic A Dream in Static” is one of the best prog metal albums in recent years … God be with them trying to follow this one up.” – Blabbermouth.net 10/10

 

“A Dream In Static is a magnum opus of infinite proportions.”– Sea of Tranquility 5/5

 

“Earthside score highly because their ambition is nothing short of deranged: Mob Mentality would be an extravagant 10 minutes of intricate bombast even without the input of the Moscow Studio Symphony Orchestra, but thanks to this band’s joyous devotion to pulling out all the stops, the wild contrast between bursts of rugged riffing and waves of sumptuous strings makes most similarly inclined fare sound anemic and lazy by comparison. – The Guardian

 

“The arch stands complete and magnificent, a monument to the different voices, tones and efforts that were poured into this creation. It’s hard not to be moved by such a collaboration and move us it does.” Heavy Blog Is Heavy 4.5/5

 

The most ambitious of debuts” – Metal Hammer UK

The Band

Frank Sacramone

Frank Sacramone

Keyboards, Synthesizers, Programming, Percussion, Additional Guitars

-Graduated from Hampshire College, with prior study at Berklee College of Music, with a B.A. in Music Production/Composition
-Accomplished independent producer with clientele across the U.S.
-Produced own solo record Feet of Clay for thesis at Hampshire.
-Produced viral videos with over several million plays.

Jamie Van Dyck

Jamie Van Dyck

Guitars, Backing Vocals, Programming, Additional Keyboards

-Graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Music with a concentration in Composition and Theory
-Performed in and arranged trending Youtube videos
-Scored out entirety of orchestra arrangement for Earthside song “Mob Mentality”
-Provides freelance pre-production and string/vocal arrangement services for various artists
-Writes formal analysis and discourse on music theory in modern rock/metal music

Ryan Griffin

Ryan Griffin

Bass, Backing Vocals

-Graduated The Hartt School of Music (music conservatory at the University of Hartford) with a degree in Music Production and Technology
-Independent live sound engineer for a variety of bands, ensembles, and events
-Served as music director for theater productions
-Aspiring video game streamer, pit musician, and audio engineer
-Also a skilled flute, saxophone, clarinet, trombone player

Ben Shanbrom

Ben Shanbrom

Drums, Backing Vocals

-Graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Journalism and Philosophy
-Consistent columnist and contributor for popular heavy music tastemaker Metalsucks.net
-Has published work across multiple respected writing outlets
-Previously worked for widely known music/entertainment branding agency Cornerstone Agency in New York, NY.

Frank Sacramone

Frank Sacramone

Keyboards, Synthesizers, Programming, Percussion, Additional Guitars

-Graduated from Hampshire College, with prior study at Berklee College of Music, with a B.A. in Music Production/Composition
-Accomplished independent producer with clientele across the U.S.
-Produced own solo record Feet of Clay for thesis at Hampshire.
-Produced viral videos with over several million plays.

Jamie Van Dyck

Jamie Van Dyck

Guitars, Backing Vocals, Programming, Additional Keyboards

-Graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Music with a concentration in Composition and Theory
-Performed in and arranged trending Youtube videos
-Scored out entirety of orchestra arrangement for Earthside song “Mob Mentality”
-Provides freelance pre-production and string/vocal arrangement services for various artists
-Writes formal analysis and discourse on music theory in modern rock/metal music

Ryan Griffin

Ryan Griffin

Bass, Backing Vocals

-Graduated The Hartt School of Music (music conservatory at the University of Hartford) with a degree in Music Production and Technology
-Independent live sound engineer for a variety of bands, ensembles, and events
-Served as music director for theater productions
-Aspiring video game streamer, pit musician, and audio engineer
-Also a skilled flute, saxophone, clarinet, trombone player

Ben Shanbrom

Ben Shanbrom

Drums, Backing Vocals

-Graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Journalism and Philosophy
-Consistent columnist and contributor for popular heavy music tastemaker Metalsucks.net
-Has published work across multiple respected writing outlets
-Previously worked for widely known music/entertainment branding agency Cornerstone Agency in New York, NY.

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