09/27/16: AUTUMN'S DESCENT releases Cover of Circle of Dust's "Tell Tale Crime"
In 2003-04, Autumn's Descent toured with Celldweller across the Midwest. Because Klayton was not going to play any of his older music on that tour, AD decided to do a cover version of Circle of Dust's "Tell Tale Crime" and performed it as the last song before Celldweller took the stage. In 2016, Autumn's Descent re-recorded that cover from scratch. With permission from FiXT Music, this cover is available as a free download at autumnsdescent.bandcamp.com
09/18/16: THANK YOU!
RELESSER has completed the first round of shows in support of their debut album. Thanks to everyone who came out to see the band! For now, the guys have retreated back to the studio to work on a couple new tunes to show off in the Spring. Now booking Spring concerts. Please keep an eye on facebook.com/relessermusic and instagram.com/relesserband for more behind the scenes broadcasts and pictures!
09/11/16: Thank You, PitFest in Kokomo, Indiana!
And special thanks to Gabe Siglar (vocals) and Egypt Ali (guitar) for filling in for Asche while he was away at a family function. It was known months in advance that Asche would be unavailable for this particular show. Gabe and Egypt graciously accepted the invitation to do a one-off performance. Then, when Kokomo, IN was hit by a tornado just 3 weeks prior to the festival, the show was turned into a fund raiser for the local community. RELESSER was honored to be a part of the event, which was put on by our good friends in A1M (Always One Ministries).
08/09/16: RELESSER on the Road
Be sure to check the TOUR section to see when the band is playing near you? Want them to come to your town? Send an email to email@example.com
06/16/16: T-Shirts & Accessories Now Available Online
RELESSER's Bandcamp Page now offers all the same merchandise available at their shows:
- Signature Guitar Pics (from Asche and Andy)
- T-Shirts (4 different designs)
- The CD Version of the debut album "RELEASE"
- Vinyl Stickers
- VIP Badge with Lanyard
06/16/16: NEW 2016 T-Shirt Designs Revealed!
06/16/16: Album Up for Pre-Order
Amazon, iTunes, and Bandcamp all have RELESSER's debut album (Deluxe Version) up for pre-order. Note that Amazon and iTunes have marked up the price of the Deluxe Version to close to $20. Bandcamp and CD Baby have the Deluxe Version of the album for $13.99.
See post from yesterday about the CD Version of the album being available online.
06/15/16: CD Version OF DEBUT ALBUM GOING ONLINE
The band received several requests for the CD Version of the album to be made available online. So the record lable agreed and the CD Version was submitted for digital distribution today.
You will be able to purchase it as a physical CD via Bandcamp now (as a pre-order) and via CD Baby.com in about 2 weeks.
The CD Version is available to download via Bandcamp now (as a pre-order) and via CD Baby.com, iTunes, Amazon, and more in about 2 weeks.
06/08/16: ALBUM FAQs + BandCamp CHANGES
Just a head's up - When RELEASE comes out on June 17th, the existing "Chapters" on RELESSER's Bandcamp page will come down. No need to worry though: All of the content from the Chapters can be found on the Deluxe Version of the debut album. But if you want to download the Chapters in the format they are in now, you've got 9 days left.
Answers to aCouple of Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Will RELEASE (DELUXE EDITION) be available on Bandcamp?
Q: I want the CD version of the album with the songs blending into one another. I am no where near where the band will play this Summer. Will you sell the CD online?
Q: Will RELESSER come to [insert town / city / country] anytime soon?
A: The band is actively booking for shows through the end of 2017 in support of the new album. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Booking to start the conversation about bringing RELESSER to your town.
Q: Did Asche really shave his head?
06/07/16: ALBUM UPDATE
2 versions of RELESSER's debut album, "Release," are available starting June 17th, 2016:
The CD VERSION features
- 11 main songs and 6 "soundscapes" which weave into one another, very similarly to how the band plays their songs at shows. The CD VERSION is, for now, only available at RELESSER shows and is limited to only a few pressed copies.
The ONLINE VERSION (called the "Deluxe Edition") of the album, is available via iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and other digital retailers, and features 43 tracks:
- 11 main songs (all mixed as singles - not weaving into one another)
- 7 "soundscapes"
- 8 Early Demos
- 11 main songs as instrumentals
- 6 Acoustic Demos
06/02/16: DEBUT ALBUM GOES TO PRESS
4 years in the making, the debut RELESSER album, titled RELEASE, goes to press today. It will be available in CD format starting on June 17th and online shortly thereafter. There are two versions of the album:
The CD version will have the songs blend into each other just like the band's live set. The CD is a limited edition press and, for now, only be available at shows. The online version of the album will feature different artwork and the songs will be mixed as individual songs (singles) for easy download on iTunes, Amazon, etc.
05/29/16: RELESSER at Faith Fest
RELESSER plays at Faith Fest in New Castle, IN today! Check the TOUR Section for more info. See you there!
04/30/16: RELESSER in PENDLETON, IN
RELESSER plays in Pendleton, IN tonight! Check the TOUR section for more info. See you there!
03/28/16: NEW SINGLE RELEASED
The first single from the new album is the revamped version of "Awakening." Go listen and download for free at RELESSER's bandcamp page! Please share the track with friends!
03/23/16: PRAYERS FOR ANDY
Andy also plays guitar for the band Grave Robber. Today they leave for Meixco to play Exodo Fest. Please pray for safe travels to and from and for a great experience for all at the festival!
03/01/16: STUDIO UPDATE
The guys are hard at work on the album. It is about 60% done. Catch the guys broadcasting from the studio twice per month on Facebook. Check the band's Facebook page for when and where.
01/28/16: New Shows Coming for 2016 Festival Season!
RELESSER has been booked into a few festivals for the Summer 2016 season already. Formal announcements coming soon.
01/25/16: RELESSER will be broadcasting live from the studio tonight on Facebook! Be sure to tune in from 8:30-9:00PM at Andy Whitten's Page to watch and ask questions through the comments.
01/18/16: The band is officially in the studio working hard to complete the new album!
01/15/16: Come out and see RELESSER in Indianapolis tonight at The 512
12/06/15: Come out and see RELESSER in Kendallville, Indiana tonight!
12/02/15: NOW BOOKING for Spring / Summer / Fall 2016
Want RELESSER to play in your town while they support their new album? Send an email to email@example.com and make the subject line "booking".
12/01/15: RELESSER to play The 512 in January.
RELESSER has added a new show for Friday January 15th, 2016 at The 512 at their new location on the southwest side of Indianapolis. More info coming soon.
11/05/15: One More for 2015
09/28/15: New, Limited Edition Shirts
These new limited edition shirts were designed by Andy Whitten and will be available starting on October 16th, 2015 at the show in Pendleton, IN. You can order these from RELESSER's bandcamp page starting in late October.
09/28/15: One More For the Season
RELESSER is hosting a show in Pendleton, IN on Friday October 16th. The show is sponsored by Rockhill Productions. $7 at the door. More info in the TOUR section.
The guys are planning to retreat to the studio starting in November to finish working on the debut album.
09/13/15: THANK YOU!
Pit Fest in Kokomo, IN was a blast! Thank you to A1M for hosting! Pictures to be posted soon.
08/28/15: Join us tonight at the Kendallville Jamoree in Kendallville, Indiana! Click the TOUR section for more info.
07/25/15: New merch inbound. Look for new silicone bracelets, stickers, and a new shirt design at upcoming shows! These items to be added to RELESSER's BandCamp page for online order this Fall.
07/25/15: RELESSER to play at Pit Fest in Kokomo, IN on September 12th. More info coming soon.
07/24/15: A special thank you to our friends and fans who came to last night's show at The Gear in Franklin, IN. What a blast!
Special thanks to Gene Feasil (2nd from left) for running the show like a pro. And a shout out to Josh from The Protest (far right) for showing us love every time we get to share the stage with you guys. Can't wait to hang with you again, bros!
07/06/15: Catch RELESSER at The Gear in Franklin, IN with Children 18:3, The Protest, and more!
06/22/15: Catch RELESSER at Rock the Park in New Castle, Indiana on Sunday July 5th!
Click the pic below for more info.
06/22/15: Catch RELESSER at Light the Night Festival in Lebanon, IN this Saturday!
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06/21/15: Thank you, Bash on the Farm - Forest City, Iowa!
We had a great time hanging with old friends and new friends at the event in central Iowa this past weekend! There are so many people we've met online and it was like a big gathering of a lot of those people in one place where we all got to meet face to face and rock out together. Thank you so much to those who made the trip! Thank you to Melinda Ebert, John, & Chris for putting the festival together and for having Relesser out to play! Also a special thank you to Jeanette Yoder for taking great pix of several bands, including Relesser!
More pictures in the MEDIA section.
06/19/15: Thank you Dallas City, Illinois!
We had a blast meeting and hanging out with you! Special thanks to Chris Greenhalge for putting the shindig together! Looking forward to coming back and visiting again in the not-too-distant future!
06/01/15: More New Shows Added
RELESSER is now playing as part of the Light the Night Festival in Lebanon, IN alongside headliners Kutless and Sanctuc Reel.
Check the TOUR section for more info on this and other new shows just added!
05/25/15: New Shows
Check the TOUR page for the new listings!
05/25/15: Thank You, Faith Fest!
RELESSER would like to thank New Castle, IN and the organizers and crew of Faith Fest for a fun night! It was great meeting so many new people and we look forward to seeing many of you again at other regional shows!
05/24/15: New Bass Player Announcement
We would like to welcome back Tyler Moberly to RELESSER. Friends & fans may rember when Tyler handled the live synths for the band at festival dates in 2013. Now he has stepped into one of his true passions as the new bass player for RELESSER. Please give him a warm welcome!
05/01/15: Doug Webster - Departure
Asche and Doug Webster met at a concert in 2002 in Indianapolis. Having been part of Skillet's sound crew just a couple years earlier, Doug started running sound for Asche's project, Autumn's Descent, in 2003, and toured the country with the band. Starting in 2007, Doug switched to playing bass and singing backup for AD. He was either behind the mixing board or on the stage with AD for nearly 10 years. When Asche started forming RELESSER as a live entity in 2012, Doug came with. Doug's influence on the electronica and lyrics of RELESSER's first 3 musical Chapters (and their acoustic versions) is very strong.
In January 2015, Doug announced his plans to pursue his dreams in Nashville, TN. Please join us in prayer for our friend and brother - that he finds what he is looking for in Nashville.
04/14/15: RELEASE Chapter 3 is Now Available!
Go to relessermusic.bandcamp.com to download your copy of the songs "Resistance" and "Worthwhile" today! And the best part? It's pay what you want.
04/04/15: New Place to Purchase RELESER Music
Chapters 1 & 2 have been uploaded to RELESSER's BandCamp Page. The songs are streaming and available for download.
RELESSER.COM has also been updated to include links to RELESSER's music on SoudCloud and YouTube.
03/28/15: Cover Song Tease: WOWY on Reverb Nation Page
You can check it out below and in the Media secion of this site.
03/22/15: New Tour Date...RELESSER with The PROTEST in Dalls City, IL on Thursday June 18th.
03/08/15: RELESSER Confirmed for Bash On The Farm in Iowa.
01/05/15: NOW BOOKING
In prepration for 2015 concert season, RELESSER is now booking from May 1st through the end of the year. Want RELESSER in your town? Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured: Asche's new custom pic design,
through Clayton USA, for 2015-16 shows
01/05/15: RECORDING UPDATE
"Release" Chapter 3 artwork has been revealed (above)! The track listing for the chapter will be:
3) Resistance (instrumental)
4) Worthwhile (instrumental)
5) Resistance (acoustic)
6) Worthwhile (acoustic)
7) Resistance (acoustic instrumental)
8) Worthwhile (acoustic instrumental)
The guys are hoping for an April 2015 release date. More info coming soon!
* Two more songs completed for the album, including a cover song (which the band is currently playing in their live set).
* They guys are in the process of working on the acoustic versions of the songs for Chapter 3. Hoping to have it out in time for Christmas. More info coming soon.
* Another new T-shirt design to show all of you:
These black shirts with the standard RELESSER logo in grey are already in stock and can be purchased at shows.
* The guys are still plugging away in the studio, working on the songs for the forthcoming album. "Chapter 3" announcement expected this right after the Holidays!
* 3 new shows have been added to the calender for Fall 2014. Click the Tour button above for more info.
* Pictures from KCF in Kokomo, IN on 6/21 have been added. Click the Media button above to see them.
* New T-shirts for concerts this Summer and Fall!
04/20/14: RELESSER to play main stage at Kingdom Come Festival in Kokomo, IN on June 21st. Click TOUR above for more info.
12/17/13: "RELEASE - Chapter 2" OUT NOW!
12/13/13: "RELEASE - Chapter 2 of 4" to be available on Tuesday December 17th via the FiXT Store: http://fixstore.com/relesser The songs from Chapter 2 are already uploaded to Reverb Nation and can be streamed from that site or Facebook. Enjoy! <3 RELESSER
08/14/13: Just announced - RELESSER will be playing with Nine Lashes, Last Watch, Jason Dunn, 3 Times Driven, & Silver From the Flames as A1M and Rockfest bring the From Water Tour to the Indianapolis area on September 7th. Check the TOUR section for more info.
07/16/13: Just announced - RELESSER will be playing with The Letter Black, Spoken, & The Protest on Friday August 30th at The Gear in Franklin, IN. Click HERE for the event page on Facebook.
07/11/13: RELESSER has joined the lineup for UltraSound Festival on August 31st in Auburn, IN, alongside friends in Grave Robber, Leper, & Mayfly.
07/10/13: Pictures from AudioFeed Festival 2013 have been posted in the Media Section.
06/25/13: "Release - Chapter 1" by RELESSER is NOW available at the FiXT Store. Go download your copy today!
06/21/2013: The RELESSER page at the FiXT Store has been updated in preparation for Chapter 1.
06/19/2013: A one-minute clip of "Awakening" has been posted at the REVERB NATION RELESSER PAGE.
06/12/2013: "Release" - Chapter 1
RELESSER's debut album will be called "Release".
* There will be four 2-song chapters released digitally, exclusively through FiXT Music, in the coming months.
* The first 2-song chapter is scheduled to be available on Tuesday June 25th, 2013. The songs in that chapter are called "Awakening" and "Forfeit".
* RELESSER already has chapter 2 ready to go and will make it available in late 2013.
* In 2015, the 8 songs from the 4 chapters, plus 2 to 4 more songs, will be pressed on CD and available via FiXT, iTunes, and Amazon.com. Those who purchased the chapters will receive a discount when ordering the full album.
* The chapters will have exclusive content (the instrumental and acoustic versions of the songs and, in some [but not all] cases, a different mix of the song than what will appear on the final album).
Thank you so much for your encouragement, prayers, and support! We have the best friends, family, and fans! We are excited to share our artistry with you!
The RELESSER Facebook Page added 30 new fans in the last 30 hours! Thank you and keep them coming!
03/24/2013: LET'S CATCH YOU UP TO SPEED
* RELESSER's festival performances from Fall 2012 were deemed successful. Pictures from both events have been posted in the MEDIA section of this site.
* If you have visited this site or RELESSER's pages on Facebook or Reverb Nation lately, you may have noticed some change ups in the music player. That's right, the band is working at a steady pace in the studio. The vision is to get about 12 to 14 songs completed by mid 2015. Right now, with several songs in various stages of production, the guys are about half way through that goal. Details on how and when music will be made available will be released in the coming months.
09/03/2012: Festival Bound
With one rehearsal left, the band is ready to go fall on their faces playing their first official gig in front of a festival crowd. In all seriousness, the guys are viewing these first two shows as a "let's see if we can pull this off" experience. The idea is to perform, review, and make even better.
"The lineup finally came together in mid July," says Asche. "All we've done so far is go through the few existing RELESSER songs and the Autumn's Descent back catalog and created a 25 minute set list. From there, we've only had the chance to rehearse that and plan for these two performances. We are really looking forward to sitting down as a group after these shows to discuss next steps. It looks like writing and studio time with an emergence to play again (hopefully) in the Spring of 2013. And we're expecting to have learned from these Fall 2012 gigs so we can bring a really great performance in the coming year. We really appreciate the growing fan base and words of encouragement. It has been wonderful so far!
"In 1995, I was at Cornerstone Festival in Central Illinois. I got to see something very special that year. I went to see two of my favorite bands at the time, Circle of Dust and Argyle Park. Opening the show was this new supergroup called Stavesacre. They were playing their first ever show in front of a festival crowd. They were really rough around the edges compared to what they would eventually become. They went on to be one of my favorite bands of all time.
"So if you can, come see RELESSER at these festival shows in September. I'm hoping we'll be like Stavesacre at that first show (or even better). Perhaps you'll be able to get a great story out of it."
Check the TOUR section for information on the upcoming shows.
Take your pick...
The only thing missing is you:
Rehearsal stage setup:
Backstage... Are you in?
08/29/2012: RELESSER T-Shirts Have Arrived
The first official RELESSER T-Shirts are here. They feature the "R" logo on the right sleeve, the band name across the front, and what we're calling the "splatterbird" across the side. Sizes available in S, M, L, & XL. Small and XL are crew neck. Medium and Large are V-neck. These will be available at RELESSER's two festival gigs in Central Indiana on 9/8/12 and 9/15/12 for $15 each.
07/23/2012: Live Band/ Rockfest/ Recording Update
RELESSER's live lineup is complete and the band will be appearing at Rockfest in North-Central Indiana on 9/8/12.
Following the Rockfest performance, RELESSER is expected to return to the studio to continue working on new music and refine the live show.
"I want to send a shout out to my friends at Clayton Guitar Picks. I've been honored to be endorsed by them since 2009, and I want to thank them (especially Amber) for outstanding customer service! Looking forward to ordering new RELESSER picks in the coming months."