With the release of their highly anticipated third album, everyone is watching Eyes Set To Kill. The Phoenix based group has quickly become one of the most talked about groups in the scene after the group's two previous efforts garnered them significant critical acclaim. With expectations from fans and critics at peak levels for their upcoming album, “Broken Frames”, Eyes Set To Kill has recorded their heaviest and most aggressive album to date.
“We're always trying to evolve and better ourselves. We never want to be the band that releases the same record twice,” says Eyes Set to Kill frontwoman Alexia Rodriguez.
Recorded at Wade Studios in Ocala, FL with producer Andrew Wade, "Broken Frames" takes the sparkling melodic prowess that Eyes Set To Kill has become known for and shows the band stepping outside of their comfort zone to create the next chapter of the band's growing musical evolution. Devoid of metalcore clichés or pop tendencies that most bands utilize as writing crutches, "Broken Frames" takes the band in a new direction with Rodriguez singing her signature melodies a full octave higher than previous records.
"Andrew Wade is really the first producer that ever challenged us as a band and took us out of our comfort zone. He made us try things that we probably wouldn't have done in the past," she said. "Andrew had me try a lot of different things and he was the one that suggested I try singing an octave higher for this record, which really helped me try and find my voice as a vocalist."
"On our last record we were concentrating so hard on writing solid songs that we forgot to visualize how they would work in a live setting," added guitarist Greg Kerwin. "With this record we wanted to make sure that the material would make our fans go crazy when they see us live, but still be fun for us to play live."
Eyes Set To Kill's breakthrough came with the release of their 2008 debut "Reach", which quickly became a top selling album for online sites like SmartPunk and in Hot Topic stores. The band wasted no time recording a sophomore album and released "The World Outside" in 2009, which debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers Charts at 9. The album received widespread critical acclaim and the group was featured on the cover of USA Today, as one of Alternative Press Magazine's "100 Bands You Need To Know", and hosted an episode of MTV's Headbangers Ball. In early 2010 Alexia and Anissa were nominated for a Revolver Magazine Golden Gods Award in the "Hottest Chicks In Metal" category alongside some of the biggest names in hard rock and metal. The band supplemented the critical acclaim by performing sold out shows across the country as a part of Warped Tour, From First To Last, Drop Dead Gorgeous, and at the KFMA Fall Ball in Tucson in front of thousands of rabid fans along with The Used and Rise Against. This year Eyes Set To Kill will appear all summer long on the 2010 Warped Tour