Hailing from Orlando, The High Ground formed in 2017 and consists of front man Andrew Parker (vocals), brothers Jack and Matthew Brown (guitar and bass, respectively), and Dillon Smith (drums). The band’s sound can best be described as a blend of pop punk, metal, and post-hardcore with prog elements.
The High Ground’s influences include Rise Against, Senses Fail, Silverstein, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Tool, Papa Roach, and August Burns Red - elements from each of these bands can be heard echoing throughout their music.
The band's debut EP “Concrete” arrived under the radar in early 2018, but positive reception quickly led to a growing fan base and several high-profile shows, including a showcase performance at the annual Florida Music Festival and the Orlando stop of Vans Warped Tour - an eternal bragging right.
Positive momentum continued in 2019, highlighted by the summer release of a new single and music video, followed by the September release of their much-anticipated, sophomore studio EP (self-titled).
In October 2020, the band announced it had signed with New York-based label Manic Kat Records.
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