Close Your Eyes bassist/backing vocalist Sonny Vega has left the band in order to focus on his new child. He has been replaced by Alex Whitten.
A lot of you have been asking about Sonny, so we would like to clear that whole thing up. Sonny and his wife are having a baby and he would like to be home to be a full time husband and dad. We are super happy for Sonny, and it just worked out that a long time friend of the band, Alex Whitten, was finishing college at the same time. So, Alex will be taking Sonny's place in the band.
We've teamed up with Victory Records to celebrate the upcoming Vans Warped Tour by giving away autographed merch from both Close Your Eyes and Terror. With both artists performing all summer long, here"s what we want to know -- what date of Warped Tour will you be attending and what songs are you most looking forward to hearing played by the two bands? One winner will be selected randomly from the replies to win an autographed copy of Terror's Live By The Code, a Terror t-shirt, a copy of Close Your Eyes’ Line In The Sand, a Line In The Sand poster, and a Close Your Eyes t-shirt. Good luck.
Today we are stoked to premiere Close Your Eyes' video for "Frame & Glass" which comes from the band's new album, Line In The Sand. This song is one of my favorite rock tracks this year and new vocalist Sam Ryder gives a powerful performance utilizing his great sense of melody and his unique tone. Watch the video in the replies and pick up the album online.
Close Your Eyes' new record, Line in the Sand, is coming out October 29 via Victory Records. We're teaming up with the band to give away an awesome prize pack featuring a varsity jacket, a T-shirt, a basketball jersey and a hat. All you have to do is go to the replies and tell us why you're excited for the new album. Three answers will be selected next week.
Close Your Eyes have announced Sam Robinson as their new vocalist. The band is currently in the studio with producer Cameron Webb (Alkaline Trio, Silverstein). Their new album, Line in the Sand, is due out in October via Victory Records.
We are very excited to finally be able to share with everyone that Sam Robinson is the vocalist of Close Your Eyes. I’m already blown away by the new material that we have been working on - his voice is a very strong addition to the CYE family. He is an incredible vocalist and a great guy that shares our vision and purpose. We cannot wait for everyone to hear the new songs and to be back on tour again. Come hang out and say what's up to Sam!
New Close Your Eyes vocalist Mikey Sawyer stated via his personal Facebook he would not be at tomorrow's Scream The Prayer date, and that guitarist Brett Callaway will perform vocals for the remainder of the tour. "More info soon."
EDIT: The chat is now over. Thanks to the guys for playing along. Be sure to pick up their new albums and catch them on tour together in October.
Close Your Eyes and Counterparts will be chatting in this thread at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST. We are being joined by Brett (BrettCYE) and Tim (timmmyyy) from CYE and Brendan (Brendanmurphy) of Counterparts. Come talk to them about their upcoming albums - both due out October 25 via Victory Records - and anything else you'd like to know.