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Rise To Remain are a London-based 5 piece band. They were formed in late 2006/early 2007 by Ben Tovey, Will Homer and Austin Dickinson under the name “Halide” as a side project to several of the band’s members other endeavors in music. Within a few months the band solidified their line-up and began playing local shows as well as travelling across the UK, seeking out shows. Halide recorded two EP’s, both of which saw a viral release through their Myspace, which eventually garnered attention from more legitimate local promoters, who granted the band further exposure by putting the band on at slightly higher profile shows, namely with Biomechanical and other local heavyweights such as Eternal Lord and Exit Ten. After DIY touring and supporting their peers in bands such as Viatrophy, Sylosis, Anterior and Malefice, Halide were offered the opening slot on the third stage of the Download Festival at Donington Park. This opportunity lead to the band changing members and their name, switching from Halide, to Rise To Remain. Since then the band has been at its most active, and have toured with the likes of Shadows Fall, Five Finger Death Punch, The Haunted and Trivium, as well as appearing at Sonisphere Festival and Download Festival. On 14 June 2010, Rise to Remain were given the Metal Hammer Golden God Award, for “Best New Band, an award that was voted for by over 400,000 people across the globe.” The band are due to start recording their debut album on July 5th 2010 with a TBA producer. The band has also been voted in to the shortlist for “Best British Newcomer” at the Kerrang! Awards. Recently signed to EMI and with their debut album 'The City of Vultures' was released in September with a UK headline tour then.

On 6 January 2012, bassist Joe Copcutt and drummer Pat Lundy announced their departure from the band, made public by the Rocksound and Blabbermouth websites. Consequently, the band have pulled out from the US Machine Head tour . The US release of City of Vultures has been pushed back to June 5 2012, when the band hope to tour the US. The new line-up has just been announced Joshua Hammond (bass) and drummer Adam Lewin have joined the band. Now Josh Hammond has departed to be replaced by Conor O'Keefe.

The band are now in the Studio recording album no.2.

Tours (not including one-offs/all dayer fests):
**- as Halide
Mini-tour w/Terrorlapse**
Summer 2007 tour**
Abel Is Dying weekender**
Autumn 2007 tour **
Biomechanical/Outcryfire support **
Download '08 (opened 3rd stage)
Exit Ten shows
-sign with agency group-
Trivium (4 dates in Ireland)
FFDP (Feb & Nov tours)
Sonisphere 2009
Quest For Download w/Holy Grail
Download 2010
Sonisphere 2010
Korn Support
(European Tour) Bullet For My Valentine Support w/Funeral For A Friend
Hatebreed Support
Funeral For A Friend Support
Iron Maiden Support:
Russia, Singapore, Indonesia,Bali, Melbourne,Sydney,Seoul.
(Dates in Australia 2011):
Brisbane Soundwave Festival
Sydney Soundwave Festival
Melbourne Soundwave Festival
Adelaide Soundwave Festival
Perth Soundwave Festival
Funeral For A Friend Support March 2011
Camden Crawl May 1st
Notting Hill Arts Centre - May 25th
Iron Maiden Support - May (Germany)
Iron Maiden Support - June (Germany/France)
Power Fest 2011
Download 2011
Sonisphere Italy
Graspop Festival 2011
Sonisphere 2011
Hevy Festival 2011
Headline Tour September 2011
Trivium ( dates in Sweden/Germany/France/Belgium/The Netherlands) - November 2011
Defenders Of The Faith (UK) support with Trivium, Ghost, In Flames - December
UK Headline Tour w/ Heaven Shall Burn March 2012
Sonisphere Spain 2012
Rock AM Ring/ Rock IM Park 2012
Vans Warped Tour June/July 2012
Merthyr Rock Wales September
Camden Rocks
Download 2013

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