Monster by Heart-Set Self-Destruct

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HEART-SET SELF-DESTRUCT
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Since their formation during the spring of 2005, Heart-Set Self-Destruct has become a staple in the Chicago Hard Rock scene. Melodic lead vocals combined with elements of punk and metal influence the band’s heavy driven sound.

After playing several successful gigs in Chicago at the Double Door, Subterranean, and the Beat Kitchen, the band headed into the studio at the end of 2006 to record their debut album "Victims Like Me" with Producer Dan Malsch (Framing Hanley, Tantric) at the Soundmine Recording Studio in East Stroudsburg, PA.
"Victims" was released on May 12th, 2007 and would later prove to be a success for HSSD going on to independently sell over five thousand copies and landing the band several dates on the Vans Warped Tour in 2008, and a management deal with KMA Management (Disturbed, Janus).

Since then the band has played all over the midwest with national acts Powerman 5000, Cold, Red, Saliva, Flyleaf, Framing Hanley, Soil, Evans Blue, Story of the Year, The Veer Union, My Darkest Days, Taproot, Flaw, The Exies, Karnivool, Trust Company, Hurt, Art of Dying, New Medicine, Seasons After, Otep, Janus, Pop Evil and more. While touring the midwest regionally, the band was still able to maintain a presence in Chicago playing to packed houses with regular appearances at the Cubby Bear, Metro, House of Blues and the Beat Kitchen.

During the summer and fall of 2010 the band recorded fifteen songs for a follow-up full-length record to "Victims Like Me". The new record "Of Nightmares" was released on August 23, 2011 via producer Dan Malsch's label Soundmine Musicworks. The first single “Monster” hits radio spring 2011 via radio promotion company New Ocean Media. "Monster" hit #1 on Music Choice Rock Channel the week of September 14th, 2011. In May of 2011, working with manager David Karon of Helvet Collective, HSSD booked their first national tour with music industry veterans Nonpoint. In July-August of 2011, HSSD opened the Under the Skin of Angels (U.S.A.) 2011 Tour featuring co-headlining acts Filter and Saliva. Working with Ghost Rocket Management in June-July 2012, HSSD landed an international tour on the Beyond Hell/Above Heaven North American 2012 Tour featuring Volbeat, Hellyeah, and Iced Earth. In October 2012, HSSD is booked to tour Canada with Zakk Wylde's (Ozzy Osbourne) Black Label Society and Pop Evil. Since then, the band has landed a Kush Kills clothing endorsement and an exclusive booking deal with 3Thirteen Entertainment Group. The four piece plans to tour heavily in 2012, release their second single "Collapse" from radio promotion guru John Kuliak (Nickelback, Slipknot), and to record an EP in 2013 with producer Brian Virtue (Chevelle, 30 Seconds to Mars).

With a massive buzz following their recent success, Heart-Set Self-Destruct looks to bring their intense energy driven show to the world.

Lyrics

I got a catacomb of secrets that would break your heart
I got a grave to dig with your name on it while you watch
I've given up on the sunshine
Can't avoid the rain
When did I become this monster that lives for this pain
Sleeping pills can't offer what you want
I'm living under water but I cannot drown
I cannot swim to save myself
I'm drifting off
I'm sleeping underground now forever in hell
I'm not alone here in the darkness
I'm buried in thoughts
In a dream it was silent when my world fell apart
When the angels come to die here
They'll come to get lost
I'll be staring into your yes while you watch them fall
Sleeping pills can't offer what you want
I'm living under water but I cannot drown
I cannot swim to save myself
I'm drifting off
I'm sleeping underground now forever in hell
And I'm breathing in the water but I cannot drown
When did I become this monster forever in hell
What have I become
I'm living underwater but I cannot drown
I'm living under water but I cannot drown
I cannot swim to save myself
I'm drifting off
I'm sleeping underground now forever in hell
And I'm breathing in the water but I cannot drown
When did I become this monster forever in hell