North Carolina-based Basilica took shape beginning in September 2016 through the desire of three music-school majors at Appalachian State University who wanted to form a metal band in the vein of Dying Fetus, Power Trip, and Code Orange. Those three — guitarist Cameron Price, bassist Chandler Bell, and drummer/vocalist Reilly Appert — originally took the name Golgotha, and the following year they welcomed drummer Brady Kennedy into the fold, allowing Reilly to move up front on vocals, and also changed their name to Basilica.
With two EPs to their credit under the Basilica name — 2018’s Orbit Has Ceased and 2019’s Weight — they’re now on the verge of releasing their self-titled debut album on Innerstrength Records. And in advance of that February 5th release we’re now presenting the album’s second single, “Starve“. Continue reading »