Hell Or Highwater has been brewing for a little over a year and a half, as Brandon Saller’s (Atreyu) songwriting drew inspiration from classic rock, doo-wop, punk and pop. Once armed with a solid collection of tunes, he unleashed his newfound vigor in a slew of gigs prior to the New Year. When Atreyu announced their hiatus in January, Saller knew the timing was spot on to bring Hell Or Highwater to the forefront.
The 5-piece band will self-release “Begin Again” on August, 9th, 2011. To support the release, the band will take the stage touring on the UPROAR Festival kicking off in August.
“The Black Cloud Collective was just a name. We felt that it didn’t speak to, or represent the 5 of us. Hell or Highwater spoke to who we are as a band. Hell or Highwater is who we are,” says Saller.
The Hell Or Highwater lineup in addition to Brandon Saller is Matt Pauling (The Confession), guitarist Neal Tiemann (MWK, David Cook), bassist Joey Bradford (Thieves and Liars), and drummer Kyle Peek (MWK, David Cook).
“I was lucky enough to find, in my opinion, some of the greatest musicians I could have ever found,” Saller states. “The music has energized all of us to the point where we’re foaming at the mouth. This music makes me want to body slam someone and run a mile, while waving an American flag!”
In addition to the upcoming release of “Begin Again” and the UPROAR Festival Tour, Saller recorded a cover of “Night Life” with Billy Martin of Good Charlotte for the soundtrack of the upcoming Muppets Movie coming August 23rd to Starbucks’ worldwide.
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