• Mon. Mar 4th, 2024

A Fight At Daybreak Returns From Hiatus Better Than Ever


Travelers/Drifters is hard as fuck. Packing a punch to the ear drums, these guys prove that they still have it in them. The last we saw of them was when they played Extreme Thing in 2010, and since then they have all around matured. While keeping their screamy, heavy roots, they’re writing better licks, better beats, and better lyrics.


Vocalist Shea Carpenter has improved vocally as well. You can tell this guy has been practicing his ass off, and we dig the fact that he is singing more as well! His lyrics break the boundaries of most cookie monster vocal bands, actually writing about not just the emotional shit, but how to get through it. Alongside Carpenter are guitarists Jake Padilla and Donovan Delos Santos, who (unlike previous guitarists we had heard with these guys) keep on time with the vocals and drums, pushing their hooks in your face. All of this is pulled together by producer Patrick Crisci (formally of SicInside & Dreamscar), who puts the perfect blend of all of these musicians together. Crisci focuses on each member’s strengths in the blend of the music, which makes us wonder if they even possess any weakness.


If you’re a fan of bands like Bullet For My Valentine, Bring Me the Horizon, and The Color Morale, you will definitely dig these guys. Check them out on Reverb Nation and Facebook , and if you dig it as much as we do, then buy the EP and we’ll see you in the pit! 😉

~Stephy Hayward


Photos: Courtesy of and © A Fight At Daybreak- used with permission- all rights reserved

By Stephy Muzio

Stephanie " Stephy " Muzio (formerly Hayward) - Public Relations / Writer/ Photographer and Co-Founder of ZRockR Magazine Co-host of ZRockR Magazine LIVE! Stephy was raised on rock and roll. Originally from Illinois, Stephy is the daughter of an aspiring metal guitarist and a former rock n roll radio dj. Stephy’s first concert at the tender age of 8 was Rob Zombie at the original Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas, where she happily threw horns up and sang along to "Dragula" with the best of them ( she incidentally loves horror films too!) . She performed with the VGA choir at the 2007 Video Game Awards show at Mandalay Bay when it was hosted by Samuel L Jackson, sharing the stage with the likes of Foo Fighters as well as Kid Rock. An LVA alum, when she isn’t singing or playing herself (she plays a few different instruments), she is out in support of the local scene and at her friends gigs around the southwest and even when she is back home in Illinois! She has written as well as done some photography previously for a couple of smaller zines including Vegas SoundZ when it was in print. Stephy takes the adage of ” If it’s too loud that is just too damn bad! ” to heart- after all- she was raised around screaming guitars, thunderous drums, production studios and only Led Zeppelin and Nirvana played extremely loud would put her to sleep as a kid! Stephy is a large part of the backbone of ZRockR.

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