IT LIES WITHIN started making their dent on the scene in 2008 with their new line-up and different style. After quickly earning an opening slot for a few National Acts at their hometown venue The Machine Shop, ILW immediately hit the studio to track their 2009 release "Fears of Yesterday." Recorded with Dreadcore Productions (Joshua Wickman: Within the Ruins, And Hell Followed With, Knights of the Abyss) and Cloud City Studio's (Nick Morris, Walls of Jericho, As They Sleep, The Black Dahlia Murder) this EP was dead set in the right direction from the start. This EP differed from many Metalcore styles at the time having many harmonic leads, solo's, and powerful chorus's. Recently signing with Luxor Records October 31st, 2011, they immediately went in to record their first full length album. The much anticipated new album "Chrysalis" is going to be hair raising and demonstrate the bands originality, maturity, and development.
Making a name for themselves in the Midwest, the group sold over 3,000 copies and counting of "Fears of Yesterday" on their own! This was a direct reflection of their relentless efforts to tour as much as possible. It Lies Within has played many large festivals and events including Rockapalooza, Bledfest, and The Carnival of Chaos. Creating such a buzz the title track "Fears of Yesterday" was featured on Nickelodeon's and Mtv 2's TV Series "Shreducation" season 2 and the single "Miles Away" has also been featured on radio stations Banana 101.5, 89X, WRIF 101, and many college stations across the country.
This life long group of friends are on a non-stop path to shed a different light on the Metal scene. Because of this diversity they are a very entertaining group. Having opened for many National Acts and selling over 3,000 copies on their own; this band is always ready to take on bigger ventures!
Taking 2011 by the horns, It Lies Within has already played numerous sold-out shows with National Acts: All That Remains, Times of Grace, War of Ages, Straight Line Stitch, Carnifex, Oceano, Within the Ruins, Chiodos and Asking Alexandria. "Chrysalis" is set to be released coming in Spring 2012 with major Tour announcements to come.
IT LIES WITHIN SIGNS TO LUXOR RECORDS! OCTOBER 31ST, 2011.