Affiance live at the Willemeen in Arnhem, Netherlands (November 12, 2016)
|Origin||Cleveland, Ohio, USA|
|Labels||Bullet Tooth Records|
|Killswitch Engage, Across The Sun, No Bragging Rights, Ice Nine Kills, Phinehas|
|Website||Affiance on Facebook|
|Members||Dennis Tvrdik |
|Nick Wagner |
Affiance was an American metalcore band from Cleveland, Ohio, formed in 2007. They released one EP prior to their debut album No Secrets Revealed, which was released on Bullet Tooth Records in December 2010. Vocalist Dennis Tvrdik sings of political and religious issues.
Affiance formed and released their first 6-track EP entitled Calm Before the Storm in late 2007.
After minimal success with the EP, the band signed a deal with Bullet Tooth records to begin production of their debut album.
During this tour, Josh Grabelle, the president of Bullet Tooth Records, saw the band play in New Jersey and said, "These guys were one of the best live bands I had ever seen. I truly needed to see them play live to make sure Dennis' vocals weren't studio magic, and they certainly weren't! I was blown away. The whole band was incredible." Grabelle signed the band.
In the fall of 2010, the band entered the studio and began their preparations for the release of their first full-length album, No Secrets Revealed, which was released on December 2, 2010.
In 2011, Affiance's single "Call to the Warrior" was released as a downloadable track on the popular game Rock Band. The band's music video for the song is of them playing their own track on Rock Band.
On September 6, 2012, Affiance posted on their Facebook page that they had finished recording and would be embarking on a fall tour with bands Modern Day Escape and Deception of a Ghost. On September 27, 2012, they released their cover of Europe's "The Final Countdown."
The band toured through February-March 2013 with supporting act Glamour of the Kill. The band even went on their first European tour opening up for Dance Gavin Dance with Closure in Moscow and Violet joining the lineup. Afterward, the band opened the Killswitch Engage summer headliner The Disarm The Descent Tour with Darkest Hour, Miss May I and The Word Alive. Later in the year, the band supported Protest the Hero on their tour with Architects and The Kindred joined them also.
Affiance released a lyric video for the song "Limitless" on June 28, 2014, from their upcoming album Blackout. On August 26, 2014, the band released another single from Blackout, titled "Monuments Fail". On September 10, 2014, the band released a music video for "Fire!".
Blackout was released on September 23, 2014. They toured to support the album in September 2014 and January 2015. The band also toured to support Miss May I in October 2014 on their Road to Knotfest tour.
In 2016 Affiance released the album "Gaia" in the Spring time, they did a tour to support the album. It Lives it Breathes, XXI & Set to Stun were the support for the Gaia tour.
After the release of "Gaia", the band announced that they would soon be breaking up. A farewell tour took place in April 2017, with support from Sirens & Sailors and Convictions. They played their final show the Agora Theater in their hometown, Cleveland, on June 24, 2017. The show was supported by Nine Shrines, Hope For The Hollow, Leav/e/arth, Skies of December, Ira Hill, Koly Kolgate, Entendre, Significant Loss, and Set Sail to March.
|2010||"Call to the Warrior"||John Stanchina (Forest City Studio)||No Secret Revealed|
|2011||"Nostra Culpa"||John Stanchina (Forest City Studio)||No Secret Revealed|
|2012||"Kings of Deceit"||Stephen Mlinarcik||The Campaign|
|2012||"The Cynic"||Stephen Mlinarcik||The Campaign|
|2013||"We The Machines"||Stephen Mlinarcik||The Campaign|