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Invent, Animate
Invent Animate
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Background information
OriginPort Neches, Texas
LabelsTragic Hero Records
WebsiteInvent Animate on Facebook
MembersTrey Celaya
Keaton Goldwire
Caleb Sherraden
Ben English
Logan Forrest
Cody Graham

Invent Animate (previously stylized as Invent, Animate) is an American metalcore band from Port Neches, Texas. The band formed in late 2011 and self-released their debut EP titled Waves on March 13, 2012. After a number of regional tours and increasing popularity in the online djent community, the band was signed up by Tragic Hero Records in February 2014.[1] The band announced they would release their debut full-length record titled Everchanger on August 26, 2014.[2] Their sophomore album Stillworld was released on July 8, 2016.[3]


Formation and Waves (2011-2013)

Invent Animate formed in 2011 and immediately began working on their first EP Waves. The six track EP was recorded at 456 Recordings with producer Brian Hood, former drummer of Mychildren Mybride. The EP was heavily featured on many online blogs such as ItDjents, Chugcore, got-djent, The Daily Mosh, The Djentlemen's Club and more. The track "Captive" featured Brendon McMaster of now defunct deathcore band The Crimson Armada. Following the release of their EP the band was able to play a number of shows supporting bands such as Capsize, Elitist, Close to Home, and future label mates ERRA. They released a couple of singles in 2013 including the single "Half-Life"[4] which would eventually make its way onto the new album.

Signing to Tragic Hero Records, Everchanger and Stillworld, Ben's Departure (2014-present)

Invent Animate performing live in March 2017 in San Diego

On February 17, 2014 it was announced that Invent Animate signed a record deal with Tragic Hero Records joining bands on their roster such as A Skylit Drive, Everyone Dies in Utah and He Is Legend.[1] A mini-EP would be released through the label's website which featured two new songs titled "Courier" and "Native Intellect" that would be on the upcoming album. On July 29, 2014 the band posted through their official Facebook page the confirmed tracklist for Everchanger as well as its release date August 26, 2014.[5] The album was recorded at 456 Recordings with producer Brian Hood, who worked with the band for their EP and previously released singles, and Jesse Cash of ERRA.[6]

In late 2015, the band decided to moving forward without founding member Logan Forrest and they made an album titled Stillworld in the following year. Stillworld was released on July 8, 2016. Along with the music video from the song "White Wolf".[7] In June 2017 they removed the comma from their name, which was previously stylized "Invent, Animate."

On 9 January 2018, longtime vocalist Ben English announced on the band's Facebook that he would be departing from the band stating that "The fire that once drove me, isn't what it once was.", and that he would continue to support the band until the day he is in the ground. He goes on to state that the cause of this was being on the road all the time which made him question if this was what he really wanted to keep doing.[8]


Invent Animate is represented by Royal Division Entertainment and The Soroka Agency.[9]




  • Happiness in Self Destruction from July 9-August 6 with The Plot in You, ERRA and Sylar.
  • Overdose Winter Tour from November 11-December 18 with The Word Alive, Volumes and Islander.


  • Carry the Flame Tour from February 22- March 23 with After the Burial, Emmure, Fit for a King and Fit for an Autopsy.
  • Canada 2017 Tour from July 12-29 with Northlane and Intervals.
  • Hikari Album Release Tour from November 1-22 with Oceans ate Alaska, Dayseeker and Afterlife.
  • Mesmer World Tour from November 23- December 17 with Northlane, ERRA and Ocean Grove.


Musical style

Invent Animate incorporates elements of metalcore,[2]progressive metalcore,[12][13]progressive metal,[14]ambient,[13]djent, and post-hardcore in their music. They often feature start-and-stop arrangements of calm atmospheric passages and intense metalcore breakdowns. The band's guitar work prominently features slide tapping, dissonance, and technical riffs. The band delivers vocals in a wide range, including mid-pitch screams, low death growls, and somber clean singing. The band has been compared to ERRA, Northlane, Architects, Misery Signals, and Reflections.[12][13]


2014 Everchanger
2016 Stillworld
  • "Lightfinder" (featuring Aaron Matts of Betraying the Martyrs) (2012)
  • "Wolf Skin" (2013)
  • "Half Life" (2013)
  • "Darkbloom" (2015)
  • "Celestial Floods" (2016)
  • "White Wolf" (2016)


  1. ^ a b Whitt, Cassie. (2014-02-17)."Invent, Animate - "Courier" song premiere and signing announcement". Alternative Press. Retrieved on 2016-02-18.
  2. ^ a b "Invent, Animate | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved .
  3. ^ (2016-07-08)."Stillworld | Tragic Hero RecordsTragic Hero Records. Retrieved on 2016-09-18
  4. ^ McConnel, Kristen. (2013-06-05)."Stream Invent, Animate - Half Life". Underthegunreview. Retrieved on 2016-02-19.
  5. ^ (2014-08-22) "Invent, Animate stream new album". Revolver Mag. Retrieved on 2016-02-19.
  6. ^ Gonda, Christopher. (2014-08-08). "Invent, Animate -'Naturehold'(feat. Jesse Cash of Erra)". PureGrainAudio. Retrieved on 2016-02-19.
  7. ^ (2016-07-07) "Invent, Animate - Stillworld". YouTube. Retrieved on 2016-09-18.
  8. ^ "Bens Departure". Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Soroka Agency: Invent, Animate". Retrieved on 2016-02-19.
  10. ^ (2014-06-03)."I Declare War, Oceano, TLTSOL, Barrier tour". Lambgoat. Retrieved on 2016-02-18.
  11. ^ Shrum, (2015-06-04)."Invent, Animate announce tour dates with Phinehas and Silent Planet". New Noise Magazine. Retrieved on 2016-02-18.
  12. ^ a b "Album Review: Invent, Animate - "Everchanger" - New Noise Magazine". New Noise Magazine. 2014-08-28. Retrieved .
  13. ^ a b c "Invent, Animate - Stillworld (album review ) | Sputnikmusic". Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Invent, Animate". Retrieved 2016.

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