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Dire
DIRE
Information
Origin:

Quitman, Georgia, United States

Genre:

Metalcore, Groove metal

Years active:

2010-present

Labels:
Current members:

Joran Messer
Victoria Messer
Nick McLendon

Former members:

Kyle Robinson
Brandon Wade

Dire, also stylized as DIRE, is a metalcore and groove metal band that originated in Quitman, Georgia in the United States. The band was formed by Joran Messer, Brandon Wade, and Kyle Robinson in 2010. The band has released two EPs and a studio album and have also been previously signed with Sancrosanct Records.[1]

History Edit

Dire began in Fall of 2010, in Quitman, Georgia in the United States, by Joran Messer (Vocals/Lead Guitars), Brandon Wade (Bass), and Kyle Robinson(Rhythm Guitars).[2] The band had no drummer originally.[2] The band recorded a self-titled EP, which was released independently, in 2013.[3] Following the EPs' release, the band began writing their full-length album, titled Volume 1. In 2015, Robinson departed from the band. At the same time, Dire, now consisting of Wade and Messer, the band went to Nashville, Tennessee to record their album with Jeremiah Scott of Demon Hunter and The Showdown.[4] The next year, the band went to EarthSound Studios to finish the album with Lee Dyess (In Due Time).[4] The album was released in late 2016, independently.

Following the album's release, the band signed with Sancrosanct Records and released a lyric video for "Watch It Burn".[1][5] In 2017, the band announced their sophomore EP, titled Depths. They released their debut single for the EP, "Put It To Death", via the label, with guest vocalist Ryan Kirby of Fit For A King.[6] Soon thereafter, the band released "Only Soul", the second single from the EP.[7] Two days before the EP's release, they released the final single, "Beyond Reach",[8] and it was revealed Kyle Robinson had rejoined the band.[9] The EP was finally released through the label on November 24, 2017. Robinson again departed from the band and Nick McLendon and Joran's sister Victoria would join the band with McLendon taking over Drums and Messer taking over Robinson's position. Wade departed in 2019, with Messer adding McLendon and Victoria on officially, with them looking for new members.

Members Edit

Current

  • Joran Messer - Vocals, Lead Guitars (2010-present), Rhythm Guitars (2015-2017, 2018)
  • Victoria Messer - Rhythm Guitars (2018-present)
  • Nick McLendon - Drums (2018-present)

Former

  • Kyle Robinson - Rhythm Guitars (2010-2015, 2017-2018)
  • Brandon Wade - Bass (2010-2019)

Discography Edit

Studio albums

  • Volume 1 (2016)

EPs

  • Dire (2013)
  • Depths (2017)

Singles

  • "Put It To Death" (2017)
  • "Only Soul" (2017)
  • "Beyond Reach" (2017)

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 DarcyRumble (March 28, 2017). "Sancrosanct Records Signs Georgia Metal Band DIRE". Giants in the Sound. Retrieved on September 30, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Dire". Facebook. Retrieved on September 30, 2019.
  3. Weaver, Michael (March 6, 2014). "Dire, "Dire EP" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved on September 30, 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 DarcyRumble (March 22, 2017). "Review: DIRE - Volume 1". Giants in the Sound. Retrieved on September 30, 2019.
  5. Beard, Mason (March 29, 2017). "Dire Signs with Sancrosant Records, Release Lyric Video". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved on September 30, 2019.
  6. Beard, Mason (November 6, 2017). "DIRE - Put It To Death (Featuring Ryan Kirby of Fit For A King)". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved on September 30, 2019.
  7. Beard, Mason (November 9, 2017). "DIRE - Only Soul". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved on September 30, 2019.
  8. Jones, Brandon (December 7, 2017). "DIRE Release Killer New Song Titled "Beyond Reach"". HM Magazine. Retrieved on September 30, 2019.
  9. Beard, Mason (November 22, 2017). "Dire - Beyond Reach". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved on September 30, 2019.
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