Alan Rigdon is no stranger to the scene, as he was a founding member of the powerhouse metalcore band, ERRA. After seeing success with the band, he decided to shift gears and focus on his personal life. Ready to make music again, Alan teamed up with his wife Sarah to bring life back to The Artificials, which Alan had started years prior to ERRA.
“Heart” is The Artificials debut album and is a special project for Alan as he explained, “Heart was written over a two year period when we thought all hope was lost. Plenty of sleepless nights were spent trying to make sure not one part of this album was dull. It’s been a blessing and a pleasure to work with my wife, Sarah, on this record. I honestly think it saved our marriage a few times. If you can’t hear it, you’ll definitely be able to feel it.”
The Artificials aren’t your typical metalcore band as Sarah’s haunting vocals fit perfectly with Alan’s screams. The band works hard to differenciate themselves from others as Alan explains, “We wanted to do something that’s never been done before with the metal genre. There are plenty of female fronted bands in metal, but we wanted to bring our own twist to it.”
Most importantly, the band wanted to share the following statement with their fans, “The love and support we’ve received so far has been very welcoming. We are excited to get back on the ol’ guitar sticks and make some more music for everyone. Without God, there is no heart, and without heart, there wouldn’t be tHE/\RTificials”
“Heart” is available now on all major digital platforms as well as physical copies along with merch at Merchbucket