went to high school with Steve, and know Garret from around town. These guys are seriously some of the nicest and funniest people around. They kicked ass when they were known as The Killer Apathy and it's awesome to see a local band make it big. Couldn't have happened to a better group of dudes
Edit: I'm over the hate and am usually always excited about Rise releases. I just enjoy most of them, I don't care so much for them all sounding alike or how they dress and look. I appreciate everyones approach at the genre. there are exceptions of course but metal is metal and I'm more than fine with considering this the metal of today and am looking forward to how it evolves.