Appeal To Authority

 

MUSIC

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Video

Black Aura

Pulling Me Inside

Larry Schroeder, Vocals/Guitars/Keys, details the concept of "Black Aura": "When it came time to write and record the lyrics for this, over eight minutes of music we had constructed, I chose a subject matter that I was dealing with personally and that had a great effect on me. A close-to-home murder left me feeling many different and uncharted emotions in which family members, neighbors, and the community found themselves shockingly trying to make sense of it all. "Black Aura" helped me process and deal with all of this and is a representation of the events that took place. A portrayal of pure unnecessary evil and darkness that this world endures. Teaming up once again with Thomas Crane of Kill Devil Films (Saliva, Todd La Torre) brought out the imagery that matches and fits the narrative."

Bassist and backup vocalist Stan Martell on the concept of the video, “I had been binge watching a lot of Bob Lazar videos on YouTube and watching a lot of UFO documentaries and became very enthusiastic on the idea of life beyond ours on earth. I also loved Megadeth’s album Rust in Peace and the song Hanger 18 and thought why not do an alien abduction video and song? What’s cooler than metal music and aliens? The task of making a video to tell the lyrical storyline was a challenge we were willing to take. We brought the idea to Thomas Crane of Kill Devil films and he immediately was onboard. I took to the task of CGI and video effects and Thomas the film composition. Thomas was able to take the idea and mold it into exactly what we were looking for. He incorporated the CGI space scenes that I had built in after effects and flawlessly made the flow of the storyline. I then finished off the video with some added video effects to give it that alien feel. We are excited with the outcome and can’t wait to share it with the world!

 

NEWS

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APPEAL TO AUTHORITY Drops Proggy New Single "Black Aura"

In the vein of bands like Tool and Wheel.

By Greg Kennelty

Appeal To Authority recently released their new EP Black Aura, and is now streaming the music video for the title track created alongside Thomas Crane. You'll especially dig this if you're a fan of bands like Tool and Wheel.

"When it came time to write and record the lyrics for this, over eight minutes of music we had constructed, I chose a subject matter that I was dealing with personally and that had a great effect on me," said vocalist, guitarist, and keyboardist Larry Schroeder. "A close-to-home murder left me feeling many different and uncharted emotions in which family members, neighbors, and the community found themselves shockingly trying to make sense of it all.

"'Black Aura' helped me process and deal with all of this and is a representation of the events that took place. A portrayal of pure unnecessary evil and darkness that this world endures. Teaming up once again with Thomas Crane of Kill Devil Films (Saliva, Todd La Torre) brought out the imagery that matches and fits the narrative."

 

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BAND

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Appeal To Authority are excited to announce drummer Mark Nunnally has joined the band. Larry Schroeder shares "After the release of 'Pulling me Inside,' which Stan and I co-wrote, I felt that it was important to have a drummer that could escalate the tracks that Stan and I were writing. We wanted someone that would take the music to the next level. More energy, more complex and more engaging! After contacting Mark and letting him hear a couple of our tracks that were still unfinished and ready for drum tracks to replace our drum programming, we booked the studio and got to work to see if it was a fit! Ironically, the day Mark tracked the drums for 'Black Aura' was the same day we met. The three of us immediately clicked and Mark became a permanent member of the band!"

Appeal To Authority was formed in 2020 by Larry Schroeder (owner of Schroeder’s School of Music in St. Johns, Florida) and Stan Martell. Appeal To Authority is a three-piece American Progressive Metal band based in Jacksonville featuring Larry Schroeder, Stan Martell and newest member Mark Nunnally. This new lineup adds refreshing energy and technical prowess to the band's unique blend of crushing riffs with complex arrangements, bringing to listeners hard-hitting grooves and aggressive prog-like elements. With influences such as Tool, Megadeth, Dream Theater, and Gojira along with many others, this energetic trio strives to push the boundaries using complex time signatures, technical rhythms, and heavy tones to create a versatile and unique sound. The band is currently recording a six-song EP at Martell AVP, Stan Martell's recording studio in Kingsland, Georgia

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Larry Schroeder

Vocals, Guitars, and Keys
 

Owner of Schroeder’s School of Music.

 

Jazz Performance Degree from University of North Florida.