Metal’s Next Big Band, Miss May I

I first heard Miss May I in 2009 from a good friend who was into metal and metal-core. Since then I’ve got into the band and seen them live. Most importantly though I’ve seen this group grow into a band that will be at the forefront of metal in the next two to three years.

Miss May I is a five piece that formed in 2006 in Troy, Ohio. The band consists of lead vocalist Levi Benton, guitarist Justin Aufdemkampe, guitarist BJ Stead, bassist/vocalist Ryan Neff, and drummer Jerod Boyd. Miss May I was signed to Rise Records while all of the members were still in high school.

While the band was finishing up high school in 2009 they debut their album, Apologies Are for the Weak which was recorded while the band was attending school full-time. For a group of teenagers their music was quite advanced, and this album featured some great tracks including, “Architect” and “Forgive and Forget.” The band followed this release up with 2010’s, Monument. Monument was a great album produced by Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria/The Devil Wears Prada. )The album featured some of the bands best material to date including the single, “Relentless Chaos.”

After touring behind Monument for two years, 2012 saw the release of the band’s latest album, At Heart. The album was produced by famous Lamb of God producer, Machine who you can tell really worked with the band tightening up their sound. The album featured a whole new slew of awesome Miss May I music including my favorite song, “Hey Mister” which also was the album’s lead single.
Be sure to check out Miss May I’s music, and if you get the opportunity to catch them live

-B. Harlow

Check Out the Band’s Music Video for their Latest single, “Day By Day”:

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