Erra formed in 2009 as a five piece progressive metalcore band hailing from Birmingham, AL. Their namesake comes from Akkadian mythology and represents mayhem (something that comes to mind when giving them a listen). The band's original lineup on Impulse consisted of Garrison Lee, Jesse Cash, Alan Rigdon, and Alex Ballew. They draw influences from well respected groups like Misery Signals, Born of Osiris, As I Lay Dying and Saosin, and thrive on being creative and showcasing their talent through performances.
Erra wants to offer a refreshing sound in an otherwise over-saturated market. It's not about fashion or status; it's about using raw talent and energy to create genuine songs that will give hope to the listener. Their first full-length Impulse was originally released on Tragic Hero Records in 2011 and is now being pressed for the first time on vinyl.
"Nothing is taken away or watered down, only improved upon," says guitarist Jesse Cash. "A big message in the album is that experience and intuition is a greater tool for comprehending reality than rationalism or science. It centers around struggles that we (and most individuals) have faced throughout our lives and addresses many relatable subjects including the relationship between science and religion, death of loved ones, divorce, and renewal of one's self."