After a successful run with their debut E.P. Versus, Prosevere (pronounced pro-suh-veer) released Burn the City on March 1st, 2011. The band has spent the past 8 months in support of the record, touring with the likes of Godsmack, Papa Roach, Sevendust, Nonpoint, Adelita’s Way, Zach Myers of Shinedown, and many others, hitting markets from New Orleans all the way to New York City.
The process of recording Burn the City began in October of 2009 when engineer/producer J Hall (Saving Abel, 12 Stones, Taddy Porter) saw the band perform a show in Nashville. From there, pre-production started on about 30 songs the band had written since the release of the first EP. The 30 were whittled down to 5 songs, and the recording began. As the band grew, the music matured, and the biggest obstacle was finding a way to make the music commercial, while still remaining credible and not over-produced. “The thing we love most about playing music is that edge” says vocalist Gary Segars. “We want to keep things as raw as possible. We pride ourselves on our live show and we wanted to bring that feel into the studio.” Burn the City is just a glimpse of the energy the band brings to their live performance.
Prosevere has been together since late 2006, and has grown from just another metal group to a sonically diverse rock band. Not afraid to tackle all avenues of rock ‘n roll, songs like New Number 2 and Not Worth Saving keep the band cemented as an energetic, heavy band, while they explore new realms with the pop/rock track Bottoms Up and the ballad Can’t Let Go. The title track, Burn the City, is an upbeat juggernaut that combines everything from the record into one smashing assault. With thousands of records sold, hundreds of shows in over 20 markets with the likes of 311, Hinder, Saving Abel, Egypt Central, the Veer Union, and countless others, showcases in New York and Nashville, and an ever growing fanbase, this new record has and will continue to take the group to new heights.