An American metalcore unit based out of Los Angeles, California, Volumes were early practitioners of the groove-laden/palm-muted djent scene. Founded in 2009 by guitarist/songwriters Diego Farias and Daniel Braunstein, the band eventually grew into a six-piece with the additions of dual lead singers Michael Barr and Diego's brother, Gus Farias, bass player Raad Soudani, and drummer Chris Khoury. Braunstein departed prior to the release of their 2010 debut EP, The Concept of Dreaming, and was replaced by Daniel Schwartz. The following year saw the band embark on a North American tour alongside contemporaries Arsonists Get All the Girls, the Contortionist, and Structures, culminating in the release of their full-length debut, Via, which was released by Mediaskare Records. Also in 2011, Khoury and Schwartz left the fold, with new drummer Nick Ursich joining the band shortly thereafter. No Sleep, the band's sophomore long-player, dropped in 2014, and was supported by the group's first full U.S. Vans Warped Tour. Vocalist Barr departed in 2015, and was replaced by ex-Bury Your Dead singer Myke Terry, who made his debut on 2017's Fearless Records-issued Different Animals.
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