AS CITIES BURN: Two Point Zero Available for Pre-Order NOW! (Official Release Date 7.17.18)
The follow up to Backstage: How I Almost Got Rich Playing Drums in a Christian Hardcore Band is finally here. As Cities Burn: Two Point Zero picks up right where Backstage left off. TJ - the charismatic front man for ACB and brother of Cody (now taking over as lead singer) - is leaving the band. Nevertheless, the rest of the guys have decided to trek on without him - breaking new ground artistically - and seeing the progression of the band's career on the business side stagnate. Aaron Lunsford gives the all access, behind the scenes story of the making of ACB's Come Now Sleep and Hell or High Water as well as a glimpse into the final three years of As Cities Burn existing as a full time touring artist, all of which was occurring simultaneously to Aaron's tumultuous marriage that would come to an end by the time Hell or High Water is released. Close your eyes, take a seat the throne behind a drum set and read the story of As Cities Burn's darkest years from the perspective of Aaron Lunsford.
Backstage Available for Purchase NOW!
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Nothing could have prepared an ambitious group of college dropouts for what awaited them on the road to potential rock stardom. Suicide, depression, extreme poverty, injuries, broken down vans and nervous encounters with supermodels. This is the story of “Christian Hardcore” band, As Cities Burn.
Aaron Lunsford, drummer, takes readers behind the scenes, sharing his unique perspective on what it was like to attempt to “make it” as a band in the early-to-mid 2000’s. Aaron’s comments on the ins and outs of the music business, as well as the moral pressures of the “Christian” music scene, are eye-opening.
Backstage gives fans of any genre of music a chance to put themselves in the shoes of those who dare to dream, and often fall short in the end.
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EMERY: The Unlikely Masters of Rock available for purchase NOW!
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When Aaron Lunsford set out to write a book about his friends in the internationally known band Emery, his goal was to tell the story of how the band got started. In other words - a story not so different from what you could read in a standard band profile on a mediocre music blog. Quickly, Aaron realized that the real story was in the personalities of the band members. Even more than their music, Emery has been shaped and sustained by the fascinating individuals that have written and performed the music since their formation in 2001. Aaron's unique role in the world of Emery has spanned from fellow musician and label mate with his band, As Cities Burn - to tour manager and "inner circle" friend in the world of the screamo legends. Ditch the articles with the "how did you get your band name" questions and dive deep into this examination of the men who formed Emery, The Unlikely Masters of Rock.
More About Aaron
Aaron Lunsford resides in Nashville, TN with his wife and two children where he is continuing to pursue his drumming career. In 2003 he joined up with As Cities Burn and went on to record and tour with the band until 2013. As Cities Burn released 3 records with Tooth and Nail Records and toured with bands such as Underoath, Emery, The Bled, mewithoutYou, Poison the Well, Mayday Parade, Gym Class Heroes, Pierce the Veil, Brandtson, Jonezetta and had two stints on the Vans Warped Tour. After foraying into tour management and artist management from 2009 – 2013, Aaron has narrowed his focus to session and “drummer for hire” work.
Venturing into blogging and writing a memoir in 2015, Aaron has high hopes of writing about food, travel and baseball. For the time being it seems he will have to stick to music writing in order to please his current audience and actually make some bucks.