First/Last – Somber Chronicles

May 12, 2016

“Heavy low end riffs, guitar solos, brutal/melodic vocals, thought provoking lyrics, a drummer that beats his kit into submission, intricate bass lines, and a thirst and hunger to play music…….if you have felt the need to head bang, mosh, or scratch your head at what audio disturbance just blasted your ears and left you in a daze, we have done our job.”

Somber Chronicles is an alt-metal band from Butler, PA who recently released the EP The Catalyst. The band’s next gig after a brief live hiatus is on June 12 at Black Forge Coffee in Allentown supporting HOUR 24 and Echo Black. I want to thank Patrick McElravy (Guitar/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Nelly – Country Grammar.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Audiotopsy – Natural Causes.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Alice in Chains Unplugged.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • The last Lostprophets album.
  • First concert attended?
  • Kutless in Grove City.
  • Last concert?
  • X Fest 2015 w/ Chevelle, Killswitch Engaged, and Rise Against.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • X Fest 2015.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • None.
  • Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • The music scene, I have met so many cool people and friends I never would have otherwise.

Thanks, Patrick. Good to have you back. We could always use more ‘metal’ in the scene, IMO