Rough on High Seas is the sophomore album by ABOVE US THE WAVES, a record that clearly depicts a more mature and darker approach to their sound. AUTW, while keeping the main characteristics of their riff oriented and melodic modern metal/hardcore intact, have moved to a more raw and organic sound, away from the repetitive and highly processed norms of modern day metalcore. Assisted by the characteristic “punkish” approach of ex-Defeater’s Jay Mass and the guidance of their producer Jim Siou, they have shifted the focus to delivering a high energy performance that could bring the energy of their live shows and the raw emotion of the lyrics into the spotlight. The music sets the dark tone to the concept of loss that runs through every song of the album. Loss of safety, love, youth, innocence, freedom, home, aspirations, promises, as experienced on various aspects of our lives, but also loss as a means to rebirth. Rough on High Seas can also be seen as a metaphor for one of the most hard and struggling periods of the band that “gave birth” to this album. A.U.T.W. are considered one of the most active and restless live bands right now in Greece. They have played numerous shows around the country as a headline act during their tours or as an opening act for local and foreign well-established bands. They have also been part and on many occasions headlined some of the most notorious underground metal festivals in Greece (New Long Fest, Defcon Fest and more). On the international front they have booked 3 DYI South-East European tours and they were a part of the 2014 billing of ROCK OFF Festival in Istanbul alongside Megadeth, Gojira, Amon Amarth, HIM and more. Main Support act for: UNEARTH, COMEBACK KID, DEFEATER, CALIBAN, ROTTING CHRIST, SEPTIC FLESH, PLANET OF ZEUS, TARDIVE DYSKINESIA, PAUL DI’ANNO and more.