Few bands can turn adversity on its head the way Misery Signals has. Following the departure of founding vocalist, Jesse Zaraska, the band rebounded in style by finding the perfect replacement in Karl Schubach. Schubach was part of an open audition that had hopefuls recording their vocals on an instrumental track available on their myspace page. The fact that Schubach is a guitarist by trade and has never sang in a band before makes the story even more remarkable. Commenting on the new guy, guitarist Ryan Morgan comments "Karl has a monstrous voice perfect for what people have enjoyed from the band in the past." Re-loaded, the band hit the Cleveland recording studio of Producer Ben Schigel (Chimaira, ZAO) for a month this spring recording their second full-length Mirrors to be released this August on Ferret Music. The band is crafting an album which they claim is even heavier than their celebrated debut Of Malice And The Magnum Heart, but also more atmospheric and ambient as well. Speaking on the significance of the title of the forthcoming second album Mirrors Ryan explains "A lot of the songs ask questions about self and how people perceive themselves and the images that they present to others." Like new age metallic surgeons Misery Signals carves through the cluttered heavy music scene and images to plant their flag in the sands of time. Released in 2004, the band's debut album "Of Malice..." was one of the most celebrated hardcore releases of the year. With Alt Press proclaiming the album "cuts through the careerist BS that's sweeping hardcore and aims straight for the human spirit," Outburn who said "Like the water this metallic monstrosity comes washing over you out of nowhere and cements itself to your bones" and Kerrang giving it four K's saying the band are "Fusing Mastodon style technical excellence with Converge's Brute Force." Produced by abstract metal mastermind, Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad) "Of Malice..." married proficiency of metal rhythms and guitar lines with brutality of hardcore punk but also quiet and melodic sections to break up the aggression. In addition to the album's watermark of quality, the band could deliver the songs live in spades! Captivating audiences with their musicianship but also capable of starting a maelstrom of pit activity, the band became a big live draw almost instantly after the album's release. They became popular touring partners for such acts as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Bleeding Through, Strapping Young Lad, Darkest Hour & Eighteen Visions as well as appearances on fests such as Hellfest, New England Metal & Hardcore and more.