The Lucid Archetype was birthed in quiet Northern Arkansas in early 2015, the child of founder Matt Bernal, and originally known as Only The Strong. With a concept burning in his mind, Bernal wrote and recorded the bands first release, Origins. The 8-track EP is a concept album following the rise and fall of mankind. Interested in the idea of adding vocals to his work, Bernal began holding 2-phase auditions in which prospects had to successfully write lyrics that captured the feel and idea of a song, and later do a trial recording.
Mentally Blind is a progressive metalcore/djent band from Wrocław, Poland founded in 2009 by Filip Mieszkalski. In 2014 Antek Olech, one of ten contestants chosen by Northlane in a contest for their new vocalist, joined the group. One year later Mentally Blind released The Perception EP and played gigs with such bands as Hacktivist, Monuments, and Bury Tommorow. Currently the band is finishing their ten track debut LP which will be recorded next spring.