Production and RecordingEdit
On his Formspring account, Jagmin predicted that A Skylit Drive would begin writing and recording a follow-up to Adelphia during Summer 2010. He also suggested that the album would see an early 2011 release.
In February 2010 Hassle Records published on their web site "We have new recruits to the Hassle Records family, please welcome A Skylit Drive with open arms... Fresh out of California, A Skylit Drive have been together in their current line-up since 2007 and have been touring their unique brand of metalcore across the US. We released their second album Adelphia in October and the UK joined the ever growing A Skylit Drive bandwagon. Catch the band on the rapidly selling out UK / Europe tour with Alesana in April."
The band announced via MySpace that on May 29, 2010, the band Desires of Sires will debut on their Adelphia tour. Recently, Michael Jagmin hinted on Twitter that A Skylit Drive is currently writing new material. A Skylit Drive is recording new demos. The band's Myspace layout changed in July 2010 with a new message saying that A Skylit Drive was in the studio recording a new album with Cameron Webb for early 2011.
According to the band's Twitter account they have finished recording the new album. According to Nick's Twitter, a twitpic of a promotional poster confirms their upcoming album's name Identity On Fire which is to be released sometime in February 2011.
On November 15, 2010, the band reveals cover art from the album and confirmed the production for Cameron Webb (Silverstein, Flyleaf, 30 Seconds To Mars). One song of the new album will be called "Ex Marks The Spot". According to Jag's Twitter it's his favorite song of the new record. On December 7, 2010, the band announced the tracklisting for the album and a date set on February 15, 2011. On January 5, 2011 via Twitter Michael Jagmin announced a new song coming out on January 11.
"XO Skeleton" was released online January 11 on the band's Facebook page. Looking closely at the album artwork, the main circular logo appears to be an "X" inside of an "O".
The second single and music video for Too Little Too late premiered on January 24 on iTunes. The third official single "Ex Marks the Spot" is set to release the same day of the album, February 15. The song is also available for download in the Rock Band Network on Xbox 360 for 160MSP. It features vocal harmonies and pro keys.
On February 10 the album began streaming on PureVolume.com.
The album debuted at number 98 on the Billboard 200.
- "Carry the Broken"
- "Too Little Too Late"
- "XO Skeleton"
- "Conscience Is a Killer"
- "Ex Marks the Spot"
- "The Cali Buds"
- "Your Mistake"
- "Fuck the System"
- "500 Days of Bummer"
- "Tempt Me, Temptation"
- "Identity On Fire"
- "If You Lived Here You'd Be Home"
iTunes Bonus TracksEdit
- "Black and Blue"
- "400 Foot Robots"
A Skylit DriveEdit
- Michael Jagmin - clean vocals
- Joey Wilson - lead guitar
- Brian White - bass guitar and unclean vocals
- Nick Miller - rhythm guitar
- Cory La Quay - drums and backing vocals
- Kyle Simmons - keyboards, synthesizers and piano
- Produced by Cameron Webb