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Venturing to a Cherokee Indian Reservation in North Carolina for three weeks to write Apostasy, Megosh created a powerful collection of 14 songs that highlight the band’s impressive musicality. Apostasy also comes with a guest collaboration with vocalist Garret Rapp from The Color Morale on the track “Carrying Fire.” Josh Grosscup of Megosh released this statement about the album:

“Apostasy is total desertion from everything. We all knew we had to leave the hype from the Body Works EP behind. The problem was we were so happy with the way the EP turned out that we knew our first full length couldn’t be anything less.

So, we decided to write in an environment that was outside of our comfort zone. We had no idea what we were aiming for or what sound we were going to create. We just wanted it to be great. We deserted all we knew and locked ourselves in a house on an Indian reservation in the mountains of Cherokee, NC. Secluded, we had no cellphone service, no internet or social media. It was literally us and our instruments. Everyday was music. We’d wake up, make coffee, breakfast and start writing. It was our own little world there-four walls and music. Outside was nothing. We successfully wrote seven songs before we realized we needed to reset. So we went home and took some time off. It wasn’t long until we had over a dozen tracks. And every single one of them we absolutely loved.” –  Josh Grosscup

Megosh exploded on to the scene in late 2011 with set of high-energy intelligent songs. Their music is melodic with post-progressive elements and frequent forays into the territory of alternative metal, but with an undeniable pop sensibility. Megosh somehow fuses these eclectic ingredients into a surprisingly cohesive stew- a sound that is clearly their own. Impressive and complex instrumental material will certainly appeal to the musician but, with Megosh, song craft still reigns and their creative use of rhythm and catchy melodies are certain to captivate a wide audience. On top of all this, the front line serves up tasty three-part harmonies, something rarely heard on today’s rock scene.