shawn milke

EXCLUSIVE: Alesana Part Ways With Epitaph Records

Social media has transformed each and every one of us into people who expect constant, or at least consistent updates from the artists we love. A press release once every few months is no longer good enough. If someone is quiet for a day, that’s fine, but once a week or more passes people begin […]

Alesana Side Project, Tempting Paris, Puts Up Pre-Orders

In 2010, we were the first to bring you news of Tempting Paris, a project consisting of Alesana vocalist Shawn Milke and his sister, Melissa. A lot of time passed between that interview and the news that revealed that the project was finally being recorded. Now that the album has been digitized, the band is […]

Alesana Side Project, Tempting Paris to Record in March

We first heard about Alesana side project, Tempting Paris in 2010. In the months prior to The Emptiness’ release, small hints at the project were given in various interviews, a myspace page was made, and then things went quiet. Two years later, Tempting Paris has re-risen and it appears as if material is prepared and ready for the […]

REVIEW: Alesana – A Place Where the Sun Is Silent

Artist: Alesana Album: A Place Where the Sun Is Silent Genre:  post-hardcore/ emo Label: Epitaph In a genre as crammed as post-hardcore, it’s easy to become bored with the mundane. As more and more teens flood Purevolume with their generic breakdowns and predictable band names, I find myself more and more apt to ignore the […]


Prior to hearing The Emptiness in its entirety, James had the opportunity to send a couple questions over to Fearless Records own Alesana. Over the course of the questions below, James and Alesana discuss the new record, touring, the band’s stance on religion, and a lot more. Check out the conversation below and be sure […]