April 21st is a Brazilian metalcore band with a focus on melody, speed, and gargantuan heaviness. Based in Belo Horizonte, MG – Brazil, the band was created by guitarist, Herbert, in late 2016 after he attended The Institute of Contemporary Music and Performance (ICMP) in London – UK. Later in 2017, Nick Lucas(vocals) joined the band and with the support of other local musicians, Alexandre “Vermelho” (drums), Fred Augusto (bass guitar), and Giacomo Ferreira (melodic vocals), the band recorded their first EP.
In November 2017, the band released its first single called “In Your Destiny,” along with a music video on YouTube, and August Nery (drums) joined the project. In January 2018, the second single called “In Whose Name?” was released with an accompanying music video. The first EP named Remains was released soon after in several digital platforms around the world, including the tracks: “In Your Destiny,” “Just Wanna Go Home,” “In Whose Name?” “Bloody Conflict,” and “A Life in Between.” In August of 2018, Nick Lucas left the band.
In April of 2019, the band released their third music video for the song, “Just Wanna Go Home.” In May of 2019, two new band members were added to the mix: Lucas Akira (vocals) and Helbert Collyn (bass guitar). Working now as a quartet, they recorded a new single called “Resilience.” The song was produced at Sonastério Studio in Nova Lima, MG – Brazil by Arthur Damásio (recording/post- production/mixing) and Bruno Barros (recording and production), while the mastering was completed by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. The new single also featured special guest Drey Henrique on vocals. In July 2020, the band released the single, “Coldest July,” featuring special guest, Leo Turbo on vocals. In November 2020, April 21st released the single, “We Are the Difference,” the third record created by the current band line-up. The aforementioned song was also recorded in Sonastério Studio in Brazil, and the mastering was completed at Fascination Street Studios.
The band’s exciting new EP titled Courage is Born From Fear is available now all over the world via Eclipse Records.