CHRYSALIS Launch U.S. Tour Crowd-Funding Campaign


SoCal experimental group CHRYSALIS released their new album, Focus On The Center, this past February to great reviews and radio success. Now, the band is gearing up to kick off their upcoming U.S. tour, but are looking for assistance from fans and friends! See below for all pending dates on the upcoming tour. Want to see CHRYSALIS in your town, or just want to help out? Donate here via IndieGoGo:


The band has a modest fundraising goal of just $2,600, a fraction of their overall estimated touring cost which includes tour van maintenance, gas to get to and from city to city, merchandise to sell at their shows, food, equipment, and more.


Everyone that donates, no matter what amount, will have their name featured in print in the album notes of the band’s next record.


Donation incentives include signed albums, merch packs, private performances, and signed guitars.


In a band statement on the IndieGoGo page, “While being independent has allowed us to have full creative control over our music, it has been financially difficult to support ourselves while doing so.  We’ve done everything within our financial means to get our music out there, and have recently gained some momentum (see reviews below).  We realize however, that the best way to gain new fans and establish our career is through touring.”



Pending CHRYSALIS Tour Date Markets:

July 5th – San Diego

July 6th – Los Angeles

July 7th – Las Vegas

July 8th – Tucson AZ

July 9th – Phoenix AZ

July 10th – Albuquerque

July 11th – Amarillo TX

July 12th – Oklahoma City OK

July 13th – Dallas TX

July 14th – Austin TX

July 15th – San Antonio TX

July 16th – Houston TX

July 17th – Louisiana

July 18th – Alabama

July 19th – Florida

July 20th – Florida

July 21st – Georgia

July 22nd – Chapel Hill NC

July 23rd – Washington DC/Baltimore

July 24th – Philadelphia

July 25th – Brookfield CT

July 26th – New York/New Jersey

July 27th – Pittsburgh

July 28th – Ohio

July 29th – Indianapolis IN

July 30th – Michigan

July 31st – Chicago

August 1st – Cherry Valley IL

August 2nd – St. Louis

August 3rd – Kansas

August 4th – Iowa

August 5th – Nebraska

August 6th – Colorado

August 7th – Colorado

August 8th – Salt Lake City

August 9th – Utah

August 16th – Seattle




Boasting an inspiring and eclectic sound that sets them apart from their contemporaries, CHRYSALIS will appeal to fans of various rock, hard rock, and metal sub-genres. Focus On The Center was recorded by John Miller and Kris Comeaux (Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Lorene Drive), produced by John Miller, and mixed/mastered by Danny Concho (formerly of The Waiting Hurt).


CHRYSALIS formed in Barstow, CA in 2003. In 2006, CHRYSALIS released a full-length, self-titled symphonic metal influenced album at the height of the emo and post-hardcore scene. The 2006 release not only charted as one of the top all time sellers in the Gothic Metal genre on CDbaby, but also found a rabid foreign audience as streams in Europe steadily increased. In addition to heightened sales, CHRYSALIS earned a spot on the Vans Warped Tour in2009. Following the tour, the band shared the stage with the likes of Agent Orange, TSOL, A Day to Remember, Powerman 5000, Fear Before, Heavy Heavy Low Low, and The Apex Theory.


You can order Focus On The Center via iTunes at this link.




8.5 out of 10 (RingMaster)

7 out of 10 (SoundScape Magazine)

8 out of 10 (OurZone Magazine)

9 out 10 (Mind Equals Blown)

4 out of 5 (Sound Sphere)


“Indie’s Metal Monarchs; in less than thirty minutes of music, Chrysalis manages to push the boundaries of genre even more, with the song order arranged to be a perfect journey.” -MXDWN


“A soundscape of brutal imagery and butchering guitar lines caressed by beautiful vocals and pounding rhythms that leave you breathless but diving in for more.” -Pittsburgh Music Magazine


“This is not an album for kids who listen to metal. This is for the adults… Extremely complex, smart, and has twists and turns in every song.” -MusicUG


“The production quality is flawless as the whole thing just sounds huge. There’s something here for everyone; some chugging heavy metal guitars and drums, some prog noodling and some electronic samples that sound rather fantastic.” -Metal Newz





“Yessi Burton” – Vocals, Studio Guitars, Keys

Gabe Gallego – Guitars

Chris Norris – Guitars, Vocals

Jared Sturgis – Bass

Billy Norris – Drums


For more information on CHRYSALIS, please visit these websites:

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