Race Before Sunset was formed in mid-2010 by a group of friends with similar interests in Metalcore, it was started by Suryadi(a former guitarist for a Thrash Metal band Wartillery) along with his friend, Bobby, who were also looking for bandmates to start his own group. Our main influences are bands like Misery Signals, August Burns Red, For Today, While She Sleeps, Parkway Drive and The Ghost Inside just to name a few.
Our last single was released in 2014 called “Dwelling Nightmares”. After that, life has been changing for each of the members. Some of us got married, got full-time jobs and there were not many shows during that time (2014-2016). In 2017, we’re invited to play in Miri, Sarawak (Malaysia) and that’s when we’ll start to get active again. Played shows in Brunei, Bandung (Indonesia), Tawau (Sabah), and then the latest shows were in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) in July 2019, and then Kuching, Sarawak (Malaysia) in December 2019.
Life has been challenging to us as a band, despite the fact that we played few shows, not all of us were free to practice based on our planned schedule, commitments are increasing as some members are already having kids, one of our members are working offshore so we had to ask for help filling in on some shows. In terms of playing shows overseas, flight bookings were a bit of a hassle since most of us are working and we had to take leaves in advance, it was never an easy process.
All these facts, the challenges we faced and as we grow older, Suryadi(guitarist) was inspired to make a song that they can relate to in their lives as band members, and so are everyone who have actually experienced the same. These global pandemic have helped us to take the time to make new songs and be creative. We decided to evolve in our elements of songwriting and our direction in music composition to a more angrier and to something that we all can relate to.
This new song is called “Unbreakable”, it is about no matter where you are right now in life and what struggles you are facing. Don’t let it stop you from pursuing your passion.