With a sound that evokes the no-holds-barred, mosh pit-destroying hardcore of Earthmover and Snapcase, Gideon breathe new life into the lurching hardcore sound of the late '90s by incorporating elements of punk and melodic metalcore shot through with a positive message. Emerging in the early 2010s, the band rose to the upper echelons of the post-hardcore scene in 2017 with the release of their acclaimed fourth long-player, Cold.
Formed in 2008 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Gideon bring a newfound intensity to that classic, lurching early Victory Records chug and kick it into high gear. With just the right amount of gang vocals to balance the whole thing out, it's no surprise that the band grabbed the attention of Facedown Records, which signed them in 2011 and released their debut album, Costs, later that year. 2012's aptly named Milestone marked Gideon's first Billboard appearance, cracking the Top 20 on both the U.S. Heatseekers and Christian Albums charts. The group worked with prominent metal producer Will Putney on their third album, 2014's hard-hitting Calloused, which peaked at the number four slot on the Top Hard Rock Albums chart.
In 2017, Gideon made the move from Facedown to Equal Vision and released their fourth studio long-player, Cold, which proved to be their most successful outing to date. 2019's sonically punishing EP No Love/No One and full-length effort Out of Control saw the band push their crushing sound into an even heavier direction. ~ James Christopher Monger