Arizona's Spirit Adrift are one of our favorite up-and-coming metal bands, here at Revolver HQ. Their latest opus, Divided by Darkness, is a kickass, modern take on classic heavy metal packed killer throwback dueling guitar harmonies and epic sing-along choruses straight outta the Eighties. There's shades of Ozzy, Maiden, Mastodon and more. It doesn't hurt that they have an inspiring story of overcoming addiction and depression and the band features two dudes from another one of our favorite rising bands, far-beyond-gnarly death dealers Gatecreeper. Spirit Adrift recently played their highest profile gig to date — at Sacramento's big Aftershock festival — and our own creative director, and rock photographer extraordinaire, Jimmy Hubbard was there to catch all the action. See some of his striking shots below.
Spirit Adrift: See Badass Photos of Rising Heavy-Metal Stars at Aftershock
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