Former 7 Angels 7 Plagues frontman Matthew Mixon has released the trailer for his upcoming Misery Signals documentary Yesterday Was Everything. Prior to their forming Misery Signals, Mixon played alongside Ryan Morgan and Kyle Johnson in 7 Angel 7 Plagues. Mixon has since been handling videography duties for the band, formed with replacement 7A7P vocalist Jesse Zaraska.
The new documentary follows the original Misery Signals line-up as they reunited for a series of shows celebrating the 10th anniversary of the release of their fantastic debut album Of Malice and the Magnum Heart. The documentary will be available as of June 30th through iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. Watch the trailer below.
Over the last decade influential hardcore band Misery Signals has undergone overwhelming changes involving the departure of their founding singer and infighting that nearly left the band in complete shambles. In a new documentary, directed by Matthew Mixon, titled “Yesterday Was Everything,” the band takes fans on an intimate journey of reconciliation as they find healing in the present by confronting the demons of their past.
Filmed during Misery Signals 2014 tour in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their coveted album, Of Malice and the Magnum Heart, “Yesterday Was Everything” follows the band as they reunite with their former vocalist for the first time since his unceremonious ousting a decade prior. The film explores the fatal tragedy that brought the band together and follows their journey from Vancouver to Toronto as they face old ghosts and attempt to reconcile the past.
From guitar player Stu Ross:
Yesterday Was Everything provides a glimpse into a very tumultuous period in our development as young men, friends and musicians. Without the ups and downs of those formative years it’s hard to say where we’d all be today. I believe this film offers fans of the band intimate information to questions that have otherwise gone unanswered. It allows insight into the story of Compromise; a tragedy that forever changed the trajectory of our lives.
From bass player Kyle Johnson:
Matthew Mixon does a fantastic job of portraying the intensity that lies within the story. The good alongside the bad, the uncomfortable moments, the love shared between the five of us that extends to all the friends and fans we have made over the last decade, and the ability to come out of it still being able to call each other friends. I can’t wait for the world to experience it.
From guitar player Ryan Morgan:
Mixon’s film plays like a love letter to the independent music experience. You get a seat right there in the tour van as we grapple with the challenges of the road and attempt to create authentic music together. For those outside of the band’s audience “YWE” allows an inside look at a scene they might be unaware of. It strikes me that my bandmates and the others in the film bear little resemblance to the “metalhead” archetype. And you do get an intimate look at us, as scary as that is, you get 3 dimensions that include our failings and flaws. But that’s what I think sets the film apart from other music documentaries I’ve seen. There’s a vulnerability that anyone can relate to, and I think everyone walks away with a better understanding. Especially us.
Prior to the release of the documentary, Misery Signals will be doing an in-theater screening of the documentary at the Metro Cinema in Edmonton, Alberta. Partial proceeds will be donated to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.