Behind Crimson Eyes

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Behind Crimson Eyes
Behind Crimson Eyes @ Amplifier Bar (13 5 2009) (3555414827).jpg
Background information
Origin Victoria, Australia
Genres Post-hardcore
Emo[1]
Years active 2004-present
Labels Roadrunner Records
Boomtown Records (2005–2007)
Website Official website
Members Josh Stuart (vocals)
Aaron Schultz (guitars, vocals)
Garth Buchanan (bass)
Dan Kerby (drums)
Past members Kevin Orr (guitar) 2004-2010
Cameron Gilmour (drums) 2007-2009
Prashant 'Baz' Raju (bass) 2004–2007
Steve Szalay (drums) 2004–2007
Bryce Haysom (guitar) 2004

Behind Crimson Eyes is a band based in Australia. The band formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 2004. Their line up currently consists of vocalist Josh Stuart, bassist Garth Buchanan, guitarist/back up vocalist Aaron Schultz and Dan Kerby as drummer.

Band history[edit]

Since forming in 2004, Behind Crimson Eyes has played the Melbourne leg of the Taste Of Chaos tour in 2005,[2] after which they sold out all but one show on their national headline tour, clocking up over 150 shows in 2005.

Tracks from their EPs have received airplay on Australian radio station Triple J, featuring on the punk and hardcore show Short Fast Loud, with 3 of their songs making it the high rotation playlist by the end of 2005. The "Prologue" single did well on independent charts in November 2005, receiving airplay on "Australia's most respected commercial radio countdown, Take 40 Australia".[3]

Though only releasing a Compilation album in 2007, Behind Crimson Eyes continued to tour Australia. On 20 April 2007, they performed at the free annual Triple J concert, The One Night Stand in the small NSW country town of Cowra. Also, in September 2007, the band joined Welsh metal band, Bullet For My Valentine, on their Australian tour.[4]

They headlined a "jam-packed" schedule of shows in late 2007, including appearances at "Pyramid Rock Festival, Bass In The Dust, Bass In The Grass, Destroy Music, Homebake Festival, Trackside Festival and an abundance of intimate clubs shows."[5]

Behind Crimson Eyes played at the Big Day Out 2008, alongside Rage Against the Machine, Grinspoon, Björk, Enter Shikari and Silverchair.[1] They were also the main support for giant heavy metal band, Iron Maiden. Opening three shows on the Australian leg of their 'Somewhere Back In Time World Tour'.[5] At their three appearances, the band did a cover of Motorhead's 'Ace Of Spades'. They played with Atreyu, Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet For My Valentine on their Australian tour in May 2008.

In September 2008 they opened shows for Disturbed on their Australian tour along with P.O.D. and Alter Bridge.[6]

On 21 January 2010, Kevin Orr announced that he was no longer able to continue playing for BCE, he now has a project where he goes by the alias of Romeo Moon and is set to release his Debut record 'Wander' on the 7 of May 2014 produced and mixed by Simon Cotter (Courtney Barnett). Cam Gilmour decided to leave BCE not long after Kevin in 2010 you can now see him play on stage with Illy and he also writes his own beats under his own name. Dan Kerby was announced as the replacement drummer for Gilmour.

On 6 January 2011, the band announced they would be taking a 6 to 12 month break. They returned to the live circuit in August of 2012 on a headlining tour, presented by Destroy All Lines. They are currently working on a new release.

Albums[edit]

A Revelation for Despair (2006)[edit]

Behind Crimson Eyes released their debut album A Revelation For Despair on 18 November 2006, through their deal with Roadrunner Records Australia.[7] They broke into the Top 50 ARIA Chart for the first time, with radio support only from Triple J. A Revelation For Despair peaked at No. 43 after entering the chart on 3 December 2006 – 2 weeks after being released.[8]

The 2006 debut album spawned three singles, including "Shakedown", "You've Had Your Chance" and the final one, "The Bonesmen". All 3 had music videos created.[5][9][10][11]

A Revelation For Despair was Behind Crimson Eyes' attempt at a more mainstream direction compared to their previous two EP releases. Featuring rock mixed with elements of the mainstream idea of post-hardcore and pop punk.

Behind Crimson Eyes (self-titled) (2009)[edit]

Through late 2007 the band were taking some time to write their follow up to A Revelation For Despair. The band announced on their website blog on 6 December 2007, that they had "3 or 4 songs pretty much done".[12] "Behind Crimson Eyes" was released on 20 March 2009.[13] It marked a shift in sound from previous releases, with vocalist Josh Stuart dropping the screaming elements present on previous releases.

On 28 May 2010, Josh Stuart announced the band would be working on a triple EP release.

The first of chapter of these EP's is expected to be released by the end of the year with the subsequent EP's to follow a few months later.

Two songs expected to be on "See You In Hell" are "I'm Gunning For T.G." (the band released a demo of this on their Myspace) and "Hell On Earth" (which the band has been playing live recently).

The band recently played a new song entitled "Fallen Angels" at the Another World Festival in Melbourne.

The EPs release was postponed during 2011 as the band decided to take time off. Writing for the EPs has recommenced as of 2012.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Released Title Label Format Australian Peak
18 November 2006 A Revelation for Despair Boomtown Records/Road Runner Records LP 43[8]
20 March 2009 Behind Crimson Eyes Roadrunner Records LP 56

Compilations[edit]

Released Title Label Format Details Australian Peak
26 March 2007 Scream Out Your Name To The Night Boomtown Records/Road Runner Records CD/DVD All songs from unreleased demo, Prologue and Pavour Nocturnus

Demos, EPs and Singles[edit]

Released Title Label Format Other information
2004 Demo Self Released Demo
2005 Pavour Nocturnus Boomtown Records EP
Prologue: The Art of War/Cherry Blossom Epitaph EP Received Take 40 radio play[3]
2006 "Shakedown" Roadrunner Records Single
2007 "You've Had Your Chance" Single
"The Bonesmen" Single
8 November 2008 "Addicted" Single
2009 "Fighting For Our Lives" Single

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Your Gigs Genre and BDO 08 Lineup Retrieved: 5 January 2007
  2. ^ Youtube Behind Crimson Eyes playing 2005 Taste of Chaos Retrieved: 5 January 2008
  3. ^ a b Triple J News on Radio Airplay Posted: 25 November 2005 Retrieved: 5 January 2008
  4. ^ Youtube Behind Crimson Eyes supporting Bullet for my Valentine on 4 September 2007 Retrieved: 5 January 2008
  5. ^ a b c Access All Areas BHC Article, show Schedule, previous Appearances, genre Retrieved: 22 January 2008
  6. ^ [V] ::
  7. ^ Metal Underground Metal Underground preview Retrieved: 5 January 2008
  8. ^ a b Australian Charts Behind Crimson Eyes Charts Retrieved: 5 January 2008
  9. ^ Youtube 'Shakedown' video Retrieved: 22 January 2008
  10. ^ Youtube 'You've Had Your Chance' video Retrieved: 22 January 2008
  11. ^ Youtube 'The Bonesmen' video Retrieved: 22 January 2008
  12. ^ Behind Crimson Eyes website BCE Site Blog - 2008 album info Posted: 6 December 2007 Retrieved: 5 January 2008
  13. ^ http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com.au/artist/Behind+Crimson+Eyes

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