James Hart (musician)
|Birth name||James Stephen Hart|
|Born||August 26, 1979|
|Origin||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Genres||Heavy metal, alternative metal, hard rock, post-hardcore, metalcore|
|Associated acts||Burn Halo, Eighteen Visions|
Eighteen Visions originally formed in 1995 by Hart, Dave Peters, Billy Sisler, and Kenneth Floyd. Their first show was at the "Koo's Cafe" in early 1996. Many lineup changes and breakup rumors occurred before the release of their debut album Yesterday Is Time Killed, before eventually finding a stable lineup in 1999.
The band went on to release four more studio albums before breaking up in 2007. Hart had this to say concerning the matter:
"After several years of touring and quite a few album releases we have decided that it is time to go our separate ways. We have been a band for a very long time and feel good about everything we were able to accomplish. At this point in our lives and our careers we feel its time to move on to something fresh and new. Whether it be music, touring or just being at home to live and enjoy life. We would like to thank all of our fans, friends and families for all of the great support over the years. We would also like to thank all of the bands we have shared the stage with and everyone who has ever worked with the band, opened a door or reached out a hand. We will be playing our final two shows in April. One in San Diego and one in Orange County. Come rock with us one more time."
After the breakup of Eighteen Visions, James Hart worked with former Nixons frontman, Zac Maloy, on a new mainstream rock band called Burn Halo. Originally, Hart conceptualized it to be a solo project; however, during the development of the music and recording, the direction of Hart's idea changed, and Burn Halo was formed.
Three albums thus far have been recorded, with Burn Halo's self titled debut being released March 31, 2009. The singles from that album were "Dirty Little Girl" and "Save Me". Burn Halo's sophomore release, entitled Up from the Ashes was released June 28, 2011 with the song "Tear It Down" as the lead single. Burn Halo finished writing and recording their third album in 2013 and are currently waiting to release it in 2014.
He attended Huntington Beach High, where he was a self-confessed jock, playing football and baseball.
- With: Eighteen Visions:
- With: Burn Halo:
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