Only Living Witness

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Only Living Witness
Origin Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Genres Metal / hardcore
Years active 1989–1995
Labels Look Again Records, Slipped Disc, Reflections, Chainsaw Safety Records, Century Media
Associated acts Miltown, Milligram, Raw Radar War
Website myspace.com/olw
Members Jonah Jenkins
Eric Stevenson
Craig Silverman
Roy Costa
Past members Kevin Stevenson
Chris Crowley

Only Living Witness was an American metal / hardcore band.[1]

Career[edit]

The band was formed in 1989 in Boston, Massachusetts, by Jonah Jenkins (vocals) and Eric Stevenson (drums, ex-Formicide). Eric's brother Kevin Stevenson (guitar) and former Formicide bandmate Roy Costa (bass) completed the line-up. In 1991, Kevin Stevenson and Costa were replaced by Craig Silverman and Chris Crowley.[1] Kevin Stevenson and Costa went on to form The Shods.

Only Living Witness released a few demos before being signed by Century Media Records. Their debut album, Prone Mortal Form was released in 1993.[1] The band performed concerts in fourteen countries including Sweden, England, France, Canada, Italy, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. In 1996 their follow-up CD Innocents was released, but the band had already split up.[1]

Only Living Witness briefly reformed in 2008 for four reunion shows: 14 June and 21 June at The Middle East in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 22 August in Clinton, Massachusetts, and the final show on 30 August in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Jenkins went on to perform the vocal duties in Miltown, Milligram and Raw Radar War. Silverman now plays guitar in Slapshot and Blood for Blood (touring guitarist).

Eric Stevenson, main composer and drummer, died on August 9, 2011, at the age of 43.[2][3]

Band members[edit]

Past members
US Reunion, Clinton, MA and Netherlands show 2008
Clinton, MA and Netherlands show 2008

Discography[edit]

Year Album
1993 Prone Mortal Form
1996 Innocents
2006 Prone Mortal Form/Innocents (re-released)


Demos[edit]

1990 
Self-titled demo (audio cassette)
No. Title Length
1. "Complex Man"   3:55
2. "Dying System"   4:31
3. "Corruption Of Power"   2:57
4. "Bad Blood"   2:32
Total length:
13:57


1992 
Prone Mortal Form demo (audio cassette)
No. Title Length
1. "Prone Mortal Form"   5:12
2. "Twitching Tongues"   3:03
3. "Window 4:45"   4:45
4. "Nineveh"   5:29
5. "Slug"   4:30
Total length:
22:59


Singles[edit]

1991


1995


Compilation Appearances[edit]

1991
  • Planned Obsolescence compilation (RRRecords)

Have contributed with the track Bad Blood


1993

Have contributed with the track Twitching Tongues


1994
  • Case Closed?: An International Compilation of Husker Du Cover Songs (Snoop Records)

Have contributed with the track Too Far Down


1995

Have contributed with the track Deed´s Pride

Have contributed with the track Bad Blood


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Biography by Eduardo Rivadavia". Allmusic.com. Retrieved August 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ Eagletribune.com
  3. ^ Thedeadrockstarsclub.com - accessed August 2011

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