Through the Eyes of the Dead

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Through the Eyes of the Dead
Also known as TTEOTD
Origin Florence, South Carolina, USA
Genres Deathcore, melodic death metal
Years active 2003–2011, 2013-present
Labels Prosthetic
Associated acts Arsis, My Bitter End, The Black Dahlia Murder, Deadwater Drowning, Graves of Valor, Fit for an Autopsy, Tell Her I Said Goodbye, Ejrony, Roman Ring, Wasted Fortune, Anyone But You
Website www.myspace.com/tteotd
Members Justin Longshore
Jake Ososkie
Chris Henckel
Dan Rodriguez
Michael Ranne
Past members Anthony Gunnells
Nate Johnson
Richard Turbvelle
Chris Anderson
Jeff Springs
Dayton Cantley
Josh Kulick

Through the Eyes of the Dead is an American deathcore band from Florence, South Carolina, formed in 2003. They have released three full-length albums, one EP, and one split album with The Knife Trade.

History[edit]

The band was formed by Justin Longshore in 2003 after the break-up of a previous group, Tellherisaidgoodbye Their first full-length album was released in 2005 through Prosthetic Records. Shortly before, every member except for Longshore and Gunnels left, with Gunnels also being let go a few months later due to personal reasons. They then added new members which would be known as the 'malice' lineup however, they would also part ways with the band before the 3rd studio album would be released, leaving behind only Jake Ososkie (bass) and Justin Longshore (guitar)remaining. After taking some offtime they regrouped yet again and released their 3rd album 'Skepsis'. The band believes their current lineup is the strongest and that Skepsis represents a mix of everything the band has done and more. The band's influences include Morbid Angel, Blood Has Been Shed, Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse (as suggested by the band's name, possibly taken from the Cannibal Corpse song "Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead"), Meshuggah, Behemoth, and At the Gates.

The band has released three records with Prosthetic Records: Bloodlust in 2005, Malice in 2007, and Skepsis in 2010.

Shortly before the US release of Malice, the band shot a music video with acclaimed director David Brodsky at the abandoned mental facility in Kings Park, Long Island, NY. The video went on to be one of the most played videos on MTV2's Headbanger's Ball in 2007 and was chosen as the #7 Video of the Year 2007.[citation needed] It was in the Top 10 Music Choice VOD for nearly 6 months as of April 2008.[citation needed]

TTEOTD has been touring extensively supporting the release of Skepsis w/ many national acts including Suffocation, The Faceless, Decrepit Birth, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Otep, Bury Your Dead, Chelsea Grin, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Impending Doom, Whitechapel, Born Of Osiris, Periphery, and Greeley Estates to name a few. The band performed on half of 2010's 'thrash n burn' tour as well. TTEOTD are currently back home writing for their next studio album which a label and release date have yet to be determined. On April 30, 2012 the band announced through their Facebook that Pre-Production has begun on a new album.[1][2][3]

The band has posted some samples of their upcoming EP on Instagram.

Members[edit]

Current lineup
  • Justin Longshore – guitar (2003–present)
  • Jake Ososkie – bass (2005–present)
  • Danny Rodriguez - vocals (2008–present)
  • Michael Ranne - drums (2009-present)

Former members[edit]

  • Anthony Gunnells - vocals (2003–2007)(ex-Heathen Bastard, ex-By the Sins Fell Angels)
  • Nate Johnson - vocals (2007)(ex-Deadwater Drowning, ex-Burnt by the Sun, ex-BuckHunter, ex-Fit for an Autopsy, ex-Premonitions of War, ex-Since the Flood, ex-The Final Battle, ex-The_Network, ex-Turmoil)
  • Richard Turbeville - guitar (2003–2004, 2007–2008)(ex-Graves of Valor)
  • Chris Anderson - guitar (2004–2007)
  • Jeff Springs - bass (2003–2005) ( Ditch Eel, ex-Graves of Valor)
  • Dayton Cantley - drums (2003–2005) (Heathen Bastard, Ditch Eel, ex-Graves of Valor)
  • Josh Kulick - drums (2005–2009)
  • Jeff Springs- Bass (2003-2005)
  • Chris Henckel - guitar (2008–2010)

Touring members[edit]

  • Hector De Santiago - Drums (2007) (As Blood Runs Black)
  • Steven Funderburk - Guitar (2014) (Wretched)
  • Jerry Stovall - Drums (2005) (Decrepitance, ex-Council of the Fallen)
  • Lou Tanuis - Vocals (2007) (ex-Invocation of Nehek, Forsaken the Sky, ex-Conducting from the Grave, ex-Serpents, ex-On Paths of Torment)

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