A Plea for Purging

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A Plea for Purging
Also known as Silas[1]
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Genres Metalcore,[2] deathcore, Christian Metal, Heavy Metal
Years active 2005–2012
Labels Facedown Records[3]
El Shaddai Australia
Associated acts Corpus Christi,[4] Haste the Day, Project 86
Past members Andy "Dozer" Atkins
Ryan Blake Martin
John Wand
Aaron Eckermann
Lyle Paschal
Tyler Wilson

A Plea for Purging was a Christian metalcore band based out of Nashville, Tennessee. During their time active, they released four full-length albums on Facedown Records[5] and two EPs. Their final release, The Life & Death of A Plea for Purging, reached #24 on the US Billboard Rock Albums chart and #11 on the Heatseekers chart.[6] Guitarist Blake Martin played on Project 86's record, Wait for the Siren and was a touring member for Haste the Day. Drummer Aaron Eckermann was a touring member for Corpus Christi. Vocalist Andy Atkins was featured on The Crimson Armada's song "Composed of Stone".

Band members[edit]

Final line-up
  • Amos Andrew "Andy" Atkins[7] - Vocals (2005-2012)
  • Blake Martin - Guitar (2005-2012)
  • Aaron Eckermann - Drums (2005-2012)
  • John Wand - Bass (2005-2012)
Former members
  • Lyle Paschal - Guitar (2005-2008)
  • Tyler Wilson - Guitar (2008-2010)