Artifex Pereo

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Artifex Pereo
Origin Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.[1][2]
Genres Alternative rock,[1][3] experimental rock,[4][4][5] hard rock,[6] post-hardcore,[1] progressive rock[1][7]
Years active 2009 (2009)–present[2][4]
Labels Tooth & Nail
Members Lucas Worley
Eugene Barker
Jeremiah Brinkworth
Jamie Davis
Jordan Haynes
Past members Evan Redmon
Cory Eaves

Artifex Pereo is an American rock band from Louisville, Kentucky that formed in 2009.[1][4] The band released two independent releases before being signing to Tooth & Nail Records. In 2014, the band released their debut studio album entitled Time in Place that charted on two Billboard charts.


Artifex Pereo are from Louisville, Kentucky, and they formed as a band in 2009.[1][4] The band name originates from the phrase "Qualis artifex pereo", Roman emperor Nero's famous last words. In Latin this translates to "what an artist dies with me", "artifex" meaning artist and "pereo" meaning perishes.[citation needed]


In April 2014, The band signed with Tooth & Nail Records, and later the next month released their debut studio album.[8]

Independent work

The band released their first musical project on July 18, 2009 entitled Am I Invisible EP.[9] The extended play was produced by guitarist Jordan Haynes in his basement.

Their first album came out on July 23, 2011, which was entitled Ailments & Antidotes.[10] The album was produced by Kris Crummett, but were unable to tour the music because they lost founding member and lead vocalist Evan Redmon.

Interim work

The band secured another lead singer, Portland, Oregon native Lucas Worley. Worley moved to Louisville to be with the band allowing them to tour sporadically. The band started work on their second album with Crummett in the production chair during the winter months of 2013. This album work eventually got picked up by Tooth & Nail Records, which they signed to and led to the creation of their debut studio album.

Studio albums

On May 27, 2014, Artifex Pereo released their debut studio album entitled Time in Place with Tooth & Nail Records. It charted on two Billboard charts, and those were the Christian Albums at No. 26 and No. 17 on the Heatseekers Albums.[11][12] When the band were signed to Tooth & Nail Records in early April 2014, they released their first single "Hands of Penance". About a month later, the second single from the album was released "Apeiron". However, both of these lead single failed to chart on any sales or airplay Billboard charts.


Current members[4]
  • Lucas Worley – lead vocals
  • Eugene Barker – bass guitar
  • Jeremiah Brinkworth – keys
  • Jamie Davis – guitar, vocals
  • Jordan Haynes – guitar
Former members
  • Evan Redmon (2009-2012) - vocals
  • Cory Eaves (2009-2017) - drums


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Time in Place 26[11] 17[12]
  • Released: September 9, 2016
  • Label: Tooth & Nail
  • CD, Vinyl, Digital Download


  1. ^ a b c d e f Sputnikmusic. "Artifex Pereo reviews, music, news". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Artifex Pereo (2009). "Artifex Pereo - About". Facebook. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ Fryberger, Scott (May 26, 2014). "Artifex Pereo, "Time In Place" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Jesus Freak Hideout. "Artifex Pereo Discography, Artifex Pereo Artist Database, Artifex Pereo Lyrics". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ Brody B. (May 23, 2014). "Artifex Pereo – Time In Place". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ Francesco, Jonathan (May 27, 2014). "Time In Place by Artifex Pereo". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  7. ^ LeRoy, Dan (May 28, 2014). "Artifex Pereo – Time In Place". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. ISSN 1065-1667. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  8. ^ Kraus, Brian (April 6, 2014). "Artifex Pereo sign to Tooth & Nail, stream "Hands Of Penance"". Alternative Press. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Artifex Pereo, "Am I Invisible" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  10. ^ Jesus Freak Hideout. "Artifex Pereo, "Ailments & Antidotes" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b Billboard (June 14, 2014). "Christian Albums : June 14, 2014". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b Billboard (June 14, 2014). "Heatseekers Albums : June 14, 2014". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
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