Corpus Christi (band)

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Corpus Christi
Also known asSkintrade (2002–2006)
OriginCincinnati, Ohio, USA
GenresMetalcore, Christian metal, melodic death metal[1]
Years active2002–2016
LabelsVictory Records
MembersJarrod Christman
Max O'Connell
Steph Roat
Past membersJustin Evans
Chris Towning
Will Henry
Jon Pauly
Phil Smith
Andrew Poling
Derek Ayres
Caleb Rhoads
Tyler Jameson
Aaron Strickland
Joshua Tolle
WebsiteCorpus Christi on Myspace

Corpus Christi was an American Christian metal band from Cincinnati, Ohio.[2][3] The term "Corpus Christi" is Latin for "body of Christ," which fits the band's Christian lyrics. They were signed to Victory Records.[2] The band has been featured on TVU's weekly countdown show, TVU's Most Wanted.[4]


The Darker Shades of White (2009–2010)[edit]

Corpus Christi titled their debut album The Darker Shades of White and released it on Victory Records.[5][6] One song from the album, "Fight for Your King", received a music video. Halfway through the 2009 Scream the Prayer Tour, original drummer Justin Evans unexpectedly left the band and Aaron Eckermann, drummer from the christian metal band A Plea For Purging, filled in for the rest of the tour. Following the tour, the band found a replacement drummer, Peter Keres. Vocalist Will Henry left the band and former Agraceful vocalist Chris Roetter filled in as the vocalist for the remaining shows on the tours.[2]

A Feast for Crows (2010–2012)[edit]

On June 29, the band released the first single, called "Monuments", off of the new album, titled A Feast for Crows. The album was released by Victory Records on July 6, 2010.[7][8] Guitarist and vocalist Jarrod Christman was the only remaining member from their first release The Darker Shades of White.[2]

Unreleased album and inactivity (2012–2016)[edit]

In February 2012, vocalist Max O'Connell said the band was currently writing their newest album. On their Facebook page, the band said the new album should be out in either the Fall or Winter 2012.[citation needed] In December 2013, the band released a demo song entitled "The Glorious". The song suggested a heavier, grittier sound for their forthcoming album.[9] As of 2023, however, no new album has been released.

In May 2016, the band released another demo song titled "Sons of a Dynasty", after three years of silence.[10] Corpus Christi played its first show in two years with Spirit and the Bride, Silence the Ocean and other local acts on September 9, 2016, reuniting with drummer Andy Poling who played on the A Feast for Crows album. The band's social media pages have been inactive since 2016 and no new music or tours have been announced, indicating that the band is inactive. The band's label also uses past tense to refer to the band, furthering that indication.[11][12][2]

Band members[edit]

  • Andy Poling - drums (2009–2012; live 2016) (Orca)
Former members
  • Brian Cash – drums (2002–2007) (ex–Beneath The Sky)
  • Justin Evans – drums (2007–2009) (Fall of Babylon)
  • Chris Towning – bass (2002–2008) (ex–Suffocate Faster, Bury Your Dead, ex–Too Pure To Die, DevilDriver)
  • Will Henry – lead vocals (2006–2009)
  • Chris Roetter – lead vocals (ex–Agraceful, ex–Emarosa, Like Moths To Flames (2009)
  • Jon Pauly – lead guitar (2002–2009)
  • Phil Smith – bass (2008–2009)
  • Tyler Jameson – drums (2012–2014)
  • Brian Maier Jr. – lead vocals (2002–2006)
  • Caleb Rhoads – bass (2009–2012)
  • Derek Ayres – lead guitar (2009–2012) (Orca)
  • Aaron Strickland – lead guitar (2012–2014)
  • Peter Keres – drums (2009)
  • Aaron Eckerman – drums (A Plea for Purging) (2009)


Studio albums
Released Title Label(s)
February 17, 2009 The Darker Shades of White Victory Records
July 6, 2010 A Feast For Crows Victory Records
Studio EPs
Released Title Label(s)
2007 It's Always Darkest Before the Dawn (independent)
Music videos
Year Title
2009 "Fight for Your King"[14]
2010 "Monuments"[15]
Song Year Album
"The Glorious" 2014 Non-album single
"Sons of a Dynasty" 2016


  1. ^ "Corpus Christi - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives".
  2. ^ a b c d e "Corpus Christi - Victory Records".
  3. ^ "". October 8, 2023.
  4. ^ "TMW - Corpus Christi Interview" – via
  5. ^ "Corpus Christi - The Darker Shades of White - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives".
  6. ^ "Corpus Christi - The Darker Shades Of White". October 9, 2009 – via
  7. ^ "A Feast For Crows, by Corpus Christi". Victory Records.
  8. ^ "A Feast for Crows by Corpus Christi". Genius.
  9. ^ "Listen: Corpus Christi Posts New Song, 'The Glorious'". December 13, 2013.
  10. ^ "Sons Of A Dynasty *DEMO* - Corpus Christi" – via
  11. ^ "Corpus Christi Concert Setlists".
  12. ^ "Facebook".
  13. ^ "Facebook".
  14. ^ "Corpus Christi - Fight for Your King" – via
  15. ^ "Corpus Christi - Monuments" – via

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