Daniel Davison, Ozzfest 2006
|Born||January 28, 1983|
|Genres||Metalcore, mathcore, post-hardcore, indie rock, Christian Metal, Christian Hardcore|
|Occupation(s)||Drummer, musician, visual artist, film and video director|
|Labels||Solid State, Goodfellow Records|
|Associated acts||Underoath, Norma Jean, Luti-Kriss, Colour Revolt, Every Time I Die|
Daniel Travis Davison (born January 28, 1983) is an American drummer, musician, artist, and filmmaker. Davison was born in Douglasville, Georgia, and currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. He is best known for being a co-founder and former drummer of the band Norma Jean. He wrote and recorded on every record of Norma Jean's until 2007. His last record with the band was Redeemer. Davison was also the last active drummer of the Florida-based metalcore band Underoath before the band's breakup in 2013.
Davison is also an artist and video director. In 2007, after 10 years with Norma Jean, he decided to part ways with the band and pursue his own artistic endeavors. Upon leaving Norma Jean he founded the film and video company ISTHMUS Studios.
In early 2010, Davison started playing music again with the indie rock band Colour Revolt. He played several shows with them and recorded drums on their latest record, The Cradle. In May 2010, Davison succeeded drummer Aaron Gillespie in the now disbanded Underoath. Davison helped write and record what would be Underoath's final record, Ø (Disambiguation). Underoath reunited in 2015, but Davison was not featured in the new line-up, due to Gillespie coming back in the band.
Film and video career
After Underoath officially disbanded in 2013, Davison returned to directing full time. His work can be viewed at his website www.isthmusstudio.com, or his vimeo channel at http://vimeo.com/danieldavison.
His most recent video released was the final music video for the band Anberlin, for the song "Stranger Ways".
His client list includes:
- Sony/BMG Recording Group
- Epitaph Records
- Solid State Records
- Virgin Records
- Warner Music Group
- Delta Spirit
- OWSLA recording artist Kill the Noise
- For Today
- Norma Jean
- August Burns Red
- Brian "Head" Welch from Korn's band Love & Death
- Manchester Orchestra
- The Showdown
Davison currently resides in Chicago.
- Luti-Kris/Travail Split 7" (1999)
- 5ep (2000)
- Throwing Myself (2001)
With Norma Jean
- Norma Jean / MewithoutYou (2002)
- Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child (2002)
- O God, the Aftermath (2005)
- Redeemer (2006)
With Colour Revolt
- The Cradle (2010)
- Lost in the Sound of Separation(additional drum tracks) (2008)
- Ø (Disambiguation) (2010)
- Anthology: 1999–2013 (2012)
With Every Time I Die
- Salem (2015)