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Haste the Day
Haste The Day (451815786).jpg
Haste the Day in 2007
Background information
Origin Carmel, Indiana, United States
Genres Metalcore[1]
Post Hardcore
Christian metal[2]
Years active 2001—present http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll
Labels Solid State
Members Stephen Keech
Brennan Chaulk
Mike Murphy
Devin Chaulk
Past members Jimmy Ryan
Jason Barnes

Haste the Day is a Christian metalcore band signed with Solid State Records from Indianapolis, Indiana, formed in 2001. Their band is named after a lyric in the hymn "It Is Well with My Soul".


In late 2005, Jimmy Ryan announced his decision to leave Haste the Day. Soon thereafter he got married and accepted a position at Tooth & Nail Records. He has since started a new band called Trenches. His last show with Haste The Day was in the band's hometown of Indianapolis on December 30, 2005. The remaining members continued on for the European tour with The Juliana Theory, accompanied by Stephen Keech of Denver-based Christian band New Day Awakening.[3] On February 23, 2006, Haste The Day stated in a press release that they had officially made Keech their new permanent singer[citation needed].

Haste the Day released a DVD as part of the special edition of Pressure the Hinges, their latest album. The DVD features all of the band's current music videos, including "The Closest Thing To Closure", "American Love", and "When Everything Falls". It includes live footage including Jimmy Ryan's last show, a show with Stephen Keech from The Truth Tour (w/ Bleeding Through, Between the Buried and Me, and Every Time I Die), and behind the scenes antics (such as prank OnStar calls). The DVD was produced by Full Lock Media.

After releasing Pressure the Hinges and finishing up the "12 Days Of Christmas Tour" with Calico System, Heavy Heavy Low Low and Flee the Seen, the band began another tour with From Autumn to Ashes and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster.

The band spent the summer of 2007 on the Vans Warped Tour and shortly after that, spent a month on the road with Atreyu. Haste the Day finished off 2007 with a full national tour with As I Lay Dying before taking some time off for Christmas. Soon afterward, Haste the Day went on a full American Tour with Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Drop Dead, Gorgeous and fellow Indianapolis band, Gwen Stacy (band).

Haste the Day was featured on the album It's a Punk Rock Christmas. Stephen Keech is also in another band, Stephen and the Lion Tamers, which was mentioned in a bulletin by HTD on Myspace. Stephen and the Lion Tamers have their own Myspace as well, and the band features members of the local Indianapolis band Amarna Reign.

Haste the Day just finished recording their new album, but there have been no demo tracks released yet. A recent blog entry on the band's Myspace page said this: "The album is done... we will have something finished and in hand by June 26... this album changed so much through the writing and recording process. This is the best and heaviest Haste The Day album to date. There may or may not be an old favorite redone for this album." Through a bulletin posted on MySpace, the band announced the album would be released late September or early October.

In a later bulletin posted on their iLike, Myspace, and Facebook pages, the band confirmed that they had in fact re-done an old Haste the Day song for their new album, the redone song is "Autumn".

Recently, the band's manager posted a blog on their Myspace saying that the album is heavy, memorable, and hopes that it will please Haste the Day fans. On July 17, 2008, the band announced that guitarist Jason Barnes was asked to step down from Haste the Day due to him deciding that he no longer believed in Christianity. The band went on to state that they will not be replacing him, but will instead have Dave Krysl, a friend of the band, take on full-time touring guitar duties.[4] The band then announced that their new album will be entitled Dreamer. They have also stated that Dreamer will be released October 14, 2008. A new song entitiled "68" was posted on their Myspace page on August 1, 2008.


Date of Release Title Label US Billboard Peak US sales
2002 That They May Know You (EP) Self-Released - 10,000+
March 9, 2004 Burning Bridges Solid State Records - 50,000+
June 28, 2005 When Everything Falls Solid State Records #175 70,000+
March 20, 2007 Pressure the Hinges Solid State Records #89 65,000+
October 14, 2008 Dreamer Solid State Records - -

Band Members

Current members

  • Stephen Keech - Lead Vocals (2006 - present) (Also in the band Stephen and the Lion Tamers)
  • Brennan Chaulk - Guitar, Vocals (2001 - present)
  • Michael Murphy - Bass, Vocals (2001 - present)
  • Devin Chaulk - Drums, Background Vocals (2001 - present)

Touring Members

  • Dave Krysl - Guitar (Full Time) (2008 - present)

Former members

  • Jimmy Ryan - Lead Vocals (January 2002 - December 2005) (Now in Trenches)
  • Jason Barnes - Guitar (September 2001 - March 2008)


  1. ^ HM - Haste The Day Review
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Schwab, Andrew (2007). "Haste The Day: Steadfast Amidst the Pressure". HM Magazine (124): 50–51. ISSN 1066-6923.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  4. ^ Josh Kimball, Christian Band Asks Atheist Guitarist to Step Down , The Christian Post, July 23, 2008.

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