Letter to the Exiles

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Letter to the Exiles
Origin Long Island, New York, USA
Genres Christian Metal, Metalcore
Years active 2008– August 3, 2013

Facedown Records (2012-2013)

Strike First Records (2010-2012), Harvest Earth Records (2008-2009)
Website www.lettertotheexiles.com
Members Chris King
Mark Randazzo
James Appleton
Andy Amato
Past members Erich Barto
Ricky Taormina
Nathan Rojas

Letter To The Exiles was a metalcore band from Long Island, New York. The band formed in 2008 and signed to Facedown Records. On August 3, 2013 the band called it quits and went their separate ways.


Letter To The Exiles was founded in 2008 and released their first EP, "A Call to Arms", on August 12, 2008 on Canadian-based label Harvest Earth Records (Winter Solstice, Saving Grace, Grey Lines of Perfection)

The band signed a record contract with Strike First Records in late October 2009[1] and released their debut full-length The Shadow Line on April 13, 2010. The Shadow Line was produced and engineered by Robert "Void" Caprio (Megadeth, The Fray, Eve 6), and the band toured nationally in support of the album. LTTE is endorsed by Truth Custom Drums, Fernandes Guitars, and has been reviewed in print publications such as AMP Magazine and HM Magazine.

Letter To The Exiles new full-length album, "Make Amends", recorded with producer/engineer Joshua Barber (Norma Jean, Your Memorial, Solace) at Covenant Studio in Kansas City, MO, was released in stores and online August 14, 2012 on Facedown Records

On May 14, 2013 they released a digital EP called "Still Moving, Still Breathing" that included a new song, an acoustic song from a track on "Make Amends" and a cover of Foo Fighters "Best of You" [2]

On August 3, 2013 after their final tour, the "Still Moving, Still Breathing Tour", the band played its last show at "Alliance Fest" and was then finally laid to rest.

It was on July 26, 2013 when the band posted on their Facebook the following message regarding the band's plan to disband.

"As the saying goes, "all good things in life must come to an end". As one chapter finishes, the next begins. We are announcing that we are laying Letter To The Exiles to rest. The four of us have been talking, praying, and reflecting on this decision and have collectively all agreed it's time to close this chapter out and begin the next in life. We all have jobs/careers and a lot going on in life and we are going to move on to life post-LTTE. The four of us have been able to live out our dream thanks to this band, tour the country countless times, play internationally, meet tons of amazing people and make lifetime memories. We wouldn't trade our memories for anything. Music is in our blood, and therefore all of us will still be involved with music/bands in different facets. [...] Thanks to all of our fans, bands we've played with, promoters, haters, past members, Jason and the Facedown staff, and anyone we've come into contact with because of this band. It's been a true pleasure. See you on the flip side."

And with that, Letter To The Exiles was no longer a band.

Band members[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Erich Barto - Vocals
  • Ricky Taormina - Guitar
  • Nathan Rojas - Guitar
  • Buddy Clay - Vocals
  • Andrew LoPresto- vocals


Studio Albums
  • Still Moving, Still Breathing EP (2013, Facedown Records).
  • A Call To Arms (2008, Harvest Earth Records)


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