Octalux

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Octalux
Octalux 2010 PR picture
From left to right: David Fite, Brandon Hurley, Chase Gabbard
Background information
Origin Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Genres Hard rock
Alternative rock
Punk
Years active 1999 (1999) – present
Labels Oarfin, Mine's Bigger Than Yours
Associated acts Mister Me
Dark:30
The Dead Hours
Wild Ride
Fighting Fit
Distant Theory
Website Official MySpace
Members Brandon Hurley
David Fite
Chase Gabbard

Octalux is an American rock band, formed in 1999 by Brandon Hurley, Shane Morrow, Steven Grant and Lance Abbot.[1] The current lineup consists of Brandon Hurley, David Fite, and Chase Gabbard.

History[edit]

In 2004, Octalux released A World of Hurt, a record produced by David Angstrom of Hermano (band) and Supafuzz for Mine's Bigger Than Yours Records.[2]

In 2009, Octalux released their 4th studio album, No Apologies for Broken Hearts, on Oarfin Records.[3] Octalux signed a distribution deal with Blastzone Entertainment Group in the same year.[4]

Achievements[edit]

Octalux received the following awards:

  • Fearshop Band of the Month, on Fearshop.net[5]
  • Bronze Addy Award - Instrumental Composition (song: "Electric Sex"), National radio advertisement award[6]
  • Placed 3rd, in Clear Channel Lake Cumberland 2008 Battle of the Bands (placed 3rd out of 32 bands)[7]
  • CD of the Year 2005 (Loud, Fast & Awesome), by radio station in Lexington, KY[1]
  • Voted top 600 band in America 2007, during Bodogs Battle of the Bands[1]
  • Placed 2nd, ZRock Battle of the Bands 2007, in Z103 (Lexington, KY) Battle of the Bands[1]
  • Placed 2nd, Eastern Kentucky University Battle of the Bands[1]

Members of Octalux have opened up for major touring acts, including: Jackyl, L.A. Guns, and Joey Belladona.

Band members[edit]

Current members[1]
  • Brandon Hurley - Vocals / Rhythm Guitar (1999-?)
  • Tony - Lead Guitar / Backup Vocals
  • Chase Gabbard - Drums (2004–2007, 2009–?)
  • Brent Dodds - Bass
Previous members[1]
  • David Fite - Lead Guitar (2008-2012)
  • Matt Van Fleet - Bass / Backup Vocals (2007–2009)
  • Adam Baker - Drums (2008–2009)
  • Jake Atha - Lead Guitar (2008)
  • Shawn Cloud - Drums (2007–2008)
  • Ryne Hunt - Lead Guitar (2005–2007)
  • Dustin Quillen - Bass / Backup Vocals (2005–2007)
  • Kenton Montgomery - Drums (2004)
  • Chad Stephens - Lead Guitar (2003–2004)
  • Steve Blair - Bass (2003–2004)
  • Charles Stonewall - Drums (2002)
  • Jason Hamilton - Bass (2002–2003)
  • Lance Abbott - Drums (1999–2001, 2003–2004)
  • Shane Morrow - Lead Guitar (1999–2001)
  • Steven Grant - Bass (1999)

Discography[edit]

  • 2001: From the Planet of Love (Self-released)[1][8]
  • 2004: A World of Hurt (Octalux) (Mine's Bigger Than Yours Records)[1][9]
  • 2005: Loud, Fast & Awesome (Self-released)[1][10]
  • 2006: Cock Rock 101 (Unreleased)[1]
  • 2006: Live, Fast & Awesome (Unreleased)[1]
  • 2007: Sonic Orgy of Doom (Unreleased)[1]
  • 2009: No Apologies for Broken Hearts, Oarfin Records[1][11]
  • 2009: Unsigned Artists Radio - The Best of Indie Rock Vol 1[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Unsigned Band Interview Series - Vol 1 - Octalux van Jayded Chaos (Jayded Chaos) op Myspace". Blogs.myspace.com. 2010-01-02. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  2. ^ "Octalux - A World of Hurt (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2004-04-01. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  3. ^ No Apologies for Broken Hearts. "No Apologies for Broken Hearts: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  4. ^ "Blastzone Entertainment Group | blog op Myspace". Blogs.myspace.com. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "ゴールドカードのラウンジを巡るナビサイト" (PDF). Lexingtonadclub.com. 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  7. ^ [2][dead link]
  8. ^ From the Planet of Love, CD liner notes
  9. ^ A World of Hurt, CD liner notes
  10. ^ Loud, Fast & Awesome, CD liner notes
  11. ^ No Apologies for Broken Hearts, CD liner notes
  12. ^ Kademlia (2009-04-01). "Unsigned Artists Radio – The Best of Indie Rock Vol 1 #free". Frostclick.com. Retrieved 2012-08-06.