xDeathstarx

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xDEATHSTARx
Origin Redlands, California, U.S.
Genres Metalcore, hardcore, Christian metal, Christian hardcore
Years active 2002–2009, 2015–present
Labels Facedown, Life Sentence, I Witness
Associated acts Sleeping Giant, Impending Doom
Members
  • Eric Gregson
  • Ryan Gregson
  • Tommy Green
  • J.R. Bermuda (Little Ryan)
  • Josh Highland
  • Brandon Trahan (B-Town)
  • Matt Boughton
  • Jason Keller
Past members
  • Ryan "The Dog" Nelson
  • Issac Bueno
  • Manny Contreras
  • Ryan Moger
  • Daniel Myerscough
  • Kevin Davis (Kevy-D)
  • BeeJay Hamell
  • Corey Johnson
  • Travis Boyd (Tiny Travis)
  • Nick Smith
  • Mike Dunlap

xDEATHSTARx /ˈdɛθstɑːr/ is an American Christian metalcore band from Redlands, California. All of the members are straight edge and they incorporate both Christian and straight edge themes within their music, with their view of the loss of values in modern society. The group released its first album in 2004[1] and is currently signed to Facedown Records.[2] xDEATHSTARx has recorded two full-length albums[3] and two independent EPs on independent record labels, including Facedown Records, Life Sentence Records, and I Witness Media. The band features three full-time vocalists as well as a total three guitarists; one of which is bass.[4] They have appeared on The Discovery Channel’s Jesse James' Monster Garage.[2] In 2008, they released a remastered version of their debut album, which had been out of print.[5] In March 2009 the band announced they were breaking up and moving on their separate ways.[6]

It is rumored that the band members are vegans[7] as its bio mentions a "ThanksVegan" feast in Redlands, CA.;[8] In March 2009, the band announced that their final show would take place on April 4 at Facedown Fest 2009 in California.[9][10]

All of the members of Sleeping Giant, minus Matt Weir of Remembrance, were former members of xDEATHSTARx. The band is playing one reunion show in 2015.[11]

The band's line-up as of May 2015 contains members of Sleeping Giant, Impending Doom and Winds of Plague.[12]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

  • The Triumph (2004, Life Sentence Records)
  • We Are the Threat (2007, Facedown Records)
  • The Triumph (2008, Facedown Records (re-release, remastered, new artwork))

EPs

  • Beware of the... (2003, demo EP)
  • xDEATHSTARx vs. Suffocate Faster split EP with Suffocate Faster (2005, I Witness Records)

Compilation appearances

  • Rise Up: Hardcore '03
  • Punk Rock is Your Friend: Kung Fu Records Sampler No. 6

Other Songs

  • "Generation" (2015; Single)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Review of The Triumph, Aversion.com
  2. ^ a b "Family - *xDEATHSTARx*". Facedownrecords.com. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Xdeathstarx". Xdeathstarx. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ We Are The Threat : HollywoodJesus.com : Music Reviews, Previews and Spiritual Commentary Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Review of The Threat. Alternative Press No. 246 (January 2009), p. 127.
  6. ^ "xDeathstarx calls it quits". Metalunderground.com. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  7. ^ We Are the Threat review, Jesus Freak Hideout
  8. ^ "Official bio at". Facedownrecords.com. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  9. ^ "xDeathstarx calls it quits". Lambgoat. March 4, 2009. Retrieved March 4, 2009. 
  10. ^ Sciarretto, Amy (March 6, 2009). "xDEATHSTARx Breaks Up, Guitarist Training for Triathalon". Noisecreep. Retrieved October 5, 2016. 
  11. ^ Stagg, David (February 9, 2015). "Facedown Fest 2015 details announced, features reunion of xDeathStarx". HM Magazine. 
  12. ^ JoshIVM (May 4, 2015). "xDeathstarx". Indie Vision Music.