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Formed: 2003
From: Florence, SC, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Through the Eyes of the Dead news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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TTEOTD Comments On Upcoming Suffocation Tour

Dates have been announced for "The Decibel Defiance 2010 Tour" this fall, which will see PROSTHETIC RECORDS' THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD supporting the legendary SUFFOCATION, along with THE FACELESS, DECREPIT BIRTH and FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE. The tour kicks off at the annual "Rock and Shock" Horror and Music Fest in Worcester, MA on October 15th, and concludes on November 13th, in Allentown, PA.

Through The Eyes of the Dead guitarist Justin Longshore commented on the tour; "'The Decibel Defiance' tour is a dream come true for any fan of extreme music. I must say we are extremely honored to share the stage with the almighty Suffocation and some of the best up and coming bands in death metal out there. This tour is a huge deal for Through The Eyes Of The Dead as Suffocation has been a big inspiration since the early days and continues to be a huge impact on our music. If the 'Decibel Defiance' tour is coming to your area, do not miss the best line up this fall!"

Here are the DECIBEL DEFIANCE TOUR 2010 dates:

10/15-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (ROCK AND SHOCK)
10/16-New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
10/17-Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Theater
10/18-Montreal, QC @ Foufounes
10/19-Jonquiere, QC @ Place Nikitoutagan
10/20-Toronto, ON @ Opera House
10/21-Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
10/22-Detroit, MI @ Harpos
10/23-Chicago, IL @ Clearwater Theatre
10/24-St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
10/25-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
10/27-Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
10/28-Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
10/29-Las Vegas, NV @ The Farm
10/30-Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
10/31-Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
11/01-Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse
11/02-Albuquerque, NM @ Fusion Factory
11/03-Amarillo, TX @ Club Khaos
11/04-Tulsa, OK @ Marquee Theatre
11/05-Austin, TX @ Emo's
11/06-Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
11/08-Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
11/09-Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
11/10-Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
11/11-Philadelphia, PA @ Polaris
11/12-Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
11/13-Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

"Skepsis," Through The Eyes of the Dead's third proper full length, was released on February 2, 2010. The self-produced effort is the first Through The Eyes of the Dead release to feature new vocalist Danny Rodriguez, drummer Mike Ranne and guitarist Chris "Hank" Henckel. The album was recorded at Geller Cellar Studios in New York and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall), and features cover art by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Trivium).

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Suffocation Announces Headlining Tour

New York based extreme metal legends SUFFOCATION will tour North America this Fall with THE FACELESS, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD, DECREPIT BIRTH, and Italy’s FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE. The tour is being called the “The Decibel Defiance Tour 2010” and is being sponsored by Decibel Magazine and the Extreme Management Group. Tour dates will be announced shortly.

"SUFFOCATION is excited that Nuclear Blast, Decibel Magazine and Extreme Management Group have teamed up to deliver you the most heinous tour of the Fall,” commented the group. “This is one of the most brutal lineups for us ever including THE FACELESS, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD, DECREPIT BIRTH, and FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE. We welcome you to come experience the devastating speed, mind-bending technicality, and relentless brutality of The Decibel Defiance Tour!”

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Thrash And Burn Tour 2010 Announces Dates, Bands

The Thrash and Burn Tour 2010 has announced a full slate of dates and bands. The Lists of both are below, and more details are at the Thrash And Burn Tour's MySpace Page.

Bands:
ASKING ALEXANDRIA
BORN OF OSIRIS
KITTIE
STICK TO YOUR GUNS
IMPENDING DOOM
THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD (July 16 – July 31)
EVERGREEN TERRACE (Aug 1 – Aug 15)
GREELEY ESTATES
PERIPHERY
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
CHELSEA GRIN

Dates:
7/16-Louisville, KY @ Headliners
7/17-Nashville, TN @ Rockettown
7/18-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
7/19-Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
7/21-Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
7/22-Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
7/23-Las Vegas, NV @ Rock The Block
7/24-San Diego, CA @ Soma
7/25-Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
7/26-Fresno, CA @ The Crest Theatre
7/27-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/28-Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre
7/30-Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
7/31-Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Event Center
8/01-San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
8/02-Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
8/03-Houston, TX @ House of Blues
8/05-Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
8/06-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
8/07-Richmond, VA @ Hat Factory
8/08-Long Island, NY @ Crazy Donkey
8/09-Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
8/10-Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
8/11-Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
8/12-Pittsburgh, PA @ Ches Arena
8/13-Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
8/14-Detroit, MI @ Harpos
8/15-Chicago, IL @ Metro

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TtEotD Announces US Tour Dates with Impending Doom

THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD has announced that they will be co-headlining "The Road to Metalfest" Tour with California's Impending Doom in April and May. Arsonists Get All The Girls, The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza and Chelsea Grin will also appear on all dates. The North American tour will hit the long running New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, MA on April 24th. The initial dates are as follows:

04/09 - The Black Sheep- Colorado Springs CO
04/10 - Sokol Underground- Omaha NE
04/11 - Triple Rock Social Club- Minneapolis MN
04/12 - Miramar Theatre- Milwaukee WI
04/13 - House Café- DeKalb, IL
04/14 - Sunset Hall- Fort Wayne, IN
04/17 - The Blind Dog- Windson ON
04/18 - Wreck Room- Toronto ON
04/20 - Babylon- Ottawa ON
04/21 - Underworld- Montreal QC
04/24 - Palladium- Worcester MA (Metal Fest)
04/25 - The Loft @ The Chance- Poughkeepsie NY
04/26 - Café Under @ Crocodile Rock- Allentown PA
04/29 - Canal Club- Richmond VA
05/01 - Sector 7G- Augusta GA
05/02 - The Pit- Jacksonville FL
05/04 - Ground Control- West Palm FL
05/07 - Process Theatre- Columbus MS More...

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TTEOTD Discusses "Skepsis" Concept, Posts Lyrics

Through The Eyes of the Dead made a blog post discussing the concept and story behind their new album, "Skepsis," as well as posting all of the lyrics. Here's what they had to say about the concept of "Skepsis:"

"The story is a first person view through the main character who has a strong, skeptical view on humanity and reality. He believes that this reality is a mere illusion, and that there are celestial / spiritual forces at work that control this world, and the human race. He has a re-occurring dream of the nearing apocalypse, and inevitable damnation of mankind. The dream starts to drive him towards extreme paranoia, so he begins to search for answers to his odd suspicion. He then becomes channeled by an omen that gives him a vision of the underworld, and how it is the final destiny for the human race. He becomes maniacal at this point and communicates with the omen, pleading for his fate to be spared and that he may be granted the privilege to become a spiritual force like the omen. He returns from the vision....psychotic, believing that the omen granted him the power to take human lives, so that his can be spared. He loses all consciousness, and morals, and begins to start taking lives uncontrollably, and drinking himself to death. He is void of sanity at this point, possessed by an evil, supernatural force that is killing him with haste. 'The omen' makes him commit suicide and he descents into hell. He awakes in a white room; confused at first, thinking it was just another dream.... only to realize the room is empty, with no exit. He is in his own personal hell for eternity."

Read the full article at the Through The Eyes Of The Dead MySpace blog.

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Stream Through the Eyes of the Dead's New Album

South Carolina's Through the Eyes of the Dead has posted their entire new album, "Skepsis," this location for streaming.

The tracklisting for "Skepsis" is as follows:

01. Parasite Throne
02. Dementia
03. No Haven
04. Perpetual Defilement
05. Inherit Obscurity
06. The Manifest
07. Defaced Reality
08. Siphonaptera From Within
09. Insomnium
10. Skepsis

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TTEOTD Announces U.S. Tour and Album Pre-Order

South Carolina's THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD has announced they will be supporting OTEP, alongside BURY YOUR DEAD and DESTROPHY from February 15th though April 2nd. The band will be supporting their third full length, "Skepsis," which will hit the streets on February 2nd on Prosthetic Records. Pre-order packages are available now through the label's webstore.

The title track, "Skepsis" will debut this Monday, January 11th at 4:30pm EST by Jose Mangin on Sirius/XM's Liquid Metal. It will be replayed at 8:40pm EST and 11:30pm EST, as well.

The tour dates are:

2/15/10 Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse Music Venue
2/16/10 Farmington, NM @ Totah Theater
2/17/10 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
2/18/10 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
2/19/10 Salina, KS @ The Blue Goat
2/21/10 Cincinnati, OH @ Inner Circle
2/23/10 St Louis, MO @ Fubar
2/25/10 Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
2/26/10 Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
2/27/10 Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
2/28/10 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
3/2/10 Orono, ME @ 103 Ultra Lounge
3/3/10 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
3/4/10 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
3/5/10 Reading, PA @ The Silo Nightclub
3/6/10 Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey
3/7/10 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
3/9/10 Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
3/10/10 Spartanburg, SC @ Gground Zero
3/11/10 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
3/12/10 Orlando, FL @ Lyrica
3/16/10 Little Rock, AR @ The Village
3/17/10 Houston, TX @ Rocbar
3/18/10 Mission, TX @ Smokin Aces
3/19/10 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
3/20/10 Ft Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
3/21/10 Gallup, NM @ El Morro Theater
3/24/10 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
3/25/10 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
3/26/10 Portland, OR @ Satyricon
3/27/10 Sparks, NV @ New Oasis
3/28/10 Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theater
3/31/10 West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
4/1/10 Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
4/2/10 Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage

Guitarist Justin Longshore commented on "Skepsis:" "Our new record 'Skepsis' finally captures the sound we've always envisioned. I have no doubt in my mind that new and old fans of the band will be pleased when they hear it!"

Since signing with Prosthetic in 2005, TTEOTD has SoundScanned nearly 60,000 copies and toured with a who's who of heavy music, perhaps most notably as part of the now-legendary 2006 Sounds of the Underground tour that featured a stacked lineup of metal gods In Flames, Trivium, Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, GWAR, The Black Dahlia Murder, Despised Icon, As I Lay Dying and more.

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TTEOTD Posts New Song Online

South Carolina's THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD have launched the lead track from their new album "Skepsis," entitled "The Manifest," on their newly redesigned Myspace page. The self-produced "Skepsis" hits the streets on February 2, 2010, and is the first TTEOTD release to feature new vocalist Danny Rodriguez, drummer Mike Ranne and guitarist Chris "Hank" Henckel. The album was recorded at Geller Cellar Studios in New York and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall), and like previous TTEOTD releases, it features cover art by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Trivium).

Guitarist Justin Longshore commented on the new release: "Our new record 'Skepsis' finally captures the sound we've always envisioned. We really wanted to raise the bar with this one but also keep the consistency that Through The Eyes Of The Dead is known for. Overall, everyone has become better at their instruments and it really shows on the record. I have no doubt in my mind that new and old fans of the band will be pleased when they hear it!" More...

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August Burns Red Announces Signing Session

Christian metallers August Burns Red have announced they will be appearing for a signing session at the Worcester, MA Rock and Shock on Friday, October 16th. The signing line-up will be as follows:

6:00PM Despised Icon
6:30PM The Acacia Strain
7:00PM August Burns Red
7:45PM Impending Doom
8:15PM Through the Eyes of the Dead
8:45PM MyChildren MyBride

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TTEOTD Posts Live Video of New Song Online

Through the Eyes of the Dead has posted a live video of a new song, "The Manifest," off of their upcoming album, "Skepsis." Watch the video at this location and below. More...

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TTEOTD Unveils Album Title, Tracklisting and Cover

South Carolina death metal act, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD has announced the title of their forthcoming release, on Prosthetic Records. The album, their third full length, will be titled, "SKEPSIS." The band has been recording at New York's Gellar Cellar Studios. Alan Douches has been tapped to master the effort. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Parasite Throne
2. Dementia
3. No Haven
4. Perpetual Defilement
5. Inherit Obscurity
6. The Manifest
7. Defaced Reality
8. Siphonaptera From Within
9. Insomnium
10. Skepsis

Justin Longshore, the band's guitarist had this to say: "The recording process for 'SKEPSIS' has been going really well. We really focused on writing a record that will satisfy fans of our previous two records along with pushing new boundaries. Danny is currently finishing up vocal tracking and we couldn't be any more satisfied with the way things are sounding. I'm really stoked for everyone to hear these new songs. "

The cover of the album, was done by artist Paul Romano, who has also done covers for THE ACACIA STRAIN, MASTODON, and THE RED CHORD, among many others.

Longshore commented, "We had Paul Romano do the artwork once again and it is easily one of my favorite pieces he has done. It really captures the concept and music that is behind the album. We wanted the art to really project and not look like every other metal album that you see at your local record shop. We'll be leaving for tour with Despised Icon in a week so make sure you come out and see an awesome tour!"

The band leaves for tour, supporting DESPISED ICON, later this week. The dates are: More...

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Through the Eyes of the Dead Issues Studio Update

South Carolina death metal band Through the Eyes of the Dead has issued the following update from Gellar Cellar Studios:

"We are currently at Gellar Cellar studios completing the guitar tracking and everything is coming out great! We are really excited for everyone to hear this new record.As previously announced, Erik Rutan will not be mixing the album due to scheduling conflicts. I will be staying with our engineer, Eliot, to collaborate on the mix once tracking is done and then we are heading out on tour with Despised Icon. Paul Romano is handling the artwork and the cover should be revealed hopefully really soon! Check out our myspace for all the tour dates coming up and come out if you are in the area. More dates will be added very soon so keep checking!

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Through The Eyes Of The Dead Enters The Studio

With no word on their latest lineup, South Carolina deathcore band Through The Eyes Of the Dead has entered the studio once again. The band will be giving daily updates via Twitter.

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Stream We Are the Romans Entire New EP Online

New York City metallers, We Are the Romans, featuring members of My Bitter End, Invocation of Nehek and Through the Eyes of the Dead, have made their new E.P., "The Prosperity Pandemic," available for streaming on their MySpace page. The E.P. will be available for digital purchase in the coming week.

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Turmoil Announces Singer, Debuts New Song

Turmoil has confirmed their new singer as Nate Johnson and released a new song exclusively through Lambgoat. Here's the announcement from the band:

"We are very excited to tell you that we have our new singer, and his name is Nate 'Everybody's Favorite Band Whore' Johnson. An observant bartender submitted a video of him doing his best Turmoil karaoke at Local Moose Lodge #42 in Ossipee, NH, and he fucking nailed it. Hopefully he'll stick around for more than 6 weeks. In all honesty he contacted us, told us he has been a longtime fan and submitted a demo. He has a great voice, great presence, and most important of all he is excited about the new recording. We've been trying to keep it under wraps since November because we wanted to present the news along with a finished version of the song 'Papercuts' to let it speak for itself, but due to the fact that he lives so far in the middle of nowhere that we could only reach him via carrier pigeon, it took a little longer than we planned. Here it is, hope you dig it."

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Turmoil Selects New Singer, Nate Johnson

Though an announcement has yet to be made, Turmoil has indeed found a replacement for singer Jon Gula, who parted ways with the band this past summer. Now joining the group is Nate Johnson. Over the years, Johnson has fronted a small handful of notable bands, including Through The Eyes Of The Dead and Premonitions Of War.

As you may recall, Johnson recently joined New Jersey's Fit For An Autopsy. Lambgoat reportst that his role with that group will remain unchanged, and in fact, the band just finished recording a new EP with Johnson on vocals.

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Darkest Hour Announces Tour Dates

Darkest Hour has lined up some tour dates on the East Coast where they will be joined by The Red Chord, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Skeletonwitch and Rose Funeral.

The tour dates are as follows:

December 18 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox (no TRC)
December 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Church
December 20 - Pompton Lakes, NJ @ Mainstage
December 21 - Washington, D.C. 2 9:30 Club

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Nate Johnson Joins Fit For An Autopsy

Notable hardcore/metal singer Nate Johnson recently joined death metal outfit Fit For An Autopsy. In addition to Johnson, who has done time in Since The Flood, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, and Premonitions Of War, among others. The band also features former members of The Acacia Strain and Shattered Realm. Two new songs from the band are available on the band's MySpace player.

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TTEOTD Announces Canadian Tour Dates

Through The Eyes Of The Dead has announced new Canadian tour date with The Acacia Strain and See You Next Tuesday. "We haven't toured in Canada in almost a year now so we are very excited to play the country again," the band commented.

Here are the tour dates:

11/01/08 - London, Ontario @ Embassy Hotel
11/02/08 - Hamilton, Ontario @ Casbah (OH)
11/03/08 - Toronto, Ontario @ Reverb
11//04/08 - Quebec City, Quebec @ Anti
11/06/08 - Ottowa, Ontario @ The Bayou
11/07/08 - Montreal, Quebec @ Underworld
11/08/08 - Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec @ Complexe Beethoven

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My Bitter End Members Give Band Update

My Bitter End drummer Mike Ranne has issued an update regarding the band's status:

"We've been receiving alot of messages about people wanting to know what's going on ith MBE. For those of you who haven't read our most recent blog, Hank and myself now play full-time with Through The Eyes Of The Dead and are currently on the last week of the 'bang you head till we raise the dead' tour with Whitechapel, Impending Doom, and A Different Breed Of Killer. It's been amazing to say the least but back to the subject at hand. MBE will never be 'done' or 'dead'... we simply just can't be a full-time band anymore since all the key members now live in different states. We all keep in contact regularly and we always talk about doing some shows here and there because we love playing this music, but unfortunately because the economy is the way it is and because of some other things I won't get into detail with. We just can't tour, which sucks, but if you got to catch us on any of our previous runs, props. and thanks. Anyways, just wanted to say what's good and fill some people in on things. Hope everyone is doing lovely. come see me and Hank on tour if we're rolling through the area you live in."

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