Through the Eyes of the Dead

Last updated
Through the Eyes of the Dead
Through the Eyes of the Dead.jpg
Performing in 2007
Background information
Also known asTTEOTD
Origin Florence, South Carolina, United States
Genres Deathcore, melodic death metal, technical death metal [1]
Years active2003–present
Labels eOne Music, Good Fight Music, Prosthetic
MembersJustin Longshore
Jake Ososkie
Steven Funderburk
Dan Rodriguez
Michael Ranne
Past membersAnthony Gunnells
Nate Johnson
Richard Turbvelle
Chris Anderson
Jeff Springs
Dayton Cantley
Josh Kulick
Chris Henckel

Through the Eyes of the Dead is an American deathcore band from Florence, South Carolina, formed in 2003. They have released four full-length albums, one EP, and one split album with The Knife Trade.



The band was formed by Justin Longshore in 2003 after the break-up of a previous group, Tellherisaidgoodbye Their first full-length album was released in 2005 through Prosthetic Records. Shortly before, every member except for Longshore and Gunnels left, with Gunnels also being let go a few months later due to personal reasons. They then added new members which would be known as the 'malice' lineup however, they would also part ways with the band before the 3rd studio album would be released, leaving behind Jake Ososkie (bass) and Justin Longshore (guitar)remaining. After taking some offtime they regrouped yet again and released their 3rd album 'Skepsis'. The band believes their current lineup is the strongest and that Skepsis represents a mix of everything the band has done and more. The band's influences include Morbid Angel, Blood Has Been Shed, Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse (as suggested by the band's name, possibly taken from the Cannibal Corpse song "Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead"), Meshuggah, Behemoth, and At the Gates.

The band has released three records with Prosthetic Records: Bloodlust in 2005, Malice in 2007, and Skepsis in 2010.

Shortly before the US release of Malice, the band shot a music video with acclaimed director David Brodsky at the abandoned mental facility in Kings Park, Long Island, NY. The video went on to be one of the most played videos on MTV2's Headbanger's Ball in 2007 and was chosen as the #7 Video of the Year 2007. [2] It was in the Top 10 Music Choice VOD for nearly 6 months as of April 2008.[ citation needed ]

TTEOTD has been touring extensively supporting the release of Skepsis with many national acts including Suffocation, The Faceless, Decrepit Birth, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Otep, Bury Your Dead, Chelsea Grin, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Impending Doom, Whitechapel, Born of Osiris, Periphery, and Greeley Estates to name a few. The band performed on half of 2010's 'thrash n burn' tour as well. On April 30, 2012 the band announced through their Facebook that Pre-Production has begun on a new album. [3] [4] [5]

The band had posted some samples of their EP on Instagram. In March 2017, the band announced that they would be recording a new full-length album instead to be released through Good Fight Entertainment. A pre-production version of a new song, Phantoms (now titled "Of Mortals, We Once Were" on the album Disomus), could be heard on the band's SoundCloud page and on YouTube.

In August 2017, the band announced that their new album, Disomus , would be released on October 13th, 2017. [6] It was released through the label partnership eOne Music/Good Fight Music with 10 tracks and received generally positive reviews. [7]






Through the Eyes of the Dead


Studio albums


Related Research Articles

Suffocation (band) American death metal band

Suffocation is an American death metal band formed in 1988 in Centereach, New York, consisting of lead guitarist Terrance Hobbs, bassist Derek Boyer, rhythm guitarist Charlie Errigo, drummer Eric Morotti, and vocalist Ricky Myers. The band rose to prominence with the 1991 debut album Effigy of the Forgotten, which became a blueprint for death metal in the 1990s. Since then, Suffocation has recorded a further seven albums. These feature growled vocals with downtuned guitars, fast and complex guitar riffs and drumming, open chord notes and occasional breakdowns.

Six Feet Under (band) American death metal band

Six Feet Under is an American death metal band from Tampa, Florida, formed in 1993. The band consists of five members: founding vocalist Chris Barnes, guitarists Ray Suhy and Jack Owen, bassist Jeff Hughell and drummer Marco Pitruzzella. It was originally a side project formed by Barnes with guitarist Allen West of Obituary, but became a full-time commitment after Barnes was dismissed from Cannibal Corpse in 1995. They have released thirteen albums, and are listed by Nielsen Soundscan as the fourth best-selling death metal act in the U.S.

<i>The End of Heartache</i> 2004 studio album by Killswitch Engage

The End of Heartache is the third studio album by American metalcore band Killswitch Engage. It was released on May 11, 2004, through Roadrunner Records. It is the first album to feature lead vocalist Howard Jones and drummer Justin Foley. It received positive acclaim from critics.

1349 (band) Norwegian black metal band

1349 is a Norwegian black metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1997. The band's name is a reference to the year the Black Death reached Norway.

Necrophagist German technical death metal band

Necrophagist was a German technical death metal band founded and fronted by guitarist and vocalist Muhammed Suiçmez. The band used baroque music-influenced compositions paired with extreme metal drumming.

Necrophagia American death metal band

Necrophagia was an American death metal band. The band is credited as one of the inaugural groups within the death metal genre, along with Possessed and Death.

Immolation (band) American death metal band

Immolation is an American death metal band from Yonkers, New York. They are considered one of the leaders of the New York death metal scene along with Incantation, Mortician and Suffocation, as well as one of the best bands of the death metal genre.

Suburban Legends American ska punk band

Suburban Legends are an American ska punk band that formed in Huntington Beach, California, in 1998 and later based themselves in nearby Santa Ana. After building a fanbase in the Orange County ska scene through their numerous regular performances at the Disneyland Resort, a series of lineup changes in 2005 introduced elements of funk and disco into the group's style.

Deathcore Fusion of death metal and metalcore genres

Deathcore is an extreme metal subgenre that combines death metal with metalcore. The genre consists of death metal guitar riffs, blast beats, and metalcore breakdowns. While there are some precursors to the concept of death metal fused with metalcore/hardcore elements seen in the 1990s, deathcore itself emerged in the early 2000s and gained most prominence beginning in the mid-2000s within the southwestern United States, especially Arizona and inland southern California, which are home to many notable bands and various festivals.

Walls of Jericho (band)

Walls of Jericho is an American metalcore band from Detroit, Michigan, formed in 1998.

Misery Signals

Misery Signals is an American-Canadian metalcore band formed in Wisconsin in 2002.

<i>The Bleeding</i> (album) 1994 studio album by Cannibal Corpse

The Bleeding is the fourth studio album by American death metal band Cannibal Corpse, released in 1994 through Metal Blade Records. It is the last album featuring singer and founding member Chris Barnes and is the first album featuring guitarist Rob Barrett. According to SoundScan numbers, The Bleeding is the fifth top-selling death metal LP in the United States, amassing over 98,300 copies sold. The Bleeding is also Cannibal Corpse's most successful album to date.

Dew-Scented German thrash and death metal band

Dew-Scented was a German thrash and death metal band. They have released eight studio albums and were last signed to Metal Blade Records (Europe) and Prosthetic Records. Their name is inspired by the writings of Edgar Allan Poe.

<i>Bloodlust</i> (Through the Eyes of the Dead album) 2005 studio album

Bloodlust is the debut studio album by American deathcore band Through the Eyes of the Dead, released on October 25, 2005 through Prosthetic Records. After releasing an EP and a split, Through the Eyes of the Dead released Bloodlust. The album is considered a deathcore album with elements of melodic death metal, featuring a musical style similar to bands like At the Gates and The Black Dahlia Murder. Before the deathcore label existed, Bloodlust was labeled as metalcore due to its combination of melodic death metal with occasional hardcore breakdowns, which resembled metalcore. Bloodlust's lyrics were inspired by serial killers, and depicted poetic lyrics telling stories and imagery. Through the Eyes of the Dead cited Cannibal Corpse, Carcass, Death, In Flames, At the Gates and Dark Tranquility as influences.

Rusty Eye Musical artist

Rusty Eye is an American heavy metal trio, originally formed in Mexico City in 1995. In 2004, Rusty Eye relocated to Los Angeles, California, United States. Rusty Eye has also been the backing band for the rock en español solo musician Sergio Arau since 2015.

Trap Them American hardcore punk band

Trap Them was an American hardcore punk band formed in Salem, New Hampshire in 2001. They released five studio albums and five EPs, including a split EP with Extreme Noise Terror.

Catalepsy is an American deathcore band formed in 2004. They have released one EP, Godless, and three studio albums, Iniquity, Bleed and Abomination of Desolation.

Antagony is an American deathcore/metalcore band from the Bay Area of California, United States, formed in 1998, disbanded in 2009, and reformed in 2019. The group are noted for combining their metalcore style with a remarkable amount of death metal influence, which has led to the group to being considered one the pioneers of the deathcore genre. Antagony has released three albums, each on a different record label. Members of Antagony have gone on to form bands such as Oblivion, All Shall Perish.

Single Bullet Theory (SBT) is an American heavy metal band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are not to be confused with the new wave band called Single Bullet Theory who disbanded in 1984. Single Bullet Theory was founded in 2000 by guitarist Matt DiFabio after the disbanding of Cipher. The band's current lineup consists of vocalist/guitarist Matt DiFabio, bassist Bill Mez, and guitarist Rich Gulczynski ; drummer Rob Gladden having died in March 2022. The band has released two EP's, five full-length studio albums, and one compilation album to date. The band released its fifth full-length studio album Divine Ways of Chaos on October 19, 2018.

Disomus is the fourth studio album by American deathcore band Through the Eyes of the Dead. The album was released on October 13, 2017 via Entertainment One Music/Good Fight Music.


  1. Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Skepsis - Through the Eyes of the Dead". AllMusic . All Media Network . Retrieved December 15, 2019.
  2. "Headbangers Ball - Top 20 Videos For 2007". January 1, 2008. Retrieved 25 December 2021.
  3. Through The Eyes Of The Dead on
  4. Through The Eyes Of The Dead on Metalkingdom
  5. Through The Eyes Of The Dead on TOTALDEATHCORE
  6. "Through The Eyes Of The Dead Set Release For New Album "Disomus", Debut "Hate The Living"". August 18, 2017. Retrieved August 18, 2017.
  7. Ringo, Brandon (January 16, 2018). "Through The Eyes Of The Dead's Unequivocal Silver Lining". New Noise Magazine. Retrieved December 25, 2021.
  8. Annihilation of Expectation at Discogs