Through the Eyes of the Dead

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Through the Eyes of the Dead
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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
Danny 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 studio 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 Gunnells left, with Gunnells 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 studio albums 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]

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 13, 2017. [5] It was released through the label partnership eOne Music/Good Fight Music with 10 tracks and received generally positive reviews. [6]






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