Thrown into Exile

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Thrown into Exile playing Rockstar Mayhem Festival in Camden, New Jersey on July 19, 2013.
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Years active2011 (2011)–present
LabelsUrban Yeti Records
Associated acts
Website Thrown into Exile on Facebook
MembersMario Rubio
Ray Sanchez
Dave Corsile
Scott Shelko
Joey Dalo
Past membersEvan Seidlitz
Colin Reed
Erik Tisinger
Chase Brickenden
Henry Derek
Zac Morris

Thrown into Exile is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, United States. They got their first break in 2012 when they were able to win the “Road to Mayhem” competition to secure a slot performing on the same bill as bands Slipknot, Motörhead, Anthrax, and Slayer. [1] The band has so far released one EP and toured on the Mayhem Festival 2013 in support of it. [2] The band has opened for a number of notable bands including Sepultura, Fear Factory, Chimaira, All Shall Perish, Testament, Morbid Angel, and more. [3]


Touring (2012)

In 2012, Thrown into Exile toured on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival, the Summer Slaughter tour and the California Metalfest, as well as opening slots for Testament, Fear Factory and Sepultura. [4] The band worked on their debut four-song 2013 EP. [5] They're working with producer Mike Spreitzer of the band DevilDriver. [6] In 2012, the band got connected with the people from Mayhem Festival when they did the Headbang for the Highway contest to win a spot on the Sumerian Stage. [7] They won the battle of the bands to open up the Sumerian Stage for the first day in San Bernardino of Mayhem Fest. [6]

Debut EP, Mayhem Festival, and lineup changes (2013–present)

The band's Thrown into Exile debut EP was released on April 2, 2013 via iTunes, and Amazon. The EP was produced by DevilDriver guitarist Mike Spreitzer. For summer 2013, the band will return on this years Rockstar Mayhem Festival, but now as an official touring band for the entire tour. They will share the stage with headliners Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, & Machine head. [1] Sirius Radio Liquid Metal channel has been playing and supporting their first single Not Alone all summer long and have been receiving constant requests to play it. [6]

The band has been working on their debut full-length album due out in 2014. [8] According to Evan's Facebook, he said they already have about 7 songs finished, and that they were shopping around for the right label to sign to before they release it. [4]

On November 16, 2013, it was announced that Chase, Erik, Evan, and Colin will no longer be in Thrown into Exile due to musical differences, leaving Mario the only original member left. [9] In May 2014, it was announced that the four members formed a new band called Grimace. [10]

On December 23, 2014, it was announced that Henry Derek, the current vocalist for Act of Defiance and former vocalist for Scar the Martyr, was the band's new vocalist. The band also released a new song titled "Restore the Truth", which features former DevilDriver drummer John Boecklin. [11] A few days later, the rest of the band lineup was also revealed.


The band have cited an array of influences including Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Amon Amarth, Rob Zombie, [12] Black Sabbath, Metallica, Pantera, Slayer, Anthrax, Megadeth, In Flames, Fear Factory, Soilwork, Slipknot, Danzig, [13] Misfits, [14] Dimmu Borgir, Bathory, Mayhem, [15] Satyricon, [16] Testament, Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, DevilDriver, [17] and Lamb of God [18] as their artistic influences.

In an interview, guitarist Mario Rubio had stated on behalf of the bands influences as: "I mean the list goes on and on and on! But there’s also stuff outside of metal, our drummer Chase comes from a jazz, funk, & R&B background and I really enjoy listening to Louis Prima, Dean Martin, Depeche Mode, Morrisey, The Smiths, Frank Sinatra etc. [12]

Former vocalist Evan Seidlitz has also cited that his vocal style, image, and stage performance is influenced by Björn Strid of Soilwork, [16] Satyr of Satyricon, and Shagrath of Dimmu Borgir. [19]


Current members

Former members


Studio albums



2013"Not Alone" Thrown into Exile
2017"The Wronged"Non-album single
2020"The Mourning"Non-album single

Music videos

2013Not AloneFabio Jafet

Non-album tracks

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