- Across Five Aprils (band)
Infobox musical artist
Name = Across Five Aprils
Img_capt = picture taken by Lode Schildermans http://www.ignoto-photography.tk
Background = group_or_band
Chattanooga, TN, USAFlagicon|USA
Years_active = 2001 - 2008
Victory Records Indianola Records
URL = [http://www.acrossfiveaprilsrock.com Official Website]
Current_members = Brandon Mullins Steve Wooteon Josh Dycus Zak Towe Adam Nordmeyer| Past_members = Drew Miller Jarrod Smith Jason Barry Steve Taylor Jason Fields
Across Five Aprils (often shortened to A5A) is a
metalcoreband from Chattanooga, Tennessee. The band started in September 2001 and is currently signed to Victory Records. Their name is borrowed from the late Irene HuntNovel based around the American Civil War.
The band released its first album, "A Tragedy In Progress" in May 2003 on Indianola Records. Following the success of this release, they played shows with bands such as
Underoath, My Chemical Romance, Norma Jean, Haste The Day, Atreyu and It Dies Today.
After some member changes, the band wrote and recorded their second release on Indianola, an EP entitled "
Living In The Moment". Shortly after the release of the EP, frontmanSteve Taylor left the band and they picked up new frontmanBrandon Mullins (formerly the vocalistfor the band Embraced [ [http://www.myspace.com/embracedfla MySpace.com - Embraced - Panama City, Florida - Hardcore / Rock / Expérimentale - www.myspace.com/embracedfla ] ] ). They toured the USseveral times with bands such as The Banner, Bela Kissand then proceeded to write their second full length release, "Collapse". Following the release of this album, the band went back on the road full time and in July 2007, the band was picked up by Victory Records.
Across Five Aprils released their
Victory Recordsdebut album, "Life Underwater", on February 19, 2008. The album was recorded by producer Matt Goldman from Glow In The Dark Studios in Atlanta, Georgia [Cite web|url=http://www.victoryrecords.com/news|title="Victory Records News"|accessdate=2007-22-10|publisher=victory records|year=2007|format=html] .
The Chris Xavier Incident
In January 2008, Buzzgrinder.com posted an article about Across Five Aprils and Victory Records taking action against a kid named Chris Xavier who apparently stole the only copy of Life Underwater (at the time) from the band. This led to Across Five Aprils threatening to sue Xavier. On April 2nd, Across Five Aprils posted a myspace blog stating that Chris Xavier was not a real person but a marketing ploy by Victory Records.
On September 22, 2008 Across Five Aprils announced that they would be breaking up. They will have a very short farewell tour in October and a final farewell show in Chattanooga, TN on November 1st where it all started.
* Drew Miller - drums (departed after "Collapse" in 2007)
* Jarrod Smith -
Guitar(departed after "Collapse" in 2006)
* Steve Taylor - vocals (departed after "
Living In The Moment" in 2005)
* Jason Barry - Bass (departed after "
Living In The Moment" in 2004)
* Jason Fields -
Guitar/vocals (departed after "A Tragedy In Progress" in 2003)
* "Twenty-Three Minutes and Thirty-Four Seconds of Scenic City Rock N' Roll", March 2002
* "Self-Titled EP", October 2002
Living In The Moment", September 14, 2004- Indianola Records
* [http://www.acrossfiveaprilsrock.com Official Website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/acrossfiveaprils Across Five Aprils] at
* [http://www.purevolume.com/acrossfiveaprils Across Five Aprils] at
* [http://www.victoryrecords.com Victory Records]
* [http://www.indianolarecords.com Indianola Records]
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