Aorist Tense

Aorist Tense


Aorist Tense is a Emocore/Christian band. What began as a dream to spread God's message through music has taken on a reality through His guidance. Signed to Salvage Productions in 2006, 2007 is starting out to be a promising year for this 3 piece with the release of their 1st cd "My Soul Set Sail".


“…He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God, many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord…” Psalm 40:3

The band began in the South Bay as a way for drummer Tim Vreeland to pass the time and express him-self through music. What began as a hobby for Tim steadily grew with the addition of longtime friend Mark Moore in 2001. After Chuck McGinnis joined the band in 2002, Crisis was born. After a year of playing the Los Angeles circuit, the boys decided to keep the band a three piece and changed the name to Aorist Tense. With Tim holding down the drums, Mark on the bass and Chuck on guitar and lead vocals the band was set and ready to make some noise.

The group’s name, Aorist Tense, is more than just another band name. Aorist Tense is a form of Greek tense, which translated means: from one point in time through all eternity. “We connect the name to Salvation,” says Vreeland, “if you accept Christ as your Lord and Savior you will have eternal life.” A surplus of drumbeats, flying solos, and soul driving bass fused with melodic lead vocals, beautifully orchestrated harmonies, and screaming backups define a musical assault that only Aorist Tense can create. With Christ at the core, this a band with their eyes set on something much higher than earthly fame. Driving behind meaning, direction, and a clear purpose, they are like no other and bring new a vision to the pre-conceived notions of Christian Rock.

In 2005, Aorist Tense earned enough money to set out and create their first demo recording. With Chuck McGinnis recording and engineering, the disc costs were effective and the result was “Smoke and Mirrors” a five track disc the boys were hoping would catch the ears of radio and industry professionals. The plan and the disc worked to perfection catching the ears of college radio and a new independent record label. In early 2006, the disc was released and Aorist Tense was offered their first label deal. Signed to Salvage Productions the band is now ready to take on the world.

The band is currently gearing up for their first full-length album, writing new material and playing shows as much as possible. The song “Too Late” from the “Smoke and Mirrors” demo is being released to radio and receiving a great response. “Too late was our second song written as a band,” says Vreeland. McGinnis says, “The song serves as a warning towards those who have not accepted Christ.” Moore adds “Too Late is definitely one of my favorite songs to play, it’s just punchy and right too the point.”

With many long-term goals in place, McGinnis says, “music is what I love, it never talks back or argues with you or tells you that you’re wrong. It is the best way for me to express my feelings and thoughts for God.” Vreeland says, “I’m excited and nervous about the future, but I also know God has a perfect plan for my life.” Moore states, “Playing music for a living while spreading and teaching the gospel is just the ultimate ministry for me.” Moore adds, “This is what I want to do, I thank God all the time for blessing me with this life and this band.”

Salvage Productions
7622 Crescent Ave. #1, Buena Park, CA 90620


My Soul Set Sail February 2007
Smoke & Mirrors EP 2006

Set List

Death by Squirrel Feeder
Too Late (single 6/16/06)
Three Count
My Escape Plan
Smoke and Mirrors
Not Afraid
Catch Me
And So It Starts
Now More Than Ever
Brought Back To Life
This Secret Is For Telling
Unwanted Answers
A Head Crushed, A Victory Won
My Soul Set Sail (single summer 2007 release)
In Speaking Of Reality (single 2/16/07 release)
We usually play a 35-45 minute set but can do more upon request.