Behind Crimson Eyes
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Behind Crimson Eyes

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- March 2005 - Pavour Nocturnus - Boomtown Records
- November 2005 - Prologue - Boomtown Records



Its hard to know what makes a band successful. Even some of the most talented musicians will spend a lifetime trying to be heard, or even to find the right collaborators to help their music come alive. But some bands, for whatever reason, have the right balance of chemistry, talent and timing to make an immediate impact wherever they go. And for the five members of Behind Crimson Eyes, its taken no time at all to find their strides. As a young band coming together they found an immediate chemistry, developing an individual sound and confidence early on. Armed with a free demo and sizzling live show, the band spent the latter half of 2004 making noise in the Melbourne punk and rock scenes. Finding a dedicated fanbase early on, it wasn’t long before the music industry was taking notice. Behind Crimson Eyes landing a record deal with respected indie Boomtown Records, and scoring supports with Midtown, MxPx and The Living End without having released any records.

By the time their debut EP "Pavour Nocturnus" was released, the band had created enough of a buzz to enter the Australian Independent Record charts at Number 2 - continuing to stay in the Top 10 for 6 months as the band toured nationally to support the record. With national youth radio station Triple J adding the single "Game of Life" (a very different sound to radio stations usual program) to medium rotation, fans voted the song into top 10 on the stations Net50 for 10 weeks in a row. An even larger group of obsessed fans followed, and before long Behind Crimson Eyes were selling out 600 room shows in their hometown, and
touring Australia with a host of international bands that have helped define punk music worldwide (New Found Glory, Silverstein, From Autumn to Ashes, Rufio).
But what has sparked such an instant and overwhelming reaction to such a young band? It seems that in a world of imitators, punk rock music in Australia is more interested in a band willing to redefine the sound than to re-enact it. And with Behind Crimson Eyes ability to appeal to everyone from the most aggressive metal and hardcore fans to the most pop friendly alternative rockers, it seems their ever-growing fanbase hasn’t even nearly reached its limits.

And so, with a new legion of fans and supporters, Behind Crimson Eyes (or "BCE" as they are affectionately referred to) have taken advantage of the spotlight and used it to showcase just what 8 months of solid touring has done for the band. Their follow up, simply titled "Prologue", the double A-Side single (The Art of War / Cherry Blossom Epitaph) further developed the BCE sound, as they continue to carve out their own niche rather than follow on the tail of their American counterparts. Playing mainstage at the Melbourne Taste of Chaos at Rod Laver Arena, debuting at number 17 in the ARIA charts and having both singles added to Triple J just took the band that one step closer to being the name on everyone’s lips.