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The best kept secret in music


"Good music Eightdaze a week!"

Hard rock works more than seven days a week. Sometimes it's Eightdaze.

Eightdaze is a Columbus-based band with a hard edge and a loud sound. Formed in 2002 when two projects (Krawl and Abacus) merged, the band has built its own history on the Columbus music scene. Their high energy concerts doesn't just give you a chance to bang your head, but it provides some melodic metal rock as well.

Eightdaze is currently cutting a new album with eight brand new cuts on it. With help from an engineer that has worked with Everclear and 311, the band hopes to have a 1- or 2-song demo ready to toss out at their concert at the Newport on Friday night.

"Hopefully, people will like it and wonder when the rest of it will come out," says Andy Crothers, drummer for the band. Eightdaze is cutting the album at its own studio north of Columbus, which will be opening to the local industry as an alternative to larger, more expensive studios. "It sounds better, feels better. Everything's better about it," says Crothers of having more control in his own studio.

Eightdaze's popularity is growing with some milestones in the band's music career lately. This fall, the group played a show with Staind at PromoWest Pavilion, and soon is taking the show on the road to make an appearance at the House of Blues in Florida.

This Friday, you can see Eightdaze with Soma, Undivided and Ethos at the Newport Music Hall. Tickets are only $6, and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, over the phone at (614) 431-3600 or online at www.ticketmaster.com

For more information on Eightdaze, visit www.eightdaze.com

Originally published Thursday, February 5, 2004

- Lancaster-Gazette


EIGHTDAZE - 3 Song Demo Disc (2003)
EIGHTDAZE - 7 Song Demo Disc (2004)


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“Great songs…”

“Phenomenal stage presence…”

“New sound…”

Formed in 2002, Eightdaze combines multiple styles & influences to achieve a single goal: to write great songs. Their spontaneously contagious energy and massive creative clout allow them to walk the fine line between rock and heavy metal. Toting a heavy new sound with hooks that stick to your mouth like peanut butter and riffs that can hospitalize the weak, this is a “must see to believe” kind of band.
Comprised of 4 band members, Eightdaze enjoys an unfair share of youth and experience. Bateson, a 26 year old veteran to the scene, fronts the band with his phenomenal stage presence and haunting lyrics, lending his powerful voice to a new generation. Bricker, otherwise known as “The Priest”, is a 26 year old riff writing machine, twisting clever guitar work and eccentric ideals into a mystical experience (all while barefoot). Ross, the 29 year old bassist, stomps around the stage like an animal that just went stark raving mad, providing the low end power that drives the band. Crothers, 24 year old percussionist, is the back bone, lending machine-like precision and thunderous rhythms to the mix.
Eightdaze has been extremely prolific, writing over 30 songs and recording several demos. They have played shows with the likes of (among others) Staind, Dope, Cold, and Zug Izland. They have years of stage and studio experience, giving them an edge over the competition.
Bottom line: Eightdaze has the look, the sound, the songs, the crew, the experience, and the professionalism.

The creative energies of Eightdaze are self-evident. Visit www.eightdaze.com