Haste The Day
The Indianapolis-based Christian metalcore band Haste the Day formed in 2001. Guitarist/vocalist Brennan Chaulk, his drummer brother Devin, and bassist/vocalist Mike Murphy originally gigged as a three-piece, but six months after the group's inception they added longtime friend Jason Barnes as a second guitarist, and after a series of auditions named Jimmy Ryan their lead vocalist.
After self-releasing That They May Know You in 2002, Haste the Day signed to the Tooth & Nail label's Solid State subsidiary to issue their breakthrough LP, Burning Bridges, in the spring of 2004. They spent the year on shows with bands like As I Lay Dying and Zao, and their next album, When Everything Falls, appeared the following summer. In late 2005, Ryan announced his pending marriage and quit the band, playing his last show with them that December. A few months later, the remaining members of Haste the Day added new vocalist Stephen Keech, formerly of New Day Awakening. Pressure the Hinges arrived in March 2007, and the guys supported it on dates with From Autumn to Ashes and Maylene & the Sons of Disaster. After touring, the band found the time to head into the studio with producer Andreas Magnusson (who also produced albums for The Black Dahlia Murder and Sleeper) and began working on new material. The result was Haste the Day's fifth studio album, Attack of the Wolf King, which was released in 2010. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi