What started as a five piece in 2012-2013 in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, 50 Caliber Crisis has made a name for themselves with their professional attitudes, relatable songwriting, and energetic live shows.
They have been allowed an opening spot for the national act Your Memorial and the mighty ANVIL, then the honor of opening such national acts as Avatar and Texas Hippie Coalition in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. 2014 also saw the band play a Saturday slot at the Central Minnesota music festival: Halfway Jam. In 2015 they quickly started getting attention and more shows around Minnesota throughout 2016 and in to 2017. In mid-2017 they began writing new tunes and figuring out life as a four piece, in late 2017 by releasing the single "The Haste". This was then followed by 2 more singles in 2018, "The Victim", and "A Way Out", their strongest efforts to date. Late 2018 they entered in to IPR in Minneapolis to record drums for a group of songs that would become their 2019 EP "Through the Darkness and Fear". Finishing production and recording in frontman Bradley Peterson's home studio, "Through the Darkness and Fear" was released in November of 2019, and the lead single "Stay True" has seen radio play on Minnesota's own 93x and Rockin 101, as well as nationally on RockRage Radio online. 50 Caliber Crisis will be heading in to the studio once more in late 2020 to record a full length album to follow up "Through the Darkness and Fear"