Behind Crimson Eyes

Behind Crimson Eyes is a post-hardcore band based in Australia. The band formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 2004. Their line-up currently consists of vocalist Josh Stuart, bassist Garth Buchanan, drummer Cameron Gilmour, with guitarists and back up vocalists Aaron Schultz and Kevin Orr.


Since forming in 2004, Behind Crimson Eyes has played the Melbourne leg of the Taste of Chaos tour in 2005, after which they sold out all but one show on their national headline tour, clocking up over 150 shows in 2005.

Tracks from their EPs have received airplay on Australia national youth radio station Triple J, featuring on the punk and hardcore show Short Fast Loud, with 3 of their songs making it the high rotation playlist by the end of 2005. The "Prologue" single did well on independent charts in November 2005, receiving airplay on "Australia's most respected commercial radio countdown, Take 40 Australia".

Though only releasing a Compilation album in 2007, Behind Crimson Eyes continued to tour Australia. On April 20 2007, they performed at the free annual Triple J concert, The One Night Stand in the small NSW country town of Cowra. Also, in September 2007, the band joined UK metal band, Bullet For My Valentine, on their Australian tour.

They headlined a "jam-packed" schedule of shows in late 2007, including appearances at "Pyramid Rock Festival, Bass In The Dust, Bass In The Grass, Destroy Music, Homebake Festival, Trackside Festival and an abundance of intimate clubs shows."

Behind Crimson Eyes played at the Big Day Out 2008, alongside Rage Against the Machine, Grinspoon, Björk, Enter Shikari and Silverchair. They were also the main support for giant heavy metal band, Iron Maiden. Opening three shows on the Australian leg of their 'Somewhere Back In Time World Tour'. The band was reportedly booed by Iron Maiden fans at both Sydney shows on the 9th and 10th of February, 2008, as well as in Brisbane on the 12th of February. At their three appearances, the band did a cover of Motorhead's 'Ace Of Spades'. They played with Atreyu, Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet For My Valentine on their Australian tour in May 2008.

In September they will open up for Disturbed on their Australian tour along with P.O.D. and Alter Bridge.

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