THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD perform "Force Fed Trauma" @ The Boardwalk~Orangevale, CA 2007 also on the bilol were THE RED CHORD, ALL SHALL PERISH & SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY. Through the Eyes of the Dead are a gore-flick inspired death metal band from Florence, South Carolina. The band was formed by Justin Longshore in 2003 after the break-up of a previous group, Tell Her I Said Goodbye. roughtheeyesofthedead.net Their first full-length album was released in 2005 through Prosthetic Records. Shortly before, every member except for Longshore and Gunnells left, due to their "unwillingness" to tour. The band's influences include Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, and At the Gates. Their music mainly consists of extremely fast drum patterns, one of the fastest in the world pedaling guitar riffs, and mainly high-pitch screams. Their music gives an unmastered like sound, making it a raw and brutal flavor for the ears. They recently toured with As I Lay Dying, In Flames, Trivium, Gwar, The Chariot, Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, Terror, and Behemoth on the Sounds of the Underground tour. According to the band's official myspace page, the band is currently working on a follow up album to 2005's Bloodlust, entitled, Malice. In early 2007 Anthony Gunnells, was kicked out of the band, joining Augusta, Georgia's By the Sins Fell Angels soon after. However, Gunnells was soon kicked out of the group for the same reasons he was kicked out of TTEOTD. # According to guitarist Longshore, in an interview by Revolver Magazine, TTEOTD was once sitting and drinking coffee when they were approached by a man who claimed to be a photographer from a foot fetish magazine. He asked to take pictures of their feet, so they said "OK" and allowed him to take the pictures. They later realized, because the man had a disposable camera, that this was just a pervert who wanted pictures of feet.
# The quote at the end of 'The Truest Shade of Crimson' off their album Bloodlust is from the serial killer and foot fetishist Jerry Brudos.