You guys were killer. Where are you from?”

— Dude at a show, 2017

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Eyes to the Sun is a thrashy, metalcore band from Richmond, Virginia. 

Formed in 2010, Eyes to the Sun is Scot Long (Guitar, Vocals), Ben Rinker (Guitar, Vocals), Garrett Grubbs (Bass, Vocals), and Jason Brown (Drums), who amongst them have a combined 60 years of bringing metal to stages in the Richmond area and beyond.  Eyes to the Sun tattoos our sound with our own age-old influences - a sound that blends the anguish and passion of an UnEarth, or a KillSwitch Engage, with the driving crush of a Hatebreed, or Black Dahlia Murder

The current Eyes to the Sun lineup was reformed from a prior project, Thousand Yard Stare, which performed around Central Virginia for a few years before its sunset in 2009. However, you’ve also seen these RVA metal veterans take the stage with many acts over the years: Undone, Permanence, Preshus, and Fifteen Minutes of Shame - just to name a few.

Since going live in 2016, Eyes to the Sun has performed with many local and talented acts, as well as a number of national touring artists.  Eyes to the Sun is loud, in your face, and has a solid lineup that creates the sound we want to hear - and we want to keep bringing that sound to the people.  Bangin heads and moving bodies!  #rvametal

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