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The hardcore, then later post hardcore, band BoySetsFire was founded 1994 in Delaware/USA. One of the main reasons was 'To shake things and change', which basically meant to mosh like lunatics through the rehersal room. But soon the wish for a change manifests in more and more politically inspired lyrics. Only about a month after their first rehersal, they played their first gig for friends. This opened the doors for some local club gigs in Newark, and the first demo was recorded shortly after.

The band is not in for half done things, so a second demo is released, and a two week ...read more

The hardcore, then later post hardcore, band BoySetsFire was founded 1994 in Delaware/USA. One of the main reasons was 'To shake things and change', which basically meant to mosh like lunatics through the rehersal room. But soon the wish for a change manifests in more and more politically inspired lyrics. Only about a month after their first rehersal, they played their first gig for friends. This opened the doors for some local club gigs in Newark, and the first demo was recorded shortly after.

The band is not in for half done things, so a second demo is released, and a two week long tour booked. Before the first EP "This Crying this Screaming, my voice is born" in 1996, the name BoySetsFire is already quite known in the Hardcore-Scene along the east coast of the United States. 1997 they signed a contract with Initial Records, and record their first full lenght album "The day the sun went out". Undeground Magazines celebrate the newcomer band and especially the vocalist Nathan Gray.

In 1999 the second full length album "After the Eulogy" is recorded, and BoySetsFire go on Tour with Snapcase and also do the Vans Warped tour. Their old bassist is replaced by Rob Avery, who also does all the artwork for the new albums. After a short (and unpleasent) stop at Victory Records, the band changes to Wind Up, a sub-label of Sony. There "Tomorrow come today" is released in 2003. After a dispute with Wind up and the following conflict, the band is 'homeless' until 2005, where they move back from the major Sony to the traditional inide label Bruning Heart, the label of such bands like The Hives, Refused, Raised Fist and Millencollin.

Through Burning Heart (Europe) and Victory (North-America) the album "The Misery Index: Notes from the plague years" is released in early 2006.

Though many critics and fans embraced the new direction in sound and songwriting, calling "The Misery Index" the band's most progressive and maybe best output to date, the band announced their breakup in August 2006. Basically leaving their fans in shock by this suprise, the band called it quits after final shows in summer 2006, and a some farewell concerts in early 2007. Those shows were played to replace some shows that had to been postponed because of a tragic accident in which guitarist Josh Latshaw broke his neck. After leaving hospital and rehab, he joined the band for their final concerts on stage.

The latest line-up was: Matt Krupanski (Drums), Josh Latshaw (Guitar), Chad Ivestan (Guitar), Robert Ehrenbrand (Bass), Nathan Gray (Vocals.

boysetsfire announced on July 31st, 2006, that they are retiring. In 2007, they reunited for some shows. Nathan Gray and Josh Latshaw formed a new band called The Casting Out which features only few characteristics of boysetsfire.

On October 5th 2010 boysetsfire announced they were playing as a band again and will be touring at the end of the year. « hide

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LPs
While A Nation Sleeps...
06/11/2013

3.6
55 Votes
The Misery Index: Notes From The Plague
2006

3.9
191 Votes
Tomorrow Come Today
2003

3.7
129 Votes
After The Eulogy
2000

4
149 Votes
The Day The Sun Went Out
1997

3.7
67 Votes
EPs
Bled Dry
04/20/2013

3.3
10 Votes
Live For Today
2002

3.2
11 Votes
Suckerpunch Training
2000

3.5
13 Votes
In Chrysalis
1998

3.6
10 Votes
This Crying, This Screaming, My Voice Is Being...
1997

3.5
7 Votes
Consider
1997

4.2
3 Votes
Compilations
Before The Eulogy
2005

3.1
24 Votes

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