From Exile

  • Band / Solo Performer
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Progressive Rock, Metal, Psychedelic rock


Atlanta GA United States

Sounds Like

progressive psych rock

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Member since: 01/03/2014 Year Founded: 2005


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Eric Guenther




  • Original material: 02 hrs : 00 min
  • Cover material: 00 hrs : 30 min
  • CDs released: 2
  • CDs sold: 1000
  • Digital songs sold: 1000
  • Original Songs:
  • Average Draw: 100
  • Largest crowd: 200
  • Have sound: Full PA


From Exile's music is equally concise and lush: articulate and expansive in their many influences but still aggressively pushing further into progressive-spirited experimentation. It retains the rough edges of breaking into new territory while remaining "faster, more intricate, and overwhelmingly more complex than almost anything else in Atlanta…. it’s not difficult to see why these guys are drawing such huge crowds…. Although From Exile is firmly rooted in metal, they manage to be so progressive in their approach that they transcend the genre…. [They] are architects of something uniform, whole, and massive.” (Performer Magazine live review Feb 2011)

Frontman and primary writer Eric Guenther comments on the new material, "It is by far our most focused and 'true-to-character' work. Recording Monolith was particularly cathartic in that we 'went there'. I had something to prove; something left over from my younger years listening to progressive orchestrations like on a Dream Theater record… Our new material, however, is much more honest to our vision. We have honed in on our character as a band and been able to take the thickly melodic orchestration style of Monolith and turn it into something even bigger and more grandiose…. Progressive metal or rock sometimes has a sad way of feeling like an elite clique of "by the fans for the fans" music. I wanted to inject an element of Muse in it; something bigger than the shredding but still equally complex and intricate on every level of the experience; from birds eye view downward."

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