8STOPS7 was formed in Ventura County, Ca. Members of the band had been creating local buzz for the better part of a decade with some of their previous projects. When 8stops7 met in singer Evan Sula-Goff's garage to play together for the first time, all four members knew they weren't just starting another project, they were forming a family. After a short stint in the local club scene 8stops7 finished off the decade moving their new family into their new home, Warner Bros/Reprise Records.
8STOPS7 is all four original members: Evan Sula-Goff (vocals), Seth Watson (guitars), Alex Viveros (bass) Adam Powell (drums), and 'new' edition Rodney Amieva (guitars), who joined the band in 2006.
8STOPS7's major label debut, “In Moderation” was produced by acclaimed producer Toby Wright (KoRn, Alice In Chains, Sevendust). What resulted from this pairing was a blend of high energetic rockers and a selection of ballads that continues to receive rave reviews from old and new fans alike. "In Moderation" at present has sold 400,000 copies and counting.
8STOPS7's next release, “Bend”, written in the woods of Bend, Oregon, was released independently in 2006 and gave their fans fifteen songs showcasing the range of a band with a little history on their side. Having just parted ways with their record label, the release of "Bend" was an overwhelming success and a testament to the drive, perseverance and commitment of a band dedicated to their craft and their fans. "Bend", available everywhere, also continues to move copies off the proverbial 'shelf'.
8STOPS7 is currently gearing up for the release of what is to be their most anticipated album yet, “Fables.” This album is a landmark and turning point in the band’s career. It is their first in five years since “Bend.” and their first record recorded and co-written with their newest family member, Amieva. The result is a new energetic branded sound for the guys, a natural evolution. Produced by Armond John Anthony, “Fables” will prove to be a raw and powerful experience.
8STOPS7 has shared the stage with 311, Sevendust, Papa Roach, Stone Temple Pilots, Deftones, Creed, 3 Doors Down, System of A Down, Slipknot and more.
8STOPS7 creates hard hitting melodic rock worthy of stadiums and arena halls built on open-ended conversations examining the love, loss and life that defines who we are.