Carpathian is a hardcore punk band based in Australia. The band was formed in 2003, in Melbourne, Australia, and their final line-up comprised lead vocalist Martin Kirby, guitarists Josh Manitta and Lloyd Carroll, bass guitarist Ed Redclift and drummer David Bichard. Carpathian was made up of straight edge and non-straight edge members.
Carpathian played at festivals such as the 2007 Australian Taste of Chaos the 2008 Soundwave festival, Sucks N Summer, Ieper Fest Winter, Ieper Fest Summer, Fluff Fest etc.
Carpathian's line-up changed several times over the band's history; two guitarists were replaced in late 2006. Former I Killed The Prom Queen singer Michael Crafter joined Carpathian in 2006. Vocalist Martin Kirby then moved to guitar, although Crafter left seven months later in February 2007, after which Kirby resumed his position as frontman.Michael Crafter did not sing on any of Carpathian's recordings.
In 2008, Carpathian released their second studio album Isolation, which reached No. 19 on the ARIA Charts.
Carpathian's final show was at the Arthouse in April 2011 and was part of the final week of The Arthouse shows.
In 2009 Martin started Dead Souls Records both as a further artistic outlet and as a means to promote Australian hardcore bands. The label's roster includes Carpathian, Shipwreck AD (USA), Down To Nothing (USA), The Broderick, The Hollow, AYS (Germany), Ghost Town, and Iron Mind.
Associated acts of Carpathian include Hopeless, Warbrain, Colossus, The Broderick.
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Martin Kirby - vocals,
Joshua Manitta - guitar,
Edward Redclift - bass guitar,
David Bichard - drums,
Lloyd Carroll - guitar,
Michael Crafter - vocals (2006-2007),
Anthony Harris - guitar (2003-2006),
Julian Marsh - guitar (2004-2006),
Chris Farmer - bass guitar (2003-2006),
Ben Coyte - guitar (2007-2008),
Brendan Cross - guitar (2003-2004),
Carpathian toured widely across Australia, playing alongside bands such as Have Heart, Comeback Kid, Verse, Against, Bleeding Through, Against Me!, As I Lay Dying, Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, Thursday and Alexisonfire.
In 2006, after the release of Nothing To Lose, they toured in the UK and Europe with Parkway Drive and On Broken Wings.
Carpathian completed their 'Isolation' tour across Australia in 2008, before another tour across Australia with Boston band and label mates Shipwreck A.D. later that year.
The band's second tour of the European continent was in November 2008 alongside Have Heart and Cruel Hand.
In early January, the band headlined the Boys of Summer Tour with Comeback Kid, Verse and Against.
In late January, Carpathian played a short run of shows in Japan with Death Before Dishonor Trash Talk and Parkway Drive. They supported Have Heart's Australian tour in May (Excluding WA&QLD) followed by a string of dates with The Hollow around Australia.
In July, Carpathian played a handful of dates in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore followed by a full headline European and UK tour with German band Ritual and Swedish band Anchor.
Carpathian embarked on a short Australian and South-East Asian tour to support the then upcoming Wanderlust 7" release. This tour was followed with a headline European tour with the Baltimore hardcore band, Ruiner. Carpathian finished their touring year headlining the Generation 2010 Australian hardcore fest in Melbourne on December 26.
Carpathian announced another European tour, headlining with support provided by an American hardcore band, Defeater. Their planned first American tour with The Carrier was cancelled when Carpathian's vocalist Kirby announced the group would be disbanding indefinitely. The final show was in Melbourne on Friday, 29 April 2011.