Faith of the Damned was conceived in late 2001. The band immediately started performing at venues around WV, Oh, Penn., N.C., and Myrtle Beach,S.C. From the very beginning, the group was filling venues with crowds that were often over capacity. At the very first show, fans packed themselves in to see the band’s unique and energized stage performance and continued to do so.
In 2001, Faith of the Damned was signed to an independent record label from central OH, and cut their first album, titled On the Plane Between Heaven and Hell, the band's name, however, was unfortunately misprinted on the album as being Faith and the Damned and this over sight was not noticed by their former label or representative until after the album had gone into mass production and arrived at retailers. Still, the album received radio play across the country as well as in Europe. Unfortunately, tragedy struck when front man, John Harvey was involved in a near fatal automobile accident. As a result, it was unclear for some time whether Harvey would ever recover enough to play or perform live.
After 18 months of physical therapy and years of reconditioning, Harvey’s determination and unwillingness to succumb paid off. In early 2009, Faith of the Damned was reformed when Harvey reconnected with long time friend and fellow musician, Bunky Moore. Together, they were joined by mutual friend and drummer, Chris Gill . As a result of the three’s reunited chemistry, both as friends and as band mates, Faith of the Damned was reborn. In August of 2009, the group entered into negotiations with a promotional company that had showed interest in their potential. In early September 2009, Faith of the Damned was signed to Dragonwing Promotions, LLC.
Bunky Moore has since left the band to pursue family obligations yet he remains a very good friend and frequently jams with the band. He is also always willing to help out with technical issues and lend a hand whenever called upon. His spot as Bass Guitarist has been filled by Michael Hall who has been a great asset to the group. The band is rounded out by Lead Guitarist, Josh "J-Wine" Winebrenner who will also be doing harmony vocals.
The band is currently working on their second album, Serenity In Damnation, which is scheduled to be released early in 2014 under the WV label, PalinDrome Records, LLC.
Faith of the Damned’s music has a dark, underlying tone while speaking of situations and problems that many people want to hide from, or do not wish to speak of. To understand what this band is about, you have to examine what the name means. Anyone who has ever been shunned, abused, exploited, judged, deemed unwanted or unworthy and cast aside by the so-called “righteous” or “upstanding” members of society as a result of hypocritical standards for the way people should be, find themselves dubbed the “damned”. They do not fit the standards set forth and dictated by the prominent “righteous”. These people of the “damned”, however, are the ones that show and inspire true faith in the human condition. They are the ones that show true compassion for the suffering, they give of themselves without question or promise, and they are the ones who reach a helping hand to those too weak or scared to reach out for themselves. They do this without condition or regard for appearance, background, name, or status. It is written that “this” is what the faithful and righteous should TRULY be, thus the name, Faith of the Damned.
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