Sent by Ravens is a Christian post-hardcore band from Hartsville, South Carolina. Their debut EP was released in 2007, and they have since released a following EP and two full-length albums. They take their name from 1 Kings 17:6, a verse which references Elijah receiving bread and meat from ravens while in the wilderness.
Sent by Ravens was formed in January 2006 by Jamie Windham (bass), Andy O'Neal (guitar) and Zach Riner (vocals). In August 2007, while searching for a drummer, Windham found Dane Andersen through a video he posted of himself playing on YouTube. Andersen in turn recommended his friend James "JJ" Leonard, Jr. as a second guitarist.
The group released two EPs in 2007 and 2008 independently. In August 2009, the band signed to Tooth & Nail Records, on which they released their debut studio album Our Graceful Words in April 2010. The album charted at No. 35 on Billboard Top Heatseekers. In support of the new album Sent by Ravens toured with artists like Papa Roach, Nonpoint, and Emery.
On February 28, 2012, the band released their second studio album, Mean What You Say.
Since their hiatus began in August 1, 2012, several members of the band have joined/formed other bands. In October 2012, Riner and Leonard announced that they had formed a punk rock band called Bad Talk, which they would be pursuing full time. They have recorded two demos which can be found on the band's Facebook page. In December 2012, "We're All Liars" was named the No. 1 Song of 2012 on TVU's Ten Most Wanted Countdown.
Zach Riner -- vocals,
Andy O'Neal -- lead guitar,
James "JJ" Leonard Jr. -- rhythm guitar, backing vocals,
Jon Arena -- bass guitar, backing vocals,
Dane Andersen -- drums,
Jamie Windham -- bass guitar,
Aaron Moses -- drums,
Derick Ward -- drums