Fall Of Humanity
When you look at the word humanity, it's easy to quickly associate it with the entirety of the human race. We often forget though that it also relates to what it means to be human. Characteristics that set us apart from animals. More specifically, the qualities and the conditions that are best in mankind. For years, science fiction has thrived on the idea of lost humanity. Maybe an alien race that invades our world from the cosmos or another dimension. Perhaps sentient beings born of our own hands through technological discovery. Or possibly a natural or even a man-made disaster that threatens our outright existence. But what if were none of these things? What if it didn't even require something as fatal or calamitous?
The world we live in today is vastly different than the one our parents grew up in. Despite the fact that technology has enabled us to connect and communicate to the world as a whole, we have somehow grown more distant and more cold. We prefer the company of our computers and phones to those of our friends and neighbors. More than ever, we point out our differences and put up barriers. Voice our opinions on a pedestal with unwavering narrow-mindedness and scorn others for their beliefs. Egotism and entitlement are replacing community and achievement. Suspicious glances have replaced everyday kindnesses. Money and status are worshiped more than any divinity. The media and our own governments push complacency and conformity while reflecting duplicity. All this while the gap grows daily between our societies common values. Isn't it possible that we're already witnessing the fall of humanity?
Eyes To The Sun
Eyes to the Sun is a metalcore band from Richmond, Virginia.
Eyes to the Sun tattoos our sound with our own age-old influences - a sound that blends the anguish and passion of UnEarth and KillSwitch Engage, with the driving crush of Hatebreed and Black Dahlia Murder.
Formed in 2010, Eyes to the Sun is Scot Long (Guitar, Vocals), Garrett Grubbs (Bass, Vocals), and Jason Brown (Drums), who amongst them have a combined 60 years of bringing metal to stages in the Richmond area and beyond. In fact, the current Eyes to the Sun lineup was reformed from a prior project, Thousand Yard Stare, which performed around Central Virginia for a few years before its sunset in 2009. However, you’ve also seen these RVA metal veterans take the stage with many acts over the years: Undone, Permanence, Preshus, and Fifteen Minutes of Shame - just to name a few.
Eyes to the Sun has been a working project for a few years, but now, with a solid lineup that creates the sound we want to hear, we want to bring that sound back out to the people. Look for us at stage near you in the Spring of 2016 Richmond!