EYES OF THE LIVING are a Philadelphia (U.S.A.) based Modern Thrash Metal band that was established in 2016 and is made up of four veteran musicians from the Philadelphia music scene; Tim Swisher - Vocals & Guitar, Chris Moore - Bass & Backing Vocals, Mike Straiton - Lead Guitar and Cliff Fritts - Drums. While band members have composed music for a few hit TV Shows such as The Messengers, True Hollywood Story, THAT METAL SHOW, and OZZY AND JACKS WORLD DETOUR, their passion is creating and performing their own brand of Thrash Metal with ambitions to grow a strong fan base while establishing themselves world wide. Eyes of the Living continue to set their sound toward the ears of eager metal listeners worldwide with their unique and uncompromising brand of modern day Thrash Metal.

The band is currently set to release their NEW full length "Fear Comes Knocking" on February 25, 2022. Influenced by the current state of the world, the effort features some of the darkest, heaviest, and most unrelenting material in Eyes of the Living's history. Vocalist/guitarist Tim Swisher commented, "As much as we may not intentionally wanted it to, I feel the writing process became influenced by the current times and state of things, evident in the title track and first single "Fear Comes Knocking". This album feels a bit heavier, maybe even darker in sound and mood on some tracks. The lyrical content touches on subjects of fear, anger, betrayal, religion and over coming certain emotions. It continues to expand in the direction we are headed in musically, without deviating too much from our roots in Thrash Metal."

Eyes of the Living are actively playing shows in the Northeast United States. They have performed in venues throughout Virginia, Illinois, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and California. Eyes of the Living has shared the same stage in support for established national acts; Metal Church, Children of Bodom, Obituary, (hed) P.E., Byzantine, Vicious Rumors, Skinlab, Sworn Enemy, Flaw, Product of Hate, IKILLYA, Wolfheart, Exmortus, Swashbuckle, Bitch and others.

Notable festivals Eyes of the Living have played:

2018 WINNER - WACKEN Metal Battle USA - East Coast Championship April 27, 2018 and performed May 26, 2018 at The Viper Room West Hollywood, CA for the WACKEN METAL BATTLE USA CHAMPIONSHIP placing 2nd overall.

Eyes of the Living independently released their first full length WAR ON DEAD in 2017 and digitally RE-released WAR ON DEAD - MORE DEAD via Pavement Entertainment on March 15, 2019.

Our latest full release "FEAR COMES KNOCKING" was digitally distributed via Blood Blast Distribution! Release on February 25, 2022!!

"Fear Comes knocking” made the following Album Release Charts for 2022


Hatebreed's 30th anniversary, home state blowout will be a two-stage event featuring Shadows Fall, Shadow Of Intent, 100 Demons, With Honor, Sworn Enemy, Dead By Wednesday, Eyes Of The Living, and Demonscar. It also marks Shadows Fall's first Connecticut show in a decade, as well.

Milwaukee Metal Fest co-organizer and Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta comments, "We extremely excited to have Milwaukee Metal Fest not only coming back for another insane year but this time around we have added power metal, more black metal, more doom and some other surprise elements that were not logistically possible last year. This is just the first of many announcements on the horizon and I can’t wait to see everyone in Milwaukee next May!"