(War On Dead) …one of the best Thrash Metal albums of the year.” – Burt Beowolf written in Treats from the Underground”


EYES OF THE LIVING BiographyTim Swisher – Vocals & Guitar, Chris Moore – Bass & Backing Vocals, Mike Straiton Lead Guitar and Cliff Fritts on Drums. 

EYES OF THE LIVING were established in 2016 and is made up of four veteran musicians from the Philadelphia music scene. Their self-released debut Album “WAR ON DEAD” was released on February 24, 2017 under their independent label name S.L.A.M. Music 709625170555. Influences branch out from all styles of heavy music, their sound blends traditional thrash metal with elements of death metal in a unique formula that produces an appealing modern-day sound. The bands first live performance was May 5, 2017, a little over a year later they would become the East Coast Winners of the 2018 USA Wacken Battle, which gave them the opportunity to perform and place 2nd at the National Finals in LA at the Viper Room on May 26, 2018.


“(War On Dead) … one of the best Thrash Metal albums of the year.” – Burt Beowolf writing reviews on Treats from the Underground since 1994


“This fucking album is so solid and precise that calling it a debut almost feels funny to type here, but it is exactly that… and it shreds!” The Crypt DJ from Metal-O-Mania


Eyes of the Living’s passion is to play live. Their goal and ambition is to grow a strong fan base one ear at a time, while establishing themselves world wide. Taking pride in playing anywhere for anyone. Eyes of the Living are actively playing shows in the Northeast United States in support of their Debut Album WAR ON DEAD. They have performed in venues throughout Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and California. Eyes of the Living have opened and shared the same stage for established national acts; Comedian Don Jamieson, Dizzy Reed’s Hookers & Blow, Byzantine, Product of Hate, IKILLYA, Skinlab, Sworn Enemy, Bitch, and Single Bullet Theory.

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.


Eyes of the Living are in pursuit of finding a home with an established label. Their intentions are to take this project to the next level of success, becoming a recognizable name and performing act worldwide!

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