Mon December 9th, 2002
Inertia (2002)
The Exies (2000)
Freddy Herrera (1997-Present), bass
Scott Stevens (1997-Present), vocals/guitar
David Walsh (1998-Present), guitar
Dennis Wolfe (2000-Present), drums
The guys in the Exies conceived their band name as a snappy, truncated version of the Existentialists. Existentialism is a philosophy based on the idea that there is no absolute truth, and that each human being must determine his or her own path in life based on the experiences of that life, as opposed to faith in a divine being or plan. Though existentialism has been around since the 19th century, it grew in popularity after the two World Wars. The brutality of modern warfare and horrors of genocide caused widespread disillusionment with traditional religious /spiritual beliefs, and existentialism provided a new, alternative way of establishing ethics, morals and meaning. The French writer Jean-Paul Sartre is closely associated with the philosophy as are Soren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzche, Franz Kafka, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Martin Heidegger.
The Exies
Inspired by the sounds of vintage British Invasion guitar pop as well as the big guitar crunch of contemporary rock a la Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Stevens recruited his fellow Exies (bassist Freddy Herrera and original drummer Thom Sullivan) in 1997. By 2000 the trio had expanded to a quartet with the addition of guitarist David Walsh and signed with Ultimatum Music, which released its self-titled debut album. Heavy gigging sparked a buzz and eventually drew the attention of producer Matt Serletic (Matchbox Twenty, Willie Nelson, Edwin McCain, Aerosmith) who bought the band out of its Ultimatum contract and brought it to Virgin Records. The greater part of 2001 was dedicated to work on a new album, Inertia, which appeared in late 2002.
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