Like Moths to Flames
About Like Moths to Flames
Ohio metalcore outfit Like Moths to Flames emerged in 2010 with a dynamic take on the genre that combines technical prowess and unrelenting heaviness with potent melodies. Debuting in 2011 with the acclaimed When We Don't Exist, the band found mainstream success with 2013's An Eye for an Eye and 2015's The Dying Things We Live For, both of which made a strong showing on the Billboard 200.
Founded in 2010, Like Moths to Flames hit the ground running from their inception and haven't looked back. The band came together after singer Chris Roetter (formerly of Agraceful and Emarosa) and bassist Aaron Evans (of TerraFirma) decided to collaborate after their respective bands had broken up. Not wasting any time, the two recruited guitarists Zach Huston and Eli Ford, and drummer Lance Greenfield, and by the end of the year the band had signed to Rise Records and released its Sweet Talker EP. In 2011, the band made its full-length debut on Rise with When We Don't Exist, which found the fledgling metalcore outfit breaking onto the Billboard Heatseekers chart with its bludgeoning, breakdown-heavy sound. Recorded with Will Putney at The Machine Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey, An Eye for an Eye dropped in 2013 and debuted at number 63 on the Billboard 200. The Dying Things We Live For arrived two years later and also saw chart success. In September 2017, Like Moths to Flames issued the single "Nowhere Left to Sink" ahead of the release of their fourth studio long-player, Dark Divine, which arrived later that October. Like Moths to Flames parted ways with Rise Records in 2019 and issued the EP Where the Light Refuses to Go, with the full-length No Eternity in Gold, which was released through Australian indie UNFD, arriving the following year. ~ Gregory Heaney