When peace like a river attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
It is well, it is well with my soul ...
Those lines, from the 19th Century hymn "It Is Well With My Soul," say a lot about metalcore mainstays Haste The Day.
The Indianapolis five-piece – who take their name from the hymn – have spent the past eight years rolling with the punches, taking the highlights and the challenges in equal measure. Embraced by a global fan base of rock and metal fans, Haste the Day have released four revered albums that have collectively sold well over a quarter-million copies – despite member shifts that might have leveled a lesser band. Always driving them forward was the unwavering adoration of the band's legion of fans, who helped to make Haste the Day one of the most successful and enduring metalcore bands of their generation.
With each release, from their debut album Burning Bridges to their last record Pressure the Hinges, Haste the Day have refined, framed and continued to progress forward as musicians crafting their own unique sound.
Five albums into their career, Haste the Day are still taking in stride whatever their career throws at them. They've played alongside some of their musical heroes, toured the world many times over (including stops in less-traveled countries like Colombia and New Zealand) and succeeded both critically and commercially – and still, they burn with the simple sense of purpose that fueled their earliest days.
"When I started this band in high school, all I wanted to do was play Cornerstone Festival and maybe put out one record," Murphy says. "After being blessed enough to do that, everything else has been icing on the cake."
It is well, indeed.
In late 2010, Haste The Day announced that they would disband at the end of the year.
It has been an incredible 10 years and we want to thank all of our amazing fans who have stuck with us through all of our changes and growth as a band. If it weren’t for all of you, this band would have been nothing. There are many reasons why HTD is ending, however we mainly feel as though we have created the best music we can and believe it is now time for us to move on to the next stage of our lives. I remember when this band started a decade ago, we wanted to be like the Solid State/Tooth and Nail Records bands we grew up idolizing. We wanted to use our passion for heavy music and the love that God put in us to be a light in the underground scene; letting people know they are loved, important, forgiven no matter what, and capable of using their gifts to serve their fellow man. I never imagined that we would be able to put out five full length albums, tour the world, and develop so many meaningful relationships with the people who came to our shows. Without your support, this wouldn’t have been possible.
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|That They May Know You||2002||Independent|
|Burning Bridges||2004||Solid State Records|
|When Everything Falls||2005||Solid State Records|
|Pressure the Hinges||2007||Solid State Records|
|Dreamer||2008||Solid State Records|
|Attack of the Wolf King||2010||Solid State Records|