Formed in 2006, after the dissolve of vocalist Erich Barto's former band Alove For Enemies, Letter to the Exiles has been patiently crafting their sound and vision. With a ministry that is uncompromising, and songs that would rattle even the most hardened hardcore/metal fan, Letter to the Exiles have set out on a mission to spread the love of God in a way that is non alienating and offers hope.
As the first release by this native Long Island, NY band, A Call to Arms combines uplifting and passionate lyrics with blazing metal riffs and breakdowns that will shake hell itself. In 2008, Letter to the Exiles hit the road to promote A Call to Arms and established themselves amongst the ever growing ranks of hardcore and metal bands.
In late 2009, Letter To The Exiles announced that they had signed with Facedown Records imprint Strike First Records, and would be releasing their first full length, The Shadow Line, in early 2010 through the label.
In 2012, after a few member changes, the band announced that they had signed with Facedown Records.
In 2013, the band called it quits
As the saying goes, ”all good things in life must come to an end”. As one chapter finishes, the next begins. We are announcing that we are laying Letter To The Exiles to rest. The four of us have been talking, praying, and reflecting on this decision and have collectively all agreed it’s time to close this chapter out and begin the next in life. We all have jobs/careers and a lot going on in life and we are going to move on to life post-LTTE. The four of us have been able to live out our dream thanks to this band, tour the country countless times, play internationally, meet tons of amazing people and make lifetime memories. We wouldn’t trade our memories for anything. Music is in our blood, and therefore all of us will still be involved with music/bands in different facets. Thanks to all of our fans, bands we’ve played with, promoters, haters, past members, Jason and the Facedown staff, and anyone we’ve come into contact with because of this band. It’s been a true pleasure. See you on the flip side.
Listen to Letter To The Exiles
|A Call to Arms EP||2008||Harvest Earth Records|
|The Shadow Line||2010||Strike First Records|
|Make Amends||2012||Facedown Records|
|Still Moving, Still Breathing||2013||Facedown Records|