Evergreen Terrace

Evergreen Terrace is a five-piece American metalcore band from Jacksonville, Florida. Formed in 1999, they are named after the street inhabited by the Simpsons. The band's sixth and latest studio album Dead Horses was released on December 10, 2013 via Rise Records.

Evergreen Terrace
OriginJacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Years active1999–present
LabelsMetal Blade, Mind Over Matter, Eulogy, Indianola, Rise, Hand of Hope
Associated actsCasey Jones, Stick to Your Guns, Me and Mark, Rifles at Recess, Love is Red
  • Andrew Carey
  • Craig Chaney
  • Alex Varian
  • Jason Southwell
  • Brad Moxey
  • Kyle Smith (Touring / Fill-in)
Past members
  • Joshua Smith
  • Joshua Willis
  • Brad Moxey
  • Josh James
  • Kyle Mims
  • Caleb James
  • Chris Andrews
  • Christopher Brown


Formation and early recordingsEdit

Formed in 1999 by Josh James (guitar), Andrew Carey (vocals), Josh "Woody" Willis (guitar), Josh Smith (bass) and Christopher Brown (drums), the band released one Demo-EP and a Split-EP together with Cordelle within the first year of being a band. Within 8 months of the beginning of the band Woody and Josh Smith were replaced by Craig Chaney (guitar/vocals) and Jason Southwell (bass). In 2001 their debut-album Losing All Hope Is Freedom was released via Indianola Records on July 31.[1] Under the same label they released a Split-EP together with xOne Fifthx, on May 20, 2002 titled XOne FifthX vs. Evergreen Terrace. Shortly after the release of the split Josh James (guitar) joined xOne Fifthx and continued playing with Evergreen Terrace.

Later in 2002 they signed with Eulogy Recordings and released their second studio-album Burned Alive by Time on November 26. After a number of long tours they released a cover album titled Writer's Block in February 2004. The album includes songs from bands like U2, Smashing Pumpkins, and Tears for Fears. In July they released At Our Worst which contained live performances, as well as B-Sides from Burned Alive by Time and the 4 tracks from the self-released Demo-EP. At Our Worst was released on Hand of Hope Records, a label started by drummer Chris Brown and Eulogy owner John Wylie. 2004 was also the year the band started touring outside of USA and Canada.

In 2005 they released a live-DVD called Hotter! Wetter! Stickier! Funner![2] The same year they released their third studio-album entitled Sincerity Is an Easy Disguise in This Business on June 21. Shortly after, drummer Christopher Brown left the band and was replaced by Kyle Mims. The next few years were spent touring non-stop, worldwide. Including tours with As I Lay Dying, Rise Against, Hatebreed and more.

Metal Blade yearsEdit

In February 2007 they signed under High Impact Recordings, a Metal Blade Records-sub label founded by As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis. Later on July 24, their fourth album Wolfbiker was released. Evergreen Terrace toured with As I Lay Dying, August Burns Red, and Still Remains in early 2008.[3] In addition to this tour, the band played every date of the 2008 Warped Tour.[4]

In June 2008 the band released Blowing Chunks through Hand of Hope Records, which contained two unreleased songs from the Wolfbiker studio sessions.[5] It is available on 7" vinyl and digital download only.

On September 25, 2009 they released their fifth album Almost Home, featuring guest vocals from Tim Lambesis on the track "God Rocky, Is This Your Face?". In December 2009, they went on their Almost Homeless tour together with For the Fallen Dreams and Asking Alexandria. For 2010 the band was mostly on tour. In January, the band released a cover of the song "Everlong," originally performed by the band Foo Fighters.[6] In May, they went on their Cheer Up Emu Kid tour in Australia, together with Josh's side project Casey Jones and Dropsaw. During that summer they were also playing with other bands like Caliban, Death Before Dishonor and As I Lay Dying on With Full Force in Germany.

In December 2010 they attended the European Persistence Tour 2010, together with Sick of it All, Casey Jones, Unearth and others.

Summer 2011 found Evergreen Terrace on tour with Bury Your Dead, For the Fallen Dreams, and several other bands.

Rise Records and Dead HorsesEdit

In the fall of 2012, the band announced via their Facebook page that Josh James has left Evergreen Terrace to play full-time with Stick To Your Guns, ex-bassist Jason Southwell has rejoined the band,[7] and that they have split with Metal Blade Records. They recently signed a label deal with Rise Records.[8] On October 22, 2013 the band announced over Facebook, that their sixth record, titled Dead Horses, will be released under Rise Records on December 10, 2013.

Brad Moxey was seriously injured on February 8, 2015 causing the band to cancel their upcoming tour.[9]

Andrew Carey's departure and returnEdit

On June 1, 2015, Andrew Carey announced he had quit Evergreen Terrace after 15 years as their vocalist.[10] It is yet to be determined if the existing members will continue on without him, although in a statement from Evergreen Terrace on Facebook, they say they have been playing shows without Andrew for 'quite a while'. They cite Andrews focus on a career in nursing as the reason he hasn't been playing shows with the band but are unclear if his focus on his career is also the reason for him deciding to leave Evergreen Terrace.[11]

A statement from Andrew Carey says "I quit Evergreen Terrace. As Danny Glover would often say in the hit movies from the 90's, Lethal Weapon 1, 2, and 3, 'I'm getting too old for this shit.' Thanks to everyone who supported us throughout the years."[12]

As of September 2016 Andrew "Drew" Carey is back in the band. A comment to the band's August 10, 2016 Facebook status update "Riffs... Happening..." made by the band on September 9, 2016 states "Did I mention Andrew is back on vocals?". On April 22, 2017, the band announced in addition to Carey that original drummer Christoper Brown was back in the band.[13] In 2018, the ensemble announced that they are working on a new album.[14]




Studio albumsEdit

Year Title Label Chart peaks
US Heat.
US Indie
2001 Losing All Hope Is Freedom Indianola
2002 Burned Alive by Time Eulogy
2005 Sincerity Is an Easy Disguise in This Business 23
2007 Wolfbiker Metal Blade 13 34
2009 Almost Home 17
2013 Dead Horses Rise 19


Year Album Label
2004 Writer's Block Eulogy
At Our Worst

Extended playsEdit

Year Album Label Notes
2000 Evergreen Terrace Self-released Songs later released on the At Our Worst compilation
2003 XOne FifthX vs. Evergreen Terrace Indianola Split with xOne Fifthx


Year Song
2008 "Blowing Chunks"
2010 "Everlong" (Foo Fighters cover)
2013 "Dead Horses"/"I Want to Conquer the World"

Music videosEdit

Year Song Director Album
2006 "New Friend Request" Matthew Stawski[17] Sincerity Is an Easy Disguise in This Business
2007 "Chaney Can't Quite Riff Like Helmet's Page Hamilton"[18] Wolfbiker
2010 "Sending Signals"[19] Almost Home
"Enemy Sex"
"Mario Speedwagon"
2014 "Dead Horses"[20] Dead Horses


Date of Release Title label
January 4, 2005 Hotter! Wetter! Stickier! Funner! Eulogy Recordings


  1. ^ "Losing All Hope Is Freedom - Evergreen Terrace". AllMusic. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  2. ^ Rogowski, Jordan (April 1, 2005). "Evergreen Terrace - Hotter! Wetter! Stickier! Funner! DVD". Punknews.org. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  3. ^ "As I Lay Dying, Evergreen Terrace, , etc. tour". Lambgoat. November 21, 2007. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  4. ^ Cawley, Neill (February 26, 2008). "Warped Tour unveils final band lineup for 2008". Punknews.org. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  5. ^ "Evergreen Terrace Blowing Chunks (7")". Spirit of Metal. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  6. ^ Paul, Aubin (January 26, 2010). "Videos: Evergreen Terrace: "Everlong (Foo Fighters)"". Punknews.org. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  7. ^ "We have a new/old bass player! Please... - Evergreen Terrace". Facebook.com. Retrieved June 12, 2015.
  8. ^ "We are proud to announce our signing to... - Evergreen Terrace". Facebook.com. Retrieved June 12, 2015.
  9. ^ Childers, Chad (February 11, 2015). "Evergreen Terrace Drummer Suffers Serious Injuries in Fall". Loudwire. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  10. ^ "Evergreen Terrace vocalist quits band". Lambgoat.com. June 1, 2015. Retrieved June 12, 2015.
  11. ^ "Evergreen Terrace". Facebook.com. Retrieved June 12, 2015.
  12. ^ Bowar, Chad (June 1, 2015). "Evergreen Terrace Vocalist Andrew Carey Exits Band". Loudwire. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  13. ^ Smith, Lindy (April 22, 2017). "Evergreen Terrace's founding vocalist returns to band". Alternative Press. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  14. ^ "Evergreen Terrace Working On New Album". ThePRP. March 26, 2018. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  15. ^ "Evergreen Terrace Chart History". Billboard. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved March 2, 2015.
  16. ^ "Evergreen Terrace Chart History". Billboard. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved March 2, 2015.
  17. ^ "Evergreen Terrace - "New Friend Request"". YouTube. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  18. ^ "Evergreen Terrace "Chaney Can't Quite Riff..." (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)". YouTube. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  19. ^ "Evergreen Terrace "Sending Signals" (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  20. ^ "Evergreen Terrace - Dead Horses (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved April 23, 2017.

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