EXES FOR EYES is a project born of an overwhelming amount of mutual respect and admiration between two men. A respect for one another’s work ethic, musical proficiency, stylistic taste and of course, for each other as people.
The concept of blindness, be it willing, involuntary, inherent or otherwise is so foreign and far removed from anything within the realm of experience for these men. However, as the process has begun to create this music, it has become apparent how limited one’s own vision can be when staring at the broad side of limitless potential and ambition.
With the musical vision of Dave Sheldon (ex Man With Target, Annihilator) and the lyrical conception of vocalist and frontman Big James (Endast, Authors) the project is very quickly taking shape into something more than either anticipated. The hope is to see the world of metal in a new light, with EXES FOR EYES.
Challenging fans and the metal community last year helped a fully independent band reach Platinum status by selling one million digital copies. Toronto, ON based metal outfit EXES FOR EYES have a new task for fans to create on epic huge crowd hug similar to Devin Townsend’s during Wacken 2014 while the band performs at this years Heavy Montreal on the Blabbermouth stage on Sunday, August 9th at 1:30pm EST. To date, EXES FOR EYES sold over 14,000 digital copies (with that number growing everyday) since the release of their new album Tongues Like Figure Eights on December 9, 2014.
The band has posted a video message to fans and asked fans tag on all social media #HEAVYMONTREALHUG to spread the word.
Tongues Like Figure Eights was produced by EFE guitarist Dave Sheldon to follow up 2011’s debut album The Amsler Grid and features eleven assaulting tracks that include guest appearances by Bjorn Strid of Soilwork, Lisa Sinner of Out of The Ruins and Dominic Cifarelli of Chronicles of Israfel/Scars On Broadway.