Lifer was a five-piece
nu metalmusic group from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The group went under various names and only released one studio albumin 2001.
The band formed under the name Strangers with Candy in 1999 and is most notable for winning
MTV's Ultimate Cover Band contest, where they performed their own version of a-ha's hit song " Take On Me." They released an EPtitled "No Need" and were later forced to change their name. Under the new name Driver, the band released their rendition of "White Lines (Don't Do It)." They finally changed their name to Lifer and signed with Universal Musicto release a self-titled album, produced by Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, on August 14, 2001. One of its tracks entitled "Breathless" would be included on the "Scorpion King" soundtrack in March 2002.
The album was widely panned by critics who considered it a poor attempt to capitalize on the nu metal scene;
Allmusicgave it only a 1½ out of 5 rating. [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:youe4j275way] Lifer soon faded away after the departure of guitarist Aaron Finkand bassist Mark James Klepaski in late 2001. The two would later join the highly successful alternative metal/ post-grungegroup, Breaking Benjamin.
After the demise of Lifer, vocalist Nick Coyle, bassist Ian Wiseman, guitarist Derek Spencer, and drummer Chris Lightcap went on to form a band called
myDownfall, which eventually split up. Nick then formed a band called The Drama Club of which he is still a member.
* Nick Coyle – Vocals
Aaron Fink– Guitar
Mark Klepaski– Bass
* Chris Lightcap – Drums
* Tony Kruszka – Turntables
In October 2001, bassist Mark Klepaski left and was replaced by Ian Wiseman.
In December 2001, guitarist Aaron Fink left and was replaced by Derek Spencer.
In 2002, turntablist Tony Kruszka was fired, and the four remaining members formed a new band called myDownfall.
August 14, 2001)
# My Room
# No Need
# Not Like You
# Perfect (w/ Silence)
"No Need" (
# My Room
# Key of Me
# No Need
"Lifer IV EP" a.k.a. "myDownfall IV EP" (
# Wake Up
Take On Me( a-hacover) (" Not Another Teen Movie" Cut)
* "Born Again" (demo)
* [http://music.yahoo.com/ar-285272---Lifer Launch: Lifer]
* [http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/lifer/artist.jhtml MTV.com: Lifer]
* [http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/lifer/artist.jhtml VH1.com: Lifer]
* [http://www.thedramaclubmusic.com/ The Drama Club: Official site]
* [http://www.myspace.com/thedramaclub The Drama Club: MySpace site]
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