Explosions In The Sky

Founded: 4 / 7 / 1999

Location: United States

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Explosions In The Sky

Explosions in the Sky is an American post-rock band from Texas. The band is a quartet, composed of drummer Chris Hrasky and guitarist/keyboardists Michael James, Munaf Rayani and Mark Smith. The band originally played under the name Breaker Morant, then changed to the current name in 1999. They primarily play with three electric guitars and a drum kit, although James will at times exchange his electric guitar for a bass guitar and all three guitarists also add additional keyboard and synthesizer parts. The band later added a fifth musician to their live performances, largely to accommodate for these bass and keyboard parts – a role currently held by multi-instrumentalist Jay Demko. The band has released eight studio albums to date; their most recent, End, was released in September 2023.The band has garnered popularity beyond the post-rock scene for their elaborately developed guitar work, narratively styled instrumentals – which they refer to as "cathartic mini-symphonies" – and their emotional live shows.


2000 How Strange, Innocence
2001 Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever
2003 The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place
2007 All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
2011 Take Care, Take Care, Take Care

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