Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Newark, Delaware, United States
Post-hardcore, Melodic hardcore
Years active
Burning Heart Records
Wind-Up Records
Equal Vision Records

Boysetsfire was a post-hardcore band from Newark, Delaware that formed in October 1994. Boysetsfire was composed of guitarists Chad Istvan and Josh Latshaw, bassist Robert Ehrenbrand, drummer Matt Krupanski, and vocalist Nathan Gray.

Boysetsfire released its first demo albums in late 1994 and early 1995. In 1996 the band released its first EP, This Crying, This Screaming, My Voice Is Being Born. It has released records through Magic Bullet, Conquer the World, Deathwish Inc, Initial, Hydra Head, Victory, Wind-Up, Equal Vision and Burning Heart. They have released split EPs with Coalesce, Shai Hulud, and Snapcase.

In 2005 the band signed to the independent record labels Burning Heart Records for worldwide distribution and Equal Vision Records for North American distribution. It released The Misery Index: Notes from the Plague Years in March 2006.

On July 31, 2006, the band informed the fans about its retirement through their official website.
here was a farewell European tour in late summer; however, guitarist Josh Latshaw severely injured himself prior to its start. As a result, the band played those shows with roadie Chris "The Reverend" Rakus at the guitar instead, but returned to Europe in May 2007 to give Latshaw the chance to say goodbye to the European fans.

The band's final performance took place on June 9, 2007 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Trocadero Theatre. A DVD has been released of this show in its entirety as well as parts of the final European tour.

On February 12, 2007 lead vocalist Nathan Gray announced that he was forming a new band by the name of The Casting Out.

While the band includes several former members of Boysetsfire, Gray informed fans that it would not be another political band.

Drummer Matt Krupanski went on to form a new band as well. The band Young Lady

features 3 other Delaware natives, including members from Joshua Fit for Battle, Network 34, and Dear Tonight.

One of their songs is featured on the video game MVP Baseball '03 by EA Sports. Their song "Rookie" from the After the Eulogy album was featured on the Legends of Wrestling video game. "Rookie" and "Handful of Redemption" from the Tomorrow Come Today album were also featured in the video game 1080° Avalanche.

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