Decyfer Down Biography
The roots of Christian rockers Decyfer Down go back to more of an acoustic outfit than a Alternative-Rock band. Drummer Josh Oliver and guitarist Brandon Mills started the band in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina USA, in 2002, at a time when each simply needed to renew his life in God. Eventually Oliver's brother Caleb joined the band on vocals + bass, the addition of Metal-driven guitarist Chris Clonts was the final ingredient to the Decyfer Down's sound.
The band shared the stage with great names like Cold, Puddle Of Mudd, Breaking Benjamin, Crossfade, Strata, Theory Of A Dead Man and more. SRE Recordings then signed the quartet and released their debut album, "End Of Grey", in June 2006; the 10-track set reached the #43 position on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart spawning their first local Rock-radio hit with "I'll Breathe For You" and a more sizeable hit single with "Fight Like This".
The North Carolina foursome released a new digital EP in September 2008, it was around this time that frontman Caleb Oliver decided to quit the band due to personal issues, his replacement was T.J. Harris formerly of Fighting Instinct. The 3-song set, which included the Rock-radio single "Crash", served as a preview for Decyfer Down's second full-length album, "Crash", which arrived in February 2009 peaking at #3 on the Top Christian Albums chart and also reached #66 on The Billboard 200.