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from left: James Culpepper, Sameer Bhatacharya, Kristen May, Pat Seals and Jared Hartmann

Flyleaf Biography

The Alternative-Metal act Flyleaf first got its start in 2002 when lead vocalist Lacey Mosley, guitarists Sameer Bhattacharya and Jared Hartmann, bassist Pat Seals and drummer James Culpepper began to cultivate a dedicated cult following playing gigs in and around their hometown of Temple, Texas USA; they also opened for NuMetal bands such as Evanescence, Flickerstick, TRUSTcompany, Saliva and Earshot.

The quintet signed for Octone Records who released a 6-track EP in mid-2005.
Flyleaf then locked themselves in a Los Angeles recording studio for two months and finally emerged with their eponymously titled debut album in late September 2005; the 11-song set included the powerful first single "I'm So Sick" which peaked at #12 on The Hot Mainstream Rock chart and climbed into the top 30 of The Hot Modern Rock Tracks. The full-length CD became a #1 hit on the U.S. Top Christian Albums chart and eventually reached the #57 position on The Billboard 200 racking up platinum plaque. The second single, "Fully Alive", matched the charts performance of its predecessor peaking at #13 on The Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks but the third single, "All Around Me", exploded onto the Hot Modern Rock Tracks at #6 and ascended into the top 40 of The Billboard Hot 100.

November 2009 saw the Texas quintet put out their highly anticipated sophomore album "Memento Mori", another collection of poignant, passionate and pensive heavy-Rock songs, including the kinetic first single, the Alternative Rock top 3 hit "Again". "Memento Mori" itself peaked at #8 on The Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.

Flyleaf issued its third record, "New Horizons" in October 2012 but fans was shocked by the fact that frontwoman Lacey Sturm officially left the band just one week before the album's street date. The disc reached #16 on The Billboard 200 and yielded an Active Rock top 50 hit with "Call You Out". Sturm was eventually replaced by Kristen May.

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In early 2014, the band began a PledgeMusic campaign for its fourth full-length studio reocrd; the disc titled "Between The Stars" is due on September 16, 2014 and features the single "Set Me On Fire".


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    The band line-up
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    Flyleaf 2009 (w/ Lacey Sturm)