Feeding Affliction hails from Syracuse, NY and was formed in early 2007. The band was started by guitarist Matthew Bushey after he had enough of the monotonous, cover band-laden local scene and wanted to create something fresh and sonically assaulting. After hearing lead vocalist Eric Johnson perform a song by Tool at a local karaoke club, he knew he had found his frontman. He teamed up with longtime friend and drummer Oscar Bohne and set out to create a sound that would open up the eyes and ears of everyone expressing apathy towards a dying original music scene.
After months of vigorous writing and practice, and a handful of small gigs, the band decided to part ways with their original bassist due to personal and musical differences. Moving forward, Feeding Affliction set out to find another bass player who shared the same passion for creating something exciting and original.
It wasn't until bassist Jason Isbell was introduced to the group through a mutual friend that everything turned around. Considered a saving grace for Feeding Affliction, Jason gave the band a whole new life and energy, something that had been missing for quite some time.
The band continued booking more shows, landing supporting slots for national recording artists Rev Theory, Smile Empty Soul, Soil, Stemm, Flaw, Adema, Il Nino and Saving Abel.
Finally feeling as if they had caught their stride, the band once again entered the recording studio in December of 2009. The final result is electrifying, mixing the aggressiveness of artists like Tool and Killswitch Engage, with the atmosphere of Deftones and the melodic soaring choruses of artists like Incubus, Breaking Benjamin and Staind, Feeding Affliction has proven they will not fade quietly into an industry of cookie-cutter pop artists and washed-up cover bands. They will be loud, outspoken, and determined. They WILL be heard. Will you be ready?