Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Aeschylus was a short-lived, but incredibly powerful and dynamic hardcore band.  They existed from late 2002 to 2004.

They were originally called Aeschylus (Hearts Manifesto) but eventually shortened it to simply Aeschylus.  I remember seeing them at whatever name "The Angle" was going by at the time, as well as a show at The Ethical Humanist Society while they had that name.  I'm not sure what the significance of the original name was. The band was made up of Dancin' Dave Castillo on vocals and is currently a member of Primitive Weapons, Ryan Hebert on Guitar, Cory on Guitar, John on Bass and Lawrence on drums.  Lawrence is a graphic designer now, I'm not sure what happened to the other guys.

They were super talented and they always sounded tight.  The music was spazzy yet structured.  I can't really provide a reference point for what they sounded like.  You need to hear it.

There was supposedly a full-length in the works which never materialized.  I think they had a few new songs on their myspace which seems to be inactive at this point. 

The band was supposed to play a reunion show alongside Satellite Lost and Dearly Departed in 2005 but unfortunately couldn't do it.  They did reunite in 2007 opening at one of the On The Might of Princes reunion shows.

This is their myspace page:

Download their 6 Song Demo:

AESCHYLUS - 6 Song Demo


  1. Man, I have to thank you for this. Pretty amazing blog you have here.

  2. dood, i stumbled on this whilst searching for my old band in vain. i am ryan hebert and i played bass and then guitar. thanks for the props! those were the days!