As summer drew to an end, so did the
outdoor concert season. Fortunately, one
local band made such a large impact at
the Van’s Warped Tour that it is on the
verge of signing with a record label.
Eyes Set To Kill, featuring drummer
Caleb Clifton, won the Warped Tour
Ernie Ball contest in July and caught
the attention of many underground fans
with a four-week tour. Clifton graduated
from Marcos de Niza High School and
joined the band during the summer.
The band signed local filmmaker
Zachary Yoshioka and then worked
closely with representatives of Suburban
Noize Records for their new album.
Eyes Set To Kill has been the number one
unsigned band on Myspace.com in the
post-hardcore genre for months and
credits the website for some of its
“Myspace is like one giant commercial
and we are a band with limited funding,”
Clifton said. “Myspace
really helps us get our music out to
other states. Now people are contacting
us from all over the world telling us
they love our music.”
Yoshioka, a graduate of Corona del Sol
High School, is also the founder of
Ballistic Entertainment, which makes
music videos for bands such as Eyes Set
To Kill, Fort Minor and Kottonmouth
The band capped off their successful
summer season and new record deal with a
DVD release party on Oct. 23.
Other bands that rocked the event
included For the Record, Yellow, The
Vertical and At Least We’re Dreaming.
that it is easier to get our music out
to the world now that we are almost
signed,” Clifton said.
“I really want to go out and bring up a
following of fans that would hopefully
enjoy our music. Playing my instrument
for people is what I enjoy doing best,
and now that is what I get to do.”