Through the Eyes of the Dead are a gore-flick inspired deathcore band from Florence, South Carolina. The band was formed by Justin Longshore in 2003 after the break-up of a previous group, Tell Her I Said Goodbye. Their first full-length album was released in 2005 through Prosthetic Records. Shortly before, every member except for Longshore and Gunnells left, due to their "unwillingness" to tour. The band's influences include Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, and At the Gates.
Their music mainly consists of extremely fast drum patterns, pedaling guitar riffs, and mainly high-pitch screams. Their music gives a rough sound, making them feel raw and brutal. They recently toured with As I Lay Dying, In Flames, Trivium, Gwar, The Chariot, Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, Terror, and Behemoth on the 2006 Sounds of the Underground tour. The band, now signed with Prosthetic Records, released Bloodlust in 2005, and their third album, Malice, was released on August 21, 2007.
In early 2007 (on the day the band was to leave to record Malice), Anthony Gunnells was kicked out of the band because he had been skipping out on practices and, for a time, left the band to become a repo man. He was replaced by ex-Premonitions of War vocalist Nate Johnson. Gunnells joined Augusta, Georgia's By the Sins Fell Angels soon after. However, he was soon kicked out of the group for the same reasons that he was kicked out of Through the eyes of the dead. Rumors have abounded that Gunnells is a "raging alcoholic," and he has not solidly denied that claim. Gunnells was also in the Florence, South Carolina band, The Moultrie Killer for a period of time, but was kicked out of that band as well.