A Pennsylvania-bred deathcore band with a relentless, ferocious attack, The Last Ten Seconds of Life emerged in 2010 and have since become a major name on the region's underground rock scene with their emotionally intense and physically punishing sound. The group formed in 2010 in Meadville, Pennsylvania, while the members were attending Mansfield University. The original lineup featured Storm Strope on vocals, Wyatt McLaughlin and Casey Quick on guitars, Thomas Giamanco on bass, and Christian Fisher on drums.
Despite the group's heavy sound, the Last Ten Seconds of Life borrowed their name from a Smiths lyric, and within a year of forming, they were touring regularly and had self-released their debut album, Know Your Exits. TLTSOL toured hard in support of the album, and by 2013 they had a new lineup: Quick was out, with McLaughlin handling all the guitar chores, and bassist Giamanco left, with Anthony Madara taking over the low end.
The independent metal label Density Records signed TLTSOL, and their second album, Invivo (Exvivo), appeared in October 2013. As before, the group promoted the album through plenty of live work, and toured with other high-impact metal acts such as I Declare War, Fit for an Autopsy, Thy Art Is Murder, and Kublai Khan. In 2014, the band returned to Atrium Audio in Lancaster, Pennsylvania -- where Invivo (Exvivo) was created -- to begin work on their next album.
When TLTSOL's third album, Soulless Hymns, arrived in January 2015, it quickly became the group's biggest success to date, debuting at number 22 on Billboard's Hard Rock Albums charts and number 14 on the Heatseekers chart. In October 2015, TLTSOL announced that Storm Strope had left the band, and John Robert Centorrino, who had previously sung with My Bitter End, had been recruited to fill in for him during a concert tour later in the year.
The band revealed that Centorrino had officially signed on as their new singer in May 2016, and a few months later, they returned to the studio to work on their next album. The Violent Sound was released in November 2016, and like its predecessor, it immediately jumped into the Heatseekers Chart at number 14. 2019 saw the release of the group's fifth studio long-player, the hard-hitting Machina Non Grata. [Mark Deming, AllMusic]