Crossfade was formed in 1999, originally under the name The Nothing. The band consisted of Ed Sloan on lead guitar and vocals, Mitch James on bass guitar and backing vocals and Brian Geiger on drums. Later that year the band changed their name to Sugardaddy Superstar, after vocalist and DJ Tony Byroads joined the band. The band recorded songs in the "Sugardaddy Studio", a studio lead singer Ed Sloan had built in his garage. The songs eventually attracted the interest of the Los Angeles, California A&R company Taxi (Independent A&R), and HitPredictor co-founder and FG Records/Earshot head Doug Ford which ultimately led to the signing of a record deal with the FG Records/Earshot division of Columbia Records.
In 2002, they changed their name once again, this time to Crossfade. In 2006, James Branham replaced drummer Brian Geiger, who left the group due to stroke affecting the left side of his body. That year the band entered the studio to record two more songs to add to the eight they had recorded in the "Sugardaddy Studio" for their debut album. They released their first album, Crossfade on April 13, 2004. The first single off the album, "Cold" gave the band a lot of mainstream exposure. Two singles followed after that — "So Far Away" in 2004 and "Colors" in 2005. In February 2005 their first album, Crossfade was certified Gold by the RIAA and was certified Platinum six months later. Crossfade had their first radio appearance ("So Far Away") heard on 94.5 the Buzz (Houston, Texas) Cage Match at 10 o'clock p.m. where it competed with a new song every night and won out over the competition for over three weeks. At the time Crossfade's single had been the longest lasting song on the Cage Match since its founding. That year, Tony Byroads left the band to start a family and was not replaced.
After coming off the success from their first album, the band began to write a follow-up. Their second album, Falling Away, released on August 29, 2006. The album spawned three singles, "Invincible", "Drown You Out" and "Already Gone". After releasing the album they needed another guitarist for their upcoming tour. Les Hall, an old friend of Ed Sloan, filled the position. After touring Hall wanted to become an official member of the band if he could take part in the song-writing. Sloan accepted and Les Hall became Crossfade's Lead guitarist and keyboardist. Though their debut album sold over a million copies Falling Away only sold 200,000.
Crossfade is a post-grunge/hard rock band from Columbia, South Carolina.
The group was formed in 1999 with singer and guitarist Ed Sloan, bassist and backing vocalist Mitch James, and drummer Brian Geiger of the power trio The Nothing.
At one point Crossfade was also known as Sugardaddy Superstar.
The band changed its name to Crossfade in 2002, and later added singer and DJ Tony Byroads. Crossfade attracted the interest of the Los Angeles, California A&R company Taxi (Independent A&R), which ultimately led to the signing of a record deal with the Earshot division of Columbia Records.
They were cut from Columbia Records sometime around September 08 and are currently without a label.
Looking back at me I see
That I never really got it right
I never stopped to think of you
I'm always wrapped up in
Things I cannnot win
You are the antidote that gets me by
Like a drug that gets me high
What I really meant to say
Is I'm sorry for the way I am
I never meant to be so cold to you
And I'm sorry about all the lies
Maybe in a different light
You could see me stand on my own again
Cause now i can see
You were the antidote that got me by
Something strong like a drug that got me high
I never meant to be so cold
I never really wanted you to see
The screwed up side of me that I keep
Locked inside of me so deep
It always seems to get to me
I never really wanted you to go
So many things you should have known
I guess for me theres just no hope
I never meant to be so cold