Prog metal with a twist from Londoners. One of them is called Pinkie. But they look pretty hard so we wouldn’t laugh
Other Eyes Wise was founded at the end of 2010, by Jonas Hellborg, Simon Jones and Craig Corcozza, and was initially a rock band.
Other Eyes Wise started doing gigs in the London area in 2011 in such venues as: Hope & Anchor, Barfly and Camden Proud.
The sound of the band evolved over the next few months to a more heavy but melodic sound, focusing on grooves and clean vocals.
By the end of 2011 they had entered the studio (Fortress Studios, London) and recorded a 3 song E.P. – “Fortress Demos” Next, Other Eyes Wise kept working on their sound and songwriting, and by the end of 2012 Other Eyes Wise the band made some drastic changes to their sound, like going from 6 string guitars to 7 strings and baritones, going even heavier, still pushing for a strong groove and solid melodic presence.
During this phase, the band had some lineup changes, with Simon and Jonas staying as the original members of the band. At the beginning of 2013 they had decided it was time to get the debut album recorded.
It just so happened that Simon had made some contacts with some guys who had worked in the world famous SARM Studios (hosting the likes of Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, The Police, Pharrell Williams, Band Aid and many more), one in particular contact Edd Hartwell (The Prodigy, Jeff Beck, Robbie Williams) was very interested in getting involved with recording the album. Within a month, and after lots of talking, Other Eyes Wise found themselves booked into SARM studio 1 to start recording their debut album.
As the band started their own promotion of the album, they got in contact with Wormholedeath and RealSound Studios, and early 2014 the band signed a 2 album deal with Wormholedeath. During this time, there were some further lineup changes, and Coop, Simon’s old childhood friend, and Pinkie, joined the band in early 2014. The band had by early 2014 also already been back in the studio, this time RealSound Studios in Parma, Italy, to record their second album, titled “Chapters.”