Based in Camarillo, California and formed in 1996, Cessation Of Life has been bringing metal fans it’s own brand of "High Velocity Speed Metal" ™ for over 10 years and has grown this band into a noteworthy business. During that time Cessation Of Life has released three studio recordings, one live recording and numerous EP / Demo fan cd’s. The studio and live recordings are entitled "Aggressive by nature... Destructive by choice", "Kill You Again", “Cessation Of Live” and “The Glory Of The World Is Passing” 1998, 2002, 2003, and 2005 respectively. Cessation Of Life is currently writing and recording a new cd, still untitled for mid 2007 featuring all new music.
1998 thru 2006 C.O.L. released several singles on different compilation CD's on five of the seven continents which were carried by Adrenaline Records and Black Light Records to name a few. They are set once again be released on another compilation disc to raise money for the Reese Butler and Hopeline Foundation early in 2007. Since the beginning Cessation Of Life has received regular airtime on several terrestrial and Internet radio stations in the United States, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Argentina, Poland, Italy, Japan, Columbia, Romania, France, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Greece, and Finland as well as fifty CMJ reporting college radio stations. During the 10 plus year venture Cessation Of Life has also capitalized on the Internet with their web site cessationoflife.com and others such as myspace.com, RockDetector.com, Powerslave.com and many more. Cessation Of Life has ventured into satellite radio and has received airtime on XM channel 42 "Liquid Metal". Cessation Of Life has had several TV appearances on shows such as “LA Metal TV” and “Fast Track To Fame TV”.
In 1998 Cessation Of Life put together it’s first U.S. tour. This tour started in Los Angeles CA, and encompassed several cities including Phoenix AZ, Denver CO, Salt Lake City UT, & finished in Rapid City SD to headline the 1998 "Monsters Of Mosh" festival. In 1999 Cessation Of Life embarked on their second U.S. tour starting in Hollywood CA and returning to cities such as Phoenix AZ, Salt Lake City UT, and Rapid City SD, while adding some new cities like Des Moines IA, St. Paul MN, Minneapolis, MN and Fargo ND. In 2000 C.O.L. embarked on their third U.S. tour adding major festivals in Ventura CA, Minneapolis MN, Des Moines IA, Milwaukee WI (Metalfest), St. Paul MN, Rapid City SD, Hollywood CA, & San Bernardino CA (November to Dismember Metalfest). In 2002 Cessation Of Life embarked on their fourth U.S. tour hitting many major festivals and cities across the U.S. starting in Ventura CA, and ending back in Hollywood CA. In 2003 Cessation Of Life pushed their efforts in California playing shows throughout the state while concentrating on the Los Angeles and Bay areas. Through this effort they won the LA Rock City News “Rockies Award” for “Best Metal Band”. In 2004 Cessation Of Life spent time writing a new CD and performed at the LA Gates Of Metal II and the Seattle Metal Fest as well as numerous Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco appearances. These shows were promoted in print (magazines and newspapers) as well as radio and television.
2005 brought Cessation Of Life to the next level as they started working with Foley Entertainment Inc. Through Foley Entertainment, Cessation Of Life ran two college radio campaigns on CMJ reporting radio stations in the U.S.. 2005 also brought the latest CD entitled “The Glory Of The World Is Passing”. This CD was completed with Grammy Winning producer John Seymour, was recorded in New York and was released in July 2005. Since the release of “The Glory Of The World Is Passing” Cessation Of Life has been seeing extreme numbers on their website. At times averaging over 7,000 visitors a day and over 10,000 hits a day. These numbers continue to rise.
In all Cessation Of Life has completed 6 U.S. tours and opened for many international acts having the work ethics to pull back-to-back shows for extended periods of time, all the while maintaining a professional demeanor.
Some bands they have opened for include Testament, The Haunted, Hirax, Impelliteri, Six Feet Under, Deicide, Hammer Fall, Fire House, Drain STH, Death, Morbid Angel, Galactic Cowboys, and Grip Inc.
Cessation Of Life has also been working very closely with endorsement partners ESP Guitars, Gary Kramer Guitars and RotoSound Strings. In an effort to keep the business growing Cessation Of Life has worked with Metal Maniacs Europe to distribute the “Kill You Again” CD to over 300 of their readers. Cessation Of Life has also been working with regional food banks to raise funds for the cities they perform in. They are very proud of the contributions they have made to the communities of America. Cessation Of Life also works with local Budweiser distributors to secure advertising and banners at venues.
Cessation Of Life has remained in the spotlight and has kept the public's attention through live shows, new music, radio airplay, televised reviews, television commercials, and a massive internet presence with 2005 pulling in nearly 1.1 million visitors and 1.96 million hits from 143 different countries around the world.
2006 closed out with 1,399,074 visitors coming to cessationoflife.com racking up 3,441,415 hits from 158 countries around the world, a significant jump from the previous year.
2007 is seeing Cessation Of Life writing and preparing to record for a mid year CD release. An epic video for the song “Blindsight” is already blistering the eyes of fans worldwide and an all-new global Internet push will all but guarantee the records set in 2006 will be shattered.