Artist To Watch: Atom Eve Eclipse

Richmond, VA-based @AtomEveEclipse is a veteran rock quartet who has entertained crowds for nearly 22 years. The group consists of Chip Barden, Hoagy Carmichael, JBL III, and Clay Arey. The band’s sound is self-described as a hybrid that consists of equal, yet different contributions by each band member based on their own influences. When listening to Atom Eve Eclipse’s tracks, there is definitely a solid fusion of classic rock, grunge, and metal. Together since the 1990s, it is a formula that has clearly worked for them and moving forward in their careers, they obviously should not change a thing.

Courtesy of their ReverbNation page, Atom Eve Eclipse specifically names Metallica, Rush, Deep Purple, and Alice In Chains as groups they sound like. Also at their ReverbNation page, the group has an array of their music on display. “Sacrifice” is a tune that truly within that brilliant fusion of classic and modern metal. “Unstrung” is another song that has a throwback vibe to the 1970s but would be a fit even on today’s rock radio stations. Other great tracks from the band include “Not My Day” and “Quake”. These tracks are on the group’s full-length albums, available at and other online retailers.

It may concern some music lovers why Atom Eve Eclipse doesn’t have the fame and spotlight to match their high-standard musical chops. Although not entirely the case, most record company executives are those who are businesspeople first and music enthusiasts second. With major labels, sometimes those businesspeople are right and songs and artists take off and sometimes those suits are wrong and those acts do not go far. Atom Eve Eclipse is under independent EyeSphere Productions and seem quite happy where they are after two decades as a group. In perspective, that is ultimately what matters. Nowadays, artists can remain centralized and still reach listeners from all over the world. The group has embraced the technology and now it is time for music lovers to find out what they are all about.


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