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Originally called MK Ultra, doubleDrive arrived on the music scene in their hometown of Atlanta in 1996. After winning the award for Atlanta’s favorite “metal/extreme band” in 1998, doubleDrive signed a record deal with MCA Records and subsequently released their first studio album, the self-produced 1000 Yard Stare, in August 1999. The single from this album, Tattooed Bruise, rose to #17 on Billboard’s Rock Radio airplay charts

In 2001, doubleDrive began recording a second album with producer John Kurzweg. However, the band subsequently parted with MCA Records and the completed album remained unreleased.

After shopping the album, the band signed with Roadrunner Records and re-entered the studio in 2002 with well-known producer Michael Barbiero to remix part of the album, and to record new songs. The resulting album, Blue in the Face, was released in April 2003. This album yielded a #14 single, the song Imprint. Imprint was also featured on ESPN’s Major League Baseball coverage that same year.

doubleDrive toured extensively in the US and Australia, sharing stages with bands such as Sevendust, Kid Rock, Godsmack, Our Lady Peace, Clutch, Type O Negative, Shinedown, Silverchair, Queensrÿche, Finger Eleven, Megadeth, Seether, Tesla, Stereomud, Revis, 12 Stones, Cold, and many others…

On December 3, 2003, doubleDrive played their final show at the Cotton Club in Atlanta.

Singer Donnie Hamby is now doing DVD work (including Sevendust’s Southside Doublewide Acoustic Live and Next DVDs, a live Edwin McCain DVD, and many others); guitarist Troy McLawhorn now plays with Dark New Day, Evanescence

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  • Creamore

    R E U N I O N! R E U N I O N! Come on boys one more album!

    8 Sep 2012 Reply
  • B_Hammock

    It is a shame when great bands like this break up, they were so much better than the shitty music that gets played on mainstream radio.

    21 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Janjacomo

    yeah you're right.... i don't understand why it didn't work out.

    29 Apr 2011 Reply
  • NeonBlack

    Atlantas fav metal/extreme band? lol

    24 Jan 2011 Reply
  • amatiasgras

    superb!

    12 Jan 2011 Reply
  • lrigcisum

    <3

    12 Jan 2011 Reply
  • FataL1tyMk

    Imprint - это нечто невероятное... just wow.

    6 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Zach216

    I think Blue in the Face is more consistently great but both albums were fantastic. Troy's with Seether and I'm so glad Donnie is doing the Violent Plan thing!

    14 Aug 2009 Reply
  • rRed_Drop

    SUCH a great band...1000 yard stare is front to back AMAZING

    16 Jul 2009 Reply
  • rpj2642

    anybody have window? i heard this song years ago and it is their best. ive been searching for years.

    18 May 2009 Reply
  • Zach216

    Vocalist Donnie Hamby has formed a new group called Violent Plan! Keep checking www.myspace.com/violentplan for updates

    9 Nov 2008 Reply
  • LD_MoD

    not bad

    14 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Fangie

    I can't believe there are so few listeners and plays for this band. They are so good! They need more recognition.

    24 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Zach216

    Froedge put the song Innercom on their myspace page. Pretty cool

    11 Feb 2008 Reply
  • young_nick

    Oh my god. How can I be a Weekly Top Listener, I only listened to them 25 times apparently. That's pretty crap. But damn they deserved more.

    29 Sep 2007 Reply
  • Zach216

    I think horrible promotion and lack of a label push killed them ;)

    26 Sep 2007 Reply
  • BlisteringSheep

    Yet another band that I killed. Sorry about that. I started listening to them before I was aware of my curse. :(

    31 Aug 2007 Reply
  • AutumnSodomy

    Nice sound. I want to hear more though.

    28 Jun 2007 Reply
  • young_nick

    Damnit, There's no working torrents for 1000 Yard Stare. And I can't find it in any shops :S

    22 May 2007 Reply
  • DeDannan

    They were really good. Hey Hey should be much higher in that list.

    2 May 2007 Reply
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