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Brisbane, Australia (1999 – present)

The Butterfly Effect are a hard rock band from Brisbane, Australia, formed in 1999. Since February 2002 the band has toured Australia and Europe extensively, and have performed over 800 times both locally and overseas as a headlining act. The band have performed at all major rock festivals in Australia including Big Day Out, Homebake, Livid and Falls Festival.

Their first EP, The Butterfly Effect (EP), was released in 2001, and charted well on the ARIA Independent charts. This first release, featuring the Triple J single “take me away”, was more “nu-metal” than later recordings although contained much of what was to become their signature soundscapes. They followed this with the critically-acclaimed Begins Here, released on 3 August 2003. The album peaked at No. 23 in Australia, reaching gold sales accreditation by mid-2006. It produced the minor hit Always, and attracted considerable critical acclaim

On 17 June 2006, the album Imago was released, with a move towards progressive rock and a less heavy sound. It was produced in Los Angeles by Joe Barresi, who had just produced Tool’s “10,000 Days” album. The album was commercially successful, being featured on national radio station Triple J, peaking at No. 2 in Australia in its first week and attaining gold sales accreditation just nine weeks later. The single A Slow Descent also peaked at No. 9 on the singles charts.


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  • Sanity_Theorist

    Imago is basically the Australian Submersed, hehe

    24 Mar 6:25pm Reply
  • wreath5

    If you like TBE, you should check out [wreath] and their latest EP 'Embers'!

    23 Mar 7:24am Reply
  • IG0tErection

    A.D. A.D .A.D .A.D .A.D. A.D. A.D. A.D. A.D. A.D.

    28 Dec 2014 Reply
  • StoatBox

    I'm digging the new single. Good stuff.

    21 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    New guy is pretty good, but they sound like an entirely different band now...think a name switch wouldn't have divided their fanbase so much.

    1 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Nobodylikesyou

    New band photo, vote up.

    17 Oct 2013 Reply
  • ponedilok

    They didn't wait for October. New guy is Paul Galagher. Check out some info and new track here -- sounds different, but still okay.

    18 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ponedilok

    >what are the odds of these guys getting a new vocalist? Would they likely break up and form under a new name? They have already found new guy. Will be announced in October, I believe.

    12 Sep 2013 Reply
  • colourofsleep

    They're back!

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
  • darkestinsanity

    immaculate! I heard these guys for the first time back in 2006, and to this day I can still listen to them on repeat without getting tired of their amazing music. <3

    19 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    So I haven't been following this band much and only bought a CD at long last recently....what are the odds of these guys getting a new vocalist? Would they likely break up and form under a new name?

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • tomekmdebski

    The amount of recognition these guys get is incomparable to the (high) quality of their music.

    3 Aug 2013 Reply
  • comastar

    I miss these guys!

    1 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Shav-LVIV

    Первые альбомы более крутые, драйвовые, ню метал даже есть. Дальше они играли более качественно, но тягучее звучание тяжело слушать. Always вставила!

    29 Mar 2013 Reply
  • NuMetalNewMetal

    Great band

    26 Sep 2012 Reply
  • J2326

    Facebook Post from a few days ago - DVD Update "Hi all! Clint and Myself spent last week in Melbourne piecing together the final edits of the Palais show we filmed on the EFFECTED tour. It looks amazing - could be the spectacular venue OR the new shirt I wore for the shoot ;) This week we embark upon the epic task of compiling the story of TBE from 12 years of footage and memories that we all have collected! We are working full steam ahead to put this together and are hoping to have it finished in early October! We will keep you posted on the progress in the coming weeks." Can't Fucking wait for this!!!! =)

    18 Jul 2012 Reply
  • 616thirteen

    fuck forgot how much i loved these guys! song just came on my itunes n i shivered! his voice is amazing!! havnt heard much since Imago but that album has NO fault =) ...616=13...

    17 Jul 2012 Reply
  • sarmientofer88

    One of the all time favorite bands ever!

    17 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Sherlock_Bones

    Apparently, in the original directors-cut, just as he's burning his books at the end, the fat kid says "Oh dude, you just got punk'd! I've been slipping these Romanian pills in your food for the past 3 weeks".

    5 Jul 2012 Reply
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