yourlastbreath (aka yLb) formed in the winter of 2002. Rob, Eddie, Dan, and Matt started practicing in a friends basement in Santa Fe Springs, California. The recording of a demo 2 weeks after the band's inception helped the band get shows and as a result, quickly gained a small following in the area.
yLb released the Cross My Heart EP in May 2003 on now-defunct Florida label Idle Records, and quickly rose to the top of the then music-giant MP3.com hardcore/metal charts. The EP is now out of print but can be downloaded online at http://www.soundclick.com/yourlastbreath. Later in the year, Mike replaced Dan on bass.
Tough times and member changes plagued the band, and as a result spent the majority of 2004 trying to keep its line-up solid. After a rotating door of 2nd guitarists and seemingly on its last legs, yLb finally found itself another guitarist named Kevin, and began trying to pick up the pieces that had fallen out of place.
In the Fall of 2004, yLb began work on a new EP. The band entered the studio in December to record 6 brand new songs. The record was titled, We Play For Keeps, mixed & mastered in the new year, and completed in January 2005.
A few of the songs were posted online in February 2005, and caught the attention of Northern California's Twelve Gauge Records, which agreed to put out the EP and a forthcoming record. Saturday March 26th marked a sold-out CD release show for We Play For Keeps in Whittier, CA.
2005 was building up to be a huge year for the band, as they got their first taste of the road, doing several weekend treks and finally, a west coast tour in August with Dear Life and labelmates Heavy Heavy Low Low. The band also played several large events; Jose Fest (Downey, CA), Hadouken Fest (Industry, CA), On The Map Fest (San Jose, CA).
After the August tour, the band took some time off to work on a split CD with longtime friends Countdown. This resulted in an over-abundance of free time and Rob ended up taking over drum duties for Rivalry Records' More To Pride. Working between both band's busy schedules, they completed their 4 songs for the split and began booking a winter tour with Santa Cruz' Arsonists Get All The Girls.
In an unexpected turn of events, yourlastbreath and Twelve Gauge Records severed ties with one another in October 2005. The band was riddled with debt and other problems within the band never seemed to iron themselves out. Instead of continuing on, the band decided to call it quits and the songs that they recorded for the split CD were never released. yourlastbreath played its last show on Saturday November 19, to a sold-out crowd at The Red Cross in Whittier, California.
Members of yourlastbreath went on to form Tiefighter and Adoration.
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