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Autumns Eyes is a one man metal band for fans of Halloween and horror movies. Since the band’s inception in 1999, sole member Daniel Mitchell has seamlessly woven inspiration from the darker side of creativity ranging from Tim Burton to Type O Negative. What began as a hobby recording music on a four track tape recorder, has progressed into a full time career. With almost a dozen albums under his belt, Daniel continues to feed the underground metal community with his unique brand of Halloween inspired sonic therapy.

Despite garnering critical success, and even being named the best band in Connecticut by an independent metal website, the focus of Autumns Eyes has always remained distant from any commercial spotlight. Though, Mitchell’s passion for music is never far from sight, as seen in 2011 when he produced a tribute album with MetalUnderground.com for the late god of doom and gloom, Peter Steele. “All For None, None For All: A Tribute to Peter Steele” featured a collection of twelve metal bands including Autumns Eyes, who paid homage to the Type O Negative frontman.

With music being the heart of this project, fans have proven to be the blood which pumps throughout its ever expanding audience. Showing their support via letters, photos, artwork, and social media, fans have continued to reinforce the solo metal band over the years. They even helped fund a successful Kickstarter campaign to help distribute Autumns Eyes music into more retailers worldwide.

The future of Autumns Eyes remains intact, and with Daniel having earned endorsements from companies like BC Rich and Steve Clayton, the band continues to progress and evolve. Halloween and horror movies hold a special place in the world of heavy metal, and Autumns Eyes continues to remind those with a taste for darkness just how much fun it can be to live in the shadows.

About Autumns Eyes

Musical Inspiration

AC/DC, Air, Al Di Meola, Alice In Chains, Anathema, Aphex Twin, Arcturus, At The Gates, The Beatles, Billy Joel, The Birthday Massacre, CKY, Corrosion of Conformity, Cradle of Filth, CRAFT, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Cure, Daft Punk, Danny Elfman, David Bowie, Deadsy, Deftones, Diabolical Masquerade, Dimmu Borgir, Dire Straits, Donald Fagen, The Doors, Dr Dre, Dream Theater, Electric Light Orchestra, Elliot Goldenthal, Elton John, Enigma, Enya, Faith No More, Fear Factory, Fleetwood Mac, Genesis, Goblin, Gorillaz, Graeme Revell, Guns N’ Roses, Hans Zimmer, Harry Connick Jr, Heart, Helmet, Herb Alpert, Herbie Hancock, Hole, Howard Shore, Huey Lewis & The News, Ice Cube, In Flames, Incubus, Iron Maiden, Jay-Z, The Jesus Lizard, King Diamond, Kyuss, Led Zeppelin, Mastodon, Melvins, Meshuggah, Metallica, Moonspell, Mr Bungle, My Dying Bride, Neil Diamond, Neil Young, Neurosis, Nevermore, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Norah Jones, Opeth, Outkast, Pantera, Paul Simon, Pearl Jam, Peter Frampton, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Phish, Pink Floyd, Primus, The Prodigy, Queen, Queens of the Stone Age, Rage Against The Machine, Rammstein, Rancid, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Robert Miles, Rush, Satyricon, Sepultura, The Smashing Pumpkins, Snapcase, Soilwork, Soundgarden, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Stevie Wonder, Stone Temple Pilots, Tangerine Dream, Tears For Fears, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Tom Waits, Tool, Tori Amos, Type O Negative, Van Halen, Weezer, The White Stripes, White Zombie, Wojciech Kilar, Wu-Tang Clan, Wumpscut, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, ZZ Top

Visual Inspiration

The Lord of the Rings, The Dark Knight, The Crow, Interview With the Vampire, Halloween, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Friday the 13th, The Virgin Suicides, Beetlejuice, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Sleepy Hollow, Interstellar, Let the Right One In, The Ring, The Cell, Edward Scissorhands, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Candyman, The Exorcist, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Babadook, The Thing, Evil Dead II, Jaws, The Others, Bram Stokers Dracula, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Blair Witch Project, An American Werewolf in London, Casino, Goodfellas, Back to the Future, I Spit On Your Grave, Piranha, Trick ‘r Treat

Favorite Albums

Type O Negative – October Rust
Anathema – Eternity
Mr. Bungle – California
Satyricon – Now, Diabolical
In Flames – The Jester Race
Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
My Dying Bride – Like Gods Of The Sun
Faith No More – The Real Thing
Cradle of Filth – Cruelty and the Beast
Dimmu Borgir – Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
Moonspell – Irreligious
Pantera – Far Beyond Driven
Soilwork – Natural Born Chaos