Autumns Eyes is a one man metal band inspired by 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.
"Autumns Eyes are a fantastic example of how metal can still be intriguing without being extreme. With songcraft that seemingly draws from Type O Negative and Prong, this is enchanting traditional metal that fits the season perfectly."
"Ending Life Slowly is absolutely one of the best if not the best gothic metal album released in 2017, and if there’s still somebody who thinks that a good gothic metal is a thing of the past than he/she must give a listen to this magnificent album."