The Panic Division is an American alternative rock band from San Antonio, Texas.

History

The Panic Division was formed by three members of the post-hardcore group Carbon 12 Theory, who added a drummer and keyboardist to their lineup to form the present group. The group moved towards a more electronic, synthpop sound and released their debut, Versus, on The Militia Group, who signed them to a multi-album deal, in November 2005. Several of the songs they had recorded on Carbon 12 Theory's full-length 2003 release, 20 Years Unfold, were re-recorded for the Versus album. The band was named SPIN Band of the Day on November 1, 2005. The group toured extensively behind the record. Drummer James Castillo left the band and was replaced by current drummer Jesse Garcia. Their sophomore effort, Songs from the Glasshouse, was released in 2007, also on Militia. Shortly after the release of the album however, Daniel Stanush left the band, leaving them looking for a replacement. In February 2008 the band announced a hiatus while Colton Holliday completed a solo electronic project.

On New Years Eve 2008, Colton posted a new song called "Easier" on The Panic Division Myspace-page. The song was said to appear on Coltons new solo album but hinted that it could be released as a new Panic Division record.

January 27, 2009, it was announced that The Panic Division had posted the almost entire new record (a 7-song EP) on Myspace, adding that the EP would be released as a digital download via iTunes & Amazon etc on March 1, 2009.

On July 29, 2009, Colton announced a "Panic Division Come-Back Show" to take place on August 29, 2009 at the Scout Bar in San Antonio, TX. It is said that the new "Sleepwalker album will be performed, along with some oldies." New graphics also appeared on the band's MySpace page, potentially indicative of the end of the band's hiatus.

In July 2010, Colton announced that The Panic Division is currently recording a new album and revealed the title of the new album to be "Eternalism" in early 2011. A new song called "Silver Rings" was released in the summer 2011 and was followed with more info during the autumn regarding tracklisting and release date. On December 29th, 2011, Colton revealed that the album will be released on February 7th, 2012. "Eternalism" was released on February 7th, 2012 digitally through Itunes, Bandcamp and Amazon and also as a physical cd.

Members

Current members

Colton Holliday - sole writer, vocals, guitar, bass, electronics / programming,

Octavio Gonzalez (Debut 2012),

Joe Ramos - drums,

Tavis Wilson - bass,

Former members

Carlos Herrera - drums,

James Castillo - drums,

Daniel Stanush - guitar,

Khary Alexander - keyboards (live only),

Jesse Garcia - drums,

Diego Chavez - keyboards / programming,

Michael Morin - bass,

Noe Carmona - guitar