Bayside is a cult.
Hailing from Long Island, NY, Bayside has garnered a rabid underground fanbase through extensive touring and self-promotion. Fronted by lead singer/guitarist Anthony Raneri, the band combines pop sensibility with punk rock ethic. Constantly present are harmonized guitar leads by Raneri and the band's lead guitarist Jack O'Shea, as well as intricate vocal harmonies.
Tragedy struck the band early morning October 31 of 2005 while on tour with label-mates Aiden when their tour van rolled into a ditch off a snowy road. The band's drummer at the time, John "Beatz" Holohan was killed on impact, as well as bass player Nick Ghanbarian suffering from major spinal injuries.Tragedy has remarkably not hindered this band's progress, and they are currently writing and recording the follow-up to their 2008 release, "Shudder". Check out Bayside's Profile