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Friday, May 18, 2007

The Butterfly Effect - Brisbane Rocks!!!

Butterfly-effect-004The band from Brisbane, Australia, released their self-titled debut EP in 2001. It was well-promoted on Triple J which led to wider recognition for the band country-wide. In 2002 they toured constantly, with airplay and EP sales both continuing to increase, the latter eventually exceeding 10,000 copies.
By mid 2002 the EP had topped the independent charts and remained in the top 20 for almost a year. The single from the EP "Take It Away" was picked up by government-funded radio station Triple J as the "Unsigned Find" of 2002. As a result of this, the band began partnerships with Roadshow Music and Rough Cut Publishing.In November 2002 the band released "Crave", the first single from their debut album. It debuted on the ARIA Charts at #59 and also achieved #1 on the independent charts.
The Butterfly Effect spent November 2002 to March 2003 recording their debut album, Begins Here, at Modern Music Studios in Brisbane, Australia. The album was released in Australia on August 4, 2003. It debuted at #24 on the ARIA Charts and again topped the independent charts. It remained in the charts for 56 weeks in total. To date, it has sold over 30,000 copies.
Distribution deals saw the album being released by RSK in the UK, Sony in Germany, Suburban in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The band started to garner attention in Europe, with mentions in several media including Metal Hammer, Rock Sound, Classic Rock, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer Germany and Aardshock. In August 2004 the band did a six week tour through Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, the Netherlands and the UK. From September to November The Butterfly Effect played 32 shows in 40 days. The Butterfly Effect002Album sales have now exceeded 10,000 units in the UK and Europe, and the band has also had some success in South Africa.
During 2005 the band recorded a new single titled "Phoenix". The single was released during September, and a film clip was also made. During October and November the band toured Australia, playing some material from their forthcoming second album, Imago, which was released in Australia during July 2006.


The Butterfly Effect - Brisbane 2006

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