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Flyleaf Biography


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Birth Place: Belton and Temple, Texas
Years Active: 2000–present
Genres: Alternative Metal, Hard Rock, Alternative Rock, Post-grunge, Nu Metal, Heavy Metal


Flyleaf is an American rock band, formed in the Belton and Temple, Texas regions in 2000. The band has charted on mainstream rock, Christian pop and Christian metal genres. Members include lead vocalist Lacey Sturm, guitarists Jared Hartmann and Sameer Bhattacharya, drummer James Culpepper and bassist Pat Seals.

In 2005, the band recorded their first full-length album with Howard Benson which was released under the title “Flyleaf.” Appearances on the album include Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction and Ryan White of Resident Hero. The first mainstream single from the album was “I'm So Sick,” “Fully Alive” was the second, “All Around Me” the third and “Sorrow” was the fourth. The album went platinum after selling more than one million copies.

Flyleaf released their second album, “Memento Mori,” in November 2009 which debuted and peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. The single, “Again,” reached #3 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.