About Hawthorne Heights
Hawthorne Heights is an American pst hardcore band that formed in 2001 in Dayton, Ohio.
Originally the band was a five-piece but rhythm guitarist and unclean backing vocalist Casey Calvert died in 2007.
The band found success with both of their first two albums, their 2004 release, The Silence in Black and White, and their 2006 album, If Only You Were Lonely, both achieving Gold certification. Their second album additionally peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard’s Independent Albums chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200 charts.
They are also well known for their 2006 single Saying Sorry, which reached Gold status and peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. The band’s third album, Fragile Future, was released in 2008.
Hawthorne Heights released their fourth studio album Skeletons in 2010 and it peaked at No. 50 on the Billboard 200. The band’s former label, Victory, released a Hawthorne Heights “greatest hits” album, entitled Midwesterners: The Hits, in November 2010. Shortly afterward, Hawthorne Heights left Wind-up Records to start their own record label, Cardboard Empire. Via this new label, the band released an EP trilogy, beginning with Hate released in August 2011, and followed by Hope released in June 2012.
After signing with Red River Entertainment in 2013, the band postponed the release of the third EP in the trilogy, and released a full length concept album titled Zero in 2013. In September 2015, the band released Hurt, the third EP of the trilogy. The band’s seventh LP, titled Bad Frequencies followed in 2018.