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Background information
Origin Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Genres Emo, post-hardcore, screamo, metalcore
Years active 2004-present
Labels Epitaph, Fearless, Tragic Hero
Members Shawn Milke
Shane Crump
Dennis Lee
Patrick Thompson
Jake Campbell
Jeremy Bryan
Past members Alex Torres
Adam Ferguson
Steven Tomany
Will Anderson
Daniel Magnuson

Alesana (pronounced Alice-Anna) is a emo band formed in Raleigh, North Carolina, in the year 2004.


In June 2005, the band released the first EP, Try This with Your Eyes Closed, with Tragic Hero Records. In June 6, 2006, Alesana released the first album, On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax, this album was reissued on Fearless Records in 2008, next to the first EP. In 2007, the band released the video to the song Ambrosia.

In June 3, 2008, with Fearless, the band released the album Where Myth Fades to Legend. The third studio album, The Emptiness, was released January 26, 2010. The fourth album, A Place Where The Sun Is Silent will released October 19, 2011, with Epitaph Records.


Current members
  • Dennis Lee - screamed vocals (since 2004)
  • Shawn Milke - lead vocals/screams, rhythm guitar, piano/keyboards (since 2004)
  • Patrick Thompson - lead guitar, backing vocals (since 2004)
  • Alex Torres - lead guitar (since 2010)
  • Shane Crump – bass, screamed vocals (2007–2008; since 2008)
  • Jeremy Bryan - drums, backing vocals (since 2005)
Former members
  • Adam Ferguson – rhythm guitar, screamed vocals (2005-2008; 2010)
  • Jake Campbell – lead guitar (2008–2010), bass (2008)
  • Steven Tomany – bass (2004–2007)
  • Will Anderson – drums (2005)
  • Daniel Magnuson – drums (2004–2005)


  • Try This with Your Eyes Closed (EP, 2005)
  • On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax (2006)
  • Where Myth Fades to Legend (2008)
  • The Emptiness (2010)
  • A Place Where The Sun Is Silent (2011)


  • Ambrosia (2007) - directed by Jeremy Jackson
  • Seduction (2008) - directed by Scott Hansen
  • The Thespian (2010) - directed by Stephen Penta

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