| 2005–2012, 2017–present|
El Shaddai (Australia)
Corpus Christi, Haste the Day, Project 86, With Blood Comes Beauty
Andy "Dozer" Atkins
Ryan Blake Martin
Nashville, Tennessee, United States (2005)
Andy Atkins, Aaron Eckermann, Lyle Paschal, Tyler Wilson
Metalcore, Deathcore, Christian metal, Heavy metal, Melodic metalcore
The Marriage of Heaven a, The Life & Death of A Plea for P, A Critique of Mind and Thou, Depravity, Quick Is the Word - Steady Is
A Plea for Purging was a Christian metalcore band based out of Nashville, Tennessee. During their time active, they released four full-length albums on Facedown Records and two EPs. Their final release, The Life & Death of A Plea for Purging, reached #24 on the US Billboard Rock Albums chart and #11 on the Heatseekers chart. Guitarist Blake Martin played on Project 86's record, Wait for the Siren and was a touring member for Haste the Day. Drummer Aaron Eckermann was a touring member for Corpus Christi. Vocalist Andy Atkins was featured on The Crimson Armada's song "Composed of Stone", from their album Conviction.
In 2005, Blake Martin (Lead Guitar) and John Wand (Bass) recruited Justin Lewis (Vocals), Aaron Eckermann (Drums), and Lyle Paschal (Rhythm Guitar) to join their band, which they had originally called Silas. They later changed it to A Plea for Purging. The band recorded a self-titled EP with this line up, and soon after Justin Lewis quit the band.
The band then asked Andy Atkins (ex-With Blood Comes Beauty) to join the band. The band recorded an EP before signing to Facedown Records. Their Facedown debut was A Critique of Mind and Thought, with this line up, before guitarist Lyle Paschal quit.
In 2008, the band then recruited guitarist Tyler Wilson, and recorded the albums, Depravity and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. In 2010, Wilson left, and the band continued on as a quartet. They played on the Haste the Day final tour, along with Mychildren Mybride and The Chariot.
The band announced they would disband in 2012, and recorded an album titled, The Life & Death of A Plea for Purging.
The Quit Your Band and Get A Job Tour alongside As Hell Retreats took place from August 10 to September 8 of 2012, culminating with a final show in A Plea for Purging's hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. This was the last for both A Plea for Purging and As Hell Retreats, with both bands disbanding following the tour. The band, along with several others, are reuniting for Facedown Fest 2017.Final line-up
Amos Andrew "Andy" Atkins - vocals (2006-2012, 2017-present)
Blake Martin - lead guitar (2005-2012, 2017-present)
John Wand - bass (2005-2012, 2017-present)
Aaron Eckermann - drums (2005-2012, 2017-present)
Justin Lewis - vocals (2005-2006)
Lyle Paschal - rhythm guitar (2005-2008)
Tyler Wilson - rhythm guitar (2008-2010)
A Plea For Purging (2006)
Quick Is the Word; Steady is the Action (2007)
Heart of a Child/Fat Pride (7") (2011)
"Shiver" (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell)
"The Eternal Female" (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell)
"Heart of a Child" (The Life & Death of A Plea for Purging)
"The Life" (The Life & Death of A Plea for Purging)
The Eternal FemaleThe Marriage of Heaven and Hell · 2010A Plea for Purging Wikipedia
Heart Of A ChildThe Life & Death of A Plea for Purging · 2011
Room for the DeadThe Life & Death of A Plea for Purging · 2011