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HISTORY OF THE TWILIGHT GARDEN:

2007 AND EARLIER
 
Todd Loomis played various roles in early projects including song writer, lyricist, vocalist, keyboardist, guitarist, or a combination thereof. Bands include: The Trucelent, Spiderhead, Removed, Decanonized, The Farthest Shore, and Velvet Acid Christ. During his time with Decanonized, Todd attended and graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver with a degree as a Bachelor of Music, emphasizing in music engineering. While at the university, he studied music history, theory, composition, and piano performance - all in addition to his main focus, music engineering. In 2005, Todd met and began working with Bryan Erickson of Velvet Acid Christ. He was a member from 2005 through the end of 2009, having worked on the following material: 1) remix on the reissue of "Calling of the Dead" - VAC LP, 2) "Lust for Blood" - VAC LP, 3) "wound single" from the VAC LP - (figurehead cover), 4) VAC remix for Emily Autumn's "dead is the new alive", 5) VAC remix for Brain Leisure's "resistance", 6) VAC remix for Darker Days Tomorrow's "zeitgeist", 7) VAC remix for Mortiis's "gibber", 8) Last "Toxic Coma" LP (VAC side project), 9) "The Art of Breaking Apart" - VAC LP, 10) "Caustic Disco" single from the VAC LP.

2008-2010:
The Twilight Garden began in 2008 as a solo project by Todd Loomis while still a member in the electro industrial act Velvet Acid Christ. Todd completed the entire album "a world we pretend" while also working with Velvet Acid Christ on "The Art of Breaking Apart". Unfortunately, at the very end of 2009, Todd and Bryan Erickson of Velvet Acid Christ had a falling out. They would ultimately not speak to each other again until mid 2012. In early 2010, The Twilight Garden's debut album entitled "a world we pretend" was released on Projekt Records. It received mainly good reviews and opened doors for The Twilight Garden with DJ support and club play. During the summer of 2010, Twilight Garden was invited to play the Projektfest 2010 in Philadelphia. A tour of the northeast United States was booked.
2010 (summer - TOURING) - Lineup:
Todd Loomis - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Patrick Hogan - Keyboards, Bass
Chris Kutz - Drums

2011-2012:
In early 2011, Todd began working on the songs for what would become the 2nd full length album for The Twilight Garden. The new album "Hope" would ultimately take over a year to complete. During that time, The Twilight Garden signed with Metropolis Records. "Hope" was released on November 27th, 2012. Reviews were generally positive, and the buzz for the album helped push Todd Loomis to consider touring again. When The Twilight Garden signed with Metropolis (summer 2012), Bryan Erickson of Velvet Acid Christ heard about it through various channels, and called Todd on the phone to congratulate him. After speaking a while, they both realized that neither of them really cared anymore about what they had been fighting about in 2009, and that they still had much in common. They quickly made amends. This would ultimately lead to a reconctructed friendship - and later, touring together.

2013 (Springtime - TOURING):
In the Spring of 2013, Todd teamed up again with Bryan Erickson of Velvet Acid Christ, and both bands toured the west half of the United States together - Lineups as follows:
The Twilight Garden:
Todd Loomis - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
Bryan Erickson - Keyboards
Chris Kutz - Drums
Velvet Acid Christ:
Bryan Erickson - Vocals
Todd Loomis - Guitars, Keyboards
Steve Bird - Keyboards
In addition to performing as drummer for TTG, Chris Kutz also did sound mixing for Velvet Acid Christ live. Dave Rollins was enlisted as well to sell merchandise for both bands and to help move equipment.

2013 (Summer - TOURING):
The Twilight Garden and Velvet Acid Christ both performed live at the Wave Gotik Treffen 2013 festival in Leipzig, Germany. Lineup:
The Twilight Garden
Todd Loomis - Vocals, Guitars
Bryan Erickson - Keyboards
Chris Kutz - Drums
Velvet Acid Christ
Bryan Erickson - Vocals
Todd Loomis - Keyboards/Guitars
Chris Kutz - Keyboards

2013 (Early Autumn - TOURING):
Feeling a need for improvement to the live show, Bryan Erickson and Todd Loomis invested into a lighting rig that would allow for customized lighting for each song. Also, due to life issues Chris Kutz could not join us live - so the new lineup became:
The Twilight Garden:
Todd Loomis - Vocals, Keyboards, Guitars
Bryan Erickson - Keyboards
Velvet Acid Christ
Bryan Erickson - Vocals, Keyboards
Todd Loomis - Keyboards, Guitars
For this tour, Jeramiah Saint was enlisted to do live sound. Jeramiah is also a musician/writer/artist. Check out his stuff HERE! In addition, David Rollins joined us again to assist with selling merchandise.

2013 (Mid Autumn - TOURING):
Jeramiah Saint was unable to tour with us again for the 2nd part of the Autumn tours, so Christof Krztov was enlisted to help.
The Twilight Garden:
Todd Loomis - Vocals, Keyboards, Guitars
Bryan Erickson - Keyboards
Velvet Acid Christ
Bryan Erickson - Vocals, Keyboards
Todd Loomis - Keyboards, Guitars
Christof Krztov - Keyboards

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