ALETHEIAN is a central Pennsylvania based metal band, formerly know as CRUTCH. Aletheian is the greek word for "truth", and the band bears with them a message of Hope.
CRUTCH was founded in 1997 and became ALETHEIAN in 2003. The name change came when CRUTCH underwent a major transformation acquiring two new members, and made the decision to take the band to the touring level for the first time.
The style and material of the band has not changed with the name. Combining elements of technical, progressive, European, and melodic metal; ALETHEIAN hopes to bring a fresh sound and a positive message to a dark, dry scene.
ALETHEIAN has played festivals such as March Metal Meltdown, MACRoCk, Sick as Sin, Metal Mindrage, Icthus, and Cornerstone Festival as well as with bands such as Cephalic Carnage, Biohazard, Buried Alive, Antithesis, Withered Earth, Disgorge, Zao, Living Sacrifice, Tantrum of the Muse, Underoath, and many others.
Influences included: Death, Cynic, Carcass, Emperor, Extol, Fates Warning, Dream Theater, Meshuggah, At the Gates, etc...