In August 2002, As Cities Burn was forged from the remnants of several local south Louisiana bands. The band quickly became known and recognized on the Baton Rouge scene for their passionate and energetic live show. Word about the band spread rampantly while As Cities Burn began to play shows throughout all of Louisiana, gaining an extremely loyal following. In October of 2002, the band released a five song EP selling over 1,000 copies. With new material and the further success of the band, As Cities Burn released their second EP in June of 2003 duplicating and surpassing the success of the first. With the addition of a new drummer, the summer of 2003 saw the completed band dropping out of college indefinitely. Each traded in their jobs and time with their girlfriends for a life in a van, in order to focus on spending as much time on the road as possible.
As Cities Burn began to tour full time in September of 2003. By February 2004 the band had covered the entire nation, playing nearly 100 shows in 6 months. The band played over 250 shows in 2004 - without ANY label support. Now poised with their debut full-length, "Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest," As Cities Burn are carving a name for themselves through undying devotion to life on the road and to each other.
On June 10, 2006, the band announced the end of As Cities Burn, but in early July--after an outpouring of support from fans--decided to remain together. The band's final concert was to be on August 19, 2006, soon afterwards the band decided they would remain together and record a new album.
ACB's screamer, TJ, moved several hours away from the rest of the band to be with his new wife, and he was unable to continue to pursue a career in the band. Guitarist Cody, who had sung the clean vocals previously, took over vocals entirely. On August 14th, 2007, As Cities Burn released their second album, Come Now, Sleep.