Crossfade is a post-grunge and hard rock American band from Columbia, South Carolina.
The group was formed in 1999 in Columbia, South Carolina by singer and guitarist Ed Sloan, bassist Mitch James and drummer Brian Geiger. For a while the band was called Sugardaddy Superstar. The group is renamed Crossfade in 2002, and later recruits singer and DJ Tony Byroads. Crossfade draws the attention of the Californian company A & R, which will eventually sign a record deal with the Earshot section of Columbia Records.
They record and release their first studio album, the eponymous Crossfade, on April 13, 2004, featuring the hit Cold, as well as Colors and So Far Away. Their latest album, Falling Away, released August 29, 2006, still under Columbia Records, features the songs Invincible, Drown You Out and Already Gone. They leave Columbia Records around September 2008. They then sign with the record company Seven Eleven.
In 2010, they are working on their third album which, after being postponed three times, should be available on June 21, 2011. They plan to publish from time to time new content and demos through their Myspace page. A demo from their new album is published on their Myspace, We All Bleed, as well as their single Killing me Inside and the song that closes the album We All Bleed, Make Me a Believer. In 2011, Crossfade played at Rockapalooza in Jackson, Michigan.
Crossfade plays with Papa Roach and Buckcherry on the Rock Allegiance Tour with Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D., Red, and Drive A.
In January 2012, drummer Mark Castillo announced on Facebook his departure from Crossfade to join the metalcore band Emmure.
The group then enters a long period of inactivity.