Mutiny Within is an American heavy metal band from Edison, New Jersey. The band was formed in 2002 by bassist Andrew Jacobs at the base to make covers of the famous melodic death metal band Children of Bodom. Since its creation, the group will change members frequently before arriving at the current composition. Andrew's brother, Brandon Jacobs, joins the band with drummer Bill Fore and keyboardist Drew Stavola. In 2010, the band signed a contract for their first self-titled album and an international tour with the Roadrunner Records label.
In its early days, the group made several training and name changes. Jacobs recruits his little brother, Brandon Jacobs, to play rhythm guitar, as well as drummer Bill Fore, and keyboardist Drew Stavola. While searching for a singer, the group made contact with Chris Clancy, residing in England, after a performance he posted on YouTube. Clancy will come to the United States to focus on the band. The last member, Daniel Bage, will also leave England after being contacted by Clancy to record some solo guitar pieces. In 2010, Mutiny Within released his first self-titled album, Roadrunner Records>. Their song Born to Win became the theme of wrestler Evan Bourne throughout his WWE career (between 2008 and 2014). Roadrunner Records publishes a demo of their song Awake for the annual compilation Assault (2009). The song Awake is then released for Roadrunner subscribers on iTunes. They also record a song called The End for the EP God of War: Blood and Metal, published by Roadrunner Records.
The band toured North America in the summer with Soilwork and Death Angel between July 14 and October 15, 2010. They broke up with drummer Bill Fore a few months after the release of their first album. Bill Fore will play with former Black Market guitarist Hero and instrumentist Angel Vivaldi. He is temporarily replaced by Chad Anthony, 25, also from New Jersey. Anthony learns all the songs in two weeks to prepare for their North American tour with Soilwork and Death Angel. They announced on September 20, 2010 the cancellation of their tour with Nevermore to audition and recruit a new drummer. On October 5, 2010, they announced the cancellation of their tour with Scar Symmetry and Epica, to focus on their second album and find a new drummer.
On February 23, 2011, the group announces its separation with Roadrunner Records. They publish a 32-second trailer of their second album on YouTube. Although unofficial, Chad Anthony is listed on the band's MySpace page as a drummer. Chris Clancy announced his departure on June 20, 2011 for financial reasons, and Drew Stavola would have left the group well before. On October 11, 2011, the group announced on Facebook a break indefinite because lack of singer. During this break, Andrew Jacobs formed the band Vext with singer Tommy Vext, Bill Fore and guitarist Angel Vivaldi.