Behold! the Unseen
Instrumentation Adam Lee Rosenfeld - vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, mandolin Bethany Joy Rosenfeld - bass, vocals Esther Ridings - keys, guitars, vocals Danny McCoy - electric guitar, vocals Joel Christian Hilsden - drums, vocals Biography Formerly named 'Gospel Zombie', The Pit That Became a Tower began as a bedroom lo-fi 4-track outlet for the songs of Adam Lee Rosenfed, circa 2000. Born in Israel and raised in Cincinnati, OH, Adam was raised on junk food, video games, comic books, skateboards, and the songs of bands like Dinosaur Jr., The Cure, and The Dead Milkmen. Throughout life, Adam has been challenged by the concept of mediocrity - and early on in life he considered it to be a nemesis. If it was writing songs or practicing kickflips - there was a method and a meaning - he wanted to change the world. Upon returning to Israel in 1991, the desire to see cultural change only grew stronger within him, leading him to his first band, Mutant John, in 1999. Since then and until now, Adam has played in a number of bands (Man Alive, My Name Is Nobody, and more), and started the label/distribution Men Of Israel in Jerusalem. In 2001, he also married his bandmate Bethany, and they live and create music in Jerusalem, along with their two children. Over the years, Man Alive drummer and sound engineer Joel Hilsden joined TPTBAT and helped forge their sound of powerful rock anthems with multiple harmonies. Today, Bethany's sister Esther has joined on keyboard and vocals - furthering the development of vocal harmonies in the band, and Danny McCoy has been adding textures on lead guitar. In 2001, the first Gospel Zombie appearance came in the form of a spot on the second Velvet Blue Music unisgned bands compilation. In 2003, Gospel Zombie released a split EP with New Jersey neo-folk artist Jai Agnish. In 2004, the name was changed to The Pit That Became a Tower, and there were three more compilation appearances, including a spot on an Israeli major label release, and the coveted first track on Deep Elm's acclaimed 'This Is Indie Rock' compilation (the song, 'I Must Save the President', was licensed to MTV). In the summer of 2005 (July 7th for Israel, Aug. 7th internationally), the debut album by The Pit That Became a Tower, 'Behold! The Unseen', will be released on Men Of Israel Records. Discography Full-lengths: 'Behold! The Unseen' - Men Of Israel Records 2005 EPs: 'Our Split EP' (w/Jai Agnish) - Men Of Israel 2003 Compilations: 'Scene But Not Herd' - Velvet Blue Music 2001 'Do...whatchalike?' - Beikoku Ongaku 2004 'Inside Looking Out' - Audio Collage/NMC 2004 'This Is Indie Rock Vol. 1' - Deep Elm 2004.