30 Years War were a four-piece post-hardcore/prog-rock band from Mukilteo, Washington. The band consisted of Thomas Erak (lead vocals, guitar), Mike Munro (guitar), Timothy Ward (bass, backup vocals), and Andrew Forsman, (drums).
In early senior year of high school, Thomas and Mike's band Matt Down's Quartet, which had been together since late freshman year, broke up. The two formed a 4-piece with Tim and Andrew and called themselves 30 Years War. The band came up with the name by flipping through a history textbook until they found something suitable (The Fall of Troy would later also use this technique to find a name.)
The band broke up when Mike Munro left, claiming he had too much commitment to school that he could not continue to work with the band. The remaining three would later form The Fall of Troy.
The 30 Years' War: Graham Darby Examines the Nature and Effects of the War That Dominated the First Half of the Seventeenth Century. (the Unpredictable Past)
Sep 01, 2001; For those who wrestle with seventeenth-century Europe there is no more complex topic than the Thirty Years' War. It is also an...