|Origin||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Genres||Rock, indie, punk|
Per Capita Records
The band formed in 2001 when Vocalist Jeff Darr returned from Europe and met Drummer Tom Chambers and Bassist Steve Kitabjian through mutual friends. Guitarist Stevie D. finalized the lineup after he felt a calling to the band because both the group's members and music had similar feel to his own struggles and hardship.
Their debut album, De-Evolution, intended to be released on April 6, 2004 under Arista Records, was never formally released due to financial difficulties; however, their song "Crash and Burn" was featured in the EA game Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 and their song "Go Your Way" was officially released as a single on January 19, 2004.
After not getting their debut album formally on the market and getting released from Arista Records, members Stevie D. and Tom Chambers left the band. Stevie D. reformed the band Buckcherry with long time friend Josh Todd and Tom Chambers left due to differences between him and Jeff Darr.
Rikki Lixx (Richard Thomas) took over on Guitar for Stevie D. With Rikki Lixx they released a few non-album singles on their Myspace such as "What Else"; (However they can no longer be found on their website).
Rikki Lixx left Automatic Black that year to join Rev Theory. He was then replaced by Mark Biondi.
The band has been on an unofficial hiatus as of 2011, however in 2013 they released the previously mentioned fan favorite "Crash and Burn" on their Myspace page.
April 6, 2004: De-Evolution
September 2008 - September 1, 2009: Automatic Black