Appearing in the '80s with fantastic make-up and progressive music reminiscent of Queensryche, Florida's Crimson Glory made an impact upon the scene with its first two albums.
With personal difficulties and less spectacular results from Strange And Beautiful the band split in 1992. The album was criticized for a new style.
The band's name is taken from the bible, although the band later denied a Christian connection. After much pre-press an album appeared in 1999 although the band seems to have imploded again. Former guitarist Ben Jackson managed to get former singer Midnight to record vocals for 2004 solo release entitled All Over You. Midnight recorded some vocals at Tampa's Morrisound Studios. Singer "Midnight" McDonald again became a former member when he was arrested on January 20th, 2007 in Sarasota, Florida and charged with DUI or drunk driving. Wade Black again stepped in to sing for the band and tour.
In an odd twist, two Crimson Glory vocalists, Midnight and Wade Black, would join each other on their respective bands. Wade Black would sing on Midnight's M2 album in 2007. They would also play joint acoustic shows and perform together with their bands, Midnight Band and Disasterpeace.
Midnight (John Patrick Jr. McDonald) died on Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 from kidney and liver failure. He was 47 years old. The band was consequently asked by ProgPower USA to replace its original headliner on Friday, September 11th in Atlanta, Georgia. Featuring Wade Black on vocals, and several guest singers, the band was also missing bassist Jeff Lords who has to sit out the show for personal reasons. Crimson Glory picked up singer Todd La Torre in the middle of 2010 as the new frontman for the act replacing dead former singer Midnight. The band would play at the Keep It True XIV festival, which would take place April 29-30, 2011 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The band added concert dates for the third segment of its ongoing 25th-anniversary European tour. The shows, named Phoenix Rising, hit Greece in October of 2011.
Singer Todd La Torre completely quit the band in 2013 to focus on the rejigged Queensrÿche. La Torre had joined Queensrÿche in June of 2012 as the replacement for Geoff Tate. The latter was writing an album he claimed was solidly heavy. In 2014, Crimson Glory guitarist Jon Drenning was arrested on April 8th in Sarasota, Florida on charges of conspiracy to purchase cocaine.