Short Abstract:Chad Waldrup, born in North Carolina, is the former bassist, and later the guitarist, for the Post-Hardcore band Hopesfall.In 2001 he started an instrumental musical side project called..Of Sinking Ships. Interested in exploring experimental music, Chad focused on creating music without the sometimes distracting presence of lyrical and vocal content. He went into a studio and recorded his music, playing every instrument himself. From a collection of songs he decided to compile an album, and titled the project "Of Sinking Ships". As Chad's involvement at the time with Hopesfall demanded his full attention, ...Of Sinking Ships remained a side project consisting mainly of CDs sold at shows and occasionally via e-mail.In the summer of 2003, Chad made the difficult decision to leave Hopesfall and pursue a professional opportunity. .