Drain the Lake spawned from the mind of 2 metal guitarists, who began writing riffs last year and needed to unleash them on the world. Armed with an arsenal of face-melting riffs, the two enlisted the help of a drummer with similar influences and ambitions. They began rehearsing and writing after hours in a fish and chip shop. After a while, they found a bassist and things took on a new direction.
Jeff Loomis was the lead guitarist for the ground breaking metal band Nevermore. A player of many influences and styles, Loomis is often seen as one of the world's most talented and gifted metal guitarists. In 2008, he released a solo album entitled 'Zero Order Phase' (Century Media), featuring special guest appearances by fellow guitarists Ron Jarzombek and Pat O'Brien, legendary jazz bassist Michael Manring, and OFZ producer Neil Kernon.
G3 is an almost annual live music show and concert tour featuring three select guitarists of the generation; hence its name. It was created by guitarists Joe Satriani and Steve Vai in 1996. Since its inception G3 has featured many guitarists including: Yngwie Malmsteen, John Petrucci, Robert Fripp, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Uli Jon Roth, Michael Schenker, Adrian Legg, Paul Gilbert and many other special guests, including Steve Lukather, Steve Morse and drummer Mike Portnoy. There are three official live releases of G3:
Sceptic is a Polish death metal band founded in 1994 by Jacek Hiro (ex-Decapitated, Dies Irae, Virgin Snatch). Marcin Urba? (one of the fastest 200 meter sprinters) handled the vocal duties for the first and the third album (Blind Existence, Unbeliever's Script), but is currently a session member due to his sport career. Weronika Zbieg (Totem, Doctrine X) handled the lead vocal duty on the latest album, Internal Complexity. FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sceptic/113605028705418
Action, drama, excitement. Rocking metal music challenged to the limit, and beyond! From the backwoods of Finland, the four gathered together and decided to achieve those goals. With toil, skill and sweat they built For The Imperium. Songwritingship taken to max, fierce playing and unconditional production will serve you right from the first second as you push "play". All you have to do is just jump in and enjoy the ride. After all, we are FTI. We are the truth. www.fortheimperium.com
Pyrexia is an extreme death metal band from New York.In 2001, the entire then-current lineup teamed up with ex-Obituary guitarist Trevor Peres to form Catastrophic. After an album was recorded, Chris Basile (the one constant Pyrexia member throughout their career) left that band, and has since recruited an all-new Pyrexia lineup. A new CD, Cruelty Beyond Submission, featuring eight remastered older tunes and three brand-new ones) was released in 2004.
Aeon of Horus is a progressive/technical death metal band formed in Canberra, Australia in 2006. Their style consists of of fast and heavy technical riffs, blasting drums and powerful growls. Aeon of Horus have released one self titled demo/EP and one full length album entitled, "The Embodiment of Darkness and Light" to positive acclaim. In June 2011 the band announced a new EP entitled EXILE. The EP will feature rerecorded and reinterpreted songs from the band's 2008 release The Embodiment of Darkness and Light as well as new tracks and some remixes.
Dubiously labeled a "Tech metal", or "Math Rock" band, Five Star Prison Cell offer a different and non-conformist approach to songwriting. Brutally heavy, Dark and forboding with the ability to switch time, pace, genre and style at the drop of a hat; Adam, Cam, Mark and Marc take great pleasure in constantly challenging themselves while at the same time serving up a dish of fresh new and always evolving ideas to their unsuspecting but ever growing fan base.
Coma Lies NC are a tech-hardcore/metal band from Newcastle, Australia. They recorded a four-track demo in 2005 before beginning to record their debut EP for Skull and Bones Records in 2006. In 2010, they changed their name band name (Coma Lies to Coma Lies NC), and their vocalist (Liam Christenson to Reece Moon). Current Lineup:
Reece - Vocals
Andy - Guitar
Russ - Bass
Josh - Guitar
Mitta - Drums http://www.myspace.com/comaliesnc