Power of The Riff
With an intent of exposing fans of all ages to brand new underground acts alongside some of the biggest names in the underground metal and hardcore scenes, throughout the past several years, THE POWER OF THE RIFF has been booking major live events across the US, including multiple major festivals on the East and West Coasts, several mini-tours, and more. Among the dozens of acts that have taken part in these widespread events, Agnostic Front, All Pigs Must Die, Baptists, Black Breath, Black Cobra, Coliseum, Corrosion Of Conformity, Eagle Twin, Eyehategod, From Ashes Rise, Goatsnake, Nails, Negative Approach, Pelican, Pentagram, Repulsion, Trap Them, Winter, Xibalba, Sunn O))), and many others have performed.
Formed in Oakland, California in late 1985, Neurosis developed a style blending industrial, heavy metal, and alternative rock with often spiritually focused lyrics. Members Steve Von Till (guitar, vocals, percussion), Dave Edwardson (bass, vocals), Scott Kelly (bass, vocals), Jason Roeder (drums), Noah Landis (keyboards, samples, tape effects), and Pete Inc. (visuals) debuted in 1987 with the album Pain of Mind, but it took nearly five years for any follow-up to be released. Both Souls at Zero and The Word as Law appeared in 1992, followed by Enemy of the Sun a year later. Released in 1996, Through Silver in Blood became the band's most popular release, and 1999's Steve Albini-produced Times of Grace helped build upon that breakthrough. Sovereign followed a year later. In 2001, Sun That Never Sets stuck with more tribal-like beats and composition, while 2004's The Eye of Every Storm, despite retaining a patina of smoky folk, found the group returning to its sludge metal roots. Given to the Rising, the band's ninth studio album, which was voted the 76th greatest metal album of the decade by Decibal magazine, arrived in 2007, followed in 2012 by Honor Found in Decay, their fifth outing to feature Albini behind the board.
Southern Californias' Nails was formed in December 2007 by Todd Jones (ex-Terror) along with the help of Taylor Young (Cremetorium), and John Gianelli. Nails is beyond brutality. Filthy, vicious and raw. Imagine a cross between the good Amrep bands of the nineties (Helmet, Hammerhead, Today is The Day, Unsane) and Cro-Mags Age of Quarrel riffage played at breakneck speeds
Death Metal from Phoenix/Tucson, Arizona
Sam James Velde (Vocals), Austin Barber (Bass), Stephen McBean (Guitar) and Flo Schanze (Drums).
They all played and play in other bands including Black Mountain, Saviours, Bluebird, Night Horse and Pink Mountaintops.
They all started playing together in November 2012.
They all like Black Sabbath and Black Flag.
They all live in Los Angeles, CA.
Debut 7 inch this summer on Outer Battery Records.