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Introducing Mechanism: Melodic Metal from the Pacific Northwest
Heavy. Dark. Intense. Three words that have been used to describe Mechanism and their music. Anyone who has witnessed one of their numerous live performances, whether it be playing one of their own gigs or as the direct support for a National touring act, can attest to the very raw and almost animalistic energy Mechanism brings to each show.
This ‘Uncage the beast’ onstage mantra is a direct result of the intense rehearsal/show schedule and constant state of evolution of the band and the professional stance they take regarding their craft.
Since their inception in 2007, Mechanism has been fortunate enough, through hard work and goodwill, to share the stage as direct support with world class national acts including: Sanctuary, Where Angels Suffer, Dokken, Lynch Mob, Brazilian metal gods Mindflow, Lizzy Borden, The Devin Townsend Project, Michael Schenker and Davey Suicide. Mechanism is also a very active part of the wonderful music community in the greater Seattle area and are proud to have shared the stage with nearly every one of the top local acts in a similar genre.
It’s that level of professionalism that has won over so many fans from across the music spectrum and has allowed Mechanism to attain a rabid, large and loyal fan base throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Some of Mechanism's accomplishments:
Sold out the Showbox Market (1300 capacity) for our CD release in January 2013
KISW 99.9FM's band of the week three times
Featured on KISW FM, KGRG FM, METAL MONTHLY, NWCZ RADIO and many more
Consistent airplay on Bay Area station KCRH 89.9fm
2012 Metal Monthly Hall Of Fame entrance
Listed in the top 12 bands of 2012 by Metal Monthly
Named 2011 BAND OF THE YEAR by the listeners and hosts of Chaos: A Show for the Masses
Headlined the SWC memorial benefit in Anchorage Alaska
Performed at the world famous Seattle Hempfest three times
Headlined Kane Fest in Arlington WA
Headlined Seattle ChaosFest 2 years in a row
Signed with Mental Itch Records
Mechanism Currently ranked #1 on reverbnation local metal charts (above 250 nationally and climbing daily) - http://www.reverbnation.com/mechanismband
With 6 heavy yet radio friendly songs on their 2008 EP behind them , Mechanism entered the studio in Spring/Summer of ‘13 with famed local producer Kelly Grey (Queensryche, Candlebox, Nevermore) to record the follow up, Shadows and Dust (featuring the songs Devil With A Gun, Dear God and the rock anthem-like classic, Illuminati).
"The initial EP was great for what it was", says guitarist Tony DeLisio, "but this new album is a much better representation of what the band is all about. Being able to work with a world class producer like Kelly Gray has been an amazing experience and he has truly taken our sound to the next level.
We finally have the songs and production value to make the true spirit of Mechanism a reality."
Having laid a solid foundation within both the local music and fan communities throughout the greater Seattle area, Mechanism has positioned themselves as serious contenders for world wide exposure. The band is currently expanding their show schedule and fan base in Washington State, Oregon, California, Idaho and British Columbia as well as entertaining any opportunity that comes their way.
Mechanism's unwavering dedication, steady consistency and professionalism has resulted in being well known for being a very friendly hard working band and are much sought after for high profile shows and direct support for touring national acts.
In early April 2013 Mechanism signed with the new powerhouse label Mental Itch Records. With International distribution, a tour with some of the world's biggest metal bands and numerous endorsement deals in the works, the guys say…
Stay tuned...and keep your eye on the MECH!