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Sounds of Chaos, a Tampa based rock band, delivers its music with an introspective look at, not only the many sides of chaos surrounding their own lives, but the levels of chaos and emotions of others on a daily basis. The band features some of the hardest hitting veterans of the Tampa/Orlando music scenes, bringing a level of electricity not seen in several years. In a live setting, the band hits like a freight train out of control, but also knows how to pull the reigns back and deliver
soul-scintillating music, which connects with the listener on a personal level.
James Ryan Vanover (Lead Vocal/Guitar/Writer) marks his return to music after taking a hiatus, which caused him to re-evaluate the direction of his music. After looking in the mirror and deciding he wanted to share his personal experiences with his friends and fans, he set out on a mission to assemble a collection of like-minded musicians to share this vision.
"(James Ryan) attempts a wide range of sounds, evident in the song that begins slow and mellow, then catapults into a fierce rage fest as singer James Ryan Vanover wails" - G. Vivenetto (St. Petersburg Times)
"(James Ryan) has raw energy with a heavy dark vibe...he is very memorable, has great energy, and is easy to sing along with." - Taxi.com
James Ryan used laser-sharp focus to hone in the talent with which would complete Sounds of Chaos. He joined with previous band members Bret McCosh of Moneyshot and David Lee Freeman of Life Scorn. Bret McCosh (Guitar) brings a melodic counterpoint to the powerhouse voice of Vanover, while also bringing an accomplished history of writing. David Lee Freeman (Drums) is a beast of musician, whose thunderous pummeling commands attention, while also bringing his experience as a local promoter to the forefront of Sounds of Chaos, and has helped pack venues to maximum capacity. The band recently recruited it’s newest member Randy Eyermann, to play bass for the project. His skillful musicianship and high energy stage performance helps round out the Sounds of Chaos line up.
Sounds of Chaos just finished and released their first EP, “Systematic” in December of 2012. The band recorded the new album at Source Sound Recording with the help of producer Kelly Scott Nunn, the former guitarist for Grammy-nominated bands Underoath and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster.
In addition, the band has also teamed up drummer Eric Bice (Saliva/Throwing Gravity/Ke$ha) to engineer the drums on the album at Alien Angel Studios. Eric Bice and Kelly Scott are featured on the song “Follow You Down” on the album. The album promises to deliver the same intense, hard-hitting energy, which the band's live shows are recognized.
The band members have collectively also toured and played with other national recording acts such as: Saliva, Taproot, Cinderella, Rehab, Flaw, Cinder, Born Into Kaos, John Oliva's Pain, Presence, Magni-Fi & Lowbrow.
Upon release, Sounds of Chaos has begun touring in select cities in Florida and Georgia to support the new album. The music, whether it is being played on ear-numbing levels on your home or car stereo, or in a thrilling live setting, is not to be missed! If you are a true fan of rock music keep up with the Sounds of Chaos