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LORD HOWLER was conceived by singer/guitarist Charlie McRee as an arena where guitar harmony, vocal melody and heavy rock punch meet with a love of horror and sense of humor. Themes of lycanthrope, immortality, psychopathy, voodoo, fast cars, alien invasion and copious libation ride a wave of twin guitar assault. Sabbath grind gives way to vintage Metallica thrash. A quiet interlude of lost love becomes a paean to necrophilia. Cold beer sits in the fridge next to body parts..in other words, outrageous ferocious rock n roll fun!
In the interest of finding like minded musicians Charlie wrote and performed a 10 song album and christened the project "LORD HOWLER". Armed with this recruiting tool he set about finding the band to bring the sound to the stage. First was guitarist Micael Shultzman, ready to pound out riffs, rip leads or double either with aplomb. Next was drum powerhouse Jake Najor, as comfortable grooving in funk and soul bands as bludgeoning the kit behind punk and rock outfits. Finally Pete Pisaturo rounded out the four piece on bass, a bastard son of Iron Maidens Steve Harris and Motown legend James Jamerson.
WIth the outfit assembled LH stormed the local club scene to acclaim in 2010 and received a San Diego Music Award for Best Hard Rock. They have just completed and self released a follow up LP, "...Hath Four Heads!" and are nominated again for 2012's Best Hard Rock SDMA. They are looking to the horizon beyond San Diego to spread the sound of maximum rock to the west coast and beyond.