We are metal heads. Plain and simple. There's a twenty year age gap from oldest to youngest in this group, but we all had our metal growing up. From the foundation set by Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax and Rush, to the bands like Pantera that held metal true into and through the 90s, to the bands of this past decade, Lamb of God, Suicide Silence, Black Dahlia Murder, and Whitechapel, that have changed metal into the beast that it is today... we have been influenced. Not to the point where we are a generic piece of metal phlem that was coughed from the bowels of some white trash garage in podunk. No, influenced into realizing that your music must reflect who you are and the message you want to convey. Influenced by keen musicianship and wanting to be like these bands... not to sound like them, but emulate their hardwork and dedication to make their mark on the music community. THAT is our goal. For someone to step back and go ,"Those guys really got it."
Ashes of a Martyr is a metalcore/deathcore group out of Groves,TX. A few of us have been jamming together for about six years, but this particular project is going on it's second year. We are some high energy individuals that bring the animosity of our music to life onstage. We are not the typical stand in place and play band by far! We have noticed that if it LOOKS like you're having fun up there, the crowd notices and tends to have fun also. Our take on it, is that they want something to SEE, not just hear. Though we are up there playing music, they could stay home and listen to it on a cd. They came out to SEE you... so give them what they want. At our stage as a band, playing clubs and bars, there are other things for patrons to do. You can easily become background music for people shooting pool, talking at the bar, etc., unless you are up there doing something that grabs their attention. We strive to be a step above the rest. Our ultimate goal is to make the absolute best music we can, and perform it to the utmost form of professionalism. Period.