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Metalstorm / Bio

Metalstorm came as an idea as far back as 1998 with Daniel on guitar and Roland on vocals. Soon after they recruited fellow friends and school mates Chris Contreras (drums) and Joel Cates (bass). After jamming on mostly covers just for fun, Roland took over on bass and decided to share vocals duties with Daniel, in addition to recruiting Jaymz as a second guitarist. The four would continue to jam to covers until Chris decided to part ways with the band, the remaining three would then focus on writing original material while looking for a new drummer. After finishing writing and recording up to 9 original tracks, the three would find a drummer from the other side of town, Luis.

The four would start intensely rehearsing and teaching the songs to Luis and had their first show in 2003 in an arcade in Elsa. After playing numerous "Battle of the Bands" and such venues as the VFW, Simon Sez, Club X|S, as well as La Villa Real and the (then named) Dodge Arena for the better parts of 2004 - 2007 and recording two EPs and one full-length demo, Metalstorm decided it would be best to take a break due to extenuating circumstances.

In early 2011, members of the band decided it was the right time to make a comeback to the metal scene. In the summer/fall months, the band entered the studio to record a second full-length demo, a concept album named, "A World to Break". This one would be used to send to record labels across the nation. However, during the beginning of 2012, Roland decided to step down as bassist to pursue other interests and Daniel and Jaymz recruited Jenessa Soto as bassist. In March, the band went back into the studio to finish vocal work for the new CD and finished the recording, mixing and mastering process during the fall with plans to release it some time during 2013.

General Info

Band Members
Daniel Olivarez - Guitar/Vocals, Jaime "Jaymz" Galvan - Guitar/Backing Vocals, Jenessa Soto - Bass, Luis Rojas - Drums
Artist Name
Metalstorm
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/metalstormofficial
Active Since
06/98
Genres
Metal / Thrash

Contact Info

Location
McAllen, TX

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