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"We’re straight up, no bullshit, hard rock,” says Nick Boyd, guitarist for Cylinder. The Santa Cruz based band, rounded out by vocalist Shane Geslin, bassist Mike King and drummer Will Allen aren’t trying to reinvent the wheel, but rather take modern rock to its most dangerous edges.. deeper, darker, more defiant. ....
Like fighters in the ring Cylinder’s elevating live show has been known to leave audiences punch-drunk and staggering. With fists in the air, heads banging and not an inch of stage wasted, it’s as visually powerful as it is musically. These frenzied performances have drawn a large fan-base, critical praise and awards. Cylinder has been on the rise sharing the stage with bands such as Rob Halford (Judas Priest) Skillet, Eagles of Death Metal, Taproot, Onesidezero and more in the last year.
Cylinder Broke onto the scene in a rage in 2008, winning over crowds up and down California and eventually became crowned “Nor-Cal’s Platinum Band” by winning Northern California’s largest live battle of the bands competition Hosted by Your Music Magazine and Epiphone, who covered the event and featured the band on their website. Without having any music recorded at the time, The band relied heavily on their intense live show, ability to connect with the fans and non stop hard work to make a mark on the california rock music scene.
Firing on all cylinders in 2010, The Band released their Debut Album "Fueled by Fire" Featuring "Innocence" The bands first "Single" and Music Video Produced by Systematic (Elektra) front man Tim Narducci. The track instantly became a staple song for the band and was recently featured on Fuel TV's "Nitro Circus Greatest Hits" starring Travis Pastrana. In Mid 2010 the Bands hard work paid off when they were hand selected by Rob Halford (Judas Priest) in a World Wide search to open his tour at the San Francisco Regency Ballroom" Halford publicly annouced the bands talent and potential and even the possibility of signing the band to his personal label shortly after their performance together.
In January 2013 Cylinder Returned from the studio boasting a new attidude and a new 7 track Record titled "Rise Above" Produced by Larry Elyea (Adelitas Way, Sevendust, Digital Summer) and Featuring their new single "Risen" and other top notch songs like "Yesterdaze" and "Lift This Shroud" The new Record is packed with huge riffs, uplifting vocals and top notch production, giving a look into the bands driven, working class, never back down lifestyle. . These are songs about life, written by men who have earned their living through blood, sweat and tears.