SPYGLASS EMPIRE was formed in 2011 after guitarist Derrick Zajac and vocalist Brent Billet took a much needed break from Thirty Ought Six (Columbus, OH). Although, 3 albums in, gaining National success with a video on MTV2, sharing the stage with various national acts, regional airplay, and Zajac being endorsed by Godin Guitars and Engl Amps, it was time to go a different direction with their music. With the previous endevour behind them leaving them well seasoned in the music industry, it was time to push the reset button. Zajac and Billet went back to basics and started writing new material. They soon enlisted the help of long time friend and drummer Greg Miller, and brought Josh Wigal aboard on bass to complete the line-up.
With an already extensive catalog of new song ideas, Miller and Wigal were able to add their parts to the mix to complete the well crafted songs. As the songs were coming to fruition, the band hit the studio (Sonic Lounge, Grove City, OH) with engineer and friend Joe Viers. The self titled debut album Spyglass Empire was created, and continues to gain momentum and rave reviews.
A well balanced mix of mood altering energetic tunes with vocal hooks that you can’t resist singing along too, leaves you reaching for that repeat button. Don’t worry we won’t judge you, it was designed with that in mind. Enjoy.