Cerebellion / Bio
Southern California metal band Cerebellion is not one to be ignored. The group’s unique approach to writing music is something of an anomaly these days. The best one could do at labeling them is to simply call them “metal” for they cover too broad a spectrum to squeeze them into one of metal’s sub-genres.
It is actually Cerebellion’s contempt for the rules that drove the writing for their debut album, Inalienable. Critics have compared the band’s sound to Tool, Metallica, Alice in Chains, and Machine Head. The band offers a distinct Flamenco/Latin flavor to the likes of The Gypsy Kings and Santana on “Undeniable” and the opening title track, while showcasing a broader World Music appeal and classical leanings on other tracks. And while all of that is apparent upon listening, the approach to the wide diversity and flow of Inalienable can be pointed to the classic albums of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath from the early to mid-70s.
Receiving acclaim from fans and critics alike, Cerebellion has proven its worth with true music lovers. Inalienable was featured on iTunes’ “New and Noteworthy” upon release and subsequently sold copies throughout the US and in several countries all over the world. The single “Just Under The Surface” received heavy airplay on The Rock Station 107.1 FM in Kansas, propelling the band to their top 10 Most Requested alongside bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Mastodon, and Korn for over a month in late 2011. The band was nominated for “Best Metal Newcomer of 2010” by Metalunderground.com and named as one of OC Weekly’s favorite bands of the same year. Several songs from the album have been voted into top positions on MTV’s Ourstage.com monthly competition, including a #1 song and #1 video.
Cerebellion’s live show explodes with positive and sincere energy and has garnered the band a cult following among California metal fans and a genuine brotherhood (and sisterhood) with bands throughout the country.
- Band Members:
- John Arnold-Guitars, Marc Battung-Bass, Jimmy Schultz-Drums, Joe Arnold-vocals/percussions
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- Metal / Hard Rock / Alternative Rock
- Long Beach, CA
- Alice in Chains
- Avenged Sevenfold
- Machine Head