6 years ago Mudface began their ascent to the forefront of the San Francisco bay area metal scene.
Formed in the summer of 2005, Chris Dinsmore and former guitarist Ted Aguilar (Death Angel) wanted to create music that was heavy and brooding, yet carefully balanced with flawless dynamics and cathartic interwoven breakdowns. A blueprint that the band still proudly adheres to. The sound is dark, heavy, electric and explosive. Their collective influences include many genres past and present, paying respect to those who have come before, yet focused on carving their own path. Passion drives this band not trends, while striving to constantly evolve.
On the stage ultimately is where this band belongs. A Mudface show is a charged vortex of chaotic energy. A perfect storm between audience and band ensues, bodies flying. An experience never forgotten.
Vocalist Chris Dinsmore is and enigmatic powerhouse, with words that burn into your mind effortlessly from one extreme to the other. On guitars father & son team Rob & Grant Kolowitz combine technical prowess and brutally heavy riffs to create an iron curtain of fury and rage. Holding down the low end on bass, Hugo Calderon storms the stage with and uncompromising subsonic assault, bringing a vengeful and melodic intelligence to the Mudface sound. On Drums Noe Luna, brings the monster to life injecting it with organic beats mechanized destruction and a tasteful dose of raw power. Keyboardist/Vocalist Brett Crane infects the sound with profound contrast and character through synths, samples and a cacophony of noises as well as his voice.
With a recent album and two 4 song EP’s in their catalog this self proclaimed blue collar group of musicians feels they are ready to take on the world. Their mission statement is simple: