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Aggravator formed in the summer of 2008 by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Derek Jones and drummer Mike Cortes. Former skateboarding buddies, the two ditched their boards for instruments and began writing and rehearsing in the hopes of landing a gig in San Antonio's metal scene. Wanting to perform as soon as possible, the band played as a two piece for a number of months until they recruited Steve Gonsalves into the band on bass. The band played the local club circuit as a trio until August of 2010 when Jesse Lopez joined the band on lead guitar. Shortly after, Steve left the band and Tristan Hernandez joined Aggravator as their new bassist. With the line up complete, Aggravator hit the studio in October of 2010 and recorded their well received Seven Swords Demo and continued to play regionally in Texas. Quickly gaining a reputation for their brand of thrash metal, Aggravator was invited to play the Inferno Festival in Oslo, Norway in April of 2012. After a successful appereance at the festival, the band returned home and embarked on a three week American tour. In September of 2012 their debut album Age of Combat was released and distributed by Europe's Dead Center Productions receiving great reviews worldwide. In September of 2013 the band recorded Populace Destructor, with a release date of June 2014. With several great reviews the album has been greatly received throughout the metal community. Things dont seem to be slowing down for Aggravator as the band plans to continue touring and performing at major festivals throughout the world.

General Info

Band Members
Derek Jones- Vocals/Rhythm Guitar, Mike Cortes- Drums, Tristan Hernandez- Bass, Jesse Lopez- Lead Guitar
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Metal / Thrash Metal

Contact Info

San Antonio, TX

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