From the abandoned asylums and haunted pine barrens of South Jersey comes High Council, an interminable force with one foot in Hell and the other crushing the throat of mediocrity.
For years, High Council has been bludgeoning its loyal fans with ferocious epics of riff-fueled neoclassic rock-metal. In 2005 High Council released its first demo cd titled All Rise and began to make their mark on the local band scene. High Council's second offering Came in 2007 and is entitled Motion Denied and has been referred to as Five tracks of uncompromising epic majesty. From the melancholy opening of 'Samsul's Blizzard' to the heart-bursting finale of 'Apocolyosyntosis' , Motion Denied is stuffed thick with memorable vocal harmonies, shredding dual leads, and pounding yet unconventional rhythms. High Council once again showcases their wide range of moods and talents, this time with longer, fully fleshed compositions of extraordinary magnitude. Lyrically, each song is a self contained story brought to life by powerful intertwining vocal lines that soar over a monstrous metal attack. Overall, Motion Denied represented the next stage in evolution for high council.
The Bands current lineup consists of founding member Bob Saunders on vocals and guitar, founding member Lou DiDomenico on Bass guitar, and Chris Haring on guitar and backing vocals. After returning to the stage in early 2009 from a short hiatus, the council has returned to the studio and is finishing up a new masterpiece of epic proportions, with an eye to spread this God-forsaken madness to the rest of the world!