Two guys started talking metal in a non metal city over a many beers and started brain storming. There had to be a way to get all the good talented bands who were down to earth decent folks to play the same shows more often. There had to be a way to resurrect local metal in Austin and network all the good talented and good natured metal bands from throughout Texas. The end result came to be the Texas Metal Collective. The purpose of the Collective is: 1) to create a place for metal bands who don't fit in any specific molded generic genre; 2) to utilize resources and venues for the growth of a solid mutual fan base; 3) to develop a show swapping exchange program with other metal bands from other parts of Texas who happen to share the same fraternal values; 4) and to basically make shows fun again where fans and bands would all win by seeing talented groups from start to finish. The Texas Metal Collective is not a management company or a parasitic profit motivated scheme. The Texas Metal Collective is first and foremost a collective. It is here to support, promote, network, and book. It is based on the strength of friendship, the respect for each other, the strategy of co-operation, the love of metal, and for the fun of good shows. See you at the shows!