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Bio: Formerly a thrash metal tribute band, Past Tense began forging a new path for themselves with the addition of veteran vocalist Shannon Strobel. Gone were covers by their metal heroes, replaced by original songs steeped in classic metal tradition with a modern edge.
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“The performance of the Lansing, Michigan based band, Past Tense, brought their set of classically styled metal in the vein of Iron Maiden and Iced Earth. With a superb performance that elicited a rousing response from the audience, they showed true metal is far from dead. Singer Shannon Strobel proved that clean singing is still an art form in the rock and roll world with his multi-octave voice. Matt Noe (drums), Banzai Ryan (bass), Richard Bates (guitar), and Stony Garza (guitar) round out this extraordinary metal act who would be right at home at any major rock festival. They’ve been at it for a few years now and have garnered more than their fair share of accolades from local press and music fans around the state.”