Sounds Like: As I Lay Dying Official, Memphis May Fire, Asking Alexandria, War Of Ages, Norma Jean
Bio: Although formed in 2006 as Spades And Blades, the founding members, Jason, Justin, and Josiah have been playing together since 2001 after they formed Hardcore Punk act The Havoc. The current lineup for SAB was completed in 2010, as was their debut album “Blood of the Innocent”. The album’s releas... See Full BioMore Info
SOLUS DEUS, SPADES & BLADES, VIRULENT, NINTH CIRCLE, HAZARD, WAR MACHINE, FREE FALL ON THE STONE ROADS Location:West HollywoodVenue:Whisky A Go GoBuy TicketsSOLUS DEUSThug Metal, to me, represents a new sound. I believe Ive been given a feel that brings a whole new vibe to metal as we know it. My feel comes from within the heartbeat of the streets. The soul of the sound comes from the evil dissonance of metal. When you mix those poisons together you get one hell of a cocktail that takes you on a journey to the depths not yet explored. Head bang if ya gang bang. Austin DAmond (drums Bleed the Sky, Chimaira). Solus Deus formed in 2012 across a few thousand miles and one dining room table. Wayne Miller (guitarist Bleed the Sky) and Jeremy Jey Collins wanted to put together a project they had been discussing since 1999 when they played in a metal band together. That band broke up shortly after forming but Wayne and Jey still wanted to put together their ideal band. Jey said, We wanted to focus on our imperfections, our faults, sins and evils that we have faced and the plethora of man-made fixes the world has created. Though they continued to write and plan together they each went where their music led them.In 2002 Wayne went on to play guitar for Bleed the Sky where he met Austin DAmond. In 2004 Bleed the Sky was signed to Nuclear Blast Records and immediately began touring. They toured extensively with a number of notable metal and hardcore bands including Hatebreed, American Head Charge, Integrity and Soulfly. Wayne and Austin became fast friends who eventually started talking about something Austin called Thug Metal. They continued those talks even after Wayne left the band due to a severe case of pneumonia and infection in 2007. The three continued to write for the project until that night in 2011, with Wayne and Jey in Ohio and Austin in California, they officially formed Solus Deus. Their publicist had worked with Living Sacrifice in their early years and approached Rocky Gray (Living Sacrifice, Soul Embraced, former drummer Evanescence) about playing guitar, at the bands behest. Finally they asked an old friend, Tony Aiello, who committed to playing bass.The newly formed, newly defined band began writing in their respective states, sharing their parts via all methods of modern media. Occasionally, they met back home in Southern California (all are natives, except Rocky) for extended practices. In 2012, they convened at Spider Studios in Strongsville, Ohio. Ben Schigel (Producer Drowning Pool, Chimaira, Walls of Jericho) recorded the tracks for three weeks. Cross-country writing had worked well in the studio. They say, with the inexpensive accessibility of the internet, bands are no longer limited to living in the same geographic location and the possibility of being in a band together is no longer foreclosed by one factor.In November 2012 their first, self-titled, EP Solus Deus was completed and released as a free four song download. In 2013 the band released The Bloodtrail as a music video via YouTube and it has been well received. Solus Deus gave away a number of physical copies of their EP, via social media, following the release of that video. They have received consistent, positive reviews and feedback from all parts of the world. Their 2nd five new songs as well as the recorded version of the title track. The EP also includes their much-noted mantra, Thug Metal. The guys say they are not a whim but rather a plan. They are currently booking tour dates for Mid/Late Fall and have already started writing their next record. EP The Bloodtrail is scheduled for a September 1st release. The Bloodtrail boasts five new songs as well as the recorded version of the title track. The EP also includes their much-noted mantra, Thug Metal. The guys say they are not a whim but rather a plan. They are currently booking tour dates for Mid/Late Fall and have already started writing their next record.Contact: Wayne 949.943.5266Media: ThugMetalMedia@gmail.comFREE FALL ON THE STONE ROADS
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