Stigma Strain is a groove/melodic metal band formed in 2011. The four-piece
blends the best elements of American groove with the bone-chilling, dark sounds
of melodic European metal. Stigma Strain possesses the technical ability and
song writing prowess to rival that of its peers. Along with its aggressive,
heart pounding sound; Stigma Strain has a live show that is second to none.
“Larger than Life” is the resounding mantra that is held within every member of
the band. Fans of the Nashville based quartet will find something that they can
relate to in both a live setting and on tape. Each member exudes a level of care
and professionalism to fans and members of the music community alike, treating
each individual that comes in contact with the band not only as fellow fans of
heavy music but more so as friends and extended family. Such is evident with
wins for Best New Artist and Metal Song of the Year for the track “Lost” at the
2012 Music City Mayhem Awards. Upon the release of their debut
EP “Patient Zero” in March of 2012, Stigma Strain received stellar reviews from fans and critics alike
propelling the group to headlining local events as well as opening for
national acts such as Straight Line Stitch, Super Bob, Shadows Fall,
God Forbid, Trumpet the Harlot and Thy Will Be Done.
2013 is shaping up to be a year of new heights for the band,
as they are currently planning tours as well as their first full length album.