Hard Rock/Metal band driven by emotion, aggression, and intensity. Restraint delivers an original sound, with high-energy live shows fueled by tasty guitar riffs, relentless drums, driving bass, and passionate lyrics. "These are bad ass musicians with a wicked sound, and a magnetic stage presence that draws the crowd in for more" - Crystal 'Juggs' Dread of FARCU
With over 10 years of productivity, and 3 full length albums later, Restraint is running full speed, and stronger than ever. Founding members Chris Lowry/Vocals (2012 Project Backstage Silver Vocalist of the Year) and Bill Wald/Bass (2012 Project Backstage Silver Bass Player of the Year) have been with the group from the beginning, and are currently joined by an outstanding, and underrated group of musicians. Ben Ward and Steven Clark round out what is easily the strongest lineup in the band's existence. The end of 2011 saw the release of the band's third full length album titled 'Awakening'. With no signs of stopping, the band continues to write new material, and book shows any and everywhere. Restraint has opened for the likes of Karnivool, 10 Years, Taproot, Flaw, Spineshank, Parabelle, The Veer Union, Red Line Chemistry, Eye Empire and more.
We're not about gimmicks. We don't have matching outfits, we don't wear makeup, and you won't find us on the prowl for free drinks. It is, and has always been about the music for us. We're living out our dreams, playing in front of friends and fans every show that make us appreciate more and more what we get to do.