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AKA White Devil / Bio

a.k.a White Devil was formed 2004 by Jason Mack, and Jake Thrush. The original line up was Mack, Thrush, and long time friends and jam partners Wiatt Preston on Bass and Kevin Smallwood on Drums. The music started out very Hardcore influenced by bands like Pro-Pain and Sick of it All; Then in 2005 Matt Osgood joined on guitar and the style slowly started evolving. Osgood reignited the Iron Maiden influence in us all and the music started to progress to more dual harmony driven riffs and more of an epic type feel, creating a completely different genre of Metal that fuses Hardcore, Power Metal, and a healthy dose of early Thrash Metal to create an aggressive aural assault of pure Metal.
In 2006 Preston and Smallwood moved on to raise their families and were replaced by Ryan Smith on Bass and Tim Wilcox on drums. This was the bulk line-up for the last 6 years, Wilcox and Smith ushered in a younger prospective and influence into the music which brought the band to the epic and very powerful, tight sound that has brought them to this stage. 3 different bootlegs began surfacing over the years giving fans nothing but unpolished rough drunken versions of their favorite songs. 2006’s Live in Portland, 2008’s Age of Atrocity, and finally several EP type bootlegs of what will become Against All Gods.
2010 saw the end of Tim Wilcox who resigned to spend time with his family. After being around for 7 years, Mack and Thrush decided to step up the game and brought in Shane Hepner of Monday with a Bullet and New World Sinner fame to take over drums, and added a second vocalist in Lauren Mee. 2013 has ushered in the final evolution of the band with the addition of thrash metal veteran Karl Neiderberger on bass and Ryan Smith moving to the third guitarist spot. The result is a crushing, full on, technical metal assault on the senses that has catapulted this band to the level it should be. Ultra tight, powerful sound, intense live show that beats you into submission and an intelligent and complex writing structure brings the vision of a.k.a. White Devil into full Pure Metal form and ready to take that next step. September 2013 Saw the departure of Karl and Ryan as Tyler Smiley formerly of Manoverboard Pirates and Deaths Device joined to play Drums and Shane Hepner/Roger W. Devlin moves from Drums to Bass Guitar.

General Info

Band Members
Jason Mack- Lead Vocals, Jake Thrush- guitars, vocals, Matt Osgood-guitars, Lauren Mee- vocals, Shane Hepner/Roger W. Devlin- Bass, Tyler Smiley - Drums
Artist Name
AKA White Devil
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/akawhitedevil
Active Since
01/04
Genres
Metal / Melodic Power Thrash Metal / Death Metal

Contact Info

Location
Eugene, OR
Manager
Steven Doering

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