Rising straight out of Las Vegas’s blistering heat; My Name Engraved is blazing a trail towards making themselves a success in the ever inclusive world of Metal music. The band formed in the dead of winter in early 2010, after a previous band took a hiatus with frontman James Leigh Davis and guitarist/singer Kyle Simmons. The duo met in college in 2004 and after forging a friendship, began working on making music together. After some attempts with creating projects, they came across Chicago native Marc Stone in April of 2010, who made the move 1,800 miles to pursue drumming for a new project with Davis and Simmons. From the moment Stone had arrived in sin city, the three began working on creating their first E.P. In November of 2010, they filled their line up with the addition of guitarist John-Mark Brooke, and bassist Nick Moore. With a finished E.P. ready to record, My Name Engraved headed to Lambesis studios in California in December of 2010 to record with producer Daniel Castleman. They released their debut E.P. “Conceptions” in the summer of 2011. Longtime friend of Simmons, lead guitarist Matthew Janz joined the band in August of 2011 and completed the My Name Engraved lineup. That same month they filmed their debut music video for “How to Build and Empire” with director Jake Stark. After the video’s release they began playing regional shows in Nevada and California playing with bands like Molotov Solution, Death by Stereo, A static Lullaby, and Elitist. My Name Engraved started to create a buzz but with the addition of Janz, they began taking on a new direction. In April of 2012 they returned to good friend Daniel Castleman at Lambesis Studios to record their sophomore E.P. Shortly after returning from Lambesis, they released their new E.P. “Saint the Destroyer” and filmed a music video for the title track with director Jake Stark. After the release they began a rigorous promotion campaign; hitting every show, mall, and event they could to spread the word. In September, My Name Engraved competed in a battle of the bands and took first place, winning them a new E.P. and music video. My Name Engraved currently represents Vitaminwater, Smartwater, Truth Custom Drums, TRX Cymbals, Parker Guitars, and U.S. Music Corp. With vigorous work ethic and heartfelt dedication, they are on the right path to having their “Post-Metalcore” music heard and reviving the Metalcore movement. They are currently set up to play some regional shows, including the 2012 California Metalfest with legendary bands such as As I Lay Dying, Killswitch Engage, Unearth, and many more. With steady momentum building, make sure to give this band a listen and see what’s to come.