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Born To Ashes / Bio

"Born To Ashes", or "BTA" as more commonly referred to by fans, is an Alternative-Metal and Grunge Rock band based in the Shenandoah Valley of Virgina. Formerly known as "Moral Decision", the band has morphed into the current line-up consisting of Alex Ward, Jon Helbraun and Caleb Horton, all of them established heavy hitters in the regional music scene. This power-trio knows no limits when it comes to rocking a crowd with fresh, original material written and arranged by all members of the band, and faithful cover versions of Top 10 Metal songs from a variety of artists on commercial radio, internet and video channels.

Their popularity continues to grow as they perform to an energetic and loyal following across the region, gaining new fans with every show at venues and events from D.C. to Richmond, Tidewater, The Valley, and beyond. The band self-promotes heavily across a variety of media, with an extensive mailing list and e-blasts to fans keeping them up to date on upcoming events.

"Born To Ashes" performs selections from a list of approximately 110 songs which includes innovative original material drawing from the collective experiences and diverse influences of all members of the band, along with intense cover versions of crowd favorites from Heavy Metal to Grunge to Alternative Rock genres. Their high energy, interactive stage presence must be seen and heard to be believed, delivering a quality of performance one would normally expect from a larger, more instrumented group. No rookies to the game, these guys excel at getting their Metal on !

"Born To Ashes" is available for booking in the Mid-Atlantic region at established venues, music festivals, motorcycle rallies, benefits, and corporate and private events. BTA is also available and highly recommended as a supporting act for national touring bands. Band availability subject to change as new dates are confirmed.

BTA's debut EP "On The Horizon" was produced by founder and frontman Alex Ward, who received his degree in Audio Engineering/Sound Production from the Art Institute Of Washington (A.I.W.) in Rosslyn,VA.

"Born To Ashes" is produced by the independent label "Broken Face Records". Their EP "On The Horizon" is available for purchase at all events and their full-length album "Weather The Storm" is currently in production and scheduled to release in early 2015. Especially well-received in the Northern Virginia/DC Metro area, a CD Release Event is being planned to show appreciation to the most loyal fans with a special night of in-your-face rock-n-metal-roll.

Born To Ashes has shared the stage with national recording artists including Tantric, SOil, Social 66, Any Given Sin, Almost Kings, Saint Diablo, High Fives Died In The 80's, Madrone, Prospect Hill and Virginia's own bands, Rosetta Stoned, Steelshot, Phylogeny, Mythical G, Side Piece, Property, Brownstone, TILT and Elisium, among others. They have performed in various band competitions including Tormented Entertainment's "Battle Of The Bands 2011", and WRXL 102 FM's "Chili Cook-Off" in 2011 and 2012. Benefit events include fundraisers for the Wounded Warrior Project, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Orange County Children's Toy Box (sponsored by Waugh Harley-Davidson), St. Jude's Children's Miracle Network, and numerous private events as well.

BTA play history includes the following venues:
Canal Club - Richmond,VA
Cullen's Cove - Mechanicsville,VA
Dave's Taverna - Harrisonburg,VA
Downtown 27/The Clocktower - Staunton,VA
DM 34 - Harrisonburg,VA
Empire - Springfield,VA
Grog & Tankard - Stafford,VA
KC's Music Alley - Fredericksburg,VA
Laughing Lizzard Lounge - Alexandria,VA
L&B's Pizzeria & Sports Bar - Dale City,VA
Mimo's Bar & Grill - Verona,VA
Mulligan's Pub - Verona,VA
O'Shaughnessy's Pub - Alexandria,VA
Orange Train Station - Orange,VA
Q-Ball Cafe - Fredericksburg,VA
Shenandoah Harley-Davidson - Staunton,VA
The Old Fire Station #3 - Fairfax,VA

"Born To Ashes" is The Valley's Heaviest Metal ! See you at a show soon...BTA

General Info

Band Members
Alex Ward - Vocals, Guitar / Jon Helbraun - Drums, Vocals / Caleb Horton - Bass, Vocals
Artist Name
Born To Ashes
Home Page
Active Since
Metal / Alternative / Rock

Contact Info

Harrisonburg, VA
MXT Management

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