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In the winter of 2009, former members of Bruised, In All Its Glory and front man Jacob Gregory converged to create an original metal band that they would later name My Pal Trigger (MPT). The bands' influences and style consist of old school thrash riffs, blast beats, dissonant chords, tech metal guitar riffs, heroic/triumphant, dual guitar harmonies and devastating groove oriented breakdowns. After experimentation with different guitar tunings, the band opted to tune to drop C for clarity and definition of notes which proved especially critical in live applications. Vocals range from medium/high death screams, to hardcore and lower guttural growls. The lyrical content/subject is imaginative, creative, and powerful. MPT can be summed up as a no nonsense, honest, tech/death metal band that chooses song writing as key importance to it's success.
In October 2011, MPT released their first recording entitled "The Damned EP" which was produced by Three Years Hollow front man Jose Urquiza. Incredibly, prior to the official release, MPT received radio airplay from the University of Hawaii (URH-Hilo) from a video posted on YouTube. In late December 2011, songs were made available for digital download at fine retailers such as iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Napster and more! MPT is currently promoting their demo and looking to re-invigorate the metal scene in the Quad Cities IL/IA area.