the Stalking Distance is not an easy band to categorize, having a wide range of influences and adapting them to their own styles, to form a unique energetic sound in the Northern California music scene. These four Sacramento, Ca. musicians, Jose Montenegro vocals, Daryl Ashley bass/backing vocals, Jon Delzer guitar and Billy Williams drums, have spent the last two years evolving and progressing their unique sound to what the band feels, is the best representation of the band as a whole.
The collaboration in the band brings in dynamic controlled chaos and aggression to flow into grooves of syncopated patterns and beats making way for shredding, methodical, face melting guitar solos and vocal crooning, screams, falsettos and gang vocals.
For the FIRST/TIGER’S BLOOD 2013 release, the band teamed up with Patrick Hills of EarthTones Studios and singer/guitarist of Bastards of Young to record their first full length album. Pat was able to capture the bands raw, chaotic and intense live energy but, the band didn’t want to just release loud and untamed music. They felt they needed a softer element within their unbridled chaotic wall of sound. For this task they approached guest vocalist Marisela Montenegro of Creepy Little Legs, who was brought in on tracks “Black Tar Caviar”, “First Blood” and “Welcome My Friend”, resulting in soft, rich and powerful vocal layers in these songs.
This album is a mix of Metalcore and Hardcore music genres, as well as a piece of each of the band members’ deepest influences. The bands motto is “Everyone has a say in everything, from the music we write to the merchandise we provide”.