Lose Control / Bio

LOSE CONTROL was founded in Hermosa Beach, California by Jeff Nisen and A.J. Bartholomew in the Fall of 2011. With a shared love for heavy metal music, Nisen and Bartholomew began playing music together at a young age in middle school, and while Nisen went on to form the band Sand Section and Bartholomew formed Allura, destiny did eventually reach down her guiding hand and steered them back in each other's direction in 2010. At that point it was painfully evident that both their chemistry and "kick ass" factor were undeniable and they soon began writing songs together.

In the Fall of 2011, Nisen and Bartholomew teamed up with drummer/producer Mike Sutherland and began work on their self titled debut, Lose Control EP, which was released in June of 2012. They enlisted Bret Bollinger from Pepper and Andre Davis from Tomorrow's Bad Seeds to share time on the bass guitar in the studio and ultimately birthed a completely new heavy metal sound. The bass has since been taken over by Mitch Davis who is also a key songwriter and vocalist for the group. In the Fall of 2013 Patrick Salmon, formerly of Tomorrows Bad Seeds, became the band's full-time drummer.

In April of 2014 Lose Control released their first studio LP, Let If Be Known, to overwhelmingly positive reviews. The album is a further realization of their signature "dual lead" guitar sound, complete with strong vocal melodies, and a heavy metal backbone comparable to anyone else in the business. Within a short time the band has already shared the stage with Unwritten Law, Shiny Toy Guns, and Authority Zero, as well as played two venerable KROQ Microbrew Festivals in Southern California. Currently the band has its sights on a lengthy summer of touring in 2014 in support of Let It Be Known.

Lose Control has its roots tied closely to bands such as Black Sabbath and Guns N Roses, but they have added their own contemporary twist combined with guitar shred virtuosity ranging from Randy Rhoads to Dimebag Darrell. One thing is for sure, Lose Control has crafted a sound that reminds people that hard rock is far from dead. It is a sound that is guaranteed to captivate fans of all styles of hard rock music, and all connoisseurs of awesomeness. It is a sound that looks you square in the eyes and tells you to sit down while it explodes all over your face, peeling flesh from bone. So go ahead, crank it up and LOSE CONTROL.

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Lose Control
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Hermosa Beach, CA

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