Rise to Sundown was formed in 2012 by founding members William Taylor, Mike Scott, Matt Meyers and Duke Davis, they began practicing and preparing to play local shows. Guitarist Jason Vierdag came on not long after the band was formed and they had a full line up. The band booked it's first show on November of 2012 and began playing various shows in the St. louis area. Rise to Sundown began opening for national touring bands in 2013 when they opened for Mobile Death Camp in January. Then in March of 2013 they got the opportunity to open for metal legends Soulfly. In July of 2013 they opened for Six Feet Under and again opened for Soulfy for the second time in August of 2013. Rise to Sundown was also featured on the Metal Mouth compilation Volume 1 that came out in 2013.
In August of 2013 the band took some time off to work on recording, during that time the band went through some line up changes and the remaining members took some time off. In October of 2013 guitarist Zach Dingman and bassist John Becker joined the line up and practicing resumed. They have been working on writing new material and booking shows and are ready to make 2014 the best year ever. Rise to Sundown doesn't like to be put into one specific genre but describe their music as straight forward in your face 100% american metal. Come to a show and see this band live and you will not be disappointed.