NightSphere / Bio

We are Here to Break The Oppression that keeps Local music in Arizona Down, and unleash an onslaught of technicality and Sheer power to show fans that there is more than just "Core" music in the Valley. Because there is a battle inside all of us, to become something more. (To Crush our enemies, to see them driven beefore us, and to please our guitarist's massive ego"

NightSphere is made up of 6 people Currently:
CJ - Vocals;
CJ has been Trained in Classical/Theatrical Singing for about two years following his main influences of Tommy Karevik of Seventh Wonder and now Kamelot, Roy Kahn, former singer of Kamelot, Fabio Lione of Rhapsody (of Fire), Russel Allen of Symphony X, and Mark Jansen of Epica.

Elsthon - Lead Guitar;
Elsthon has been playing guitar for about 9 Years now, And while Elsthon can play just about anything, from Jazz to Classical, His passion remains Metal. His influences come from Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth, John Petrucci, Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden, and Thomas Youngblood of Kamelot.

Josh - Bass Guitar;
Josh has been playing Bass seriously since around 2003, and his main influences consist of Joey Demiao of Manowar, David Shankle of Manowar, and Eric Adams of Manowr, along with having a sweet tooth for Peachie O' Gummie Candies.

Michael (Mike) - Drums
Mike has been playing Drums for close to 8 years, and is self-taught for the most part. While only recently falling head over heels for Power Metal, his Influences include Lars Ulrich of Metallica, Casey Grillo of Kamelot, Tommy Portimo of Sonata Arctica, Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden, and Shawn Drover of Megadeth

Williams - Keyboards/Piano
Williams has been playing Piano/Keyboards for about 2 years now and he has been influenced by the best Pianists and composers of our time including; Yanni, Ludovico Einaudi, Alex Staropoli of Rhapsody of Fire, and Henrik Klingenberg of Sonata Arctica

General Info

Band Members
CJ McConnel - Vocals; Elsthon Gomez - Lead Guitar; Mike Rodriguez - Drums; Josh Marines - Bass;Marc Williams - Keyboards;
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Metal / Power Metal / Symphonic Metal

Contact Info

Gilbert, AZ

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