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The early stages of Heavy Stars began in 2010 as a fresh, creative outlet for lead guitarist and vocalist Joseph Crafton, following the dissolution of his previous band "Fueled By Oppression." Through chance, Joseph met future bassist and luthier Ashton Dayley at a local music shop while he was getting his guitar setup, and the two instantly hit it off. Over the next year and a half of jamming songs together, Joe and Ashton realized that the music translated well into a live format and thought it would be fun to play some shows together. In the Summer of 2012 they met drummer Johnny Ortega through a mutual friend during an evening of drinking beers and playing music. They quickly realized there was something special happening and the three haven't looked back. The band is currently playing local shows and are in the process of writing songs for their first full length album, with an EP to be released Summer 2013.