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Spiral Trance / Bio

“Freedom from convention, music with intention.” This has been the motto for Spiral Trance since day one and it is this very motto that has set the indie-metal quartet at the forefront of their peers. Without regard for any one specific genre, Spiral Trance have seamlessly carved out a niche for themselves by introducing a progressive, indie element to the modern, hard rock world.

On the back of several EP’s and five self promoted national tours, Spiral Trance emerged from the studio to deliver their most diverse and cohesive offering to date. From the gorgeous piano melodies and metal guitar attack of title track "Triggers," to the relentless guitar riffing and sing-a-long chorus hooks of the closing track "Black Light," hard rock and metal fans alike will have something truly unique to embrace.

2011 and 2012 took the band across the country and back playing on their previous release All In Due Time and thus commenced writing for their upcoming release. 2010 began with the music video premiere for the album's first single, The Me You See, shown to a sold out crowd in their hometown of Milwaukee, WI. The video has been awarded Official Top 10 Status by the Las Vegas Film Festival, and among the best of over 1000 film entries from 30 different countries. In conjunction, The Me You See was also a featured download, and playable track in the popular, worldwide game Rock Band, when the game's creators, Harmonix, launched the Rock Band Network in the spring of 2010. 2010 also saw Spiral Trance win for the second year in a row as Hard Rock Artist of the Year at the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards, an award they previously held in 2009. Just three years earlier, the band won the 2006 Song of the Year award for their song Hellacious.

In 2008, Spiral Trance was one of 20 unsigned artists hand-picked to perform at the Rock Solid Pressure Industry Showcase, hosted by industry pros and radio personalities, J-Rock and Patty. Subsequent radio play of their single Dead Set on the nationally syndicated Rock Solid Pressure Radio Show garnered Spiral Trance the coveted Q's House Artist Of The Year Award from Orlando-based A&R scout Quinton Sheer. In 2007, the song Breathe Again was licensed by Mississippi-based Lightning Lab Productions for use in the film documentary, Solid Bodies, The 50 Year Guitar War, featuring legendary Allman Brothers guitarist Derek Trucks and blues prodigy Joe Bonamassa, among others. In addition, the songs We Are and When After Comes were featured on two E-Books penned by Master of Horror writer Alan Dane.

Spiral Trance gained national publicity with two nominations and performances at the Los Angeles Music Awards in 2001 and 2002 as National Artist of the Year. In 2002, Spiral Trance placed in the Top 10 at the ASCAP Grammy Showcase Awards for their song Hellacious and again in 2003 for Breathe Again.
Spiral Trance has enjoyed consistent Top Three rankings on BroadJam.com in more than 10 categories, including Number Two in the World and Number One in Rock and Hard Rock, respectively.

Spiral Trance has done numerous hard rock showcases, including the world famous Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, Calif., The Rock Solid Pressure Industry Showcase in Tampa, Fla., Chicago's MECA Music Conference and Milwaukee's internationally known music festival, Summerfest, where they've played to enthusiastic crowds for the last several years.

Spiral Trance has charted on more than 50 CMJ radio stations throughout the country and received airplay on several national stations, such as KWTF in Waco, Texas, WJJO in Madison, Wis., WLUP in Chicago, Ill., and KCLA Radio in Los Angeles, Calif., among many others.

"Exuding star power and a pure, raw energy, Spiral Trance does a deadly live show as well as providing superb material from the recording studio..." says Dirty Dave of KCLA Radio in Los Angeles. "Spiral Trance is one band not to miss."

Spiral Trance is the epitome of a band rooted in determination and persistence; performing as a finely tuned machine and continually working toward a groove that only occurs when energy is focused in solidarity.

Dead Set on making you insane…

General Info

Band Members
Paul Karcz - Vocals, Bill Lyles - Drums, Jamie Sodd - Guitar, Scott Lyles - Bass
Artist Name
Spiral Trance
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/spiraltrance
Active Since
01/95
Genres
Metal / Hard Rock

Contact Info

Location
Milwaukee, WI

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