DMT is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 2009, the group was founded by bassist and vocalist Alistar Valadez and his brother David Valadez on guitar. After only a few lineup changes early in development, DMT found their equals with the addition of Derek Hartsook on drums, Jason Engols on lead guitar, and the newest addition Chris Anguiano on vocals.
DMT is known to be a powerful supporting act to Nationals, and is regularly called upon to fill that role. Opening for such acts as Korn, Fear Factory, Born of Osiris, In This Moment, Attila, and Killswitch Engage, DMT can always be counted on to set the pace for a great concert.
DMT's concept is unique and reflected in their artwork and merchandise. Working with various renowned and visionary artists from around the world, DMT is creating a full spectrum of designs not typical to artists in their genre.
DMT released their EP "A Shift of Ages" in December of 2011, following the premier of their CGI video "Beneath the Surface". Due to the immediate success of their first video, Director Lord Zane collaborated with DMT on their two following videos "American Evolution" and "We Bring The Change", capturing the intensity of their live performance.