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Aleister's White Stains is no more, We are now DARVAZA
Aleister's White Stains is a thrash band from Chicago, IL. They started in 2006 at Columbia College, where James Aguado (Rhythm Guitarist/Lead Vocals) met James Wittenburg (Original Bassist). They wrote the first song, later James W. brought his drummer from a current band (The Sleeping Creepers) by the name of Santiago Guerrero, and from then Aleister's White Stains was complete. Santiago named the band regardless if James A. liked it or not and the name stuck.
Along the way for a brief moment of time Ana, James W. girl friend at the time became the bands lead guitarist. She only stayed in the band for a month or two. Later James W. left the band and was replaced by a friend of James A. Nathan Skole (Current Bassist/Second Lyricist). A year down the road from there Santiago left the band to be with a punk band from Puerto Rico and peruse his current band the Creepers. Aleister's went on hold.
After another year passed James A. met Mike Lambert (Current Lead Guitarist/Backing Vocals) and Ian Cory (Current Drummer) in a choir class at Columbia. Aleister's has been playing with this line up since 2008.
Aleister's White Stains has 2 albums and one early demo. The first Album was Asthmatic Panda released in 2008, and the second album which was released 5/2010.
In the Fall of 2010 Ian Cory, the drummer quit the band to pursue other music options. Chago the band original drummer rejoined Aleister's White stains 10/30/10
Mike Lambert recently took a break from Aleister's White Stains because of family issues.
In November of 2011 Kostya Rez Hit Reznik joined AWS as their drummer, Kostya is a jazz based thrash drummer from the Ukraine.
In the summer of 2012 Nathan Skole left the DARVAZA project and was replaced by BrymanThousand, Bryman had been a steady member since Summer of 2012.