UPAS is Hard Rock/Metal with a twist. It's rooted in metallic grooves but enriched with funk and folk and rock and alternative and ... well, a lot of stuff. You're about to get thrashed by creativity. Metal is a growing genre that exhibits more fresh ideas every day and UPAS is one of the purveyors of the new idioms in metal. Tossing in a variety of influences and melding them together with talent and polish makes for songs that are deeply textured and startling in their originality. This is metal to motivate you. UPAS is Rusty Forgey, vocals and guitar; Justin Jokela, guitar; Tyler Rosal, Guitar; Mike Voss, bass; and Mike Clayton, drums.