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...and then there were sharks / Blog

...and then there were sharks.

...and then there were sharks

You wake up to the sound of water crashing against your life boat; you're alone. It's cold and dreary. You are thirsty and dehydrated. "Where am I?" "How did I get here?" Your life boat loses buoyancy. You think to yourself, "How could this get any worse?" ...and then there were sharks.

The idea for the name of the band started with a dream about despair. It’s about a time when everything is going against you; Time, money, family, friends, relationships. Everyday problems we all deal with. The way we face these problems is head-on.

Our music matches our name. It is heavy yet melodic, Forward but not overbearing. We are the antithesis of what you may think is metal. With harmonizing guitars, blistering vocals, deep bass, and precision drumming, we attack your eardrums from every direction.

...and then there were sharks started in the summer of 2011 with a line-up of vocalist Jake Dillion, guitarist Kenny Rogers, guitarist Nate Weik, bassist Andy Greiner, and drummer Corey Disbennet. We wrote four songs and decided to record immediately. Through local connections we contacted audio engineer Drew Webster (drewwebsteraudio.com) to record a four song E.P. Everyone in the band was extremely pleased with the sound of the music. Next, we recorded vocals. We were not pleased with the result. We all met and decided that ...and then there were sharks needed to part ways with our original vocalist Jake. It was a hard decision to make because everyone in the band loves Jake. It was a tough choice, but in the end we all felt that it was the right thing to do.

Even without a vocalist, ...and then there were sharks continued to practice and write new material. After writing four more arrangements, ...and then there were sharks decided to ask another Jake if he'd be willing to give vocals a shot. Jake Monzo came in and destroyed the microphone -- and the rest was history. ...and then there were sharks now had a vocalist. After many months of rehearsing and writing with Jake, the band decided to take the original tracks recorded with Drew Webster and record his vocals. The band was amazed at the outcome and is now looking at a release date for the E.P. (due to come out soon)...