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MP3 Deadringers Guild - Deadringers Guild Demo 2008

Metallica meets Iron Maiden with a little touch of Yngwie. "Old School Metal" with clean, powerful vocals and shredding lead guitars.

3 MP3 Songs in this album (15:33) !
Related styles: METAL/PUNK: Thrash/Speed Metal, METAL/PUNK: Heavy Metal

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Our Name?
In England, during the late 1800''s, graveyards found themselves running out of room to bury the recently deceased, so they decided to begin exhuming the graves of past generations and cremating the remains to make room for fresh burials. Lo and behold they discovered that one out of every few graves contained "claw marks" inside the coffin from where an unwilling or unbeknownst person had unfortunately been buried alive. After consideration, it was determined that the victims must have suffered from a catatonic state of lead-poisoning due to drinking from lead containers which brought the vital signs of the "thirstmonger" to a coma toxic form of zombification.
Hours later they awoke to the morbid realization of spending their last moments on earth pushing up daisies within a coffin. To remedy the situation, casket builders began attaching bells to the coffins and gravesites of the departed, and then bound them with cords which ran to the wrist or fingers of the "deceased". If per chance the dead were to wake from sleep they could ring the bell to notify the gravekeeper, to dig them up. These walking dead were called "Dead Ringers"

Our Music?
Our core sound is the 80''s Metal Riffs, Chops, Gallops, Epic Themes and solos of Melodic, Thrash, Speed and Groove blended with minor elements of rock, blues, folk, classical and fused into our own brand of progressive metal with rich colors and vivid soundscapes . Vocally powerful and emotive with a dark passionately pure form of aggressive tones and timbres. Lyrics are positive artistic and thought provoking characterized by classic poetic/literary devices e.g. word painting, foreshadowing and golden moments.

Our Influences?
Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Dokken, Tool, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, Guns N Roses, Ozzy, Yngwie J, Malmsteen, Jason Becker, Gordian Knot, Marty Friedman, Cacophany, Symphony X, Phish, Stavesacre, Demon Hunter, Living Sacrifice, Becoming the Archetype, and Frank Sinatra.

Members Musical History?
Scott Wells-- Vocals/Bass was born in Chicago and lived in LA before making his home in Panama City,FL.

Scott started playing violin at age 10. In High School he played brass instruments and guitar. Later he switched to bass and decided to give singing a try. Along the way he has had the chance to play shows with legends such as Quiet Riot, Slaughter, FireHouse, Ted Nugent and Crazy Horse. Past bands include: Soulstice, Element 115, and his own solo project Herd the Humans. Scott, who has an semi-extensive background in the computer science field, a wealth of knowledge and experience in the production and live performance arenas, and performs masterfully on the bass while executing his "strewn in chain mail" vocal style, make him an integral part of the DRG crusade.

Jake Dreyer-- (Lead Guitarist) was born and raised in Panama City, FL.

Awarded Guitarist of the Year 2008 at the Jagermeister Battle of the Bands on October 11, 2008

Jake started taking guitar lessons from Steve Cox (co-guitarist) when he was 8 years old and continued to until they became band mates together in 2007. He is currently taking online lessons with Chris Broderick(Megadeth), Bill Hudson (Power Quest, Ex-Cellador) and David Shankle (Ex-Manowar, DSG). he practices anywhere from 6-8 hours a day during the summer and around 4-6 hours when attending school. " I have a goal of attending Berklee College of Music in Boston when I graduate". He started his first band STEALTH when he was 12 years old. They played over 75 shows and opened for Lou Graham of Foreinger and John Waite at the Destin Seafood Festival with over 2,000 people in attendance. Stealth came in 1st at a local Battle of the Bands but was disqualified because Jake was only 13 at the time. An 8 song CD entitled (Pink Tutus and Christmas Sweaters) was produced with Stealth, but they eventually broke up. After Stealth disbanded he took part in a couple of other minor projects before he found Drake (drummer- DRG) through myspace and they formed the band FATAL CHAOS. They performed numerous shows with this band and recorded a 3 song demo (untitled). In October of 2007, Jake was awarded the Best Guitarist of the Year at the Stoli/Budweiser Battle of the Bands (Fatal Chaos). In December of 2007 Drake and Jake decided to split from Fatal Chaos and joined Scott and Steve to form DeadRingers Guild. Jake (16 years old), the youngest member of DRG has proved to be the "executioners axe" of the bands harmelodic onlslaught.

Steve Cox -- (Lead Guitarist) was born and raised Panama City, Fl

As a child, Steve loved his old tape player. He began experimenting with music around 10 years of age and began playing the guitar at age 14. Self Taught for 7-8 years in Rock ,Alternative and Metal genres he developed a serious love for music and music theory. He attended College for 4 years at GCCC and Florida Southern, studying Classical guitar and Jazz with a major in music performance. During this period he performed in numerous live performances and won the FCCAA student artist competition for Classical Guitar in 2001. After college he became a private teacher for 7 years while still performing on the side as a solo performer to various private engagements (weddings,conferences,etc). At the end of 2007 he and Scott decided to co-form DRG with Drake and Jake. Steve quotes- "I think the best is yet to come. As a band, we are only beginning to grasp the possibilities that can be achieved musically and professionally". Steve''s experience and understanding of musical atmospheres, the creative realm of soundscapes and imagery, and compositional strategies make him a vital part of the lifeblood of DRG.

Drake Garrett-(Drummer) was born in Knoxville, Tennesse and lived in Pensacola, Fl before making his home in Panama City,Fl.

Drake started listening to classical music in the womb. He played keyboards, fake guitars and a fisher-price drumset since birth. He started playing guitar at age 5 when he learned his first song "Bad to the Bone". He played various instruments in his middle school band such as trumpet and french horn. He also played the jazz bass in his middle school''s jazz band. After that, Drake was turned on to playing the trap set at age 12 and by age 15 was the drummer for a local hardcore band CATHARSIS. They recorded 9 song CD entitled "This Gun Called Revenge" at a local Panama City studio. But CATHARSIS'' live show was the real achievement, causing mosh pits at nearly all of the 20-30 shows that they played together. Years later, Drake joined forces with Jake to form FATAL CHAOS, which was the precursor to DRG. "I have always been surrounded by music, my dad was the lead guitarist for the band REEK HAVOK, and I play for his band whenever I get a free moment". Drake''s precision timing and solid performance waylays the audience, and earns him the right to be DRG''s backbone of rhythm.

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