Formed in 2003 in Austin TX, Vows in Ashes has been invading Texas with a barrage of extreme metal. The sound of Vows in Ashes ranges from brutal technicality to melodic harmonies which would remind true metalheads of the golden age of classic metal.
With a lineup that combines the influences of all relevant subgenres of metal , Vows in Ashes , aims to please all who would appreciate music and metal in its purest form. Bands such as Iron Maiden, Helloween, Old Man's Child, Opeth, Borknagar, Blind Guardian, and others have influenced the sound and philosophy of Vows in Ashes.
In 2005 Vows in Ashes released their first demo entitled, Fallen Watchers, which is on sale now @ www.vowsinashes.com . Songs include Fallen Watchers, and Warscrolls. Lyrically , Vows in Ashes explores all sides of life, death, fantasy, despair, hate, darkness, and power. There is no limit to what Vows in Ashes can create , and they plan to challenge the listeners of the world to experience the power made-into music that Vows in Ashes continues to create.
Vows in Ashes are:
Joel Rogers: Guitar
Mario Silvas: Drums
Orlando Logan Perez: Vocals/Bass
Lance Alba: Guitar
The complete line up of Vows in Ashes formed in the Summer of 2003 with the addition of vocalist Logan Perez to the existing trio of Lance Alba (guitars), Joel Rogers (guitars), and Mario Silvas (drums). The formative years of the band began in the Spring of 2000 when Joel searching for band members had a chance meeting with Lance in a college class both were enrolled in. Upon talking, it was determined both had similar musical interests and began playing guitar together at Joel's off campus apartment. With Lance being very accomplished at finger style and classical guitar, and Joel being an experienced and studied lead guitarist the two wrote five classical/acoustic guitar titles over the next few years all being of high complexity and arrangement, and displaying the creativity and skill of both guitarists. Two of the songs were recorded in the fall of 2001, but were recorded in analog and got no further than the pre-production stage. Look for some of these tracks to appear on future Vows in Ashes releases.
The first few years Joel and Lance were together they had auditioned various drummers and bass players, none being satisfactory in the style the two were looking for. However, in early 2003, drummer Mario Silvas auditioned, blowing away all expectations formely possessed by the guitar duo. Mario was added to the ranks immediately bringing un-paralleled style, skill, and song writing abilities to the fold.
Now with the group being a trio, the search for a bass player ensued. Unfortunately everyone that auditioned was not near the musical level of the three existing band members. Some applicants would arrive to the audition only owning small practice amps, and one applicant informed Joel over the phone he did not even own a bass guitar! Eventually the group decided to begin auditioning vocalists hoping to have better luck. The first vocalist to audition was Logan Perez hailing from San Marcos, Tx, also the hometown of Lance. Logan put on an impressive vocal display, and showed much creativity from the initial audition. The three band members decided a few days later to cancel all other auditions, and add Logan to the group bringing much musical skill and song writing knowledge along with his unlimited charisma to the band. In addition, it was also discovered he would be capable of taking over duties on bass, thus completing the line up.
The journey to obtain the current line up of Vows in Ashes has been long and arduous, but all members fit together and compliment each other so well, it could not have possibly worked any better, with each member being invaluable in what they offer to the group as a whole.
Moving forward, the band has recently recorded a two song demo which will be available to fans in attendance at future live performances. The band also plans on shopping the work to labels with the intent of being able to record every song on a full length album under contract.
We're a live band and play in Texas. We enjoy the reacion that the crowd gives us and would eventually like to play in Europe where we know that our music would have a much better following.
Alot of Powermetal, Classic Metal, Black Metal, and Doom Metal bands. Mostly the older stuff that came out in the 80s and some of the newer stuff that comes from Europe. There are too many mediocre bands that stick to trends and don't really listen to music; we like to say that we are dedicated to what we like.
BC Rich, Marshal, Laney, nothing too special.. no electronic stuff
For booking or serious inquiries e-mail us at
logan : email@example.com
check us out at http://vowsinashes.com
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