When the sole original member of Fierce Allegiance decided to part ways with the rest of the band, taking the name with him, the other members were left in a quandary...where should they go from this point? Ultimately, the remaining four decided that they must continue what they had started in Fierce Allegiance. Soon, they had regrouped and overhauled. Having recently recorded four demo tracks, they realized it was necessary to build upon the momentum gained through live shows and the newly recorded songs.
The remaining members then had to take on the arduous task of auditioning vocalists. All of the members had their own conceptions of what the vocals should sound like, but had no idea how everything would work within the overall context of the music. After auditioning various singers Brian was agreed upon to be the best fit for the band. His dedication and willingness seemed to stand out amongst the others. It also helped that he was not annoyed by the members' indecisiveness, as he had to come back to audition multiple times. Finally the last piece of the puzzle was in place. Absolute Vengeance was ready to get out and deliver their music to all who would listen. Nothing could stand in their way. Absolute Vengeance cannot be stopped!
Head banging riffs, fist pumping choruses, and face melting leads; that's what Absolute Vengeance delivers. With a sound forged from elements of thrash, melodic death metal, and classic/power metal, Absolute Vengeance seeks to claim its place in the genre, prevailing over the uninspired mediocrity that characterizes the current American metal scene. Forget whinny lyrics, asymmetrical haircuts, eyeliner, and ten breakdowns per song. Absolute Vengeance is unrelenting in its desire to bring back musicianship and to dispense with the image driven nonsense that overshadows today's metal scene. Willing to share the stage with any band throughout the spectrum of metal, and ready to play any venue, from basements to packed clubs, Absolute Vengeance seeks to unleash a devastating live experience. It is safe to say, they have returned with a vengeance!
We love playing live. That's the whole point of being in a band. It feels good to bring our music to an audience. We want to play as many live shows as possible.
Influences Metallica, Pantera, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Testament, Carcass, Kreator, Slayer, Arch Enemy, Iced Earth, Nevermore, Suicidal Tendencies, Mercyful Fate/King Diamond, Motorhead
Sounds Like Mixture of Power Metal, Thrash Metal and Melodic Death Metal
We like heavy yet melodic guitars with proficient lead work. We love pounding bass and fast drums. Its all about speed, intensity, and passion
Jonathan Clay: Ibanez RGT3120 prestige, Marshall JVM, 1960A cab with 2 V30 and 2 GT75 speakers
Stephen Clay: Custom handmade Librium "Deathstar", VHT Pitbull UL, Carvin 400w 4x12
Drew Landriau: 70's Fender P-Bass with custom pickups, Ampeg bass head, Ampeg Classic 6x10 cab.
Dwight Muhlbradt: Pearl Seession Drums, Pearl Double Eliminator Pedal, Various cymbals
Brian Gant: Sennheiser mics,