Darren Van Frankenstein
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D.V.F. is the founder co- lead singer/guitarist of the Christian Metal/Rock band, SozoRox. I am currently mixing our new CD, Renewed Existence. Ty Tabor of King's X, Jelly Jam fame, will be mastering it. All the songs posted on this profile are tunes I have built up from random riffs and songs I have had sitting on my PC for the past 4 years. Just taking time to finish them for the masses to hear! Please visit facebook.com/sozoroxstl, reverbnation.com/sozorox, sozorox.com to hear and see Sozorox in action.
Band/artist history
SozoRox band incarnation-2003 Touring history-2003-2009 Back on tour 2015- Albums: SozoRox/Self titled (2004) Sozorox/Metal with a Mission (2006) Sozorox/Renewed Existence (coming 2016)
Have you performed in front of an audience?
D.V.F.'s main band-SozoRox,has played all over the St.louis tri-state area.Playing live is such a huge high.When you have a crowd of 300 or more people enjoying what your doing,the energy is incredible.Special Moments???When my main band won 1st and 2nd place consecutively in 2008/2009 "Battle of the Christian Bands" Iuka,IL and performing live at Six Flags on October's Fright Fest stage,and in the summer jamming in front of the Six Flags "Batman" ride! 2016 finds us opening for national touring acts, a new CD to be released, and a new fire that has been lit beneath us.
Your musical influences
In NO particular order~EDDIE VAN HALEN, VAN HALEN, NUNO BETTENCOURT, MEGADETH, DRAMAGODS, DREAM THEATRE, JOHN SCHLITT, KING'S X, TY TABOR, STRYPER, DOKKEN, MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JOE SATRIANI, STEVE VAI, GEORGE LYNCH, QUEENSRYCHE, BEATLES, EXTREME, SAMMY HAGAR, KANSAS,ACE FREHLEY, KISS, LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT, VINNIE MOORE, RUDY SARZO,BILLY SHEENAN, TONY MACALPINE, RANDY RHOADS, DWEEZIL ZAPPA, TRIUMPH, RIK EMMETT, CREED, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, BILLY SQUIER, ELO, CHRIS CORNELL, DAMN YANKEES, DEF LEPPARD, EVERCLEAR, FOO FIGHTERS, GENESIS, GS MEGAPHONE, JOHN ELEFANTE, LYNCH MOB, JELLY JAM, PLATYPUS, OZZY, NIGHT RANGER, QUIET RIOT, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, RATT, SCOTT STAPP, GUNS AND ROSES, SOUNDGARDEN, STEVE MORSE,STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, TOMMY SHAW, THIRD DAY, AUDIOSLAVE, ALTER BRIDGE, BLS, THIRD DAY, SKILLET, AUDIO ADRENALINE, AND MANY,MANY MORE!!
What equipment do you use?
I am currently endorsing the following- EVH Wolfgang guitars, EVH 5150III amplification, EVH/MXR pedals, Line 6 wireless units, Intune guitar picks, Ernie Ball Colbalt strings, Rock-n-Roll Gangstar apparel
Anything else?
Gig history- Grace Church (Bethalto IL) Grace Church (Bethalto IL.) Grace Church (Bethalto IL.) River of Life Church (Alton IL.) Grace Outdoor Outreach (Bethalto IL.) Return of the Rock/ Outdoor Concert/ Cornerstone Church (Bethalto IL.) CornerStone Coffee House (Cottage Hills IL.) Ten Mile Baptist Church (Mcleansboro, IL.) Harvest SuperBowl Party (Alton IL.) Kirkwood Baptist/ One Movie Benefit (St Louis Mo) The Gathering Place James Lieland benefit (Alton IL.) Riverside Church/ Friday Night Fever (St. Charles MO) Kingdom Treasures (Fairview Heights IL.) Solid Rock Kaffee Searcy Family Benefit, (St. Charles MO.) Christian Paintball Association (Texico IL) Atypical HUS Benefit, (St. Louis Mo.) El Shaddai Ranch Solid Rock Kaffee Bombers baseball game (Alton, IL.) RiveRock- (St. Charles Mo) The Realm- Opened for Justifide NCAA Final Four Outreach (St. Louis) Club 1 A.D (Pittsburg, IL.) Club 1 A.D. (Pittsburg IL.) Joplin GodStock (Joplin, Mo.) Christian Paintball (Texico, IL.) The Rave (Warrenton, Mo) A.D.Fest (Pittsburg, IL.) Truthfest (Burlington, Iowa) Morton Assembly Of God (Morton, IL) New Life Fest (Clinton IL) First Christian Church (Alton, IL.) Bayless Coffee House (St. Louis Mo) The Rave (Warrenton Mo.) Shoutfest (Warrenton Mo.) Crosspointe Fellowship (O'Fallon Mo.) Days Of Praise (Alhambra IL.) CPPA Finals (Texico IL.) New Youth Center Christening/The Cave (Festus Mo.) The Stomp(Mesqutah,Il) Christian Rock Concert Club/Dante's (St.louis,Mo) The Refinery(Decatur,IL) The Underground(Clinton,IN) SonFest(Marion,Il) Private birthday(Clinton,IN) Battle of the bands(Springfield,Il) Woodriverstock(Wood River,IL) House of Victory(East Alton,IL) Shoutfest 06'(Granite city,IL) (Herrin,IL) Reggie Clemmens Freedom festival(Flourissant,Mo) C.S.M Concert (St.Peter's,Mo) Hyde Park Festival 07'(St.Louis,MO.) Reggie Williams Benefit (St.Louis,Mo) Concert w/Andre in Parking lot(Flourissant,Mo) Creepy Crawl Battle of the Bands(St.Louis,Mo.) African American Festival/Fountain park (St.Louis,MO.) Mt.Olive Baptist Church(St.Louis,MO.) The Mill Skatepark(Granite City,IL) Daystar Church(Flourissant,MO.) Six Flags (Eureka,Mo.) The Comedy Forum (St.Peter's,Mo.) O.T.B.M. Back to school Bash Concert (Granite City,Il) Battle for the prize/Battle of the Bands (Iuka,Il) 2nd place winners Jesus fest (Granite City,Il) Six Flags (Eureka,Il) Hyde Park Festival 08'(St.Louis,Mo.) Harvest festival (Hamel,Il) Celebrate Jesus Music Festival(Paragould,AS) Cruzn' RT.66 Live music venue (St.Louis,MO) Just Bills Music Venue (Overland,Mo) East Alton Ice Arena (East Alton,IL) New Life Evangelical Center/KNLC TV24(St.Louis,MO) Jesus Fest V (Steelville,Mo) The Firebird (St. Louis, Mo) Pop's concert Venue (St. Louis, Mo.) Fubar (St. Louis, Mo)
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