In August 2005, singer Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth met through some common friends. After becoming acquainted, and finding that there was much in common between them, they began writing songs together. Soon thereafter they enlisted the help of Los Angeles drummer Jeff Fabb and formed the band Dying Star. Unhappy with where the band was headed, they decided to take on a new musical direction. By mid-2005, the lineup included Brink, Howorth, Fabb, guitarist Blake Bunzel, and bassist Josh Newell. The band recorded demos and posted them on MySpace, where they generated an internet following. The demos included rough versions of "Ashes", "The Legacy of Odio", "Next Life", "This Moment", and "Prayers", as well as a cover of Slayer's "Postmortem". During the winter of 2005, Newell departed from the band to focus on his other project, Ketaset, as well as his audio engineering work. Producer Pascual Romero (currently in Tinhorn) was then the bassist for a time before friend of the band Jesse Landry was eventually tapped to round out the band permanently. Rob "Blasko" Nicholson, the bassist for Ozzy Osbourne became the band's manager after discovering them through MySpace.
Why We Listen To:
Because they are freakishly amazing!. Its probably the first band i heard with a woman doing FULL brutal vocals and such and still love them. They have some crappy songs that is true, however most of them are at least good. They have nice guitars, fast passed and even slow passed balads. Maria has a very nice voice (despite her bimbo-like good looks) and their cover of "Call Me" of "The Blondie" is surprisingly good. Anyway, im not really good with this post, I have low to no experience of it. Anyway, i totally recommend the band if you are into hardcore stuff (Athanasia you should REALLY check them out since you like Alexisonfire and such) Thats all....See ya