After the Apocalypse
After The Apocalypse was formed in the summer of 2020. Forged from the shambles of a decaying Cleveland metal scene in the height of the ongoing pandemic. Marco Quiroz and Tyler Lamerson were former members of bands (King, 3SO, One Click Crazy, Space Monkey) and had decided to make music individually when there was no live music due to the Covid 19 lock down. Eddie Hursky, a long time fan and friend had come in to do vocals and then the trio had decided to contact long time friend and drummer Eric Matthews (Red Giant, Order 66, Pro-pain). After 2 years of rehearsals and demos, the four of them were ready to take things to the stage, exploding onto the scene with their eclectic mixture of styles ranging from thrash to hardcore to nu-metal. A friend of the band had said back in 2020 “Why are you forming a band now? You won’t be able to play till after the apocalypse”. He was right and that’s when they emerged. The four horseman looking to open the final seal on the Cleveland music scene.
Ash Hollow started in 2019 when front man Corey Garrow and drummer Tim Bray met in the U.S. Army. After talking about similar taste in music they discovered they both had a deep passion for music. sense then they brought in Corey's old friend Quentin Jakisha to join and play lead guitar. they kept in touch until Corey, and Tim got out of the military and moved back to Cleveland, Ohio in 2022. They then met Ren Adams and brought her in to play bass. After Corey decides to move to lead vocals they brought in Tobyn Hill to play Rhythm guitar The band is heavily focused on bringing peoples attention to major issues in the world like, suicide awareness within the military and in our youth, and other major issues with in daily struggles of life. we hope that our music can help someone the same way music has saved us.
Originally started in 2014, Assault had seen numerous lineup changes, demos, and even a second-place win at the Tri-C High School Rock Off before solidifying their current company of serious shredders. Featuring Dylan Andras’s (Mutilation Barbecue, Olathia) abrasive vocals and devastating guitar work—matched only by the mind-bending chops of guitarist Dom Velioniskis—Dave McJunkins’ thunderous bass grooves and the explosive drumming of Owen Pooley (200 Stab Wounds), Assault has become a force to reckoned with in the metal community.
Paradox Rift 2022 CLEVELAND MUSIC AWARD WINNER
Melodic Death/ Extreme Metal outfit from Cleveland, Ohio-Paradox Rift came out swinging!! releasing their crushing self-titled EP back in December 2019. Making a name for themselves by combining their melodic death/math style with heavy grooves, progressive twists and technical nuances to keep their listeners reeling for what comes next. Since then, the group has been very active! Having shared the stage with countless legendary bands such as Deicide, Kataklysm, Ringworm, Inhuman Condition, Axioma, Pyrexia, Enterprise Earth, Inoculation, Pound, Sentinels and many, many more!! Now, with their latest Demo release: "Dismembered by Dogs" P-Rift intends on shattering all expectations! They've proved this even further by WINNING the "BEST METAL BAND" award at the Inaugural 2022 Cleveland Music Awards!! Stay tuned for news on a full-length album that is expected in late 2023! With lot's of other new content along the way!