Thurkills Vision…winner of the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands 2011.
From the bio on Sonicbids,
“Thurkills Vision is a 5 piece melodic metal outfit hailing from Lowell, Massachusetts. Formed in 2006, the group is led by the fierce and equally alluring voice of singer Yamil Melendez; combining influences of metal, alternative, and rock to create a hybrid sound that can’t be easily categorized. The hard hitting rhythm section featuring David Malave on drums and bassist Matt Frotten lay the foundation for guitarists Eric Williams and Bobby Rourke, who drive the band with their aggressive, thrash-inspired playing. Along with the auditory assault that is their music, the band also brings to the table a high-intensity live show, which has become a staple for the group. Since forming, the band has played shows all over the New England area, sharing the stage with national touring acts such as Sevendust, 10 Years, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, Three Days Grace, Escape the Fate, Seether, Taproot, Nonpoint, and Powerman 5000, to name a few.”
“Instrumentation, David Malave – Drums, Eric Williams – Guitar, Yamil Melendez – Vocals, Bobby Rourke – Guitar,
Matt Frotten – Bass”
Their EP came out in March of 2011. Here is the interview we did.
How did you get started, little history bio basically?
We mostly met in high school, and we found Eric in the classifieds like a puppy.
What or who inspired you?
Sevendust, Pantera, Metallica, Korn, Rage Against the Machine. Seeing these bands live inspired a few of us to want to be musicians.
What instruments do you play and who manufactured them?
Pearl Session Custom, a Gibson Les Paul, a Schecter, a Fender bass, the singer uses Shure mics.
What do you listen too?
A little bit of everything…Sevendust, A Day to Remember, Of Mice and Men, Lil Wayne, Eminem, Tupac, some local artists.
What makes you happy? sad?
Performing, writing, friends, the van. The Patriots losing the Superbowl.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Watch movies, play video games, travel, spend time with friends.
If you could do anything you wanted what would it be?
Anything else you think people don’t already know about you that you want to share?
We love each other’s hair and we have separation anxiety.
Have you got another album in the works and/or music videos?
We have another album in the works. We are spending some time writing currently. Possibly an acoustic album in the future also. Another music video, definitely. We had a lot of fun creating the first one. (www.youtube.com/thurkillsvisionmusic – video for “My Theory“)
Who manages you?
Ali Pini & David Malave
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