Born from the ashes of Death Angel, one of the great heavy metal bands that arose from the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1980's, SWARM is poised to blast a new musical beachhead. With influences ranging from AC/DC, Led Zep, Aerosmith and Black Sabbath to Janis Joplin, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix and The Doors, from Motorhead, Discharge and GBH to Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder and Stevie Ray Vaughan, throw in some Van Halen, Nick Cave, Alice in Chains, Tom Waits, Queen and Soundgarden ... this is one tasty stew of musical bliss!
SWARM is vocalist Mark Osegueda, Rob Cavestany on guitar and drummer Andy Galeon, all cousins and ex-Death Angel members, joined by Michael Isaiah on bass.
Possessed with the same fire and passion that invigorated their previous bands, SWARM has been playing for increasingly excited audiences around the Bay Area and looking for opportunities to spread their music around the country and across the world.
Although the demise of Death Angel, The Organization, Silver Circus and other predecessors left their scars, SWARM is energized by the music they've created and the response of their ever expanding fan base. Recent live shows by SWARM include performances at The Exotic Erotic Ball with Motorhead at the Cow Palace, The Fillmore Auditorium, The Viper Room, The Great American Music Hall, Bottom of the Hill and at a recent Paradise Lounge performance, Metallica ' s Kirk Hammett joined SWARM on stage for two songs.
A four-song EP cd is available and the initial pressing of 1000 units is almost sold out. For more information on the band, the EP and upcoming performances, SWARM's web site is www.swarminfo.com.
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