Samothrace formed in early 2006 with the intent of writing heavy, blues-based doom with an emphasis on forging our own sound in the community. We released our debut album, “Life’s Trade,” in 2008 on 20 Buck Spin Records. Our 2nd album, “Reverence to Stone” was released July 2012. Heavy music for heavy times.
HE WHOSE OX IS GORED
Tuned down and turnt up, Seattle’s He Whose Ox Is Gored has been tearing up the underground with their unique synthesis of doom, progressive elements and shoegaze since 2009. After a few years and different rhythm lineups, founding members Brian McClelland (Guitar, Vocals) and Lisa Mungo (Synths, Keyboards, Vocals) have solidified the rhythm section with Mike Sparks (Bass) and John O’Connell (Drums) and have been locked in for several years now. Coming off their highly acclaimed ‘Rumors’ 7” released last fall on Bleeding Light Records, He Whose Ox Is Gored will be releasing even more material in 2015. Plans for a 7” through Fainting Room Collective and the band’s highly anticipated full length debut ‘The Camel, The Lion, The Child’ through Bleeding Light Records along with a fall tour are already planned. Production for the album took place in Seattle at Red Room and Ex Ex Audio and was recorded by Robert Cheek (Serial Hawk, Noise-A-Tron) with some additional recording taking place at Avast Studios
with Randall Dunn (Sunn0))), Earth). Matt Bayles (Isis, Mastodon) handled mixing duties and frequent collaborator Blake Blickel mastered the album at Dynamic Sound Service. ‘The Camel, The Lion, The Child’ will be released digitally and on limited edition vinyl (500 Double LP, Gatefold) by Bleeding Light Records and Breathe Plastic Records (Netherlands) will be releasing a limited edition tape version of the album.
Disrotted was formed in mid 2013 by members of other local bands such as Pit of Spikes, Sick/Tired, Hate, and Harpoon with the mindset of playing slow, depressing, funeral paced doom infused with death metal. This is the bleak soundtrack for entering the void.
Atonement Theory is Jay Jancetic’s “solo” work. Debut EP to be released this spring on IDefy Records. Live performances will also be coming soon.
I began my musical endeavors around the age of 16 playing in several Buffalo, NY based Straight Edge Hardcore bands before re-locating to Chicago Illinois where I joined the band Extinction.
I later went on to join Arma Angelus and have since been in several bands such as Stabbed By Words and Holy Roman Empire before taking a long needed brake from touring and playing in a steady band.
During that time, I began writing music and conceptualizing what I felt was music that perfectly embodied all of the elements I like best about music, as well as something that represented my emotions. Something that was heavy, dark and brooding, yet melodic.
I am also currently guitarist for Metal/Hardcore band Harm’s Way.