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BULLET TO THE HEART
Bullet To The Heart was formed in 2017 out of the ashes of a previous project that went through various trails. Draven DC on drums and Audrey Behun on lead vocals found the perfect set to join their ever growing cause. Brian Benischek was discovered playing out by himself with nothing but a guitar. At that time, he was searching for others who shared his passion for music. Tom Monroe, reunited with his friend Brain and he joined the band to add the essential other half of the rhythm section on the bass.
Adding to the band’s original songs, Brian and Tom put their artistic spin on Audrey and Draven’s previously written music and the single “Locked Inside” was released. This single was featured on numerous radio outlets including 95 Will Rock, 101.1 WKQX, Asgard Radio, and Q Rock 100.7. Bullet To The Heart’s debut show sold out downstairs Subterranean in Chicago. Gaining traction fast the band released a brand new logo via the artist Paul Johnsen. Subsequently, after playing a few shows around the Chicagoland area, their fans were asking where they could access more music. Eager to please their fans and crank out some more tunes, they took to the studio to write their first album.
They began recording their debut album “Bulletproof”. The album was to show you move from the old into the new, a new beginning, and to be 10 feet tall and bulletproof.
After much support and love from their fans, “The Bloodline” was born. This would come to be an exclusive group of fans that consist of people who share the same vision and want to help the band spread their message. BTTH embraces everyone and extends themselves to anyone who feels alone and needs a voice in the darkness.
Taking inspiration from “The Bloodline” and seeing their hardships firsthand, the band went back into the studio to create their 2018 release “Trials and Tribulations”. T&T features songs about life’s trails such as mental illness, drug addiction, loss, rage, and finding salvation. As a result, they released their single/title track “Trials And Tribulations”. The band plans to spread their current message, awareness, and to give redemption to those we have lost to life’s trails and purpose to those that need it.