Wastegate is a metal band that formed in 2008 since then completing 12 original CRUSHING metal songs all showing influences of Death, Melodic and Thrash metal, filled with heavy riffs and they’re own unique solo’s, then acquiring a new front-man mid 2010, Wastegate is now ready to unleash hell upon metal and music fans of all kinds everywhere.
MILES FROM EXILE
Miles From Exile (Progressive Thrash Metal) is the embodiment of dedication and precision. Monstrous dueling riffs, bone crushing low-end, brilliant percussion, and versatile vocals will keep you and yours headbanging ’til it hurts.
Speedfreak is a Chicago-based heavy metal band, formed in the summer of 2006. Founding members Kevin (guitars) and Tom (vocals) solidified their rhythm section with Balow (drums) and Dirty Steve (bass) in 2008, and haven’t looked back since. Their blend of the old-school songwriting styles of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Black Sabbath and the heavier styles of more modern bands like Pantera, Metallica and Black Label Society has earned them a loyal following all over the Chicago area. After putting out a series of demos and an EP, they released their first full-length album, “Loaded”, in the summer of 2012, and followed up with the “Baptized In Gasoline” EP in 2013. They are currently playing all over the Midwest, including opening slots in support of national bands like Shadows Fall, Kill Devil Hill, Black Water Rising, & Texas Hippie Coalition; and hope to tour in the near future. So roll with them or get run over, either way they’ll see you on the road!
Since the band’s inception in 2002, HEMI has always been determined to be a band that carried the torch of the true heavy metal sound pioneered by the legendary acts of the 1970’s and 1980’s that influenced them so greatly. Taking such influence and blending it with their own unique style, HEMI has produced a sound that has set them apart from many of the bands of today and put them in a category all by themselves.
Formed in their hometown of Chicago, the band set it’s goals early and cut several demos with various lineups throughout the years before recording and releasing their debut album Fire in the Sky in 2007. Met with an overwhelming response, Fire in the Sky quickly catapulted HEMI into an underground mainstream which caught not only the eyes and ears of thousands of new fans but also critics and industry professionals alike such as famed producer Michael Wagener (Ozzy, Metallica, Dokken, Skid Row, Accept) who gave the band very positive reviews on their work. Fire in the Sky was consequently distributed digitally to every major downloadable channel and is also famous for being the only independently released LP to be distributed by Hot Topic stores across the country.
In 2008 the HEMI teamed up with RavensFilm Productions to contribute the title track of the album to an upcoming motion picture called The Fixer. Director Nick Michalak saw a unique opportunity to work with HEMI further documenting the film’s release and their involvement by producing a music video for the track Fire in the Sky. The video was an instant success and helped expose HEMI even further to a worldwide audience.
The band launched their official YouTube channel in 2010 and received a global welcome that not only furthered their exposure to a worldwide audience but also future touring offers across Europe and South America. With weekly updates for their fans, music videos, backstage highlights and complete show videos, HEMI is determined to bring a full scale experience of the band and it’s members to all of their fans around the world.
Currently working on their second album, HEMI promises that the coming years will be some of the most memorable in the band’s history.