By: Ben G. Rowin
In all the coverage of music in San Diego, we have left out a major genre until now! The Hardcore/Metal scene is huge and there are some amazing bands playing some outstanding metal in Americaâ€™s Finest City. Growing up listening to metal and catching Headbangerâ€™s Ball on the weekends, I have a special love for this type of music. I was stoked when I heard about Despite The Wolves and that they were fans of NUG Magazine. These guys are a heavy bunch for sure but they also have some very melodic sounds. Anyone who plays music has to respect how difficult it is to play fast and well at the same time. So here is a little history on the band.
Summer of 2006 found Nolan Davis and Sebastian Wynn auditioning lead guitarists/bassists. Marco Savoia shredded his way into the band and Despite The Wolves twisted into shape. Shortly after, they started to play shows and gained their following as a three piece. Numerous efforts to add a second guitarist buckled. The three decided to bite the bullet and Despite The Wolves headed to the studio to record their debut album, Throwing Knives at Mirrors. Three months of studio work with Jeremy Craw and the tracks were completed. In perfect sync, the search for a new guitarist continued and Despite The Wolves took on the youngster, Ryan (Boo) Fawley. They carried on writing and playing shows for the next year. When the band thought they were complete, they met vocalist Jeremy Hall, he presented the idea of a second vocalist to Despite The Wolves, and one practice deep, they knew they had found the winning combination.
If you are into Hardcore/Metal NUG Magazine absolutely recommends checking these guys out. They are playing all over San Diego. You can find out more on their myspace page.Â myspace.com/despitethewolves