Beastmaker began in the Spring of 2014 in Fresno, CA with Trevor William Church on guitar and vocals, John Tucker on bass and Andres Alejandro Saldate on drums.
Beastmaker's inspiration came from bands such as Black Sabbath, Pentagram, St. Vitus and Witchfinder General. With this inspiration, they began crafting their own take on the classic doom genre. A large portion of their inspiration also came from classic horror films from the 1960's and 70's, such as, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Black Sunday and Tombs of the Blind Dead.
The band spent most of their first year writing, recording demos and playing a handful of shows. They have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with bands such as Sleepy Sun, Ape Machine, Black Pussy, Church of Misery, Slow Season and The Midnight Ghost Train.
After the release of their first e.p. titled "You Must Sin," they caught the attention of Rise Above Records owner, Lee Dorian. After hearing them, Lee immediately signed them to his record label, which was only one month after the e.p.'s release. Beastmaker's debut album "Lusus Naturae" from Rise Above Records is due to be released early 2016.