Outcome of Betrayal
Outcome of Betrayal is a new metal band based in Saint Louis, Missouri. The band had its beginnings in 2008. Guitarist Brian Crangle and vocalist James Simpson, friends from prior music ventures, decided to start their own group.
The next year, in 2009, Patrick Sommer was added to the band as the drummer and things really started to come together. After months of searching Jarrod Meine was added as the second guitarist, followed by Mark Drago as the bands bass player.
By June of 2010, the band had composed music and perfected a full set list. It was at this same time that they recorded a demo CD of 4 songs. Not long after the demo was released the band decided to move forward without Jarrod Meine. Almost immediately Alex Hughes stepped in as the last piece of the band.
Outcome of Betrayal is now working on a full length EP. They have already released the first song from the EP, Right of Passage. Right of Passage has been received with enthusiasm by metal music listeners. Three more songs will be released after Christmas, and the full EP will be available in 2012.
Outcome of Betrayal has been influenced by a number of well-known metal bands. They include Soilwork, Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Haste the Day, and In Flames. The band took inspiration from these groups and learned from each of their skills and styles. In the end, the band has created a unique style with fast and heavy instrumentals and a wide range of vocal techniques and sounds.
Outcome of Betrayal is an exciting new metal band with a sound of their own. They hope to be very active in the music industry, and bring their music out worldwide.
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