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Destruction Evolution


Destruction Evolution (DE), from San Antonio, Texas, is a high energy, Southern Metal band - heavy, but melodic, with a groove & bluesy guitar licks without that screaming, cookie-monster vocal style. They are influenced by Down, COC, Alice in Chains, Black Label Society, Pantera, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Godsmack, Soundgarden, & more. Their most recent work appears on the first GI Jams compilation CD called, “The Original Music of Our U.S. Military Artists”, as well as their debut CD, “Relentless” are both exclusively available at www.gijams.com/web/destructionevolution. The band has been the top metal band in San Antonio since July 2010. Destruction Evolution is signed to EMI and GI Jams as part of a global administration and publishing deal. In 2011, they also signed a distribution agreement with Rhino Custom Products (a Warner Music Group), a label that features Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Alice in Chains and more. The band has a unique yet accessible sound that wins over any rock or metal crowd & has enabled them to open for a diverse collection of rock & metal bands including Saxon, Dokken (twice), Texas Hippie Coalition (twice), Adrenaline Mob, Kill Devil Hill, Kamelot, Hinder, Saving Abel, Black Stone Cherry, Crowbar, Prong & more. In addition, they have played the South Texas Rock Fest with Queensryche, Saxon, & many other national acts. Destruction Evolution has also headlined some of the best live music venues in north and south Texas, including Backstage Live in San Antonio, the Iron Horse Pub in Wichita Falls, and the Rail Club in Fort Worth. Two of their songs have been used in independent films, "Relentless" and “Friend to Enemy” can be heard in the movies “Mindsight” and “WOPS”, respectively. Last but not least, River City Wrestling, a subsidiary of World Wrestling Entertainment was granted permission to utilize their songs as theme/promotional music for their events & wrestlers. What could be more metal than jammin' to Destruction Evolution while watching grown men beat the hell out of each other?! DE also believes whole-heartedly in performing for charitable causes such as St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, the San Antonio Ride 4 Troops, Mr. Holland's Opus foundation and they have a passion for donating their time to Wounded Warriors of our Armed Forces. Their official website is www.destructionevolution.com. Destruction Evolution are: - Steve “Sin” Sinatra – vocals; primary lyricist; Sin is a 20-year Air Force veteran who has served in Operations Desert Storm and Shield (1992) and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2004. He also performs the National Anthem at various sporting events to include, the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, along with minor league baseball and hockey games as well as other events in the military community. - Chris “Penga” Peng, Esq. – lead guitar and backing vocals; Penga puts every ounce of his soul into DE. This is evidenced by his Stevie Ray Vaughan/Zakk Wylde-influenced performances, which are second to none. Also an award winning guitarist, Penga is the primary music writer and lawyer for DE. - Jimmy "The Freak" – Bass; a multi-talented musician, producer and trained sound engineer, “The Freak” has won numerous awards for his performances with bass and guitar. He also writes a good portion of DE’s music. - Kris Ardolino - Drums; Baltimore, MD native, Kris Ardolino was featured in 2006 Modern Drummer Magazine for work on the Dirt "Ashes to Ashes" CD. Previous endeavors include C.O.Y.A., Signs of Tomorrow, DIRT, Drakonus (One Final Stand), and Spillshadow as well as several other ventures with local artists. Baltimore projects included Sadistic, Sound Mind, and Voodoo Highway. He has opened for metal acts Nuclear Assault, Sepultura, Prong, God Flesh, and Testament. In 2002 he relocated to Houston, recorded with Dirt, and eventually moved to San Antonio...final destination - DESTRUCTION EVOLUTION! DE displays a "take no prisoners" attitude on stage with enough energy to power large metropolis. They have a habit of letting the audience participate in their shows by singing along via wireless mic and strumming along on "The Freak's" four string. If you have an opportunity to see them, take it, otherwise you'll miss out on one OUTSTANDING rock show! For Booking in San Antonio, Austin, Houston, San Angelo, North Texas and surrounding areas, email: destructionevolution@gmail.com or call 210-887-7658. For national and international booking in areas not mentioned above, email: info@gijams.com Former members: “Destruction” Mike Christman – rhythm guitar Richie Ibanez - drums Donny "Nails" Nall - rhythm guitar

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JoE SpeeD BanD :)

2012-10-06 16:59:37

OBITUARY Joe speed band was born Dec 25 2009 in the middle of the Iraq desert and died Oct sixth 2012. Joe speed left no family, friends or enemies behind. He always enjoyed writing and preforming his songs for those who would stop and listen. As there has never been any professional recording of the joe speed bands songs they died with him. His last words were HOPE IS THE FUEL FOR FAILURE!!!!!!


2012-03-07 17:09:56

I'm sure that you guys have the best production value on gijams. Love the stuff!! Keep it up.

steven cee

2012-01-31 15:40:25

Appreciate the good feedback,Sin.Means alot coming from you guys,'cause you've been blowing it up,dude!Hoping I'll catch a break through the site and be able to get some real recording time.Meanwhile,I plan to keep writing,recording and riding!!

steven cee

2012-01-31 08:33:40

Hey guys.Been off line for awhile,but recently got my account back up and running with some new material.You guys are sounding great!


2011-11-20 12:02:41

Guys, awesome Jams !! My friends from Injustice Down, pointed me in your direction, they werent wrong :) Ya'll Rock

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