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Wastewalker

Wastewalker was formed from the ashes of ex-Sumerian Records Sacramento CA heavy hitters Conducting From the Grave. The band is thebrainchild of main CFTG songwriter/lead guitarist John Abernathy. After 2 Sumerian releases and a successful crowdfunded, self titled, albumwith Conducting From the Grave, most of the members of the now defunct band decided the full time musician life was no longer for them.Thus, the band decided to go out with a bang and play a few final shows in Northern CA for sold out crowds, with fans flying in from all overthe world. Still struck with the fire to n ...read more

Wastewalker was formed from the ashes of ex-Sumerian Records Sacramento CA heavy hitters Conducting From the Grave. The band is thebrainchild of main CFTG songwriter/lead guitarist John Abernathy. After 2 Sumerian releases and a successful crowdfunded, self titled, albumwith Conducting From the Grave, most of the members of the now defunct band decided the full time musician life was no longer for them.Thus, the band decided to go out with a bang and play a few final shows in Northern CA for sold out crowds, with fans flying in from all overthe world. Still struck with the fire to not only create metal, but perform it live, John decided to make a fresh start with a new line up of talentedmusicians with an updated sound and vision, as well as a new band name - Wastewalker. Inspired by a passion for post apocalyptic videogames, movies, and literature, John "Abernasty" wrote and engineered the debut album "Funeral Winds" with the help of Nate Graham onguitar, (Sepsis), Cam Rogers on vocals (Alterbeast) Justin Tvetan on drums (Journal, ex Aenimus), and Joel Barerra on bass (exPsychosomatic guitarist) with producer Zack Ohren handling mixing and mastering duties (All Shall Perish, Carnifex, Entheos, CFTG etc.) atShark Bite studios in Oakland CA. Sonically the band differs from Conducting From the Grave in a few ways but also retains the signature melodic thrashy metalcore/deathmetal sound that brought CFTG to the forefront of the Northern CA metal scene. There are more layered chords, more blast beats and somesynth layers sparsely thrown in for good measure, essentially adding a blackened feel to the more upbeat CFTG sound. The breakdownelement is diminished from Conducting From the Grave, yet it is still present, used tastefully. Cam Rogers from Alterbeast (Unique LeaderRecords) delivers a stellar vocal performance throughout the album stylistically similar to The Black Dahlia Murder, Cattle Decapitation andBehemoth, with lyrical themes ranging from overcoming substance abuse, to income inequality, to the inevitable downfall of the human racedue to war. Nate Graham brings guitar solos to the table that are reminiscent of Revocation's Dave Davidson and Chris Storey of All ShallPerish. Justin Tvetan knocks the drums out of the park as you would expect if you ever heard his math metal project Journal. The bass linesplayed by Joel Barerra are interesting and complex beneath the walls of strummed chords and blast beats, but hold down the root when theyneed to. Expect big things from Wastewalker following the release of their debut album "Funeral Winds" « hide

Similar Bands: Conducting From The Grave, Alterbeast, Inferi, The Black Dahlia Murder, All Shall Perish

Funeral Winds
2016

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