ALLELE (pronounced Uh-Leel) is a hard rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2002 by vocalist Wally Wood and guitarist Lane Maverick(Ex-Otep). Allele released their debut album, Point of Origin in 2005.
Recorded at Cleveland’s Spider Studios under Corporate Punishment Records and produced by Ben Schigel (Chimaira, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, Bleed the Sky, Rikets) singer for nu metal band Switched, Point of Origin became an album that showed the many sides of this complex ensemble, and assuredly guaranteed them a spot in the hearts and CD collections of Rock fans and on radio playlists for years to come.
Singer Wood put it best when he said, “I want Allele to be in every single person’s musical vocabulary. We have a message of unity we want to share with everyone. We’d be happy just to pack clubs. I humbly think that we won’t become an icon thing. That’s rare. That’s when music was to be innovated and you can no longer innovate because it’s all been done. I think the time of being an icon is over. Obviously, I would love to get to a point where our band could headline arenas, who wouldn’t? But that is such a huge goal. I would be happy headlining a 500 person venue, six days a week. That would be the greatest thing to us. If God had a sense of humor, and we were selling out arenas, I wouldn’t even know what to say.”
BLEEDING IN STEREO
Birthed from a small industrial town in northeast Florida comes a band named Bleeding in Stereo. Their origin is humble to say the least but the band has been gaining attention worldwide since its inception in 2010. It all began as a concept spilling from the mouth of grunge inspired songbird Keith Allen. He wanted an outlet to channel the raw emotion that all beings deal with in life, into audio therapy. In 2010 he did just that with the release of the “Wound and the Echo” EP. This work was very well received by music enthusiasts and critics alike. The band quickly saw validation of this when WWE picked up the single,” Black or White”, to be featured on their television shows for tag team group Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel. In addition to WWE featuring the song on WWE 2K12 the video game, “Black or White” has been used by VH1, Fuse on demand, History Channel’s American Restoration, NFL Thursday Night Football, CMT, and NBC’s World of Adventure Sports. The “Wound and the Echo” EP also had tracks “Distance” and “Fade Away” used in a variety of programs and all three songs are still being used to this day. The “Wound and the Echo” era led the band to many great opportunities following the success of their freshman release. Bleeding in Stereo has had the privilege to share the stage with many great acts such as Sevendust, Candlebox, Sick Puppies, Nonpoint, Red, Stone Sour, Rev Theory, Cold, My Darkest Days, Halestorm, Shinedown and many many more. They were also honored to be selected to play at Welcome to Rockville 1,2, and 3 in Jacksonville,FL. With thousands of views on Youtube, a hard hitting live show and a successful first release where do you go from there? In early 2014 the band answered just that. Keith and drummer, Eddie Leo Floyd, entered the studio to begin writing and demoing what would become their first full length and latest release “Waiting to Crash”. Allen and Floyd drew heavy influence from their grunge roots while revisiting power houses such as Genesis, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Simple heartfelt music that explores humanity and the emotions that we all feel is what you will find on “Waiting to Crash”. It is an audio experience that beckons the listener to drop all guards and simply exist in the moment. The latest album has already been heard by thousands of people and it is being embraced as the bands greatest release to date. Bleeding in Stereo is currently in the works of planning a tour for the summer of 2015 and bringing their music to new fans worldwide. Bleeding in Stereo is Keith Allen, Eddie Leo Floyd, Brian Woodward, and Jeremy Destin.