Based out of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolis, Within Chaos, has been tearing up the U.S. as of late in support of their Koch Records debut “Virulent”. The album showcases the mixing of old-school influences, Slayer-style thrash and new-model monsters like Hatebreed and Lamb of God. Within Chaos brings the searing guitar sound courtesy of Jason Huggett who can only be compared to guitar gods of years past. Combined with the low end power and in the pocket presence of Jim Taylor on Bass and Travis Denham on Drums. Bringing it all together on vocals Jay “JC” Childress…Now is the time to rise up and be counted and not passed by the chaos.
Within Chaos offer fans lifetime entry into its live shows…with a catch. The band says, “If you are sick enough to go and get a Within Chaos logo tattoo on your body we will give you lifetime admission to all our shows.”
Squidhammer proudly calls Watertown, Wisconsin home. The band carved out its place in the midwest metal scene in 2018 with their debut album, ‘Power Removal Service’. In early 2018, the band took a road trip to Fort Worth, Texas and recorded the album with producer Russell Hollar in five days and headed straight back home. The album was released independently and has been lovingly accepted into the “favorites” category of many midwest headbangers who have shown so much support. Its tracks have been featured on local radio stations as well as several worldwide internet radio stations. One track has even been played on Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal channel several times.
To ensure the band’s availability, Squidhammer’s founding member, Jake Schultz, has since adopted an open-door approach to the band lineup, meaning that members are free to come and go as they please, and contribute to studio recordings and live performances/tours at whichever level they feel comfortable. This has proven to ensure that only the most passionate, humble, and dedicated people are involved.
‘HAIL THE SQUID‘, the band’s second studio project is currently being rolled out to the world via a series of single releases. Squidhammer is extremely excited to announce that the open-ended and ongoing collection is a Wisconsin collaborative effort. So far, under this series title, 12 planned tracks will feature 20+ vocalists from Wisconsin’s top metal bands. This project is meant to help show everyone just what Wisconsin has to offer to the U.S. metal scene, as Squidhammer continues to tour the country. Squidhammer aims to attract more national and international acts to the great Wisconsin metal scene, benefiting everyone involved!