Aftertayst is a heavy metal band hailing from Santa Rosa, California, influenced by Iced Earth, Metallica, Testament, Pantera, Guns N Roses, Motley Crue, etc.
They write fast, aggressive, in-your-face riffs, with melody and hooks that grab the listener. The live show is high energy and relentlessly powerful, but most importantly, a lot of fun.
Aftertayst has been a gigging since 2002 but when Miggs joined in May of 2006 thery really kicked it up and have been hitting it hard since. They have over 200 shows under their belt and have played from Jimmy Z’s in Everett, Washington to the Whisky and Key Club in Los Angeles to The Muse in Nashville. They have had the pleasure of opening for metal greats Testament, Death Angel, Otep, Powerman 5000, Diecast, Vicious Rumors and more. The 1ST full length CD dropped in August of 2008. They were played on “Talking Metal” episode 251, and have received positive reviews in Metal Hammer Nov, ‘08t issue, and Target Audience Magazine in Sept. of ’08. They are currently working on the follow up CD due by summer 2011.
Kyle "The Durk" Durkee - Drums
Dan "Mr Dank" Kabanuck - Rythm Guitar
Miguel "Miggs" Martinez - Lead & Background Vocals
Lee "Bastard" Baxter - Lead Guitarist
Gabe "The Mouth" Ramos - The Bass
"Fade" from Self Execution was released as the 1st single and is streaming on-line in several places and a professional video was made by Roaring Mouse Productions in Cotati CA.
Self Execution - released in August 2008.
4,500 3 songs demos were gven away prior to the cd release. Check out myspace for streaming tracks and go to cdbaby to order a CD.
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Aftertayst have nailed that classic thrash sound of Sodom and Overkill - you know, the bands that we...Aftertayst have nailed that classic thrash sound of Sodom and Overkill - you know, the bands that were more fun but never made it as big as Slayer.
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Aftertayst is a classic metal act that calls Santa Rosa their home. The California metal scene defin...Aftertayst is a classic metal act that calls Santa Rosa their home. The California metal scene definately had a strong effect on this band. Their tracks remind you of some of the legends of metal, including Exodus, Metallica, and Testament. The vocals are the definition of old school metal, from high screams to thunderous lows. The riffs are simple but keep your head banging until your neck cramps up. This is truly a metal band for fans of TRUE metal. They have already played numerous shows and have been raising hell all over California. If thrash continues to make its return, this band will be in the forefront So raise your fists, turn it up, and let the headbanging commence.
Aftertayst has about 30 original songs and several covers in their arsenal. They generally play about 45 minutes but can play about 2 hours of all originals. They have a standard 6 or so songs we always play and then mix the set up with 2-3 others. They pull out the covers depending on the audience and how much time is alotted to play.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.