1000 Snakes
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1000 Snakes

Merrillville, Indiana, United States | SELF

Merrillville, Indiana, United States | SELF
Band Rock


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Completed 3 song EP at uptown recording studio in Chicago April 30th 2008. Special thanks to Rob for supporting us.

The album title is "Tear it Down" Track titles are "Let Go" "In The Rain" and "I'm Blind"

Streaming audio available on Jango Airplay and www.myspace.com/1000snakes
Music also available on I-Tunes for purchase.



The early beginnings of the band started when Fred Rhoten and Ed Bittke were freshman in high school, where the two first became friends. Ed was the first to show an interest in music, taking up the bass. By their senior year, Fred had settled on playing the guitar after attempting to learn drums. The two played together in various bands and projects for the next several years. In 2004, Fred had a chance encounter with a drummer named James Bergstrom at a restaurant after Fred noticed James was wearing a Pearl drums t-shirt. Fred, Ed, and James played briefly together before going their separate ways about a year later.

In 2007, wanting to work on a personal musical project, Fred asked Ed and James if they would be interested in contributing bass and drums to a project album called "1000 Snakes". It didn't take long before the project became a band, and the band began working on an album of their own. From that project idea, 1000 Snakes was born.

Musically speaking, the band wanted to take a different approach. While all three come from a hard rock/heavy metal background, they decided to go in another direction. Instead of going back to the sound of a heavy, distorted guitar, an acoustic guitar would be the lead instrument, with bass and drums supplying a driving rhythm section. This idea has lead the band to a unique style, blending elements of classic rock, hard rock, and some heavy metal, as well as the depth of the acoustic guitar sound. It will be interesting to see where 1000 Snakes takes this experimental style.

The band completed it's first round of studio work in April of 2008 and recorded a 3 song EP. This was a goal the band set only 3 months prior to entering the studio.

What sets us apart is our approach to music, we have a solid rock sound fronted by an acoustic guitar. Driving bass rhythms to support that and drum support through proper attacks and driving rhythm as well.

Influences are: Ourselves through support, but bands are Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera, Metallica, God Smack...