Santa Rosa, California, USA

Hard rock meets old school, bay area thrash. Most decribe Aftertayst as GnR meets Metallica. They write with melody and hooks and have a high energy stage show. When they play a show it's always a party.


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.


"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.

Set List

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.