American Hitmen

American Hitmen

 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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From the United States Marine Corps to Season 8 of America's Got Talent, the American Hitmen are the answer to the question: What happened to all the good rock bands??!! Mixing the classic rock sound of Zeppelin and Sabbath with the unique style of Muse and Soundgarden, the American Hitmen are breathing life back into a long-struggling genre!

Biography

From the battlefields in Iraq to the legendary stage of Radio City Music Hall, the American Hitmen have done it all! Brothers and Marine Corps Combat Veterans, Tim and Dan Cord, founded the band with fellow Marines and musicians in 2005. After serving 4 honorable years and 2 combat tours in Iraq, they decided to leave the Marine Corps to pursue a career in music in 2007. The brothers left the over-saturated Southern California music scene and moved to Utah, where they fell into true harmony with the addition of drummer, Phil Snyder, and bassist, Dave Briggs.

In late 2009, the band was invited to be the first American rock band in 36 years to perform in Vietnam. At the Ho Chi Minh City Hard Rock Café, the American Hitmen made brought a new and unfamiliar sound to the Vietnamese people, performing Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way” with none other than Run DMC in front of a sold-out crowd on the night of the Hard Rock grand opening.

In 2013, the band auditioned for and made it through 3 elimination rounds on Season 8 of America’s Got Talent, finishing out their run with a pitch perfect live and televised performance at Radio City Music Hall. With their new found popularity, the band hit the North American tour circuit with a fury! Within the last 3 years, the American Hitmen have performed alongside some of the most internationally recognized musicians, such as Foo Fighters, Living Colour, Black Stone Cherry, the Charlie Daniels Band, Sheryl Crow, 3 Doors Down, Social Distortion and many more!

In 2016, the band toured Europe and the UK once on their own in April, and were invited back for an Armed Forces Entertainment tour in June/July. The band finished out their second tour by performing for 13,000+ active duty military and their families on Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany!

The American Hitmen are definitely becoming the true definition of all things American and Rock ‘n’ Roll! 

Discography

American Hitmen (LP) 2009
Soundtrack of Violence (LP) 2011
Give Em What They Want (LP) 2015


Set List

Originals
Contagious
Can't Take the Fire Away
Cold Woman
She's Got Seoul
The Proposition
Bless Me
Devil's Country
Sleeping Mind
Broken Down and Dead
Blackened
Symmetry
And Another Thing...
Water's Edge
Give 'Em What They Want
Born Again
What Isn't Could've Been

Cover Songs
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
Nutshell - Alice in Chains
Tyler - The Toadies
Paint It Black - Rolling Stones
Sympathy - Rolling Stones
Hotel California - The Eagles
Walking the Dog - Rufus Thomas
Ice Cream Man - Van Halen
Crazy - Gnarles Barkley
Trouble - Elvis Presley
All You Ever Wanted - The Black Keys