Archer

Archer

BandRockMetal

Rock is back! And it's name is Archer. A one-of-a-kind power-trio with strong, unique melodies, amazing guitar solos and skilled stage performance. It's Guns 'n Roses meets Led Zeppelin meets Zakk Wylde! The future of rock is upon you.

Biography

ARCHER is not just another power trio. Dylan 21 (Guitar and vocals), Isaiah 22 (Bass and vocals) and Duke T McB 21 (Drums) are an intense hard rock and metal band whose music reaches far beyond its years. Archer brings forward a new, hypnotic, and unmistakable blend of songs that leave even shy audiences chanting like a third world mob.

ARCHER prides itself on songwriting, musicianship, and stage performance. The songs are a powerful blend of thundering rhythms, led by Dylan’s blistering guitar work and memorable lyrics. Lighting the way for a new movement that honors the past, and paves the way to the future, ARCHER stands alone as innovators- holding the torch of modern Rock and Metal.

Dylan carries his guitar and vocal duties with a passion. His musings across the fretboard confound and entertain, as he cites important influences such as Randy Rhoads, Tony Iommi, Eddie Van Halen, and Zakk Wylde. His passionate singing lets the audience know just how much the music matters to him; it is truly a wonder to see him weave his talented playing and singing into a singular act. Whether he's on or off the stage, Dylan is always going big.

Isaiah is the bass player of the new millennium. With no formal training and no reservations, he simply plays with his heart and soul, which makes for a formidable cornerstone in any genre of music. Influences such as Cliff Burton (Metallica), Rex Brown (Pantera), and Fat Mike (NOFX) let the world know Isaiah's credible repertoire. As part of Archer, Isaiah knows his role in keeping the energy going onstage while maintaining a musical balance for the group. He's crazy and random, yet deep and intuitive. He'll buy you a drink and ask for nothing in return but if you give him an inch, he'll take a mile. Watch out for this four-stringin' firestorm in the years to come.

Duke T McB; the one, the only, the rock'n'roll royalty. From playing 'Wipeout' with spoons to his dreams of playing upside down over a ring of fire, he is a force to be reckoned with. Duke is the hottest drummer Santa Cruz has to offer, and he'll let you know it! His biggest influences have always been the likes of Buddy Rich, John Bonham, and Phil Collins, although he has finally come to terms with his superiority. Whether he's behind the drum kit or lifting more weight than you, Duke is always willing to remind everyone how much better he is. No one even compares in quality to this exceptional human being, as his chops and biceps can only be eclipsed by his own ego. The bottom line is simply this - don't mess with the best!

A composite of raw energy, technical perfection and subliminal undertones of pure intensity, ARCHER is a combination of past and present styles brought to life in a stage show seething with an energy that brings crowds to a frenzy with fists in the air. Finally... a REAL ROCK BAND and it’s name is ARCHER!

Visit www.MySpace.com/Archer

Lyrics

Pride Before the Fall

Written By: Archer

Verse 1
How has life become such a struggle?
We eat, sleep, breath all the same
War and conflict they are bringing trouble
Satisfy HIM with our pain

Chorus-1
Why fight for no good reason
Why fight at all
Seems to me it’s human treason
Pride before the fall

Verse 2
Doomsday prophets lead us into battle
Claiming it will bring us peace
Turn my brothers into senseless cattle
Satan’s work will never cease

Chorus-2
Why fight for no good reason
Why fight at all
Seems to me it’s human treason
Pride before the fall
Why fight for no good reason
Why fight at all
Seems to me it’s human treason
Pride before the fall

Chorus-3
Why fight for no good reason
Why fight at all
Seems to me it’s human treason
Pride before the fall
Why fight for no good reason
Why fight at all
Seems to me it’s human treason
Pride before the fall
Why fight for no good reason
Why fight at all
No more human treason
Justice for all

Sanctuary

Written By: Archer

Verse 1
My thoughts they’re as stable as wind
My body moves like rock
Lend me soul to abuse
On the door of my death I will knock

Pre-Chorus
Give me a sign to lead on
For I feel that I’ve reach my end
On this earth there’s nothing left
And I can no longer pretend

Chorus
If you look in my eyes you will see there’s no life
For I’m lost and my soul is empty
I’ll give up if I live long enough to survive
In this world of no sanctuary

Verse 2
My days they are drawn long and dim
I sleep at night no more
Lend me your mind to confuse
For mine is too dense to explore

Pre-Chorus
Give me a side to lean on
For I feel that I’ve reach my end
On this earth there’s nothing left
And I can no longer pretend

Chorus
If you look in my eyes you will see there’s no life
For I’m lost and my soul is empty
I’ll give up if I live long enough to survive
In this world of no sanctuary

Bridge
Where a day is a lifetime
Body’s dead, gave my mind up for free
Lying blank in my useless luxury

Possessive Obsession

Written By: Archer

Chorus
You are so weak,
With your possessive obsession.

Verse 1
Your mind created such a dream,
But you were blind to the obscene.
How could neither one foresee?
The chaos that would come to be.

Verse 2
The blood and bruises burn in tears,
The pain can take so many years, to get over
This man who drew himself so near,
A tainted love turned into fear.

Chorus

Verse 3
Castrated man, a broken shell,
A past abuse is where you dwell.
Is it so hard to tame the swell?
Your sadist mind belongs in hell.

Chorus 2
You are so weak,
Come meet my aggression!

Van Salem

Written By: Archer

Verse 1
In the night there’s a dark star coming
Shining through the trees
In the night walks a man who’s lost his mind
And that man is me

No where to run, no time hide
When you’re face to face
See the power of witch behind my name
And then we’ll fall from grace

Pre-Chorus
Pay the piper
Bring the sacrifice
Give your life for blood
Heed the man called

Chorus
Van Salem
The sad vagabond
The mad pilgrim
Bleeding your hearts and minds

Verse 2
Circle round the fire unmask your face
Choose another name
Become one with sons of Salem
Breach the walls of fame

Hold the staff ‘til at last you’ve fallen
Like some child of war
Forsaken once by a god who’s calling
Prophesized what’s in store

Brewtality

Written By: Archer

Verse 1
It always seems like there are things to done
My time should be well spent but my efforts gone
You come to me and I’ll say hand me the task
But when it comes down to it I hide behind the glass

Chorus
If I take a swallow it will set me free
I’ll have nothing to follow but brewtality
If I take a swallow it will set me free
I’ll have nothing to follow but brewtality

Verse 2
One night to the next they all seem the same
But once you play with fire there ain’t no shame
Why don’t you listen now girl why don’t you see
I’ll make your worries vanish you’d better believe

Chorus

Bridge
I’ll set you free with brewtality…

Chorus

Verse 3
Come tip the bottle with me come drown your grief
So take my hand now child I’ll set you, I’ll set you free

Man Who Knows All

Written By: Archer

Verse 1
Approach him if you dare but you never know what you’re gonna get
Except the feeling of a child
Waiting for the moment when you stare into his eyes
And you know it will never come

Pre-Chorus
Oh don’t you know
That he’s a one-man show
Oh don’t you see
That you’ve got to believe

Chorus
He’s a man who knows all
He’s feared and revered for his mind
He’s a man who knows all
And he is the last of his kind

Verse 2
Count his every step until you realize that this is not your fate
To know what’s racing through his mind
Terror and despair have become his only friends and nothing more
From raping minds and taking lives

Pre-Chorus
Oh don’t you know
That he’s a one-man show
Oh don’t you see
That you’ve got to believe

Chorus
He’s a man who knows all
He’s feared and revered for his mind
He’s a man who knows all
And he is the last of his kind

Discography

Archer EP - Archer (2004 - 4 songs)
Archer - Doom$day Profit$ (2006 - 11 songs)
Air-Play on The Hippo - KHIP-FM 104.3 Monterey, CA
Streaming Audio at www.MySpace.com/Archer, www.CDBaby.com/CD/archer2 and iTunes

Set List

Originals:
Man Who Knows All
Pride Before the Fall
Possessive Obsession
Sanctuary
Van Salem
Brewtality
Disdained Delight
Andrea
Wild Roads
Hell Hath No Fury
Trusting in Fate
And more...

Covers:
Sweet Child of Mine (Guns 'n Roses)
All Along the Watchtower (Dylan/Hendrix)
Black Sabbath Medley
Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Dylan/GnR)
And more...

We can do sets from 30 minutes to 3 hours.