Depriving The Masses

Depriving The Masses

 Portage, Indiana, USA
BandMetalRock

Depriving The Masses is not like any other band. They're not afraid to be the outsiders that don't stick to one genre of music. We have all kinds of different influences to establish our sounds. At the same time our music can appeal to everyones senses without boring you to the core. take a listen.

Biography

Depriving The Masses: All band members have an eclectic array of influences and wide variety of musical tastes that complement one another. Jon has a strong distinct voice that’s both melodic and hard. While Jeff & Jeramie bring the band's youthful energy, Don & Dave each bring 15+ years of arranging and producing metal, punk, and rock here in the south suburbs of Chicago. This is one hard promotion set to motion band that is quickly making a name for themselves. You can catch them live at local venues like Another Hole in the Wall in Steger, IL or The Congress Theatre in Chicago.

Jonathan “Jon” Chalabis: Singer/Songwriter Jonathan Stephan Chalabis was born and raised in Northwest Indiana. He lived in that area most of his childhood however spent short periods of time in New York, Missouri and various Chicagoland neighborhoods. At the age of 14 he joined the school choir and realized he was blessed with a unique sound and gifted range in his voice. In addition to vocals Jon can also play the guitar and piano. Driven by his way with words and keen memory Jon started putting his songwriting techniques to work. Through his teen years he was intrigued by M. Shadows, Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder. He used those influences to help mold the powerhouse he is today. Over the years Jon tried his hand with several different local bands. In July of 2011 after seeing Depriving the Masses on bandmix.com he auditioned along with others as vocalist. Ten seconds into the audition the other members of the band knew they found the one.

Don Krezman: Drummer Don Krezman grew up in the South Suburbs of Chicago before going off to Military school in Southern Wisconsin for 2 years. Don knew music ran through his veins at a young age banging pots and pans with wooden spoons in his Mother’s kitchen. Throughout his childhood he was heavily influenced by watching his Uncle Ray play the bass. Don did take a few guitar lessons but while in Military School his friend gave him his very first drum kit. After that he found his niche, he was destined to play the drums. Don enjoyed being a part of bands such as Joy Parlor, Cobra Commanda and The Sons of the Magic Whores to name a few ranging from rock, rap/hip hop, metal to punk. He drew alot of his inspiration from drummers such as Neil Peart, Keith Moon, Mike Portnoy and Lars Ulrich. In the early fall of 2010 Don and Jeff Cunningham were introduced through a mutual friend. By November 2010 Depriving the Masses was created in the basement of Don’s Portage, Indiana home in what is referred to as the mancave/studio.

David “Dave” Podbielski: Lead Guitarist Dave Podbielski hails from the South and Western Suburbs of Chicago, IL. Dave’s passion for the guitar runs back as far as he can remember. The 1980’s thrash metal culture has been a huge influence in Dave’s musical career. This self -taught guitarist has spent time with various bands most notable “Euthanasia” from 1991 – 1996. His decision to play the guitar was heavily influenced by legends such as Eddie Van Halen, Alexander Skolnick, Steve Vai and most profoundly by Kirk Hammett. Dave and band member Don Krezman both attended the same high school and have been friends for years. When Depriving the Masses was underway Don immediately thought of Dave and got in contact with him.

Jeff Cunningham: Guitarist/Songwriter Jeff Cunningham a native of the Portage, Indiana area taught himself to play the guitar after the significant influence of his Uncle Tim. By the age of 16 Jeff found that playing the guitar for hours paired with writings of different experiences and feelings in his personal life came together in musical harmony. Jeff ran the gamut with several bands over the years. When his cousin introduced him to Don Krezman they were a perfect fit together and launched Depriving the Masses.

Jeramie Hughes: Bass player Jeramie Hughes is also a native of Portage, Indiana. Watching his father and big brother play the guitar from a very young age

Lyrics

revenge

Written By: Jonathan Chalabis

verse 1- fighting for a chance
look for forward to that day
lay out your plans, chaos is at bay

chorus- some of us might fall away, but i wont give up
waiting for this every single day, revenge is in my gut

verse 2- Thinking of those days
sleepless drawn out nights
visions of decay will blot out the light

chorus- some of us might fall away , but i wont give up
waiting for this every single day, revenge is in my gut
even when we know it's true, we will never win
not knowing anything but what were due, revenge is what i need

breakdown- darkened thoughts run wild, through space left in my head
Hide away for a while because it's the end
some of us might fall away.....but i wont give up
waiting for this every single daaaaaaaaay

chorus- some of us might fall away , but i wont give up
waiting for this every single day, revenge is in my gut
even when we know it's true, we will never win
not knowing anything but what were due, revenge is what i need

what i need!

Rise

Written By: Jeff Cunningham

intro

Rise!

everything you are, everything that you had hoped that we'd turn out to be.... We Will Not Be!

even when you try with everything that you have always had inside your life...We Will Not Be!

anything but now we will never be the ones to hold everything here..We Will not Be!

let me know everythings that's ever come to be
let me go, away and find a reason now to see
let me show, everything that's ever turned the tide
let me hide, everything inside

we will never be the one that will be there when you try to save us from ourselves, you will always fail

even when you try so hard let me know the reason that you turn around and sell....me out to myself

we will never be

you will never see

try and go with me

we will never be

even when you try so very hard to see the reason that im here, we will not be

let me see right now anything to push the weight off everything you have we will not be

even when you try seeing everything as you have always tried to be
we have gone blind!

I! Will! have my right to be

I! i am done with this

I! have my right to be

Fight! NOW! with everything you are!

Truth

Written By: Jonathan Chalabis

everything that you have every said, lying to me through your teeth
i see your works from afar now

all of these thoughts running inside of my head, forcing me not to speak
i will expose who you are now

I will only show you one time everything i know, then you must find the proof

you mask your dark side, cover it up with grace, as if we all cant see
everything you hide...now

open your eyes as you start to suffocate, from hands of one that's free
it is time to die...now

i will only show you one time everything i know , then you must find the proof

they will try to break you down but i will fight them off, then you will see the truth

we can not see if we don't change, the way we think
they will come to be if do not understand the brink

We can not see if we dont change the way we think
They will come to be! if we don't understand the brink!

i will only show you one time everything i know then you must find the proof

they will try to break you down but i will fight them off, then i will show you the truth

I will only show you one time, everything i know, then you will see the truth!