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"From The ashes" teaser released July 2009

"From The Ashes" released November 2009

we have had songs from or debut album played and featured in advertisement on Q106, 101WRIF, 107WKLQ, K105.3, Z93 and 89X

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After many years playing in different bands, learning lessons the hard way, and learning the ins and outs of the music industry. Markus Wells (formerly of Twitch) out of Jackson, MI got together will Al Consiglio (formerly of Soulfetch) out of Chicago, IL. Both deciding to take a break from music, but needed to scratch the itch, started working on some new material. Finding it hard to do without a drummer. As they worked together in many projects before, Mad Mike (formerly of Twitch and Markus younger brother) out of Jackson, MI soon joined the ranks to tryout some new material and have some fun all together. After completing 3 songs, it was clear, a band of guys trying to scratch the itch needed to happen.
Trawling myspace and facebook didn’t turn up much for a singer and a bass player. Markus was at, their now sponsor, tattoo shop Steel Creations for a session with Mike Davis. Mike says that he found their new singer. He tossed a demo disc into Markus lap. During a break they popped it into the cd player and heard an eclectic mix of Zack Wylde meets Aaron Lewis over a somber acoustic melody. Markus called Terry White (formerly of Massagga and Shelter) out of Brooklyn, MI to see if he’d be interested in auditioning for the unnamed musical self help group. Terry agreed and the following weekend, Macy (his English bulldog) at his side, showed up and that’s when the magic happened.
Along with Terry came a familiar face to Mike and Markus, Mr. Tony Zazz, who had previously played with the two in Twitch. Tony came in to his audition with his smooth southern rock style and trademark work boots, that meshed well with Big Al’s nu metal vibe, Markus classic crazy metal madness, Mad Mike’s full throttle drumming, and Terry’s soft acoustic style vocals and a newly learned scream. After the boys put their noses to the grindstone for about 3 months, the self help musical group found their first show and more importantly a name. Hollow Drive, is what this group of heavy humored, fun loving band of brothers will be called.
The name was chosen for the reasons that throughout all their careers in music, gimmicks, facepaint, props, images, egos, and useless propaganda had clouded everything, especially the music. The destination of Hollow Drive was clear, to have fun and entertain their friends. The classic tragic story of The Mississippi Crossroads resembled what they had experienced. Little known fact is that the names of the two roads are Memory Lane and Hollow Drive. One last chance for the fallen. One last shot.
Starting out at a little bar in Jackson, MI called Motorheads Hollow Drive took the stage for the first time together on April 11, 2009 with A New Revolution and Tragic Orange. Knowing the steps to take from previous experience, it was time to get to work once they realized that other people liked what they do just as much as they did. So they booked and promoted. Soon they were drawing by the 100’s and there was a heavy buzz in Southern Michigan about the new band on the scene.
The hard work started to show by the band getting show offers to open for a few smaller National acts such as Ashes of Soma, Joan Red, Tragic Orange, Tension Head, to name a few. Being that all the guys grew up in Michigan, they knew what the scene was and more importantly, knew what it should be. Hollow Drive began a charge that joined Michigan bands together that drew attention from the National acts. Always willing to help a fellow Michigan band with a show, ride, equipment, or anything else that could be offered has echoed throughout the state and brought forth a comradery amongst bands. Not giving all the credit to Hollow Drive, of course, as there has been many other bands with this attitude. Pop Evil, Tension Head, Anarchy, Taproot, Sponge, have all pioneered this road. Hollow Drive was the addition that lead to this attitude taking over the typical dog eat dog way of working with each other.
The band was then able to begin playing out of town, meeting more bands and promoters that liked what they heard. More importantly, what they felt. From the energetic, “don’t know where to look” next stage show, to the respect, and relentless assistance shown by Hollow Drive. The band decided to hit the studio and record a teaser for their album From The Ashes in June of 2009. The teaser featured tracks Stay and Erectal off the 14 track album From The Ashes that would come out later that fall. With this, they did their first photo shoot with photographer Juan Beltran and came out with their first line of T Shirts. Shortly after the release of the teaser demo, Tony Zazz had to leave the band due to personal issues in early July and Hollow Drive was left without a bass player. The band continued to tour playing from July to October without a bass player.
After playing with bands such as Soulfly, Prong, Cattle Decapitation, and Dope the band had drew a large following in the Detroit area. Playing with such bands as Ashes of Soma, Seas