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Ioma is focused on showing an unadultered view of rock and punk not on the scene.A synergy daring the norm and widening the distance between real bands and wanna be bands. Their style and attitude is felt throughout each and every song. These guys are serious.

Nov. 7th Issue: Vol.#32 (bi-weekly)
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reviewed by:shinobi - Urban Mainstream Mag.


"IOMA" Added To StreetBlast Internet Radio
By Jake A. Wheat
September 11th, 2007 - 01:21 Est.
A new breed of hard rock is here, formulating a sound that is almost non existent in a scene that has been swamped with imitation and repetitive products.

Formed in the summer of 2001, IOMA'S original three members: Casey Bakker, Kevin Daly and Luke may searched for the voice that would illuminate this new breed of progressive rock.

. With all four members coming from different musical backgrounds influences range from the hard driving sounds of "Tool" and "Faith no More" to the crazy and political antics of of "Rage against the machine" and "system of a down".

iOMA has opened for bands such as Pepper, Metal Skool, Gutter Mouth and Throw Rag. As well as self produced and promoted mini tours through out the west coast. iOMA has also played S.W.A.T school tours in Mexico, performing weekly at many of the hottest LA clubs such as The Whiskey, Roxy, The Gig and the Viper Room. Ioma's future is clear , and spreading to a city near you.

Note: We are still not sure how to properly spell Ioma, iOMA, ioma. We think the band rocks out hardcore though, so who gives a fuck how they spell it!? - Street Blast Radio


VMU: Hey guys how are you?

IOMA: AWESOME THANX.

VMU: Where are you from and who is the current line up?

IOMA: FROM SOUTHBAY CA. LINE UP IS-KEVIN (BASS) LUKE (DRUMS) KASEY (GUITAR) JASIN (VOX)

VMU: How many releases have you put out and who produced?

IOMA: JUST ONE EP...SELF PRODUCED.

VMU: Were the recordings done digital or analog? (if comps what programs)

IOMA: RECORDED ANALOG. MIXED DIGITALLY.

VMU: How did the band form and how did you get your name?

IOMA: KEVIN, LUKE, CASEY JUST JAMMING. GOT SERIOUS AND AUDITIONED 50+ SINGERS TO FIND JAY. GOT THE NAME OUT OF THE BLUE.

VMU: Do you prefer live or studio recording?

IOMA: STUDIO..BETTER QUALITY

VMU: How's the local music scene in your home town?

IOMA: SHITTY...JUST PUNK ROCK. EVERY BAND SOUNDS LIKE PENNYWISE.

VMU: I saw you guys perform at the Anaheim House of Blues for the Core 10 record release! I was very impressed! How often do you rehearse every week?

IOMA: WE REHEARSE ABOUT 4X A WEEK TOGETHER.


"BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND WORK HARD." - Ioma


VMU: What do you express in your lyrics?

IOMA: ANGST, LOVE, DEPRESSION. ANY THING THAT LIFE'S ABOUT.

VMU: How do you feel about other artists expressing their beliefs in music? (Religious or political)

IOMA: ITS AWESOME. ESPECIALLY FOR THE UNDERGROUND SCENE.

VMU: Could you explain in detail the gear you use?

IOMA: BASS-IBANEZ(4X6 HALF STACK/SWR) GUITAR-WARLOCK (CRATE HALF CAB)DRUMS-GRETCH(4 PIECE)

VMU: Who are your musical influences?

IOMA: TOOL, ALICE IN CHAINS, RAGE, ZEPPELIN

VMU: Any tours in the works?

IOMA: NOR. CAL IN AUGUST. FOR ABOUT A WEEK AND 1/2

VMU: How did you do the recording process live or 1 on 1?

IOMA: LIVE, BUT THIS WEEK WE RECORD. AND ITS ONE ON ONE.

VMU: How do you feel about the mainstream music scene? (USA and overseas)

IOMA: SUCKS...LONG LIVE THE UNDERGROUND.

VMU: Any deals in the works?

IOMA: WORKING ON IT.

VMU: New recordings in the works?

IOMA: THIS WEEK WE GO INTO THE STUDIO.

VMU: Any advise to other indie bands?

IOMA: BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND WORK HARD.

VMU: Do any of you own a home studio? (What gear)

IOMA: NO.

VMU: Why do you do what you do in music?

IOMA: MAKING CONNECTIONS IN MUSIC, LIVING LIFE.

VMU: Thank you so much for your time!! Any last words?

IOMA: THANX VIC AND ROCK ON.

http://www.myspace.com/ioma

http://iomaband.com/

VM UNDERGROUND

www.v-m-u.com

APRIL 3 2005


- vm-underground


You guys work well together. Very well. You can tell your vocalist can sing and isnt faking it. Right on key.
the guitars are really good as well,
this is a good song (ABUSED) and the timing is perfect. You guys are serious about production and it shows. Very good job. - Garageband.com


This song (BROKEN) Has the modern hardrock sound of Stabbing Westward and Tool, yet maintains an old School quality that alot of new music seems to have lost. Awesome song and performance...I would love to hear more of your stuff...Good luck in the future from a new fan in NC.
- Garageband.com


HOLD IT, HOLD IT, YAH! Its Power-Driven Madness, you guys are like sick good! - Garageband.com


"GET READY TO HEAR SOME NOISE"
shouted jason, lead singer of alternative heavy metal band IOMA.
He wasn't kidding. For the next forty-five minutes, there was plenty of it, with a heaping wallop of energy, theatrics and stage effects thrown in for good measure. From smoke bieng sprayed into the crowd to the singers adrenaline charged roar, IOMA knew how to energize even the most comatose.

Raw, forceful and reverberating, IOMA refused to slow the pace during thier nine song set. Thier melodies never veered into calm territory, as distorted guitar riffs, droning bass chords, agressive drumming and the abrasive, spoken word lyrics climaxed into a cresendo of wall to wall mayhem.

Pushing ones hearing threshhold, IOMA combined both nihilism and angst in such songs as "Whispers in the sky" a tortured confessional about feeling lost in life. In between songs, the head-banging persona of the band gave way to a well deserved and friendly repoire with the audience. They asked everyone to drink a toast to the evening, Singled out individuals for farewell messages, encouraged the audience to sing along and made sure thier sound was to the audiences liking. With such openess,
one can see why the venue quickly
became packed with fans mouthing words and body heaving to the punk/surf inspired guitar riffs and beats. IOMA never veered from giving the audience what it wanted and in return recieved a raucous reception throughout thier perfromance.

IOMA acheives what many bands can only hope for: a devoted following and electrifying on-stage presence. If a sign of sheer determintion to give a no holds barred performance can be measured, in part, by a broken drumstick flung into the audience and the drummers perseverance to continue playing in the face of a damaged snare drum, then IOMA deserves the mantle of heavy metal rock they can be proud of. - All Access Magazine


Discography

Spread the disease-Lp(2005)@ Cd Baby.com

Room 14-EP(2007)@ Cd Baby.com

CURRENTLY RECORDING NEW ALBUM

www.myspace.com/ioma

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(New Band Line up) A new breed of hard rock is here, Formulating a sound that is almost non existent in a scene that has been swamped with imitation and repetitive products... Formed in the summer of 2001, IOMA'S original three members: Casey Bakker, Kevin Daly and Luke may searched for the voice that would illuminate this new breed of progressive rock. After months of auditions, Jasin Morrisin, Someone who's as dark and dangerous as his hard hitting vocals and live performances, seemed to have brought together the sound that ioma was waiting for.

With all four members coming from different musical backgrounds influences range from the hard driving sounds of "Tool" and "Faith no More" to the crazy and political antics of of "Rage against the machine" and "system of a down" .

Performing weekly at many of the hottest LA clubs such as The Whiskey, Roxy, and the Viper Roomas well as touring through out the west coast.Self producing two albums and building a strong buzz Ioma's future is clear , and the disease is spreading to a city near you.

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