Santa Clara, California, USA

The originators of the Guitarcore genre.


Being in a band is hard work. Being in an all instrumental rock band is even harder. Get rid of the stereotype in your head. This isn't a band all about the lead guitarist playing non-stop solos for 20 minutes. This is a band of 4 musicians that love playing music. It's about the song and the fans. Bill Lonero (Lead/Harmony/Rhythm Guitar), J.R. Manalili (Rhythm/Harmony/Lead Guitar), Mike McKaigg (Bass) and Will Sharman (Drums) are about to release their latest CD "The Defiant Machine". 11 songs about how war is the ultimate defiant machine. That's right, it's an instrumental theme album. 
In 2014 and 2015, LoNero was invited by guitar legend Tony MacAlpine to be his main support on two U.S. tours. From coast to coast and beyond, LoNero gained new fans in every city they played and built their momentum up like only touring can do. 
LoNero's upcoming third CD will prove that they aren't just about rehashing what they've done before. This album is a complete departure from previous album while still maintaining the sound of Guitarcore that LoNero created. 


Relentless - 2007

J.F.L. - 2010 

The Defiant Machine - 2016

Set List

The Hammer
Burning of Ideals
The Machine

Sets range from 30 minutes to 1 hour