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...of the horizon

Long Beach, California, United States | SELF

Long Beach, California, United States | SELF
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Jun
05
...of the horizon @ Cheyenne Saloon

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Mar
16
...of the horizon @ The Santa Fe Brewing Company Pub & Grill

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Mar
15
...of the horizon @ Hotel Monte Vista

Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

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About thirty miles off the coast of Los Angeles, there is a small working class harbor city called San Pedro. This small coastal city is virtually unknown, compared to it's neighboring city Long Beach, yet in the 1940's it stationed off it's coastal docks, the United States battleship naval fleet that went off to battle and eventually defeat one of histories most brutal warring factions of the axis powers, the Japanese. This small city docked off its waters some major HEAVY FIRE POWER! Some decades later this small unknown city stations one of thee heaviest, rawest, and loudest bands in the Los Angeles heavy music scene. What band is that?, you may ask. Well my dear readers, that band is called ...Of The Horizon.

...Of The Horizon consists of three heavy orientated disciples of cement. If you're unfamiliar with the term cement, then let me define it for you. Cement is raw, heavy, and my favorite LOUD!!! Let me emphasize that they are indeed LOUD AND HEAVY, but yet they capture a very soulful melodic groove that takes you on a headbanging rollercoaster ride in an amusement park of horrors. Picture Roger Waters' Floyd harmonies with a thundering sledgehammer Sabbath/Hell Hammer thrust in your face. To top it off, their sonic deafening MC5/ Motorhead inspired onslaught on your hearing means loud.

The band originated two years ago as a two piece, which consisted of Mike Hanne (guitars, vocals) and Shig (drums), and until recently added the final missing link on their sonic blitzkreig attack Bill Lanham (bass). As is common in the Los Angeles so called music scene these monsters of real heavy rock have been virtually unknown and under appreciated. Yet, they have gathered a small loyal following calling themselves "the legion" which supports them at whatever venue or club will tolerate their loudness. When asked as to why they are so loud, Mike Hanne replied "we've evolved from our punk rock roots, and because our drummer pounds on the drums so ferociously I had to get more speakers." Which I can corroborate since I have witnessed the barbaric pounding and banging of Shig. When asked if he graduated from the Keith Moon, John Bonham, and Bill Ward school of drumming, he very graciously smirks and whispers "yes, absolutely"

Adding to that is the Mothra like monstrosity deafening bass support sound of Big Willy, whose devastating bass licks go hand in hand with Shigs drumming. Picture a six foot Geddy Lee/ Geezer Butler on a rampage to destroy your hearing and force you to make your head bang unwillingly, but also adds to the band a very unique hard edge support network that compliment the bands earth shattering sledge hammer effect very nicely. As Willy stated, "music is a language and we all communicate through our music collectively while we play."

Just recently the three piece were the supporting act for Southern Lord recording artists Black Cobra here in Los Angeles. They were very succesful in capturing everyone in attendance attention and admiration, including Rick Kosick (Jackass photographer) who unanimously titled them Los Angeles' best new band. They relentlessly bashed out their tunes entitled "Summit Priest", "Suns Align", "Caravan" and my personal favorite "Hall of the Drunken King"

The band has recorded with legendary Kyuss bass player turned producer Scott Reeder and are planning to return to the studio to follow up and record more tracks for release. If you like your music loud, heavy, and real do yourselves a favor and check out San Pedros/ Los Angeles' best kept secret ...Of The Horizon. This band I am positive is destined for great things to come.

Jimmy Cabbs - Bulldozer Magazine


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...Of The Horizon came together as a two piece in the fall of 2008. Mike Hanne (guitars, vocals) and Shig (drums, cymbals, gong) connected through an ad on craigslist, of all places. Both hailing from the "stoner/doom" school of rock an immediate and heavy bond was quickly established. By the spring of '09 the duo had written around a dozen songs and had played about as many shows around the Long Beach/ L.A./ Hollywood area. That May, still without a bass player, the two decided to head into the studio. A four song e.p., that has yet to be released, was done with Scott Reeder (Kyuss, Goatsnake) at his studio in Banning, CA. They continued to look for that third element while melting faces around the Los Angeles region. Luckily the lack of 4 strings didn't hinder the amount of enthusiasm and sheer energy the two were generating. Rick Kosick (Jackass producer) at one point was quoted as saying "...Of The Horizon is L.A.'s best new band." They continued writing and playing shows and in June of 09 found the missing link. Bill Lanham (a.k.a. Big Willy) cofronted them after a show in Long Beach and in not so many words said "you guys need a bass player, and I'm it!" An accomplished musician, engineer and producer Big Willy quickly jumped on board, learned the songs, and before they knew it the three were in his studio layin down more tracks. Currently the band is taking a break from the live circuit, focusing on studio work and setting up a small southwest tour in March in the hopes of making a stop at the legendary South by Southwest festival in Austin. In the last year they have had the privilage to share the stage with such bands as Black Cobra, House of Broken Promises, Black Math Horseman, Ancestors, It's Casual, and Dave Lambardos Philm.