Rend Haven

Rend Haven

 Houston, Texas, USA
BandMetalRock

Our music genre is a combination of melodic heavy metal, and alternative rock. Our lyrics either convey messages or tell stories. We're known for our energetic performances, and crowd participation along with positive feedback. We're just 5 friends doing what we love.

Biography

I: The Beginning

Childhood friends Adam “Squishy” Martinez (guitar) and Ricky “Bongaga” Uresti (guitar) have long since shared a dream to be on stage playing their instruments. However, this had not always been so. At an early age they were rescued from mainstream pop bands and influenced to play guitar by Ricky’s older step brother, who converted them to fully fledged rockers. For some time they jammed alone, waiting for someone to come along and join their dream. That someone eventually became Richard “Boombaby” Polker (drums) who had gone to school with Adam.

II: The Coming of Boombaby

At a rockband party, Richard played the rockband drums so vigorously that they started to smoke, and eventually exploded from the awesomeness. Ricky and Adam then glanced at each other; both knowing what had to be done. A short while later, while jamming at a friend’s house to use his drums, something happened. The planets aligned and all the cosmos was in harmony. Ricky and Adam had found another member. Together, the trio dubbed themselves Badger Milk.

III: Fate at Guitar Center

A foundation now formed, Badger Milk ventured to the sacred land of Guitar Center. Their mission: to scout for a set of drums suitable for Richard to wreak havoc with. Upon entering, Richard discovered a familiar face. It was his cousin, Manuel “Boogaloo” Cuevas (bass). They exchanged words, and went about their ways. Ricky, witnessing Manuel’s purchase of a blood red Ibanez bass, got an idea. Another short while later; Ricky, Adam, Richard, and now Manuel, held a jam session in Richard’s room. Again, all time seemed to stop, and they all left their bodies to finish their session on the ethereal plains of enlightenment. With the new edition, the 4 members called themselves Ownage Avenue.

IV: The Veteran

As time passed, each member of Ownage Avenue grew better and better at their trade. However, even with all the shredding of the instruments, there was something missing. The songs that produced eargasms to all that came in contact with them, were lacking meaning. They had no messages to convey, and no stories to tell. Manuel suggested he knew of someone. A man with a mysterious past, who could make an onion cry with his messages of life, and stories of old. He was a veteran musician, who had been in a band previously, but left to take care of his fatherly duties. His name was Angel Contreras (singer). Angel, now accustomed to his new life as a father, was ready to get back into the life of a musician. He began to write songs for Ownage Avenue, and for that instant, all was well in the universe. The band was complete.

V: Rend Haven

Now a fully functioning band producing songs by the second, Ownage Avenue decided to give the band thing a serious run, all the while maintaining the “fun” side of it. They needed a name, a real name that defined them as a whole. All five members shared a same mentality and would often repeat a phrase coined by Richard himself. “Let’s just see what happens” became the motto of the band, and was often the answer to a lot of things. From this they gained Rend Haven, which they defined as “tearing away from your safe place”. To live life to its fullest and take chances…to throw caution to the wind…and never look back. Since their completed line up in the summer of 2008, Rend Haven has: played in multiple venues, won a battle of the bands hosted by Gorilla Productions, recorded an EP in a professional studio, and accumulated a die-hard fan base that continues to grow with each passing day. Rend Haven has takes pride in their incredible ability to put on a show for unsuspecting audiences all over the Greater Houston area, and hopes that one day you too will be in the crowd with your fists raised high in the air.

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Lyrics

Memories of the Dead

Written By: Rend Haven

I can't remember
When my heart could beat
When the air could fill my lungs
I can't remember
The touch of your embrace
Nor the spark of love
All hope is lost and I
Still can't remember

And if I tried to run
This paralyzing hate
Forever calls my name
But if I would've had
Just one more chance
To live the life I lost

The walls have crumbled
There is nothing left
My eyes are blind and I
All I see is death
Time seems to halt
Flames fill the sky
What's left of me decays and
Drifts away to die

And if I tried to run
This paralyzing hate
Forever calls my name
But if I would've had
Just one more chance
To live this life I lost

To live again
To breathe again
I want this life back again

Fallen Heroes

Written By: Rend Haven

Through the ages a hero will rise
Brought forth by hatred destroyed by mankind
A tyrant will rise a hero will fall
But who will be left to defend us all

Into the fire thrown in the flames
No one can save you his death was in vain
Another will rise another will fall
But in the end we will defend our own cause

Heroes do fall in time
Don’t believe what they tell you
Heroes do fall
Heroes do fall in time

Tonight we ride into the fire of vengeance
(To take back what we left behind
Our salvation)
Tonight we ride into the fire of vengeance
To take back what we left behind
Our salvation

Heroes do fall in time
Don’t believe what they tell you
Heroes do fall
Heroes do fall in time

Fallen heroes we will fight
Fallen heroes we will fight

Crawling in the Dark

Written By: Rend Haven

I remember when I was broke in two
I found this place unknown to you
As I reach toward the sky as it faded grey
I know that time won't ease my pain

As I stood here in the dark

Tear down these walls time stands still
You cant kill what you don’t feel
As I crawl in the dark I stumble to stand
But I know I will find the will

I look inside myself and I found what I’ve been searching for

I found what I’ve always been dying for

As death draws near your eyes are gripped with fear
Nowhere to run nowhere to hide
The darkness consumes and turns itself into sorrow,
Pain, distain of your life will leave you faded in grey

Is it in my head
As I crawl in the dark my smile resembles the dead

Is it in my head
I found what I’ve always been looking for
I’ve found what I’ve been dying for

The Unexposed

Written By: Rend Haven

Rest your head now close your eyes
Don’t let the dark tell you their lies
For you know not what they speak
Though you are prone to what they speak

But everything will be fine
Just close your eyes
Don’t be afraid of what crawls through the night
I’m not afraid your not alone
Through the eyes of The Unexposed

I hear your cries through the night
You can't fear what you don’t know
Just call my name and you’ll be fine
Even when things don’t seem alright

But everything will be fine
Just close your eyes
Don’t be afraid of what crawls through the night
I’m not afraid your not alone
Through the eyes of The Unexposed

I’m not afraid your not alone
Through the eyes of The Unexposed
The Unexposed
The Unexposed
The Unexposed
The Unexposed

Discography

Rend Haven - EP 2010

1. Memories of the Dead
2. Fallen Heroes
3. Crawling in the Dark
4. The Unexposed

You can find these songs streaming on our myspace and reverbnation.

Set List

As of October 2010

1. Intro
2. The Other Me
3. Crawling in the Dark
4. Memories of the Dead
5. Fallen Heroes
6. Rebroken
7. Rise of the Legions
8. Outro