VIII FRAUD
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VIII FRAUD

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The best kept secret in music

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Discography

"errare est humanus" copyright 2004

Drums recorded at American Studios in Calabassis by Bill Cooper and Ritchie Podilar
Album engineered by Richard Carr, Studio San Diego
Mastered by Bob Hata (Van Halen diver's down, 1984)
Various tracks heard on Rock 105.3 "Another State of Mind" San Diego CA
Tracks played by FM 99, Virginia Beach, VA

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Bio

There's no need to bullshit.

We don't know how to put together a press kit. We work hard because we love our music but we don't know what exactly how to do all the business crap. We are an unrepresented, yet ambitious band. We are not booking agents or managers so maybe we haven't done things correctly in the promotions department. We've lasted so long because we have TALENT and a belief in the power of our music.

We have been a band for 8 years and have never switched out member. We are so dedicated that we relocated from VA to CA in order to progress as musicians. When we moved to CA, we knew 2 people. Now we are respected by our peers in the music community and were nominated for "Best Hard Rock Album" at the 2004 San Diego Music Awards.

Otis is one of the most versatile female vocalists in the metal genre. Michael Gotte is an extremely talented drummer with an impeccable internal metronome. Julius Callahan and Mark Flyge are two guitar players who mesh technicality with feeling to create original and captivating guitar riffs. Matt Williams wears his bass with pride. Together, we create music that is emotional and powerful. There's no standard formula. We play what we love and we love what we play. This translates to our audience and connects them to us.

We are experienced. We've played live over 300 times in the past 8 years. Perhaps it has been mostly to the same crowds, but they have paid at least $5 to see us play over and over again. However, we do have national exposure. We have booked our own national tours, the last one being Fall 2003, the next one being June 2005.

With the proper backing there is a very good possibility of our band being an underground success. For one, we are not addicts or alcoholics. We are fairly normal, functioning members of society. That means we show up to work on time with our game faces on. Most importantly, our music kicks ass and if you overlook us now perhaps you will have a tinge of regret in the future

How's this for national exposure: Otis can be seen in a clip on MTV's "Battle for Ozzfest" vocalizing a gnarly scream for the cameras. Too bad she wasn't wearing an VIII FRAUD shirt.