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David Clark - drums
David started drumming as a toddler, with a homemade kit of pots, pans, spoons and other found implements of destruction. By day, and sometimes into the wee hours of the night, he is working as the general manager for a local restaurant or is busy with his progressive metal project From the Ashes of My Sins. He also owns and operates a recording studio in Purcellville. During a dig outside of Cairo, he discovered the ark of the covenant, had it stolen by the Nazis and in what many consider to be the best chase scene of all time, single-handedly overcame a convoy of 17 men and 6 support vehicles to get it back. The number of pieces in David's kit is meant to distract you from the fact that he isn't wearing any pants back there.
Crystal Holton- vocals
Crystal can crush rocks with either hand and does not walk - she simply moves from place to place using the power of her mind. Her first cup of coffee was imbibed black, delivered by a street vendor in Moscow in the dead of Russian winter. A spectacular songwriter, she is the principle writing genius behind From the Ashes of My Sins and fronts that band with an emotional power that is cathartic to anyone who hears it. Her alter ego is a professional photographer, running a portrait studio in Falls Church... and while she knows where Jimmy Hoffa is actually buried - she isn't telling.
Mike Matz - bass
You know the Charles Schultz character PigPen from the Peanuts strip? He is surrounded by a cloud of dust and debris everywhere he goes. Mike Matz is surrounded by a similar cloud of cool... it precedes him into every room and lingers for a bit after he's gone. Like an umpire from Mount Olympus, Matz descends with an army of bass riffs in tow (check out You are Good from this collection), calling balls and strikes as blue lightning flashes from his hands into the weary heavens. He's high up in the investment banking world and looks at number trends that would scare you, if you could only understand them. But you don't, so try not to worry... just enjoy the groove instead!
Mark Meiss - keys
Like an amorous squid monster from the deep eyeing Nemo's submerged and delicious vessel, Mark arrays his four keyboards around him in preparation for a wall of 20,000 leagues of sound all his own. Like Wakeman and Emerson and the great prog rock titans of yore, he has a multiple keys rig - and he can play it, as he often does with his other project The Beltway Rockers. Watching him play is like watching a herd of wildebeests crossing an African river, knowing that some of them will never make it to the other side... feeding and pummeling the confused crocodiles simultaneously under their heated and verdant hooves. Speaking of hooves, Mark is a corporate training manager by day at a local credit union! His jazz instrumental version of We Three Kings is as good as it gets.
E Reiss - vocals
No his real name isn't "E", but he actually IS that cool. The "E" is short for Equitorius, as he was born of Roman parents. In tight Roman economic times, he was abandoned (as Lady Patricia and Maximus Oceanus wept), but was saved from exposure and raised by a kind family of timber wolves... overcoming his feral childhood, he works as a humble business owner by day doing graphic design and printing for non-profits all across the country. He also is the executive pastor for a new church in the area, meeting at the State Theatre on Sunday mornings. At night, he fights crime with his "fists of justice" and clever t-shirts. His friends would say that he is "itchy", but this is based on circumstantial evidence and is completely untrue.
Sam Wright - guitar
Sam uses gold coated, sulfuric acid treated, kevlar strings, to prevent his guitar from constantly bursting into flame as he launches into face melting guitar work. His encyclopedic knowledge of his instrument is paralleled only by his knowledge of history, physics, marine biology, criminal forensics, medieval literature and oncological pharmacology. As a sideline, he is a CPA as a partner in a successful local accounting firm. He is a 2009 nobel prize winner in awesomeness, and his fiery visage regularly causes even the most committed evil-doers to hesitate, casting righteous doubt upon their dark intentions.