VEINS OF MALICE
ROCK - Hard Rock/Metal
Started in early 2011 by Brandon miller and Dylan Ambrose, not too long afterwards Alex Riffle joined. There were creative differences between Dylan Ambrose and the rest of the members. Dylan quit soon after starting Veins Of Malice and so the remaining members were in the market for a new bassist and rhythm guitarist as well as a vocalist. After Dylan left, 4/5 of the not yet formed lineup would play together at a school open mic night. Jim Reeves and Mark Rocha were playing in a project called Kill The Receiver that failed to make it past the drummer's doors. So for the sake of making it on to the Open Mic Night bill, Mark set up an improvised guitar battle with Riffle, the school's well known "metal guitar guy". Since Jim played bass with the virtuosity to compete with most guitarists, he tagged along, making it a 3 man battle. Towards the middle of this band of misfits self-entertaining battle, Brandon Miller hopped onto the drum set left by the previous band. They immediately shifted our "performance" to a quick montage of metal hits and a killer ending breakdown. When the audiences confusion turned to applause, the instrumental section of the current Veins Of Malice was finalized. This interesting enough was not the first time that these musicians played to an audience, former lead guitarist Alex Riffle and former Bassist Jim Reeves were once in a fairly successful band here in the local area called My Silent Nightmare. After the show Veins Of Malice was born again. The line up at this point was Brandon Miller on drums, Jim Reeves on bass, Mark Rocha on rhythm guitar and Alex Riffle as lead guitarist the only thing missing was a vocalist.
In late may, on the last day of school Mark Rocha invited a friend over as a potential vocalist, Joe Keating. The band proceeded to have an outdoor show and a cookout at the Miller residence. What Joe lacked in vocals in the beginning he made up for in his surprising ability as a lyricist. Over the next couple months the b