Jason Richardson

Jason Richardson is a former member of touring groups All Shall Perish, Born of Osiris, and Chelsea Grin.

Currently, Jason Richardson is performing as a solo artist with backing drums from Luke Holland (The Word Alive).

Luke Holland

Luke Daniel Holland (born June 14, 1993) is an American drummer and musician. Luke was born in Peoria, Arizona, to Douglas Holland who is a professional drummer himself. Despite Douglas Holland being a professional drummer, Luke gained interest in the drums after hearing his neighbor playing at the age of 10.[1] From age 10 to 11, Luke started working jobs around his neighborhood so he could save up enough money for his own drum set. Unlike many different drummers, he played the snare drum in the marching band for one and half year at Peoria High School, and Luke is completely self-taught.

At the age of 15, after starting out in a local band, Luke was introduced to self-promotion online.[1] Luke then made a YouTube account on July 28, 2009, under the name LukeHollandDrums where he started to post self-made drum covers and remixes of songs.[2] As Luke posted more videos, he started to gain more views on his videos and more subscribers. At the age of 16, Luke got a chance to stand-in as the drummer for Texas in July in Pennsylvania. Around the same time Luke's YouTube page was noticed by Josh Chomik, a fellow YouTuber known for his comedy music. After being recognized by Josh, Luke's YouTube channel started to take off, going from around a thousand subscribers to over nine thousand subscribers plus in a few days.[1] From 2009 to 2016 Luke's YouTube channel has grossed over 340,000+ subscribers, and over 55 million views.[3]

Other than YouTube, Luke is known as being a member of the metalcore band The Word Alive.[1] Luke started playing with The Word Alive in 2013 after they discovered him on YouTube, and Luke played and toured with them until the fall of 2016 when Luke decided to leave the group in order to pursue other passions.[4]

In 2013, Luke was voted third on Alternative Press' Drummer of the Year, and second for Modern Drummer's Up & Coming.[1]

Luke also worked as a session drummer for I See Stars on their album, Treehouse, which was released in June 2016.

In 2016, Luke worked as the drummer for Jason Richardson on his debut album "I" and in 2017 he toured with Jason on Polyphia's spring tour.

The Reign of Kindo

WHAT ABOUT THE REIGN OF KINDO?

THE MEAT
The Reign Of Kindo has become one of the most unlikely phenomenons to infiltrate the modern music world. Almost ten years since their debut EP hit #5 on the Billboard Middle Atlantic Heatseekers chart in 2007, this band has only just begun to emerge from their decade-long journey from rags to... better rags...with resumes. In an industry where big money and privilege can buy you radio play, TV appearances and audience, TROK managed to rack up over 3 million views on youtube, over 2.5 Million Spotify plays, & Sell over 30,000 records across the globe, all without the help of any major label. It has become evident, theirs is the sort of sound that so many music lovers are eager to discover and enjoy.

THE POTATOES
The Reign Of Kindo's sound can be heady and refined like contemporary jazz, but not without the grit and backbone grooves of rock riffs and and pop vocals.

It is driven by jazz-influenced piano & keys (Robert Glasper meets Hiromi, meets Dave Brubeck), in a body of polyrhythmic - rock 'n groove drums (Mutemath meets Pat Metheny Group meets Radiohead), sophisticated blues rock bass grooves (Pino Palladino meets Stone Temple Pilots) and an expressive but pop-sensible vocalist (Justin Timberlake with Jamie Cullum & Jeff Buckley tendencies). Not to mention a supporting cast of guitars that make sure to span the gamut of genre bending that each song calls for. (Too many different artists to reference efficiently. Not that a bio this long could be considered efficient by any means, but you get the point.)

It is Piano-Driven Rock-Pop with Progressive tendencies, and keeps the mistress of Latin and R & B close by it's side. It's members can shift and change, but it's sonic mantra remains. It is a musical playground.

THE GRAVY
In 2006, the band released TROK-EP, as well as their debut full length - Rhythm, Chord & Melody on OneEleven Records (owned by former 90's boy band member, Brad Fischetti of LFO). Not long afterwards, Rob Poland released the band's latest two full lengths, as well as two 8-bit remix albums (remixed by the bands own Steven Padin & Mike Carroll) on his internet-famed instrumental guitar label, Candy Rat Records. The band has sold out venues across the globe in places like Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo, NYC & Los Angeles. They've shared the stage and the road with a wide variety of world-class artists such as Andy McKee, Cynic, Paul D'Amour of TOOL and his band 'Lesser Key', Scale The Summit, MONO, as well as Matthew Santos (who wrote and sang hooks for Lupe Fiasco), just to name a few.

From the band's humble blue-collar beginnings in the rust belt town of Buffalo, NY, Joey Secchiaroli (Vocals & Guitar), Jeffrey Jarvis (Bass) & Steven Padin (Drums) have since made the difficult move to NYC where they now produce music professionally, and tour internationally with Multi-platinum artists (Vertical Horizon, Gin Wigmore). Additionally, Joey does the music scoring and sound design for Michael Bay's new graphic novel company '451 Media', and is the Director of Audio & Music at End Of Era Studios in Midtown, Manhattan. Danny Pizarro (Piano & Keys) is an actual real life hero serving as a Buffalo firefighter. Every day he puts his very life on the line to save countless civilians from gunshot-wounds to drug-overdoses, to blazing infernos. When he's not putting out fires, he's producing artists and is the music director at his father's church. GC (Geraldo Castillo) holds down all things percussive and is one of the most sought after percussionists in the Buffalo area. The NYC trio (Joey, Steve & Jeffrey) met the latest member of the band and Brooklynite, John Baab (guitar) shortly after their move to the metropolitan music mecca. Johnny performs professionally all over NYC as well as the globe with a wide variety of world class musicians.

Influences:
The Mars Volta, Between the Buried and Me, Rx Bandits, Brand New, Tim Minchin, Bill Hicks, The Fall of Troy, Wax on Radio, Zechs Marquise, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Dredg, A Lot Like Birds, Hail the Sun, The Paper Chase, The Dear Hunter, The Beatles, The Speed of Sound in Seawater, Portugal. The Man, Protest The Hero, Radiohead, Animals As Leaders, As Tall As Lions and so many more!


"Stolas are a supergroup composed of pure talent.
If you're familiar with Dance Gavin Dance and A lot Like Birds, you should feel right at home here. But comparing Stolas to them isn't fair since each has their own sound and patterns of writing. Nonetheless, Stolas have crafted a lofty ride. Songs designed to hit with a punch (Destroyer) do justice on the cortex, while others take cues from the likes of Deftones (Medusa). But even comparing Stolas to Deftones is unfair, their unique sound and engineering are difficult to pin down. Stolas sounds like...Stolas. But the hidden gems are surprising to discover. Moments of soft ambitions collide with some scathing crescendos (Our Last Night on Earth). Their trickery is what's captivating - gestating speed and thrash licks, transitioning into well placed calm sections (Time & the Sun, Destroyer). These moments are heavy, yet evocative(similar to the way Deftones operates) - huge heavy moments propagated by dreamy, transient sections.

It's rare nowadays to find truly creative lyrics. More often than not, they are a shallow entity of records. That's not to say bands aren't electric and get the blood pumping. But truly thought provoking lyrics are somewhat of a lost cause. Stolas interweave clever lyrics, metaphors, and stark imagery to adhere to the overall narrative. Each song is a component of a larger picture. Sometimes large geographical locations serve as metaphors, or ghosts become haunting phantoms that inevitably force change.

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