Members

 

John Raab

  • Lead Vocals
  • Age: 46
  • Birthdate: 4/5/72
  • Hometown: Wellington, OH
  • Years singing: 10 years, on and off
  • Favorite Vocalist: Aaron Lewis
  • Favorite Bands: Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Clutch, Slayer, Down, Pantera, Mad Season, Black Label Society, Staind, Alice In Chains, Avenged Sevenfold, to name a few.
  • Primary Musical Influence: Aaron Lewis
  • Past Bands: Xero and Sleeplord
  • Status: Engaged
  • Away from the Band: John is a certified crane operator at Shiloh Industries in Wellington. He loves spending as much time as possible with his fiance Amanda doing whatever. He is also a huge sports fan, including WWE.

 

 

 

Dan Gilles

  • Drums/Backing vocals
  • Age: 44
  • Birthdate: 12/19/73
  • Hometown: Lorain, OH (currently residing in Elyria, OH)
  • Years playing drums: 26
  • Favorite Drummers: Neil Peart, Dave Lombardo, Bill Ward, Mike Portnoy, Mike Mangini, Brann Dailor, Gene Hoglan, John Bonham
  • Favorite Bands: Slayer, Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Clutch, Rush, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Dio, Dream Theater, The Sword, Kyuss, High On Fire, Megadeth, Anthrax, Mastodon, Kiss, C.O.C., Alice In Chains, Metallica, King's X, Sleep, Testament
  • Primary Musical Influence: Metal and Classic Rock. Black Sabbath, Slayer, Rush, Dream Theater, Motorhead at the forefront.
  • Past Bands: Diabolik, Sinister Grind, Cryptkicker, Sleeplord, hosting local jam nights
  • Status: Engaged
  • Away from the Band: Dan works as a part-time sportswriter for Cleveland.com/The Plain Dealer and also full-time for Riddell with their sales/bid department. He's been a sportswriter for 25 years and also has written for the Lorain Morning Journal and the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. He used to DJ and host karaoke part-time on the weekends. He enjoys spending time with his fiancee Tracy, attending concerts, live shows and sporting events, watching movies, Cleveland sports teams, WWE, shooting guns, and relaxing with his cats Dio and Bonzo. He's very active within the burn survivor community. He's also the band's resident comedian.


 

 

Matt Smith

  • Lead & Rhythm Guitar/Backing Vocals
  • Age: 46
  • Birthdate: 6/20/72
  • Hometown: Wellington, OH
  • Years playing guitar: 31
  • Favorite Guitarists: Randy Rhoads, Synyster Gates, Kirk Hammett
  • Favorite Bands: Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Black Sabbath, Bullet for My Valentine, Etc.
  • Primary Musical Influence: Metallica, Ozzy
  • Past Bands: No relevant past bands it was way too long ago..lol
  • Status: Engaged to a cool ass woman (Shari) that is just as much into music as he is!
  • Away from the Band: Matt is trying to raise his 17-year-old son, "which is a job in itself!" Matt enjoys watching him play high school football for the Wellington Dukes ... Go Dukes!! He works in the automotive industry making parts mostly for Honda. He loves going to concerts -- most recent show was Metallica at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Bob Rodriguez
  • Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
  • Age: 47
  • Birthdate: 9/7/1970
  • Hometown: Sheffield Lake, OH (currently residing in Elyria, OH)
  • Years playing bass: 25
  • Favorite Bassists: Geezer Butler/Steve Harris
  • Favorite Bands: Clutch, Black Sabbath, Dio, King Hobo, Big Four, Iron Maiden, Corrosion of Conformity, Testament, Overkill, Tool, Korn
  • Primary Musical Influence: Like so many - Black Sabbath. How can you deny the grandfathers of metal!
  • Past Bands: Big Agnes, The Rodger McKee Band, The Park Avenue Paladinos, The Cellar Dwellars, The Heavy Hitters.
  • Status: Married with three kids
  • Away from the Band: Day job: Front End Web Developer. Hobbies: He likes to play board and role-playing games and will often build custom pieces for them. He spent a lot of time with his kids and their sports doing both video and photography. He is also a graphic designer, web developer and overall type doing lots of different work like: CD covers, logos, websites, etc.
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