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Spiral Trance

Formed: 2000
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Background

"Freedom from convention, music with intention." This has been the motto for Spiral Trance since day one. It is this very motto that has set the indie-metal quartet at the forefront of their peers, ringing true louder than ever with their Rat Pak Records debut release, All In Due Time. Without regard for any one specific genre, Spiral Trance has seamlessly carved out a niche for themselves introducing a progressive, indie element to the modern, hard-rock world. On the back of several EP's and three national tours, Spiral Trance has emerged from the studio to deliver their most diverse, yet cohesive offering to date. From the gorgeous piano melodies and speed metal guitar attack of opening track This Time, to the relentless guitar riffing and sing-a-long chorus hooks of the closing track, Project And Release, hard-rock and metal fans alike will have something truly unique to embrace.

With their recent signing to east coast record label Rat Pak Records, a new album, and a win at the 2009 WISCONSIN AREA MUSIC INDUSTRY (WAMI) AWARDS as Hard Rock Artist of the Year, there is no questioning the hunger and fire that has burned within Spiral Trance since their inception, and 2000 debut release On Our Terms. SPIRAL TRANCE garnered national publicity with two nominations and performances at the LA MUSIC AWARDS in 2001, and again in 2002 as National Artist Of The Year. In 2002, SPIRAL TRANCE placed in the Top Ten at the ASCAP GRAMMY SHOWCASE AWARDS for their song "HELLACIOUS," and again in 2003 for "Breathe Again." With their recent WAMI win in 2009, SPIRAL TRANCE are also 2006 winners of Song of the Year for "Hellacious." In 2007, their song "Breathe Again" was recently licensed by Mississippi based Lightning Lab Productions for use in the upcoming film documentary, "Solid Bodies, The 50 Year Guitar War." In addition, the songs "We Are," and "When After Comes" were featured on two E-Books penned by Master of Horror writer Alan Dane. SPIRAL TRANCE have enjoyed consistent TOP 3 Rankings on BroadJam.com in 10 plus categories including NUMBER TWO in the World, and NUMBER ONE in Rock and Hard Rock respectively. SPIRAL TRANCE have done numerous hard rock showcases including the world famous Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood, CA, Chicago's Meca Music Conference and Milwaukee's internationally known music festival, Summerfest, where they've played to enthusiastic crowds for the last several years. SPIRAL TRANCE has charted on 50+ CMJ radio stations throughout the country, as well as several national stations such as WLUM Milwaukee, WJJO Madison, WLUP 97.9 Chicago and KCLA Radio Los Angeles. "Exuding star power and a pure, raw energy, SPIRAL TRANCE does a deadly live show as well as providing superb material from the recording studio..." says Dirty Dave of KCLA Radio in Los Angeles, CA. SPIRAL TRANCE is one band not to miss.

Spiral Trance is the epitome of a band rooted in determination and persistence; perform ing as a finely tuned machine and continually working toward a groove that only occurs when energy is focused in solidarity. Dead Set on making you insane...

[From http://www.spiraltrance.com/bio]

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