Erra is a five piece progressive metal band hailing from Birmingham Alabama recovered from ex members of “By Blood and Iron”, a band that caught a lot of attention from “Death Metal” listeners. They were only a Birmingham local band but managed to gain a solid following.
In the wake of “By Blood and Iron”, Erra formed in 2009 following a line-up change grabbing ex guitarist of “Broadcast the Nightmare”. The band became a solid unit shortly after with countless practices and completely honing their sound. It wasn’t hard for the band to find their sound with everyone having the same influences and style of writing tech-rhythm time signatures and melodies. The main focus of the band was writing music people would hear and not automatically fit them into genres and sub-genres shoving them to the side into the over saturated “cliche metal” market we have now days. It’s not about fashion or status with these guys. They genuinely want to make music that will give hope to innovative music and hard to please listeners. It’s not easy to please every listener but it’s easy to gain the respect of fellow musicians and listeners with their raw talent and energy.
They entered the Studio in late 2009 for their self titled ep. With Guitarists Jesse Cash and Alan Rigdon constantly writing material, they entered the studio again in July of 2010 for their second release, “Andromeda”. Their current 2011 release, “Impulse”, is a brutal compilation of tracks that will blow you away.
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