Sam McCartney – Vocals
Tommie Scyther – Lead Guitar
Mark Rodriguez – Rhythm Guitar
Jess Bogener – Bass
TK Thomas – Drums
Battle for Knotfest winner, Born For War, is a metal band out of Hollywood, CA whose members include four Marines and one former hobo. Their music is a dark and heavy blend of classical and progressive death metal that brings the crowd to their knees with their sinister tone and hypnotic rhythm. Sam, with his crushing lows and piercing highs, brings the intensity of war to the stage with his immense emotion and power.
The band was formed when Marine Corps veterans, Tommie, Mark, and TK, met while attending Musicians Institute and when Active Duty Marine, Sam, was introduced to the band by Kings of Carnage vocalist, Micah McCullough. Shortly after the band’s creation, Sam was called to action on a 7 month deployment, during which time, the band continued to write and rehearse for his arrival. After having problems with their former bassist, the band met Jess, who was once dumped by a former band that left him homeless, and has since became a successful business owner. About four months into Sam’s deployment, he surprised the rest of the band by returning early, and within two months the band competed and won the Battle for Knotfest in 2015.
Born For War is currently in the process of recording their debut EP to be released mid 2016.
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