*This is part of our State Of The Art series, showcasing bands every Monday from the featured state. This month’s state is Missouri.*
Hailing from Saint Louis, Missouri, Echoes From Ashes delivers their soulful hard rock tinged with early 2000s post-grunge sensibility. The four-piece, consisting of Matt Kelly (guitar/vocals), Michael Wallis (guitar/vocals), Dan Stefl (bass/vocals), and Derek Keller (drums/percussion) formed the band in 2017 and have just recently released their debut self-titled EP in 2018. With the help of Michael Bivens as engineer and producer, along with Stefl, the five-track EP was recorded at Redwood Studios and released to solid local airplay and rotation on major streaming platforms. One of the more powerful singles from the release is “Victim (In Your Hands)” that starts off with a Pantera “5 Minutes Alone”-influenced opening riff and progresses into a melodically heartfelt verse and chorus, reminiscent of genre veterans Chevelle and Breaking Benjamin.
Following up the EP, Echoes From Ashes just released the new single “Letting Go” at the end of December. The new track is a powerful rock ballad bursting with deep lyrical emotion and some of the band’s best vocal work to date that brings to mind a young Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle). Check out the official lyric video below.
As of today, Echoes From Ashes has just announced they will be hitting the road in 2019 and have invited fans to help them decide which cities to visit via the band’s Facebook page. Head on over to cast your vote as well as check out their official YouTube channel for more music and videos to stream. No doubt we’ll be seeing and hearing big things from this talented bunch in the near future.