Andrew Perez 1 p.m., March 24
Simon Keng: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Taylor Jolin: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Lukas Miller: Bass guitar | Cole Schropp: Keyboards | Luke Williams: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Alex Melehy: Drums
Genre: Metal | Hardcore
RIYL: Metallica, Sator Square, Down from the Gallows, Call of Thousands, Cage
Inception: Encinitas, 2003
Influences: Metallica, Cage, Psychotic Waltz, Sator Square, Annihilator, Anthrax, Anvil, Cannibal Corpse, Carcuss,Cattle Decapitation, Disturbed, Dokken, the Ramones, Rancid
Mordium -- originally known as Valor -- was formed in 2003 by Simon Keng (guitar), Eric Myers (drums), and Lukas Miller (bass). Myers was replaced by drummer Jamie Sutterland, who in turn was replaced by Alex Melehy. Another guitarist was added in 2006, Luke Williams, and the following year keyboardist Cole Schropp was added to the lineup.
They've recorded two demo songs: "The Black Forest" and "Beneath the Night Sky," both of them posted on the band's MySpace page.