RIYL: Megadeth, As I Lay Dying, Cattle Decapitation, Cage, Psychotic Waltz, Avenged Sevenfold, Pantera, Black Label Society, Metallica, Megadeth, Five Finger Death Punch, Blackwater
Inception: Fallbrook, 2015
Influences: Avenged Sevenfold, Pantera, Slipknot, Black Label Society, Metallica, Megadeth, Five Finger Death Punch, Jonny Lang, Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, God Forbid, Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Trivium, Opeth
Based in Fallbrook, Dona Nova was formed by SDSU music major Manny Sanchez. After playing as a guitarist with several local bands and touring the west coast, Sanchezteamed up with drummer Luis Ochoa toproduce what they call "a bold blend of in-your-face guitar rock with a hint of the blues, metal, and other genres that have influenced us over the years."
A self-titled demo album was released in 2015.
- Dona Nova