Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Dec. 5
Genre: Metal | Hardcore
Sound description: Heavy metal band combining speed, melodic, and thrash metal with powerful vocals, hard-hitting double bass, and harmonized guitar riffs.
RIYL: Weight of the Sun, Psychotic Waltz, Cage, As I Lay Dying, Wovenwar, Cattle Decapitation, Halford, Megadeth, Gravespell
Influences: Testament, Pantera, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Sylosis, Revocation, Nile, 3 Inches Of Blood, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Short Fuse, Judas Priest, Chris Broderick, Randall Blythe, Dimebag Darrel, Dave Lombardo
Theosis is a heavy metal band combining speed, melodic, and thrash metal with powerful vocals, hard-hitting double bass, and harmonized guitar riffs.
According to singer John Haskin, some gigs have been pretty strange. "We played in Hollywood at Loaded [in 2005] and a homeless lady came up to a few of us outside the venue. She asked for a cigarette and then proceeded to just rip her pants off, and no, she had nothing on underneath. Lee [Burgos, guitarist] drew a pretty accurate portrayal of that day, which at that point had been ruined."
Their full-length The Plague and the Heretic was released in October 2016 via their own label Dead Sea Records.