Mestis is world renowned guitarist Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders) - The new full length album, Polysemy, is a ten track offering showcasing Reyes' vast musical diversity and features an intriguing variety of instrumentation and assistance by highly acclaimed musicians (Matt Garstka also of Animals As Leaders, Joe Lester of Intronaut, and Mario Camarena and Erick Hansel of CHON) The album is set for a Nov 6th release through Sumerian Records.
Only The Strong was birthed in quiet Northern Arkansas in early 2015, the child of founder Matt Bernal. With a concept burning in his mind, Bernal wrote and recorded the bands first release, Origins. The 8-track EP is a concept album following the rise and fall of mankind. Interested in the idea of adding vocals to his work, Bernal began holding 2-phase auditions in which prospects had to successfully write lyrics that captured the feel and idea of a song, and later do a trial recording. After multiple auditions, Bernal joined forces with Brian Fulks.