Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Art of Chaos

The thing you notice most at an Art of Chaos show is just how much they love expressing themselves. It is not just about making music for this Los Angeles-based alternative-metal rock quintet: it’s more about connecting with their audience. Playing live gives these guys energy and the audience picks up on that. The crowd becomes participants, and it fuels the band to dig in harder, take risks, and explore new ground. With a high-octane live performance and intense emotive sound, Art of Chaos delivers to audiences who are looking for something more in their hard rock.

Fusing metal, alternative and hard rock influences, Art of Chaos has managed to forge a sound uniquely their own. Founded three years ago, the band includes singer Brian Torres, guitarists Matt Ardisson and Miles Knowles, bassist Jeff Sutton and drummer Tim Galvin. The five have been writing, rehearsing and gigging relentlessly, with well-received headlining shows at The Troubadour, The Roxy Theater, and The Key Club in Hollywood and performances in arenas throughout the American southwest. Art of Chaos’ following is growing at a rapid rate, aided in part by the band’s strong viral efforts online and exposure on MTV2’s OnDemand

Art of Chaos… the name is an attempt to convey how these early 20-something guys fight everyday to make sense of the world around them... essentially building from the meaningful and positive things in the chaos that is life. But there’s real chaos at play in their music, too a constant tension between the hard rock rhythms, and deceptively catchy melodies that’s always one step away from tipping the music over into pandemonium. When Torres sings, “A dose or shot of some catharsis please, It looks calm but I am suffering,” with the band driving beneath his vocals, it’s beautiful yet jarring. Imagine Jeff Buckley or Thom Yorke writing for Linkin Park or The Used, and you begin to get an idea of what they’re about.