And The Angels Were Silent — Ft. Smith, AR

Genre: Metal

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Artist Profile

Name: And The Angels Were Silent
Label: Unsigned
Location: Ft. Smith AR


Formed in early 2006, And The Angels Were Silent worked out some powerful music from a 8x10 storage unit. There were 3 original members: Winston Monroe-Vocals, Michael Riggio-Drums, and Zac Archuletta-Vocals. They soon added Justin Bradley-Guitar and Michael swapped his drumsticks for guitar pics to focus more on writing. Dylan Rylee (formerly Ashes of Augustine-drummer) came into ATAWS and they played a few shows before Dylan resigned to focus more on family. Gunner Floyd joined in May of 2007 replacing Dylan and the guys worked out more songs and began to play a few shows locally. Winston was injured in a near fatal accident that ended his career with ATAWS leaving Zac Archuletta sole frontman. Justin exited the band and Terrell Flurry took his place on guitar. Zac Coker entered the band on bass and a complete band was born. These five musicians diverse tastes in music has allowed them to invent a sound all-their-own. These guys have continued to progress in their songwriting abilities and their performance. They have been spreading their love of music with a growing number of fans in the venues around the south. One of the goals of ATAWS is to provide a strong positive influence for the young local demographic. They have played numerous fundraising concerts to help spread awareness of issues from cancer to the state of the local economy by helping fans realize that poverty in in our own backyard, and that we can do something to help. Their heaving driving music and powerful live shows are a blend of musical elements from hardcore/screamo to old fashioned metal. From pummeling double bass and slow chugging breakdowns to catchy hooks and melodic harmonies, this band covers every shade of the musical spectrum. Their new music is in the recording process right now to be released spring of 2009.

Background Information

Date Started Playing: 02/25/2006
Number of Members: 5
Gender of Members: Male

Band Members / Instruments:
Zac Archuletta: vocals
Michael Riggio: Guitar
Gunner Floyd: Drums
Terrell Flurry: Guitar
Zac "Snack" Coker: Bass

Musical Influences:
Norma Jean
Bring Me The Horizon
As I Lay Dying
Lamb of God


Venues Played:
Amp'd Regeneration-Ft.Smith, AR
Lost Beach-Ft. Smith, AR
Music Ft. Smith- Outdoor Stage
The Music Hall-Fayetteville, AR
The Music Hall-Rogers, AR
Juanita's-Little Rock, AR
Madness In May-Cass, AR
The Surge-Joplin, MO
The Stage-Atkins, AR
Martz Transportation-Knoxville, AR
The Legion-Russellville, AR

Most Frequent Venue: Amp'd Regeneration-Ft. Smith, AR

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