Whether inner peace or peace among fellow man, just as we think we've found it we find "true" peace is never found. Hager chose the name SHENOAH because it is his step-daughter's middle name and he wanted every aspect of this band to be deep and personal. .... He found the exact same passion and conviction towards the music that he had in former Erase The Grey (Republic/Universal Records) guitarist Vinny DiFranco, former Ringworm (Victory Records) bassist Ben Hollowell, former Chaos Swings (formerly Mad At Gravity, Artist Direct Records) vocalist Rob Montague and drummer Matt Danko.
.... As for SHENOAH'S sound, They wanted their songs to be as moody as the individuals in the band. They want to cover a very broad spectrum of their genre. This is very apparent on the band's Corporate Punishment Record's debut "Bleeding In The Red." From the up beat songs "Ashes To Ashes and Telephone Bruises" to the brutal "Bullets And Numbers" and "Scent Of A Dead Rose," SHENOAH prove their ability to jump from one extreme to another without missing a single beat.
.... In the short time SHENOAH was together they had made quite an impact on their fans... But in time everything must come to an end. "I loved Shenoah and had a lot of fun with those guys, but I'm a metal guitarist at heart and felt if that wasn't what I was persuing as a full time project I wasn't being true to myself or everyone else." explains Hager.
So Hager decided to leave and focused 100% on getting things up and running with his current band YEARS OF FIRE. Shortly there-after Ben decided to leave as well and joined Hager where they both are still carving the name YEARS OF FIRE into the minds of metal fans world wide. .... Vinny is now fronting and playing guitar for the more experimental rock band THE OHIO SKY, Matt is attending the Musician's Institute in Los Angeles and Rob who founded THE OHIO SKY left and is persuing other musical outlets including his solo project, songwriting and producing.
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