Formed in 2004, in Santa Clarita, California, Uriah is a melodic metal group in the style of Killswitch Engage, Avenged Sevenfold, Tool, and Mudvayne, combined with elements of classical piano. The five band members (ages 21-27) include Lucas Carbajal (vocals), Philip Beer (guitar), Chris Breedlove (bass), Ryan Wade (piano) and Ralf Muegler (drums).
Since all but one of the band members are from other parts of the country, there is a magnetic force that has drawn the band and their growing fan base together. Dedicated and hard working, yet always socially engaging and generally fun to be around, the band has fought through line up changes to emerge as a stronger and more creative musical writing force.
In March of 2005, Uriah successfully booked and toured the Southern California region without the help of agents and/or management, consisting of ten shows in fourteen days playing at venues such as The Hard Café and The House of Blues in Hollywood. Also during this early run of accomplishments, Uriah performed in several showcases, including opening up for Hed PE at the legendary Key Club in Hollywood playing to a sold out venue.
Recently the group has made appearances and received airplay on Talkhardradio4u.com and Europe’s Sky Network satellite radio. Uriah was also a Southern California Top 12 finalist in Bodog Entertainment’s Battle of the Bands and their exposure has increased with FUSE TV filming and televising this event.
Uriah is due their release their self produced full length album tentatively titled “Letters in Blood”, scheduled to hit store shelves August 2007. With the upcoming release on the horizon, Uriah is still pushing the envelope creatively, with several new songs written since tracking was completed.
Dedication and reverence for the art of music is the key element of what Uriah stands for. They tirelessly struggle to reach out to each and every fan that enjoys what they hear. With honest and intelligent music, the members of Uriah visualize longevity as part of their individual music careers. Keep your eyes out, your ears and mind open, and you may have just found the sound that you've been looking for.