Teramaze - Biography



Logo on album "Anthology" and on demo "Spectator".

Logo on album "Doxology".


Teramaze bring only what can be described as an utterly unique sense of style to the world of metal. Based in Melbourne, Australia, the band's blend of progressive, melodic and thrash metal has attracted an underground following within local bars and small venues. The band has been polishing their album AnhedoniA off since it's production begun in 2009, as well as performing at various venues within Australia.

In terms of style, Teramaze say that they're influenced primarily by bands such as Dream Theater, Tool and Pantera. With bone crushing riffs, soaring vocals, and a solid rhythm section, the band's sense of rhythm and feel is evident within their technical, yet tasteful music. The sound of the band is made up of five unique individuals. Vocalist, Brett Rerekura cites Layne Stayley, Devin Townsend, Sebastian Bach and Maynard James Keenan as his main influences. The powerful vocals that he provides to the overall sound of Teramaze is a key element to their sheer power as a melodic, yet heavy band. Guitarist, Dean Wells is greatly influenced by guitarists such as John Petrucci, Marco Sfogli, Jason Becker and Marty Friedman, as is shown by his unique soloing styles, as well as the band's riffs that compliment the sonic power of guitarist Mathew Dawson.

(Source: Official website, 27.10.2012)