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Volture - Biography




Over a few beers in Richmond VA during November 2008, the subject of putting a band together was raised between friends and fellow musicians Ryan Waste and Nick Poulos. The focus was the Heavy Metal of olde, a matter to which these two friends was serious. With their shared passion for obscure NWOBHM and early US/Euro Steel providing the inspiration, Poulos and Waste got together to begin writing original material with long time friend and drummer Barry Cover under the moniker of VOLTURE. Eventually the powerful vocals of Brent Hubbard were added to the mix and the formula worked well. Their second completed song entitled "Heavy Metal Machine" was to become the band's mission statement as they continued churning out top quality heavy metal like a well-oiled machine. The four ultimately entered the studio to record their debut mini-album Shocking Its Prey in early 2010. Shortly after it's release, Dave Boyd from Twisted Tower Dire joined on second guitar. VOLTURE continued to tour the States and Canada throughout 2010-11.

Volture's sophomore effort would be a single as well as a music video entitled "Rulebreaker". Tankcrimes Records put out the 7″ vinyl, including a cover of Gotham City's "Killer Angels" as the B side. In 2012 Volture crossed over to Europe to play a string of dates including the Keep it True Festival in Germany. This would be one of last shows with singer Brent Hubbard as he no longer wanted to tour and left amicably from the band. This would not discourage the rest of Volture who kept on writing an album's worth of material until bringing vocalist Jack Bauer to join the ranks. VOLTURE signed to High Roller Records and recorded their first full length album entitled On The Edge due out in September 2013. VOLTURE continues to play real heavy metal and lives by the code: "If it's not LOUD, it's not ALLOWED!"

Source: Official site (10.13.2013)