"Athens To Ashes is a callback to classic metal. From heavy chug riffs, syncopated patterns, and melodic vocals, there's something for everyone. They're a blast live too!"
- Some Dude at a gig we played.
Athens to Ashes is a 4 piece Hard Rock Band from the Central San Jaoquin Valley of California. The Valley is home to over 4 Million people, and our goal is to rock the faces off of ALL of them!
Formed in 2018, Athens to Ashes rose to life by friends William Harmon and Jeremy Simon. The two are responsible for the writing of their guitar parts as well as most of the vocals on their earliest songs. Drummer Steve Cox answered an ad on FB in December and started charting drums for Will and Jeremy's guitar riffs. Corey Salvatore was added to the group in January of 2019 and was the bands original vocalist. Josh Davis was added on bass, completing the band.
2019 provided many performance opportunities for Athens, as they got to share the stage multiple times with some insane local talent, as well as several brutally heavy touring bands that made stops in the Central Valley.
November of 2019 marked the addition of Vocalist Krys Janae (Spirit Descending). Early on in 2020, Josh moved over to lead guitar, and Bruce Hall took over on the low end, holding down the bass lines. While there have been several different line-ups, the goals and direction of the band have remained constant. Make heavy, groove oriented music that people can bang their heads and stomp their feet to.
Athens to Ashes looks to be rocking shows as soon as it is deemed safe to do so. The bands primary focus has been getting their EP recorded, released, and shared with the world!