Modern metal music, much like the music of every genre from every era, is not created for the mere thrill of being heard on some radio in some town around the globe. With musicians who truly understand their gift of creating music, the only goal is to paint aural pictures that will stimulate or influence the listeners in some way, shape or form. For even a smaller collection of the most elite musicians, their creations create wonderment on the minds of their fans and followers. Ladies and gentlemen, meet WHISPERS OF WONDER.
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Whispers Of Wonder create a new form and style of music they classify as "melodic wondercore". The description couldn't be more dead on. Featuring musical excellence and an uncanny way to reach deep into the souls of every listener through song, Whispers Of Wonder have been growing a massive fan base in Portland and beyond since their inception less than a year ago. In this short time, they have captured the ears of many of the top record labels out today, before signing with America's hottest modern metal label today, Standby Records.
"I hear so many bands every day that all want to be signed," claims Standby CEO Neil Sheehan. "Of those bands though, there's only a very few where I stop working, turn up my speakers and marvel at the uniqueness and inspirational vibe the band has created. When I first heard Whispers Of Wonder from the demo they sent me, I completely lost track of everything I was doing and had to learn more about this band. In a few mere moments, I knew that Whispers Of Wonder was a band that was perfect for the rock n' roll 2.0 movement."
Sheehan is not the only one that has been moved. The brilliant vocals of Lukkie Thornton draw the listener close while the guitars of Chree Thornton and Tristen Warren pepper their sound of delicious wondercore to a whole new musical level of excellence. The three of them ride the rock solid foundation of Calin Wormdahl on drums and Austin Shaner on bass to create the most intricate, balanced and musically mesmerizing sound heard in recent memory.
Now signed with Standby Records, Whispers Of Wonder is currently holed up in Portland writing new songs for release on their debut to be released in 2013.
Whispers Of Wonder is:
Lukkie Thornton: Lead Vocals
Chree Thornton: Guitar/Vocals
Austin Shaner: Bass Guitar/Vocals
Tristen Warren: Guitar/Vocals
Calin Wormdahl: Drums
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