Above the ashes of a dry and thirsty scene, where towers of pride rise and fall, stands Phinehas (FEHN-ee-uhs). Formed in 2001 on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Phinehas is a band of Christians with the purpose of being a shining light amidst a dark scene. They recognize that a message is only perceived as good as the messenger, so music quality holds an equally important role in their ministry. What initially began as a thrashy hardcore band has flourished into a brand of metal that not many can emulate.
Phinehas has never lost momentum. Their intense and passionate live show is a hit everywhere. Largely influenced by the music of bands like As I Lay Dying, Killswitch Engage, and Van Halen, Phinehas is a band that loves fast beats and guitar solos while never forgetting their roots by weaving in powerful breakdowns.
Following the release of their self-titled, self-produced EP, Phinehas toured throughout the West Coast and out to Cornerstone, growing a loyal fan base with their impressive live show. Through Phinehas’s never ending assault, they gained acclaim in the strong music scene, which has brought recognition in publications from major companies.
Phinehas are preparing to release their debut album, entitled thegodmachine on July 19th. The band is set for an extensive North American touring schedule in support of their new record. thegodmachine will be packed full of aggressive tracks to the tone of “I Am the Lion”. Phinehas will also slow it down a bit in a few tunes that are rhythmic and dissonant. This, along with the signature solos, riffs, breakdowns, and double bass is certain to make the album extremely dynamic.