BAMF Spotlight: Chained Existence

Every week, Wrecked will be highlighting bands playing the upcoming Bay Area Metal Festival. This week we bring you the pummeling Chained Existence from Mendocino, CA. 

For fans of old school thrash, metal, etc.

Do you remember the glory days of when punkers and metal heads united under the common umbrella of pissed off, grungy thrash with group chants and a fuck-you attitude? Chained Existence does. These guys are taking it upon themselves to bring back the energy that’s so easily forgotten with many contemporary bands. You’ll find some face melting solos, circle-pit inducing speed, and some nasty gutteral low growls to go along with all the headbanging you’ll be doing. This is the kind of thrash you expect on the newest edition of Songs to Induce Bar Fight Related Comas To, coming soon to your favorite family record store (if those existed anymore). If you’re looking to get plastered and fight people this weekend, but were a bit concerned by a lack of music to go along with it, have no fear, Chained Existence is here.

Find out more below.


Hailing from the depths of the Mendocino Coast, Chained Existence was founded by brothers Gabriel and Alejandro Yañez.  In 2005, the boys began pushing themselves musically and fusing a variety of musical styles with a brutal approach. Influenced by a healthy dose of thrash, death and a wide collection of classical, flamenco and jazz, their sound has evolved into a fresh and unique creation.

In 2009, Chained Existence entered Trident Studios to record their first full-length album, Weapons of Mass Deception.  The album was supported by the accompanying artwork of Tony Koehl and a video directed by James Wade. In 2010, they added the Whiskey a Go Go to their resume when they opened up for Pathology.  They closed out the year with a sold-out show at the Knitting Factory, Boise. In 2011, Chained Existence will release a new EP in the fall.

Here’s a sneak peek as to what you can expect from Chained Existence’s live show:

Chained Existence – Systematic Holocaust

To get more info on Chained Existence check out their official Facebook or Myspace pages.

BAMF 2011 will be kicking your face in on July 16. Tickets are $15 pre sale ($20 at the doors) and are sure to sell out quickly, so buy your tickets today!

-Sean Moore

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About Sean Moore
Senior Editor, Photographer at Wrecked Reviews

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