KINETIK is a California technical groove metal band that pushes the boundaries of time and space in the metal genre. Creating riffs and tempos that infect the mind, Kinetik creates a sound of unique metal symphony.
Kinetik’s origins can be traced to the late spring of 2007, when drummer Andrew Bailey connected with guitarist Chris Lee. Their early jam sessions began the technical metal sound that is completely Kinetik. Recruiting bassist Eric Tampier, further molded and refined the Kinetik sound. Late in the summer of 2007, Robert Anderson added his distinguishing voice to the band, and established Kinetik as an intense force in the San Francisco Bay Area metal scene.
Kinetik debuted their first single Approaching Infinity in late 2009, which later was released on their EP, Stoppage of Time in 2010. Kinetik went back in the studio in August of 2012 to record their first full-length album. The new release is set for worldwide release March 2013, followed by a strong touring schedule to support the new album, Heavier Elements.
Man was I caught by surprise on this one; not only is the playing terrific (as you might expect from a tech-metal band), but there is also a whole groove-infused, percussive thing going on, (think Meshuggah), that really sucks you in. "Closer Than Contact" absolutely stands on its own though and is a great metal offering. - PureGrainAudio.com
Stoppage Time - 2010
Heavier Elements - 2013
Robert Anderson - Vox
Andrew Bailey - Drums
Chris Lee - Guitars
Eric Tampier - Bass