ABOUT THE BAND
Hybridizing power, peculiarity and precision and tying them together with concision, American rock band Carbonwire brings together the essential elements of heavy metal, grunge, psychedelic rock and funk. Orchestral writing concepts, soaring melodies, driving drums and a grooving bass are fused to form the band’s own brand of rock.
Inspired by a love of powerful music the likes of Metallica, Nirvana, and Pink Floyd, Carbonwire - Matthew Vistnes (26) Guitar/vocals, Johnny Shankel (21) Bass, Ben Moore (24) Drums, Kenny Valadez (32) Guitar - was initially formed in 2017 when Vistnes sought out musicians interested in creating the largest sound possible with four people. Since then, they have been playing shows around the LA area and are currently set to release their debut album slated for a mid 2022 release.
The band realized that they had something special when they won over the crowd at their live debut opening up for a sold-out Whiskey a Go Go featuring hardcore band Alesana. A recent interview with VoyageLA magazine highlights Carbonwire’s focus on combining melodies with harmonically-rich, guitar-driven soundscapes and raw power.