You may just be hearing about Tetrarch but they have been climbing the ladder for years and their new release “Unstable” may be the breakthrough they need to bring their brand of metal to the masses. Listen in as Ozz chats with Josh Fore about the band’s beginnings and where they’re headed next.
Tetrarch was formed in Atlanta in 2007 by Diamond Rowe and Josh Fore. According to lead guitarist Diamond Rowe, “Tetrarch began their live shows in the local scene, playing their first show at the 7 Venue in Douglasville, Georgia. They spent the rest of 2007 perfecting their live performance by playing close to 100 shows, which started a buzz in the Atlanta area. They released their first EP, Pravda in the summer of 2008, which was recorded at Ledbelly Studios by Matthew Washburn. To support their first release, Tetrarch continued to play in Atlanta while expanding their reach regionally with mini tours in the south east. In 2009, Tetrarch started working with producer Russ-T Cobb at Bang Studios in Atlanta. The band released the “Disciples of Sorrow” single from those sessions. The single caught the attention of Atlanta’s biggest Rock Station, “Project 9-6-1″ (96.1FM), where the band was featured for multiple weeks on the air. Tetrarch hit the studio again in late 2010 with producer Matthew Laplant at Bieler Bros studio in Pompano Beach, FL”. On May 5, 2011, while the EP was being finished, they were asked to play the main stage, supporting Avenged Sevenfold, Seether, and Alter Bridge at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Atlanta. With this performance, the band saw their fan base continue to grow. As a result, the band released their biggest EP to date, The Will to Fight, in the summer of 2011. “We Are The Hunters”, the first single released from the EP, quickly gained attention from the metal blogs and consumers. In the summer of 2011, Tetrarch got their first taste at extensive touring by doing a 40-day east coast tour in support of the EP. According to MetalArchives.com, The Will to Fight EP “is a collection of thrash-based songs that come across as very modern. While perhaps less thrashy than some of Tetrarch’s previous output, it’s clear that the band aren’t forgetting their roots.” The band finished the year off with a few hometown shows in Atlanta and made preparations for the busy year that was ahead of them. According to OurStage.com, Tetrarch reached two “Top 100 and three Top 40 finishes” with this EP. In the summer of 2012, Tetrarch was in Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, FL with Jason Suecof and Eyal Levi working on a their Relentless EP, a follow up to 2011’s The Will to Fight. –wikipedia