A long time ago metal was real, raw, angry, fast, and full of attitude. Bands like Slayer and Metallica started a great awakening, building their armies in the underground and over throwing bands like Ratt and Cinderella, who put more hairspray and make-up into their music than riff.
Today metal bands sing about breaking up with their girlfriends. They de-tune their guitars to make their music sound heavier than it is. They scream through the verse and whine through the chorus, and they replace solos with breakdowns.
It’s time again for a new awakening, a GREAT AWAKENING. It’s time for a new Slayer, a new Metallica, and a new Megadeth to come forward and form a new army. They call themselves GREAT AWAKENING because they are on a mission to make heavy metalwhat it used to be.
GREAT AWAKENING is an Orlando based metal band formed by brothers Nick and Vinnie Butera with the intention of starting an awakening of their own and reviving a genre that once ruled the world. They’re music is a mix of Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Overkill, and Pantera. Although they are youthful in age (18, 19, 19, 21) they’ve already grown quickly bringing in all demographics of fans, to witness their thrash revivals. Drummer (Nick Butera) at age 14 was endorsed by Grindstix. Nick was and still is a featured up and coming drummer on Sickdrummermagazine.com. The band was sponsored by Sikworld Clothing and Accessories, in 2008, as well as All Access Music Magazine.
GREAT AWAKENING have already gained approval from fans all over the U.S. and Europe, with they’re constant airplay in other states and foreign countries. GREAT AWAKENING continues to pick up new fans with every show, and are rapidly growing as one of the East Coast’s hottest bands.
GREAT AWAKENING shared the stage with some true metal heavyweights including: Kreator, Evile, Lazarus AD, and Kataklysm. The band has tour dates scheduled throughout July and more in the works for later this summer and fall.
GREAT AWAKENING is:
Nick Butera-Drums (Age 18)
Vinnie Butera-Guitar (Age 21)
Ryan Kenyan-Vocals (Age 19)
Brandon Butera-Bass (Age 19)