Heavy metal has come home to Southern California and in no small part to LA’s best: Jameson. Armed with the attitude of their predecessors Jameson’s bone crushing groove is the product of five well educated masters with a chip on their shoulder determined to shred their way onto the metal scene.
Jameson was formed in Hollywood California in February of 2006 when Musician’s Institute students Dan Ranada and Ryan Dial teamed up with bass player Jay Brennan. Within a week a young vocalist from New Jersey Matt Bomb caught the word of the new group. Matt and his roommate drummer Chad Keith joined the party almost immediately.
It wasn’t long before the five-piece had recorded and released their first independent EP Keep the Change. The EP was a dominating success throughout the LA underground though the title proved ironic with the departure of guitarist Ryan Dial shortly after. Jameson quickly picked up guitarist and MI graduate Ben Robbins an addition which has defined the band as a headlining force to be reckoned with live and in the studio.
The now-complete arrangement once again entered Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland to record what would become their critically acclaimed first full-length album: Down For the Count . The album seamlessly combined the elements of groove and thrash that Jameson holds close to and solidified the staying power and relevance of modern American heavy metal. Since its release in May of 2008 the album has become available on CD baby Rhapsody iTunes Napster and Amazon. com. Jameson has become a staple in the music scene creating a fan base that spans six continents with hundreds of thousands of listeners worldwide.
With relentless touring and unforgettable live shows Jameson has all the fuel their fans will ever need for decades to come.