GenresMetal, Progressive Rock, Rock, Modern rock Power Metal / Progressive Metal More...
LocationPhoenix AZ United States
Sounds LikeMegadeth, Ozzy Ozbourne, DragonForce, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Dio, Queensryche
LabelSlavedriver Records, LLC
Digital Locationhttp://crimsonreign.net musicpage.com/crimsonreign
HistoryMember since: 09/12/2014 Year Founded: 2002
- Original material: 01 hrs : 00 min
- Cover material: 00 hrs : 00 min
- CDs released: 1
- CDs sold: 500
- Original Songs: 10
- Average Draw: 500
- Largest crowd: 2,000
- Have sound: Partial PA
Hailing from Phoenix, AZ, Crimson Reign is the brainchild of Titus Medina. Although Titus was new on the scene, as he had just moved to Phoenix from his home state of Colorado, it didn't take long before he could find himself at home within the local music scene and team up with some of the most talented local performers.
Crimson Reign's early line up was established in 2002, and after a few changes and adjustment eventually the band settled with Titus on lead guitar, James Eden on drums, Darren Tuchawena on bass, Steve Estrada on rhythm guitar and Donovan Bosworth on vocal duties.
The band set out to perform extensively throughout the local scene; performing for any venue, stage or contest who would have them; from battle of the bands to small club gigs. Live show after live show helped the band find their true identity and cohesion, which resulted in their growing popularity and in the increasing demand for a full-length debut album. The band decided to fully focus on their recording and song-writing process in 2005, and before long, the group had something amazing to look forward to. Produced by Titus Medina and James Eden, the recording process was not as easy as Crimson Reign would expect. Artistic differences, personal issues and drug abuse led Steve Estrada and Darren Tuchawena to leave the band.
James and Titus persisted, working on their music with the same passion, integrity and motivation.
The band's bad luck didn't seem to be over yet: Soon after the recording sessions, James tragically passed away because of a sudden heart attack. The loss of a band mate and a friend had a strong impact on Titus, who couldn't focus on recording until 2009; when he decided that it was time to complete these songs. Donovan Bosworth managed to sing most of the vocals, but he also quit the band way before completing the sessions, leaving Titus to handle the remaining vocals.
After a long and suffered gestation, the album was now complete. The band was also resurrected from it’s own ashes, with Titus and Darren joining forces again, accompanied by Tony Giedraitis (vocals/now departed) and Daniel Beck (drums).
The band's power metal sound, their perseverance and D.I.Y. ethics gave something back to these committed artists: the recording is still a success, sparking interest from all corners of the world. In spite of it all, things will happen if you want them to happen, and Crimson Reign is living proof. Crimson Reign’s sound has been compared to Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Judas Priest, and Metallica just to name a few.
Find out more and let the songs tell you the rest of this unique rock and roll story: