LocationPhoenix AZ United States
Sounds LikeMegadeth, Rush, Metallica
Digital Locationwww.sectasmusic.com musicpage.com/sectas
HistoryMember since: 04/28/2015 Year Founded: 1995
- Original material: 07 hrs : 00 min
- Cover material: 00 hrs : 00 min
- CDs released: 3
- CDs sold: 5000
- Digital songs sold: 3000
- Original Songs: 30
- Average Draw: 300
- Largest crowd: 1,500
- Have sound: No PA
- Licensed songs: 30
SectaS (cult, sect, domination) is a band like no other. This trios brand of high energy metal featuring Christian Lee (lead vocals/lead guitar) David "Runaway" SectaS (bass) and Johnny Collier (drums/back-up vocals) will invade your very soul. Reminiscent of early Megadeth meets Rush, SectaS' music is hard driving, yet melodic with a positive message behind every lyric. Christian's guitar licks rival all of the "guitar God's" the industry has fed music lovers from day one. Runaways bass tactics tantalize the beast within to scream his name like the teenage groupie of yesteryear, and Johnny's fierce double-kick abilities will reach into your chest and force your heart rhythm to match his beats. SectaS' musical influences span from Alice in Chains to Led Zeppelin and beyond, while maintaining a truly unique sound.
Released on their album "Hopes of a New Time", SectaS' hit single "Hear Me Loud" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIoJ_FEFJys) is an anthem to announce their presence with profound authority. SectaS has opened for amazing national acts such as Queensrÿche, Y&T, Papa Roach, and many others. SectaS has so many stellar accomplishments they could brag about insistently, yet they choose humility and true brotherhood to egotistical rants which is quite rare in music. These qualities make SectaS' fans loyal for LIFE, not just a passing fancy to anyone that claims SectaS fandom. Christian Lee is endorsed with ESP guitars (http://www.espguitars.com/artists), David “Runaway” Sectas is endorsed with Spector Bass (http://www.spectorbass.com/complete-artist-list.html) and Sectas is sponsored by Coldcock Whiskey (http://www.coldcockwhiskey.com/#crews/artist/284). The Phoenix New Times has called Christian Lee one of the top 15 guitarists in all of Arizona (see press for link) as well as one if the top 10 vocalists (see press for link). Phoenix New Times has also named SectaS one of the top 10 best metal shows one MUST see while in AZ (see press for link). If SectaS is playing anywhere near you, missing their show could be the worst decision of your life... Go to www.sectasmusic.com and hear what you've been missing!!!
Saturday, May 9 - 2015 Fxck Cancer Benefit Show - Joe's Grotto
No Cover Phoenix is all about showing massive amounts of love and support for the local music scene. They're constantly creating amazing line ups to support an array of causes--but No Cover's annual Fxck Cancer Benefit is never a show to be missed. Now in its third year, the proceeds go towards raising awareness about early cancer detection, and helping families and victims through Dyin 2 Live. Expect to see amazing local bands like Sectas, Twisted Theorem, Crushed, Venomous Pinks, Volatile Minds, Mental Cases, Don't Panic, and Mills End. Don't forget about the charity raffle!
November 18, 2014
Lee played his first guitar at age 5 while living in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, and has been developing a unique sound ever since. With influences like Randy Rhoads and Alex Skolnick, Lee discovered old-school methods of distortion all on his own and taught himself guitar tunes after scraping together enough money for Guitar World magazine. The power-metal trio of Sectas has been putting Arizona metal on the map since 2000, with a unique combo of Latin American influence, and a desire to make heavy metal that keeps musicians interested while still being heavy enough for the fans.
May 01, 2014
Local. Metal. We named singer Christian Lee one of the 10 best metal singers in Phoenix, so that's something. Check him out!
April 15, 2014
Christian Lee from Sectas.
Guitarist/vocalist Lee is influenced by such figures as Trent Reznor, George Lynch and Jerry Cantrell, and that clean projective style is definitely shown through his music. Raw, fluid, and ascending, Lee practices what the band preaches: that in order to have harmony you need to put your ego down.