Jason J. Kennedy - Guitar, Backing vocals (2008-Present)
Allen Alamillo - Vocals (2012-Present)
JJ Gawrich - Drums (2020-Present)
Bryan Porter - Bass Guitar (2021-Present)
Bio: Slanderus is a Alternative Metal band straight out of the Inland Empire, with members from Eastvale, Ontario, Mira Loma and Hemet. Founded and formed by guitarist (and backing vocalist), Jason J. Kennedy, who also creates the music that is overloaded with heavy, yet intricate guitar solos- mesmerizing riffs and flawless breakdowns. Drummer, JJ Gawrich, plays his set like it's a part of him- with an ease that says "this comes more naturally to me than speaking"- every count is melodic, yet powerful and compelling, played with an unparalleled passion. Bassist, Bryan Porter, lets loose on his bass guitar with fat, yet mellow and authoritative riffs- commanding a technical groove. Last, but certainly not least, Allen Alamillo- lead vocalist, uses painfully honest lyrics in combination with an innately sincere tone and impressive pitches that just pulls you in. Round off all this talent, with the energy that they pack into every one of their shows, you're in for one hell of a night!
They played their first show at Angel's Roadhouse (Yucaipa) in 2009, following with a strong attack on hot spots from their native locale- such as Mission Tobacco Lounge (Riverside), The Venue (Grand Terrace), Character's (Pomona) and then taking their mind-bending sound to new spots, such as Rockefellas (Corona), The Slidebar (Fullerton), Stages (Santa Ana), Whisky A Go Go (Hollywood), OC Fair (Costa Mesa), several successful Battle of the Bands competitions and far too many others to list in just one biography.
With such a heavy and diverse group of influences, from bands such as Anthrax, Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Machine Head, Metallica, Queensrÿche, Rush, Slipknot and System of a Down- it's no wonder they won "Best Local Band of 2022" in Inland Empire magazine. The stamina of the Absorbing Infinity album (2022) plays with seemingly reckless abandon, divergent styles, and a determined ambition that makes you want to play it on loop until your stereo implodes.
Slanderus has booked and played shows with nearly 100 different bands, expanding both their fan base and their musical connections.
* Playing live shows
* Writing the best songs we possibly can
* Bringing Heavy metal to the masses
* Our Mission is to please the crowd and entertain. Of course you can't make everyone happy, but that doesn't stop us from trying.