Formed in 2002, Ashkira has grown consistently and brings a new, heavy blend of thrash and metal-core to the local Bay Area metal scene. Ashkira, a word meaning “loud strength”, symbolizes the straight forward, no nonsense metal created by Ashkira. The band draws their influences from the likes of Darkest Hour, Lamb of God, Heaven Shall Burn, Parkway Drive and Machine Head, just to name a few. Ashkira has a concrete line up of musicians including Peter Aregger on drums, Thomas Armitage on lead guitar, Nick Bagley playing rhythm guitar, and David Minhondo on the bass and vocals. Having successfully released several demos over the past years, Ashkira’s first full-length release, “The Honor of Defeat”, stands as their most brutal collection of impactful, dynamic, and melody-infused songs. Available for release in early November 2009, “The Honor of Defeat” stands to be a culmination of 7 years of blood, sweat, and tears. Ready to release themselves full-scale with their upcoming CD, look for Ashkira to be playing a ton of shows and releases of their CD at popular online music retailers.
David Minhondo – Lead Vocals and Bass
Nick Bagley – Guitar
Thomas Armitage – Lead Guitar
Peter Aregger – Drums