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Written by moldbody   
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Genre:Epic Traditional Doom Metal
Vocal:John Calvin
Rhythm and lead guitars, electric sitar:Brandon Johnson
Lead and rhythm guitars:John Morris
Bass:Adam "Doc" Hollada
Drums:Raymond Matthews

Epic Doom Metal band Well Of Souls was formed in December of 1997 by guitarist Brandon Johnson and vocalist John Calvin. They began by following their mentors Solitude Aeturnus, Candlemass, and Black Sabbath among others but quickly developed their own style of classic metal mixed with European metal. After a number of line-up changes in came drummer, Raymond Matthews as well as guitarist Tim Wayne. All the old songs were scrapped and the band spent the next eight months writing and recording their original five-song demo CD, the now out-of-print Black Reign Demo. Well of Souls have been compared to everything from Fates Warning to Iron Maiden to Blind Guardian to Solitude Aeturnus as they employ a crushing guitar sound with progressive drumming and Johns very unique, clean vocal style. In early 2003 the band began to record their official debut CD after working out a deal with Texas-based Brainticket Records. The CD was released in early 2004 and after the bands touring bassist John Morris switched to the lead guitar spot and new bassist Doc Hollada was recruited, Well Of Souls began another onslaught of touring. Their live shows are quickly gaining notoriety among the Houston metal scene. In fact they have garnered enough attention to pull coveted shows with international recording artists Savatage, Helloween, Fates Warning, Seven Witches, Omen, Steel Prophet, Helstar, Destinys End, & Solitude Aeturnus. The band has nearly completed the long awaited follow up to their original self-titled cd as of early 2009. It will see the dark of night, or the light of day, this summer.


Realease Year Records Rate
Black Reign(Demo) 1999 Self-released
Well of Souls 2001 Self-released
Well of Souls 2003 Brainticket Records
Pilgrimage of Doom(EP) 2005 Diamondhead Records

Last Updated ( Friday, 11 September 2009 )