ElevenWire Talks of Debut Album, New Musc and More!


Progressive metal rockers ELEVENWIRE have their debut album out, with the band already working on the follow-up, with plans to play live soon enough! The band talks about formation, music, and wanting to create more music for all to hear and enjoy!


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Ron:  Jonathan and I are brothers and have played music together since we were kids.  Jim and I had a band together in the early ‘90’s called Vis a Vis and have been friends ever since. We got together back in 2017 to discuss doing an album project together.  We have a good friend that was our original drummer, but he couldn’t continue for personal reasons.  Since we’re huge fans of the Neal Morse Band, we reached out to Eric Gillette (NMB Guitarist) about playing drums for us.  He agreed and also offered to mix and master the album for us at his studio, EKG Studios, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Jonathan, Jim and I went to Tulsa for a week in June of 2023 to mix the album with Eric.  With the album complete, we reached out to a few independent record labels and enthusiastically signed a deal with OOB Records out of the Netherlands.  We’re happily surprised at the response so far.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Ron: I’m 11 years older than Jonathan and “TenWire” wasn’t available.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

Jonathan:  The band is based out of the Bay Area in California, but we live a few hours apart.  The music scene has always been big here.  Bands like Journey, Doobie Brothers, Santana, Metallica, and so on came from here.  We’re huge fans of Spock’s Beard, Pattern Seeking Animals, and Enchant, all from California.

4. How would you describe your style?

Jonathan:  Symphonic hard progressive rock with a few moments of metal.  Think: Rush, Van Halen and Kansas having a baby.  On our album, Blood Red Sun, the lyrics describe a post-apocalyptic nightmare brought about by artificial intelligence.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

Jim:  We released our debut album, Blood Red Sun on March 1st 2024 on OOB Records.  The album starts out with a traditional-sounding orchestral piece that morphs into a more modern, mechanical sound, suggesting that A.I. has taken over the music.  Listeners can expect heavy riffs along with melodic interludes and haunting vocal melodies, and hopefully be moved by its intense dynamics.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Jim:  We’re secretly working on a second album, but don’t have any estimate for its release date, so don’t tell anybody.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Ron:  We’re currently working on finding additional players for a live band with the idea of playing shows locally, but we’re also open to other opportunities, e.g., “cruises.”

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Jonathan:  Besides putting together a live show, we’d love to continue to write and produce music that we and our fans want to hear.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Jim:  Our CD is available on the OOB Records Web Shop (oob-records.com/shop). You can also get the CD, digital downloads along with all kinds of other merch on our website (www.elevenwireband.com).  
The album is also available on all streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, etc.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

We want them to remember the emotions it evokes. the story it tells, and to leave a lasting impression where they’ll want to listen again.

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