Vocalist, Bass Guitar, Drums.


I am a solo musician that has released one album and just released my second album which is gaining quite a following. I write, record, produce and master all of my own material. Check out my albums on pretty much any streaming platform (Apple Music, Spotify, GooglePlay/be, etc...) I'm looking to form a progressive/groove/thrash metal band to initially play live with and then see if anything develops from there. My playing/writing is more rhythm guitar oriented. I can solo when necessary. I play an 8 string guitar and I use all of it, so I'm not looking to change that anytime soon. I also have a wide range for vocals. I can sing lead vocals or I can sing as diverse as needed background vocals. I am laid back and just love writing, playing and playing live. The stuff that I've already written I'm not looking to change and I don't have much experience writing with other people so I would like to not only have a band to play my material with live, but I'm not opposed to writing with the right people. Hoping to start a band with people that just love to play, have fun and love putting on a great show. Contact for bass, vocals and drums. matt.vellenga at bodyarmordrill dot com

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Member since:
Jan 05 2017
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Pantera, Slayer, Meshuggah, Dream Theater, Sevendust, Megadeth, Killswitch Engage, anything by Devin Townsend, Animals as Leaders, Alice in Chains, Gojira. Overall, just very diverse. I also like to throw in jazz, blues and classical with my playing/writing to keep things interesting and keep learning.

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Ibanez Iron Label 8 string guitar
Schecter 8 string guitar
Yamaha acoustic guitar
Hartke combo amp
Headrush Pedalboard
Live mic w/stand and chord
Studio mic w/stand and chord
Logic Pro X recording software