Timothy Driscoll of Austin, TX, and his band Dead Earth Politics won an Austin music award as the best performing metal band for the second consecutive year. The group released the EP The Queen of Steel and performed at the recent South by Southwest conference. Visit deadearthpolitics.com.
Daniel Crider of Charleston, SC, played drums on the debut album InThis Life by American Idol contestant Elise Testone. Additionally Crider’s band Dead 27 released Chase Your Devils Down. Visit elisetestone.com and dead27s.com