LO BAND HISTORY AND BACKGROUND:
in Columbus, Ohio in 2001 FURTHER LO is a powerful and aggressive
5-piece US metal band that consistently delivers live with
its crunchy guitar riffs, booming bass lines, thunderous drums
and phenomenal vocals. Having successfully conquered the local
clubs and venues in Ohio over the past two years, FURTHER
LO is now pushing forward to assault the rest of the USA and
the world with its unique metal sound!
Influenced by many of the perennial heavy hitters such as
Slayer, Anthrax, AC-DC, Nevermore, Iced Earth, Godsmack, Alice
in Chains, as well as the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Voivod,
C.O.C., and Down, FURTHER LO has created an incredibly catchy
blend of metal music that is edgy, melodic, furious, crunchy,
harmonious and exciting!
Comprised of seasoned veterans and led by the powerful vocals
of Aaron Werner, the band has put together a CD release containing
the finest blend of their material. Werner, a 10-year veteran
of the live music scene, has been singing since age 7 and
draws much of his inspiration from dark and obscure vocals
and ambient sounds. This fantastic self-titled FURTHER LO
studio recording captures his incredible vocal performance
and highlights the band's progression since their demo work.
The guitar tandem of Donnie Davis (lead) and Randy Reynolds
(rhythm) brings to the forefront of the band a well-oiled
guitar duo experienced in trading off heavy distorted riffs
and whaling leads. Each began playing at a pre-teen age and
has been heavily influenced by the leading metal bands of
the 1980's. Years of daily practice as well as experimentation
with styles, sounds, and effects have given them the tools
necessary to put them at the top of their game.
The newest addition to the band, Ron Cardwell (bass) is a
crucial hub to the FURTHER LO sound and style. His explosive
earthquake-like bass sound gives FURTHER LO a thumping bottom
end that delivers a massive wallop along with precision timing.
Cardwell, together with drummer Turk Elliott, form the rock
that is the FURTHER LO backbone. Turk's heavy groove-oriented
drumming style is built on the same fundamental qualities
found in many of the great drumming legends and his technical
prowess and thunderous use of the double kick are unmatched.
His influences are broad, yet he sites thrash metal bands
such as Slayer, Viovod, and Forbidden as his primary sources
of inspiration. Elliott, Reynolds, Cardwell, Davis, and Werner
form a lethally heavy and addictive combination that sets
FURTHER LO apart from any band out there.