The Seattle based Power Thrashers formed in early 2002 when Jeff Helm and Blaine Hammond came to the realization that the Pacific Northwest was sorely lacking in metal with any discernable melody. Shortly thereafter, the duo was joined by bassist James Rinker. Not satisfied in becoming just another cookie cutter band in the international metal scene, Helm began to pen the menacing hymns that would make up their self titled demo with lyrical input from Hammond and Rinker. Joined by guest drummer Clint Clark and lead guitarists Tim Diedrich and Kirk Meredith, as well as the help of Heir Apparent main man Terry Gorle, the three track demo was released in late 2003 to positive reception from both press and fans alike.
After a long, difficult search, Shadow Demon found the perfect permanent drummer in Jay Davidson. The greater portion of 2005 was spent writing what would become the Grimoire of Ruin, as well as searching for a suitable lead guitarist. In early 2006 while opening for Sonata Arctica, Ryan Gallagher made his debut as their new lead axe-man. The rest of the year was spent finalizing the writing process and recording the Grimoire.
Now it is time for the Grimoire to be opened and for the demons within to be unleashed. Are you ready?