Static Tension draws upon influences stemming from classic rock, 90’s grunge, and progressive metal to craft a unique musical blend best referred to as “Progressive Grunge.” The Cincinnati, OH based band combines powerful riffs with melodic vocal harmonies, thought provoking lyrics, and intricate musical arrangements to generate their sound. Some influences include artists such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Nirvana, Tool, King’s X, Dream Theater, and Fates Warning.
Lead guitarist Greg Blachman first used the name Static Tension in 1999, during which time the band recorded the album, “Paint By Number” before parting ways in 2001. The name was resurrected in 2014 with a new line-up, including lead vocalist Rob Rom, and bassist Ritchie Paik. In early 2015 the band completed a four track EP entitled “Rebirth”, which contains two vocally reworked tracks off of Greg’s solo album “Beyond Horizons” released in 2013 (“Beyond Horizons” & “Shame”), as well as two new, more collaborative tracks – (“Bottom Rung” & “Rebirth”).
Drummer/Percussionist Anthony Sager joined the band in the Spring of 2015, at which point Static Tension began work on writing new material and strengthening their live show. In 2016 the band recorded their second EP entitled “Out Of Reach”, released on January 6, 2017. The EP showcases the talent and musical diversity of the group, and has been well received by both the metal and rock communities. After a series of regional shows, Brian Spurrier joined the group in October of 2017, replacing Ritchie Paik on bass. The quartet released their first full length album, “Ashes To Animation” in January of 2019, and continues to gain momentum through social media and live performances.
Static Tension is:
Rob Rom – Lead Vocals
Greg Blachman – Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals
Brian Spurrier – Bass Guitar
Anthony Sager – Drums/Percussion