Earth to Ashes began with Matt Dorado (guitar and lead vocals) and Angelo Jensen (bass and lead vocals) in early 2010.
Both Matt and Angelo are veteran musicians with varied musical backgrounds from other regions of the country (California and Hawaii, respectively); together they created a sound which is a hybrid of: hard rock, progressive rock/metal, and classic 80’s metal, that quickly separated Earth to Ashes from the typical Pacific Northwest sound.
Over the first three years the band went through many line-up changes but was eventually solidified with the addition of Oregon native Mark Raney (drums). With a solid line-up, Earth to Ashes has performed around the Pacific Northwest garnering them a loyal fan base.
The blending of classic and contemporary rockhas made them the go to support act for international artists such as, Uli Jon Roth, Michael Schenker, Primal Fear, Fates Warning, Sister Sin, In this Moment, Doro Pesch, Sanctuary, Intronaut, Pat Travers, Bobaflex, and many more.
After recording two EP’s and a live CD in 2010 and 2012, the band decided in January 2013 to record a full length CD. Even though there was enough material to record a full CD, it was decided to start from scratch and write a whole new concept album. Not every band starts out with a concept CD as the freshman effort, but Earth to Ashes has never been accused of following the rules, just breaking them.
In September 2013 drum tracking began at Opal Studios with engineer/producer Kevin Hahn (Scorpions, Animotion.) Guitars and bass were recorded at Matt’s home studio and then the band was back at Opal Studios with Kevin to record vocals, mix and master. The new CD titled Curse Invoked was released on June 3, 2014 on Iron Taco Music.
Curse Invoked tells the story of an ancient curse that moves through people over the centuries. From Caesars to Generals, Teachers to Priests, Presidents to Policemen, whoever is possessed is doomed to weave a path of madness and destruction.
After playing many shows in support of Curse Invoked, Earth to Ashes took most of 2017 off from playing shows to record their sophomore effort. The new CD is expected to be released early 2018 at which time the band will resume a busy show schedule.