Winds Of Plague is a symphonic deathcore band from LA, USA. The band was originally named "bleak december", but changed their name in April 2005, getting their name from the lyrics in Unearth's song "Endless", from their 2002 EP of the same name. The band contains the heavy breakdowns and stance towards music of the new wave of deathcore bands, but their unique use of more epic, melodic keyboard driven passages put them in the front of the pack.
The band contains the heavy breakdowns and stance towards music of the new wave of deathcore bands, but their unique use of more epic, melodic keyboard driven passages put them in the front of the pack. Their music has been compared with Bleeding Through. Also, reviews, press, and others have stated that they incorporate an atmosphere of scandinavian black metal. However, fans and the band themselves (in a video interview) would disagree with the label. They tend to mix American elements of metalcore and power metal with European symphonic death metal.
The first single from their major label debut, "The Impaler", was accompanied by a video that was banned by MTV for its language and content. The video was made to be like a hip-hop video, with a computer generated "epic metal" part at the end. There was alot of fan backlash at the video.
Jonathan Cooke(Johnny Plague) - Vocals (2002-present)
Nick Eash - Guitar (2002-present)
Nick Piunno - Guitar (2002-present)
Andrew Glover - Bass (2006-present)
Kristen Randall - Keyboard (ex-Abigail Williams) (2008-present)
Art Cruz- Drums (2008-present)
Josh Blackburn - Guitar (2002)
Kevin Grant - Bass (2004-2005)
Paul Salem - Bass (2003)(Antagonist, ex-As Hope Dies, ex-BlackheartEulogy)
Raffi - Drums (2002-2003)
Chris Cooke - Keyboards (2004-2006)
Matt Feinman - Keyboards (2007-2008)
Jeff Tenney: Drums (2004-2008)