Conflict of Interest was formed by singer Mike Stanley in an effort to bring live metal music back to Las Vegas. After years of writing, recording and touring COI released their first demo to the masses in 2005.
In a search for serious musicians with similar goals, Stanley recruited seasoned lead guitarist Ryan Puskarich. Puskarich brought his solid guitar style and disciplined work ethic to the group.
Shortly after the addition of Puskarich, rhythm guitarist Justin Adler was added. Justin’s background with local heavy metal bands brought a darker, more underground feel to the COI writing dynamic.
After a seemingly endless search for the right drummer, an answer appeared in the form of Andrew Stork. Mainly influenced by progressive metal and hardcore music, Stork brings double bass driven back beats to the COI sound.
Bassist Lukas Golson stepped in to fill out the rhythm section. Growing up on jazz, funk and rock, Golson adds interesting flavor to the already diverse sound of COI.
Now complete, COI has been hitting the city of Las Vegas with melodic interludes, explosive lighting and a nonstop stage show. With the release of their 2009 demo, COI is poised to take their music to listeners across the country.
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