Conceived in the desolate and spacious hills of northern Montana, Martriden, from the very beginning, has set out to take all the powerful, raw, and primitive aspects of extreme music and combine the genres to create their own brand of musical mayhem. Be it black, death, progressive, or technical, one must agree, the very essence of metal spews forth from their instruments.
Martriden's music portrays a multitude of emotions from the complex and melancholy to the brutal primitive power of raging hatred and vengeance. The music will send you on a rollercoaster ride of sonic abuse, experiencing epic riffs and uplifting melodies and plummeting into doom-laden keys with guitars brooding in the depths of hell.
Formed officially in 2001 by brothers Shane and Kyle Howard along with jamming partner, Will Thackeray, in the small town of Havre, Montana, Martriden quickly evolved into a six piece and began creating their brand of music with their critically acclaimed self titled EP. Recording the EP in 2005 with mastermind Dave Otero in Denver, Colorado, the group commanded the attention of international labels. Siege of Amida released the EP in June of 2006. Their first full length album , "The Unsettling Dark" was released in February 2008 and extended the group's musical capabilities into a realm beyond only the most capable of their peers. After a two month 20 date United States tour during the summer of 2008, Martriden settled back into writing mode producing the music of their current album, "Encounter The Monolith." The album was once again mixed and mastered by Dave Otero and is being released independently by Martriden. "Encounter the Monolith" is a concept album based on "A Space Odyssey" and will give the listener every opportunity to ENCOUNTER YOUR EVOLUTION!