Soulbender is a collaboration of experienced Metal musicians from all over the Northwest. Singer Nick Pollock comes from the Seattle band 'My Sisters Machine' who made a mark for themselves in the early 90s touring the country on major label album releases 'Diva' and 'Wallflower'. Nicks' lyrical content comes from deep within, with subtle meanings that aren't so well defined on the surface. You have to travel deep down the 'Rabbit Hole' to fully comprehend.
Michael Wilton needs no introduction. For over two decades and more Michael..aka... 'Whip' has been a founding member of Queensryche and toured the world 10 times over, sold millions of records and graces the wheels of Soulbender with screaming melodic riffs and leads that have a signature sound embedded in the foundation of metal roots from the Northwest and around the world.
Dave Groves with his monstrous guitar leads and riffs adds another edge to the mechanics and songwriting of Soulbender that only a mother could love. Dave comes from Vancouver Canada out of Tin Pan and Fallen Angel, two Canadian based metal bands.
As a major collaborator and master of odd time signatures, pounding drum machine Wes Hallam also hails from Vancouver. Wes played in both Assault and Fallen Angel before founding Soulbender with Michael and Dave in 2003.
In late 2005 Bassist Chuck Miller from Peace and Silence and Dr. Unknown teamed up with long time friend Michael Wilton to round out and add his 3 finger string pounding bass grooves to the Soulbender Familia. Soulbender is currently working on their sophomore release titled 'Thereism' scheduled for release some time in mid to late 2007.
The band has currently gone under some member changes. At the end of Jan 2007, Nick Pollock and Wes Hallam have stepped down from their roles as lead singer and drummer of the band. The band is currently trying out new singers and drummers and writing new songs. Currently on Drumms is Van Williams from Nevermore, and on Vocals Travis Bracht from Second Coming. Stay tuned for more info as it comes we will post, Thanks for all your support!!!