Formed in January of 1998, this Inland Empire (CA) band has built a reputation in their native San Bernardino and Los Angeles areas for great rock and excellent live shows. 151 consists of five very dedicated members: Sonik - Lead Vocals, Mike Hornak - Lead Guitar, Adam Andersen - Rhythm Guitar, Jimmy Rees - Bass Guitar, and Collin Torres (formerly of the band Depswa) - Drums.
Original and infectious, 151's unique sound has been influenced by bands such as Rage Against the Machine, Tool, System of a Down, Slayer, and other prominent intellectual metal/alternative acts. Since the band's inception they have been playing consistent live shows in and out of California. The band has also had the great fortune to share the stage with bands such as Sevendust, Kittie, Papa Roach, Alien Ant Farm, (Hed)p.e., Suicidal Tendencies, Kottonmouth Kings, Primer 55, Pressure 4-5, Sinasstar, Pete, and many more. For the past three years (2000-2002), 151 has been invited to play the Los Angeles dates of the Vans Warped Tour. In 2002, 151 will be showcased on the exclusive Meanstreet Village Stage.
151's impressive live track record is complimented with a steady recording past. The band recorded their second album, Poisoning the System, with producer Jim Wirt (AAF, Incubus). This album was released in late February 2002, and has since generated a large buzz within the industry, due to the guerilla style promotion that has been put behind this release.
151 was recently chosen by ESPNi to be showcased on the TV show Be It! This show highlights some of the underground culture and music found within the U.S, and is televised to over one million people over seas. 151 also receives regular rotation on the San Bernardino commercial radio station KCXX 103.9FM. X103.9's DJ John DeSantis has described 151's unique sound as "The future of Rock!" X103.9FM has invited 151 to play their Annual Extravaganza for the past two years.
With their heavy-groovy sound, powerful drumbeats, and rapid flowing vocals, 151 has been compared to, "System of a Down meets old school (Hed)pe, with a shitload of raw, intense, energy." Regardless of how you spell it out, the music is original and has received a tremendous amount of feedback in a short amount of time.