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Body Of Scars

by Body Of Scars

BODY OF SCARS - Heavy metal from Arizona. Featuring members of Jag Panzer (Century Media), 40 Grit (Metal Blade) and Motive (BDL Music)/ Exiled (Hellion Records) We just want to write good music and Tour our asses off.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Heavy Metal
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1. Nothing Without Nothing
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2. Bounced
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3. Body of Scars
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4. Obscene
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5. Numbered
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6. Throwing My Life Away
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7. Blood Drain
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8. Fractured
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9. Let's Get High
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10. Set Ablaze
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Album Notes
This 10 song CD is our first release as Body of Scars (2007)

James Santiago - Guitar and vocals
Randy Davis - Guitar and strings
Rikard Stirnquist - Drums and percussion
Brian Shoemake - Bass

They came from points west, including Northern Arizona, Oakland, CA and the Los Angeles area and from as far away as Sweden to converge on the hot desert metropolis known as Phoenix, AZ. The members of Body Of Scars have individual storied pasts with frontman James Santiago having done a pair of albums for Metal Blade Records with the Bay Area's 40 Grit, drummer Rikard Stjernquist having spent over half his life with Colorado metal legends Jag Panzer and guitarist Randy Davis making his mark with underground sensations Motive. Body Of Scars, however, is it's own animal and there is no resting on laurels for these metal maniacs, "“From day one Randy, Rikard and myself wanted to do something different from what we did in all of our other bands or projects and Body of Scars was born“.

The quartet formed late in 2006 when friends Randy Davis and James Santiago got together to drink a few cold ones and talk some shop. The duo brought out the guitars and before they knew it they had written two or three songs, Davis relates, "James and I are like the flow brothers, we feed off each other and writing with James makes it all too easy!". Stjernquist checked out the material and decided that this was something he wanted to be a part of. “After meeting James and Randy while listening to the material I knew I wanted to be a part of this band without a doubt in my mind" recalls the skinsman. The band recruited a temporary bass player and began playing out around Phoenix, all the while continuing to write. After a year went by the band realized they had written enough material for 2 or 3 albums and began weeding through the songs in order to record what would become their debut effort. At this point they also tapped Brian Shoemake to be their permanent bassist. "Randy had heard that SSN, my previous band, was parting ways, slapped me a CD & it was all over from there," Brian says.. "I knew this was something that I wanted to be a part of. Once I met all the guys, they were all really down to earth, no egos, no clashing of personalities, and no question in my mind that I had to jump on board.”

With their self titled debut album, the quartet show a diversity seldom seen in the metal ranks, all the while staying true to their roots. Songs such as "Bounced", "Body of Scars", "Blood Drain", "Set Ablaze" and "Let’s Get High" will show you the variety of tunings, musicianship and talent this band really has within it's ranks


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BOS Rips it up!
Excellent metal with a killer groove. Rikard is one of the best metal drummers around. Bucket-A rocks!

Tom McShane (Muckers)

Brutal from start to finish
It's a rarity these days that you can stick on a record, and not have to skip any of the tracks.

One of the many reasons why it's criminal not to pick this album up!

It's just relentless, no gimmicks, balls-to-the-walls metal throughout. Crushing riffs, vocals, drumming and awesome solos.

A fantastic album that's getting more play time on my MP3 player than most of the 'mainstream' stuff I have!



Crushing riffs, screaming solos, powerful vocals and pummeling drumming are what gives this cd its lasting appeal. The lyrics are great and the songs are heavy yet catchy. I'm even listening to Bounced while I type this.

Can't wait for Body of Scars 2!

Donald Hajek

I've had the CD for over two weeks now and it hasn't left my player since.Of all the CD's I purchased this year this is my favorite.Even better than Machinehead and Iced Earth's new releases.This bands sound is tight, and merges nu school and old schools sounds flawlessly...

Eric Calvert

Brutal as Hell!!!!
Buy this CD!! You won't regret it!!

Brutal Riffs, Killer solos, Ripping Vocals, and the Drums repeatedly beat you into unconsciousness.

You can hear great old school Thrash references and good ole' fashion beat you in the head at 120mph Metal!!!!!

BUY THIS FUCK'N CD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dean C

Body Of Scars
James, Rikard, & Randy nailed it !!!!!!!! One of the best cd's I have bought in recent years. Keep it old school !!
Congrads guys you've got a great cd and I can't wait for more.
Dean C
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jeff mcgraw

body of scars
Excellent grooves, plenty of agression. Blood drain, lets get high, & bounced were highlights for me on an album which doesn't really have any low points. I've been sharing this disc with friends and they are all lovin' it too. A big A+ for all the guys in BOS


Great CD
This is actually the second one I purchased. The first was for myself, this one is for a Christmas gift. Awesome!


Amazing CD ! You can't get tired of it. Powerfull riffs, drums that feel like a boot in your face, brutal vocals. This is how metal should sound. I can't wait for the second album guys.

Jeffrey Ryan Smoots

This is a powerful CD! Brutal and original riffing. This not just-another-metal-band. These guys bring innovation, melody, and technical mastery to heavy music. If this doesn't get your blood pumping, you need to check to see if you're still alive!
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