Formed in Hollywood, California, in February of 2006, Jameson has five members (ages 21-24) influenced by heavy metal, blues, jazz, classic/southern rock, grunge and even hip-hop.
”I've been saying for years that the bands putting out the best metal nowadays are unsigned, and now I have proof. Hailing from Los Angeles California, Jameson are here to knock the metal world on it's ass. Taking the "hard work over a gimmick" approach, they've just self published their debut album "Down for the Count", and I have to say it's one of my favorite albums so far this year. They combine superb musicianship with catchy riffs to assemble songs that are instantly memorable, something a lot of thrash bands struggle with.
One of my favorite things about the band has to be the fact that they aren't afraid to show they're having fun, and don't take themselves too seriously. From tongue in cheek song titles like "Get to the Choppah" and "Rocktimus Prime", to calling bass player J.B. the "low frequency love machine operator" they show that metal doesn't always have to be so serious. When it comes to the music itself though, it's all business. From vocalist Matt's guttural screams to the searing leads of "shredstick" operators Dan and Ben the album is an unrelenting sonic blast to the gut...in a good way. Make no mistake, this is metal for true metal fans. There's nothing watered down or dumbed down about this album, and that's the best part. The members of Jameson are true metal fans and that shows through in their writing and performing. If you're tired of the crap the record companies keep pumping out to us, this album is for you.
I really can't recommend this album enough. Lots of albums drop into my lap, and I'm always skeptical of new metal bands because they just have a tendency to sound the same. That's not the case with Jameson. They put their own spin on conventional thrash metal and it's a welcome one. Do yourself a favor and check them out at www.myspace.com/jamesontheband and buy their album!”
"The members of Jameson have displayed truly outstanding musicianship! Compositions are executed with skill, experience and technical virtuosity. Jameson has a cohesively tight and organized sound, in addition to the implementation of highly expressive, detailed and defining instrumental tones and sonic textures. Stylistically, Jameson has taken many influences and incorporated them into their collective sound without compromising their own direction and sense of originality."
-A&R Rep, TAXI
With an EP, a spot on the 2007 Vans Warped Tour and a brand new album to fuel their fan-base, Jameson is hitting the L.A. scene and beyond with their own brand of epic, unrelenting heavy metal.