Orlando-based rock group STRIA was formed during the latter part of 2007 when Daniel Chapman (lead vocals) and Justin Janetzko (bass, programming, vocals) met on an online classifieds page for musicians. Common goals and a love of music propelled them to start writing together and playing gigs across central Florida. In 2009, STRIA released Chimera, an eleven song LP written with former drummer Michael Cook. The album began to work its way into the heads and homes of hard rock fans everywhere and served as a gateway into the most popular venues in central Florida.
During the fall of 2009, STRIA brought on drummer Douglas Apolinario and began regional touring as well as building a bigger hometown fan base. They spent the next year promoting Chimera, gaining industry experience on and off the stage and creating an increasingly intense live performance. With the addition of guitarist Dan Sneigoski in the summer of 2010, STRIA began to explore new techniques and evolved their sound, mixing electronic/techno elements with hard rock riffs and vocals. The integration of technology with their brand of aggressive rock became the face of a new STRIA, departing from the nu-metal, rap-core sounds of Chimera.
At the end of 2010, producer and former Skillet guitarist Ben Kasica contacted STRIA, offering them a production deal with his media group, Skies Fall. Currently writing a three song EP with Kasica, STRIA hopes to soon release a new wave of music that will begin the transformation of the stale hard rock genre. Most importantly, the band considers their partnership with Skies Fall the next step in reaching out to fans (both current and future), sharing their message of hope, love and faith, and ministering to those in need.