RESISTANCE are a Los Angeles based Heavy Metal band delivering a full on Metal assault from a broad range of influences. U.S. Power, Traditional, Thrash, and Classic Heavy Metal are genres often used to describe the band. The core of RESISTANCE (Paul Shigo, Matt Ohnemus, and Dan Luna) was born in 1986 through their collaboration together in several different bands, lineups, and names before officially forming RESISTANCE in January of 2000.
RESISTANCE released their highly sought after and now out of print first EP "A Certain Sorrow" in 2002. With the addition of new vocalist, Robbie Hett, the band followed up with (3) critically acclaimed albums, 2004's "Lies In Black" (Lion Music), 2007's Conceptual Metal masterpiece "Patents Of Control" (Lion Music) and (with the 2008 addition of new guitarist, Burke Morris), 2015's "Volume 1 Battle Scars" (MMR Records) and limited edition vinyl via No Remorse records.
In 2017 the band inked a deal with No Remorse Records (Greece), who released their latest studio album, "Metal Machine." worldwide June 27th, 2017.
Throughout the years RESISTANCE performed everywhere on stages and festivals both nationally and internationally including:
-LA’s Gates of Metal Festival (Los Angeles CA USA) 2003-2004
-Thunder of Gods Festival (Dripping Springs TX USA) 2009
-Rock Harvest Festival (White Marsh MD USA) 2013
-Throwback Metal Fest (Apple Valley CA USA) 2014
-Rage of Armageddon Festival (Brooklyn NY USA) 2015
-Headbangers Open Air ( Brande Hornerkirchen Germany) 2016
-Frost and Fire Festival (Ventura CA USA) 2016
-NYDM Spring Bash (Milwaukee WI USA) 2016
-Up the Hammers Festival (Athens Greece) 2017
-Power of the Night Festival (Nicosia Cyprus) 2018
-Salt Lake Metal Fest (Salt Lake UT USA) 2018
-Swordmetal Festival (Savage MN USA) 2018
-Lima Metal Festival (Lima Peru) 2018
-Metal Headz Open Air (Stuttgart Germany) 2019
All while gaining Legions of loyal fans worldwide.
Robbie Hett - Lead Vocals
Dan Luna - Guitar, Vocals, Piano, and Orchestral Arrangements
Paul Shigo - Bass Guitar
Matt Ohnemus - Drums
Nano Lugo - Lead Guitar
Tim Shigo - Lead Vocals (2000-2002)
Ernie Martinez (Ex-Reverend) Lead Guitar (2000-2007)
Dave Watson (Ex-Ruthless, Ex-Hirax) Lead Guitar (2007-2008)
Burke Morris - (Primal) Lead Guitar (2008-2017)