As I sit here looking at a ton of material on the band Hyper Sloth to work on their electronic press kit, I know very little about the band… except this portion of their Band Bio “Hyper Sloth is a four piece rock and roll band with melodic metal overtones. All four members are seasoned musicians who are very focused and driven by their passion to create. With their combined talents and experience in the scene, they formed this all original band from the ground up in Feb. 2014 and just finished their first EP “Crack The Whip” Hyper Sloth takes their music very seriously but at the same time they are sarcastic pranksters that love to just have a great time and play some rock n roll.
Having only seen this NEW version of the band once all I can say is that this band holds their audience’s attention with the impeccable precision of the rhythm section John Raden on drums and Terry Travis holding down the bottom end. Lead vocalist Phoebe Blume described perfectly in the Bands Bio as “a powerhouse vocalist with an incredible dynamic range and natural talent for coming up with great melodies and harmonies. She writes her own lyrics, and the raw power she harnesses with her voice is chilling. She is a seasoned musician with a natural talent for fronting a band, her energy and charisma will keep you captivated”.
Hyper Sloth guitarist Issa Koberstein has some of the sickest chops on the axe of anybody in the Willamette Valley (Oregon) he has been perfecting his craft since the early 1990’s sighting then local heroes Uncle Spunk as a major influence. Since the early days Issa has been in many prominent Local bands with “We Have Guns” being a staple product on the Local Music Scene.
Issa has taken the years of practice and performing and rolled it all up into a nice tight package to create the guitar styling for the SLOTH. The live performance is something to behold, if you get a chance check out the Hyper Sloth page on Facebook and definitely go out and see them live, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!
You can see them TONIGHT at Sam Bond’s Garage in Eugene Oregon and of course at the 4th Annual Guitars Under The Stars Festival on Saturday July 27th