Try to keep up, this band rock’s it hard and fast. As I was listening to my favorite Days Under Authority song “Purgatory”, I was thinking to myself….who the fuck can keep that kind of beat on the drums, who the hell plays guitar like a bat out of hell? All that and combined with well written lyrics and the kick ass vocals, you get Days Under Authority. When someone says this band will rock your socks off, this is who they are talking about. Sock up, keep up, and hopefully this band will be performing at a venue near you sooner than later.
Days Under Authority (DUA) is a rock band based out of the Central Valley of California. The band formed in the fall of 2010 and, at an early age, started gigging and playing shows wherever they could. After the release of their debut album “My Time” in the summer of 2015, they had many opportunities thrown their way.
They have been capitalizing on these opportunities by playing shows with Escape the Fate, TRAPT, Adelitas Way, We Are Harlot, Devour the Day, Stitched Up Heart, Shaman’s Harvest and many more.
After the loss of a member, the band decided to start from scratch and rebrand the band. The current lineup of the band consists of Zach Corsi, Brenden Bonsell, Stone Roach, and Jonathan Bracamonte.
The band continues to take their success with them wherever they perform and with whoever they meet, picking up endorsements and sponsors with Ernie Ball, InTune Guitar Picks, XCEL Drumsticks, and Redwave Tattoo. With the help of those they have around them, they will continue to take the music scene by storm.
The band continues to take their energy/success with them wherever they perform and with whomever they meet, picking up endorsements and sponsors with Ernie Ball, InTune Guitar Picks, Xcel Drumsticks, and Redwave Tattoo & Art Gallery. With help from the team they have spent many years to build, DUA will continue to take over the music scene little by little. The band’s unique sound comes from the melting pot of influences that they all share. Whether it be Metallica, System of a Down, Dance Gavin Dance, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeath, Nothing More, RED, or Rage Against the Machine; Days Under Authority has found that center piece of bliss where their sound takes its stronghold. Each member has a passion for music and are constantly writing and experimenting to make art that is unique to only them.
What makes you Officially Rock? We grew up heavily influenced by music of all genres. However, we as a group had never felt more energy than we did while playing music in the rock and metal genres. Being able to share our energy with a crowd of people giving off that same amount of energy is truly special. If you’ve seen us live, you know we give 110% every show.
What drives you as a musician/band? Having the privilege to create music we enjoy and playing live in front of new people every day is surreal. However the idea of being able to grow as individuals, buy homes, share experiences with our families, and traveling the world all while living the music dream is what truly drives us for success.
What/who are your main influences? The band’s unique sound comes from the melting pot of influences that they all share. Whether it be System of a Down, Dance Gavin Dance, Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth, Nothing More, or RED, DUA figures out how to find that center piece of bliss where their sound takes its stronghold. Each member has a passion for music and they are constantly writing and experimenting to make art that is unique to only them.
What is your songwriting process? We really try to bounce off of each other when writing. “No idea is a bad idea” as we say. Many of us come up with riff or melody ideas individually, then when we get together we spend some time trying to melt it all together. Other times, a song can pop out in just one day if we’re just constantly jamming.
What is your craziest road story? One night we were playing with a national act in at an outdoor venue in the middle of winter. Something happened with the show schedule and we had to play last, after the national act around 12:30AM. We played in the freezing cold to our girlfriends, and the national acts crew only. The crew was impressed with us so the tour manager asked us to play with them the next day at their next tour location. We were up all night, and played the next day and it went great. The drummer of that said national act offered to manage us a few short weeks after.
What is your scariest road story? One night, we were staying in a friends apartment and our van got stolen. Unfortunately for the thief, they parked our van in front of a dumpster so it got impounded. They stole our ice chest and a few other small items. Luckily we got away with our van and valuables. Other than that, we have experienced safe travels this far. (Knock on wood)
What are your thoughts about the current music business in general? Obviously, we have only experienced the music business in a small scale up until now. We are sometimes confused by some of the pay-to-play type business deals for smaller musicians. We feel like each and every show should be about the music. We are also disappointed in how the rock and metal genres can be shunned in the music industry for being “hate-filled” when lyrically it can be something much more meaningful.
Where do you see your music career in 10 years? As a band, we see DUA steadily growing to be an entity that is not only unique and successful, but meaningful. We see ourselves progressing as musicians, improving our craft, producing top charted material, and hitting the road with some of our current favorite bands. We have put much blood, sweat, and tears into our music, there’s no stopping us now.
In one word, why are you in a music career? Evolution