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The Skinny: Fusing epic melodic death metal with a dark, evil ambiance is Alice, Texas’s Strands Of Night. Founded in July 2009 by creator/composer Rene Vela, Strands Of Night was originally planned as a solo recording project, but popular response quickly encouraged him to recruit band members for touring demand. Now that the three song demo is complete with vocals, the wait is over.

As you are reading this, Strands Of Night is on a mission, a mission to deliver there melodic death sounds to the worlds ears and eyes. As Rene Vela is still in search of the perfect line up of musicians to make Strands Of Night a unstoppable touring machine, he can use your help by spreading the word about the band.


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