Not even they could have imagined they would form a metal band in Los Angeles when they met in New Jersey at the tender age of 4. Matt Mufalli and Matt Emburgia formed Ampora just a few years ago even though they’ve been best friends their entire lives. In an effort to hear the type of heavy music they wanted to find in a band they created their own – “We grew up listening to the same metal bands and were both always into heavy music; I think the reason we can write together so easily is that we have no hesitation being completely honest with the other” Mufalli states.