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A band called A BAND CALLED PAIN. Call this band what you will, but they cannot be called mediocre. This talented and musically tight foursome inflicts no pain on the ears or minds of listeners. In fact, their well crafted songs propelled by memorable riffs and lyrics, never fail to the capture the audiences’ attention - allowing fans to forget about their own pain - even if only for a short while.

Since 2001, A BAND CALLED PAIN has been developing their muscular style and entertaining thousands. Allen Richardson (vocals), Shaun Bivens (guitar & b.g. vocals), Tony Providence (drums), and Bryan Dean, a.k.a Dark Kent (bass) form one of the best metal bands in the San Francisco Bay Area. Whichever end of the spectrum a rock connoisseurs taste my lie, ABCP’s versatile style satisfies. From ballads to thrash, they do it all, and do it well.

Allen’s extensive vocal range and heartfelt lyrics, perfectly compliment the brooding music created by the trio of seasoned musicians. Simply put, his onstage demeanor is dynamic - the perfect conduit for the pulsating live energy of the band. Shaun’s aggressive guitar riffs, screaming chords, and passionate love of the music shine through in each song. One cannot keep their eyes off of him while he shreds out a solo. Imagine a mad scientist melding the styles of Jimi Hendrix and Zakk Wylde.


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  • satrapija

    They are really good!!!

    13 Jul 2012 Reply
  • maya-rocks

    there so good but the song i like by them is called Descending>>>and they dont have it ....too bad

    15 Sep 2010 Reply
  • eastbaythunder

    They used to have this killer drummer that had some of the BEST showmanship/musicianship skills I've ever seen! overall the band is very tight, and put on a great show that I saw about 2yrs ago and I was surprised they were playing at a bar and grill...

    2 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Starfox10

    Kind of a crap name, but I'll check 'em out sometime. Usually bands with bad, weird, or horrible names actually turn out to be awesome!

    29 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Darth-annah

    they're great =]

    9 Oct 2009 Reply
  • eastbaythunder

    Saw these guys play in Concord, Ca. Killer band!

    18 Jun 2009 Reply
  • epiclosses

    no, its a very bad name

    26 May 2009 Reply
  • Pk_Henry

    Actually i find it quite original. Most bands have worst names. This is really good music.

    28 Jul 2008 Reply
  • a_dayum

    ooooo that's a horrible name

    27 Jul 2008 Reply
  • dirtyturkSF

    i love this band striaght from san rancisco my hometown too mayne! just playe here at the rocki room on saturday

    11 Sep 2007 Reply
  • VenusheadtrapXX

    they rules there just like soundgarden i first heard them on the SAW II soundtrack i bought it and they should go on tour

    16 Jun 2007 Reply
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