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Open Chapter are an American rock band from San Antonio, Texas. Open Chapter was Emanuel Garcia (vocals and lyrics), Paul Michael Riojas (guitar & live background vocals), David Michael “DMyke” Damian (drums) and Abelardo Arellano III (bass). Open Chapter consists of four creative individuals, persistent to bring their story, original lyrics and music into the heart of mankind. Manny, Abel, Paul and Dmyke_____ are the elements that make up the band—a new chapter in rock music.

Manny and Paul originally formed a band, Last Chance, at Harlandale High School in San Antonio to enter a talent show. They developed some songs and won their first talent show. The guys were instantly hooked on performing live shows. Since then, these guys drew the attention of everyone they cross paths with including: colleges; churches; the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT) scene; animal rights activists; and tattoo conventions. Open Chapter is a word of mouth phenomenon. Open Chapter is often asked how they came up with their name. Manny and Paul are Shinedown fans and really like the song “Fly from the Inside”. In the song the lyrics say, “I am focused on what I am after, the key to the next open chapter.” Paul says, “It made sense to name the band Open Chapter to signify the end of the Last Chance and the beginning of something new.”


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  • veryillogical

    what a totally boring band..

    25 Jul 2013 Reply
  • mattimek

    + Control +

    18 Jul 2013 Reply
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    17 Mar 2011 Reply
  • sloan1989

    Control ♥

    12 Dec 2010 Reply
  • surfn3

    These guyz need to head to an underground bunker to cut another round of trackz. Open Chapter's sound hit me the very first time I heard frick'n "NUMB", theze guyz definitely are talented, it's a shame, hope they can work things out and get crank'n some tunez again.. Open Chapter needs to come back with the "Next Chapter" hopefully soon, hope theze guyz read up on there shoutz and realize they got some fanz out there...

    5 Nov 2010 Reply
  • akerbeltz

    wow they're really good

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
  • xNewResistancEx

    OWNZ! Kicked my ass in a 10 minutes :D

    2 Jul 2010 Reply
  • laurenmclovin32

    So for some reason I am blocked from your fan page on MySpace and I couldn't leave any messages or anything. What's the deal guys?!

    25 Apr 2010 Reply
  • ccbrokenhearted


    12 Oct 2009 Reply
  • s_e_a

    <333333 more!!1

    15 Jun 2009 Reply
  • laurenmclovin32

    That is really unfortunate what happened with yalls label. I got so many people to listen and buy your album as well as go to your shows because i think you guys are great and really talented! I hope yall find success in the near future because yall deserve it. Best of luck to you guys, and I will still keep listening!

    9 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Aka_Falcon

    So great band... awesome lyrics and all other stuff! Keep on rockin'!

    23 Feb 2009 Reply
  • rickard-7

    Really God. Awesome!

    15 Dec 2008 Reply
  • deny555

    cool band!!!!!!!!!!!

    13 Oct 2008 Reply
  • bunnykisses


    17 Sep 2008 Reply
  • h473n

    amen, im so glad im from san antonio these guys destroy :)

    20 Aug 2008 Reply
  • laurenmclovin32

    I'm so happy to see more people listening to these guys, they are freaking awesome live!!

    3 Jul 2008 Reply

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