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Campbell, San Jose CA, United States (2001 – 2008)

Strata (formerly known as Downside) was a four-piece from Campbell, California. Strata released two independent EPs before their major-label debut. In 2001, under their previous name Downside, they released a 9 track disc entitled “Sleep,” and in 2003 a 7 track disc under the Strata name entitled “Now the Industry is Outnumbered. Their Factories are Burning Down.” In 2004 they released their self-entitled debut album on Wind-Up Records. The album featured on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, where it peaked at #41.[1]

Their song “Piece By Piece” was featured on the soundtrack for the movie “The Punisher”[2], and the video game “Madden NFL 2005.”[3] Another song “Never There (She Stabs),” was featured on the soundtrack of the movie Elektra.[4] Music videos were made for their two singles, “The Panic” and “Never There (She Stabs).”

The band released their second album titled “Strata Presents the End of the World” on July 17, 2007, featuring the singles “Stay Young” and “Cocaine (We’re All Going to Hell)”.

Band Members:

Eric Victorino(Vocals)
Ryan Hernandez (Guitar)
Hrag Chanchanian (Bass)
Adrian Robison (Drums)

In January 2008, vocalist Eric Victorino announced that he would be leaving the band to pursue other creative endeavors. He is now in The Limousines.

Ryan and Adrian have both formed Beta State.


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