When Kenan began writing melody-centric instrumental tunes heavily influenced by metal and jazz, he gave birth to earth7. Soon after this creation, a 3 song EP was released consisting of him playing and recording the guitar, bass, drums, and synthesizers, while also undertaking the task of mixing and mastering – all in his small home studio. But due to the intricacy of the songs, playing them live solo would have been incredibly difficult. This led to him being joined by Zev on drums, Luke on bass, and Danny on guitar – all talented musicians with whom he has great chemistry on and off the stage.
earth7 is currently in the studio with Pablo Viveros of Chelsea Grin working on their first full-length album.
Genre: Progressive rock / metal
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Influences: Rush, Dream Theater, Guthrie Govan, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Toto, Meshuggah, Chick Corea, John Coltrane
Artists we like: Animals As Leaders, Periphery, TesseracT, CHON, Plini, Intervals, Jason Richardson
Tangerine - Single
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