Friday, February 10, 2012

Black History Month: Mahlon Rhodes (Amplexus/Hawks & Wolves)

Mahlon Rhodes is an up and coming lead vocalist from Ohio who's put out music with two great projects, Amplexus and, the latest, Hawks & Wolves.

The lead singer originally made waves with Amplexus and the 2007 album Deus Ex Machina.

Mahlon's biggest influences include some of my personal favorite bands, Thrice, The Receiving End of Sirens, and Killswitch Engage, all band influences of which you can hear in the original project. They'd played shows with bands such as Norma Jean and

In 2011, Mahlon and members of Amplexus regrouped and formed the project Hawks & Wolves.

They recorded their debut EP, The Alread EP, in Woodstock in upstate NY. The EP is based around a concept of a paraplegic, mentally unstable Army veteran who creates a world away from reality, finding his freedom. The band, in a short time, has played shows with Bayside and Emery, amongst others.

You can listen to the EP on their Youtube page, including my personal favorite I Dream, I Dwell.

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