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Guitar / Vocals
Upright Bass / Vocals
Henchmen have never really done anything the “conventional” way. The Los Angeles-based band formulated their own brand of hard hitting rock n' roll years ago, while others were rehashing styles that had already been done, and went on to create a raw pure sound that can only be described as kick ass rock n' roll.
In 2005 they released a 6 song EP titled "Dead Or Alive", and headed out on their first US Tour as direct support for Nekromantix. This tour instantly won them a great new national fanbase. It was followed up in 2006 by the "Hollywood Monsters" European tour that also featured Rezurex. The highlight of the tour was a great performance at the 19th Satanic Stomp in Speyer, Germany which was headlined by the Reverend Horton Heat & Nekromantix. 2007 saw the release of their self titled album on Loaded Bomb Records, which received a great response and has gone through many pressings to date, the album also helped them get signed to the veteran punk label S.O.S Records who also released the same record with alternate artwork done by former AFI, Tiger Army bassist Geoff Kresge. The following years brought along many releases on various compilations and dvd's, a well as hundreds of tour dates throughout the US, Canada & Mexico, where they played with a long list of bands including psychobilly legends The Meteors, Demented Are Go, Mad Sin, The Peacocks, Starlight Wranglers, and many, many more.
Their unique crossover style has helped them avoid being pigeonholed into any one specific genre, a feat that allows them to share the stage and hold their own with many well known psychobilly / punk / hard rock acts such as, The Reverend Horton Heat, Supersuckers, The Adicts, Swingin' Utters, Manic Hispanic, Throw Rag, Death By Stereo, The Dickies, CJ Ramone, CH3, Citizen Fish, 45 Grave, Revolution Mother, and a whole lot more. In 2011, "Trouble Surrounds You" was self released on 1981 Records, to an overwhelming positive response, that once again proved the point that the bands musical style will never be pinned down to one particular genre.
But rather than taking time to revel, they prefer to focus their attention on the future, by always pushing the limits of their musical boundaries. They are currently working on new material for their next album, as well as a couple of limited edition split 7" vinyl EP releases. Being the hard working band that they are, you can be assured of many more tour dates to come, because playing live is their passion, and a live Henchmen show is one that you definitely do not want to miss. High energy, and hard hitting, just like their music.