Winds of Plague

Winds of Plague

Infobox musical artist
Name = Winds of Plague

Img_capt = Winds of Plague 2008
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Background = group_or_band
Alias = WoP
Origin = Upland, California, U.S.
Genre = Deathcore [] , Symphonic metal
Years_active = 2002–present
Label = Recorse, Century Media
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URL = []
Current_members = Jon Cooke Nick Eash Nick Piunno Kristen Randall Andrew Glover Art Cruz
Past_members = Josh Blackburn Raffi Kevin Grant Paul Salem Chris Cook Matt Feinman
Jeff Tenney

Winds of Plague, (Often abbreviated to "WoP") is a six piece deathcore band based in Upland, California, in the United States.


They were originally named "Bleak December", but changed their name to "Winds of Plague" in April 2005, getting their name from lyrics in Unearth's song "Endless," from their 2002 EP of the same name.

Winds of Plague combines elements of deathcore and symphonic metal. They are currently on a US tour known as "Thrash and Burn" with Darkest Hour, Parkway Drive, Arsis and many more. [] This fall they will embark on The "Blackest of the Black" tour with such bands as Danzig, Dimmu Borgir, Skeletonwitch, and Moonspell. []

They have also toured throughout the continental United States opening for other acts such as Impending Doom [] , Veil of Maya [] and As Blood Runs Black [] as well as played at festivals such as the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. []

The first single from their major label debut, entitled "The Impaler", was accompanied by a video that was banned by MTV for its language and content. []

Band members

Current members

* Jonathan Cooke: vocals (2002−present)
* Nick Eash: guitar (2002−present)
* Nick Piunno: guitar (2002−present)
* Kristen Randall: keyboard (2008−present) (ex-Abigail Williams)
* Andrew Glover: bass guitar (2006−present)
* Art Cruz: drums (2008-present)

Former members

* Jeff Tenney: Drums (2004-2008)
* Josh Blackburn: guitar (2002−2004)
* Corey Fine: drums (2002−2004)
* Raffi: drums (2007)
* Chris Cooke: keyboards (2003−2006)
* Matt Feinman: keyboards (2007−2008)
* Kevin Grant: bass (2004−2005)
* Paul Salem: bass (2005) (Antagonist, ex-As Hope Dies, ex-Blackheart Eulogy)
* Nick Eash began playing bass in the band in 2002, but then switched to guitar in 2004. []



External links

*MySpace|windsofplague|Winds of Plague
* [ Winds of Plague @ Century Media]

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