Formed in December 2010, the Knoxville, TN based hard rock band, Divided We Stand began with the vision that music can unite individuals who would otherwise remain separated. The wide range of influences between members, Mike Russell (Drums), Randy Krouse (bass), Chris Whitt (Guitars), Phil Zimny (Guitars/Vocals), and Joe Turner (Lead Vocals) span from Coldplay to Slayer. The overall sound is solid driving rhythm, and beautifully layered dual-guitar dynamic. The band released their first recordings titled Civil Unrest, in April 2011. Two singles from Civil Unrest, Intimidation and hindrance, received airplay weekly on 95.7 The X (WVRX-FM), and also received frequent play on 90.3 The Rock (WUTK). This helped quickly create an impressive local following, and less than one year after forming, DWS began to share the stage with national/international acts including Hoobastank, Pop Evil, All That Remains, SOiL, Mushroomhead, Nonpoint, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace to date. Divided We Stand released their 5 song EP Deception, recorded at Lakeside Studios with grammy-nominated producer Travis Wyrick on December 6, 2013. In 2015 DWS went on their first national tour after being picked up by A-Team Entertainment group. So far 2016 DWS has been touring and working on their new single New Era. DWS has even won an Akademia music award for best metal song in 2016.
All That Remains, Tool, Fear Factory, U2