Line Is Ready


Driving and Energetic Hard Rock from the High Desert of Southern California!

It all started in August 2008... The first song that was written was "Keeping the Dream Alive," which later was renamed to "Dream." It was the first idea that came to Jay's mind when he decided to begin writing original music. "Cross the Line" and "New Way" were written shortly after "Dream" was completed. "Cross the Line" was written and inspired from Jay's military service, and is a dedication to all past, present, and future military members. "New Way" was lyrically based on the overload of Social Media news outlets, where the only thing you ever see are the bad news topics: crimes, corruption, tragedies, etc. "Infected" was mainly written as a "'I've had enough of this and I'm walking away" sort of vibe: mainly from relationship betrayals. "Hell Yeah" and ".223" became the anthems to "join us and have a great time!" "Set It in Flames" and "Bring the Pain" were the two songs that pulled back on energy, but still packed a punch. "Done," "Just Breathe," and "Rage" are the album's more heavier tracks that are sure to get you pumped. The more "sing-along" tracks are definitely "Hell Yeah and "Rage," but we are sure that you'll be singing along to more than those two tracks, and more than likely, the listener may be able to relate to the tracks in a personal way.

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Hard Rock/Metal band from the High Desert of Southern California!

.223 is a Hard Rock/Metal band out of Quartz Hill, CA. We are a team of musicians that somehow found each other in this small town and made great use of the chemistry between us. It all started when guitarist Jay was searching for bandmates for another band he was in, at the time. The bassist, drummer, and vocalist that auditioned suggested that the initial meeting should kick off as a new project on the spot. Thus, .223 was born in the spring of 2013. It took a while, and quite a few lineup changes, but we managed to cement ourselves within the first year of being a band. We've already performed a handful of shows, to include a showcase at the legendary House of Blues - Sunset Strip in Hollywood, CA. Our first single "Rage" was written primarily for an indie circuit wrestler named David Rage to use as his new entrance theme as he walks from backstage to the ring. We are looking forward to booking more performance opportunities in the near future, as well as making ourselves known.

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