Ben Moody is a man of many hats. Known as a singer-songwriter, producer, actor and avid Star Wars fan. He is a founding member of the band Evanescence whose song writing contribution and lead guitar work helped catapult the band to mega-stardom. With over 15 million albums sold and multiple Grammys under his belt, his contribution to modern music is unquestionable. Since Evanescence, he has been seen collaborating with the likes of Avril Lavigne, Celine Dion, Kelly Clarkson and many more. He even found the time to launch We Are the Fallen proving he’s still at the top of his game.
Dave Buckner Jacoby Shaddix, Jerry Horton and Tobin Esperance met in high school in the town of Vacaville, California and formed the band Papa Roach. The four piece recorded their first studio album, Old Friends From Young Years, in 1997. Dreamworks Records signed the band in 1999, leading to their first major-label release, Infest, in 2000. That album, features the singles “Last Resort” and “Between Angels And Insects,” propelled the band’s momentum through lengthy tours and a growing popularity. More hit albums followed, including Lovehatetragedy (2002), Getting Away With Murder (2004), and The Paramour Sessions (2006). Collectively, the Buckner years consist of over 12 million in sales. Personal demons that come with the rock n roll lifestyle plagued Buckner to the point that it led to his departure from Papa Roach in 2008. Since then, Buckner cleaned himself up and has been seen jamming with the likes of Brian Wheat of Tesla and Marcos Curiel of P.O.D.
Hailing from Toronto Canada, Rossi headed to the city of angels to compete on the television show Rockstar: Supernova, as an audition for a new band composed of Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), Jason Newstead (Metallica) and Gilby Clarke (Guns N Roses). After being chosen to front the band, they recorded an album and set off on a tour of the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. After his stint in Supernova, Rossi has stayed busy releasing solo albums and touring regularly. Truly one of the biggest voices in music today.
The HaloMethod came about by accident. Through mutual friends, Buckner and Moody found themselves together for the first time in years in a studio sharing war stories of dark rooms and Hollywood parties that never took place. Or was that rehab that brought them back together and war stories. Hell, maybe it was the LA County drunk tank. Nonetheless, the point of this is the two found themselves in utter boredom with the current state of the industry and decide to get together to jam for fun. Shortly after that, it was obvious that they had something special and started talking vocalists. The list was short. Very short. Actually, it was just one name. Lukas Rossi. Buckner had the chance to work with Rossi and after playing some tracks to Ben, a meeting was in order. Moody and Rossi met up in Nashville and three songs immediately poured out. It was obvious Lukas was the man to front this project.
Leaving the traditional industry thinking behind, The Halo Method is out to do what they want to do, how they want to do it and on their terms.
The HaloMethod wanted to make their debut show special. So, while keeping writing sessions closed to everyone but themselves, barely telling anyone they’re even a band, they decided there’s no better place than Shiprocked to play their first show. Besides, all Buckner keeps talking about is how crazy Shiprockers are, so be ready… This show is for you! Oh, and keep the Jager on ice!