The Outliers
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The Outliers

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | INDIE

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Metal Death Metal




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The Outliers have 3 albums and 1 released single since their debut in 2015. In August of 2015 they recorded their 7 song album "An Uprising". The album was recorded by Ryan Mey of Ryan Mey Audio Engineer f.k.a. Darkwave Audio. The line up consisted of Brandon Wondergem (Drums), Eric Wondergem (Guitar/Vox), Zach Deabay (Guitar/Vox), Jake Wellman (Bass) and Tyler Pickard (Vox). They released the album in January of 2016. As the year progressed Tyler and Jake left the band but the band continued to write their next album. Picking up current vocalist Brad Hayes in March of 2016 and current bass player Jerad Walters in the spring of 2016 The Outliers finished the writing process of 2nd album "Millennials". They discovered Corey Alexander,owner of QUA Productions (ex Winterus/ Dead Eyes Always Dreaming). The band moved into the recording process with Corey and QUA Productions in August of 2016. They released the 8 track album in April of 2017 which helped lift them off of their feet. The album is story based about life lessons to the younger generation in hopes to keep a positive, hard working class in motion. To inspire next gens to get up and go get whatever their dreams or goals may be. A music video for their single of the album "Hope/Honor" was released in November 2016 prior to the release of the entire album along with a lyric video to a track titled "Never Let Go". As they pushed the "Millennials" album heavily throughout the 2017 year with a "Behind the Making of Millennials" video and with help through their management team at the time The "Sights Set North" Agency under Zachary Scott (It Lies Within). They headed out with Dead Eyes Always Dreaming in a combined album release tour called The "Millennial Genocide" Tour. They toured the Mid-West United States on a 2 week run. (Hope/Honor today still is a highly requested fan song). With 2018 approaching fast, The Outliers new they needed to give new music to the public to keep attention as "Millennials" was on a slight down slope. They went back to Corey of QUA to record their popular single titled "Slave Game" in the winter of 2017. "Slave Game" was released as a music video in March of 2018. The song is about everyday workers being treated in inappropriate ways but given the opportunity to turn the tables end up having the same outcome in which they were being treated in terms of trying to make things better. Given the opportunity, the boys hit a short summer tour starting in Idaho and traveling their way back the states east to Pittsburgh, PA with Jesus Wears Armani on The "Wake Of Destruction" Tour. The boys hit a hot writing streak in the summer of 2018 and hooked up with Matt Dalton of Rockhill Sound Studios (f.k.a. Metro 37 Studios) to record a 5 song EP titled "Welcome To My Head" in September 2018. The band created a music video to the title track which was released in January 2019 along with a lyric video to a track titled "Alone". The entire EP was released in May of 2019 and have been hitting record high attention in the life of The Outliers existence. Just to try an spread the word of the EP, The Outliers headlined an east coast tour called The "Eastern Invasion" Tour with good friends in Withhold The Blood. The tour ran to Florida and back up to Michigan. Album #4 officially written and being prepared to be recorded in the following months of 2019. It will have 8 songs and is expected to be the heaviest Outliers album to date. Album release date will take place in 2020.



The Outliers are a metal band out of Grand Rapids, MI. Founded by guitarist Eric Wondergem in Jackson, MI in 2008 the intended comedy based band but flipped itself into what everyone knows and loves today. With gut wrenching vocals assisted by heavy hitting breakdowns, melodic verses with a sprinkle of pop punk fed choruses, The Outliers feed your souls with their vision of a modern metalcore sound.

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