February 4, 1973
Alabama, United States
Hard rock, post-grunge, Alternative metal
Guitarist, vocalist, record producer
Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Creed, Virgos Merlot, Dark New Day
Brett Hestla, (born February 4, 1973), is an American guitarist, bassist, vocalist and record producer.
Music career [ edit ]
In the late 1990s Hestla's band
Virgos Merlot was signed to Atlantic Records. After their first release, , he became the touring bassist for Signs of a Vacant Soul Creed after the departure of Brian Marshall. [1 ] When Creed disbanded in 2004 [2 ] he began a career as a [3 ] record producer, forming the independent label Silent Majority in Orlando, Florida and working with bands such as Framing Hanley, [4 ] Transmit Now, Faktion, Tantric, Refuse The Fall, Bad Axis, and [5 ] Seven Day Sonnet.
In 2005 Hestla became the lead vocalist of
Dark New Day. Dark New Day released their first full length, , in 2005. Twelve Year Silence Their single "Brother" reached No. 7 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock charts. [6 ]
Currently, he's working on his debut solo album. He confirmed that Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge, Clint Lowery of Sevendust, Troy McLaowrn of Evanescence and Corey Lowery of Eye Empire will perform as guest players on his record.
References [ edit ]
^ "Really Randoms". . August 21, 2000 Rolling Stone . Retrieved December 2, 2009.
^ "Creed's Rock of Ages: Band crosses God and grunge...". . August 30, 2000 New York Daily News . Retrieved December 2, 2009.
^ "Creed Man Goes Solo". . September 22, 2005 Rolling Stone . Retrieved December 2, 2009.
^ "Lil Wayne cover opens the door for Framing Hanley". Reuters. November 16, 2008 . Retrieved December 2, 2009.
^ "Tantric delivers 'Mind Control' at Machine Shop show". MLive.com. August 13, 2009 . Retrieved December 2, 2009.
^ "A Dark New Day dawns in Youngstown's Cellar". . June 16, 2005 The Vindicator . Retrieved December 2, 2009.