Injected (band)

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Injected is an Atlanta hard rock band inspired by acts such as Helmet, Metallica and Quicksand.

Injected
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Genres Alternative metal
Hard rock
Post-grunge
Years active 1995–2005; 2009; 2013-present
Labels Island Records
Members Danny Grady
Jade Lemons
Past members Matt Pruitt
Steve Slovisky
Chris Wojtal

History[edit]

After forming in the mid-1990s by a group of high school friends and spending years gathering a strong following on the Atlanta rock scene, Injected released its major label debut, Burn It Black, on Feb. 26, 2002 on Island Records. The album was produced by another Atlanta native, former Marvelous 3 frontman and Rolling Stone noted producer Butch Walker (Sevendust, Rock Star Supernova, Avril Lavigne). Injected made a video for its first single, "Faithless," and the song became a top 20 single on modern and active rock charts, reaching as high as No. 3 on MTVs rock countdown. Album cuts such as "I-IV-V" and "Burn It Black" were also included on soundtracks for films such as The Fast and the Furious, Spider-Man, The Scorpion King, among others.

Injected spent years touring the country in support of the record, and played venues large and small with bands such as Local H, Saliva, Hoobastank, Greenwheel, Nickelback, Default, Sevendust, Incubus, Mesh StL, Fu Manchu, Damone, and Papa Roach. During their MTV Campus Invasion Tour, guitarist Jade Lemons departed Injected. Danny Grady (lead vocals/guitar), Steve Slovisky (bass), and Chris Wojtal (drums) played the remaining dates as a trio.

Fans received a glimmer of hope in summer 2006, as rumors circulated that Injected would continue/reform with its original lineup (including Lemons). However, on 8/20/06, Lemons posted comments on a fan-created Injected MySpace page: "...well the rumors aren't true (anymore). We flirted with getting back together, but it's just not gonna happen. too many day to day things keep us having to focus on paying bills, eating, mowing the grass and expanding our waist sizes. oh well...almost right? thanks for the love my friends! take care, Jade"

On May 9, 2009 Injected played with all four original members for the first time in 7 years. They performed the Cheap Trick classic "I Want You to Want Me" at Smith's Olde Bar in Atlanta as one of 500 acts at the charitable 10 night event, 500 Songs for Kids.

During the Summer of 2010, Danny and Jade began working together with Kyle Spence on drums to record some new material.

On May 18, 2013 Injected (Danny, Matt, Steve, and Chris) reunited to play a two-song set at 500 Songs for Kids Benefit Festival.

Covers[edit]

Tulsa, Oklahoma's Upside recorded the Injected tracks "Monday" and "Daylight" for their 2006 album Jim Beam and the American Dream.

American Idol winner David Cook put Injected's song "Spun Again (Bar-Ba-Sol)" (retitled Bar-Ba-Sol) on his 2008 self-titled platinum selling debut. Bar-ba-sol was released as a single on March 23, 2009 to US Active and Mainstream Rock stations.

Band members[edit]

Current

  • Danny Grady - vocals, guitar
  • Jade Lemons - guitar, vocals

Former

  • Matt Pruitt - guitar
  • Steve Slovisky - bass
  • Chris Wojtal - drums

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

Independent Album[edit]

  • Hammered and Enamored (1995)

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak Positions Album
U.S.
Alt.
U.S. Main.
2002 "Faithless" 22 19 Burn It Black
"Bullet" 32

Soundtracks[edit]

External links[edit]