Aranda (band)

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OriginOklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
GenresHard rock, post-grunge
Years active2001–present
LabelsWind-up, Astonish Records, Epic
MembersDameon Aranda
Gabe Aranda
Chavez Soliz
Past membersChad Roper
Chris Rhoads
Brine Webb
Armando Lopez
Mike Walker (deceased)
Aranda in 2021

Aranda is an American rock band from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. The band is composed of Dameon and Gabe Aranda. Their latest album Recollections Of A Painted Year was released on July 29, 2022 through The Fuel Music.


Self-titled debut album (2001–2010)[edit]

Dameon and Gabe Aranda have been creating music since an early age. The band became Aranda in 2001 and signed to Epic Records after years of playing locally in Oklahoma City with various groups under various names such as "Image" and "Freewill" in the 1990s. After recording an album for Epic they were let go from the label following a massive structural overhaul. Original drummer Armando Lopez left the band in 2003 to join No Justice. Mike Walker joined the band to record "The 405 Sessions" in 2004 and became a permanent member when the band signed to Astonish Records in 2006. The band's first full-length record, Aranda, was released on April 22, 2008.[1] The first single, "Still in the Dark", peaked at No. 31 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.[2] Aranda has toured with bands like The All-American Rejects, Buckcherry, Sevendust, Anew Revolution, Since October, Edisun, Saliva, Shinedown, Puddle of Mudd, Theory of a Deadman, Black Stone Cherry, Shaman's Harvest, and Tantric. They also were on tour with Halestorm, Adelitas Way, 3 Doors Down, and Daughtry. In 2010 Aranda performed at Rocklahoma in Pryor, Oklahoma. They were nominated in 2012 for a RadioContraband Rock Radio Award for Indie Artist of the Year. In 2015 it was announced that Aranda would perform at the 10th Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio in May 2016.[3]

Stop the World (2010–2014)[edit]

Aranda announced via Facebook their new album would be called "Stop the World", and on July 1, 2011, they released the lead single, "Undone". On January 31, 2012, Stop the World was released on iTunes. The album was produced by Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K, and has 10 songs. Aranda became signed to Wind-up Records in mid-2012.[4]

Not the Same (2015–present)[edit]

On June 30, 2015, Aranda released their third studio album Not the Same featuring the tracks "Don’t Wake Me" and "We Are the Enemy". Produced by Kato Khandwala, the release peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Heatseeker Albums Chart.[5]

In popular culture[edit]


Studio albums[edit]

  • Aranda (2008)
  • Stop the World (2012)
  • Not the Same (2015) #12 Billboard Heatseeker Albums[6]
  • Recollections of a Painted Year (2022)


Title Year Peak chart positions Album



"Still in the Dark" 2008 31 Aranda
"Whyyawannabringmedown" 2009 26
"Undone" 2011 24 41 41 Stop the World
"Satisfied" 2012 16 34 34
"One More Lie" 15 41
"Don't Wake Me" 2015 17 Not the Same
"We Are the Enemy" 18
"Stay" 2016 48
"Invisible" 2020 Recollections of a Painted Year
"Blue Sky" 2021
"I Can't"
"The Light and Dark" 2022

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director
"Whyyawannabringmedown" 2009 Chezney[10]
"Don't Wake Me" 2015 Clark Deal[11]
"The Light and Dark" 2023 Reagan Elkins[12]


  1. ^ "Still in the Dark - Aranda | Song Info". AllMusic. 2008-04-22. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  2. ^ "Aranda - Aranda | Awards". AllMusic. 2008-04-22. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  3. ^ "Lineup For Rock On The Range 2016 Includes LAMB OF GOD, AT THE DRIVE IN, GHOST And More!". Metal Injection. 2015-12-01. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  4. ^ "Aranda". Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  5. ^ "Not the Same - Aranda | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. 2015-06-30. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  6. ^ "Aranda - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  7. ^ "Aranda Chart History". Billboard. Archived from the original on May 12, 2018. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  8. ^ "Aranda Chart History". Billboard. Archived from the original on May 18, 2018. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  9. ^ "Aranda Chart History". Billboard. Archived from the original on May 18, 2018. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  10. ^ "Whyyawannabringmedown (Music Video: Aranda)". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-20. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Aranda, 'Don't Wake Me' (Live) – Exclusive Video Premiere". Loudwire. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  12. ^ "Aranda "The Light and Dark" (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)". YouTube. Retrieved 21 April 2023.

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