February 4, 1973|
Alabama, United States
|Genres||Hard rock, post-grunge, Alternative metal|
|Instruments||Vocals, Guitar, Bass|
|Associated acts||Creed, Virgos Merlot, Dark New Day, A Dark Line|
Brett Adam Hestla, (born February 4, 1973), is an American musician and record producer.
In the late 1990s Hestla's band Virgos Merlot was signed to Atlantic Records. After their first release, Signs of a Vacant Soul, he became the touring bassist for Creed after the departure of Brian Marshall. When Creed disbanded in 2004 he began a career as a record producer, forming the independent label Silent Majority in Orlando, Florida and working with bands such as Framing Hanley, Transmit Now, Faktion, Tantric, Redfine, Refuse The Fall, Bad Axis, Iodine Sky, Calefactor and Seven Day Sonnet.
In 2005 Hestla became the lead vocalist of Dark New Day. Dark New Day released their first full length, Twelve Year Silence, in 2005. Their single "Brother" reached No. 7 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock charts. After touring, Clint Lowery returned to Sevendust and Mclawhorn and Hunt joined Evanescence, Dark New Day disbanded. Hestla began the producing for new and up and coming bands. In 2014, he formed a band called A Dark Line. In 2015, they released their debut EP called Running From The Light, available for download only.
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