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Elk Grove, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF

Elk Grove, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2009
Band Rock Metal


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"Local Grooves"

Rock band Restrayned boasts a heavy dose of melodic old school metal with a hint of the new style. With Kiss, Dokken, Whitnesnake, and Black Label Society as just some of their influences, one listen to the band’s music will whisk you back to the mid 1980s when big voices (and hair) were king.

Restrayned has only been together for a couple of years, yet the group is comprised of seasoned musicians who have performed alongside members of mega-metal bands such as Testament and Slayer.

The band’s melodic vocals coupled with their hard-edged sound will be a welcomed change for those of you who have been longing for the return of that classic metal sound. “Right now we’re currently writing and doing as many gigs as we can,” said Tony Musallam, lead vocalist for Restrayned. “We’re concentrating on doing shows with bands from the Bay Area and Reno; bringing them to the Sacramento area and performing in their hometowns as well,” he said.

The fan base of Restrayned is quickly growing due to their ongoing concerts in the area. Musallam mentioned that the band’s first two shows at the Boardwalk in Orangevale really gained them the attention of many, sparking the band to make merchandise available for their fans - like T-shirts, CDs and coffee mugs. - Elk Grove Citizen

"Restrayned - A Dark New Day"

Winner of the 2012 Album of the Year! Classic guitar and great vocals. The album includes the 2011 Song of the Year "Remember". The Award was selected by a panel including members of Classic Rock bands, music professionals and listeners of the radio station.Restrayned is one of the hottest new bands in the country and I expect the same great quality in future ablums. A Dark New Day is one of the best albums of 2012. - Bernard Overly


"I describe this band as European Metal, with their dual vocals, synchronized guitar leads and artfully crafted songs. Restrayned came out rockin' and didn't slow down" - Al Homfeld


Still working on that hot first release.



From its inception, Restrayned’s mission was clear: create great hard rock music and put on amazing live shows.The band was formed in 2009 by guitarist/vocalists Johnny Rowland and Tony Musallam, soon to be joined by bassist Chris Ellis and drummer Mark Sprague. 

Following the success of their self-titled ep released in December 2010, the band started working on their first full length album. The result is A DARK NEW DAY. The CD features the hits “Breaking Down”, “Some Will Be Saved”, “Remember” and more. Restrayned’s sound has been described as “Classic Modern”, combining elements of both classic and modern rock to create their sound. They have the heavy guitar riffs of Black Label Society mixed with the vocal melodies and harmonies of Dokken and Queensryche. The band is currently in the studio working on songs for their next CD which is scheduled for a Summer 2014 release. 

They have supported bands like Trapt, Y&T, Lynch Mob, Loudness, Skid Row, Black Star Riders (Thin Lizzy), Metal Church, and Faster Pussycat. The new full length CD "A Dark New Day" is currently available on iTunes and and has recently been named's "ALBUM OF THE YEAR" for 2012. 
Their Song "Remember" (from the 2010 self-titled 5 song EP) was named "2011 Song of the Year" at

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