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Band Biography

Shallow Ground was formed by guitarists Keith Letourneau and Tim Smith, bassist Greg Letourneau and drummer Gary Torvinen as a progressive/thrash outfit in 1994. Both Keith and Tim came from established late 80's metal bands Off The Wall and Bad Image respectively. Soon after, they recruited vocalist Gary Robinson, produced a five song demo and began gigging in the Connecticut area. Now, Shallow Ground returns (with Keith taking over the vocal duties) and new recruits, bassist Nick Ziembicki and drummer Kurt Ragis... ready to spread their brand of old school thrash to metal fans everywhere. Definitely a must hear for fans of Slayer, Exodus, Hatebreed, etc.

Keith Letourneau
Keith Letourneau
guitar / vocals
Dean guitars ~ Marshall amps ~ Boss, Donlop, and Digitech effects ~ EMG guitar pickups ~ GHS Boomer strings ~ EVH straps ~ Monster guitar cables ~ Sure mics ~ Hercules guitar & mic stands ~ InTune picks
  Tim Smith
Tim Smith
guitar
Charvel/Jackson guitars ~ Randall amps ~ Boss effects ~ Dimarzio pickups ~ Ernie Ball strings ~ Dimarzio straps ~ Monster guitar cables ~ Sure mics ~ Hercules guitar & mic stands ~ InTune guitar picks
  Kurt Ragis
Kurt Ragis
drums
Mapex drums ~ Evans heads ~ Vic Firth sticks ~ Gibraltar hardware ~ Zildjian, Sabian, and Wuhan cymbals ~ Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive double-bass pedal
  Nick Ziembicki
Nick Ziembicki
bass guitar
ESP and Schecter basses ~ EMG pickups ~ Blue Steel strings ~ Ampeg SVT head/cabinet ~ Behringer modeling preamp ~ Zoom effects pedal