Genre: Alternative/Alt. Rock, Rock, Indie
Formed June 2008 with founding members David Fox, Dario DeCicco and John DiCenso. The three immediately began collaborating writing and arranging original compositions while forging their unique sound. In September 2009 drummer Steve Konstantarakos joined the trio bringing his experience and song writing abilities to complete the power quartet.
The bands sound is VERY GUITAR-CENTRIC! Staight forward & straight up! Hard "got-you by-the-throat" yet melodic. Edgey & fresh yet still has a sense of familiarity. Somewhat progressive at times without any pretentiousness. When asked about musical influences the band has stated, "Anything & everything that has come before us." & "Too numerous to mention." This is very apparent within the release of "1".
JK MANTIS 2011 debut release "1" is a full length CD with 12 original tracks. The CD is self produced by the band from recording to editing to the final mix; all done in an in house basement studio over the course of a year. Even the CD graphic art & design was done in house. TRULY, A FULLY INDEPENDENT PRODUCT! The only outside work was CD pressing and mastering which was done at the world famous METALWORKS STUDIOS.