Seth Perez - Vocals
Jimmy Strimpel - Guitar
Austin Dunn - Bass
Mike Mayhem - Drums
Chasing Desolation is a Los Angeles based rock band that delivers a powerful mix of heavy modern rock blended with the group's eclectic mix of musical influences. Their catalog varies from in-your-face heavy hitting metal riffs, all the way to intimate harmony-rich melodic sections that are equally catchy and intoxicating. The band never fails to deliver a high-energy live set that will win you over from the moment they step on stage.
Founded by guitarist Jimmy Strimpel in his adolescence, the band traces its roots back to those early days of jamming with friends in their parents' garages. He eventually met Seth Perez, who at that time was primarily a drummer. They became fast friends and began working on the group's first original material. After several attempts to find the right singer for the music they had written, it was decided that Seth would take over as lead vocalist.
Fast-forward a few years, and Jimmy and Seth parted ways to pursue their own projects, with the understanding that they would reform Chasing Desolation when the time was right. They kept in touch and kept writing music together for years- often remotely- until the time finally came when they decided to revive the band officially.
Jimmy first invited bassist Austin Dunn to join, who had played in a different group with him during the band's hiatus. Shortly after, they found drummer Mike Mayhem, and Chasing Desolation was officially reborn and ready to forge ahead.
In 2017, the newly revived band released their debut EP "Malice", primarily featuring songs that Jimmy and Seth had worked on over the years that they were apart. In 2020, the band came out with their first full-length album, "The Moth Collection", which contained all-new material and showcased the expansion of the bands stylistic abilities.
Now, in 2022, and after the restrictions caused by a global pandemic that crippled the band's ability to tour and promote their debut LP release, the band is hard at work writing and recording new music and expanding their catalog of music videos.
Stay tuned for more!