From left to right:
Mike Mayhem - Drums
Jimmy Strimpel - Guitar
Seth Perez - Vocals
Austin Dunn - Bass
Chasing Desolation is a Los Angeles based rock band that delivers a powerful mix of heavy modern rock blended with a wide range of musical influences from rock & roll, metal, and the eclectic tastes that the group collectively share. The band never fails to deliver a high-energy live set that will win you over from the moment they step on to the stage.
The band was founded by guitarist Jimmy Strimpel in his youth, playing in garages and local venues with friends around his hometown in the Bay Area, CA. The band's early roster had Seth Perez on drums, who eventually transitioned to lead singer. The group inevitably parted ways to pursue other ventures as they came of age, but Jimmy and Seth continued to write together remotely, and record demos whenever they could meet.
Jimmy toured the country as guitarist in a different band, meeting bassist Austin Dunn along the way and experiencing much of the ins and outs of the music industry. Seth moved to Los Angeles and trained and worked in audio engineering at a prominent studio in Hollywood, CA. With a fresh set of skills and a plethora of demos craving attention, it was decided that the band should reform and relocate to LA.
Once in LA, Austin was officially invited to join the group. Local drummer Mayhem was then added, and Chasing Desolation was officially reborn and ready to forge ahead.
In 2017, the 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 and musical abilities.
Now, the band is set to release "One Nation", a highly anticipated release featuring four brand new tracks. "Fire Season", their first single is available for streaming or purchase now.
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