John Gaffney-Bass, Guitar, Background Vocals
John Kantner-Rhythm/Lead Guitar
John Risko-Lead Guitar
Channeling the spirit of early 80’s metal icons like Dio and Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, with an added epic doom metal influence from Candlemass, Allentown Pennsylvania based Sinister Realm was formed in 2008 by John Gaffney (former Pale Divine) and Darin McCloskey (Pale Divine, Falcon). They quickly found vocalist Alex Kristof and recorded a 4 song demo that drew the attention of various independent labels. After signing with Shadow Kingdom Records a live band was assembled and a full length album was released in August of 2009. Press from around the world hailed the debut album a success and Sinister Realm began actively playing live to support the album. Not long after the albums release new members Chris Metzger and John Risko joined the band and work began on the sophomore album titled "The Crystal Eye". Set for worldwide release in July, "The Crystal Eye" promises to continue in the fine tradition of heavy melodic songs established on the first record. All hail Sinsiter Realm! The true defenders of American Steel.