Sons Of Apollo

Sons Of Apollo

Felix Martin, Sifting

Tue May 8

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:15 pm)


This event is all ages

Sons Of Apollo
Sons Of Apollo
US progressive metal band founded in 2017
Felix Martin
Felix Martin
FELIX MARTIN is a Venezuelan guitarist who is pioneering a style of playing the electric guitar by performing simultaneously with two of them as if they were one, creating a new sound on the instrument.

Felix is pushing music into new boundaries by mixing Rock and Metal with different styles such as Jazz, Progressive, World, Latin, Fusion, etc. The uniqueness of his guitars and technique allows him to create distinguished sounds that makes the music sound unique.

Felix uses his self-designed 14 and 16-string guitars, which are two regular guitars in one, in a way never seen or heard before. This opens up a new and hidden world for the electric guitar and instrumental music. Felix pioneered this style of playing at the age of 13, and as of 2017, he remains the only one in the world who plays this way.
Sifting are a progressive metal band based in Los Angeles, CA who are strongly influenced by modern active rock. Their debut album ‘Not From Here’ was recorded and produced by award-winning producer Ryan Williams (Velvet Revolver, Pearl Jam, Rage Against The Machine), and is set for release Sept 29th 2017 via Eclipse Records.

Through relentless self-promotion and determination, Sifting have caught the attention of both fans and industry worldwide, resulting in both the signing to Eclipse Records in Spring 2017, and the worldwide signing to Metal Music Bookings & Management later in the year.

Read on to delve into the history of Sifting:
Sifting was founded in 2010 by front man Eduardo ‘Edu’ Gil while originally living in Caracas, Venezuela. After suffering the loss of his mother and grandmother in a tragic plane crash, Edu began writing original material to cope with the loss of his family. He gathered some friends from the local music scene and entered the studio to record their debut album. The band quickly gained popularity throughout Venezuela and when Bullet for My Valentine was seeking support on their Latin American Tour in 2011, Sifting was the obvious choice. In 2012, the band completed a series of tours around the country, and finally released the album All the Hated in late 2013. Shortly thereafter, the band toured with Zapato 3, one of Venezuela’s most popular classic rock bands. Around the same time, their single “All The Hated” was chosen for the insanely popular Rock Band videogame. It was at this time after the success of their debut album, that Edu and his band received a significant influx of fans from the United States. They quickly realized that if they wanted to get the band recognized on a worldwide stage, they would need to relocate to the United States of America.

In early 2014, Edu left everything behind, and moved to Los Angeles, CA – the rock capital of the world. It wasn’t that difficult for him, as the band had some help from several fans which were anxiously awaiting their arrival. Edu brought in Wins Jarquin on bass, Richard Garcia on guitar and Joey Aguirre on Drums. The band was now reborn. Their American fans were thrilled at the band’s arrival stateside, and Sifting started doing what they do best… gigging and writing new material for a second full-length album.

Things started happening quickly for the band. They were able to line up endorsement deals with ESP Guitars, Engl Amplification, and Spector Guitars (just to name a few). In 2015, they caught the attention of producer Steve Evetts (Suicide Silence, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Sense’s Fail) and recorded a three song EP entitled Blurry Paintings. From there, the band was approached by Ryan Williams, who recorded and produced their debut full-length album Not From Here in late 2016. Immediately afterwards, the band hit the road for a thirty-date North American tour. They have consistently performed up and down the West Coast since.
Venue Information:
Canton Hall
2727 Canton St
Next to Bomb Factory
Dallas, TX, 75226