Ornimental is a band with a mission, a mission to put the groove punch, originality, and excitement back into metal, where it belongs. The name itself, Ornimental, comes from the Latin prefix Orni (to celebrate or decorate) and the root word mental (of intelligence or insanity), and true to form, Ornimental delivers an intelligent, possessed sound that celebrates the origins and foundations of hard rock and metal alike.
Harkening back to heavy metal legends like Metallica, Megadeth and Pantera, famously lead by deceased guitar legend Dimebag Darrell, Ornimental doesn’t rest on writing and simply producing crunchy, appetizing, complex guitar licks. Oh, they produce hair raising metal at its most fundamental level, rest assured, but the song writing and arrangement has a classical, even groove edge, reminding the listener of a perfect marriage of Eddie Van Halen, Zeppelin and Beethoven.
As if that marriage weren’t appealing enough, a deeper blues undercurrent exists in the band’s original music, paying homage to Eric Clapton, the skilled David Gilmore of Pink Floyd, and many other legends, yet Ornimental’s music has a modern influence which is subtly inherited from avant garde nu-metal bands like Disturbed and Trivium.
Ornimental was founded by lead guitarist Danny Perry and drummer Julio Garcia. Danny has been writing unique, intoxicating original music for over half a decade. Danny Perry’s admiration for Beethoven lead him to absorbed the classical structures of the masters together with his passionate influences such as ,Eddie Van Halen, Kirk Hammet, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dimebag Darrell, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton. Danny’s powerful voice is only trumped by his dedication to performance and skilled guitar playing. Danny has been offered music scholarships by renowned music schools. He was born an engaging front man though, and has found a niche harmonizing with talented rhythm guitarist and back vocals Ariel. Julio’s skill as a percussionist empowers the emotion you feel every minute. Toping it off with bassist Sully who brings a skill that resonates in his playing. Together have successfully brought the band to life in the past few years.
Since rounding out the band, Ornimental’s popularity has skyrocketed, as the band has performed in the more chic, popular venues even being called on to play at world famous Revolotion Live. Most recently performed on the same bill as Children of Bodom, Death Angel, TYR, Non Point, Havok, Lacuna Coil, Eye Empire, Sid Wilson from Slipnot with Keen & Sid. They’ve had interviews with Horn’s Up Rock, New Times, Magazine, even been on Blabbermouth magazine. They had airplay on national radio and now a larger audience is demanding their music be played on radio. Ornimental’s goal is to take over the metal universe, playing in large venues, opening for the big boys like Metallica and Van Halen. And more many of their influences.
In July of 2014 will be the release of their first self titled album “Ornimental” a must hear album. Loved by their fans, the album beckons you to hear one track after the other with an intoxication desire for the next song. The release is going to be big,big,big and straight to the top is their dream, goal and efforts for this album.
2013 was a big year for Ornimental being selected by “PIAA” Project Independent as the only band in Florida to joining the organization on their East Coast Tour to take place in 2014. PIAA lead by Jeff Totten is an amazing opportunity for an Independent band.