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September 23rd (like Earth, Wind and Fire!), 2017

The new CD is DONE, save for a few minor editing tweeks and listens. Release date is soon, which is all we can say right now with some things we have going on behind the scenes. Very excited!!! We are super happy with the songs and direction of the CD…at least three songs with over 2 minutes of killer trade-off guitar solos, lots of melodies and harmonies all around, and even a few 3-minute or so hookmeister songs. Check us out with some of our live shows coming up, you’ll probably hear most if not all at some point before old man 2017 checks out!!! Check back for more release updates as well as a new website (we swear!) coming soon!!

June 12th, 2017

A few new shows are on the horizon, we have the Beer Porch gig July 8th and then we make an appearance at Oxfest Sept 4th around 1pm at Esther Short Park in Vancouver, WA. Both shows are no cover and all ages. Bring the kiddos!!!

March 2nd, 2017

Well, as you can see it’s been a while since we’ve been here with an update. Holidays and THE NEW CD have been taking a lot of our free time up! So far we have all of the drums, rhythm guitars and bass all recorded, now it’s just down to the vocals, guitar candy, and the final mix/master. Right now we are looking at the release sometime Spring or Summer of this year if all goes as planned.

With a new CD comes the part we love best, the chance to come to your town and play it live and loud! Got a place you’d like us to come to? Hit us up at booking@splinteredthrone.com. Our EPK is here on the site if you want to steer someone to it. Expect a show announcement soon, and you can keep up to date on all the upcoming show info on Reverbnation, here or through Bands In Town. We are super excited about the new material. Do come out and say hi and have a pint or two with us!

August 22nd, 2016

The trip to Reno for the Full Force Festival via Grants Pass was a total blast!! Thanks to all of you who came out and supported and to all our new friends, welcome to our official site!! This is the place for all things Splintered and where to keep checking back in for CD updates and at some point very soon, the unveiling of our new website!

Make sure to follow us on our other social media, most notably Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube channel. We have some really cool video ideas to keep you all in the loop on our upcoming CD and the process behind it. We can promise you it will be entertaining! As such, we have no shows line up right now except a brief appearance at the Rock The Awareness benefit at the Star Theater in Portland, OR October 8th. Hit up the RTA Facebook page for more info, and hope to see you there!

July 19th, 2016

We added what will likely be the last few shows of the year, and then we are back to writing the next CD. We’ve got a lot of the new material in our live set and so far it has been getting great feedback. It would be great to see some of you at the next show (or 4!) The bands we are playing with are all top notch!

For our trip to Reno via Grants Pass, we have a car load heading out from Portland. If you want to be part of the caravan and summer road trip, PM us on Facebook or at info@splinteredthrone.com and we will get you the info or the link to our closed Facebook group for the trip. This is going to be a ton of fun!

June 22nd, 2016

The Metal Church / Armored Saint show was simply amazing. We made a whole bunch of new friends and had a great time debuting 3 of the new tunes off our forthcoming CD. They went over better than we ever could have imagined with the crowd singing along to Fog of War by the last verse. We dropped a few pics of you guys and gals in attendance here below. Thanks again for giving us back the energy we put out!!

Of course, we have a few shows coming up, make sure to jump over to the SHOWS page (it’s just a click away) to grab one of the select dates we are doing throughout the NW and beyond. Next year we’re hoping you’ll get the chance to see a little more of us!!

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April 30, 2016

Well, the news is out…we are the support for Armored Saint and Metal Church when they come to Portland Saturday June 11th on their co-headlining west coast tour. We are super stoked as both bands have been a huge influence on just about everyone in the band. We have no fee advance tickets that you can get from us or via our Paypal link. We hope to see many of you there!

We also have a birthday party bash July 9th at Rock Hard PDX with our fellow OEM Brothers Chemical Rage and Mechanism. We keep getting a ton of great feedback for putting such a devastating bill bill together for our buddy Ken’s big 5-0. Come out and see for yourself what a night of blistering top notch original hard rock is. $8.00 at the door, come early because The Sacred Cows are firing up the night with their own brand of acoustic mayhem.

As for the CD….it’s still a comin’ and will be worth the wait. We think we have the mixer / master guy dialed in to mix this bad boy and chances are he’s mixed more than one thing in your CD collection if you are a fan of the metal!

March 16, 2016

As you can see, the old site is still up and running full steam! We decided to wait until we get some new material out (soon, promise!) and to keep it up as we are continuing to send out promo material for endorsements, label interest and SHOWS!!! Matter of fact, we have a few in the Upcoming Shows section, with more to be announced once we solid up a few details and route some venues, as most of what we are doing this year is out and about of Portland.

As far as the new CD goes, looks like six tunes we could go in and record tomorrow with another four or five in the wings. Expect to hear as much of these as we can get into a set next time you #CatchTheThrone. We are super stoked to share this stuff with you all!

Lastly, we want to thank all of the new fans we’ve acquired over the last few months via Social Media and a few of the very special new friends we’ve made. Please continue to share us via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We are there and love to see what you guys and gals post, too!!

January 8th, 2016

Out with the old, in with the new!!! This is likely the last post on the old version of our webpage. Within the next few weeks we will be unveiling a new website with all things Splintered!

While we probably won’t have any new material or gigs lined up for the re-launch, we can tell you that the writing and pre-production for the new CD is going well and by the time we are playing out again late Spring / early Summer, it’s a safe bet that you’ll hear some new Splintered Throne tunes. Until then, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up to date and be one of the first to see the next version of the ST website!!

November 4th, 2015

The official ST shows for 2015 are over. We would like to thank all who came out to see us at the Sanctuary show October 30th and give us such positive feedback about the band. We are going to hit the studio and start writing the next CD, we already have about 5 ideas moving around and there are a ton more riffs where they came from!

We’d also like to give a shout out to all who come to our page, support and buy our music, and follow us on all that Social Media. It is the best place to keep up on all that is Splintered. Matter O’ fact, we are going to pop in for a quick 3-song set at the Rock The Awareness benefit for Domestic Violence victims November 28th at the Star Theater. C’mon out for this worthy event of some of Portland’s best musicians for a night of All Star lineups.


September 26th, 2015

We just posted some GoPro video of the Flights show on our YouTube page.  Go subscribe if you can and stay on top of all our video adventures!  If you were directed here for the PayPal / mail option for our October 30th show with Sanctuary, head on over to the store tab!  This will be our last official show for 2015!!

September 14th, 2015

Well, it’s been a month or so since our last page update and that’s because we have been BUSY! We’ve done some local shows, a festival, and some dates down south and into the SF Bay Area, all of which were amazing and fun.  To all our new friends that we met along the way, thank you for your support and we are definitely coming back!

We have a small handful of shows left for 2015, and then were are going to be on a song-writing hiatus through the wet Oregon winter months as we write and demo out the next CD. Look for us playing some of those songs live come Spring 2016.  Also, do make sure you like us on Facebook and our other social media platforms.  Anyone who knows us knows we live for the live performance, and you never know when we might hook up a night of Splintered covers in a small, intimate club just to blow the dust off the road gear. This is how you’ll hear about it!

Coming up in the short term for the rest of the year…Metalfest at Flights Pub in Everett, WA Sept 19th…a free show at Shanahans’ in Vancouver WA with Another Dark Hour and Two Headed Beast on Saturday October 3rd…and the last official show of the year, Friday October 30th at the Star Theater in Portland as direct support for Sanctuary!  This is an all ages show and we have advance tickets that come with a Splintered Throne trick or treat goodie!  Buy from us to find out what the heck it is!

Stay Heavy, my friends!


July 31st, 2015

Tomorrow we kick off our Summer “Fighting Spirit” 2015 Tour in Bend, OR.  We follow up the following week in Lebanon, OR at the Guitars Under The Stars festival (Festival details right here!), and then it’s off to Southern OR and California!  Check the dates we’re out and about and if we are close to YOU, come out and say hi!  We pass back through town and then wind up the tour with a killer 4 band bill in Everett, WA at Metalfest!  Lots of good things are happening, make sure to engage us on ALL our social media and #CatchTheThrone!


June 18th, 2015 

We return from another Epic show in the North Sound Seattle area.  We saw a lot of familiar faces and made some more new friends and fans. We cannot say enough about the Seattle fans and bands, you guys and gals are truly setting the bar, making us feel at home and like one of your own.  Thank you so much!!

We like some of those WA bands so much, our next show is gonna feature one.  This bill was set up by our own J~Mo with a little prodding from FWD.  It promises to have some serious guitar shredding all over it.  $6 measly bucks.  Portland, let’s show our Washington friends how we do it here!

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June 5th, 2015

Still pumped from our show last night with The Stars of That Metal Show.  Our own J~Mo even stumped the trunk with a Flotsam & Jetsam question!!  Made a ton of new friends and saw lots of old ones, as well.  Thanks so much for all your support!!

Next up show wise is June 13th back in Everett WA.  Keep checking our live dates for upcoming shows, we are at least once a month somewhere until August and then it’s West Coast!! Southern OR and CA here we come!!

April 5th, 2015

We are back from our first trek north to the Seattle area and have to tell you, it was amazing!  People in the front row singing along to the tunes and giving back some great energy!  If you missed it, we are coming back April 25th to Everett.  Check the flyer below.  Also….check back for upcoming summer tour dates, yes we said TOUR!!!!  Make sure you #CatchTheThrone…

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February 9th, 2015

Spring and Summer booking commences!  Check out our “shows” tab for when and where we are coming to a city, festival, or pub / tavern to you!  Some of these events will feature us doing our “Splinterized” covers that we are becoming widely known for.  Of course, we expect to slide an original or two in there!


We are also in the process of new video, merch, and other surprises soon to be unveiled….check back here, on our Facebook, or follow us on Twitter #CatchTheThrone or #SplinteredThrone.


January 15th, 2015

We are looking to book shows locally, regionally and nationally for 2015! Contact us here or at booking@splinteredthrone.com for more info. Don’t forget, we have full PA and lights so we can go just about anywhere. Word on the street is we also have close to 4 hours of both original and cover material that you’d have to hear to believe.

Our own J~Mo will be at the 2015 NAMM show in Anaheim, CA this year. Make sure to say hi if ya see him! Chances are he will be at a Jackson booth sometime during the show. He will be back and ready to rock January 31st at the Tonic Lounge, see you all there!

December 24th, 2014

As we post this Christmas Eve 2014, Splintered Throne would like to wish all of you a Happy Holiday season!!  Thanks for supporting the band and we look forward to WAY more things to have for ya to come back to check out in 2015!

That being said, here is our first show of the New Year!  The annual and often epic birthday bash for our own Kris and J~Mo, this year with every band on the bill being good friends of ours.  Expect a night of powerhouse performances by all!

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December 1st, 2014

Head on over to http://www.truemetallives.com/blog1/splintered-throne-the-octagon for another killer review of the Octagon.  We are truly humbled and blessed to be getting such rave reviews of the CD.  Carrying the torch is hard but we are down for the task!!!  Mark over at True Metal Lives has a ton of great underground bands, including some other locals, go check him out and support the scene!

Don’t forget our Dimebag Memorial show Dec. 6th.  Lots of cool stuff we are going to debut.  We promise the last 30 minutes of the set will be familiar stuff to sing and bang along to!

November 1st, 2014

The Raven show was a total blast! It was awesome to see a sea of ST Shirts in the crowd singing along to every song in our short but tight set.  Thanks to all who came out, took vacation days, and travelled from as far as Montana to come see us!

Next up for us is December 1st at Malibu’s in Vancouver for a Dimebag memorial show.  This is our first time in this club so c’mon out and let’s show ’em how our Throne Guard’s roll!! We will be playing an almost two-hour set of ST to include stuff we’ve never done with this lineup, some new covers, and maybe, just maybe, we’ll toss out a few Priest tunes to defend the faith and get you screaming for vengeance!!

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October 21st, 2014

We just did a major email address update, so if you got an email from info@splinteredthrone.com and got invited here, welcome!!  Take a look, listen to some music, buy a CD and leave a comment!  We are also looking for promotional and gig opportunities outside the Portland / Metro area so if you know someone or are someone who can make that happen, pass on our links here and on our other social media outlets(Facebook, Reverbnation, Twitter). You can also pass us on if you are feeling like spreading the METAL!

Our next upcoming show and probably last one in Portland for 2014 is just around the corner on October 30th, hit one of us up for pre-sale tickets for less than you will pay the at the door, it will be a night of good hard and heavy metal with NWOBHM pioneer’s Raven + from SoCal Night Demon, and then locally us, Maniak and Magnabolt.  This is a show not to miss!!

September 27th, 2014

Here’s the flyer for our next local show, supporting the mighty RAVEN and a new find of ours Night Demon from SoCal.  This is a night of old school metal, both NWOBHM and the traditional stuff we play. $12 so c’mon out!


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August 29, 2014

Lots of good things have been happening since the CD dropped beginning of the month.  We have had a huge amount of plays on our reverbnation page, made a ton of new fans, and booked some shows in October including one in Portland supporting metal legends RAVEN! CD’s have been flying off the shelf not just to the corners of the US but to Hungary, Brazil and Russia!!!  We are super stoked and humbled, thanks to you OUR FANS!!

August 12, 2014

We had an AMAZING time at the GUITARS UNDER THE STARS* festival, meeting and hanging out with some of our musical inspirations as well as seeing new ones.  The CROWD was great and the feedback was truly HUMBLING. The MID-WILLAMETTE VALLEY is getting to be a hotbed of OREGON’S homegrown local music and we will likely be back again to be a part of it.


*SPECIAL THANKS TO GARY HOEY, LITA FORD and her crew, PAT TRAVERS and his gang, and the many others we had the honor and privilege to play with: POINTS NORTH, FLOATER, LARRY MITCHELL, TY CURTIS, BRUCE BOULLETT…the list goes on. Lastly, to the event organizers, THANK YOU for letting us be such an integral part!



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 June 9th, 2014

June 2014 is among us! Just did a big bash for our Brian’s at the Analog Café, we are now getting ready to get that CD out!  Stay tuned, it is just around the corner! The artwork is just about done as is the final mixdown.  After this, we have a bunch of shows in August up and down the west coast, make sure you check out the SHOWS section for where and when!  Also keep posted on our CD release, it will be something unique and out of the ordinary!