Forming in May, 2008, THESE ARE THEY, a Chicago Death Metal Project began with vocalist Paul Kuhr (NOVEMBERS DOOM), Guitarist Steve Nicholson (ex-NOVEMBERS DOOM), Guitarist Michael LeGros (DISINTER, EARTHEN), Bassist Wiley Wells (Earthen) and Drummer Evan Berry, would enter the metal scene with an aural assault.
Thirteen years since the release of the NOVEMBERS DOOM debut, "Amid Its Hallowed Mirth," and the departure of Nicholson from the group, founding members Paul Kuhr and Steve Nicholson reunited to do what the two old friends set out to do in 1988, Jam and have some fun.
Guitar driven, down tuned, and powerful, the material is old school Chicago Death Metal, with influence added from some band favorites such as Bolt Thrower, Morbid Angel, and Entombed. The songs contain all the head banging hook you would expect from this style.
In addition to the core writing team of vocalist, Paul Kuhr (Novembers Doom), guitarist Steve Nicholson (Formerly of Novembers Doom) and guitarist Justin Jurgevich (Formerly of Hurtlocker), the band now includes bassist Mike Flaherty (Formerly of Loudmouth) and drummer Tony Bettenhausen (Formerly of Hurtlocker).