Persistence: The Story of Our Lives
Oshian is from Lebanon, Pa. We are a metal/hard rock band. We are currently are working on new original music, recording and growing our fan base.
Oshian was formed in 2011 with original members Zach Seiger, Andrew Myles, Alyssa Martin, Justin Adams and Angel Ortiz as a metalcore act. There was a buzz caught on the scene in 2012, playing countless gigs such as Scream The Prayer, Scream Your Heart Out Fest, and All Stars Tour show. Toward the end of 2012 the band lost two original members Alyssa Martin and Angel Ortiz. Entering 2013 Oshian had the same mentality to gain a bigger audience. Although they tried to gain momentum, turmoil within the band cause a break down. There was a big divide between Justin's musical vision and the musical direction the other members wanted to pursue. This ultimately ws the demise of Oshian's line up. 2014 was a trying time for Justin to reform the band. He had troubles finding people who had his same vision and were on board with his style.
After countless attepts to find a core group, Oshian finally became a four piece band. In November of 2014 Oshian reemerged on the scene with new members/. The band now consists of Justin Adams (lead guitar/ lead vocals), Jaden Scremo ( rhythm guitar / lead guitar, Brandon Mclaughlin ( bass) and Alex Rexmont (drums).
In the summer of 2015 there was another major line up change and Oshian became a three core member band with Justin Adams lead vocals and guitar, Dylan Mauer on guitar and Alex Rexmont on Drums. They have had several fill in bassist during this time. Dlyan and Justin have become a writing duo. The two of them are writing and creating the sound of Oshian.
They changed their sound from metal core to metal / hard rock. We are working hard to emerge from local to a national touring band. We love our fans and appreciate all of your support. We are working hard to be able to play all around the country and eventually around the world.
Justin starting playing guitar in January 2009. He took lessons and worked hard on his own. He has developed his own musical style. Through hard work, dedication, practice he has become an accomplished guitar player. His influences are Guns n Roses, Metallica, Van Halen, Scopions, Def Leppard, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Motley Crue, Pantera, MegaDeth, Avenged SevenFold, Black Veil Brides, Bullet For My Valentine, Slipknot.
Orignally starting out on the Metal Core scene, Justin emerged on the Scene March of 2012. This was his first gig with the original line up of Oshian. Oshian stirred up the scene and got the attention of many people. Troubles plaqued the band and a disagreements of musical direction ultimately ended the original line up.
With Justin the being the sole member remaining he was able to establish the new sound of Oshian. The sound went from Metal Core to Hard Rock / Metal. This is the music he always wanted to pursue. In pursuit of finding like minded members, he had troubles finding a vocalist. Justin has always had an interest in background vocals. He decided to step up and be the front man. As with his guitar playing he put many hours of practice and developing his vocals. His vocal influences include M Shadows, Vince Niel, Axel Rose, Danny Worsnop, James Hetfield, Paul Stanley, Bruce Dickinson, Sebastian Bach and Cory Taylor. He now is the lead guitarist and vocalist.
In addition to writing music and lyrics, Justin also handles the business end of the band. He books shows, promotes and manages day to day business. Music is his passion but he knows the dedication and hard work that needs to happen in order to be successful. He takes the business end just as serious as the musical side. Oshian is reemerging one the scene with his new sound and original music in November of 2014.