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Heretic (US)
United States, California, San Diego

About Heretic (US)

Heretic is an original rock band out of San Diego, CA, founded sometime around 2005, by singer/songwriter/guitarist, Darryn Kelly. The band’s sound has been categorized as rock, alternative, and at times even metal. However, Heretic has described themselves simply as a rock band with a diverse sound that can change from song to song. With a noticeable emphasis on melody and songwriting across t ... read more

About Heretic (US)

Heretic is an original rock band out of San Diego, CA, founded sometime around 2005, by singer/songwriter/guitarist, Darryn Kelly. The band’s sound has been categorized as rock, alternative, and at times even metal. However, Heretic has described themselves simply as a rock band with a diverse sound that can change from song to song. With a noticeable emphasis on melody and songwriting across the board, Heretic’s music can shift from simple, catchy, straight-ahead tunes, to edgier, more aggressive and complex songs.

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New studio outtakes!

Hi Gang, I wanted to post a few recently recorded outtakes from rehearsals at the studio. These aren't finished album tracks but I thought you guys might still want to check them out. They are 2 flute tracks (played on my native american wood flute that I used on "I Am the Shaman"), 2 drum tracks (played on my djembe) and one guitar solo track. Cheers and happy holidays from Heretic!

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Heretic (US)
4 weeks ago

40k Plays and a New Song Debuts on N1M- Merry Christmas!

Hey Guys,

first, Happy Holidays to all of you. We've received so much support from the N1M community over the last few years, and for that we're truly grateful. As I mentioned in the last post, we could still be on hold for a new recording for a little while. However, we did a little digging and pulled something special out of the vaults for you. The result is a song that was recorded quite a while back from a session that never really saw the light of day...until now. Please enjoy the new (older) track, "Friends and Killers." It's a Heretic tune, through and through and was salvaged and brought forth just for you guys, as there's literally no where else to find it. We hope you enjoy this little Christmas present from us to you, and yes, it's cool to open this one early.

Please don’t forget to join our mailing list here on N1M to get a blast out letter from time to time. For those who are willing to take a short journey across "the internets," we tend to offer additional tunes on our FB page (also available for free download, as always :). So if you're hungry for more Heretic goodness, please visit the following url for some additional love and don't forget to give us the thumbs up:

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Also, I'm extremely pleased to announce that we just reached under 40,000 plays here on N1M and as such are featured in a promotion through the website. That is just incredible and is all because of you guys and your continued support. THANK YOU!!! I don't think there's anything else we've ever achieved as a band that I'm more proud of than this. We will continue to do our best to push through dark times and bring something worthwhile about in the process. Your patience is always appreciated and we love you guys! Take care and we'll reach out again in 2022.

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Creativity Continues!

Hey Gang,

It’s been a while since writing and I wanted to give you guys some insight into what’s going on in the Heretic camp. Last year yielded some nice results from the recordings of “I Am the Shaman,” and “A Sendoff to Israel.” Recording those songs independently on the iPhone was a great experience and allowed me to get some new music over to you guys, not to mention delving into some new musical territory, which is always cool. It also prompted me to step back and start thinking about the path forward when it comes to recording and releasing new music. I decided that for the sake of the music (due to sonic limitations involved with independent recordings), that it would be best to hold off on future recordings until the opportunity to do so professionally is available. That means for the time being, we’ll have to wait for any new music (frown).

However, the good news is that I’m already writing and rehearsing the songs that will become the first full length professional Heretic album (smile). In fact, there’s so much material to pull from that this first official LP is going to be a double album. Stylistically, there’s going to be some VERY big songs on this one and the sound is going to be very catchy, and largely acoustic-based. But this is a Heretic recording so you can guarantee that there will be some edgier tunes to pick from as well. The N1M community has been so supportive and this site has served as a great tool to stay connected to you. So you guys will be the first to know about new developments and I’ll probably make a point of posting some behind the scenes vids and pics as things progress. Feel free to drop a line in the meantime and I’ll keep the machine up and running as the next stage progresses. Much love to you all…

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Heretic (US)
2 years ago

Newly Recorded Tracks Just Uploaded

Hi Gang, it's been a long minute since sending one of these out and I wanted to reconnect and give you all a little update. First, I want to say thank you to N1M and all of you for your support, since first creating a profile here. I've been repeatedly blown away by the response to this music and to you, as fans. Much love and gratitude.

There have been some setbacks over the last few years- one of which was tearing a tendon in my left arm, making guitar playing impossible for quite some time. Finally after several months of physical therapy, I'm focusing more on music again. There have been several (over 40 in total) little snippets of songs that I've written during the recovery period and this last spring, I picked a few of them to begin developing from the riffs they were conceived as. Wasn't taking it too seriously and saw it more as just a mini-project and opportunity for me to get more experience at recording on my own and using GarageBand on the iPhone. As such, there were no external mics used and everything was recorded using the mic on the phone.

The end result is two new, mostly instrumental tracks- "I Am the Shaman" and "A Sendoff to Israel." Recording these led me to some new musical territory and I liked where things ended up enough to release them both as new Heretic songs. They're definitely not rock but I wanted to share them and see what you guys think. Free downloads so hit em up and song recommendations are always appreciated! Take care and stay safe during these troubling times we're living in.

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