Artists on the Rise LA: Second Shooter

Editor’s Note: Second Shooter is performing in Groove International’s Sunday Funday Bash at The Parish of House of Blues Anaheim on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019! Be sure to check them out, along with other amazing artists on the event. If you’d like to perform with Groove, contact us here.

When their singer was sent to prison for murder in 2015, the breakout L.A. hardcore metal outfit Savage 67 went into shocked paralysis. A hiatus followed while its members processed the horror and heartache of the terrible event.

But the band returned, inspired by the experience and the emotions it triggered. In 2017, after some lineup changes, they re-branded as Second Shooter. They further developed their unique sound when guitarist Wynn McElwee and vocalist Melanie Johnson joined in 2018. The final piece locked into place with the addition of Jeff Clark on bass.

After a flurry of writing and dedicated playing, they released their debut EP in December of 2018. Second Shooter makes uncompromising music that combines classic metal, prog, hardcore, and death metal. Drawing on the tragedy, chaos, and betrayals that have become day-to-day life, it is catharsis focused into an unstoppable sonic force.

Melanie Johnson • vocals
Wynn McElwee • guitar
Travis Hildreth • guitar
Jeff Clark • bass
James Wilinski • drums

Editor’s Note: Second Shooter is performing in Groove International’s Sunday Funday Bash at The Parish of House of Blues Anaheim on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019! Be sure to check them out, along with other amazing artists on the event. If you’d like to perform with Groove, contact us here.