Proven is a Hardcore Metal group out of Portland, Oregon, who have recorded three albums with Billy Graziadei of Biohazard/Suicide City fame. They have shared the stage with many national acts including Chimaira, Shadows Fall, Biohazard, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Darkest Hour, Otep, Terror, Emmure, Bury Your Dead, Pro-Pain, Earth Crisis, Sworn Enemy, First Blood, Full Blown Chaos, Thick As Blood, Animals As Leaders, After The Burial, Himsa,The Destro, Through The Eyes of The Dead, Silent Civilian and many others, enjoy bringing the live show and making pits kick off out of nowhere.
Staying true to the DIY ethos, Proven has earned a solid foundation of support and fans around the world through diligence and hard work, and in 2008, Proven made their way over to Ireland and rocked hard in front of a packed house each night.
Proven combines the rawness of New York Hardcore and the sheer brute force of early 90's Metal. Their songs deal with brotherhood, self-respect, standing up for what you believe in, moving forward and fighting back. Proven is a non-political group, their lyrics pull no punches and the music is as real and unrelenting as it gets. No Pro Tools tricks going on the studio, no pitch correction software and no rockstar egos.
Proven remains an independent band, and after selling over 2500 copies of their first two albums through their own sweat and labor, they are actively seeking distribution partners for their album catalog. Interested parties can contact them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Proven is currently finishing up their third release, "A Balance of Integrity", working out of Black Diamond Studios in Portland.