Tork is a three man Progressive Rock band based out of Seattle, Washington that originated as
the brain child of lead vocalist & guitarist, Jeremy Long. Members Warren Whitehead on bass
& Steven Shaber on drums were recruited by Long to complete the puzzle. Bringing together
drastically different backgrounds & styles is what has created the magic with Tork. Breaking
the mode from a lot of the music hitting the airwaves today that sounds the same, Tork finds it
an absolute to dare to be different. The band that notes some of their influences as Genesis, Led
Zepplin, Failure and Primus, makes it clear that their music with raw energy and intensity is
uniquely defined to them. The path for each member prior to forming Tork was different, which
lends to why the group strongly feels they are a driving force in the progressive rock shift. Jeremy
Long discovered his gift with music early on when the original music he recorded as a teenager
garnered a major response from crowds young and old. By the age of 16, Long was a seasoned
pro on his first love, the electric guitar. Long would eventually move from California where he
grew up to Seattle in search of a different music scene from what he was used to.
After Jeremy Long arrived in Washington he recruited seasoned musician, Warren Whitehead,
who had performed in hundreds of live shows with various bands across Seattle. Whitehead
found his way to Seattle from Montana with the goal of expanding his horizons with music.
Whitehead & Long worked together for eight months before adding Seattle native, Steven
Shaber who is the drummer for the group. Shaber unlike his band members did not have the
live performance experience when he joined the band. Together the band cultivated their
new age sound with a cutting edge twist that delivers a jolting charge to conventional music.
Tork is poised to breath life in to an industry that they feel has fallen dormant from generic &
manufactured music being pushed upon fans. Setting trends is not a goal for Tork; instead the
band wants to inject in to the industry, ground breaking music that shows the true art form is not
dead. This progressive band seamlessly melds the epic mysticism and melody of vintage metal
with startling, full-throttle punk grooves and shrieks. This combination has helped the band gain
a rabid, under-the-radar following. Tork is adding the final touches to their upcoming album that
is set for release in spring 2011. With a growing West Coast fan base seeking out their new single
titled “Your Hero is Dead” & packed crowds at their live shows, Tork is ready to rise to the top of
the music industry.