A STUDY OF THE HECTIC
The Hectic's nominations include- Houston radio station 94.5 Texas Buzz Awards 2010,2011,and 2012 “Best Metal Band in Texas” And drummer,Ken Pride, nominated “Best Drummer in Texas” ! The Examiner awarded The Hectic the “- Get Your $’s Worth-Live Show-” . They constantly revise and perfect their stage, set, and show. Ever evolving and never predictable- In return The Hectic fans use their imaginations in support of the band- "The Hectic Roll" is the biggest seller at sushi hot spot Sushi Tora, and they may be the only band with their name on a race car.
In the words of legendary promoter, Chris Harkness-"...After decades in the business I don't get excited about many bands but I'm excited about The Hectic...I have done many shows in the past with industrial and metal touring bands including NIN, Ministry, Pantera, and Marilyn Manson, I would put The Hectic up with any of them - the show was that impressive...In my humble opinion, The Hectic is one of the most exciting new bands to come out of Houston since ZZ Top emerged in 1969."
This talented and celebrated ensemble is determined to work hard to continue earning the praise and support of the press, the industry, and their favorite- the fans.
DJ HARD CORE
Cory Simpson, Zombie Audio Tech, emerged from the deep in late Summer, 1986. He spent much of his formative years spinning his vibe on the Houston party scene. Joining the band in 2006, he currently lends a brutal other-worldliness to the killer Hectic sound, fully earning the moniker “DJ Hardcore”. Keep your ears open.
Music Credits / Discography:
- Cauldron Born - Born of the Cauldron – 1997 Underground Symphony
- Cauldron Born – God of Metal – 1998 Underground Symphony
- Cauldron Born – And Rome Shall Fall – 2002 Underground Symphony
- Outworld – Outworld – 2006 Replica Records
- Outworld – Promo EP – 2008
- Eumeria – Rebel Mind – 2011
- Caudron Born – Swords and Sorcery Heavy Metal – 2014 Iron On Iron Records
- Staci Butler – Lien on Your Soul – 2014
Music Credits / Discography:
- Z-Lot-Z - '92 (1992)
- Z-Lot-Z - Tearing At Your Mind (Molten Metal, 1995)
- Z-Lot-Z - Soul Existence (Molten Metal, 1999)
- Distant Thunder - Welcome The End (Massacre, 2004)
- Leatherwolf - World Asylum (Massacre, 2006)
Ken Pride: drummer. Music lover. Ken was a founding member of speed metal band Aggressor in the 80's, groove metal band Cannabis Culture in the 90's, and alt metal band The Hectic in the 2000's. An open mind and a good ear has kept Ken on the front lines of rock and metal's evolving sound.
Ken strives to innovate. Every musician admires the masters who inspired them to play and influenced their music. Ken reveres the innovators. Those who shattered the current trends and altered the face of music forever: Peter Criss/KISS, Bill Ward/Black Sabbath, Neil Peart/Rush, John Bonham/Led Zeppelin,Clive Burr/Iron Maiden,Dave Lombardo/Slayer, and Vinnie Paul/Pantera
Never one to believe just one type or time in music is the "only REAL music" Ken is a huge fan of "new" music as it happens, especially those who stretch the boundaries like KORN, Slipknot, System of a Down, and Anew Revolution.
Originality and innovation are the cornerstones of Ken's drum sound and drum set. His notorious North kit is a rare, antique drum set mingled with modern technology. A kit (one of less than 100 of it's type) invented in '68, triggered with D Drum triggers and a Roland brain. A perfect metaphor for Ken's style and influences, blending the past, present, and future in a most original way.
- Aggressor "By any Means Necessary"
- Cannabis Culture "New Breed"
- The Hectic "Reborn" 2004
- The Hectic "Self Titled" 2010
- Honored to share the stage with KORN, Death, Nevermore, Overkill, Metal Church, Megadeth, Dead Horse, Fear Factory, UFO, Sacred Reich, and Toby Schillaci who spoke fluent guitar and left us all way too early
- Words to live by: "Shut up and jam"
RONNIE DEAN TINSLEY
Industrial alt metal band frontman, singer/songwriter, lyricist, guitarist, artist, actor, inventor, businessman, family man, and - the best is yet to come. Ronnie was the lone guitarist of four original members at the inception of The Hectic. Drummer, doppelganger and evil twin cohort Ken Pride, convinced him there was a lead singer lurking behind that Jerry Cantrell signature model guitar strap and lo and behold, there was. Fast forward to Circa Now and in usual RT overachiever fashion, accomplished frontman is another hat to add to his already impressive collection. One thing you can know for sure about this multi-talented multitasker with multiple personalities; he will adapt to and master the environment he dwells in.
Credits / Music:
- The Hectic 2005 "Reborn" EP / Vocals
- Houston Band Coalition Compilation (2006) "Rise Above" / Vocals
- "The Hectic" 2010 (Self-titled) / Lead Vocals / Guitars
- Ronnie Dean Tinsley & The Dark Horse Rodeo
- Houston Heavy Hitters (2007) "Stuttering Limb", "The 5th Floor" / Rhythm guitars & songwriting
Credits / Film:
- Appeared as "Bar Tender" in "The Toy Box", movie / Doubt the Reality Films
- Appeared as "Evil Nazi Villian" in "Wonder Woman", movie trailer / Doubt the Reality Films
(Houston Music Business Guru/Legend)
"...After decades in the business I don't get excited about many bands but I'm excited about The Hectic...I have done many shows in the past with industrial and metal touring bands including NIN, Ministry, Pantera, and Marilyn Manson, I would put The Hectic up with any of them - the show was that impressive...In my humble opinion, The Hectic is one of the most exciting new bands to come out of Houston since ZZ Top emerged in 1969."
(Houston Music Review - The Examiner)
"WARNING. This article contains a dose of Texas Industrial Alt-Metal...or The Hectic for short...
The crowd was skeptical...at first. In fact, everyone was asking the same question "What is going on here?".
When band member DJ Hard Core came onstage at The Scout Bar last Saturday night with a green laser shooting out from the side of his head that pointed above the audience and scanned the room, there wasn't a sound. A hush of wonderment and slight smiles of expectation were on each face. Yeah, they knew they were about to get a show.
Then came the eruption from behind the drums that told our hearts when to beat. Drummer Ken Pride was pounding his custom double kicks as Ronnie Tinsley, The Hectic's confident frontman, unleashed his powerful vocals. The crowd was instantly up on their feet. Fists were raised into the air as guitarists Chris Owen and Kevin Reed, and bassist Danny Acker provided a rock solid back up to Tinsley's vocals.
In that "Automatic Freedom", a roomful of The Hectic fans were born.
The Hectic are self described as "Texas Industrial Alt-Metal". Let's just say a cross between Nine Inch Nails and Pantera with a little Slipknot for good measure. While The Hectic is considered comparable to those national bands, they are truly in a league of their own in the Houston music scene.
This band puts on an incredible show and you are left when it is done wishing it wasn't over..."
(Exerpt from the Houston Chronicle - Handstamp Review of HBC CD Compilation Featuring "Rise Above" - By The Hectic)
"...The album's strongest track, Rise by the Hectic, jumps out with shrill Motorhead style riffs, but swerves immediately to something even darker and more menacing, sounding like Pantera wrestling Linkin Park. The engaging and varied production keeps you wondering where exactly the song is going to go, and on an album where everything tends to bleed into everything else, this seems an almost magical feat..."
Andrew Perkins | Space City Rocks Contributing Writer
(Review of HBC CD Compilation Featuring "Rise Above" - By The Hectic)
"...Hectic's Rise is harder than the previous bands, less nü-metal and more hardcore, with a wicked double-vocal attack that actually doesn't sound like a gimmick..."