Monster thrash, horror rock, C.H.U.D.-core madness fromt he decaden and depraved city of Louisville, KY. Expect to reminisce about your favorite body melting scene from classic horror with these ooze-drinking freaks.


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Taken Lives is a metal/hardcore band hailing from Louisville, Kentucky.

Formed in 2018, Taken Lives aims for a sound that is a collage of eclectic influences. The band has shared the stage with groups such Light the Torch, He is Legend, Memphis May Fire, Sea of Treachery and countless others.

The latest release from Taken Lives, “Vol. II: Fractals,”melds blistering, chaotic riffs with a suffocating atmosphere. From heavy beatdown riffs to soaring, melodic choruses, the band leaves no stone unturned.

Since 2019, Taken Lives has also partnered with Mouse’s Wrestling Adventures to organize the annual “Fright Night” festival, which highlights wrestling and heavy music for a spooky night of fun each October.

The band’s lineup is: Jon Martin (vocals), Derrek Tipton (guitars), Dustin Rawlings (bass) and Justin Cruz (drums).