Max Palaza- (Lead Guitarist) Is a 35 yr old self taught guitarist, who picked up guitar at age 10 after hearing Fade to Black and making learning to play it his 1st priority. Major musical influences include Metallica, Guns N’Roses, Ozzy, Van Halen, Malmsteen, etc. He has played with a few various bands over these years. Ape and Substance being a couple of these bands. A Jackson JDR-94 has always been his weapon of choice, equipt with EMG active pickups. Along with his 1st and only digital pedal a Korg AXG-30.
Steve Kuchinsky- (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, writer, producer, manager booker) Though having written and recorded close to a hundred rock songs I still have the desire to challenge myself in this craft. Heading projects such as “Numbskull” and “Palatine” multiple albums were created. “Empty County Band” has far been the most successful fulfilling project to date so I’m very blessed in these late years to be surrounded by the musician that I am and still have everything feel so fresh and new. That’s what keeps me motivated. Rock influences Love lead Zepplin, Rush, Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Iron Maiden, Dio, Megadeath, Soundgarden, STP, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Gus Palaza- (Bass Guitar)a thinking Bassist Gus currently plays in another heavier band, but has always put in his time with giving us 100% of his abilities to smoothly establish his runs and hold intensities in our songs with great dynamics. He has been crucial to our growth and has a ton playing under his belt.
Jeff Kraby- (Drummer)Jeff grew up drumming in millis- won the Semper Fidelis marine award for musical excellence millis high 92′ Continued music studies at Umass Amherst… played in “Numbskull” (w/Steve K), and head my own project “Substance”… been involved in many projects ever since… good to be back drumming for Steve. First influence 1) Bonham – zep Second influence 2) Peart – rush Third influence 3)Carey- tool Tempo driven, progressive drumming style Yamaha stage custom drums DW hardware and Pearl double pedals Remo pinstripe heads Peart signature custom 747 pro-mark sticks Yamaha keyboards 35 years of drumming experience.