Bio: Elitist is a four piece progressive metal band with a "goal to create music that will appease both musicians and non-musicians with smart songwriting and a main lyrical theme of having strength to keep pushing forward." A progressive viewpoint as well as a progressive sound as it were. Based in Los Angeles Elitist shares camaraderie with such fellow neighboring artists as Volumes, Bermuda and Erra. The release of Caves to the internet in 2010 ignited kids nationwide to take instrument in hand and try to play along and post instrument covers on youtube. Now armed with new vocalist Chris Balay and new drummer Ben Kazenoff, Elitist are set to explode into national prominence this fall, with their debut full-length record 'Reshape | Reason'.
Throughout the past few years, more and more artists have opted to go the independent route. Recently, Elitist added themselves to a growing list of acts unrestrained by label ties or management stratagem. Considering the fact that the band is about to release their debut full-length, 'Reshape Reason,' some might deem them foolish to go at it alone, but the California metallers think otherwise. Joining forces with producer Dan Braunstein (Volumes, Bermuda), the new record explores free-thinking ideals, showcases new singer Chris Balay, and kicks aside programmed drums to make room for sticksman Ben Kazenoff. Elitist have once again delivered a slab of fast-paced melodic vivacity, continuing to carve out a place to survive in the dog-eat-dog world of metal.