Founded in March 2009, Absolute Threshold (Previously known as Blue Star) is a five person, epic rock/metal band who originated out of Clifton, AZ. Originally formed by lead singer Mat Subia, bassist Ramon Montaño and drummer David Conger, the three started writing music inspired by bands such as Tool, Mudvayne and Breaking Benjamin. Only a short while later they were joined by Ramon's brother Chris on guitar and their good friend Jimmy Armstrong on lead guitar. Heavily influenced by bands such as Avenged Sevenfold, Coheed and Cambria as well as Slipknot, the band had brought together a sound of heavy alternative metal with very strong progressive elements.
Blue Star started to play gigs locally in the Clifton/Morenci/Safford area of Arizona. Later on that year they entered the studio after playing their first gig in Tucson,AZ at the Rock. "Not Yet Risen" was a five song demo that displayed their energetic array of hard hitting heavy rock. After playing local festivals in their home town area, the band took its next step and played the Arizona State Fair in Phoenix. This proved to be influential as the band knew that in order to get their music out to the masses, it was time to relocate to the city.
In mid-2012, pumped about the opportunities that laid ahead for them, Blue Star packed their bags and hit the road to Phoenix. Upon their arrival to the Valley of the Sun, David had parted with the band to pursue other endeavors. A few weeks later, Gavin Donnelly joined the band, who had recently relocated from the New York City area to Phoenix. Heavily influenced by the Big Four and grunge, Gavin's thrashy/grooved style connected with the band. The band was complete.
The beginning of 2015 Blue Star officially changed their names to Absolute Threshold and now plays throughout the valley and the Southwest on a mission to bring epic rock and metal to the masses. Check out our upcoming shows on either Facebook, Reverbnation or Youtube.
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