Power Theory was envisioned and created in 2007 by Bob “BB” Ballinger with the intention to form a True Metal band with a mix of the NWOBHM, 80’s German Power Metal, and a little bay area Thrash thrown in to shake it up.
BB realized that the bands best options of getting signed to a label would be in Germany or Europe and decided in July 2010 to pursue hiring Legendary Producer and Audio Engineer Achim Koehler (Sacred Steel, Primal Fear, Sinner, Brainstorm) to Master the debut album and acquire the right “European” metal sound. Achim agreed and did a phenomenal job.
Power Theory soon signed to a 2 year deal on Pure Steel Records- Germany, as of February 1st, 2011.The band has just recently commissioned the world famous artist Eliran Kantor (Testament, Gwar, Atheist) to create the cover artwork for the forthcoming release “An Axe to Grind.
Be on the lookout for their next release entitled "An Axe to Grind" at 1021 Studios with a June 29th, 2012 release date at Warriors of Metal V Open Air Festival.
After listening to their release “Out of the Ashes, Into the Fire” I was quite impressed to find that they were quite reminiscent of old school NWOBHM with their throwback vocals and catchy guitar riffs. That being said, the combination of an aggressive thrash approach to aspects of their music such as guitar solos they will please a wide variety of metalheads.