13miles = 3 ex hemlock members and 1 from columbyne 1 from dripline 13 Miles has all of the ingredients of a solid, heavy metal band with guitar riffs that will blow your mind, hard heavy bass lines, double-bass that will kick your ass and the growling screams from the depths of Las Vegas, Nevada. 13 Miles has only been formed for the past two years, but these Vegas boys have been playing music together for many years. Three out of the five 13 Miles members, are from the original Hemlock line-up and are showing all of that talent and experience now through 13 Miles. Mike Johns (lead vocals), was the lead guitar player for Hemlock for ten years. He has been on the road for five plus years, touring with acts such as Slayer, Chimairai He'd p.e, Soulfly, System of a Down, Otep, Danzig, and many others. He has been endorsed by Randall amps, ESP guitars, EMG pickups, Jagermeister music tours, Sit strings, DVS shoe company and Beat down clothing. Mike johns brings an aggressive yet melodic vocal display to 13 miles. Jerry Walker (drummer), was also in the band Hemlock. Drumming on their last album, Bleed the dream. He toured on the road for three years playing with acts like Slayer Soulfly, Slipknot, Otep, He'd p.e, Six feet under, Saliva, Fear Factory, and many others. He also toured with Jagermeister for three years. He also played in the Las Vegas Blue Man Group show for a year. He has been endorsed by Vic firth, Zildjian cymbals, and DVS shoe company. He brings the creativity of a jazz/metal drum style, with an in your face double kick and has a very energetic and visual performance. Lance Swain (lead/rhythm guitar), was in the band Columbyne. They toured on the 2002 Vans Warped Tour. He also toured with Brother Lynch Hung, and Doomsday Productions on the plague tour. He has also played studio guitar tracks for Ice-T, and produced/engineered hundreds of groups at both local and national levels. He also has owned his own studio for 8 years. He is endorsed by Randall amps, Washburn guitars, Vinci strings, and line 6. He brings energy to the band with his live performance, leads, and and overall aggressive guitar playing. Richard Burnett (bass guitar) was also in Hemlock. He is a founding member and has been on two of their full length albums (Shutdown/Controlance) . He is a lead guitar player turned bass player and has been writing music for 15 plus years. He has played on shows with acts like DRI, Papa Roach, Testament, and Suicidal Tendencies. Richard has a very aggressive live performance and playing style and brings it to every show 13 Miles plays. Ron Thailkill (lead/rhythm guitars) has been playing guitar for 12 years. He has played in the band Dripline, and he is currently sponsored by Randall amps. Ron works hard every week writing new music for 13 Miles and is very passionate about his playing. He brings an awsome performance to every show he plays and uses every inch of the stage he is on. They are more than just a heavy metal band, they are diverse friends, each bringing something different to the table. 13miles will blow your mind onstage, with their talent, enthusiasm, energy and heart. Don't miss a chance to see these boys rock !!!!!