Navajo Metal Band To Record New Album in Europe!

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown March 7th, 2016 Last Updated on: March 7th, 2016


The Navajo Times recently profiled a Navajo metal band who is about to embark on a journey of a lifetime!

I Dont Konform consists of Kyle Felter on Guitar/Vocals, Brett Begay on Bass/Vocals and Randy Billy on Drums. The trio currently call Window Rock, Arizona home. So why are they going all the way to Europe?

Band manager Jerald Cecil explains:

“It’s a proven technique that a lot of people use,” Cecil said. “Jimmy Hendrix used it. He was a guitar player for Little Richard and he didn’t do anything with his solo career until he went to England.

“Then he met up with Clapton, Pete Townsend, and those guys started hanging out exchanging riffs. He became the hot item, then America wanted him back. Same thing with AC/DC when they left for Australia,” he added. “They came back and got bigger.”

While in Europe, I Dont Konform has the chance to record with a famous producer. Read more about it from their GoFundMe page!

We are “I Dont Konform”, a Heavy Metal band from the Navajo Nation. After years of hard work and determination we have finally caught the attention of one of the music industry's influential and pioneer producers. We have been invited to record our debut album in Copenhagen, Denmark by Flemming Rasmussen at his Sweet Silence Recording Studios. We feel that this is tremendous opportunity for our band, as well as, an opportunity to bring some eyes on the underground music scene on the Navajo Reservation.

Along with this great opportunity comes a heavy price tag. We are asking all of our Family, Friends, and Fans if they can help us fulfill our dreams and continue our path in the music industry.

Flemming Rasmuessen, is a Grammy award winning record producer and an essential part of Metallica's rise to superstardom. He produced “Ride the Lightning”, “Master of Puppets”, and “…And Justice for All” at the same studio we have been invited to. He has also contributed to the success Rainbow, Morbid Angel, Evile.

I wish you guys luck on your campaign and album! To find out how to donate to their journey visit https://www.gofundme.com/idontkonform.

For more information on the band visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/idontkonform or their music page at https://www.reverbnation.com/idontkonform.

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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