William Liermann

William Liermann

William "J", was born in 1979 at Warner Robins AFB hospital in Georgia, but grew up mostly on the Mississippi coast. His dad, (while the family was stationed at Elmendorf AFB in anchorage AK), was responsible for sitting him down at the age of 5 with drumsticks and headphones, explaining how it all worked. Having been a drummer for years with a popular show band out of Pittsburgh, PA, He showed J how to imagine where the hats were, toms, snare and cymbals etc.. J learned by listening to the likes of Zeppelin, Sabbath, Boston, Grand Funk Railroad, Alphonse Mouzon, and Santana. Finally at the age of 13 after a year of concert band, J's mom agreed to let J and his dad have a kit in the house. That same year, J started marching snare and another year of concert band. Many bands influenced him from then on, Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Smashing Pumpkins, RUSH of course, Metallica, Guns n Roses, nirvana, soundgarden, Helmet, Sepultura, and many more. J ended up marching for 10 years, being drum captain for 8. In that time, he played in a few punk projects, a death metal project, a jazz ensemble, and a classic rock band. After college, he joined one of his long time favorite local bands, Winterset, (formerly known as Cromwell, with ex-members of No Matter, and Krookid Letter Youth). They toured the southeast on their own in the underground circuit for about 3 years. They were known for having a raw, yet heavy and progressive sound, always pushing themselves musically. After they retired, J came in contact with KFP, a local punk project. After playing a few shows in L.A., the band decided to move there. A couple months later, they had a falling out, and jay was left trying to find something new. A few years later, J answered an ad for a band called Ayin Aleph. After rehearsing for a couple months, he found himself on a European tour, supporting Samael and Sybreed of Switzerland, and Gothminister of Norway. While on tour, J developed a comradery with Guitar player, Scott Ramsay. When they got back to the states, Scott introduced J to Chiyo and Erb of Lowsync. The following months would prove to be what J was looking for with Lowsync, an up and coming band with the same values J was used to, always pushing themselves musically. They are currently working on a full length album. Scott also introduced J to Shannon and Sean of Ellsbeth. They’ve played numerous shows together over the last year, they also have plans for touring in the late summer.

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