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TELESTRION: Bio

Telestrion was formed out of the ashes of Qualone in 2007 by Andy Samford (guitars/vocals) and Brian Holcomb (guitars/vocals). John Smith (bass) and Chris Stewart (drums) were recruited for the recording of their critically acclaimed debut album released in '07. The album received international attention and airplay and the band played shows from Atlanta to Arizona in support. Before too long original Qualone drummer Dwayne Jones returned to the fold along with bassist extraordinaire J. Lee to form the current lineup of Telestrion.

Over the course of 2008 and 2009, Telestrion have performed a number of shows up and down the east coast, including many shows in their hometown of Atlanta, GA. Telestrion assault the senses with their brand of psychedelic acid fuzz rock. Think Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, and Hawkwind and you'll be in the ballpark, however Telestrion have a sound that is uniquely their own. Telestrion's performances meander back and forth between tightly rehearsed songs and loose free form improv jams, depending on the state of the players and the moment.

Telestrion have recently completed several new recordings which will be released in a form still to be determined at some point in 2010. These new recordings showcase the current lineup of Telestrion firing on all cylinders, consisting of several new compositions, a couple of classic cover songs, and a handful of super psychedelic studio improvs.