BEEN AROUND THE BLOCK: Since 1999.
FOR FANS OF: Slayer, Death, Cannibal Corpse, Obituary.
LATEST SPINS: Hechos De Metal (album).
ON THE STAGE: Fave local venue is The Orange Show in San Bernardino.
THEIR TWO CENTS: “Pro-fé-cia has been around for more than 10 years, so at this point we are a very solid band,” says bassist/keyboard player Noe Rivera. “And we are one of the few bands that has represented the IE in English and in Spanish.”
ON THE WEB: www.pro-fe-cia.com
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE: Rising from the ashes of thrash metal pioneers Prophecy in the late ’90s, these bi-lingual bruisers spice-up the genre-requisite blend of ominous guitars, dexterous drums, shifts in tempo and gurgling death grunts with passages of actual melody and an experimental edge (their new album even features cello). This is earnest cult music from wily veterans who’re prepared to travel far and wide (including regular shows in Mexico) to spread the metal.
THE IE’S LOCAL MUSIC SCENE ROCKS BECAUSE: “We have a couple of radio stations; San Manuel Amphitheater; IE Weekly that supports a lot of local bands; the City of Colton that sponsors a battle of the bands every year for all the kids—that’s the way the Inland Empire rocks.”