40 Below Summer was a five-piece nu metal group from New Jersey, USA. The band broke up in August of 2005, after releasing two albums.
The group formed in 1998, when drummer and Peruvian native Carlos Aguilar met with singer Max Illidge and began playing together. Joe D'Amico joined the duet later, followed by Jordan Plingos and Puerto Rican-born Hector Graziani. Their first release was in 1999, a self-released album called Side Show Freaks. They then released an EP in 2000 called Rain. Eventually, a deal was signed with London-Sire Records who released their first and only major label album in October of 2001, Invitation To The Dance – produced by GGGarth (Rage Against The Machine, Chevelle, among others).
Two months after the release of Invitation To The Dance, London-Sire Records went out of business due to major label corporate mergers. Despite this event, 40 Below Summer continued to play at venues where they could.
After performing on the JÃ¤germeister Music Tour with Drowning Pool, Coal Chamber and Ill NiÃ±o, their fan base began to expand rapidly and they started to write material ...
|years active||1998 – 2005|
|country||New Jersey, United States|
|music genre||Nu Metal, Aggressive rock|
|current members|| Max Illidge (Vocals)|
Joey D'Amico (Guitar)
Hector Graziani (Bass)
Carlos Aguilar (Drums)
Jordan Plingos (Guitar)