IAMTHESHOTGUN plays with all the intensity of a death metal band but carved their fanship from Denver’s hardcore scene. Formed in 2008,IAMTHESHOTGUN has played sold out venues opening for bands like Emmure, The Acacia Strain, Carnifex and Hatebreed or headlining their own shows. They continue to evolve toward the heavier end of that spectrum in new music but maintain the DIY, street-level attitude that makes them so relatable outside of the metal scene.
Frontmen, guitarists and band cornerstones Bryan Pelle and Kareem Hendricks have guided IAMTHESHOTGUN from a humble start, through many of the same challenges faced by young bands in the metal scene. They found their first “break” opening for The Banner at a warehouse in Denver. IAMTHESHOTGUN followed with near-weekly performances anywhere they could set up equipment. By 2009, they booked their own tour across half of the US, completing circuits across the West, Midwest and Southern coast
IAMTHESHOTGUN has also seen their fair share of lineup changes, delays and general hardship but Pelle and Hendricks were undaunted. Now working on their fourth release and planning tours for 2018, IAMTHESHOTGUN continues to prove their commitment to high quality, bone rattling heavy metal.