Flat Dark Earth (FDE) formed in 2010 originally in Sheboygan, Wisconsin (currently in New Holstein, WI) by Kyle Lemery (drums) and Cliff Wagner (vocals). Kyle and Cliff had been in a band together from 2000-2002. After that band broke up they went their separate ways. In late 2009 Kyle and Cliff began talking about how much they enjoyed creating music, and in early 2010 they were back at it. About a month later Justin Brill (guitar) joined the band. He was highly recommended by a mutual friend of Cliff’s. Kyle, Cliff and Justin had a love for heavy metal and rock music. They decided to start writing and creating music together. Geeshik Borgenhagen (Bass) a long time friend of Kyle and a mutual friend of Cliff offered to play bass for the band. Due to the failure of Kyle and Cliff’s last band together, they were bound and determined to not make the same mistakes twice. After some discussion Kyle, Cliff and Justin decided to make Flat Dark Earth not just a band, but a company. So they put their first money toward an LLC. While in the music making process, the original plan was to create ten songs and record them. After some deliberation they decided to make a three song E.P. This was a difficult process for many reasons. The biggest problem was picking what three songs they wanted to use that would best represent the band. They looked into many different recording studios and finally found one that fit and worked with them. In the summer of 2010 Flat Dark Earth went to Madison Wisconsin and recorded their three song E.P. at Paradyme Productions. After many trips to Madison and any extra cash the band had, they finally finished it to their liking. After completing all this in under a year Geeshik was having some scheduling conflicts. With complete understanding from the rest of the band Geeshik stepped down from playing bass. Flat Dark Earth was now on the hunt for a new bass player. At this time the talk of Flat Dark Earth adding a second guitar player was in full swing as well. FDE picked up Scott Engel to play rhythm guitar and they kept moving forward. While in the process of getting Scott up to par on his portion Flat Dark Earth came across Steve Cedzo. Both Steve and Scott were a perfect fit and just what the band was looking for. After their hiatus and member change Flat Dark Earth was ready to take on the world. Flat Dark Earth are now doing live shows. In between the live shows they will continue to create music that they love. They are looking to do as many shows as their schedules will allow and continue to make music as much as possible. Keep checking out their website, facebook page, myspace page, Reverbnation, or G.I. Jams to see what is new and what is coming next.
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