Bio

Hailing from Cleveland, OH, powerful lineup fuses their wide range of influences together with an amazing amount of musicianship to form a refreshing melodic edge to their rock brand. The frontman, Jerry "JRoc" Franklin a Kentucky native has a deep, rich and soulful voice that gives you southern soul spliced with a hard bluesy-rock angst that makes JRoc's voice one of the most unique you'll ever hear. His stage presence tells it all through his impassioned facial cues to his groove-heavy guitar licks and ferocious leads. His charisma and ability to perform put him in-tune with the true idea of musicianship. The band's music is a melting pot of different genres, styles, and influences from each of the three talented individuals and it bleeds through into each song. Eric Elkins rounds out the incredible powertrio with amazing drums of thunder and finesse as he incorporates his background in metal and his love for groove and classic rock. An incredible musician himself, he adds yet another mind blowing ingredient to an already lethal combination. This band is truly made up of serious musicians. You can see, feel and hear the sonic power they give at every live show. Thier debut CD "Cast The First Stone" has been called a "Masterpiece" by critics and what really takes the cake is that this band is actually better live. This kind of special group only comes around every few years. Now is the time to make sure you get to see and hear this phenomenal band of brothers. 

JROC, the frontman who hails from a very small town in Kentucky. He soon launched his first studio album in 2007 with the souther metal/classic rock group, FULL NELSON. "We created an incredible album, (The Rise of Southern Metal Vol 1)but had no where to play it." says Jroc. Frustrated with the music scene back home he moved to Rock City (Cleveland) in September of 2010.  Since then he's been involved with some of the best musicians Cleveland has to offer. His soulful, smooth  almost reminding you of an angry southern preacher at times gives the heavy blues based rock a unique twist. His guitar playing is amazing and full of emotion and feeling. Critics have called him the "second coming" or "The Modern Day Jimi Hendrix Experience".  What makes that compliment is that he's not trying to sound like Jimi nor does it even seem that way it just sounds like no other guitarist. That alone puts him in a league few get to tread. 
The guitar slinging singer, songwriter of Blackstone has deep love for Blues, jazz, Classical and jazz fusion. "I go where my ear takes me."

Past bands: 
2000-2002 - The Dragonflies
2002-2008 - Full Nelson
2007-2010 - Triad

Discography

2007 -Full Nelson- The Rise of Southern Metal Vol. 1 
2009 - Triad - Untouchable EP
2014 - Blackstone - Cast The First Stone

JROC, the frontman who hails from a very small town in Kentucky. He soon launched his first studio album in 2007 with the souther metal/classic rock group, FULL NELSON. "We created an incredible album, (The Rise of Southern Metal Vol 1)but had no where to play it." says Jroc. Frustrated with the music scene back home he moved to Rock City (Cleveland) in September of 2010. Since then he's been involved with some of the best musicians Cleveland has to offer. His soulful, smooth almost reminding you of an angry southern preacher at times gives the heavy blues based rock a unique twist. His guitar playing is amazing and full of emotion and feeling. Critics have called him the "second coming" or "The Modern Day Jimi Hendrix Experience". What makes that compliment is that he's not trying to sound like Jimi nor does it even seem that way it just sounds like no other guitarist. That alone puts him in a league few get to tread. The guitar slinging singer, songwriter of Blackstone has deep love for Blues, jazz, Classical and jazz fusion. "I go where my ear takes me."

Past bands: 2000-2002 - The Dragonflies 2002-2008 - Full Nelson 2007-2010 - Triad

Discography

2007 -Full Nelson- The Rise of Southern Metal Vol. 1 2009 - Triad - Untouchable EP 2014 - Blackstone - Cast The First Stone

 Eric Elkins is a hard rock & heavy metal drummer from Cleveland Ohio. Born December 17 1971, Eric's main influences on drums are John Bonham, Neil Peart, & Dave Lombardo. Eric's music background is mostly in the Metal genre having played in many metal & hard rock bands in the Cleveland area as well as playing internationally being the drummer for Beyond Fear featuring Tim "Ripper" Owens on vocals, formerly of Judas Priest.  Beyond Fear released their debut record in 2006 worldwide on SPV records. And are currently in the studio working on the much anticipated follow up.He has toured and played many fesivals in Europe, Mexico, & South America.
Beyond Fear 2005-present
Cryptkicker 1995-2003, 2013
Law of Destruction 2005-2011
All You Fear 2003-2007
Speak No Evil 2003
Gallows Eve 1992-1994

Eric Elkins is a hard rock & heavy metal drummer from Cleveland Ohio. Born December 17 1971, Eric's main influences on drums are John Bonham, Neil Peart, & Dave Lombardo. Eric's music background is mostly in the Metal genre having played in many metal & hard rock bands in the Cleveland area as well as playing internationally being the drummer for Beyond Fear featuring Tim "Ripper" Owens on vocals, formerly of Judas Priest. Beyond Fear released their debut record in 2006 worldwide on SPV records. And are currently in the studio working on the much anticipated follow up.He has toured and played many fesivals in Europe, Mexico, & South America. Beyond Fear 2005-present Cryptkicker 1995-2003, 2013 Law of Destruction 2005-2011 All You Fear 2003-2007 Speak No Evil 2003 Gallows Eve 1992-1994