Heavy Metal Settles grew up in an Atlanta suburb. He started playing guitar when he was 14. His major influences began with the thrash and power metal bands of the 80's with some glam metal mixed in.
Heavy Metal Settles was not in a band for many years. Relocation to the Phoenix area in 2017 provided the needed change to create not 1 but 2 albums released in June and July of 2018. What you hear on these albums is a culmination of influence, experimentation, and creativity developed over the years. These albums morphed HMS from a solo artist into band that is currently working on the 3rd indie release and practicing for live performances.