The Final Deletion
A hard-working Chicago-based metal unit that specializes in no-frills, take-no-prisoners hard rock, thrash, and vintage heavy metal in the vein of artists like Metallica, Dio, Motörhead, Judas Priest, Manowar, Black Sabbath, and Megadeth, Hemi were formed in 2003 and exist today around the core grouping of lead vocalist and bass player Trent Zuberi, guitarist and backing vocalist Tim Wilkens, guitarist Sean Turnbull, and drummer/percussionist Mike Cieplik.
After honing their "true metal" sound regionally and settling on a lineup, in 2007 the band issued its debut album, Fire in the Sky, which received a positive response from the hard rock community. Hemi followed up their success in 2012 with their first concert album/DVD, The Chosen Ones: Live in the Fire, which was recorded at the Abbey Pub the year prior. The group's sophomore studio long-player, Undivided Intentions, arrived in 2014 with a MotorHead tribute EP titled MotorHEMI in 2016 and the anticipated, Avalon in 2018.