HOWITZER is an up and coming band from Phoenix, Arizona that is hitting the music scene faster than an adrenaline rush to the head. Howitzer began in 2001 as a standard punk band by the name of Feedback with members Jeremy Jalowiec (drums), Matt Moody (guitar) and Beau Diveley (bass). Their sound was a popular one which was prevalent throughout the music scene in Phoenix. But this band wanted something more unique; something that the local scene hadn't come across yet in the mainstream music scene. In 2003 they began pulling away from the punk and falling into the metal scene. Thus, they changed their name to Howitzer and began experimenting with a harder, thrashier sound. With influences from prevailing bands such as Pantera, Black Flag, and Slayer, Howitzer gives their listeners the sound that they ask for. Their fast-paced, hammering tone practically slaughters any competition that arises. Their music was meant for the metal heads that were born to rock and roll. If you haven't heard of Howitzer, now is the time. Their live shows are amazing, giving the audience a full on view of what their band is truly about: entertaining their fans to the fullest extent. They are so passionate about what they do and the music they create and it is dramatically visible in their live shows. Howitzer has full intentions to support the local music scene, make the best music possible, and to stand out from the trendy, mainstream music culture that has arisen in society today. Howitzer is determined to rise to the top with the underground music scene and carry their supporters and fans with them. Recently they have been heard on 98 KUPD thanks to Marcus Meng. More of this kind of exposure is going to help this band accomplish all goals that they have set out to achieve. They are soon releasing their first CD with the intentions of encompassing the hearts of metal fans throughout the nation and their utter determination and passionate fans will destine them to do just that. Written By: Crystina Schall.