With the acceptance of modern rock and metal into the mainstream music industry, In The Red started to make the heaviest yet radio friendly songs that would be surefire hits. After spending countless hours writing the music, numerous trips to the studio for demos, and trying out various musicians, they finally crafted their art into what you see today.
Now with the help of AJ Pelletier screaming out the sickest melodies, Chris Elliott and John Halligan crushing the killer beats, and Pete Rizzo shredding the guitar, In The Red will surely accomplish what they intend to do - rip your fucking face off!
A.J. Pelletier has been singing his entire life; it runs in his family. His father being the lead singer in the church choir and his sister was also blessed with a beautiful voice. A.J. and his sister sang for the youth choir at church every week when he was a teenager, but he was always into heavier music. His influences are Alice in Chains, Staind, Cold, Stone Sour, Slipknot, Disturbed, Korn, Killswitch Engage, and Parkway Drive. A.J. was in a few bands but they never really got where he wanted. So to fulfill his music needs he started going to karaoke nights every week and just kept singing. Constantly getting compliments about his voice and people saying he should go on American Idol, A.J. just kept true to himself and his music. After replying to an add from Pete Rizzo of "In the Red" about an audition for the lead singer, A.J. went to the audition and got the position for the band the first night! A.J. is very passionate about music and loves to play in front of a crowd. He wants to do what his influences have done for him: write music that connects with someone. Music that can help them out with their problems, or even just to get them through the day.
John started playing drums at the age of 10 after watching his older brother play in fife and drum corps. He started playing to music tracks on his drum set around the age of 12. His eldest brother had 100's artists’ music that he would borrow and teach himself how to play. John has been in bands and playing live shows since he was 15. With influences artists like Stewart Copland, Tommy Lee, Jose Pasillas, Ray Luzier, Terry Bozzio, Chad Smith and many more - his drum style is diverse. Johns high energy and an ear for the pocket, gives IN THE RED a solid foundation to build their music upon.
Pete Rizzo has been playing guitar for many years. Pete has been all over the world playing in original and cover bands. Music is where his heart is music .makes him happy, it’s what he does. Pete loves writing and playing original material and seeing people enjoy it. Kids grow up saying “all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth”… Pete grew up saying “all I want for Christmas is a brand new Les Paul”… and he got it! At this time, Pete uses Line 6 Bogner heads, Mesa Boogie Rectifier cabinets and Gibson and Fender guitars. Pete’s wishes are to play music and make a living doing it. Rock on!
Chris Elliott has been making music his entire life, that’s how his brain is wired. He is a classically trained musician with proficiencies in bass, double bass, guitar, sax, horns, piano and vocals. Being confined by the music theory, Chris broke out and started his first band in high school. Later, the influences of Pantera, Metallica, Megadeth and melodic death metal bands molded his skills into a metal mastermind. Chris uses pro bass gear including Carvin amplification and Ibanez guitars. Chris’s intent is to reach all fans with his music. In The Red is his latest effort for the fans that wanna tear sh!t apart and love the metal scene!