Jaded formed in the winter of 2004, when Hillary Blaze and Britt Lightning got together to start an all-female metal band with the emphasis on talent and the live show. Britt and Hillary met several months earlier, when their respective former bands played an all day rock show together.
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Country: Unites States
Style: Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Jaded formed in the winter of 2004, when Hillary Blaze and Britt Lightning got together to start an all-female metal band with the emphasis on talent and the live show. Britt and Hillary met several months earlier, when their respective former bands played an all day rock show together. They both immediately knew they had to be working together. Abbey Dragon, Britt’s younger sister, was a natural choice for the bass position. She is a drummer, who decided to learn bass as well to add the pounding foundation. Julie Steel joined the lineup, being discovered through an ad for a singer.
The band worked fast and hard, and in 2005 they released their first and acclaimed self-titled album, full of energy and 80’s metal reminiscenses. The quartet started a heavy gig schedule in support of many bands including Alice in Chains, Buckcherry, Skid Row, Stryper, Tesla, WASP, George Lynch, Kittie, Crossfade, Damage Plan, Disturbed, Lacuna Coil, Mushroomhead, WASP, Powerman5000, Saliva, Shadowsfall, Shinedown, Silvertide, and also played festivals to crowds to 30,000 people.
In Nov 2006 they headed to Europe in direct support of W.A.S.P, few months before Julie Steel was replaced by Marina Storm at the mic.
It was not the only lineup change the band came through, although it always kept its foundational core, Britt and Hillary. Laurel Wolff (bass) and Katy Reign (vocals) entered the band to complete of the current line-up.
2010 have seen the release of the “Striking” EP, but is awaiting something even greater, Jaded’s promising new full length recording.
Katy Reign – Vocals, Keys
Britt Lightning – Guitars, Vocals
Laurel Wolff – Bass, Vocals
Hillary Blaze – Drums, Vocals
Marina Storm – Vocals
Abbey Dragon – Bass
Julie Steel – Vocals
2005, “Jaded” (LP)
2007, “Scream” (EP)
2010, “Striking” (EP)