Unto Extinction

After the disbanding of Ripchain in July of 2017, David Ford and Tyler Johnson, (guitar and drums respectively) started a new project that would become Unto Extinction. 

Ted Clements was the first to respond to the craigslist ad 'seeking a bassist'. It seems a rare occurrence to get so lucky so quickly. A talented bassist, Clements, of prog outfit Aterrima, had more time to invest in music. Being the musically educated fellow in the group, he has proven to be a valuable weapon in a heavily loaded arsenal.

A couple fellows showed up over time to have a go at lead guitar, but ultimately wound up not making the grade or couldn't commit.


The next piece of the puzzle took months to find. 

Jaime "Morkenna" Collins of folk metal group, Tulpaa, was a tremendous surprise. She won over her audition with a powerful demonstration of skill and raw talent. Her ability to adopt and perform the often complex arrangements given to her is uncanny. Transitioning from beautiful, clean singing to aggressive, raspy growls, and guttural attacks, she is key in bringing the heavy music across multiple platforms spanning from the hard rock listener to the extreme metal purists. 

Finally, the band had a date booked to play on New Year's Eve. Just a few weeks before the show, Charlie Archuleta, the lead guitarist at the time, decided to move away, thus forcing the band to either cancel their first show, or find a very talented fill-in...

...enter Gabe Hodges. (Abassy and Immurge) A 20 year old dynamo, packed with talent and a deep passion for metal. Hodges devoured the opportunity in front of him. He was so impressive that the band implored him to stay on as a full member. Luckily he said yes! 

Together, this very unique combination of influences and skill sets bring a sound that is very much their own. It's a recipe built for enthusiastic, mass consumption.


X Clusive Showcase 8:00 PM | Doors: 7:00 PM
Knitting Factory Concert House - BoiseBoise, ID
All Ages
Buy Tickets $5.00 - $12.00