Jason Hurley

 

Jason was raised in Southern Maryland, a land of tobacco barns, blue shell crab feasts, and a large biker scene.  He was surrounded and raised in a world of classic hard rock, blues, punk, and live music.  Somewhere along the way, about around the turn of the millennium, someone introduced him to European metal, particularly power metal, and an entire undiscovered world had been revealed.  Iron Maiden was a big part of that world.

 

Iron Maiden was a huge door-opener and is a big influence in his playing. "Number of the Beast" and "Powerslave" were the first albums he heard and are still a favorite of his to this day.  Having only played Iron Maiden in his bedroom and dreaming of performing the songs live, he was thrilled to be asked to be a part of a tribute band, especially of this caliber.  While writing his own music and playing in original bands is fun, playing in Eyes of the Nile is a great reminder of why he began listening to metal in the first place.

 

Influences: Adrian Smith, Brent Hinds, Dimebag Darrell, and Devin Townsend

 

Seven favorite albums (in no particular order):

 

Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden 

Nightfall In Middle-Earth - Blind Guardian 

Leviathan - Mastodon 

Led Zeppelin III - Led Zeppelin 

Clayman - In Flames

Ride the Lightning - Metallica 

Deconstruction - Devin Townsend Project

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